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Date: 25-11-2021

FAQ Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Important YatraPreparation Points


If you are planning for the Holy Yatra/Tibet Tour, you should beaware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all thetime at high altitudes. So, at least 2-month regular practice is recommendedeither 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help tocomplete the Yatra successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage &smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health tofunction safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personalprescriptions by your physician, a First Aid Kit is essential for the travel.


Request your Doctorto prescribe effective medicines to cover the followings:


 

Request your Doctor to prescribe effectivemedicines to cover the followings:

 

Fever Chestcongestion’s.         Loose motion.       Body & Joint pains

Sore throat Indigestion . Stiffness .     Headache

Cold  Acidity.        Diarrhea.     Cough

Stomach cramps.  Swellings.    Sneezing .    Vomiting.

Muscle Pulls.         NoseBlocks.         Dysentery.   Store eyes

 

In addition to the Meditation, your First AidKit must contain the followings:

 

Vaseline,      Facialtissues,        Dark sunglasses,   Ban Aid,      FaceMasks,

Toilet papers,        Glareprotection,   Cotton,        Rubber bands,      Bodylotion,

Cough drop Bandageroll,         Small plastic bag,  Chopstick,   NoseInhaler,

Dettol /Listerine,   Cologne,      Antiseptic,   Vicks Dustcover,

Mouth Freshness,  Candles/Lighter,    Cologne,      Antiseptic,   Mustard Oil

 

In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints,toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudesfor energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for dailyconsumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with alist of Medicine and their appropriate usage. Saving is not advisable since anycut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.

Additionally: –


Once you finalized your plan to visit the Holiest Mt. Kailash andMansarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passportshould be sent to us at least 1 month prior to start your Yatra.


It is advisable to carry extra money [In addition to the tour cost] forpersonal needs or emergency. Travel cheques, Indian currencies, credit card isaccepted in Nepal.


You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the Chineseborder. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return.


Documents:


You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag tomanage the following documents properly:

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o   Passport with Photostatcopies Photographs, Identity card Diary for addresses, contacts, small notesetc.

o   Ball pens with sparerefills Maps/Charts/Books etc.

o   Travel Cheques, creditcards & Currency.

o   Airline/Railwaytickets/vouchers.

o    Any other documentfor personal purposes.

o   For Indian National No ObjectionLetter from the Emabassy/consulate for Lhasa Trips by flight.


Clothing &Equipment’s:


The following clothing and equipment’s are suggested for your ownprotection and safety :

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o   Down Jacket, Polarfleece, Light quilted.

o   Pure wool and thickcotton socks

o   Thermal underwear(Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination.

o   Wool pullovers-poloneck, Flannel shirts.

o   Warm light gloves,Snow-cap (with ear covering)

o   Wool monkey cap, Sunhats & scarves.

o   Comfortable Trekkingboots and Sandals

o   Sun / Snow glasses

o   Towels-including smallhand towel.

o   Hot water bottle.

o   Light Trek bag (forcamera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep your personalbelongings.

o   Raincoat with hood.

o   Ladies can select otherclothing materials as per her interest.

o   Video camera: – as perthe interest.

o   Binoculars.

o   Plastic mug/whistle.

o   Swiss knife(multipurpose)

o   First aid box / personalmedicine

o   Walking stick

o   Note: Please do notcarry unnecessary and valuables


Informations HealthPre-Caution


Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and highaltitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains.Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness[malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherenceand insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex andphysical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers,sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicatethat the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea isdeliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rule

o   Rest.

o   Relax-do not exert, beexcited.

o   Reduce talking.

o   Walk slowly – adopt onethird of your speed and space.

o   Keep your load light.

o   Walk for 15 minutes andrest for 5 minutes.

o   Whenever you feeluncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.

o   Ignore the suddenoutbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.

o   Observe silence withsmile.

o   Never go too high andtoo fast.

o   Avoid smoking, alcohol,drugs and intoxicants.

o   Consume plenty ofliquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.

o   Chant a prayer orvisualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on theearphones and listen to your favorite music, bhajans, chanting etc.

o   Be careful not to catcha cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoidstaking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system isnot conditioned for this.

o   Keep your boots/Kedinside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the longstretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.

o   The uneven ground, steepslope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking andsightseeing together.

o   Always listen to yourguide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.


