Holy Mount Kailash is well-noted place among the pilgrimage of Hindu, Buddhist, Bon and Jain. Yearly thousands of people travel to Holy Mount Kailash for getting the blessing from Lord Shiva. The main route is by helicopter till Tibet boarder Shera- Hilsa, then drive to Manasarover.
For luxury and short days yatra to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter is the best option where we reach from Kathmandu. The helicopter is not allowed to land in Tibet, so it is till Hilsa of Nepal –Tibet border. We walk for 25 minutes to catch our vehicle in Tibet side to Taklakot, which is also known as Purang.
After that, we stay one extra night in Taklakot for the acclimatization toward Kailash. Then drive 200 Km to reach in holy Manasarovar Lake. This is the shortest route to reach Manasarovar and can consume time for the timeless pilgrim. A short flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, stay overnight in Nepalgunj. Next Morning we will have a scheduled flight to Simikot, after formalities of Immigration, then we take Helicopter to Hilsa Nepal-Tibet border after immigration process of Tibet and continue drive to Taklakot. This is the best and shortest route to reach Tibet for Kailash Yatra.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA). Overnight at Hotel (1350m)
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our company representative from Messenger Travel ans Tourswill welcomes you, and transfer to hotel. After check in the hotel, we will brief short about Kailash tour and other necessary information - Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel
After breakfast, forward for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath temple, Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple, at Lunch time back to hotel. After lunch, take 1 hour flight for Nepalgunj, reach in Nepalgunj, check in Hotel.
Day 03: Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m). Overnight at Hotel
Simikot, a hilly area of Nepal with altitude of 2910 m is gateway for Kailash tour by Helicopter. Early Morning, drive to Nepalgunj airport to fly Simikot with schedule flight and it takes only 55 minutes with tiny aero-plane. Staying one overnight here is for body acclimatization in high altitude.
Day 04: Fly Simikot - Hilsa and reach Taklakot in Tibet (4025m). Overnight at Guest House
Fly with 5/6 chartered helicopter to Hilsa from Simikot. Cross Nepal - Tibet boarder after completion of the immigration process of Nepal and Tibet. 25 minutes flight only allows 10 kg bags for each person. Drive 27 km to Taklakot.
Day 05: Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m - 2 Hours). Overnight at Guest House
After breakfast we start drive to reach one of the holy and beautiful lakes “MANASAROVER” - 4550m Elevation. It is 88 km distance from Taklakot to Manasarover, which takes 2 hours at the most. On the way, there is another lake called RAKAS Lake. We stop there for pictures and enjoy the view for few minutes. Then continue drive for Manasarover. When we reach there, check in guest house and take some rest. Meanwhile, lunch will be ready. After lunch, start drive to Manasarovar kora with vehicle.
Day 06: Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m - 1 Hour). Overnight at Guest House
Exploration and ritual Puja (worship) at bank of Lake Manasarovar. You also can deep at Sarovar. After lunch short drive to Darchen. Preparation for Kailash kora and overnight.
Day 07: Start Kailash Kora and reach at Derapuk. (4920m - 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house
After breakfast, we drive to Tarboche (Valley of God), whoever book personal horse and helper waiting there for some formalities of Tibetan government. Start Kailash Kora. It takes 4-5 hours walking to reach in Derapuk, the north face of holy Kailash.
Day 08: Second day of Kailash Kora. Derapuk to Juthulpuk (4820m - 8/9 Hours)
Today early morning have a breakfast and ready to walk long, hardest up and down. Our staff provides you packed lunch before start the walk. Few hours walking is going up till Dolmala Pass (5613m), this is our main destination of kailash kora. When we reach on the top of pass, take some picture and start to walk down as soon as possible, after few meters walking, there is Gaurikunda situated on the right and 200 meter down from the our trail. Continue walk down around 2 hours, we will meet flat trail and continue walking until Zuthulpuk. Total walking distance 22 km with 8-9 hours.
Day 09: Juthulpuk to Hilsa. Overnight at Guest House
After early breakfast, walk 2 hours to catch our vehicle which takes us to Nepal boarder. Take lunch at Darchen prepared by our staff team, and then continue drive to Nepal-Tibet boarder. Make immigration procedure to exit Tibet, after that walk until Hilsa in Nepal side and overnight.
Day 10: Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Early morning after breakfast, fly from Hilsa to Simikot, then continue fly to Nepalgunj. We will have short meeting about the whole yatra in the evening.
Day 11: One Extra Day in - case of Bad Weather
One Extra Day can be made any place in case of Bad weather.
Day 12: Departure
We will drop you to the International Airport and farewell for your onward Journey.
We will be staying at 3 Star Standard hotels which have deluxe suite in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses or guest house during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 300.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on the short trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. The teahouse menu includes Nepalese, Tibetan and the more common continental cuisines for us to choose from.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Experts agree that gaining elevation without proper consideration of AMS could be fatal. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. Therefore, our body needs time to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.
For this, there will be one leader, assistant leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that even if anybody in the group gets sick or is unable to carry on, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but usually, it is a maximum of twelve people as we've found this to be the best size for a successful trip. If you would like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.
Messenger Travel & Tours is definitely committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Upper Mustang trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Upper Mustang should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Messenger Travel & Tours before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for the Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
Note:There will be 2(percent) additional discount per person, if the group of people exceeds the minimum group of people (Min. 2 Pax)