Kailash Mansarover Yatra is ex Kathmandu and has following Duration
- 10 days for the Helicopter Route Via Nepalganj/Simikot
- 13 Days for the Overland route via Nyalam and usually coaches are provided upto Kodari Border and after clearing the Immigrations 17 seater coach
- 14 Tour Via Lhasa where Kathmandu Lhasa to/fro by flight and onward by land transport
- 17 Days Inner Kora with Nandi Parvat and Astapad
13 days Land route is very systematically planned with combination of Transport and other arrangements –
Kathamndu to the Kodari Border delux Tourist coaches
At Kodari Border we clear the Immigration and proceed to the Tibet (China) and meet our Tibetan Guide and Vehiicles
We Drive for the next hault at Nyalam Via Zhangmu (Small Tibetan township at the border)
For acclimatization 2 nights at Nyalam and than drive Saga to Mansarover to Darchan/Tarboche –YamDwar the starting point of Kailash Parikrama
Than 2 Nights of Kailash parikrama via DIrapuk and Dolama Pass –Zuthulpuk to Darchan and Mansarover
Than Drive back same route mansarover – Saga- Nyalam – Kathmandu
We would conduct and facilitate Two Parikramas Mansarover Parikrama of 112 Km is done by the Eco Coaches Kailash Parikrama of 2 nights is optional depending upon the guest health since the trek of 38 kms via Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk option of Pony /yak is also available on direct payments .
Kailash is a seasonal destination with the Yatra operation April to September only every year and get affected by the political and natural reasons so as an when you are able to manage and all goes well you could undertake the Yatra .
Mini Coaches 17 seater /Van/Coaster depending upon the group size , guest requirement and permits .
We provide combination of Best available Guest Houses during the Travel but during Kailash Parikrama only Mud Houses are available so that is arranged for a night hault.
We serve pure vegetarian satvik food during the Stay at Kathmandu and during the Yatra where by at the Hotel at Kathmandu the same is laid in buffet and there after during the Yatra cooked by our accompanying Sherpas and served to suit the Yatri palate in tough high terrains .
A Yatri can perform his /her own rituals during the Yatra and at Mansarover where as pandits are not available in the region but some of the groups bring along there own pandits and perform Puja
Some times at your own choice and other times Tibetan Guide might ask you to refrain from doing Kailash parikrama observing at The Health or else in such cases Pilgrims stay back at Darcahn or Mansarover lake in the Guest for 3 days and enjoy Kailash Standing tall high in front of them . After 3 days from other pilgrims come back and join those staying back than we proceed for the return journey to Kathmandu .
How many days Yak/Pony or porter is required by the pilgrim during the yatra and how much does the same cost ?
The Yak/Pony is required by you only during the Kailash Parikrama and you many decide in advance if required becoz theya re not available en route the yatra . Our Tibetan Guide may assist you with the negotiations. And usually it cost Yuan 1500 for the Yak and Yakmen (the prices are depending upon availability only)
Additional expenses are only incurred in the emergent conditions like natural disaster , political , accidental only . The charges as below are not included in the cost
- Horse /Yak with the the man is not included in the cost (You may need for the Kaialsh parikrama)
- Additional drink , sim card / telephone/fax . laundry , travel insurance and additional transportation
- Service tax levied by the Government
- Puja /Tarpan , tips , additional portage services etc
It is suggested that the pilgrim must carry CYN (Chinese Yuan) 5000 minimum for the emergency .
Exchange rates might variate but usually cost around
INR100 =Yuan 12
USD1 = CNY 6
Indian denomination and USD is acceptable at Kathmadu
Where as in Tibet on CNY is acceptable so you may change at Kathmandu or at the Kodari Border (Nepal-Tibet Border)
Most of the Yatris exchange at Kathmandu or at the Border
If any unused currency than the same can be exchanged at the border or in Kathmandu
We usually provide the following
- Duffle Bag (you may take back home after the yatra )
- Down Jacket (This is to be returned after the Yatra)
- Sleeping bags (to be returned)
- Oxygen Cylinders and essential medicines
- Souvenir and Kailash yatra certificate
Till date there is no such ruling but we would suggest patients with the Asthma and Heart ailment should refrain from the yatra and all must get the check up donein order to avoid any issue on the high altitude during the Yatra .liek TMT Test , PFT Tesr , ECG and Blood test.
