FAQ's | Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash

Mansarovar

Yatra FAQ's

Q 1: What are different routes and duration for Mt. Kailash Yatra?

A: There 6 different routes and duration/cost will vary depending on route type:-

 

1.Ex Lucknow via Helicopter

Cost per head - 1.75 lacs INR+ GST

Duration - 9D/8N.

 

2. Ex Kathmandu via Helicopter

Cost per head -1.85 lacs INR+GST

Duration -11D/10N

 

3. VIP Yatra - Ex Nepalganj via Helicopter

Cost per head - 5.20 lacs INR+ GST

Duration - 3D/2N

 

4. By Road - Ex Kathmandu

Cost per head - 1.35 lacs INR+ GST

Duration - 14D/13N

 

5. Ex Kathmandu via Lhasa

Cost per person -2.25 lacs INR+GST

Duration - 15D/14N

 

6. Kailash Mansarovar inner and Nandi Kota Yatra

Cost per person - 1.80 lacs INR+ GST

Duration -18D/17N

 

** cost are subject to revision as per company discretion

Q2: Are there any minimum or maximum age criteria or any medical tests required to pursue Kailash Yatra?

A: Age recommendation to pursue Kailash Yatra as per statutory guidelines are 10-70 years. Any person undertaking Kailash Yatra should be medically fit with no serious health condition and breathing related issues as this involves trekking and long hours walk. It is at the sole discretion of person whether to take inner Kora Parikrama while on Mansarovar Yatra, however it is easy for most of the pilgrims from blessings of Lord.

Note - Local authorities or Govt.  or guides may reject a person to undertake Yatra basis the medical fitness and no refund in this case can be claimed from Comfort my travel / associates if rejection is by local authorities / officials.

Q3: Are accommodation facility good enough during Kailash Yatra at various pit stops?

A: Pilrgrims on sacred journey to Kailash should expect basic accommodation with soul food (vegetarian) and basic facilities. It can be guesthouses, monasteries it basic lodging facility during the yatra. Few good facility hotels are now mushrooming around Nepalgunj, Saga, Burang and Darchen. Around Mansarovar lake there are only tents / Guest houses available with very basic facilities like toilets and normal food. While on treks tents or lodge facility is available.

Q4: Are there hygienic toilets/washrooms available while on Kailash Yatra ?

A: Generally facilities are very basic and sometimes you might face difficulty to find hygienic and clean toilets

Common toilets or public toilets are common sight during your Yatra.

Don’t lost hope there are also some good toilet facility near Taklakot, Saga and Darchen region while on Kailash Yatra

 

Indian / western style toilet preference are available for pilgrims having issues with knees or orthopaedic condition , however pilgrims should inform their local guides beforehand so that they will intimate about the availability and places where these facilities are available .

 

During trek to Mt. Kailash / Kora Parikrama / circumambulation there are no toilets available and open air toilets are generally used and dug pit holes toilets are made available.

Q5: What is the kind and quality of food/ meals available?

A: Breakfast are generally healthy and nutritive like complain, corn flakes, fruits like banana, apples along with tea / coffee.

Bread butter and fruit jams are served generally at most parts of the Kailash Yatra.

Juices are also made available and as per availability.

 

Lunch-are generally packed hygienically in aluminium foils or paper wrapped and served on sites or during the yatra at various stops. At all places meals are vegetarian or soul food and jain type food.

Food packets contains tetra packs - frooti, lime juice, Glucose, tinned pickles , rotis/ poori, seasonal vegetables and tinned sweets.

 

Dinner - is served at sites near any natural water reservoirs like lakes and water is boiled and disinfected using chlorine/ Iodine drops hence safe for drinking.

Packets contains - vegetable soups may vary depending on Indian, Chinese type food preferences.

Q6: Is good available always vegetarian with no onion/ garlic?

A: Yes, always soul food vegetarian food is served at all places during Kailash journey without garlic and onion similar to Jain food.

