If you are planning for the Holy Yatra, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2 month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Yatra successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician, a First Aid Kit is essential for the travel.
While in Nepal clients will stay in twin sharing rooms(single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. . In Tibet the accommodation will be tents with a bathing tent or very simple guest houses (when available) with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
Transportation from Kathmandu to the border will be on our private bus. Transportation in Tibet will be 4 wheels drive Landcruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. While on trek we will provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yaks and yakman can be provided ( for an additional cost).
VISA AND DOCUMENTATION
Clients must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. A free three day transit visa for Nepal will be issued at the airport and another at the Tibet/Nepal border. We will take care of all the Chinese visa and entry permit procedures. Indian passport holders do not need visa for Nepal.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Once you finalized your plan to visit the Holiest Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passport should 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] for personal needs or emergency. Travel cheques, Indian currencies [except 500 and 1000 currency notes], credit card is accepted in Nepal .
You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the Chinese border. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return.
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly:
Request your Doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the followings:
|Fever||Chest congestion’s||Loose motion||Body & Joint pains|
|Vomiting||Muscle Pulls||Nose Blocks||Dysentery|
In addition to the Meditation, your First Aid Kit must contain the followings:
|Vaseline||Facial tissues||Dark sunglasses||Ban Aid||Toilet papers|
|Glare protection||Cotton||Rubber bands||Cough drop||Bandage roll|
|Small plastic bag||Chopstick||Dettol /Listerine||Cologne||Antiseptic|
|Face Masks||Body lotion||Nose Inhaler||Dust cover||Mustard Oil|
In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudes for energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with a list of Medicine and their appropriate usage. Saving is not advisable since any cut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.
CLOTHING & EQUIPMENTS:
The following clothing and equipments are suggested for your own protection and safety.
Please do not carry unnecessary and valuables
INFORMATIONS HEALTH PRE-CAUTION:
Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
ROUTHE & CLIMATIC CONDITIONS:
The route from Kathmandu to Tatopani [Nepal-China boarder] is narrow and scary but most of it is black topped. The high altitude Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty. Night is colder rather than day. Torrential rains and strong icy winds is common feature. Flooding rivers and landslides are frequent. The average altitude is above 3,500M and the route covers many high altitudes pass.
Samrat Tours & Travels provides the following services and equipment on the package:
|Gyamo Bag||Sleeping Bag||Dining Equipment’s|
|Sherpa Team||Kitchen Tent||Kitchen Equipment’s|
|Dining Tents||Guest House||Mineral Water|
|Chinese Guide||Land cruiser||Trucks|
|Walking Stick||Oxygen Bottle||Accommodation Tent|
|Yak & Yak man (for good carrying)|
RISK AND LIABILITY:
The Speciality of Samrat Tours & Travels is that even if one Yatri wants to do the Parikarma he / she will be taken care off. Oxygen bags, Gamm bags, Basic medical Kits are provided.