Kathmandu Kailash Heli Tour

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

Trip Length: 12 Days
Kailash Parvat
Grade: Easy
Accommodation:  Budget hotels &  Lodges
Minimum Altitude: 2910
Maximum Altitude: 4920
Attractions: Amazing view of Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Best Season: Feb – May and Sept – Dec

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Tour Description


For many travelers, Tibet has a special appeal. This is particularly true of the remote south-western corner where the great curve of the Himalaya swings northwards tilting the Tibetan plateau towards the heavens. Here in isolation, is a solitary mountain and two azure lakes that have been a focus for human interest since earliest times.

Hindus regard Mt. Kailas as the earthly manifestation of Mt Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe. It is also known as a “world pillar,” 84,000 miles high around which all else revolves. On the summit sits Lord Shiva who shares this lofty peak with his consort Parvati, daughter of Himalaya. Below, Manasarovar floats in the shadow of holy Kailas as the lake formed in the mind of God. It was created to show the omnipotence of Brahma’s mind (Manas). To bathe in the lake and to drink its waters is to be delivered to the paradise of Brahma and to cleanse the sins of a hundred lifetimes. Lying as they do beneath the symbolic temple of Kailas, Manasarovar and Raksas Tal represent the water tanks present at the entrance to every Hindu temple. The round shape of the former is like the sun and the curved outline of Raksas Tal symbolizes the moon. These ideas are expressed in the names of the two lakes, Manasarovar being associated with ‘light’ and Rakshas Tal meaning the ‘lake of the demons’. To Hindus Manasarovar symbolizes the receptive, female aspect of creation, the yoni; while Mt Kailas symbolizes the active male aspect, the lingam. In 1948 some of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes were ceremonially scattered on the holy lake.

For the Jains, Kailas is acclaimed as the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.

The area is also the land of origin of the pre-Buddhist Bon-pos and the site where their founder Shenrab descended from heaven. It is the spiritual centre of the ancient Bon empire which once included all of western Tibet. Mt Kailas is their soul mountain. They also call it ‘nine-storey Swastika Mountain’, thus describing the mountain’s prominent markings and recalling that the swastika is an ancient Asian symbol for ??. When a Buddhist revival embraced this area from Ladakh in the tenth century it absorbed many Bon traditions. The Bon-pa also circumambulate Mt Kailas but in their traditional anti-clockwise manner, opposite to Buddhists and Hindus.

Mt Kailash is known to the Tibetans as Kang Rimpoche, ‘Precious Jewel of the Snow.’ Like the Hindus, Tibetan Buddhists recognize Mt Kailas as the manifestation of Mt Meru, the ‘navel of the world,’ rising ‘like the handle of a mill-stone’ into the heavens. It is said that from the slopes of Mt Meru a stream flows into Manasarovar and from this lake four mythical rivers flow in the four cardinal directions to the ocean. These rivers are now associated with the four major rivers originating near here; the Indus, Tsangpo, Karnali and Sutlej.

Manasarovar, to, Tibetans know as Mapham Tso, the ‘Unconquerable Lake’. The name records a magical contest between the Tibetan poet and mystic Milarepa, and the Bon priest Naro Bhun Chon which occurred here in the tenth century. Their tussles are marked in numerous sites around the region. In any language it is the holiest most famous lake in Asia. For Tibetans, Mt Kailas is the mythical palace of Demchok, the powerful Tibetan tutelary deity who ‘tears asunder the elephant-hide of ignorance’ and his consort Dorjee Phagmo. The two symbolize compassion and wisdom, making Kailas and Manasarovar the perfect complement: father and mother of the earth.

Route: Kathmandu- Nepalgunj- Simikot- Taklakot- Lake Manasarovar- Kailash & return the same way.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour, Then Fly To Nepalgunj

Day 03: Fly To Simikot & Overnight Stay

Day 04: Simikot – Hilsa (By Helicopter) Then Entry Taklakot (Tibet)

Day 05: Acclimatization

Day 06: Taklakot To Lake Mansarovar

Day 07: Drive To Yama Dwara- Then Trek To Deraphuk:

Day 08: Trek Deraphuk To Zutuphuk

Day 09: End Trek At Zongdou & Drive Back To Purang/ Taklakot

Day 10: Drive, Taklakot- Hilsa And Fly To Simikot

Day 11: Fly To Nepalgunj Then Continue Fly To Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure

Kathmandu 2 nights
Nepalgunj 1 night
Simikot or Hilsa 2 nights
Taklakot 2 nights
Manasarovar 1 night
Deraphuk 1 night
Zutulphuk 1 night

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TOUR COST: INR. 1,65,000/- per person.
Complimentary: 15 persons paying + 1 person free.
Note: Complimentary person will be charged INR. 35,000/- against Chinese visa, travel permit, entry fees in Kailash Manasarovar area and restricted area permit in Nepal.

8 reviews for Kathmandu Kailash Heli Tour

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Trishana Satish kar

    i am immensely happy for the trekkers society to have us provided with the best arrangements for a successful tour to Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. The staffs were friendly professionals who took great care of us to not have any problems during the tour.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sanat Shah

    We had the most wonderful Kailash Yatra. Me along with fifteen other members who took the same trip would like to thank The Trekkers’ Society (TTS) for providing us the best care with very efficient tour package from the first day of arrival to our departure in the most professional yet personal manner. TTS took utmost care to make sure we were comfortable and healthy throughout the trip.
    This has been the most memorable yatra.

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Sirish Dev

    I had an opportunity to travel to the Holy Lake Manasarovar and catch a glimpse of Mt.kailsah with the Trekkers’ Society based in Kathmandu, Nepal who provided me with a sublime spiritual experience of a holy bath, a splendid clear view of Mt.Kailash pooja rituals at the shores and parikrama of the holy lake.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anil chandra

    It was very nice experience for Kailash Manasarovar tour by Helicopter.Even though our helicopter couldn’t take because it highly depended upon the weather conditions and we had to stay two extra days, TTS managed everything professionally to not have us bored in Simikot and we completed the tour successfully.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    Great Experience, in fact it was a one time experience like never before.s

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ajunkya Kumar

    My journey to Kailash was outstanding and i thank TTS for providing me and the group the best tour experience. TTS is trust able tour operator that will make your journey beautiful.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am extremely grateful for the compassion and care during the trip. Mr.Chirri, our tour guide helped me complete the trip when i had given u[ and lost confidence . I wish him and trekkers’ society to keep growing and sharing love with best tour experiences

  8. Rated 3 out of 5


    Amazing trip !! they treated me like their family and i hope they go a long way.
    Best trip so far.

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