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Kailash Manasarover Yatra

Please welcome to Harekrishna Char Dham Yathra

Hare Krishna. Please accept the blessing of Lord Sri Krishna. All Glories to Lord Shiva. All glories to Lord Srila Prabhupada. All glories to Guru & Gauranga.

Vedic literatures inform us that by taking a holy dip in Manasarovar and to perform parikarma of Kailash all our sins are destroyed & we Become free from the cycle of birth & death.

“Hare Krishna Char Dham Yatra” is very delighted to inform you of a spiritual tour being conducted to the very auspicious Manasarovar & Kailash. Appeared from the mind of Lord Brahma, Manasarovar is spiritually a very potent place. Scriptures inform us that Kailash is the holy abode of Lord Shiva where he along with His consort Mother Parvati lives in tranquility and meditates on His worshipful Lord Sankarshana. Therefore the area near Kailash is apiritually very vibrant. This will be definitely an everlasting cherished spiritual expedition in your life.

We have a team comprising of people who are accustomed to the Himalayan environments & specialized in trips operating the Sacred Hailash Manasarovar Yatra-Parikrama. Our dedicated & dynamic team of well experienced professional is always ready to undertake any change in tours and travels field and make our yatra enjoyable and safe with prompt and well coordinated services. Our prime objective is pilgrims satisfaction. Please contact us for our various tour related services.

It is our humble request to you good self to participate in this exciting holy excursion in the association of devotees along with your family and friends. We are sure that there will be enormous spiritual change in your life after visiting these spiritually surcharged places

Importance of Kailash & Manasarovar

Thousands of Sages, devotees, philosophers and even the demigods have submerged into blissful trance at the very sight of this divine grandeur. “ Kailash parvate rama manasa nirmita param brahmana narashardula tenedam manasam sarah”. Rishi Vishwamitra tells Lord Ramachandra, “O Rama, on Kailash mountain there is a great lake which has appeared from the mind of Brahmaji. As it has appeared from the mind it is called Manasarover.” Kailash and Manasarover are as old as the creation. It is the abode of Lord Shiva and his divine consort Parvati.

The south face of Kailash is described as Saphire, East as Crystal, West as Ruby and the north as Gold. The city of Kubera is also situated here. Mother Ganga, after originating from the toe of Lord Mahavishnu entered Satyaloka & other Upper planets and finally descended on peak of Kailash by the fervent prayers & severe austerities performed by King Dilip and hid son Bhagirath. Shiva quelled Ganga’s furiousness by receiving her on his matted coils and finally released her on the earth for purifying the sinful conditioned souls of the world.

As one traverses the Parikrama path of Mount Kailash one encounters holy peaks of Ravana Parvat, Hanuman Parvat, Padmashambhava, Manjusri, Vajradhara, Avalokiteswara, Jambeyang, Shavari & Norseng, etc. The learned address five of them as Panchabuddhas. The track takes one through Dira Phuk, Shivasthal and finally to Dolma (the highest point). This pass belongs to Mother Parvati and is an important point of worship. This point is considered as the point of spiritual revival. One can have the best view of Mansarovar and Ravana Tal from the south west point of Kailsh during Parikrama.

The grand view of Gulra Mandhata, Manasarovar and Ravana Lake hypnotizes the onlooker into subliminal aura. Ravana is said to have prayed at his lake (Ravana Lake / Rakshas Tal) and have had the audience with Shiva. Manasarover was created by Brahma at the request of great Rishis. This mind born lake contains the essence of all the Vedas. This is the place of Holy Ceremonial bath. Oblations to the ancestors are offered here. Both the lakes are full of Swans.

This is also one of the most important Pilgrim center for the Buddhists. They worship Demchook (Buddha in fierceful form) seated on the summit of Kailash. It is also called Dharmapala. One Version quotes the deity as form of Shiva’s Manifestation. The description of the deity is more or less like Shiva. Devi is also given a similar form like Parvati. They adore Kailash as Kang Rinpoche and Manasarover as Tso Mapham. Guru Rinpoche (The great Indian Master Padmashambhava who Introduced Buddhism) and Saint Milerapa are greatly revered here by Pilgrims. Since Tantrism runs through the main core of Buddhism here, their customs and practices would be found running close and parallel to Hindu traditions. Like the Indians, they also consider Dolma (Parvati) and Thuki Zingbu (Guari Kund) as the holiest spots. Many of their legends when interpreted rationally would find commonality with Indian approach.