We provide the following services andequipment on the package:


 

Equipments

 

Sherpa Team,       Kitchen Tent ,       Kitchen Equipment’s,    Dining-Tents

Guest House ,       Mineral Water,    Chinese Guide

 

 

Services

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o   Hotel accommodation inKathmandu will be on twin sharing basis in facilitated. And accommodation inTibet will be either on guesthouse [as per the itinerary] in Basic needs.The guesthouse accommodation will be dormitory accommodation and tent accommodationwill be on twin sharing basis.

o   Once you enter Tibet,boarder you will be accompanying by Chinese guide along with our official tourguide, Sherpa team and Chinese drivers. Our Sherpas who take care of your needand requirements are cheerful and helpful. The drivers of our Bus are competentand safe.

o   Deluxe non-A/C or A/Ccoach as per the package costs with comfortable seats shall be used.

o   In case Parikrama aroundMT. KAILASH is not possible as per the itinerary due to adverse weather orother conditions additional one-day expense will be borne by the organizer.Expenses of the more additional days have to bear by the clients only.

o   We request you to choosea leader from you group so that our official representative can take a decisionconsulting your leader and Chinese representatives [guide] in case of anyurgent decisions required. Our official guide will discuss with Chinese guideand driver and brief you about the next day programme and general welfare atthe time of dinner.

o   Please bear in mind thatthe comfort en-route and destination may not match your home or a five star. Itis totally different mission and it is challenging. It is your SPIRIT and willpower, which will carry you through.

o   â€œSPECIAL BRIEFING” byexperts shall be conducted in KATHMANDU one day prior to the departure


Risk and Liability:–

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o   No Alcohol, Drugs andother intoxicants. Anyone found using these will be left behind at the verycamp at their own risk. Further stay and return back are all at their own riskand the liability is theirs.

o   Any natural adversitylike landslides, storm, floods, heavy snow, road blockage political unrest,cancellation of flights, delay in arrival or departure, sickness or accident,any unforeseen events that change the scheduled program forces the travels tochange the itinerary, the decision of the experienced coordinator and thetravels are the final one.

o   Any additional costincurred due to the above-mentioned reasons must be borne by the travelers.

o   The pilgrimage isplanned to make all do the parikrama of the Holy Mount. But it any one cannotmake it them the additional cost of the camp of staying behind has to be bornthem and there.

o   Travelers can takeinsurance coverage.


Some Suggestion:

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o   Travelling Kailash usedto be very difficult till 2000, now we can drive 80 speeds per hour till toDarchan. While travelling we recommend to drink a lot of water and bring lotsof dry fruits because you can’t feel to have cooked food so every one hour youfeel hungry.

o   Please take Chinese visaon your own country, sometime Chinese Embassy Nepal make difficult to processfor visa. Kailash and Lhasa travel permit can get easily through Kathmandu. Thepermit will come in paper before 1-25 days of your departure.

o   Please don’t take anyitems related Dalai Lama and don’t talk anything related him, If Chinese policefind the same, will make traveler difficult even they can cancel visa andpermit and send traveler back to their home with heavy fine.

o   Don’t forget to takeTravel Insurance, because it’s long journey on desert Himalayas no properhospital and doctors are available.

o   Please do some shoppingin Kathmandu for your travel materials like light, battery, woolen cloths,caps, shoes because you will get very cheap in Nepal.

o   Need t­­­­­­o bringPassport Size photographs. If traveler holds other than Indian Passport thentraveler has to take Nepal double entry visa on arrival at Kathamndu Airport.


These are few important notes. Pleasefeel free to ask any question. Please kindly contact us We will  helpyou to provide a to z services in kathamndu and Tibet.


Question: How much walking is required on theKailash Mansarovar tour package?


Answer.  This is a 38-kms / 3 days trek doneat an average altitude of 15000 ft and the highest point is the Dolma La (Pass)at 19,500 ft. Attempt walking the entire distance including the trek up theDolma La only if you are extremely fit physically. If you are reasonably fit,hire a pony (limited numbers available) for the 3-day parikrama (the rate forthis service is about Chinese Yuan 2800 for a Yak and a porter). You may needthe yak on day 2 of the parikrama on the ascent to Dolma La. But knowing thebehaviour of the yaks and the yakmen, you should be prepared for walks on thefirst and last day of the parikrama. On these 2 days the walks are in generalover level ground (i.e. with no major ascents or descents). There will be awalking for approx. 8 hrs. a day. However, there is the option of not doing theparikrama at all and staying behind at Darchen at your own cost. We can pickyou up after the parikrama.


