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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

The sacred pilgrimage of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter offers a celestial journey, combining spiritual devotion with the ease of aerial exploration in a transformative experience.

14 Days Price Start From: USD 4200 Per Person

Tour Highlights

  • Pashupatinath temple visit in Kathmandu.
  • Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar view from close.
  • Parikarma at Mount Kailash. 
  • Scenice flight between Nepalgunj to Simikot and Hilsa.
  • Local culture and remote area exploration. 

Trip Overview

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter is a spiritual tour package which fulfills your thirst of visiting Mt. Kailash and holy lake Mansarovar. This is an easier and faster way to complete the tour. It is preferable for elders as well as people who are physically weak to move on difficult terrain of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The helicopter journey covers distance till Nepalgunj on land then to Hilsa by Helicopter and then by a drive to Manasarovar.

Mount Kailash isn’t only a mountain, it is a symbol of belief and faith among four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon. The mountain lies near lake Manasarovar and lake Rakshastal. It is the source of four major holy rivers in Asia: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali. People who aren't able to perform a holy bath at Lake Manasarovar go into above rivers with the same belief and faith.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Facts

Trip Duration:  13 Nights | 14 Days
Travel Type:  Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) by Helicopter
Starting Point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishing Point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Mt. Kailash Height:  6,638 meters from sea level
Highest Point on Trek: Dolma La Pass (5,630 meters)
Best Season to Visit: May, June and September

Mansarovar is another holy place which lies north of Mt. Kailash. Like Mt. Kailash also has its own religious value among some religions. They have their own beliefs and faith about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as per their devotional texts.

Tibet, naturally rich and beautiful, is located in the South-West part of China. Potala Durbar, unique Buddhist culture, rare wildlife, snow capped mountains, Yarlung Tsangpo river, ancient ruins, places and monasteries are some major attractions around Tibet. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet.

In peak tourist season, daily flights are available between Kathmandu and Lasha. During the off season there are 3 flights available in a week. In the flight time also you could get a chance to explore the spectacular mountains, which are lying by the Nepal and Tibet border.

Trip Itinerary

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Kathmandu Arrival. (1400m)

Lo Mustang or Yak and Yeti
Dinner Included

Your Arrival Time (?) Our representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your Hotel.

At. 06:00 PM: We will give a short briefing about your tour program. If you are arriving late (after 4PM) then we will have a briefing next morning at 09:00 AM.


Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Lo Mustang or Yak and Yeti
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity: Everest Mountain Flight at 06:30 AM from Kathmandu airport to Kathmandu airport, a 50 minutes flight which takes you for the aerial view of the Mt. Everest and several other mountains. (USD 250 Per Person)

At. 09:30 AM: After your breakfast first you may need to visit the Chinese embassy to apply for your visa to Tibet. Later you will visit for a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu. You will cover Pashupatinath Temple, Jal Narayan Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Once your sightseeing completes we will drop you to the hotel. In the evening, you can go shopping around the Thamel tourist market.

Pashupatinath temple is the largest and holiest shrines for Hindus.This temple, situated on the bank of Bagmati river was built in the 5th century There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore. No entrance fee is charged for SAARC nationals to enter the temple. Although only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. Jal Narayan Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu is also called Budhanilkantha. It is located 9 km north of the main city. The statue of sleeping Lord Vishnu seems like it is floating on the water.

Patan Durbar Square is 5 km southeast of Kathmandu. Major temples are Krishna Temple, Taleju Temple and  Bhimsen Temple. Some places to explore there are Patan Museum, Mahaboudha, Kumbeshwor, Keshave Naryan, Vishwanath and Chyasin Dewal and Sundari Chowk. Baglamukhi is one of the famous temples of Devi ( Goddess ) in Kathmandu. The temple of Baglamukhi is situated in Patan (Lalitpur). There are various other small temples inside the Baglamukhi temple premises. People visit this temple mainly on Thursdays as it is considered as the day of Bhagwati.


Bhaktapur Sightseeing.

Lo Mustang or Yak and Yeti
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At. 09:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Doleshwor Mahadev and Kailashnath (Tallest Mahadev Statue). Once your sightseeing is over we will drop you back to your hotel.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is also known as Bhadgaon has 4 major squares: Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square. Some of the major attractions are Lu Dhoka (The Golden Gate)'' which is said to be the most beautiful and richly molded specimen of its kind in the entire world, The Palace of 55 windows and Dattatraye Temple along with some other small temples.