The Jains acknowledge Kailash as Ashtapada and Padma Hrada. It is believed that Adinath Rishabhdeva, the first Tirthanakara attained Nirvana here. A few claim that Guru Nanak meditated here. Across the river Chu, there on the Nyari range stands an impressive temple. Inside this monastery there is a marble dtatue radiating peace and compassion. This statue is claimed to be that of Guru Nanak. A few call it Guru Rinpoche.

The above cost for Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Land cruisers via Nepal for 2011 includes:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights accommodation on twin sharing basis at 4* Hotel in Kathmandu (Shanker / Vaishali or equivalent) with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (pure vegetarian).
  • Two nights accommodation on sharing basis in Nyalam in basic hotel with common toilet facility.
  • One / Two night accommodation in Prayang guest house on sharing basis in Prayang with common toilet facility.
  • Two nights accommodation in New Hotel Saga or equivalent on sharing basis in Saga with attached toilet facility.
  • Two nights accommodation in basic guest house in Darchen without toilet / shower facility.
  • Two / One night(s) accommodation at Chui Gompa / Hor Quo Guest house (basic guest house) at Mansarovar without toilet / shower facility.
  • One night accommodation at Dirapuk Hotel (best available hotel / guest house) at Dirapuk without toilet / shower facility.
  • One night accommodation at Zuthulpuk in fixed camps without toilet / shower facility.
  • One half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Tibet Border / Kathmandu by Non A/c Coach.
  • Camping arrangement backed by Nepalese Sherpa crew on full board basis – except inside Nepal, all the meals in Tibet side shall be cooked and provided by our Sherpa staff.
  • Hiring charge of Sleeping Bags.
  • Services of an English speaking Nepalese team leader from Kathmandu and an English speaking Tibetan guide from Kodari Border onwards.
  • Transportation inside Tibet by Deluxe 4500 CC Japanese Land Cruiser (4 pax per land cruiser).
  • A support truck to carry food / camping equipments etc.
  • Necessary Yak & Yak men to carry your luggage (one piece per person only) for Kailash Kora.
  • Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries.
  • Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee.
  • One duffel bag per person.
  • One down jacket per person on returnable basis.
  • Yatra completion certificate to each pilgrim.
  • Insurance for our sherpa team / team leader.

The tour cost excludes:

  • Travel & medical insurance – we strongly recommend that one should take insurance coverage to cope up with any eventuality.
  • Rescue evacuation cost in case of emergency.
  • Insurgent fee approx. INR 500 per person.
  • Airfare to Kathmandu and back.
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation or porterage on The Arniko Highway (INR 500 - 700) per person.
  • Expanses of personal nature viz. soft / hard beverages, photography charges, porterage at the airports / hotels, laundry, tips, telephone calls etc.
  • Yak / Pony hiring charges for riding during Kailash Parikarma
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the clause, “The above cost includes”.

Booking Conditions :

  • Booking shall be accepted with a non-refundable deposit of INR 18,000 per person.
  • Passport copy with minimum 6 months validity.
  • Letter from a doctor certifying that the participant is fit to undertake this pilgrimage.
  • Booking MUST be made minimum 2 months prior to each departure date.

Cancellation Policy :

  • Once a booking is made, the deposit fee is non-refundable.
  • Cancellation made 30 days before the departure date – 25 % of total package cost.
  • Cancellation made 15 days before the departure date – 50 % total package cost.
  • No refunds for any cancellation made within 15 days from date of travel.

Special Notes:

  • We strongly advise to keep a provision of 2 – 3 extra days to overcome any delays. 
  • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its associates shall not be liable for any such delays
  • We or our associate agents have the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
  • The group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions or technical snags with the helicopter, there could be a possibility of helicopter being un-operation for a couple o days, under such circumstances, every effort shall be made to provide them lodging / boarding etc. and the best available efforts shall be made to make alternate arrangements if possible however under such circumstances, all additional charges (if any) shall be borne by the guests.

By Flight & Landcluser
Sacred Kailash Mansarover Yatra For 16days /15 Nights
(All Tours depart from Bangalore / Mangalore.)