Question: How should I prepare myself forKailash Manasarovar Yatra tour ?


Answer. Both mental and physical fitness is required to complete the trip.It is one of the toughest land journeys which you would have ever taken onearth. Physical preparations include ANY or all of the following: walking 4-5kms. a day, swimming, playing badminton, jogging, freehand exercise, climbing a10/20-storey building etc. All this not only helps muscle development but alsoexpands capacity of the lungs, which is vital in high altitudes due to lowerlevels of oxygen. This is not a yatra in which you can depend on ‘palkis’ orponies to take care of you. You have to depend on your own reserves of strengthand stamina. Mental preparation means being absolutely positive about wantingto complete the journey. Yoga helps. A medical check-up is stronglyrecommended. Take your personal physician’s advice on your participation. Ifyou consume alcohal and smoke, better quit it.


Some useful tips forKailash Mansarovar Yatra trekking trip:


Try and make friends with the Tibetan guide and driver. They mayappear stand-offish initially but are warm and simple people. Small gifts likeHindi movie cassettes, dark glasses, a cap/hat etc. go a long way in overcominglanguage problems and establishing rapport.


The first two to three days are particularly tough as you get usedto the rigours of the journey and acclimatise to the sudden change of altitude.This can cause breathlessness, lethargy, drowsiness, nausea, lack of appetite,sleeplessness, headache, irritation, anger, lack of judgement. Drink plenty ofwater (4-5 litres a day), remain calm and quiet, avoid petty arguments, rest asmuch as possible, eat properly at mealtimes. Talk to the helpful and caringstaff and inform them of any difficulties.


If you are not allergic to sulpha drugs (please consult yourphysician), take one tablet of Diamox at Kathmandu the night before leaving forTibet as well as on the 2nd and 3rd nights, or even longer. Alternatively, takehalf tablet in the morning and half in the evening. Now a day, we do havenon-sulphar drugs available by Ranbaxy. Oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags arecarried for anyone having major problems.


If you can’t do the parikrama, say so. Don’t take the altitudelightly. Many people understand at Darchen that the parikrama cannot be done bythem and decide accordingly. We will make alternate arrangements for you tostay back at Darchen (at extra cost payable directly to the lodge, approx Rs.2,500 a day approx).


Question: Is it compulsory to perform theParikrama / Kora / Circumambulation of Mount Kailash


Answer:  No, it is not compulsory. It depends on health and wish of anindividual. But if you are travelling in a group you must stay at the base campof Mount Kailash until the other group members come back after performing koraof Mount Kailash


Question: How long it takes for Mt. KailashParikarma / Kora / Circumambulation? How long is the trek?


Answer:  The circle of the mount Kailash fromDarchen (base of Mount Kailash) to Darchen is about 52 kms, out of which about10 kms is covered by vehicle. The trekking of Mount Kailash is about 42 kmstotal which is performed clockwise and takes 2 nights halt including one nighteach at Dhirapukh Gompa and Zuthulpukh Gompa.


Question: What if I start the kora /circumambulation and I find difficult completing it after 1st day trek?


Answer: The circle of the mount Kailash fromDarchen (base of Mount Kailash) to Darchen is about


Question: What is the difference betweenOuter Kora and Inner Kora of Mount Kailash?


Answer: The outer kora is the normal 3 days parikrama / kora /circumambulation of holy Mount Kailash which leads through Dhirapukh Gompa andZuthulpukh Gompa. On the other hand, the Inner Kora of Mount Kailash includes(apart from the normal kora) visit and parikrama of Nandi parvat, Ashtapad,Atma Linga etc. The inner kora is comparatively very tough and is performedusually one or two times every year, depending on weather. However, August isconsidered to be the most suitable time for Inner kora of Mount Kailash.


Question: What kind of food is served on thetour?


