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Starving with more and more innovative products Indo Nepal Holidays introduced More comfortable and Shortest Route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in 1994. It was Joint venture with Nepal’s Helicopter Company Asian Airlines using their MI17 Helicopters to fly from Nepalgunj to Hilsa from where we can Cross Tibet border Purang (Taklakot) which is just 1 Hour Drive from Mansarovar.
This Tour made such boom in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra field that it gave fame to Indo Nepal Holidays as #LEADERS IN NEPAL TOURS, PIONEERS IN KAILASH MANSAROVAR YATRAS# in fact using MI17 Helicopter tour become more comfortable, Shorter and safer so even more senior citizens also can travel with this route. There was no proper airport or helipad that time but after becoming popular and more and more tourists locals got more opportunities for employment and Nepal Government also developed small airport at Simikot and helipad at Hilsa.
Helicopter route is highly recommended route as it is most safer, comfortable and easier. You can commence the helicopter tour via Kathmandu combining with Pashupati Darshan but people with limited time frame can opt their route via Lucknow too. The trip requires 11 days from Kathmandu, however it requires 2 days less if you travel via Lucknow.
The ideal time to undertake this journey is from middle of May till the end of June and Mid Aug to end Sep. Normally, the weather during this period will be stable in high mountain region of west Nepal with less rainfall & cloud.
Arrival at Lucknow Airport. Drive to Nepalgunj 4.30 Hrs from Lucknow. transfer to Hotel
Early morning transfer to airport (10 minutes from Hotel) for flying to SIMIKOT. (Simikot is small and weather oriented airport so only early in the morning one can fly by small aircraft like Donier or Twin Otter (1 Hour Flight). Then take a Helicopter to Hilsa. The flight takes about 20 minutes to reach Hilsa (the border town of Nepal) from Simikot. Here, you have to wait for our Chinese guide for a while; some times the waiting time can be a couple of hours too but we always try our best to sort it out sooner. This boarder is not officially opened for trading purpose; so there still are some certain restrictions and rules to travel through this boarder. We can’t just travel to Purang (Taklakot) with our guide and vehicles, we should have a military escort from the border to Purang (Taklakot) and it takes some time to manage this. So, at this point of your journey, it can be delayed to cross the boarder. Passengers are requested to have patient and let us arrange everything smoothly. Overnight At Taklakot Hotel.
Today, you will have rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purpose. In fact, you have gained an enormous height within a day while coming in Taklakot, so before making any further journey to the higher elevation, your body should be acclimatized properly with the atmosphere in high altitude. So, it is significantly important to spend a day here for your health
Early morning (after breakfast) you will depart for Lake Mansarovar (4560 m- Chui Gompa). The drive takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. On the way, we will have a short break in Rakshas Taal (Lake Ravana) to take some pictures & observe the sceneries. After taking a short break in Rakshas Taal, you will continue your journey to Lake Mansarover. After having holy dip and lunch, you will depart for a circumambulation around the lake Mansarovar by Bus. The journey around the lake requires approximately 3 hours. Overnight at Mansarovar Lodge.
After Pooja, Havan & Lunch drive only 35 Km to Dharchen well known as base camp of Mt. Kailash. Stay overnight in Hotel (Triple sharing)
Early Morning Drive to Dharboche Yamdwar Darshan. Those, who are willing to perform the holy circumambulation around the Mt. Kailash will start trekking from “Yam Dwar” and the rest of the people who are not willing to go for trekking will return Darchen. and wait for others to come. Overnight Stay in Lodge
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5250 Mtr. The most Difficult Journey throughout the Yatra-trek up to the 18,600ft. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk in Guest House / Camping Tent. 3- 4 pax dormitory accommodation
Today, you will complete your trekking (Parikrama) around the Mt. Kailash. The trek will be finished near Darchen where you will find our vehicles waiting to fetch you and transfer to Taklakot complete Chinese Emigration and drive to Hilsa if weather permits fly to Simikot Overnight at Vijay Hotel.
Early Morning Fly to Nepalgunj. Arrival Nepalgunj Airport than Drive to Lucknow Airport. TOURS END. Home with Sweet Memories.
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