 

Day - 01: Departure from Bangalore Airport to Kathmandu. You will be received at the airport. Check into hotel and briefing about programme. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day – 02: Early morning departure for darshan of Pashupathinath & Sleeping Vishnu. The day free for final preparation of yatra. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day – 03: Early morning departure for border at Kodari. Breakfast on way.Arrive Kodari (110KM ) proceed to Freindship bridge followed by lunch at border.After immigration & custom we board the stationed 4500 cc land cruisers,assisted bytheChinese guide.Arrive Nayalam,lunch enroute & transfer to Hotel/Guest House. Dinner & O/N Nayalam.
Day – 04: Stay at Nyalam for acclimatization. Overnight stay at Nyalam in Guest house.
Day – 05: After Breakfast we drive to Saga (220 Kms), enroute we will be passing through, Lalungla pass (16000ft) a huge lake paigutso and Bramhaputra river. Packed lunch is served on the way. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel / Guest House / Camping.
Day – 06: After breakfast at around 9 a.m. we will proceed to Prayang (235 Kms.) throughout journey the altitude will be 15000ft. packed lunch on the way. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel / Guest House / Camping.
Day – 07: Today we approach Mansarovar lake a memorable day. Darshan of the Holy “ Mt. Kailash And Lake Mansarovar” Day program.as usual, after breakfast at around 9 a.m. we will drive through Mayumla. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel / Guest House / Camping at Horchu side.
Day – 08: Till 2.00 p.m. you are free to perform Pooja & Hawan, after pooja drive to Darchen through Mansarovar Parikrama. Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel / Guest House.
Day – 09: Tough Day” After Breakfast drive to Tarboche (8 Kms.) and start  trek for Kailash Parikrama to Dirapuk (16500ft.) about 12 Km. light packed lunch on the way, Dinner & overnight stay at Guest House / Camping.
Day – 10: This is the day every piligrims talk about, the most difficult journey through the Yatra, trek up to 18600fts. (Dolma pass) Rest of the day’s program is as usual. Food is provided Overnight stay at Camping.
Day – 11: After Breakfast we will trek around 6 kms. And we will be reaching to the point where the jeep will be waiting for us. Drive to Darchen, after Lunch at Darchen we drive to Lake Mansarovar 70 Kms. Overnight at  Guest House / Camping.
Day – 12: Drive to Paryang. Night stay at Guest house.
Day – 13: Drive to Saga. Night stay at Guest house.
Day – 14: Drive to Nyalam. Night stay at Guest House.
Day – 15: Drive downhill to Friendship Bridge where transportation awaits for the groups. Final Journey to Kathmandu 150km (8-9 Hr).
Day – 16: Tour ends this day. Departure to airport for returning to Delhi / Bangalore by flight.

Thank you very much. Thank you for your co-operation and support to our Kailash Mansarover Yatra. Hare Krishna!

Welcome again, Lord is waiting for you ......

Chant Hare Krishna and be happy
Om Nama Shivay and be happy Shuba Yatra

 

The tour cost :

Indian Passport Holders:
IN 99,999/- per person on twin sharing basis
IN 1,20,000/- per person on single occupancy basis 

Foreign Passport Holders / NRIs:
US$ 2,200 per person on twin sharing basis 
US$ 2,400 per person on single occupancy basis 


VISA Fee supplement for US Passport Holders would be US$ 125 Per person

(Twin sharing / single occupancy will only be applicable in Kathmandu and Camping whereas at all other places, dormitory / twin / triple sharing accommodation would be provided)


Fixed Departure Dates Holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2011 from Nepal side

TOUR

Arrival in Kathmandu

FIRST VISIT

Depart for Kailash

Arrival in Kathmandu

SECOND VISIT

Departure from Kathmandu

Days

Remarks

01.

11th May
Wednesday

13th May
Friday

24th May
Tuesday

25th May
Wednesday

15

Full Moon Departure

02.

26th May
Thursday

28th May
Saturday

08th June
Friday

09th June
Thursday

15

 

03.

9th June
Thursday

11th June
Saturday

22nd June
Wednesday

23rd June
Thursday

15

Full Moon Departure

04.

23rd June
Thursday

25th June
Saturday

06th July
Wednesday

07th July
Thursday

15

 

05.

