Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter 2021
About Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash (standing tall at approximately 22000 feet) is not just a mere massive mountain situated in the Great Himalayas, it is much greater than that. For believers living in various parts of the world, it is an embodiment of spirituality, faith, religion, hope and of love. Mount Kailash, the holiest of the holy mountains is situated within the Tibetan Plateau. Tibetan Plateau is the highest in the world, and is rightly said to be the “Roof of the World”. According to Hindu beliefs, Holy Mount Kailash is considered to be an Abode of Lord Shiva, where he lives with his consort Goddess Parvati. It is said that Lord Shiva still resides atop the mountain and perform various activities like practicing yoga, meditation, etc. It is believed to be an incredible personification of a place of peace and power. Some even believe and consider it to be “Heaven on Earth”. It is the most worshipped mountains in the world, and is considered to be of massive spiritual significance for four different religions, namely Hinduism, Budhhism, Jainism and Tibetan Bon Tons. The Tibetan Buddhists regard the mountain as Kang Rimpoche, or ‘The Precious one among Glacial Snow’ and believe it to be the residence of Demchog or Chakrasamvara. The Jains call the mountain as Astapada and their belief is that this is the place where the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras, Rishaba attained liberation. Mount Kailash of holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been embedded deeply in the myths of Ancient Asia as a sacred place since eternity. Many theories believe it to be the center and birthplace of entire world. Pilgrims believe that by making it through the pilgrimage and having a divine view of the Abode, they will attain Nirvana and all their sins will be cleansed off. Anyone who visits the place and indulges in the pilgrim trek will feel the immense power and peace this place holds within. It is believed that anyone who comes here will be attaining enlightenment.
About Lake Mansarovar
The entire journey of holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is full of great folklores, mysteries and superior beliefs. The best part about the sacred yatra is that it does not just consist of the Mountain; it also takes you in front of the Holy Lake Mansarovar.
Along this holiest of the holy yatra, pilgrims indulge in pilgrimage of a wonderous and sacred Lake Mansarovar, which stands at the foot of Mount Kailash. Lake Mansarovar stretches up till approximately 88 kilometers area wise and is famous worldwide as a divine freshwater lake with crystal-clear and pristine waters. It is also said to be changing colors, from crystal blue towards the edges to emerald green in the center. A full moon night is supposed to be the best an ideal opportunity to see the Lake at its best as it shines like a jewel. Believers and pilgrims who come for the yatra, believe that completing a full kora or circumambulation of Lake Mansarovar is considered to be an act of wish fulfillment and it cleanses our soul from all sins of previous hundred years. As per Hinduism, the Lake was formed inside the mind of Lord Brahma, hence the name Mansarovar was given to it. ‘Manas’ means ‘Mind’, and ‘Sarovar’ means ‘a large water body’. Another very positive and interesting belief about the sacred lake is that when you take a holy dip inside the pristine waters of Mansarovar, you feel something otherworldly. It is said that the dip can cleanse away all your pains and sorrows and all your negative energies within seconds. Drinking its water or bathing in the lake will again, get your soul as well as your mind clear of any negative thoughts and will set you on track to attain Nirvana. Pilgrims also have stated to see several events in their lives or moments from their past after they took a small dip in the freezing waters. This interesting phenomenon has been experienced by many people with reverence and wonder.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: When and How?
The journey through the Kailash Mansarovar yatra is divine in itself and on the way you may experience many different destinations holding some unique and sacred significance in the minds of the pilgrims coming here from different parts of the planet . This trek is stated to be the most challenging and adventurous of all the pilgrim treks in the world. You will experience lush green valleys, infinitely stretched barren lands, a range of snow-capped mountains and beautiful lakes. It is indeed an experience of a lifetime and a “bucket-list worthy” trip to take.
The visit happens from May till the finish of September in the Tibetan area of China. The most important part of the pilgrimage is known as the kora. A kora means to steer while circling around any particular place or spot. It is accepted that any individual who finishes the kora will gather up the entirety of their wrongdoings that he or she might have committed in life. Various religions have various convictions about the parikrama of Mt. Kailash. The Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims complete the kora, clockwise, while the Jains as well as the Bon pilgrims walk around the mountain anti-clockwise. The total length of a full kora around the Holy Mountain is 56 kilometers. The landscape scene is quiet risky and the journey turns out to be steep and unpleasant now and again. Hence, the pilgrims need to be at the best of their health to complete the journey.
