About Kailash by Helicopter
Kailash by Helicopter is a time-saving option which avoids the long hours travelling by road to reach Kailash-Manasarovar; a combination of scheduled flights, charted helicopter and short walk across the Nepal-Tibet boarder makes this into a 11-day trip. (There is no direct flight to Kailsh-Manasarov.)
In the most northern region of the Himalayas, high on the remote western Tibetan plateau, sits the holy Mt. Kailash. A trip to Mt. Kailash is a spiritual journey for everyone. Even agnostics can’t help but be inspired by the strangely mythical and religious atmosphere in this absolutely serene landscape. But for pilgrims of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bonpo faiths, this Kailash Circuit is the ultimate pilgrimage.
Budhhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrims come to this magnificent mountain for the sole purpose of making the 53 km trek around the perimeter. As it is a holy mountain, no one considers climbing to the 6714m high peak.
Hindus believe that Lord Shiva, one of their three main gods, resides atop what they call Mount Meru the spiritual centre of their universe around which all else revolves. A single clockwise 'Parikrama', or circumambulation, around the base of Mount Kailash is believed erase the accumulated sins of a lifetime while 108 circumambulations will achieve Salvation.
The Tibetan people call this mountain Kang Rinpoche or snow jewel and refer to the circumambulation as a ‘kora’. Both parikrama and kora mean the same thing: pilgrimage. Buddists make many circumambulations in order to achieve enlightenment.
Jains call this mountain Mt. Ashtapada. According to their religion, this is the place where the great sage Rishabhadeva, the founder of Jain religion, attained nirvana.
In the shadow of Kailash lie two beautiful lakes Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal, considered sacred to Hindus. Manasarovar, 4558 m, is said to be the highest freshwater lake in the world and the source of four mighty rivers the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, Ganges and the Indus. Shaped like the sun, Manasarovar symbolizes light and represents the omnipotent mind of Brahma. Bathing in the lake and drinking in its water is a purifying ritual and a way to reach paradise. Just one drop of water from the serenely beautiful Manasarovar is said to set one free from the contaminations of the poisonous world. Rakshas Tal, in contrast, is a moon-shaped lake that is believed to possess dark and demonic forces.
Kailash Tibet Tour by Helicopter with Annapurna Foothills Treks
Our aim is to ensure your Simikot- Kailash-Mansorvar tour to Tibet is an enjoyable and memorable pilgrimage. Our experience has proven that the guide and the truck and jeep drivers play a big role in the success of this tour in Tibet. For this reason we arrange Tibetan guides and drivers for the Kailash-Tibet Tour, who are extremely helpful in matters related to culture, language and local knowledge.