9th July
Saturday

11th July
Monday

22nd July
Friday

23rd July
Saturday

15

Full Moon Departure

06.

24th July
Sunday

26th July
Tuesday

06th Aug
Saturday

07th August
Sunday

15

 

07.

07th August
Sunday

09th August
Tuesday

20th August
Saturday

21st August
Sunday

15

Full Moon Departure

08.

21st August
Sunday

23rd August
Tuesday

03rd Sept
Saturday

04th Sept
Sunday

15

 

09.

06th Sept
Tuesday

08th Sept
Thursday

19th Sept
Monday

20th Sept
Tuesday

15

Full Moon Departure

10.

15th Sept
Thursday

17th Sept
Saturday

28th Sept
Wednesday

29th Sept
Thursday

15

 

 

Travel Tips for Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2011

Visa & Documentation:

All foreign nationals willing to undertake Kailash Mansarovar Yatra including Indians require a VISA to enter Tibet. One must be in possession of a valid passport for another six months to obtain Chinese VISA. We will require a scanned copy of your passport at the time of booking the trip which should be at least 45 days in advance). In case of Indian passport holders, we shall require original passport in New Delhi approx. 15 days prior to group’s arrival date in Kathmandu so as to apply for the group VISA in India however passports of Foreign nationals shall be required in Kathmandu itself as their VISA shall be applied in Kathmandu – Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu issues VISA only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note that Chinese Embassy in New Delhi accepts VISA applications between 1030 - 1130 hrs. from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). The VISA is not stamped on your passport rather it will be on a separate piece of paper issued by Chinese Embassy because it shall be a Group VISA. 

Accommodation:

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra falls probably in the world's most remote part. Most of the times, you would be away from modern civilization. One must be well equipped and self contained. The group shall overnight in trekking style camps for one night only in Zuthulpuk. Use of candles inside the tents is strictly prohibited as tents and sleeping bags might catch fire due to any negligence. If your tents / sleeping bags are damaged due to misuse by candles or other incendiary articles, we will expect replacement/ reimbursement of the loss from you. Therefore we suggest you to use torch light inside the tents. 

Guest house accommodation wherever available will be very simple with a cozy room (dormitory at most of the places) with common bathrooms and toilets. Hot water will be provided in every room for refreshing and for drinking by our Sherpa team. 
• Hotels in Nepalganj have private toilets / attached one.
• Hotels in Simikot and Taklakot are very basic with common toilet facility. 
• Chui Gompa Guest house at Mansarovar is without toilet / shower facility – one will have to use either our toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.
• Dirapuk Hotel is without toilet / shower facility – one will have to use common toilet tent.
• Zuthulpuk camps (fixed) are without attached toilet / shower facility – one will have to use common toilet tent or shall use the open space to answer the call of nature.

Food(Maha Prasad):

The food will be supplied from our side while in Tibet including breakfast, lunch & dinner with occasional tea break. While camping or while in guest houses, meals would be served to you in our dining tent. This tent also serves as our meeting place & living hall. Toilet tents will be put up near the campsite, wherever feasible. Pressurized Lamp shall be used to lighten camp area. Bed tea will be served in your tent/guest house with a wake-up call. Hot breakfast will be set at dinning tent. Once Sherpa team pack-up their equipments, please get one thermos flask filled with hot water for en route journey and then you'll move to your next destination. A light packed lunch will be served on the way. The food will be very simple and pure vegetarian.

Transportation:

In Kathmandu, the transportation will be provided by Non A/c tourist bus or van depending upon your group strength.From Nepalganj airport to the hotel, transport would be basic tourist coach / van however from Sher you will have to walk for about 10-15 minutes towards Hilsa and in Tibet side, transportation shall be by 4500 CC Toyota landcruisers.
There will be a separate support truck to carry the camping equipments and sherpa staff members. During the Kailash Parikrama, we will provide Yaks to carry the camping & your personal heavy gears (one bag per person only). A Yak or Poly can be hired for you to ride on direct payment basis. (Yaks are not well domesticated and trained to ride on it).

Guide/ Escort:

A Tibetan/ English speaking guide will escort the group through out the trip including few Nepali staffs for the camping.