Answer:  For breakfast one gets high energy and nutritious beverages likecomplan, bournvita, horlicks along with tea/coffee. There isporridge/cornflakes and the menu alternates pancakes, upma, pakoras etc., andbread with butter/ jams etc. are there. Lunch is generally packed and served ata scenic spot near some water pool. It consists of a tetra pack (Frooti etc) orlime water with glucose, puri/chapatti & vegetables, tinned fruits/sweets,pickle. Dinner is at the campsite and the menu is very varied with soup,Indian, Chinese and European cuisine and a desert. Water collected from streamsnear the campsite is boiled and hence safe for drinking. You can add iodinedrops or chlorine tablets.


Question: Do we get pure vegetarian foodwithout onion?


Answer:  During entire trip of Kailash Mansarovar food served by thehotels, guesthouses and our chef is always pure vegetarian (Jain food) withoutonion and garlic.


Question: Do we get drinkable water on thetrip to Kailash Mansarovar?


Answer:  Yes, mineral water or filtered water orwater purifying tables are made available during the trip to KailashMansarovar. There are number of small shops where packed drinking water isavailable.


Question: Does my India Mobile work duringKailash Yatra?


Answer:  Yes, the Indian mobile does work duringthe Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake Yatra (except the day of Mount KailashParikarma), but kindly take international roaming from your provider.


Question: Can a single person or a couplejoin the Kailash Yatra group?


Answer:  NTP Fixed Departure Tours by Helicopter and thesame can be joined subject to availability in the specific departure dates. Allour departures are guaranteed and any number of person may take part in thesedepartures.


Question: What are the different ways of travelling to Kailash?


Answer:  

1. By road from India. This is a 28-30-daytrek but the disadvantage of this trek is that it has to be booked well inadvance and there is no certainty that one can go despite being in physicalshape, because the number of seats is limited and participants are chosen forKailash Mansarovar Yatra through draw by the Ministry of External Affairs,India. About 400 people out of 6000 applicants go for this yatra each year.


2. By road from Kathmandu and from there byroad to Lake Manasarovar at the base of Mount Kailash. One may fly to Kathmandufrom Delhi, Varanasi, Kolkata or Mumbai. This is the most popular route fordoing Mount Kailash Yatra.


3. Our Helicopter tours of Kailash areperfect choice for those who cannot afford to spend 15-16 days for the Yatra orwho are not very comfortable with high altitude road journey. This tour usesfixed wing aircraft for the flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj and from thereto Simikot. From Simikot a helicopter flies to Hilsa. Coach are then used toreach Manasarovar.


4. Tour via Lhasa wherein one will fly toKathmandu and then to Lhasa by China Air and from there one will visit varioustowns in Tibet like Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhatse, Prayang etc. and will reach LakeManasarovar. On the way back, there are three options:


a. drive back to Lhasa and fly back to Kathmandu


b. drive to Hilsa and fly via Helicopter andfixed wing aircraft to Nepalgunj


c. drive back to Kathmandu via Keiyrong –Rasuwagadhi Border (Nepal-China Friendship Route).


Question: What route does the Kailash 14-daytour follow?


Answer:  As stated above after 2 nights atKathmandu, the group leaves for the Tibet border (Keiyrong/Zhangmu) on the 3rdday. There is a 2-night halt at Keiyrong/Nyalam, with an additional day foracclimatising to the height. Thereafter halts are at Saga and the sacred LakeMansarovar before reaching Mount Kailash. This is followed by the 3-day Kailashtrekking (parikrama). The return route is the same. Each day there is anincredibly beautiful and equally exhausting drive for 8 hours or more, on roughand rugged terrain. There are very few metalled roads in this part of Tibet.


Question: Which currency I must carry on myKailash Yatra travel?


Answer:  Indian rupees currency notes are widely accepted in allsmall and big establishments and shops in Nepal side. During travel in Tibetone must carry Chinese Yuan only. The exchange rate of Chinese Yuan is approx.01 Yuan = INR 11 which vary from bank to bank and also on the day of exchange.US Dollars are also accepted at some places but carrying Chinese Yuans forsmall payments is always better. Exchange is available at Kathmandu Nepal andTaklakot (Burang) Tibet side. To avoid inconvenience and high exchange rate itis better that you buy and bring Yuans before starting from home, if available.


Question : Is there any subsidy given toKailash Manasarovar Pilgrims?


