General information about the Trip:
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nyalam (12000ft) [for overland trip] before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also carry Diamox tablets [for acclimatization] that will be given (if needed) after night meal. Drink approx. 3 litres of water per day.
RENMINBI, the people’s money used by millions of Chinese everyday, circulates in notes of 1,2,5,10 and 50, 100 Yuan, 1,2 and 5 jiao; there are also coins for 1,2 and 5 fen. With the Chinese currency Renminbi, one Yuan is divided into 10 jiao, into 10 fen (US$ 1= 8 Yuan). All hard currencies in any form (Cash /Travellers Checks) can be exchange in Kathmandu.
TRANSPORTATION AND ROAD
Roads in Tibet are, for the most part, unpaved, now a day paved in many places. However they are improving day by day. Overland travel is by Jeep, Land Rover/Land Cruiser in Tibet section and in Nepal will be by private bus. A truck is provided to carry all the gears, food supply and camping stuff. Luggage must be kept to a minimum in jeep, as space inside vehicles can be tight. (Clients should be able to carry their own daypack in case of landslide, etc.)
During Parikarma, for food and camping equipments yak will be provided however extra to be paid for the personal use of yak pony or porter right at the spot as there is no advance booking system for the same. Once booked pony or porter cannot be cancelled even not using it there will be no refund.
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, Trekking shoe, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust. Bring toilet items, cosmetic etc that you will need from home as these are difficult if not possible to obtain on the way. A small personal first aid kit is also a good idea.
FOOD AND DRINK
While trekking/touring, all main meals, tea, coffee, and drinking water are included. All the food are prepared by our trained cook and served, however in some occasion specially while trekking, packed lunch are provided to reach the next camp on time. Boiled water/mineral water will be provided at every camp to fill your drinking water bottle.
Accommodation will be in lodges at every point except at Kailash Parikarma and Mansorovar. At these two points, accommodation will be on tent, provided by us along with form mattresses, sleeping bags. Hotels and guesthouses on the way to Kailash Journey are very basic there is no double or single room it’s on dormitory basis some time in one room 5/6 persons has to share and management of hotels is often poor. Clients should be prepared for what will be encountered – shared and often-unisex toilets. Those who are not going for parikarma will stay back in Darchen for that extra need to be paid for the accommodation food will be provided by our staff.
Telephone lines are available at various points of the journey. It is advised to leave behind your office contact number and address with your family in case of urgent message. Our offices will make it a point to dispatch your message to your home at the earliest.
The participant to Kailash tour must have comprehensive travel protection insurance that includes curtailment of tour, helicopter evacuation and other medical emergencies. You must provide us with the name, policy number and emergency contact number of your chosen insurance company.
PASSPORT, VISA & TRAVEL PERMIT FOR NEPAL & TIBET:
Visa regulations for INDIAN NATIONALS:
Visa regulations for FOREIGN NATIONALS:
Visa Facility to enter Nepal.
|Normal (5 days)||Top Urgent (same day)|
|American Passport Holder||USD 164||USD 198|
|Other Nationality||USD 80||USD 114|
Visa regulation in Tibet keep changing, as such, please keep in touch with us for latest Tibet visa information.
Please strictly consider the following points:
Our Staff Guides and Cooks
We have well-trained and cordial staff to handle your tour to the best of our abilities. Our company staffs are friendly, courteous and will greet you with a smile to erase you tired minds. Our guides are highly experienced and most of them have scaled peaks more than 8000 m. Our cooks are well trained to prepare food as per your requirement. They are well trained to prepare almost all type of food.
About Trekking in Tibet
Treks to Mt. Kailash tours are fully catered by our qualified and experienced crew from Nepal and a professional English speaking Tibetan guide. Loads/baggage are usually carried by Yaks.
A typical trekking day begins with a hot cup of tea brought to the tent at about 6 am, followed by a bowl of hot water for washing. After packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the morning’s walk. All you need to carry is a small daypack containing a water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain-jacket and a warm jumper, just in case. The porters or yaks will carry everything else for you. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we arrive at camp in time for a nice cup of tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the nearby villages, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book depends upon personnel usually. Dinner is usually served between 6 and 7pm and after dinner, the evening is often spent playing cards or talking with the crew – and sometimes there will even be some singing and dancing before heading off to the tent for a well-earned sleep.
Food on Trek
Apart from when you are staying in hotels, your cook will provide 3 tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and Western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread or Indian breakfast.
Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes and traditional breads. After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3-course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and completed with a simple dessert.
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and our cooks and kitchen crew maintain exceptional standards of cleanliness and food preparation hygiene. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for which can be handled with a prior notice.