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Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty. Night is colder rather than day. Torrential rain and strong wind is common feature. The most pleasant months for Mt. Kailash trip are from May to September. During this period maximum temperature is 22 degree centigrade and minimum temperature is 0 to -10 degree centigrade.
Fitness and Altitude
This trip can be joined by anyone who can walk for average of 5-6 hours a day. Our itinerary is set on slow pace hike to meet the acclimatization and enabling our clients to enjoy the best. But as this trips goes above 3000 m, you may suffer from Mountain sickness alias altitude sickness. Most of the trekkers once they are acclimatize; rarely suffer more than mild discomfort from the altitude. Advise: Drink approx. 3 liters of water per day.
In Kailash Mansarovar tour participants are required to travel and trek through high altitude region. In such places, the atmospheric air is under low pressure and they may suffer from altitude sickness. Therefore participants need to be done medical test thoroughly before joining the trip. We also recommend walking for 4 to 5 km per day at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to the departure date.
Transport & Roads
Roads in Tibet are, for the most part, paved. Overland travel is by Land Cruiser or Tourist Coach 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 and luggage. (Clients should be able to carry their own daypack in case of landslide, etc.)
In Kathmandu five or four star hotel accommodation as per the plan you choose will be provided. In Tibet 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. Be noted that conveniences in Tibet are very limited and therefore the quality of accommodation will vary from one place to another. In most of the places only 2- 6 bed sharing rooms are available. Single room will not be guaranteed.
Food & Drink
While trekking/touring, all main meals, tea, coffee, juice and drinking chocolate are included. All the food are prepared by our trained cook and are served hot, however in some occasion specially while traveling, pack 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.
Telephone/ Phone/ Fax
We at Kailash Treks understand the importance of being in touch with your dear n near ones. Though the means of communication are highly poor or almost nil in the trip, we are equipped with satellite phone. This enables you to remain in touch with your home throughout the trip. Also telephone lines are available at various points of the journey. It is advised to leave behind your contact and address our office 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.
Oxygen with mask and regulator sets for emergency/medical purpose is always available in tour and during the trek/parikarma. Explore Kailash Treks makes every effort to minimize the risk of sickness and changes in itinerary. However, Charges for unforeseen circumstances are the responsibility of the clients. EXPLORE KAILASH TREKS is not responsible for charges incurred in the case of illness, landslides, or other emergency events. In the case of a landslide, it may be necessary to transfer vehicles.
In Tibet most of the places of Kailash Mansarovar Tour only Chinease currency 'Yuan' is accepted. So you are advised to exchange required Chinese currency before leaving for Tibet. You can exchange INR/ USD with Yuan in Kathmandu or at border. ATM facility is not available anywhere of this tour.
With each group we send one professional tour leader/guide accompanied by experienced cook and required number of helpers as per group size. All of them are friendly, courteous and are fully committed in providing the highest level of customer satisfaction. Our guides are highly experienced and most of them have already scaled peaks above 8000 meters. Our cooks are well trained to prepare North Indian, South Indian, Punjabi, Jain and continental dishes as per requirements.