Answer : No. A few of our States – includingChhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand – oftheir own, directly provide varied sums of money to their residents to cover apart of their Yatra expenses of about Rs.1,50,000. For estimated expenditureper yatri, please see the section “Fees and Expenditure”.


Question : What kind of fitness is required ?


Answer: For Kailash Manasarovar Yatra fitness is very crucial. It isadvisable to get a medical examination with your regular doctor before you planto go on Mt. Kailash Yatra. Anyone suffering from back problems may find thelong drives over bumpy roads difficult. People suffering from Asthma or anykind of dust allergy are forewarned that the amount of dust on the roadnecessitates wearing a mask. Apart from that, it is a good idea to prepare inadvance with brisk walking, and some regimen of exercise or preferably yogaasanas and pranayama. Eventually, for most people the Kailash parikrama is anact of faith.


Question : How much walking is required onthe 15-day tour ?


Answer: During the rainy season in Nepal (lateJune to Sep), there is a strong possibility of landslides en-route to the Tibetborder. This stretch varies from 3-5 kms and has to be walked, if required.After that, you will need to walk during the parikrama, if you decide toundertake it. This is a 52-kms / 3 days trek done at an average altitude of15000 ft and the highest point is the Dolma La (Pass) at 19,500 ft. Attemptwalking the entire distance including the trek up the Dolma La only if you areextremely fit physically. If you are reasonably fit, hire a pony (limitednumbers available) for the 3-day parikrama (the rate varies but is about Rs3,500 – 4,500). You will need the yak on Day 2 of the parikrama on the ascentto Dolma La. But knowing the behaviour of the yaks and the yakmen, you shouldbe prepared for walks on the first and last day of the parikrama. On these 2days the walks are in general over level ground ( i.e. with no major ascents ordescents). THere will be a walking for approx. 8 hrs. a day. However, there isthe option of not doing the parikrama at all and staying behind at Darchen atones own cost. We can pick you up after the parikrama.


Question : Which is the best time to go onthe tour?


Answer: While tours operate from April to September in that region, pleasecheck the fixed day tours, and itinerary for details on dates. The Tibetplateau is a dry region and rain/precipitation is very little so any monthbetween May-September is good except for August when you can expect heavyrainfall in Tibet. Weather wise although May and September will be colder.However, June-Sep, is the rainy season in Nepal and on the road to the border,landslides do take place and might require a 5-6 km walk on extreme cases.Weather in Tibet is very uncertain.

Question : What kind of food is served on thetour?


Answer: For breakfast one gets high energy and nutritious beverages likecomplan, bournvita, horlicks along with tea/coffee. There isporridge/cornflakes and the menu alternates pancakes, upma, pakoras etc., andbread with butter/ jams etc. are there. Lunch is generally packed and served ata scenic spot near some water pool. It consists of a tetra pack (Frooti etc) orlime water with glucose, puri/chapatti & vegetables, tinned fruits/sweets,pickle. Dinner is at the campsite and the menu is very varied with soup,Indian, Chinese and European cuisine and a desert. Water collected from streamsnear the campsite is boiled and hence safe for drinking. You can add iodinedrops or chlorine tablets.


Question: How many people travel on a tour?


Answer: Generally the number of guest travelingvaries depending on the destination . The average group size(guests) for Worldtour is between 40 to 47 and Indian tour is between 28 to 56. However, if aparticular tour gets an overwhelming response or if it is a Speciality tourlike My Chic Lady (Ladies’ Special) or Happy go Lucky (Senior Citizens’) tourthen the group size may go beyond the aforesaid group size.


Question: Who all will travel on my tour?


Answer: Your co travelers can be any individual, right from a professionalC.A or Doctor to a teacher, a teenager, an artist, a politician, businessman,people of any religion, from any region, any language etc. When you return fromyour dream holiday, we assure you that there will be additions to your friendslist.


Question: What if I wish to extend my stayat one of the destinations?


Answer: You can extend your stay provided youintimate us of such extension at the time of your booking. Additional chargeswill be applicable. No extensions/alterations can be done when the tour is inprogress.


Question: Can I just do a part of the tour?


Answer: It is not advisable to do tours partly asyou won’t be able to experience your dream destinations completely. NTP offersyou a wide range of products that suit your requirements. Our travelconsultants will guide you on the same .


