Mount Kailash Helicopter Tour

Heli Tours

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USD $ 2,899 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Drolma La Pass 5630 m

  • Difficulty


  • Starts From


  • Trip Ends At


  • Transport

    Flight and comfortable drive

  • Best Season:

    • Summer (May,Jun)

The Mount Kailash Helicopter Tour is proposed for those seeking a short visit to pay divine attention to Lord Shiva's abode.

Mount Kailash, at 6714 m, is often referred to as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows). It has been held on Mt. Meru, the Axis Mundi, and as the center of the physical and metaphysical universe in many eastern cosmologies.

Mount Kailash is a holy place for different religions like Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, and Bonpo. Hindus worship this mountain as the residence of Lord Shiva, the destroyer of the universe. Buddhist mythologies refer to this sacred mountain as a terrestrial projection of the Cosmic Mandela of Dhyani: Buddha and Bodhisattvas. The wheel of life; for the Bonpo, Kailash was the sacred nine-story swastika mountain, onto which the founder of Bonpo, Sherab, descended from heaven.

Here four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent are born: the Karnali, which flows into the Ganges (south); the Indo (north); the Sutlez (west), and the Brahmaputra (the Yarlung Tsangpo, east).

Your helicopter tour to Mount Kailash is a 11 days from arrival to departure which also includes sightseeing world heritages sites in Kathmandu. Then flight to Nepalgunj and Simikot (2,910 m), and finally a Heli tour to Hilsa.

Please do note that direct heli flight to Mount Kailash is not allowed.

Himalayan Trekkers Team will make sure to make this a memorable and a lifetime experience where you are natures lover or inclined spiritually. 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and escort you to the hotel where you will stay overnight.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be picked up by the tour guide for full-day sightseeing of the Pashupatinath area and Budhanilkantha area.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the important and sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in the 5th century and it is the oldest Hindu site in the valley. 

Budhanilkantha Temple is also another sacred Hindu Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. 

Free to stroll around the old market area of Kathmandu like Ason, Indra chowk, and Thamel.


Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj & explore

🕑 1 hr

Max Altitude: 150 m

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport  for a scenic flight to Nepalgunj.

Free to explore around. Overnight.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4: Fly nepalgunj-Simikot-Hilsa & drive to Taklakot

🕑 1 hr total flight & an hr plus drive

Max Altitude: 4,025 m

With early morning flight to Simikot (2,910 m), where immigration procedure should be made. Then, flight to Hilsa with Heli. We will wait for group members and take a short walk to cross the Karnali river and enter the Tibet border.

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will be there with a comfortable, private vehicle who will assist and transfer you to the hotel/ guest house in Taklakot (4,025m).


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 5: Drive to Mansarovar lake & explore

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,550 m

Early morning drive to Lake Mansarovar, explore the Lake by enjoying the environment.

(Involve in the cultural and rituals activities with holy bath).


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ tea house

Day 6: Drive to Darchen & trek to Dirapuk (Kora)

🕑 1+ drive & 4-5 hrs trek

Max Altitude: 4,920 m

After breakfast we drive to Darchen (4,575 m) and explore around for a while. 

 Kora begins; as we will be at Yama Dwar, we will begin our trek (kora) and continue till reaching Dirapuk (4,920 m) for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tea house/ tented camp

Day 7: Trek to Zuthulphuk via Drolma La Pass

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,630 m

Today we cross Drolma Ia pass (5630 m) and Gauri Kund Lake (5608 m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake.

Overnight in Zuthulphuk. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp

Day 8: Last day of Kora, Short trek to Darchen, & drive to Hilsa via Taklakot

🕑 3 hrs trek & 2-3 hrs drive

We will have a short trek for the day. We will return to Darchen and enjoy the scenic drive to Hilsa via Taklakot.


(If time and weather support us then, we will fly to Simikot/Nepalgunj for overnight stay.)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/lodges

Day 9: Fly to Simikot-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu

🕑 1 hr flight to Nepalgunj & 1 more hr to Kathmandu

Early morning Heli flight to Simikot and then a scenic flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

Overnight at Kathmandu.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 10: Spare/ free day

You can explore on your own.

(This free day is for optional flight if any worse condition arises in climate/weather which may affect the flight).

Farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Trekkers.


Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 11: Final departure

🕑 30 mins

Our airport representative will assist and transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier your scheduled flight.

Have a safe flight and please do remember Himalayan trekkers for other exciting trips in the Himalayas.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Tibet permits
  • Tibet visa fee
  • Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj airfare
  • Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot helicopter flight
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Humla Trekking permit
  • Simikot Village Development Fee
  • Monument entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Khojarnath temple excursion
  • Astapad and Nandi Prabhat excursion
  • Tirthapuri excursion
  • Accommodation using hotels/guest house as per the itinerary
  • Havan puja (worship) services at Mansarovar if needed
  • All meals (pure vegetarian) prepared by a professional chef
  • Pick up / drop in comfy vehicle.
  • Guided tours and transfers using coach, bus and land cruiser as per group size in Nepal and Tibet
  • Services of our trekking staff and camping/trekking equipment including medical first aid kit and other life-saving devices


  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare
  • International airport taxes
  • Horses for parikrama (Kora)
  • Additional personal helper for parikrama (Kora)
  • Medical Insurance & emergency rescue charges
  • Additional transportation & porter charges in the event of landslides or other natural calamities
  • Tips
  • Any other services not specified in the above costs include a list

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Nepalgunj, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings. Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information.

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