HimEx Nepal offers Mount Kailash Yatra by Helicopter, a spiritual and pilgrimage journey to the center of universe as described and believed in ancient Hindu and Buddhist myths by great Saints and Gurus.
This unique journey takes you to remote side of Tibet, South West of Ngari area bordering West Nepal-North West India of Ladakh and close to Pakistan frontier.
Journey offers mind-blowing scenery of windswept dry and high terrain lined with array of snow capped mountains that straddles border with Nepal and Tibet.
Although a desert like appearance with moonscape, journey to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover is an experience of a life time in the high altitude where the average elevations above 4,000 meters high, where you can witness ancient Bon (pre-Buddhism) and Tibetan Buddhism culture with fascinating customs which makes this trip so special.
Mt. Kailash at 6,714 m / 22,028 ft height, wholly within Tibet with amazing mountain of beauty and grace, with four great cardinal faces, Eastern face is believed to be crystal; the Western, Ruby; the Southern, Sapphire and the Northern, Gold.
It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jain and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion- Bonpa. Our journey to Holy Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover starts with an interesting flight to warm areas of South West Nepal at Nepalgunj, and continues towards the high mountain villages at Simikot to start the holy journey to Mt. Kailash on Helicopter.
On reaching Nepal border at Hilsa, a short walk and exciting drive leads to Tibetan plateau around Lake Manasarover and Mt. Kailash.
From here, drive towards Darchen town, located on vast Barkha plain and to Tarboche a holy spot, where this Kora or parikrama and circuit begins with fantastic views of Mt. Kailash West Face, walk commences gradually upward to reach at Dhiraphuk with views of magnificent Mt. Kailash North Face and then climb on top of high and holy spot at Dorma-La pass, adorned with prayer flags and offerings.
The highest point of this trip at 5, 470 meters high, on top of holy Dorma –La pass, from here after some prayers and offering descend to Lamchu valley at Zutul-Puk 4,760 m and then a pleasant walk back to Darchen, completing the holy pilgrimage and kora in Tibetans. A short drive from Darchen leads to Lake Manasarover a huge emerald colored lake where one can perform religious rites and puja.
After a great spiritual moment, with a high feeling, return journey on the same route to reach Kathmandu with great lifetime experience on holy Heli Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover trip with outmost service of HimEx Nepal team of Nepalese and Tibetan staff.
HUMLA- Nepal’s Wild West.
Humla was once part of the great Malla Empire, administrated from Sinja near Jumla. Until 1787 this empire extended as far as to Purang (Taklakot) and the ‘Lost’ great villages of Toling (Zanda) and Tsaparang located in a remote South Western Tibet, and to the North of Nanda Devi and Kamet Himal. Taklakot is an extraordinary melting pot with traders and merchants from the nearby countries, like India, China, Tibet and Muslim traders from Kashgar, Nepalese entrepreneurs trading wool, salt and Indian goods along with Chinese Government officials and a huge army contingent.
In Humla, the traditional salt / grain trade with Tibet continues as it has for centuries. This trade has ceased in most of Nepal, because of the import of Indian salt and the other reason is that China has eliminated many border trading posts in remote regions.
THE NGARI- in Tibet.
Kailash and Manasarover are in the Ngari region of Tibet, perhaps the most inaccessible place on earth. This region is mostly populated by Dokpas, nomads who herd sheep, goats and yaks on these arid desolate plains, Most Dokpas do not have houses and they wander endlessly across the vast Tibetan windswept plains, living in yak hair tents. Ngari is the last frontier of Tibet: On this trip, after leaving Kathmandu and other cities en-route, you feel as if you had suddenly transported back in the past, even early than Marco-Polo times.