Question: Will there be any change initinerary or date of tour as we need to plan our leaves and make necessaryarrangements accordingly?


Answer: We do not change the itinerary nor date of the tour, however incase of force majeure events, circumstances force us to change the routing ordate of the tour, as the case may be, just for your safety.


Question : Can I make changes in my travelplan once the booking is done?


Answer : Yes, you can modify your booking or travelplan. There may be certain charges for modifications or for canceling the oldbooking and making new arrangements. The travel consultants at our offices willassist you for the same.


Question : Due to some reasons if I cancelthe tour then will I get my money back?


Answer : Cancellation of tour will attract certain cancellation charges.The travel consultant will give you the details about such cancellation at thetime of booking or for more information on cancellation charges


Question : What if the tour that I bookreceives very less response?


Answer: Generally, we operate all the tours thatwe launch, however in some cases the total number of bookings fall below ourprescribed minimum operating capacity, in such cases we give you options andthen accommodate or merge your tour with other available tours. You may alsoopt for our customized packages in such cases, but the services like groupgames, group activities, meals, tour leader etc may or may not be provided.


Question : How much is duration of KailashMansarover Yatra?


Answer : Kailash Mansarover Yatra is ex Kathmanduand has following Duration

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o   11 days for theHelicopter Route Via Nepalganj/Simikot

o   14Days for the Overlandroute via Nyalam and usually coaches are provided upto Kodari Border and afterclearing the Immigrations 17 seater coach

o   15 Tour Via Lhasa whereKathmandu Lhasa to/fro by flight and onward by land transport

o   15 Days Inner Kora withNandi Parvat and Astapad


Question : How is the tour usually conductedfor the 13 days Land Route?


Answer : 13 days Land route is very systematically planned with combinationof Transport and other arrangements


Kathamndu to the Kodari Border delux Tourist coaches .At Kodari Border weclear the Immigration and proceed to the Tibet (China) and meet our TibetanGuide and Vehiicles


We Drive for the next hault at Nyalam Via Zhangmu (Small Tibetan township atthe border) .


For acclimatization 2 nights at Nyalam and than drive Saga toMansarover to Darchan/Tarboche YamDwar the starting point of KailashParikrama .

Than 2 Nights of Kailash parikrama via DIrapuk and Dolama PassZuthulpuk to Darchan and Mansarover


Than Drive back same route mansarover  Saga- Nyalam  Kathmandu ORKerung New route

Question : How many parikrama we do inKailash ?


Answer : We would conduct and facilitate TwoParikramas Mansarover Parikrama of 112 Km is done by the Eco Coaches KailashParikrama of 2 nights is optional depending upon the guest health since thetrek of 38 kms via Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk option of Pony /yak is also availableon direct payments .


Question : Which is the best time to travelfor the Yatra ?


Answer : Kailash is a seasonal destination with theYatra operation April to September only every year and get affected by thepolitical and natural reasons so as an when you are able to manage and all goeswell you could undertake the Yatra .


Question : Which vehicles are used during theYatra on the Tibet Side ?


Answer : Mini Coaches 17 seater /Van/Coaster depending upon the group size, guest requirement and permits.


Question : What type of stay arrangements areplanned for the Yatra at kathmandu?


Answer : We usually provide Three star orequivalent for the Yatra at Kathmandu .


Question : What kind of stay arrangement isplanned at Tibet ?


Answer : We provide combination of Best availableGuest Houses during the Travel but during Kailash Parikrama only Mud Houses areavailable so that is arranged for a night hault.


Question : What kind of Food is provided forthe Kailash yatra ?


Answer : We serve pure vegetarian satvik foodduring the Stay at Kathmandu and during the Yatra where by at the Hotel atKathmandu the same is laid in buffet and there after during the Yatra cooked byour accompanying Sherpas and served to suit the Yatri palate in tough highterrains .


Question : How can we do the Puja andavailability of the Pandas ?


Answer : A Yatri can perform his /her own ritualsduring the Yatra and at Mansarover where as pandits are not available in theregion but some of the groups bring along there own pandits and perform Puja


Question :  If I am unable to do Kailashparikrama than how things are managed ?