Doleshwor Mahadev is a hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is  located at the south eastern Part of Bhaktapur district Which is also believed to be the head part of Kedarnath located in Uttarakhand, India. Kailashnath  Mahadev Statue is the tallest statue of lord Shiva which is located in Sankhu, 20 km from Kathmandu. The statue is 144 feet (44 m) in height, and was made using copper, zinc, concrete, and steel.


Chandragiri Sightseeing.

Lo Mustang or Yak and Yeti
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At. 09:00 AM: After breakfast, visit Chandragiri hills cable car. While returning from Chandragiri you will visit Swayambhunath stupa, known as the Monkey temple and one of the UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Nepal. 

At. 04:00 PM: You will have a leisurely evening to visit around your hotel area. 

Chandragiri hill is  at 2551 meters above sea level, so equivalent to that we get a beautiful mountain view west to east including Mt. Annapurna Range, Mount Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Dorje Lakpa Gaurishankar mountain range.

Note: You have to purchase the cable car ticket which isn’t included in our package cost, which is USD 25 per person for a two way ride.


Packing and Fly to Nepalgunj.

Vatika or Soaltee Westend
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, you will have some leisure time at the hotel in Kathmandu to pack your baggages and prepare for a flight to Nepalgunj. This day begins your trip to Kailash. After having lunch, you will drive to the airport, and fly to Nepalgunj. Overnight stay at the hotel. 


Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot. (2910m)

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At. 08:00 AM: Early morning after tea, you will drive to Nepalgunj airport to catch the flight to Simikot. Simikot (2910m) is the district headquarters of Humla, a mountain district of Nepal. It is also a gateway to the Kailash tour by Helicopter. You will spend the rest of the day there  to acclimatize; and if you have a little more time, you will do a short trek around Simikot. In the meantime, we will finish the immigration process on the Nepal side. Overnight stay in local lodge in Simikot.


Simikot - Hilsa - Taklakot. (4025 m)

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At. 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will walk to Simikot airport and take a helicopter to Hilsa. It takes 20 minutes to reach Hilsa. You will see the scenic view of green hills and snow-capped mountains along with the deep river gorge of River Karnali from the helicopter. After a 30 minute walk from Hilsa, we will reach the immigration office and we will get the pass to enter Tibet. Our vehicle will be waiting for us on the Tibet side. After a 45 minutes drive, we will arrive at Taklakot/Purang (4025 m).

Overnight stay at local lodge in Taklakot.


At Taklakot – Rest Day Full Day – Free for Acclimatization.

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will stay a whole day over Taklakot for acclimatization.


Drive from Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar. (4550m)

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

At 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we will drive to the holy and beautiful lake MANSAROVAR (4550m). It is 88 km away from Taklakot to Mansarovar which will take 1.5 hours. RAKSHAS TAL is another lake on the way to Mansarovar; we stop there for a few minutes to catch the amazing beauty of the lake. Then we will continue our drive to Mansarovar. When we arrive at Mansarovar, we will take a rest and have our  lunch at the guest house; and we will be ready for Mansarovar kora with a vehicle. It is the most auspicious day for us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. We will take a holy bath on the bank of Lake Mansarovar.

Overnight stay at guest house/lodge in Mansarovar.

DAY 10

Drive to Yama Dwara Trek to Deruphuk. (4909m)

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At. 08:00 AM: After breakfast, drive towards Yama Dwara via Darchen. Yamadwar (Tarboche) is the starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also well known as an outer “Astha Path”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky which  makes you feel that the Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings. We see Ganesh Parwat on its side. Time and again the north face of Kailash Parbat will  keep on appearing. Overnight at the Guest house. If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will be waiting at Darchen till the group returns from Parikrama; we will arrange accommodation and meals.

DAY 11

Trek to Zuthulphuk. (4820 m) 4760 m)

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

At. 08:00 AM: After breakfast, we trek to the east face of Kuberknuda pass (5,700 m) and then descending gradually to Zuthulphuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go towards the Kuberkunda pass with climbing ropes and other equipment. Once we reach the top we can see many spectacular views of the east face of Mt. Kailash and the origin of the Uma River which is not possible from other spots. From the top, we also can catch a close view of Nandi Hill, Astha Path and more. Then we descended towards Zuthulphuk passing moving rocks. By late afternoon we will arrive in Zuthulphuk- the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here.

Overnight at Guest house, Breakfast, Packed Lunch; Dinner at Guest House.

DAY 12

Zutulphuk to Hilsa or Simikot.

