Zudrulpuk, 4790 m
Private Vehicle / Helicopter
March - May
This Nepal Helicopter Tour with Mt Kailash is a combination of major destinations in Nepal such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan with a trip to the sacred Mt. Kailash and holy Lake Manasarovar. Even though this is a Heli tour we just skip 5 days of a walk (which is walked if not using the Helicopter) in Nepal side by using Helicopter as flights above the Mt Kailash and the surrounding area is prohibited. Mt. Kailash is a holy place for different religions like Hindu, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpo. Hindus worship this mountain as the residence of Lord Shiva, the destructor of the universe.
Buddhists mythologies refer to this holy mountain as a terrestrial projection of the cosmic Mandela of Dhyani – Buddha’s & Bodhisattvas. The wheel of Life; for the Bonpo, Kailash was the sacred nine-story Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent originate from here: the Karnali, which feeds into the Ganges (south); the Indus (north); the Sutlez (west) & the Brahmaputra (the Yarlung Tsangpo, east). We are sue that you get fascinated by this tour.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu covering Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa and Khokana Bungmati.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj (1 hour) in the afternoon. Explore the market area in the evening.
Day 04: Morning flight to Simikot on a fixed-wing aircraft. After arriving Simikot take a helicopter to Hilsa (30 min) and drive to Purang (3700 m) after crossing the border.
Day 05: Purang rest and acclimatize
Day 06: Drive to Lake Manasarovar, 4510 m, 84 km
Day 07: Drive to Darchen (4610 M), 30 km
Day 08: Walk to Dirapuk from Tarboche (4730) after driving for 20 minutes.
Day 09: Trek from Dirapuk to Zudrulpuk, 4790 m
Day 10: Finish Parikrama and drive to Purang (Astapad visit if not done before or Tirthapuri)
Day 11: Early morning Helicopter flight from Hilsa after a drive from Purang. Take fixed-wing flight to Nepalgunj.
Day 12: Early morning flight back to Kathmandu and Rest. Optional sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Day 13: Final departure.