Answer : Some times at your own choice and othertimes Tibetan Guide might ask you to refrain from doing Kailash parikramaobserving at The Health or else in such cases Pilgrims stay back at Darcahn orMansarover lake in the Guest for 3 days and enjoy Kailash Standing tall high infront of them . After 3 days from other pilgrims come back and join thosestaying back than we proceed for the return journey to Kathmandu .


Question : How many days Yak/Pony or porteris required by the pilgrim during the yatra and how much does the same cost ?


Answer : The Yak/Pony is required by you onlyduring the Kailash Parikrama and you many decide in advance if required becoztheya re not available en route the yatra . Our Tibetan Guide may assist youwith the negotiations. And usually it cost Yuan 1500 for the Yak and Yakmen(the prices are depending upon availability only)


Question : Whata re the hidden charges i.e.,to be paid directly during the yatra or else ?


Answer : Additional expenses are only incurred in the emergent conditionslike natural disaster , political , accidental only . The charges as below arenot included in the cost Horse /Yak with the the man is not included inthe cost (You may need for the Kaialsh parikrama)


Additional drink , sim card / telephone/fax . laundry , travel insurance andadditional transportation


Service tax levied by the Government .,Puja /Tarpan , tips , additional portageservices etc


Question : Which currency and how much moneywe must carry for the Yatra ?


Answer : It is suggested that the pilgrim mustcarry CYN (Chinese Yuan) 5000 minimum for the emergency 

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Exchange rates might variate but usually cost around INR100 =NPR160


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 theKodari 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 inKathmandu


Question : What all is provided by the travelcompany ?


Answer : 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


Question : Any kind of Medical certificate isrequired for the Yatra ?


Answer : Till date there is no such ruling but we would suggest patientswith the Asthma and Heart ailment should refrain from the yatra and all mustget the check up donein order to avoid any issue on the high altitude duringthe Yatra .liek TMT Test , PFT Tesr , ECG and Blood test.


Question : What all documents are requiredfor the Yatra ?


Answer : Passport is the most important documentsfor which photocopy is required at the time of booking and in original 10 daysbefore departure for the Visas and you will have to carry original along withyou during the Yatra in order to clear the formalities enroute .


Question : Can we do Kailash yatra on thefull moon day ?


Answer : Yes the same can be conducted on the full moon day and every monthwe have departure schedule for the full moon.


Question : Are the children allowed for theYatra 6-10 years?


Answer : There is no restriction till date and youare best aware of your childs health so if they are physically normal than theymay accompany for the yatra


Question : Any specific precaution for thechildren ?


Answer : The same precaution as the elder is taking the same is applicablefor the children


Question : Do we need to pay additional forthe visa ?


Answer : Group Visa cost is included for the Yatraprice for China but for Nepal visa you will have to pay extra (applicable onlyfor the other than Indian passport holders only) Indian nationals with Indianpassport do not require Visa or Nepal.


Question : Are there frequent landslidesduring the travel ?


Answer : All would depend upon the weather only andcannot be anticipated at this juncture .


Question : How is the sanitation on our way ?


Answer : Kathamndu and onward journey has toiletsbut during Parikrama and Mansarover basic resources are available only .


Question : How is the availability of thedrinking water ?


Answer : We provide ample amount of Jar water or mineral water during theYatra and suggest as well to drink as much as possible in order maintain thegood health on the high altitude .


Question : Can we carry digital cameras/videocameras ? How is the possibility to recharge and is there any restriction ?


Answer : As such there is no restriction and guestmay carry still or digital camera . The voltage is 220V in the Tibet area andyou may re charge them but there is no such provision durig the KailashParikrma so it is advisable to carry additional battery .


Question : How is the communicationavailability en route the Yatra ?


Answer : These days mobiles are connected uptoDarchan (The base of Kailash) and you may purchase local card or your mobilefor the same on roaming . Else our guide will also be carring the mobile youmay use the same or the PCO’s available available by paying directly at anextra cost .


Question : When should we book Kailash yatraand how ?


Answer : These days there are various payment plansand payment modules (pls call our sales team ) and minimum 35 days before Yatrabooking 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)


Question : How can we make the payments ?


Answer : Payments can be made through the followingmediums ‘


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 paymentgateway www.ntpgroups.com


Cash or Cheque payment can be made at our company account in HDFC or ICICI bankin your own city


Question : What all essentials to be carriedduring the Yatra ?