Q7: Is edible water available while on Kailash Yatra?

A: Yes, package drinking water mineral , RO purified potable water is available during Kailash Yatra dee local shops have water bottles available .You may buy as per nerds and carry along while on trek or journey

Q8: Will I get mobile coverage / reception during Kailash Yatra?

A: Yes, Indian origin mobile phones or international roaming activated mobile phones will work. At good hotels you may also get Wi-Fi network for use.

Also it is advised to use Watsapp based Voip calling for better coverage and lower tariffs while on Kailash Yatra. You may also get Nepal country SIM card easily from local vendors that will work .

Q9: Can a single person or a couple join the Kailash Yatra group?

A: Yes, with Comfort my travel Kailash tours there are various group departures or single person may also complete the yatra without any issues. Depending on your departure dates there are various groups or persons traveling to Kailash from our company and you may get along tour family / friends or relatives as fixed group packages or also chose single person departures and get along with a group we will facilitate the journey at various stages of the tour and will arrange transportation via road or helicopter   subject to availability in the specific departure dates. All our departures are guaranteed and any number of person may take part in these departures.

Q10: What route does the Kailash Yatra take or follow with different types of tour packages and duration like 9D/14D/15D and 18 days?

A: Depending in cost and duration of the tour package chosen by you for Kailash Yatra there are different routes like Ex Lucknow , Ex Kathmandu , Ex Nepalgunj , VIP tours  and Road journey or Ex Lhasa number of days and cost will depend .

Every route is safe and comfortable with Comfort my travel and wisely chosen for you .

To view detailed Yatra dates and day wise planner kindly click on our Yatra schedule on our website .

Q11: Is valid passport mandatory for undertaking Kailash Yatra?

A: Yes, anybody pursuing Kailash Yatra need to carry a valid passport and necessary permits to undergo Kailash Yatra which is located in autonomous region of China .

Q12: From where do I need to submit my passport or get Visa, do I have to apply to  Chinese embassy or you would arrange ?

A: There are circulars and guidelines issued by Chinese authorities and rules are revised time to time basis , Comfort my travel will facilitate in getting permits and visa after receiving complete payments from your end receiving necessary documents .

There is Chinese embassy at New Delhi for Indian nationals and for foreign nationals there is embassy at Kathmandu. We help you get all approvals and proper visa/ permits timely.

Get in touch with our Travel counsellor for updates rules for getting Visa.

Q13: I already have a Chinese visa, do I still need to apply for visa again?

A: Yes, even if you have a Chinese visa on your passport you need to bring your original passport to designated Chinese Embassy in order to get approved in Group visa. Authorities will validate and provide group permits to pursue Kailash Yatra.

Q14: What are list of documents I need to carry while on Kailash Yatra?

A: Here is a list

Valid passport, voter ID ( Indian nationals )

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Travel insurance & medical insurance

Medical fitness certificate

Q15: How healthy I should be in order to undertake the Kailash Yatra?

A: Madness, Craziness and faith in yourself is the ultimate pass to Kailash Yatra for most of the pilgrims.

Yes medical fitness is required to be able to complete the yatra so you should ideally get all your medical tests done and any serious medical ailment should be first taken care of.

People allergic to dust and asthmatic should take necessary precautions like wearing a mask or carry along inhalers as recommended by doctor. People suffering from back ache should carry less weight on their shoulders while trekking / walking and take necessary rest. People undergone surgery should be completely recovered and precautions should be taken while on the journey. It is always a matter of faith to reach Kailash.

Try yoga, brisk walking and exercises in order to get yourself prepared for the most important journey of your life.

Q16: List of recommended medical tests before booking for Kailash Yatra?

A: Blood test, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, ECG are some basic tests which are recommended. Depending on age or physical status of a person, we recommend that he should get examined by a recognised medical practitioners thoroughly. It is the sole responsibility of the traveller to ensure that he/she is fit to undertake this trip.

