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Physical fitness is indispensable for you to get the most out of your holy Mt. Kailash tour in Tibet. You should start counting on an exercise regimen and develop a walking habit.
To keep yourself in good shape and enjoy the best out of your Holy Kailash tour, daily walking by using the steps instead of elevator on the way to office, going for brisk walk and some aerobic exercise will help you greatly in maintaining the rhythm of your heartbeats. “Drink more liquid & Pass more Urine” is the first principle of any high altitude tour.
Since you will be spending several days in high attitude, visit your physician for advices on any illnesses such as blood pressure, asthma or any other chronicle or heart disease if you have any. IT IS STRONGLY RECCOMMENDED!!

Physical fitness is indispensable for you to get the most out of your holy Mt. Kailash tour in Tibet. You should start counting on an exercise regimen and develop a walking habit.

To keep yourself in good shape and enjoy the best out of your Holy Kailash tour, daily walking by using the steps instead of elevator on the way to office, going for brisk walk and some aerobic exercise will help you greatly in maintaining the rhythm of your heartbeats. “Drink more liquid & Pass more Urine” is the first principle of any high altitude tour.

Since you will be spending several days in high attitude, visit your physician for advices on any illnesses such as blood pressure, asthma or any other chronicle or heart disease if you have any. IT IS STRONGLY RECCOMMENDED!!

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS:

Although you need not to worry about altitude sickness as we have our itinerary designed perfectly for proper acclimatization, however, we prefer to let you know some basic symptoms in order to prevent rather to cure. Bear in mind that the effect of altitude sickness varies from individual to individual. The most noticeable symptoms are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Less urination output
  • Loss appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Dry cough

Acute Mountain Sickness is better prevented than treated.” By Peter Hackett.
Frost Bite & Sun Burn: Tibet is a place where one has a chance of getting Frost Bite as well as Sun Stroke, because in high altitude the thin layer of air allows the ultra-violet ray of Sun to penetrate directly to your bare skin. No wonder there is a tremendous difference in temperature between the shadowy places and sunny sides.

VISA & PERMIT

General Tourist Visa or Business Visa of China is not valid for traveling in Tibet. Special group visa & permit issued by the foreign ministry of The People’s Republic of China is a compulsion for the pilgrims. This permit is available only to the foreign tourist approved agencies of China. So to arrange your travel permits and visa, we need your passport copy a month before the departure date to proceed the visa procedure in time.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Any professional Cameras or photography for journalism or media is restricted in China. However, a still camera, professional video or digital cameras are permitted but you are not allowed to take the pictures of army or police officers, or any Government offices (interior or external) in China.

INSURANCE & RISK COVER

Traveling abroad in other words it means leaving your comfort zone. Need not to mention that by going further up into the wilderness of the Himalayas, the civilization fades behind you. There are risks & dangers inherent in trekking and overland travel through hazardous or difficult terrain, both of which may be involved in your adventure tour to Tibet. We strongly recommend you to insure yourself against the risk of loss or damage of your baggage, altitude or any other sickness, hospitalization, accident, emergency rescue including any airlift by helicopter or use of any extra ground transport, delay of trip due to weather condition may cause extra expenses on your stay at any place over and above your tour itinerary.

Our Company won’t be liable for any illness, personal injury, loss or damage of property, delay or additional expenses due to act of God, terrorism, Govt. restrictions and regulation, detentions, annoyance, quarantine, strikes, theft, disruption of advertise schedule, civil disturbances or change in transits etc. which are beyond our control.

EMERGENCIES & RESCUE OPERATION:

In the hour of emergencies when rescue operation has to be enforced, we arrange the transportation to bring the victim back to the safe place as soon as possible where intensive medical care can be given. Your insurance policy should cover this expenses, so our Company don’t bear any expenses.

FRIST AID KIT, OXYGEN & GAMMOW BAG (PRESSURE CHAMBMER):

We definitely bring a comprehensive first-aid medical kit. Besides, we carry gammow bag (pressure chamber) plus oxygen cylinders for emergency use.

ACCOMODATION IN TIBET

Modern amenities are way far to find in Hotels & Guest Houses in Western Tibet. Only a basic dormitory style accommodation is available. So, “PLEASE DON’T EXPECT ANY LUXURIOUS OR COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION en route”.

For your conveniences we use spacious tents that are approved for high attitude with floor mattresses and heavy dawn sleeping bags while on Kailash circumambulation/Parikrama. Also we provide separate tents for kitchen, dining and toilet.

FOOD

For the entire journey, we will have a trained and experienced cook + Sherpa staff who cares after you. Your day starts with a breakfast consisting of a choice of cereals followed by some of the Indian dishes such as Puri bhaji, Aloo Paratha, Upma, Aloo Pauha, Veg. cutlet etc. along with fresh fruits followed by hot tea/ coffee. We advise to fill up your thermos flasks with tea / coffee/ hot water for the day journey, as we won’t be able to serve tea / coffee till we reach the next destination.