Answer : Total Baggage allowance is 15 kg so we all must ensure to keep itminimum 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 ordresses are not advicable


Monkey cap


Underpants , Gloves , Dust Mask


Sunglasses and sunscreen , lipguard


Rainwear


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 inuse and minimum quantity only)


Question : Is there any restriction with theage ?


Answer : Usually there is no age restriction but during the rush time andconsidering weather China Government sometime restrict with the 70 yearspassengers


Question : What is the cancellation policy ?


Answer : Cancellation Policy


If You Cancel Your Holiday


You or any member of your party, may cancel their travel arrangements at anytime. Written notification or an email to that effect from the person who madethe booking must be received at our office. The applicable cancellation chargesare as per the published cancellation policy below.


Cancellation Policy:


Initial amount for booking is INR 20,000/- for Indians & USD500 for NRI and Foreigners being non-refundable & nontransferable, oncebooked subsequently intended cancellations & delays caused due to natural ,terrorist attack ,political or by the Pilgrim modification reason If thebooking 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 thetour cost will be into cancellation process.


If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, there will be norefund.


* Should Chinese authorities in their regulatory andadministrative concern exercise their authority to disallow travel permit/ visaor restrictions for certain dates, areas, nationalities, shall be abiding byall of us the organizers and subscribers no claim in such a case forcompensation will be entertained however the cancellation and refunds can be followed as ritually as in terms.


*Should date changes and shuffle imposed by the Chinese/ Tibetauthorities impact yatra itinerary, subscribers will have no claims on the usthe organizers for their required changes in their to & fro travel tickets,leave from works, home and their personal managements to report at the new dateand schedule for the yatra.


* Should there be up-ward revision in foreign exchange rate itwill become applicable to all bookings difference become payable.


* Rescheduling there be any reason whereby permits / visas are notprovided by the Chinese for a certain period , or travel to the region is outof bounds, NTP will ensure in all such cases unforeseen though subscribers areaccorded with high respect for their subscriptions and they are accommodated inthe next travel dates to their best facilitations such  postponement areconsidered not as desired cancellations by the subscribers and their paidamount is absolutely adjusted in the next tour date, we even regard for noprice revision for these shuffles.


*For any cause or the reason should there be any need for disputessettlement NTP Tourism Affairs Limited will abide and obey all that is ordainedby the Honorable and designated courts, legal forums however we earnestly makeit viable in legal terms that Delhi Courts & Legal forums are our companyjurisdiction for all such challenges, settlements or claims.


If we Change orCancel Your Holiday


We do plane the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we willhave to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may haveto make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are anychanges, we will advice you of them at the earliest possible date. We alsoreserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your cancel arrangement byassigning reasons to you.


If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due toreasons beyond our control ( for bad weather, Political reason/ Permit delay ).


We shall first try to offer you alternate dates for the tour ifthe tour has not already commenced.


If the tour has already commenced, then we sall refund the bookingprice/fee charged from you on a pro-rate besides depending on portion of thetour standing utilized by you.


In all circumstances, however our liability shall be limited torefunding to you the price we charged as the tour fees.


Change your HolidayPlan



After confirmation of service, if you wish to change your travelarrangements in any way, for example your chosen Departure date oraccommodation we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not alwaysbe possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from theperson who made the booking. All cost incurred will be borne by yourself.


Our Liability to You


We accept responsibility for ensuring that your travelarrangements, which you book with us, are supplied as represented and promisedto you. If any parts of your travel arrangements are not provided as promised,due to the fault of our employees, agents, we will pay you appropriatecompensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements.Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the cost you paid of your travelarrangements.


We do not accept any responsibility for any thirdparty service provided, like hotel, transport etc. For example, travel delaysare the responsibility of the transport and inefficient hospitality is theresponsibility of the hotels.


We are only your tour operator and at no time do we act as managers for yourrespective responsibilities and personal obligations. We are therefore notresponsible for your act, misdemeanor, omissions and neither are we responsiblefor managing any of your personal affairs, for example, we are not responsiblefor ensuring the safety of your personal belongings, travel documents etc. atany time before the commencement of the tour or after it or during the tour.

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