PREPARATION FOR KAILASH YATRA
Mt. Kailas and Manasarovar are a remote and difficult journey. It is truly one of the last frontiers for discovery and exploration. All trips are of an expeditionary nature supported by well-experienced Nepali Sherpa team. If you travel with an open mind, this trip will be truly unique and rewarding experience. Here is some information to help you to get most out of your adventure. A briefing session will be organized here in Kathmandu before your departure to Kailas and Manasarovar.
- The Chinese visa is a group Visa paper based.
- We need your passport copies by email to apply for Tibet Travel Permit (required by Chinese government).
- It will get Tibet permit before 1 month of departure date. After that we need your original passport for Group Visa processing:
- Indian Nationality: You have to send your original passport to us by courier for Visa processing
- NRI or Foreign Nationals: You have to send your COLOR copies of passport by e-mail for Visa processing. You will get group paper visa.
- After you get group Chinese Visa, we will send your passport back to you
From Kathmandu to Kodari – ( Nepal border) you will be transported by a bus/van depending upon the size of group. If there happens to be any landslide, the best available mode of transport will be used. From Zhangmu on ward you will be provided a land cruiser (4-Wheel drive). There will be a separate truck for the camping equipment and staffs. During the Kailash Parikarma you will be supported by Yak and Yak herders, A Yak can be hired for you to ride, which will costs you extra. (But yaks are not domesticated and tamed to ride on it).
We are traveling in the most remote part of the world but we can go by bus /helicopter
On flight you are allowed 20 Kg's of checked baggage and 5 kg's of hand baggage. Each passenger must pay for his excess baggage at the airport check-in point. During Kailas Yatra there is no weight limite.
All passenger need to be good in a physical condition and excellent health with age limit avobe 65 years old but last time 70 years old got visa but not guranty. Any one who suffers from chronic heart, lung, brain or vertebral problem will not qualify to participate in this trip as this trip involves travelling to remote and difficult places where medical emergencies may not be available. Visitors are particularly susceptible to bronchial problems due to the high and very dusty air, so medicines for this should be carried. If you are taking any medicines, take enough supply, as it is not available. Do inform your trek manager of any previous medical problems before you start your tour. Let him know if you feel ill or have severe headache, dizziness, nausea dysentery or just bad blisters. As a precaution, you may carry DIAMOX to prevent the effect of high altitude, though you must check with your doctor. Simple headache fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before acclimatization. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping doses and strong antibiotic must be avoided.
cylinders and Gamow Bag will be carried on all trips. Please remember the following points:
• Rest. • Relax – donot exert:Do not be excited
• Reduce talking. • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your normal speed.
• Keep your load light. • Do not exercise.
• Breathe slowly and long. • Whenever you feel uncomfortable just stop: rest and relax.
• Observe silence with a smile. • Remember – never go too high too fast.
• Avoid smoking and alcohol – drugs or intoxicants.
• Consume plenty of liquid (three Liter per day); never proceed with an empty stomach.
Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over-clothed than under protected. enroute avoid taking bath or drinking water from lakes, streams or rivers. Since the dry cold wind tends to make the nose dry keep your nose smooth by applying Vaseline. Keep your feet dry, never let it get wet. Wear your boots/Keds inside tents to keep them dry. Wearing cotton and woolen socks in combination would be the best. Face, feet and hands must be well protected. Request your Doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the following:
• Fever • Cold • Sore throat
• Acidity • Vomiting • Loose motion
• Diarrhea • Muscle Pulls • Body and joints pains
• Cough • Headache • Stomach cramps
• Dysentery • Constipation • Swelling
• Sore eyes
In addition to the medicines, your First aid kid must include the following:
• Vaseline • Cotton • Dettol • Nose inhaler
• Rubber bands • Cough drops • Amritanjan/Vicks/Shi-Chu/Tiger-Bam
• Band aid • Bandage toll • Mouth freshener
• Toilet paper • Dust cover • Chap-stick
Make a separate pouch for the first aid kit with a list of medicines and their appropriate usage. It is advised to carry glucose and glucose based items (mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitude for energy. Multi-vitamin and vitamin C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Never rush into things. Walk slowly and firmly. Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls. The uneven ground, steep slopes and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly STOP LOOK & GO Listen to your guide. Always be in-group.
Tibet is a dry cold country. Weather may unexpectedly change at any time. Plan in a way that you can wear layers of clothes. The recommended items are:-
• Down Jacket • Light wind proof Jacket • Cotton socks
• Long Johns • Sweaters – high neck • Woollen Shirts
• Warm light gloves • Scarf • Thermal under wear
• Towels • woolen and thick pullovers • Thick wool trousers
• Woollen monkey cap • specipealy panchu type Raincoat or folding umbrellas
• Comfortable warm walking shoe for evening use.
• Wailing Boots, water resistant, ankle supported and soft interior – Break in earlier use
• Personal clothing as required.
In our Yatra there is not much to buy. The only place we could do shopping is at Zhangmu. Where Nepali currency is accepted. The tour manager will help you to change Nepali currency into Chinese and again back into Nepali currency at the end of the trip.
• Dark sunglasses • Water bottle (1lt.) • Extra plastic bags
• Camera and film • Flashlight / Torch with extra batteries • P-Cap
• Note book, pen & pencil. • Pocket knife • Strong sun block cream
• Repair kit (needle, thread, tape, cloth pin, safety pins etc.) salve (chap stick)
MONEY /PERSONAL EXPENSES
-Indian currency Rs 500 and 1000 banned in Nepal therefore please carry only 100 INR
-China not allowed indian currancy
ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE OF FULLMOON
Advantage means the mount kailash looking very beautifuland worship during this time.
Disadvantage means the big festivel of Tibeaten ,buddhist there for it will be more crowed and expencive,
COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR FAMILY IN TOUR TIME
you can take your mobile with you and buy a chinesh sim card then contact with your family.
You should exchange your money in chineesh currency before entry the Tibet.