Because of our busy day’s schedule lunch is generally prepared in the morning time and it will be served at lunch hour on the way. Truly speaking, a picnic style lunch, with a selection of light snacks (Aloo Paratha, Pakodas etc.) followed by fruits or sweet dishes, will be served.

Complementary foods such as chocolates, dry fruits etcetera come handy in the mountains if you bring along.

CURRENCY MATTERS

Yuan is called for Chinese currency. The exchange rate for Chinese Yuan (RMB) is US$ 1 = RMB 7.5 = (Nepali) NCRs 72 = (Indian) Rs. 45 (All rates are approx).

To convert money into Chinese currency, Bank of China has branches at border towns like Zangmu, Taklakot or at Lhasa. Tourists can convert US Dollars into Yuan easily.
You can also find many private money changers who accept Indian or Nepali Rupees at border towns like Zangmu or Taklakot though you have to bargain tactfully.

TIME DIFFERENCE

Despite the huge land mass of China, standard time is measured from Beijing – the Hans arrogance. Tibetan time is 8 hours ahead of GMT. When the border is crossed from Nepal, the time difference is considerable. Nepalese time is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT and Indian Standard Time is 5 hours and 30 Minutes ahead of GMT, so Tibet is 2 hours & 30 minutes ahead of Indian time.

JOURNEY BY ROAD

Members are expected to be up early in the morning by 06:30 a.m. (Chinese time) and be ready for breakfast by 8:00 a.m. and get set ready to move after breakfast by about 09.00 a.m. It takes approximately 7-8 hours journey in Land Cruiser everyday. However, there will be small intervals for enjoying the sceneries and taking photos while on the ride. At noon, lunch will be served and the ride resumes till the destination reached by about 3-4 p.m.

TREKKING DAYS

While on trekking your day begins with a hot cup of tea serve in your tent at about 6 a.m. by ever smiling hardy guys of Nepal, followed by a bowl of hot water for cleansing. When everything is well stumped in your bags and got a good breakfast, we hit on the trail for the morning trek. While on trek, we should carry a small day pack containing water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain jacket and a warm jumper (just in case). Yaks will carry the rest.

Every after 3 to 4 hours walking, we stop for lunch at around noon. Normally, we arrive at the camp by about 6 p.m. The free time available can be spent in exploring the nearby places, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing. Dinner is usually served by about 8 p.m.

THE CREW

Our Nepalese trekking crews with Tibetan guide will all the time ready to run extra mile to make your trip as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. They all speak some English and Hindi, so language barrier is not existed. Under the leadership of the Sirdar (Chief of Sherpa), the crew consists of several Sherpa guides who will ensure that guest members have a wonderful time and now and then direct the path away from the wrong path during the trek. The cook and kitchen crew will serve good nutritious food.

We use Yak to carry all the baggage, foods and belongings while trekking. All the members are requested to develop a friendly term with the Sherpas, crew and guides, which will enable us to get a lot of information regarding the social and cultural aspects of the area. Such intimacy will enrich your understanding over day-to-day life.

ITEMS TO CARRY

CLOTHINGS: For Nepal part we can keep normal clothing.

In Tibet, the daytime while traveling will be warm enough but in the morning and evening the temperature goes down. Also Tibet is very windy & dusty too. Our company provides you a down-filled jacket which is warm enough for Tibet. But, we advise you to bring the following items by yourself.

  • Warm Windproof Jacket – one
  • Woolen Sweater (Full sleeve + half)
  • Woolen Shawl
  • Long Joan or Thermals (2 pair)
  • Warm trousers (2)
  • Cotton or Jeans pants (2)
  • T Shirts & Shirts
  • Rain coat with hood (Poncho type)
  • Warm Hand Gloves
  • Warm Socks
  • Cotton Dust Mask
  • Towel & Napkin
  • Monkey cap, Muffler, Scarf
  • Regular clothing
  • Under garments (enough for the tour as there is no laundry in Western Tibet)
  • Hat or cap
  • Empty plastic bag to pack your used cloths in bag
  • Half pant or Bermudas for holy bath.
  • Normal walking shoes or sandals.
  • Trekking shoes with proper grip

MEDICAL & COSMETICS

  • • Soap & paper soap, washing kit
  • • Cold cream, Sun cream or lotion, chap sticks, moisturizers.
  • • Personal medical kit with tablets for diarrhea, headache & Stomach, cough lozenges, Cough syrup, Antiseptic cream, pain balm, Glucose powder, Electoral, Bandages, Cotton & Gauge, Dettol or Savlon, Disposable syringe, your regular medicines etc.
  • • Toilet kit, Nail clipper, scissors, Sewing kit, pocket knife,
  • • Hair oil, shampoo pouches.

OTHER ACCESSORIES

  • • Sun Glasses
  • • Empty water bottles (two)
  • • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • • Unbreakable Thermos flask
  • • Camera, Films & batteries
  • • Note book, Pen, Pencil

TIPS:
It now became a culture for the trekkers to tip the crew as a sign of appreciation for the work and the services rendered by them at the end of the tour. Group members at their own discretion can collectively tip the crew.



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