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Kailash Helicopter tour

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by Helicopter, Mount Kailash tour by Helicopter (fly in/fly out)

Kailash helicopter tour is created for those pilgrims who have short time but has ardent desire to pay divine attention to Lord Shiva at the feet of Mount Kailash. This tour is also suitable for senior citizens as well as those who are physically weak to move on rugged land of Kailash; therefore this route can cover the journey easily on Helicopter.

  • Kailash Helicopter tour
  • Kailash Helicopter tour

Kailash Helicopter tour starts in Kathmandu and then to Simikot via Nepalgunj on a regular flight. From Simikot we take a private Helicopter to directly drop at board land of Hilsa then continue overland journey towards Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Further we continue our holy journey to Darchen from where we start the 3 day challenging but a highly rewarding trek/Parikarma around Mt Kailash with full support of our experienced crew. 

After end of Kora, we again join an overland journey from Kora ending point to Manasarovar lake where we will collect holy Jal/water and continue drive back to Taklakot and then to Hilsa from where we take a  private helicopter ride to Simikot and then to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj on a regular flight.

Trip Itinerary

Kaliash Helicopter tour – short itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Kathmandu city tour

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot then Hilsa, and then drive to Purang/Taklakot

Day 05: Acclimatization in Taklakot

Day 06: Drive to Lake Manasarovar

Day 07: Drive to Darchen, Yam Dwar and Derapuk

Day 08: Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthul Puk via Drolma Pass (5636m)

Day 09: End Kora/Trek and drive back to Taklakot

Day 10: Drive to Hilsa and fly to Simikot then to Nepalgunj and evening flight to Kathmandu

Day 11: Final transfer to the airport

Tour Cost: Please contact us and let us know the number of members in your group, the category of hotels you would like to stay with and any other special desires and requirements of yours. We will be glad to quote you the price as per your requirements.


  • Horse for personal use on Kora days is approx USD 300 per person extra
  • Extra ride for day trip to Astapad USD 40 per person extra
  • Extra day in Kathmandu USD 45 to 50 per person with 2 meals and twin sharing room.
  • Muktinath trip USD 650 per person including two nights in Pokhara, one night Jomsom and round trip flight to and from Jomsom with meals and private transfers.


Alpine Eco Trek highly suggests you to apply for Medical Insurance, covering emergency evacuation and all medical expenses are must for Kailash Helicopter tour. So, please be insured prior to the holy journey to the Heavenly Abode of Lord Shiva.


Meals during your stay in Kathmandu are provided in package at the same hotel where you stay. Meals during the journey will be all vegetarian. Alpine Eco Trek's staff will serve you hot and delicious meal at every day breakfast, lunch and dinner on the way in Kailash Helicopter tour. We will provide you packed lunch while doing Kora around Mount Kailash. And, we also suggest you to bring some of your favorite dry foods, sweets and ginger and garlic Candies along the tour. 


Since our establishment, Alpine Eco Trek and Expedition (P) Ltd is a pioneer operator of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar tours. We have dozens of regular and trained tour leaders, guides, cooks, drivers and supporting crew engaged for a professional and reliable service. Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team and other first aid treatment trained crew will be there in your group to serve you and make your trip a memorable one for the rest of your life! 


We will provide transportation for Kailash Helicopter tour depending on group size like if there are below 5 we provide a Jeep, if 5 to 08 we provide a Van, if 08 to 16 we provide two vans, if above 16 up to 25 people we prove a deluxe bus. We will provide a private Helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa and if you are minimum a group of 4 people you can a private helicopter ride at an affordable price.


During your stay in Kathmandu, we will provide you any kind of accommodation as per your needs. You can have a single, or double or family room in Kathmandu. We select the best categories of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Kathmandu. But accommodation in Kailash region is will be very basic.  Read more…


Normally, at higher altitude area in Tibet including Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarover, the amount of oxygen is less in the air. Certain illness such as loss of appetite, mild headache, nausea, tiredness, breathlessness, general uneasiness, high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia etc may be induced in the windy weather and high altitude area which generally is not encountered over the plains. This kind of symptoms can be seen in anyone irrespective of their age, sex and physical fitness read more ….


  • Small bag pack for 3 days trekking/Parikarma/ Kora around Mount Kailash
  • Sufficient warm clothing including warm down jacket for Kailash tour.
  • essential medicines (for minor injuries / life saving kits)
  • Any regular medicines that you have been prescribed
  • Toiletries kit (shop, Shampoo, Toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • Water bottle /Thermos flask for hot water (2litters bottle)
  • Hiking shoes good for walking 3 days Kailash Kora/trekking
  • Woolen gloves, Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs), hand clove
  • Wool / Thermo cot undergarments, wind and water proof jacket
  • T-Shirt, long shirt and pants which is easier to be while doing trekking 
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion/cold cream, Torch light, rain coat
  • Umbrella, walking stick, Sandal for use evening & morning
  • Sweets, Zinger / garlic candies or dry fruits, lozenges, etc… Read More...

