Kailash Manasarovar Yatra By Heli Via Kathmandu - 13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS

Kailash Manasarovar Tour By Overland

Hindus visit Mount Kailash, a peak in the Himalayas, because it is considered to be the holiest ofall pilgrimage sites in Hinduism. The mountain is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, one ofthe most important deities in Hinduism. Pilgrims believe that a journey to Kailash, also knownas Kailash Parvat or Kailas, can bring blessings and spiritual liberation. The trek to Mount Kailashis considered to be a difficult and challenging one, but many Hindus believe that the physical hardships of the journey are a form of spiritual discipline that can purify the mind and body.

Lake Manasarovar, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, is considered to be asacred lake in Hinduism and Buddhism. According to Hindu mythology, the lake was created bythe god Brahma and is considered to be a source of spiritual purification. It is believed thatbathing in the lake can wash away one's sins and that drinking its water can grant salvation.

Trip Highlights

Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Pashupatinath Temple

Sightseeing in Nepal

Three Days Parikrama (kora) around Mt. Kailash

Drolma La Pass – 6714m

Exploration of Tibet and nomad lifestyle

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representatives will receive you at the airport in Kathmandu, and guide you to the hotel inKathmandu. Later, we will have a small briefing session on the trip, and meet the other members in the group, overnight at the hotel.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: D

Distance: Inside Kathmandu Valley

Day 02 :- Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast at your hotel then visit the renowned Pathupatinath Temple followed by a visit to Jal Narayan Temple and Gujeshwari Temple. Our representative will transfer the group to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal for boarding your flight to Nepalgunj. After one-hour flight arrive at Nepalgunj and board a bus for taking you to your hotel. Meet your group travellers in the hotel who started their journey from Lucknow to join this group. In the evening a short briefing session shall be organized for the group. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel in Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 152 m

Distance covered : 522 kms 01 hour by flight

Day 03:- Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m 297 kms, 45 minutes by flight). Overnight at Hotel

Simikot, a hilly area of Nepal with altitude of 2910 m is gateway for Kailash tour by Helicopter. We shall reach Nepalgunj airport early in the morning to board the earliest possible flight to Simikot. This is a 45 minutes flight, lands in airport of Simikot, our team waiting for you to take you to the guesthouse booked for you. Rest of the time will be free at Simikot to acclimatize with the weather conditions.

Important:If weather and situation permit, the local representative may organize helicopter trip to Hilsa or Taklakot today itself

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Elevation : 2910m

Distance covered : 297 kms 45 minutes by flight

Day 04: Simikot – Hilsa – Taklakot

We take an hour-long early-morning flight to the Simikot village. After that, we begin ourjourney in a specially-chartered helicopter that will take us to the neighboring village of Hilsa, where the Karnali enters the mountain ranges on its way down to the Ganges after leaving theTibetan Plateau. We will complete the immigration process there before traveling 56 kilometersup the Karnali to the town of Taklakot. Overnight in Taklakot.

Altitude: 3900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 1 hour (Nepalgunj – Simikot Flight)
20 minutes (Helicopter Flight (Simikot – Hilsa)
2 hours (Hilsa – Taklakot)

Day 05: Acclimatization in Taklakot

Spend the day at Taklakot acclimatizing to the high altitude and surroundings. There areoptions for short hikes around the place.

Altitude: 3900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Around Taklakot

Day 06: Drive from Taklakot to Manasarovar

After breakfast, we will drive to Manasarovar, one of the most sacred and beautiful lakes in theworld, which is still at a height of 4560 meters above sea level. We will pause at the Rakshas Tal to take in its serene beauty before traveling to the lake of Mansarovar. The lake is also knownas the "lake of the demon" and "Ravana Tal," as it is said that Ravana built it in order to gainabilities by turning to Lord Shiva and meditating on him. Locals believe the lake, which containssalt water, to be poisonous. We will then proceed in the direction of the'sun'-shaped lake ofManasarovar. The lake is said to overflow the salty water of Lake Rakshas. We will drive aroundthe Manasarovar Kora while the lunch is being prepared. The Kora is said to be a pilgrimageroute around a sacred temple, a mountain or a lake. Overnight in Manasarovar

Altitude: 4558m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 277km – 6 hours

Day 07: Manasarovar Exploration – drive to Darchen

We will get into our spiritual selves, and perform some rituals (puja) at the bank of the holy lakeManasarovar. Our staffs will provide a bucket of hot holy water for each yatri from the lakeManasarovar for bathing. After our puja and prayers, we will complete the Parikrama of theManasarovar Lake on a bus, and continue to the base camp of Kailash, Darchen. It is a villagetown right in front of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at hotel.