Mount Kailash Parikrama
The Mount Kailash trek or parikrama is rightly said to be one of the most daunting and dangerous one for the pilgrims in the world. It takes 3 days to complete the one full round or kora around the Shiva’s Abode. The trek is divided into three days since our bodies are not programmed to be trekking in such high altitude and in such light breathing conditions. The base camp is setup in Darchen which is at an altitude of around 15,000 feet above sea level. There are camps or local guesthouses for accommodation and to relax the mind and soul after the tiring climb and descent around the mountain. The first day trek starts from Darchen and heads towards Dirapuk Monastery. This day is a very easy day since the trek route is mild and moderate with just some little ups and downs. You just need to stick together with the group at all points. The second day of the trek starts from Dirapuk and takes you all the way to Zuthulphuk Monastery. This day is the most daunting as well as the most tiring or challenging day of the three. It takes you through the Drolma La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at an elevation of 5630m. The trek is extremely dangerous with drastic ascents and descents and one needs to be very careful with the same as it features a rough and rugged terrain. It is advised to not stay at the Drolma La pass for much long since the thin air and strong cold winds could be harmful. The third and last leg of the kora is the easiest, covers the least distance and completes the holy parikrama of the Mount Kailash at Darchen. While this is certainly not a picturesque stretch of the kora, the consistent ground underneath permits you to float off and ponder the previous three days.
Some great philosopher has rightly said, “The Journey is the most memorable part of the trip.” And on this great mix of a spiritual and an adventurous journey, you could come across many different divine spots or spiritual hubs which are accompanied with immense sanctity. These holy places to visit on the way through Kailash Mansarovar Yatra are given further.
Darchen is the base camp for starting the parikrama to the holy Mount Kailash. It is situated right in front of the mountain, and is basically a small village. Darchen is surrounded by several varieties of tea shops, so people could stay warm. Due to its location, people travelling on a Kailash Mansarovar yatra need to rest in here every year. People start their trek from here, and those who do not want to go further can stay here for a few days before heading back home with the group.
‘The Gateway to the God of Death’ and ‘The Gate of Salvation’ is a few names or meanings given to the mysterious Yam Dwar located in Tarboche at an elevation of about 15,000 feet. People or pilgrims going forward on the pilgrimage trek around the holy Kailash parvat, need to go through this door so all their sins are gone and they can achieve Nirvana. People tend to pray to the God of Death – ‘Yam’ while passing through the gate so they could start their holy pilgrimage and for the deceased to pass through the bridge in their spiritual form.
The lake of devil or the Rakshas Tal carries many mysterious tales and folklores regarding the Demon King – Ravana. It is situated near the Lake Mansarovar and the most interesting thing about the lake is that it was once a part of the holiest lake Mansarovar. It is recognized throughout the world as the sole saltwater lake in Tibet and is said to comprise of poisonous gases. Earlier, it used to be a part of Lake Mansarovar, but then due to the geographical shifts and movements the two lakes got separated. A thin isthmus of mountains separates them now, as if differentiating the good and the bad. The Rakshas Tal is said to be the dwelling place of Ravana and thus, is of great historical and spiritual relevance.
Nandi is Lord Shiva’s sacred vehicle and a symbol of honor existing in today’s time as the holy Nandi Parvat. It is said to be one the most vital peaks in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra holding utmost divinity. Nandi is said to be born as human, but is depicted as a half-man half-bull or a bull sitting with its limbs folded. It is said that he was said to die at the age of 8, and so he started worshipping to Lord Shiva with great attention and passion. This made Lord Shiva happy and he gave a piece of a necklace with a bell attached to Nandi thus transforming him into half-human half-bull and making him immortal. It is said that Nandi is the hub of powers, provider of boons, a true symbol of honor, justice, faith, wisdom and boldness and also the protector of Dharma.
Also called as Parvati Sarovar, the Gauri Kund consists of a plethora of tales and folklores about Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is one of the most winsome lakes across the globe. It is recognized as “The Lake of Compassion” and is tucked at an elevation of around 5608 metres above sea level. The ancient tale relating to the Gauri Kund has been very illustrated in the holy Shiva Purana. According to the tale, it is said that Gauri Kund is the place where Goddess Parvati was able to get back her son – Lord Ganesha. Gauri Kund is said to be an essential spot to be seen by all the pilgrims of the Kailash yatra. The splashing of the water of the Kund is believed to purify your senses and your soul.
Ashtapad is considered to be one of the most splendid pilgrimage spots and is spotted by all tourists or pilgrims on their way to the holy Abode of Lord Shiva. It is known as the place where the first Tirthankar of Jains, Bhagwan Rishabdev achieved Nirvana and thus, the spot is very significant to the Jain religion. Ashtapad simply translates to eight steps which states that there is a prevalence of eight mountain peaks on this religious or divine spot. Amongst all the destinations or places falling in between the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, Ashtapad is said to be the most beautiful due to the natural scenic views and the positive holy vibe present at this place. Experience and visit all these unique and divine places on your way to the holy abode of Shiva on your pilgrimage.
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A passionate devotee of Lord Shiva with a profound desire to catch sight of and pay tribute at Mount Kailash and Kailash Manasarovar, yet, unaccomplished because of the absence of time can be finished at this point. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by helicopter makes your long pending wish of visiting Kailash Mansarovar simple and easy and you can complete it in an easier way. No need to take the treacherous road route choked with traffic. We’ll fly you to Simikot on an aircraft and transfer you to connecting flight to Hilsa.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2021 From Lucknow Cost:
Per Person Price:- ₹1,85,000/-
Duration:- 09 Days / 08 Nights
We would like to thank Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath for his sheer contribution in providing a Kailash Mansarovar yatra subsidy of ₹1 Lakh to all the pilgrims of Uttar Pradesh traveling to Lake Mansarovar. Online subsidy application can be submitted on Dharmarth Karya, Uttar Pradesh Government website. This effort will encourage many devotees to go to the pilgrimage & enrich their soul with divine power and spirituality. Comfort My Travel offer some great Kailash Mansarovar yatra helicopter services to you.
Day 01: Lucknow to Nepalgunj drive by Luxury Vehicle. (180 kms; about 5 hours)
Arrive at 1:00 PM at a designated point in Lucknow where our company team will welcome you and brief you about the trip. After a wholesome vegetarian lunch which will be served by the Comfortmytravel team , we start the travel from Lucknow to Nepalgunj at 02:00 PM. You are requested to reach the designated spot well within time. After reaching Nepalgunj, you will be introduced to your co-travelers who will be starting their trip from Nepalgunj. A briefing session will be conducted during the evening, at your guide’s discretion. You will be spending the night at the guesthouse/hotel in Nepalgunj. A sumptuous dinner will be served to wind off an eventful day.
Distance covered: 180 kms; Altitude: 150 m; Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Day 02: Fly From Nepalgunj to Simikot (4025m) – Airlift to Hilsa by Helicopter, walk uphill to Sher and drive to Taklakot (3700m; 40 kms; about 2 hrs.)
After an early piping hot breakfast, you will proceed towards Nepalgunj airport where you will board the scheduled flight to Simikot (fixed wing aircraft). On arrival at Simikot, a chartered helicopter will ferry the group to Hilsa. This town has a non-metallic air-strip. From Hilsa you will be taken to the Tibetan city in 45min through a bus, escorted by our Sherpa team. Once you complete your custom and immigration formalities at Sher, our vehicles (jeep/bus/van) will take you to Taklakot. At Taklakot (Burang), you will be checked into a comfortable hotel for a relaxed, night halt.
Distance covered: 275 kms; Altitude: 4025 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03: Relax and enjoy your stay at Taklakot (Burang)
Relax in your in your hotel room in Taklakot as you physically, mentally and spiritually prepare yourself for the journey of your life – your pilgrimage to Mount Kailash Mansarovar. If inclined, you can take a short trek/walk or visit the local markets an hour before you commence your yatra.
Distance covered: 0 kms; Altitude: 4025 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Drive to Chui Gompa, Mansarovar (4590 m; 110 km; about 4 - 5 hrs.)
This is the day when you will be embarking on Mount Kailash Yatra. You are about to have your first Darshan of the Holiest of the Holy Mansarovar Lake. After breakfast the group will march to Chui Gompa (Altitude: 4560 m) by road, negotiating the undulating, picturesque terrain via Rakshas Taal. Once there, you can take a quick dip into the Holy Lake, do your puja. Havan is usually done on full moon nights and Comfortmytravel will pick this day to ensure that this would be a full moon date on the Hindu almanac. Depending on the availability of time, a visit to the Hot Spring would be arranged in the evening. You will be spending the night at a beautiful guest house near Lake Mansarovar.
Distance covered: 110 kms; Altitude: 4590 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05: Drive from Mansarovar to Tarboche (35 Kms). Trek to Dirapuk (16 kms; 5-7 hrs.)
After breakfast at Mansarovar, the group will travel to Tarboche (Shershong), which is 35 kms drive away. On the way, we will cross the Yama Dwar, the gate to the Kingdom of the Gods. At Tarboche, you will get to meet the Yak and the Yak men. This would be the starting point of your Parikrama and the first day of Kora. Here, you can hire a Yak and a porter to carry your luggage for you, if you like. During the trek to Dirapuk you will have your first darshan of Holy Mt. Kailash (North face). You will be spending the night at our beautifully-done camp at Dirapuk. A Satvik hot dinner would be served at the campsite to our guests.
Important note: Yatris who do not wish to take up the Mt. Kailash Parikrama will be requested to return to Darchen from this spot. During your wait for the return of the other yatris, you will be accommodated at our guesthouse to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Yak Charges and porter charges are not included in the package.
Distance covered: 61 kms; Altitude: 4910 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06: Trek to Zuthulphuk (5600 m; 22 kms; about 9-10 hrs.)
You can start your morning with a stunning view of the Mount Kailash. After breakfast, you would be asked to begin your trek uphill towards Zuthulphuk. As a forewarning, we must tell you that this trek is not going to be an easy one, so please prepare yourself both physically and mentally. But if you bear in mind that this is a pilgrimage of a lifetime, you can successfully undertake it. Trekking under the Holy Mount Kailash, you will reach the Drolma La pass (5800 m), which is the highest point of the trek to Mount Kailash. This trek is going to be a little rocky and steep, so you must be in a fit condition. From the Drolma La Pass, we will descend towards the gradual undulating field of Zuthulphuk. As you move down, on a clear morning, you will be blessed with the Darshan of Gauri Kunda. The walk becomes pleasant and relaxing from the valley below, with gentle slopes over the grassy fields. At Zuthulphuk, you can relax, soak in the breath-taking view around you and spend the nippy night at our pleasant guesthouse/camp that would be kept warm for you.
Distance covered: 22 kms; Altitude: 5600 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07: Trek from Zuthulphuk to Darchen (10 km; about 4 - 5 hrs.). Drive to Taklakot (110 km; about 4-5 hrs.)
After breakfast, at the guesthouse/camp, you would want to while away your morning time in solitude, exploring the caves and visiting the temple and shrines of Zuthulphuk, as per your wishes. An old, married couple supervises the temple here, which houses about half a dozen Tibetan devotees and helpers who maintain the building in a Spartan condition. You will see meditation platforms in the cave that are deeply inviting.
It is worthwhile climbing up to these caves before you end your final trek to the holy Kailash Mount. After a 10 km walk (4-5 hours) you will reach the final destination of your trek near Darchen. Here you will re-unite with the pilgrims, who could not do the Parikarma. From here our vehicles will take you to the hotel in Taklakot for a restful, overnight stay.
Distance covered: 165 kms; Altitude: 4025 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08: Gradual trek to Darchen (10 kms; about 3 to 4 hours). Drive to Taklakot (about 3 to 4 hours)
This would be the last leg of your trek that can quickly be completed in three to four hours, so you can wake up at your regular time before beginning your descent downhill towards the Darchen town. From there, you will be picked up and transported to Comfortmytravel’s Guest House at Darchen, where the other group members will be waiting for you. Once there, you will continue your journey to Taklakot, completing the remaining course of Lake Mansarovar Parikrama by road on a vehicle. You can relax and spend the night at our Taklakot Guest House.
Note: If you wish you can fill a bottle with the holy water of Lake Mansarovar so that you can carry the blessings of Lord Shiva home with you.
Distance covered: 155 kms; Altitude: 2910 m; Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09: From Taklakot to Nepalgunj via Simikot and then drive to Lucknow (Drive + Helicopter + Flights)
Congratulations! You have completed your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. After an early breakfast at Taklakot, you will be driven towards China-Nepal border (22 kms). The border will have to be crossed on foot. After completing all the immigration formalities at the border, you will proceed towards Hilsa (Nepal side). From Hilsa you will take a 25-minute Helicopter ride back to Simikot, where you will take another connecting flight to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, you will drive straight into Lucknow.
Distance covered: 430 kms; Altitude: 150 m; Meals Included: Breakfast