Local Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

At. 08:00 AM: After early breakfast, we will walk 3 hours to catch our vehicle to the Nepal border. Our staff will prepare lunch in Darchen (on the way to Hilsa). After lunch, we will continue to drive to the Nepal border. We will make immigration procedures to exit Tibet and do a short walk to Hilsa on the Nepal side. Dinner and Overnight at a guest house in Hilsa or Simikot. In Hilsa very normal Basic accommodation is available so we will try to reach Simikot if Time and weather are favorable.

DAY 13

Hilsa to Simikot, Fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Lo Mustang or Yak and Yeti
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

If you stayed in Hilsa then Early in the morning, fly by Heli to Simikot. We will catch another flight to Nepalgunj. Drive to the hotel at Nepalgunj, have lunch and take a rest for a while, in the evening at 4:00 PM drive to the airport, and fly to Kathmandu.

Dinner and overnight at Kathmandu.

DAY 14

Transfer to Airport.

Breakfast Included

Final departure, nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We assure you that you will get back to your home with the amazing holy experience of Kailash Manasarovar and Nepal. We hope you will enjoy the holy tour and are sure that you will be back for the next pilgrimage tour somewhere in the Himalayas again. If anyone would like to go to Muktinath then the itinerary will be added as per the route.

Package Costs

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Cost

Group Size

Deluxe Package (3 Star Hotel)

Luxury Package (5 Star Hotel)

4 People

USD 4200 Per Person

USD 4800 Per Person

6 People

USD 4100 Per Person

USD 4700 Per Person

10 People

USD 3900 Per Person

USD 4500 Per Person

14 People

USD 3800 Per Person

USD 4400 Per Person

20 People

USD 3700 Per Person

USD 4300 Per Person

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter Dates


Starting Date


5, 12 (Full Moon), 19, 26


2, 9 (Full Moon), 16, 23


7, 14 (Full Moon), 21, 28


4, 11 (Full Moon), 18, 25


1, 8 (Full Moon), 15

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/departure transfers from Airport to Hotel in Kathmandu and Nepalgunj.

  • 2 Nights of decent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night in Nepalgunj with all veg. meal.

  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

  • Kathmandu/Nepalgunj/Simikot both way Air fare.

  • Helicopter from Simikot/Hilsa both ways.

  • Accommodation at hotel/guest house during Kailash Yatra full board Veg meal.

  • A/C coach/ 4W Japanese land cruiser, supporting truck for luggage.

  • Nepali Team leader and supporting team.

  • An English speaking Tibetan guide.

  • Chinese visa for Indian nationals.

  • Permit fee of Nepali staff and Client.

  • Humla Restriction fee.

  • Sleeping mat, Jacket and Sleeping Bag while on Kailash Tour.

  • Free Duffel Bag.

  • Yak for Kailash Parikrama for equipment and kitchen utensils only.

  • Gamow bag, oxygen cylinder.

  • Daily 1 bottle mineral water per person except Parikrama time.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses.

  • Cost for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.

  • Food and transport in case of any delay due to weather or unforeseen reason.

  • Pony/Horse Hire / Porter hire cost for Parikarma at Mt. Kailash.

  • Emergency evacuation cost if required.

  • Travel insurance and expenses of personal nature etc.

  • Any international flight cost/Nepal visa fee if needed.

  • Services that are n’t mentioned above.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I get a visa for Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

    Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu. However, nationals of the following countries will not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.

    Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond 30 days.

    Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. For more information please visit the Nepal government's official website here.

    For an online visa application click here. You will find information to get the Nepal visa online.

  • How do I book this tour?

    If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra group departures please follow the process mentioned below:

    STEP 1: Please check the availability of travel dates and seats from our website which is below with the cost table. Or directly contact our travel consultant so we will provide all needful information regarding the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter.

    STEP 2: Upon finalizing your dates and other information with our office, please send a scanned copy of your passport via email at (Please note the passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of yatra)

    STEP 3: Now you can confirm your booking, but to confirm a booking we need an advance payment of USD 500 per person. Once we receive your booking advance amount, we will proceed with your placement in a group, reserve hotel and flights for you, and start your visa documentation processing.

    Furthermore, the balance amount you have to pay 30-35 days prior to the tour departure, we won’t be able to proceed with further needful arrangements if we don’t receive your 100% payment at the above time period. Click here to know more about the payment options.

  • What are the booking cancellation policies?

    All notices of cancellation must be sent to our office in writing form (email us at, verbal cancellations will not be accepted.

    30 Days before trip departure

    100% Advance Booking Amount

    20 Days before trip departure

    50% of Total Trip Cost

    15 Days before trip departure

    90% of Total Trip Cost

    10 Days and less departure

    100% of Total Trip Cost

  • Important information that you should read:

    Indian Passport Holders

    Nepal portion - Indian nationals do not require a passport or visa to travel to Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for traveling in Nepal.