Passport is the most important documents for which photocopy is required at the time of booking and in original 10 days before departure for the Visas and you will have to carry original along with you during the Yatra in order to clear the formalities enroute .
Yes the same can be conducted on the full moon day and every month we have departure schedule for the full moon.
There is no restriction till date and you are best aware of your childs health so if they are physically normal than they may accompany for the yatra
The same precaution as the elder is taking the same is applicable for the children
Group Visa cost is included for the Yatra price for China but for Nepal visa you will have to pay extra (applicable only for the other than Indian passport holders only) Indian nationals with Indian passport do not require Visa for Nepal.
All would depend upon the weather only and cannot be anticipated at this juncture .
Kathamndu and onward journey has toilets but during Parikrama and Mansarover basic resources are available only .
We provide ample amount of Jar water or mineral water during the Yatra and suggest as well to drink as much as possible in order maintain the good health on the high altitude .
Can we carry digital cameras/video cameras ? How is the possibility to recharge and is there any restriction ?
As such there is no restriction and guest may carry still or digital camera . The voltage is 220V in the Tibet area and you may re charge them but there is no such provision durig the Kailash Parikrma so it is advisable to carry additional battery .
These days mobiles are connected upto Darchan (The base of Kailash) and you may purchase local card or your mobile for the same on roaming . Else our guide will also be carring the mobile you may use the same or the PCO's available available by paying directly at an extra cost .
These days there are various payment plans and payment modules (pls call our sales team ) and minimum 35 days before Yatra booking is closed .
For the Booking we would require the following
- Duly filled Booking form
- Passport photo copy 1st and last page (color copy)
- 02 photos
- Advance payment INR20,000 or US$500 (Non refundable deposit)
Payments can be made through the following mediums '
- Bank transfers through bank (Bank details are mentioned on the invoice)
- Swift transfers /wire transfer (Bank details are mentioned on the invoice)
- Credit /Debit card payments through our corporate site payment gateway www.ntpgroups.com
- Cash or Cheque payment can be made at our company account in HDFC or Syndicate bank in your own city
Total Baggage allowance is 15 kg so we all must ensure to keep it minimum for all the emergencies and an easy baggage managements
- Day back pack for an immediate personal items like medicine , towel , cream , torch etc .
- Minimum clothings for the Yatra
- Toilet Kit (Shampoo , tooth brush , paste , soap , toilet paper etc.)
- Water bottle / Flask for hot water minimum 2 litres
- Comfortable trekking shoes and sandals
- Wollen cotton based socks
- Thermals with long underwear comfortable during travel and parikrama
- Ladies must ensure to carry Pyjama or kurta salwar for the parikrama saris or dresses are not advicable
- Monkey cap
- Underpants , Gloves , Dust Mask
- Sunglasses and sunscreen , lipguard
- Matchbox , candle
- Also it is advicable to carry – Glucose , electrol an easy enery mediums , dry fruit , biscuits , energy bars , candy etc . (please care to carry things in use and minimum quantity only)
Usually there is no age restriction but during the rush time and considering weather China Government sometime restrict with the 70 years passengers
- Advance sum of INR20,000 or $500 is non refundable
- If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to departure, INR 30,000 for Indians & USD 600 for foreigners would be charged as cancellation amount.
- If the booking is cancelled 20 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost will be into cancellation process.
- If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, there will be no refund.
* Should Chinese authorities in their regulatory and administrative concern exercise their authority to disallow travel permit/ visa or restrictions for certain dates, areas, nationalities, shall be abiding by all of us the organizers and subscribers no claim in such a case for compensation will be entertained however the cancellation and refunds can be followed as ritually as in terms.
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