Zudrulpuk, 4790 m
Private Vehicle / Helicopter
March - May
Nepal Helicopter Tour with Mount Kailash takes you to the holy Kailash mountain and Mansarovar lake, after sightseeing the beauties of Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Khokana Bungamati etcetera.
This tour provides you with the best advantage of going to Mount Kailash without having to trek in the difficult rugged terrains all the way up to Mansarovar Lake. This 13 days helicopter tour provides you with brilliant views of mountains, valleys and lakes.
Since flying helicopters above Mount Kailash and its vicinity is restricted, we fly up to Hilsa and then drive to Purang and further to Lake Manasarovar, Darchen and Tarboche.
The views of Mount Kailash (6638 meters) from Mansarovar lake (4510 meters ) is simply breathtaking. Other offerings of this tour are Chui monastery constructed on the edge / shores of lake Mansarovar Rakshas tal, Darchen, Hot spring water, etc.
There are many tales both of Hindu and Buddhist mythology revolving around these lakes and holy sites. Darchen is another significant place to be as it is considered the main entry or gateway to Mount Kailash.
Your tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, exploring Kathmandu while getting ready for the tour and flying to Nepalgunj to continue the tour. During our time in Mount Kailash periphery, we will come across Drolma La Pass at the height of 5630 meters, Gauri Kund Lake at the height of 5608 meters and Tirthapuri. All these places have historical, religious and cultural significance.
Best time for Mount Kailash Nepal Helicopter Tour
This heli tour takes you to a high altitude of about 5000 meters. Any high-altitude tour requires preparations and research. Things are not any different for this tour as well. If you want to make the most out of this tour, it’s important that you research well and decide the best time for this tour.
For some people, the intense views matter, for some the solitary and silent path and for some the blooming nature filled trails matter.
We are going to provide you some insights and you can decide accordingly which time is best for you. Summer and winter seasons are often considered off season for this trek. Summer can make the trails of this tour slippery and unsafe. Furthermore, the views wouldn’t be up to the mark due to the foggy environment.
Winter, on the other hand, will be dry but the weather would be harsh and cold. So, this also might not be the best time for this tour.
The Spring months i.e. March, April, May and Autumn months i.e. September, October and November are characterized by steady, tolerable weather along with bright views thus making these months the best time for 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.