    China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit the Kailash region is mandatory for Indian nationals willing to undertake the yatra.

    Foreign Nationals and NRIs

    Nepal portion - A valid passport and visa are mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers a Visa On Arrival facility at Kathmandu airport for all valid documents and visa fees.

    China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit the Kailash region is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (non-resident Indians) willing to undertake Kailash Yatra.

    Travel Insurance

    It is strictly advisable and mandatory to carry valid Travel Insurance covering the Kailash region. Our trips do not include the price of travel insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim/traveller to ensure that he/she is adequately insured for the full duration of the trip.

    Medical Certificate

    We require a valid copy of the health certificate of the pilgrims issued by his/her physician mentioning that the pilgrim/traveller is in perfect condition to undertake the yatra to Mount Kailash at a height of above 15000 feet. Medical certificates are not our responsibility and we do not take any liability for any health issue.

    Packing List:




    Warm and Comfortable Clothes


    Hiking poles



    Camera, Batteries, Binocular


    Dust Mask/Sanitizer


    Trekking Pants

    Toilet Paper, wet tissues

    Small first aid kit

    Long Sleeved Shirt

    Quick-dry towel

    Documents (Passport, Permits, Visa) and Cash



    Water Bottle

    Rain Jacket


    Plastic bags, Deo, Thread and Needle

    Down Jacket, Sweaters

    Moisturizers, Lip Balm

    Energizers, Chocolates

    Socks, woollen gloves

    Hat, Balaclava

    Snacks, fruits


    Personal Medical Kit

    Worship elements

    Health Concern

    This is one of the toughest high-altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit. Generally, patients with asthma & heart issues have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In such cases, it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope with the rigorous high altitude travel for days in 'no road' conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500 ft during the Parikrama, etc.

    Altitude Sickness

    As you are travelling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Taklakot before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do breathing exercises. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of Diamox tablets in case of altitude sickness. Do consult your physician on the dosage.


    The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx. Money can be exchanged on the Nepal Tibet Border. Re-exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at the border itself before re-entering Nepal.

    Risks and Liability

    Holidays to Nepal Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conducted strictly under the rules & regulations of the Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Holidays to Nepal. Pvt. Ltd and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, delayed issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

    Additional Important Information for Heli trip to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

    Based on our experience and reactions of the pilgrims who have travelled with us before, we are hereby, communicating to you once again about such unpredictable climatic disturbances in heli trips to Kailash. We operate trips in regular flights between these stations and the trip is dependent on the operation of those regular flights/helicopter trips. However, we will provide information on additional expenses which may incur during the trip in unforeseen situations.

    Know about Nepalgunj

    This is a small town at the India-Nepal border (200 km from Lucknow) with more facilities and infrastructure. All flights to Simikot depart from here only. Nepalganj and Simikot are not connected by road hence flight is the only option. Flights from Nepalgunj to Simikot are small aircraft operated by local airlines. Even in minor climatic disturbances these flights get delayed or cancelled for safety reasons and it is totally at the discretion of the local authorities and flight operators. We do not bear any liability for such delays and/or cancellations.

    Know about Simikot

    Simikot is a very small hill settlement in Nepal and a point of air connection between Hilsa and Nepalganj. Simikot is a better place in terms of living climatic conditions and service standards, as compared to Hilsa. The flight connectivity between Nepalgunj to Simikot and Simikot to Hilsa is totally dependent on weather conditions, which are beyond our control. In the event of climatic problems, flight cancellations, flight delays or any other unforeseen situation our team will help you in managing accommodation, food and other services which will be on a direct payment basis.

    Know about Hilsa

    Hilsa is a deserted border town in Nepal, close to the China border from where pilgrims enter to visit Kailash Mansarovar. In the event when the pilgrims get stuck at Hilsa due to climatic conditions, flight delays etc the facilities of accommodation, food, medical etc are very limited. Longer delays are also expected in rare cases as faced in many trips. Managing with the best available resources is the only option we get at Hilsa and discomfort is very obvious at this place especially if the halt gets longer than expected. The accommodation at HIlsa is backcountry style and available food will be very basic (rice, noodles, soup, local water etc).

    The unpredictable weather conditions and other limitations with the flights operating between these sectors mentioned above sometimes cause short or long delays in onward and/or return journey to/from Kailash Manasarovar, making the situation a little tough and we only can wait for our turn to get the flight to the next destination.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

14 Days USD 4200
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