Altitude: 4575m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 110km – 2 hours (Manasarovar Parikrama)
40km – 1 hour (Manasarovar to Darchen)

Day 08: Darchen - Yamadwar - Diraphuk (Kora starts)

We will embark on a three – day Parikrama. We first drive to the small settlement of Tarboche,also called as Tarboche. It is the starting point of the Kailash Kora, and is also known as theValley of Gods. Yamadwar, the gateway of the God of Death, is located here in Tarboche. Wewill walk for a few hours to arrive at the settlement of Diraphuk, settling right in front of theNorth Face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight and rest at a guest house.

Altitude: 4900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 12km – 5 hours (Yamadwar to Drirapuk)

Day 09: Diraphuk to Zuthulpuk (Drolma La Pass)

Among the three days of Kora, today is the longest and the most difficult day. We will beheading towards the village of Jarok Donkhang first, and hike towards the Shiva-stal. We will rest for some time, and take a steep downhill and get to the banks of Lham-chu Khir river. Wecatch sight of the Holy Pond of ‘Gaurikunda’. We reach the village of Zuthulpuk, this place isnamed after. The famous cave of Juthulpuk, Zruthulpuk cave, also known as ‘the miracle cave’.We will also catch sight of the Buddha’s Footprints along the way. Overnight at a guest house.

Altitude: 4760m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 22km – 8/9 hours (Diraphuk to Zuthulpuk)

Day 10: Zuthulpuk to Hilsa (Kora Ends)

We will spend the morning touring the nearby Milarepa cave's caves and temples. After breakfast, we will climb for three to four hours to finish our Kora and return to the Darchensettlement. We'll eat there for lunch before heading back to Hilsa. Hotel overnight stay.

Altitude: 3640m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 290km – 7 hours

Day 11: Flight to Simikot – Nepalgunj – Lucknow/ Kathmandu (Departure ‘A’)

We will fly to the village of Simikot after an early-morning breakfast. Once more, after reachingSimikot, we will fly towards Nepalgunj, one of the largest cities in the country, and either driveto Lucknow for our final departure or take a flight to Kathmandu for an overnight stay.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: B, L, D

Day 12: Extra Day in case of Unforeseen Circumstances
Day 13: Departure ‘B’

Our representatives will drop you at the airport as per the flight timings.

Trip Departure Dates 2023 EX-KATHMANDU

Package June Aug
KMY Helicopter Package (13 Days / 12 Nights) 27th June 6th Aug


Indian Passport Holder Rs. 2,25,000
NRI Helicopters group US$ 3400

*Cost excludes 4 days early arrival in Kathmandu for Visa process for NRI.


Cost Include

Tibet Permits

Tibet Visas

Special Kailash Manasarovar Permit

Applicable Entrance Fees to above mentioned places


1. All ground transportation in private vehicles

2. Airport Pickup and Drop Off Service


1. 3 * Single occupancy accommodation ADDITIONAL INR 40,000.00 PER PERSON | USD 500.00 PER PERSON for an upgrade to 5* standard Accommodation where available

2. Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu & Tibet, Group Sharing in Kailash Region

Support and Crew

1. Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide

2. Nepali Crew Members in Kailash Region


1. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (VEG)

2. Drinking Water (2 bottles per day)


1. KATHMANDU: Pashupatinath Temple, Gujeshwari Shaktipeeth, Jalnarayan (Sleeping Vishnu) Temple

2. TIBET: Lake Manasarovar, Holy Mount Kailash, Milarepa Cave, Drolma La Pass, Yamadwar, Gauri Kunda


1. Medical Kits

2. First Aid

3. Oximeter daily check (Pulse and Oxygen Level)

4. Enough Oxygen Cylinders

5. Other Necessary Equipment

6. Stick for Parikrama


1. Down Jacket on a returnable basis

2. Duffle Bag

3. Day Backpack

4. Hat


1. Personal Expenses

2. Pony – Horseman – Helper

3. International Airfare

4. Insurance

5. Emergency Circumstances

6. Extra Nights

Requirements/ Documents

1. Passport with a validity of minimum 6 months from the date of travel.

2. Scanned color Copy of Passport to be submitted at the time of booking.

3. Original Indian Passport to be sent to Delhi Office at least 15 days in advance.

Booking Policy

1. Completed application to be signed and submitted.

2. All the required documents are to be submitted on time.

3. Clients must agree and abide by the Company Policy.

4. Insurance is recommended – not compulsory.

5. Clients must carry Proof of ID while traveling.

6. The itinerary can be changed without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond of Ravel Roads control, such as natural calamities, political unrest, itinerary changes by Chinese Authorities and so on.

Cancellation Terms

Ravel Roads requires a written application for cancellations, the following policy shall apply thereafter:
  • If canceled 30 Days prior to departure date from client’s side, all previously paid amount(s) will be forfeited.
  • If canceled 31 – 90 Days prior to departure date, 75% of the deposit will be refunded except for the non – refundable deposit.
  • If canceled more than 90 days prior to departure date, all previously paid amount(s) will be refunded, except GST.
  • 5% GST

Payment Mode & Options

1. 30% of the amount to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.