Detail Itinerary

Kailash Helicopter Tour – detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu Airport
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be greeted and received by of our tour leaders. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. We will provide you with detail briefing about the trip and necessary things that you will need during journey. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Our day begins with the sightseeing of the city. First, the breakfast will be provided in the hotel and then continue for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will visit some famous temples as Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkanth Temple. These both temples are most significant holy temples of Nepal in regards to Lord Shiva & Vishnu respectively. We will also visit some UNESCO World Heritage sites and Kathmandu Durbar Squares. Then you return to your hotel and free time can be used for personal activities and other pre tour preparation. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
After a wonderful day in Kathmandu, we take a morning flight to Nepalgunj by a regular plane. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj airport we will be transferred to hotel. In the evening, tour guide will do some briefing about the Helicopter tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot then Hilsa, and then drive to Purang/Taklakot
With an early morning breakfast we proceed towards Hilsa from Simikot by helicopter. On landing at Hilsa we walk up to Chinese check post that is situated at a distance of approx. half a km. across the river. We then cross the bridge on foot where we will meet our Sherpas to take care of the luggage. After all the formalities at, we board the awaiting Jeeps which will take us to Purang (Taklakot). We stay overnight at Purang which is a small border town of Tibet. You can also buy things of personal necessities here in local market. Overnight at guest hosue.  

Day 05: Acclimatization in Taklakot
Today, we will rest in Taklakot for acclimatization purpose. Before making any further journey to the higher elevation, our body should be acclimatized properly with the atmosphere in high altitude. So, it is significantly important to spend a day here for your health. We can also arrange a short visit to the Khojarnath temple which is an optional program or you may leisurely walk around the city on your own and visit the ruins of ancient Taklakot. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Drive to Lake Manasarovar
After our breakfast, we leave Taklakot on a private jeep for Lake Manasarovar. The drive to Lake Manasarovar takes about two to three hours gradually drives enjoying the scenic landscapes of the holy land. On the way we will have a short break in Rakshas Taal where we can take some pictures and enjoy the sceneries. After a short break, we will continue our drive to Lake Manasarovar. Then after a holy dip and lunch, we will depart for a circumambulation around the lake Manasarovar on private jeep. This takes approximately 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Drive to Darchen, Yam Dwar and Derapuk
After performing Homa/Pooja in the morning and taking holy dip into the lake, we drive towards Darchen from where; we can see the closest view of Mount Kailash. Those, who are willing to make the holy circumambulation around the Mt. Kailash will start trekking from "Yama Dwar", while rest of the people who are not willing to go for trekking will return Darchen on Jeep and wait for others to come. The total journey to Derapuk monastery is 5 to 6 hours. However, it depends on your pace. Overnight at a mud house or fixed tent accommodation with bed.

Day 08: Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthul Puk via Drolma Pass (5636m)
Today is the toughest day of our entire journey. Early morning we start walking up hill ascending to Drolma-La (5636 m). The entire trail up to Drolma-La is gradually up and from here the trail rapidly drops down to the next valley Zuthul Puk. The holiest water pond (Gauri kunda) is just situated beyond this pass. People believe that Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva used to take bath in this lake. After making downhill trek to the valley, the trek to Zuthul Puk monastery requires another two hours. And then finally we will reach Zuthul Puk where we spend overnight at a mud house or fixed tent accommodation with bed.  

Day 09: End Kora/Trek and drive back to Taklakot
Today, we finish our trek/Kora near Darchen where our vehicles will be waiting to fetch you and transfer to Taklakot via same route. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Drive to Hilsa and fly to Simikot then to Nepalgunj and evening flight to Kathmandu
Today, early morning after breakfast, we will drive back to Sher village then trek down to Hilsa which takes approx. 45 minutes and then we take Helicopter flight to Simikot and to Nepalgunj via Simikot. From Nepalgunj airport, we will fly back to Kathmandu. Our wonderful trip comes to the end with farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final transfer to the airport
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International Airport to board your flight back to home. This is an amazing way to end a life-changing journey. Come join us for this memorable trip.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Service includes:

01) All necessary airport arrival and departures including Kathmandu and Nepalgunj
02) Three night's accommodation in Kathmandu in 3/4 star standard hotel twin sharing room with full board meals.
03) Half day guided tour in Kathmandu as per mentioned in itinerary
04) Seven night's accommodations in Tibet on private room sharing basis using guesthouse / Hotel
05) One night accommodation in Nepalgunj with full board
06) Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and to Simikot regular flight fares
07) Simikot to Hilsa and Hilsa to Simikot helicopter
08) Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.
09) Supporting Nepali crew including our own cooks.
10) Permits for Simikot, Manasarovar  Prikarma and Kailash Kora (round).
11) Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
12) Private transportation in an eight seated deluxe van for clients and small truck for staff and food during the trip.
13) Kailash Permit
14) Camping equipments for kitchen, Shower
15) Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket if needed on Returnable basis.
16) Alpine Eco Trek's Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments) & day carry hand bag
17) Experienced tour leader / co-coordinator from AET
18) ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
10) Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making round of Mt. Kailash.
20) Priest (Brahmin) for Homa. 
21) Manasarovar Parikarma by Vehicle. 