If our company found out that any pilgrim is unfit to undergo journey ahead. We may ask the person to de-board immediately and there will no refund / compensation will be provided for any services. We will provide all support however costs should be borne by the Traveller for any medical assistance or attention for the treatment of any.

Q17: Is portable oxygen cylinder made available during Kailash Yatra?

A: Yes, portable small size oxygen cylinders are made available and always available with our crew members / guides / Sherpas during trekking and long walk. Oxygen cylinders can be bought from the local markets at Burang for emergency usage. During Kailash Yatra tour in Tibet our crew members also have pillows / cushions / masks and basic emergency medical kits available with them so ask for it if required.

Q18: Do your company provide ambulance or medical evacuation in case of any medical emergency while on Kailash Yatra?

A: Yes , we provide all possible support during any kind of medical emergency from ground ambulance to admission to nearest well equipped hospitalisation if need be .

Recognised doctors and required medical aids will be facilitated, however our company Comfort my travel will not be responsible for medical bills/ costs/ medicines / charges which should be sole responsibility of the traveller and we advise travellers to have deep pockets with sufficient money / cash to overcome any medical emergency.

Q19: Do I need insurance for Kailash Yatra?

A: Yes, it is recommended to have a handsome insurance cover for medical and travel in case of any unforeseen events. Pls get insurance from a reputed company and read the terms and conditions before buying. Check the insured amount, one time premium cost, routes covered and what is not covered.

We provide assistance is buying a good travel / medical insurance pls get in touch with our counsellor for details.

Q20: Which type of currency shall I carry Indian or foreign while on Kailash tour?

A: Few Tips to save your hard earned money.

 

Indian currency (₹) in big/ small denominations are widely accepted around Nepal region.

2000 currency notes are currently out on hold so read updated official government rules around the same.

 

It is advised that you should carry sufficient amount of Chinese currency (Yuan) while on   Tibet region of Kailash Yatra . Currency exchange is available at Kathmandu, Nepal and Burang (Chinese side).

 

In order to avoid high currency rates and exchange charges our company Comfort my travel provides currency exchange at nominal fees pls contact your travel representative for detailed information. Our website have all information around the same.

USD (US $) are also widely accepted at all major points however it is advised to carry along (US $) and check before buying for places where they are accepted.

Q21: Which is the best time to travel to Kailash Yatra?

A: Kailash Yatra starts from April- Sept every year and climate is good for pursuing holy Yatra.

 

For Yatra schedule and fixed departure calendar dates pls click on our website link for Kailash Yatra 2019.

Kindly be aware that weather around Tibet region is very uncertain and changes rapidly so there might be delays due to bad climate like flights / Helicopter Yatra / roads at any time we as responsible tour operator takes necessary precautions and plan accordingly however sometimes delays due to weather are beyond our control so there might be delays due to weather / authorities.

Q22: I have read and aware about all details about Kailash Yatra how do I book? What is the minimum booking amount?

A: Booking starts at minimal cost of only ₹ 15000 and rest amount can be paid in advance as defined in booking form.

In order to book few documents are required in order to confirm your enrolment.

1. Copy of valid passport

2. Recent color photo for Visa

3. Duly filled booking form and consent for acceptance of terms and conditions

4. Booking Amount conformation

 

Various modes of payment are available:-

Online bank transfer

Digital wallets

Credit cards / Debit cards / Net banking

Payment gateway on our website

Cash at our company office

 

Kindly get in touch with our travel expert for all modes of payments.

Q23: Which travel operator govt. or private tour company will be the best option for Kailash Yatra?

A: You may want to research for various private and govt. agencies conducting Kailash tours every year.

It should be convenient, pocket-friendly and hassle-free and tour operator should have good reputation for arranging Kailash Yatra and a success storyExperience does always matters. Read the company profile and talk to our experts for Kailash Yatra detailed info. Comfort my travel carries of over 5 years of successful Kailash tour campaigns.