Lucknow to Lucknow
In this tour, You’ll be picked and dropped at Lucknow Dometic Airport. This tour gives you an opportunity to get pleasure from the natural beauty of both the Nepalese and the Tibetan landscape.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypePilgrimage Tour, Religious
Activity Level Strenuous
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, a spiritual and life-changing journey can be accomplished via Lucknow on Helicopter. Yatra starts with drive to Nepalgunj from Lucknow domestic Airport. We will fly to simikot from Nepalgunj and then to Hilsa by Helicopter. This tour gives you an opportunity to get pleasure from the natural beauty of both the Nepalese and the Tibetan landscape. The breathtaking beauty of this sacred mountain and the holy lake of Mansarover along with ruins of 9th Century of Guge Kingdom in Far Western Tibet is the experience of lifetime. Circumbulation known otherwise as kora/parikrama of the mountain starts from the Yama dwar. We will cross the highest elevation during the trek- Dolma la Pass (5700m) while performing 2nd kora/parikrama. The great lakes Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal which lie in the shadow of Kailash, are also manifestations of aspects of the Hindu religion and symbolize the water tanks at the doorway to every Hindu temple. Just one drop of water from the serenely stunning Manasarovar is said to set one free from the contaminations of the poisonous world.
Lucknow to Nepalgunj.(150m)
Arrive at pick up point in Lucknow in the morning. We will then drive around 4-5 hrs in private vehicle for Nepalgunj. Yatra briefing in the evening at the hotel. Overnight at Nepalgunj.
Nepalgunj – Simikot(2900m) (Acclimatization)
Early Morning drive to Nepalgunj Airport and catch the flight to Simikot. It is 40-50 minutes flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot. We will stay overnight in simikot for acclimatization.
Simikot- Hilsa-Taklakot. (3900m)
Early morning, we will fly with a small helicopter to Hilsa from Simikot. Upon arriving hilsa we will wait for all the group members to arrive then proceed to the border immigration. Our drive to Taklakot will be waiting in the Tibet side. The drive to Taklakot is 27 km. The remaining day in Taklakot is to rest for acclimatization.
Taklakot is a small town with lots of shops on both sides of the road for shopping necessary items for further Yatra.
Taklakot to Mansarovar Lake. (4450m)
After breakfast, drive roughly 2 hours in the AC Volvo category bus to Mansarovar Lake. On the way, we can see Rakshas Taal on our left where we will have a short break and take some pictures and enjoy the sceneries. The lake ’Rakshas’ represents the force of the devil. Upon reaching Mansarovar Lake we will start the Holy Lake Parikrama which is approx. 105 km, take a holy bath then perform Puja at divine Lake Mansarovar. The first glimpse of Mount Kailash is also visible from Manasarovar.
Mansarovar to Darchen. (4560m)
After a short drive from Lake Mansarovar, we will reach to Darchen which is base on Kailash Parikrama & Ashtapad darshan. We will visit Asthapad if you get permission from the Chinese authorities. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
First Day Parikrama.Drive to Yama Dwar& Trek to Dirapuk (4880m)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Yamdwar and then trek to Dirapuk(10 KMS for first day Parikrama). During the first day of Parikrama, you get blessed with the darshan of North Face of Mount Kailash which is considered to be most auspicious. Yatries who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Mt. Kailash can go back to Darchen wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Second Day Parikrama.Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4670m) via Dolma La Pass (5700m)
Early morning after breakfast, we will trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk crossing the highest altitude in the trek which is Dolma La Pass. Total trek is of 22 KMs on the second day of Parikrama. This is the most difficult part of the journey throughout the. From Dolma La Pass, descend to Gauri Kund and further trek along with the river to Zuthulpuk.
Day 2 is important as you will pass through Shivasthal (Sacred place for Tibetans & believed that whatever you offer here, get it in Heaven) & Gauri Kund. After Dolma La Pass its long pleasant trekking way beside the river. You will see the East face of Mount Kailash here.
Drive back to Taklakot. (3900m)
The third day Parikrama is of 8 KMs & takes around 3 hours to complete reaching our bus pick up point. We will then drive to Darchen (3 km) and merge with other members who were waiting in Darchen, and further proceed with the drive to Taklakot.
Hilsa – Simikot
Drive to Hilsa by private vehicle, fly back to Simikot by Helicopter. We will stay the night here as the possibility of catching flight back to Nepalgunj is less.
Fly to Nepalgunj – Transfer to Lucknow.
Early morning flight from Simikot to Nepalgunj and proceed to Lucknow after the lunch in Nepalgunj.
Geography: Mountains/Hills/High altitude passes
Location: Nepal and Tibet of China and Lucknow
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 10 Days
Max Altitude: 5,630m at Dolma La Pass
Ethnic People: Tibetan/Thakali/
Transportation: Private Car/Flight/ chopper flight
Minimum Pax: 2
- Breathtaking Mt. Kailash.
- Scenic Mansarovar Lake and holy bath.
- Lifetime experience of trekking in the Kailash Mountain
- Driving through amazing Tibetan plateaus.
- Tashilunpu Monastery and Shalu in Shigatse
- Ancient monasteries with historic values at different places on the way.
- Impressive drive across Khambala and Karola Passes with turquoise Yamdrok Lake
- Spectacular Landscapes and welcoming Tibetan local people