2. 70% of the amount to be transferred to Ravel Roads 30 days prior to yatra date.

Risks & Liability:

Our Crew will make its best effort to make the journey successful and memorable. The Kailash Yatra is conducted under Chinese Authorities and Foreign Exchange Center Tibetan Autonomous Region (FEC TAR), hence, Ravel Roads will not be liable to any last minute changes, any unforeseen circumstances, and emergency circumstances and evacuations, flight delays, extra nights to be stayed, natural disasters, altitude sickness and rescue. Any extra costs incurred shall be borne by the clients themselves.


Account Name : Ravel Roads
Account No: 3246201000373
Bank Name : Canara Bank
Branch : Ganga Nagar
IFSC Code : CNRB0010458
Account Name : Ravel Roads
Account No: 1567002100016889
IFSC Code :- PUNB0156700
Bank Name : Punjab National Bank
Branch : Anand Nagar Branch

How to Pay:

Domestic payments

1. By Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft

2. By Electronic money transfer (RTGS & NEFT)

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, net banking.

International payments

1. By Bank transfer to our bank (Bank Details)

2. By Online Payment Gateway through Razor Pay.

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card

In case of payment through credit card, the bank charges (3% extra) – would be levied over and above the total amount.


1. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction.

2. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended that the Tour Participants acquire adequate insurance cover to secure their life, health and property as may be advised by your insurance agent to cover any eventualities, associated with your overseas travel including health, accidental injury, loss, liability and the like depending on your assessment of your risk potential. The Tour Participants are advised to discuss your insurance needs directly with your insurance agent before proceeding on the tour and at your own cost procure any additional cover as may be advised. Please note, Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation, please read the terms and conditions of the insurance document carefully before finalizing your desired insurance cover.

Travel Insurance

We reserve the right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package and itineraries before or during the tour. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you promptly of such changes as and when they are made.

Cancellation / No show / Early Departure Policy:

In case of cancellation of tour or travel services due to any reason, you are requested Please inform us in writing or by Email. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

All bookings are strictly subject to ‘Booking Conditions’ enclosed herewith and shared with you during the course of our correspondence. While filling and submitting signed copy of this document, you confirm your sole acceptance to our business terms. Kindly note that if you do not agree to our policies and terms of services, you should not proceed with your bookings

Special Notes:

Holy Mount Kailash has remained closed since 2020 after the Covid Pandemic worldwide. The Tibet side cost is based on 2019 rates of The Foreign Exchange Rate.

Similarly the final cost on Nepal side will depend upon the Chinese Visa fees , new permit cost , domestic air fares and other factors. The cost are tentative and may which may subject to revise

Important Note

Age :

1. Participants must be between 18 and 70 years of age.

2. Those below the age of 18 must either be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a consent form need to be signed by them.


1. Be physically and mentally fit.

2. Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems, like epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled BP, diabetes, cancer, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities and obesity.


1. A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 180 days from the last date of the sojourn.

2. Please note that diplomatic passports are not allowed.

3. PIO/OCI or any other ID cards are not accepted in Tibet.

Visa Process:

1. Indian passport holders do not require a visa for nepal.

2. The Tibet permit and visa for everyone will be organized by us. To facilitate this, your original passport is required at New Delhi, well in advance prior to the departure date. The actual date and details will be confirmed based on the group you choose to travel with us.

Visa Process for NRI:

Indian nationals do not require a visa for Nepal

Foreign nationals will require a 15 days multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be availed on arrival at Kathmandu airport, Nepal. A visa fee of $25 is payable along with two passport size photos. Visa for Tibet will be organized by us. To facilitate this, original passport of Indian Nationals is required well in advance prior to the departure date. Details will be sent upon registration. For Non-Indian Nationals, Tibet visa will be organized in Kathmandu 4 days prior to the departure. Request the NRI to be in Kathmandu for the visa process.

Weather for the next 7 days



It is highly recommended that the Tour Participants acquire adequate insurance cover to secure their life, health and property as may be advised by your insurance agent to cover any eventualities, associated with your overseas travel including health, accidental injury, loss, liability and the like depending on your assessment of your risk potential. The Tour Participants are advised to discuss your insurance needs directly with your insurance agent before proceeding on the tour and at your own cost procure any additional cover as may be advised. Please note, Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation, please read the terms and conditions of the insurance document carefully before finalizing your desired insurance cover.

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 


  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.


  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Ravel Roads provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra


  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging trousers/4 to 5 tee shirts one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Woolen socks (around 4 pairs), monkey cap, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Woolen/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra


  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Like Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Slippers


  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet tissue


  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dust masks/face masks


  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea


  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats