FAQs / Guidelines for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

Accomodation
 
Nepal Side:
 
Kathmandu: 5 Star Hotel Everest or Similar
Nepalgunj:  Hotel Siddhartha / Hotel Shena  or similar
All Hotels are based on twin sharing in Nepal side only
Tibet Side:
 
For the comfort of our guests, we have changed all itineraries to provide Guest House at all places in Tibet side (no more tents) for the same package cost. All Guest House will be based on sharing with Common Bath. There is no any star hotel in Tibet side.
 
Taklakot: New Purang Hotel or similar with Attached Bathroom
Mansarovar: Lake side Lodge
During Parikrama: Mud house on the way
Transportation
 
Can we take Helicopter to Mansarovar or Tibet part?
 
No Chinese government has not given permission to any chopper company or country to fly helicopter in Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash side. Therefore we have to drive there.
What type of transportation will be available in Tibet side ?
 
 AC Coach
Parikrama
 
How much do I have to walk during Parikrama? Can we go for Parikrama?
 
Even you do hire a horse, you have to walk at least 3-4 hours
You can choose not to go for Parikrama at all. Our staff will be there preparing accommodation and meals.
Our staff will not help you on carrying your luggage during Parikrama.
It depends on your health condition to go for Parikrama.
What if I don’t want to do Parikrama?
 
If you don’t want to do Parikrama we would provide you accommodation and food at Darchen base camp or Mansarovar and you would have to wait until others return from Parikrama.
If I want to do Parikrama riding on horse (pony) how much does it cost? Can we book horse and potter in advance from Nepal side ?
 
The cost is around 25000 – 28000INR which you have to pay yourself directly to the Chinese Guide. The package doesn’t include the price of horse (pony) ride and from Nepal part you cannot book in advance.
Is it possible to return without Parikrama and without waiting for other group?
 
Yes but you must pay extra charge for the chopper, flight ticket, lodging and Visa Cancellation charge.
Asthapad Visit
 
Is Asthapad included in our Yatra? 
 
Included in Helicopter tour only if Chinese Government allows to visit at that particular time.
 
Luggage Limit
 
How many kg luggages can we carry in chopper?
 
You can carry only 10-12 Kg including Kit bag and Handbag on copper so you can store your extra luggage at Kathmandu or Nepalgunj hotel.
Emergency Service
 
What for emergency service your company provide to us?
 
In case of emergency service there will be chopper rescue. You must pay by yourself or your insurance can cover your risk.
Seat Pattern in Chopper
 
Who will go first in copper? Can we go first?
 
The chopper is generally 6 seater and it doesn’t matter who travel first as you have to wait other group members to arrive at Hilsa (Border of Nepal-China)