Kailash Mansarovar Heli Tour

Duration: 13 Days
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy to Hard
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Varied
  • Group Size: Upon your request
  • Max Elevation: 5,600 m. | 18,368 fts (Dolma-la pass)
  • Route: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj- Simikot- Taklakot- Lake Mansarovar- Kailash & return the same way
  • Best Season: Mid May to Mid September
  • Remarks: Foreigners supplementary $500

For many travellers, Tibet has a special appeal. This is particularly true of the remote southwestern corner where the great curve of the Himalaya swings northwards tilting the Tibetan plateau towards the heavens. Here in isolation, is a solitary mountain (Mount Kailash) and two azure lakes (Lake Mansarovar and Lake Rakastal) that have been a focus for human interest since earliest times. Fly across Nepal and Tibet’s breathtaking vistas.

This trip takes you on a varied altitudes from 150m to 5600m meaning the temperatures are going to be high at some points and very low at others.


  • Fly through the deep Karnali River gorge.
  • And Narrow remote mountain valleys.
  • Visit Lake Rakhash.
  • Bathe in the holy Lake Mansarovar.
  • Circumambulate Mount Kailash.
  • Visit Gaurikunda – a pool connected with Mata Parvati, the consorts of lord Shiva.
  • Enjoy scenic landscapes of Nepal and Tibet from 150m to 5,600m!


  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with vegetarian meals.
  • One night hotel in Nepalgunj on twin sharing with vegetarian meals (twin sharing).
  • One night hotel in Simikot (basic dormitory room with common bathroom) with all meals.
  • Pick up & drop transfers in Kathmandu.
  • One half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary arrival / departure transfers in Nepalgunj (very normal vehicle available here).
  • Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Kathmandu air ticket (fixed wing).
  • Nepalgunj- Simikot- Nepalgunj air ticket (fixed wing- Twin otter aircraft OR Dronier).
  • Simikot- Hilsa- Simikot by Helicopter (only 4 or 5 persons can be carried at a time).
  • Domestic airport taxes (all sectors).
  • Tibet group visa and travel/trekking permits.
  • Guesthouse in Tibet (for the entire journey)- except in Taklakot all places have dormitory Guesthouse with Tibetan common toilet.
  • Indian vegetarian meals during the tour in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Transportation in Tibet by Bus.
  • Tour around Lake Mansarovar on green vehicle (not the vehicle the we take from Taklakot).
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • One tour Manager.
  • Necessary supporting crew (Manager, Cook, Sherpas from Nepal).
  • All necessary Kitchen & camping equipment.
  • Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama to carry foods and baggage.
  • Oxygen for emergency use.
  • Medical kit bag / First Aid kit.
  • Humla region restricted area permit & royalties (US $ 80 per person or equivalent).
  • Porter cost in Hilsa (while going and coming back).
  • All applicable taxes & service charges.
  • Riding Horse during the Parikrama.
  • Your travel Insurance.
  • Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation (helicopter cost, hospital bill, vehicle bill etc.).
  • Asthapad darshan (it is banned to visit Asthapad).
  • Personal expenses & bottled drinks.
  • Tip for guide & driver.
  • Extra accommodation charge in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa, if the flight cancelled due to bad weather condition.
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.

Useful Information

Tradition and Culture

For thousands of years this region has been the ultimate goal for pilgrims. It is the home of the Gods for Hindu, Jains, Buddhists and Bon. Mount Kailash – standing at 6714 metres high – is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche (Jewel of Snows). For Hindus, Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his partner Devi, whilst for Tibetans it is the home of God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo.

According to legend, it is here that Milarepa - a great Tibetan Yogi and master of Tantric Buddhism - contested with Naro-Bonchung - a grandmaster of Bon - to prove the superiority of Buddhism. Many contests took place, but the final one was to see who could first reach the summit of Mt Kailash at the crack of dawn. Riding his damaru (ritual drum) Naro-Bonchung flew towards the peak only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last second. Naro-Bonching was so astonished that he let go of his drum, which crashed down mountain leaving a vertical scar – a distinctive feature of the south face.

Read more about Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar and Lhasa .

Accommodation during this trip

Accommodation en route is very basic. However, we provide the best available Hotels/ Guesthouses on the way. Twin sharing rooms are available only in Kyirong. In rest of the places accommodation will be provided on triple sharing basis or in dormitory.

Meals & Drinking Water

We cater vegetarian Indians foods throughout the journey. Our experienced kitchen team along with Sherpas will travel with group throughout the tour. All provisions including drinking water will be taken from Nepal.

Level of Ease

Fitness Level

This trek requires you to be physically and mentally fit. Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems, such as epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled blood pressure or diabetes, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities or obesity. It is mandatory to get medical insurance, which also covers emergency evacuation for the trip.


During this tour you will be taking fixed wing aircrafts, 4-5 passenger helicopters (Euro-copter B3), road vehicles as well as your own legs. If you wish you may also hire horse for a part of the trek.

Best Season

The best season to travel to Tibet is between Mid May and Mid September. Tibet is has a predominantly dry landscape with some of the most beautiful and sacred lakes.

Read more on when is the best time to travel to Tibet.

Visa & Travel Permit Information


Visa fees will be charged according to the rule of Chinese government.

Duration Required

Invitation Letter (for travel permit): A clearly scanned colour passport copy at least 30 days before arrival.

Visa Application: Original passport, Visa application form and supporting documents.

Please see more information regarding your Tibet Travel Permit and China Visa.

Luggage Allowance: We operate Euro copter (B3) that can carry only 5 persons + 10 kg luggage (per person) at a time. Since, helicopter has limited capacity to carry, WE STRONGLY REQUEST YOU NOT TO CARRY EXCESS WEIGHT THAN MENTIONED ABOVE.