Sky Trail – I, Purang Entry/Exit


This route is convenient for those physically challenged or who avoid to travel long distance by road. Taking a flight to HILSA, connecting NEPALGUNJ & SIMIKOT. Lake MANASAROVAR is 110km from the Nepal Tibet border. Boardering town PURANG called as TAKLAKOT, is the trade hub for the peoples of bordering district of Nepal. This route is the centuries old traditional gateway to holy Mt. KAILASH via western Nepal for the pilgrims of Nepalese and Indian nationals, is becoming famous for less time on road travel. However, only 15 to 18 seated aircrafts are use to fly remote mountain area like Sumikot from Nepalgunj. It may delay several days due to bad weather conditions and occurred extra cost than the estimated budget. Many pilgrims suffered on this became international news. If you have plenty of leisure time and wish to explore wonderful landscape of Humla, it would be lifetime experience 5 days trek to Hilsa from Simikot.

Trip Summary

World Geodetic System Location 31° 4′ 0″ N, 81° 18′ 45″ E
Total travel Duration 13 Days
Tour starts Kathmandu
Tour End Kathmandu
Mode of transport Fixed wing/Helicopter/Bus
Distance – drive / trek 300 km drive /42 km trek
Highest Altitude en route 5600 meter from sea level

Outline Itinerary

Days Itinerary
01 Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel(1300m)
02 Visit temples and monuments in Kathmandu.
03 Fly to NEPALGUNJ (300m) by fixed wing aircraft. Overnight at hotel.
04 Fly to SIMIKOT(2900m) by fixed wing aircraft. Walk around SIMIKOT for acclimatization.
05 Fly to HILSA(3560m – Nepal-Tibet border) by helicopter, after immigration formalities, cross the friendship bridge then drive to Taklakot.
06 Rest day at TAKLAKOT for Acclimatization.
07 After Breakfast, drive to DARCHEN via MANANSAROVAR. Overnight at Guest house.
08 Drive to TARBOCHE then trek to DIRAPUK monastery ( North of Mt. KAILASH).
09 Trek uphill to DOLMA LA pass(5640m) then down to ZUNTUNPUK Monastery.
10 Trek to DARCHEN then drive to TAKLAKOT On the way visit MANASAROVAR.
11 Drive to Nepal border, fly to SIMIKOT by helicopter. fly to Kathmandu by fixed wing aircraft via NEPALGUNJ.
12 Rest day in Kathmandu
13 Fly back to your home or participate another pilgrimage trip to Damodarkund/Muktinath.

Note: Accommodations at Manasarovar, Dirapuk and Zutulpuk are common and no option to upgrade. However we can assist you to book better accommodation at your own upgraded extra cost.

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