Service Exclude:

01) Personal Pony Charges (will cost US$ 300 to 400 per pony and helper for three days)
02) Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
03) Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
04) Tips to drivers, hotel staff.
05) Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
06) Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu than 3 nights/ any other place.

Why travel with us?

Why travel with us?

Our Goal
At Alpine Eco Trek our goal is to provide an affordable Himalayan travel experience for our clients that is second to none, an experience that reveals the full beauty and grandeur of this magical and holy land. Our trips provide time for both adventure and reflection while establishing genuine and caring connections with our clients with the aim of providing insights into the people and places that make the Himalayan region so fascinating.

Conservation and Cultural Awareness
The Himalayan region is especially fragile, not only in terms of flora and fauna, but also with respect to the cultural and religious beliefs and customs of its people. At Alpine Eco Trek we follow a “tread lightly, leave nothing behind” philosophy that seeks to respect and honor the region and its people.

Guidelines& Considerations
Here are some guidelines and considerations that we believe will help you to choose a qualified travel company. If you keep them in mind when reviewing the many travel options you have, we believe you will choose Alpine Eco Trek to lead your next Himalayan travel adventure.

01) Before booking a trip be confident that your trip provider respects the land and culture in which you will be traveling, and that guides, porters and other staff members receive fair pay and are provided with proper clothing and footwear, as well as nutritious food and accommodations.

02) Make sure your company is registered with the appropriate local travel and trekking associations, that they are a certified company professionally established and operating under the laws of the land(s) in which you will travel.

03) Ensure that the travel company you select is fully knowledgeable about local environmental issues, and that they are sensitive to and aware of all issues pertaining to the inhabitants of the region.

04) Make sure that the company you choose attends to the small but important details of toilet arrangements, cooking fuel and rubbish disposal, first aid and,

05) That they have the appropriate travel insurance and abide by the regulations regarding operation of a travel and trekking company.

You can be assured that Alpine Eco Trek follows all of these guidelines at all times.


Mt. Kailash Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01: Do I Need a Passport?
Yes, you will need a passport to travel Mt. kailash and Lake Manasarovar because Kailash is located in the Autonomous Region of Tibet, China.

Question 02: What about Chinese visa?
Please be informed that this is not regular Chinese visa which you would get on your passport is not valid at Tibet. Your travel permit and Visa for travelling to Kailash and Manasarovar is organized by our company with the help of our Lhasa partner. If you are Indian passport holder you need to provide us the original passport for visa application. Foreigners can send us their passport copies by email and we will apply their visa for Kailash here in Kathmandu with their passport copies. The visa charges differ depend on nationalities, contact us for more information on Visa and permits.

Question 03: How many days required for Mt. Kailash Tour Trek?
Answer: A journey to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar require 13 days by overland (Land cruiser or Van) and 10 days by Helicopter from Simikot Region. We are also organizing Lhasa Kailash Lhasa Tour.

Question 04: How we will be doing 13 days overland tour and how about 10 days by Helicopter from Simikot?
Answer: You will be doing 13 days Kailash tour by a deluxe Van or Land cruiser. From Kathmandu to Kodari (Nepal- Tibet boarder) by a deluxe tourist coach, while in Tibet new model Land cruiser or a deluxe Van will be used. The route for the trip will be Kathmandu – Nyalam – Saga – New Dongba – Manasarovar – Darchen – Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk – Darchen – Paryang – Saga – Zhangmu – Kathmandu.

For 10 days tour by Helicopter:
Kathmandu - Nepalganj - Simikot - Hilsa (by helicopter) - Taklakot - Mansarovar - Darchen - Dirapuk - Zuthulpuk - Darchen - Mansarovar - Taklakot (by land cruiser or Van)- Hilsa - Simikot (by helicopter) - Nepalganj – Kathmandu (by regular plane or private coach).

Question 05: In how many days would I finish Mt. Kailash Kora and long it is?
Answer: The holy Kora around Mt. Kailash is approximately 53 km trek to be completed in 2 nights 3 days. Night camping will be in Dirapuk and Zuthul- Puk.

Question 06: When is the best time to Travel?
Answer: The best time to travel to Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar would be from the last week of April till end of October every year.

Question 07: What is Land cruiser?
Answer: Land Cruiser is the most comfortable vehicle in Tibet, a four wheel driven Japanese vehicle. We accommodate maximum 4 tourists in one land cruiser.

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Further Information:
Our website contains as much information as possible about Mount Kailash & Tibet Tours and Treks. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Kailash Helicopter tour

Duration:  11 Days including KTM

Trip Code: AETKT-006

Activity:  Cultural and spiritual tour, Helicopter and overland tour.           

Group size: Min. 04 to Max. 15 people.  

Max-Altitude:   5636M/18,500ft

Country: Nepal, Tibet/China      

Transportation: Helicopter, Jeep, Van or Mini bus.

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

Note: The best season to Travel Holy Mt. Kailash is from May to October; please try to travel always with a local and direct agent and small group – private departure dates available. All the travelers including Indian passport holders travelling to Mt. Kailash must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.

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