The pious journey to enlightenment, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2019 begins today as you arrive in Nepalgunj. Our tour representative will meet and guide you to the hotel.
Night stay in Nepalgunj.
After breakfast, leave the hotel to board a flight from Nepalgunj Airport to Simikot. The flight duration is 45 minutes approximately. On arrival, you will be escorted to Simikot for a helicopter ride to Hilsa which is a 30 minutes journey. As you reach Hilsa, gear up for a 1-hour drive to Purang, a Tibetan town set at an elevation of 4755 m.
On the way, there will be a stopover for checking as you will cross the border. You can relax and stretch a bit. The journey resumes shortly and on arrival in Purang, you will be escorted to the hotel for night stay.
No such activity is planned for day 3. You can take your time to acclimatize to the height and the surroundings.
On day 4, you will head to Mansarovar Lake, a high altitude lake which is a place of pilgrimage just like Mount Kailash. The lake lies at an elevation of 4590 m and it takes 3 hours from Purang to reach here. According to Hinduism, the lake was first created in the mind of Lord Brahma and later came to life. It is believed that bathing and drinking the holy water absolves the sins of the devotees. After paying homage, leave for the campsite for night stay.
Make sure you wake up before sunrise for the puja and also take a dip in the holy waters of Mansarovar Lake at a propitious time of the day. After some time, get ready for a drive to Yama Dwar, the gateway to the great mountain which lasts for 2 hours. Post that, begin your trek to Diraphuk which is of 7-8 hours.
Night stay in Diraphuk guesthouse.
This day is packed with a lot of adventures, so gear up for a trekking tour to Dolma-La Pass. Settled at the elevation of 5630 m, it is the highest pass on the Mount Kailash circuit. The trek tests your abilities and goes on for 10-12 hours. The surroundings will keep you motivated like the view of the holy Gauri Kund Lake that sits ahead on the way. From Gauri Kund onwards, it becomes easy to walk due to the flat surface. Within some time you will reach your destination, Zhulthuphuk valley.
Spend an overnight stay at the Zuthulphuk guesthouse.
On day 7, you will go for a trek to Mani walls which will take around 3-4 hours. The stones are carved along rivers, roadsides or to form walls, Cairns, mounds to offer spirits of place. The Mani walls have the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” inscribed on them which translates to ‘Hail to the jewel in the lotus”. These walls are to be passed in the clockwise direction just the way the earth and the universe revolves.
Later, drive to Darchen. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the guesthouse for overnight stay.
Begin the day in the soothing environs of Darchen and gear up for the road journey to Hilsa through Purang. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to a guesthouse. Unwind and relish the delectable dinner. Night stay at the guesthouse in Hilsa.
This is the last day of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter. Fly down to Simikot by a chartered helicopter from Hilsa. Afterward, board the flight to Nepalgunj for your journey ahead.