Clothing & Accessories:

Tibet is a dry cold country as such weather may change unexpectedly at any time. Plan your clothing in a way that you can wear layers of clothes. Depending upon the season, during June, July, August till September, day time will be pleasant and quite warm with about 15-20 degree Celsius, during afternoon time 1-4 pm can be windy. The morning and evening will be chilly between minus 2 to 0 degree Celsius. We recommend to carry one warm thick pull-over, one thin pull-over, two warm pants, two light loose cotton pants, one warm windproof cotton jacket, four cotton sleeve T-shirts, two thermal under pants, two thermal vests, one rain coat, one pair each of light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal, six pairs of warm woolen socks, one light cotton or silk scarf, one large cotton or silk scarf, one pair of warm gloves, soft paper tissues, monkey cap & sun hat, two towels, Wind - Rain Jacket and a sun hat. 
Proper clothing will be required for both extremes of climate, for hot sun when trekking through the lower foothills to freezing temperatures at night while camping in the high valleys. Well fitting, comfortable shoes are preferred over normal shoes.

Toilet Items:

Soap, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, sanitary protection & toilet paper roll etc.

Accessories:

Sun glass (UV protected), sun cream (20 spf or more), chip-stick, water bottle (1 lt.), empty plastic bags, camera & film, Repair kit (needle, thread, tape, cloth pin, safety pins etc.), Flashlight / Torch with extra batteries, pocket knife, lighter, note book & pen, head torch, small lock, 4 passport size photographs, a copy of your insurance policy (if any), reading material, walkman with tapes and spare batteries, personal medical kit.

Photography:

As Tibet gets very bright sunlight due to thin air so taking photographs can be quite glare. We recommend you to take the advice from the photographic shop while purchasing the film rolls for Tibet. Taking photographs inside monastery will be charged as per monastery rule. Please ask your guide before taking photographs inside the monastery. Taking photographs at Army Camps/Check-points is strictly prohibited.

A 35 mm system with interchangeable lens will allow you to get the best shots in most situations. A wide angle [28-35mm] and a telephoto [80-200mm] are very useful. Skylight filters protect your lens [skylight IB] and a polarizing filter is useful for snow scenes. A brush for cleaning your lens is important and your camera and lens need to be in protective cases. Kodak chrome 64 is excellent for slides and for prints, 100 ASA film is suitable. Faster films may be needed. 12 rolls of film are not too many for the enthusiast.

Optional:

Ski stick or a normal stick (one can also purchase it at Darchen), neck pillow, face mask (10), games like Cards, chess etc. for the evenings and an umbrella.

Equipment on Trip:

We also provide Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tents, Dining Tables, Folding Chairs and full kitchen utensils. We will provide Sleeping Bag and Foam Mattress for bed. Duffel bag and down jackets are also provided however if you wish , you may carry your own too.

We suggest you to bring your own first aid kit with adequate medication regarding altitude sickness, nausea, dehydration and some painkillers. 

Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over-clothed than under protected. En route avoid taking bath or drinking water from lakes, streams or rivers as your body is not conditioned for this. Since the dry cold winds tend to make the nose dry, keep your nose smooth by applying Vaseline. Keep your feet dry, never let it get wet. Keep your boots inside tents to keep them dry. Wearing cotton and wool socks in combination would be the best. Face, feet and hands must be well protected. Request your doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the following: Fever, Body and joint pains, Cold, Cough, Sore throat, Headache, Acidity, Stomach cramps, Vomiting, Dysentery, Loose motion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Swelling, Muscle Pulls & Sore eyes.

In addition to the medicines for above, your first aid kid should include following: 
Vaseline, Band Aid, Cotton, Badge roll, Dettol, Mouth freshner, Nose inhaler, Toilet paper, Rubber bands, Dust cover (face mask), Cough drops, Lip balm, Amritanjan/Vicks/ Shi-chu /Tiger- balm, Elastoplast, Adhesive tape, 4" crepe bandage & OAS powder - useful for adding to your water bottle and for fluid replacing purposes. 

Make a separate pouch for the first aid kit with a list of medicines and their appropriate usage. It is advised to carry glucose and glucose based items (mints, toffees, mini chocolates bars for periodical consumption at high altitude for energy. Multi-vitamin and vitamin C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine.

Altitude Sickness:

Acute mountain sickness is a frequent problem in the Himalayan region. The altitude of the peaks and trails between them are among highest on earth. Acclimatization to altitude above 3000 meters takes time. The body undergoes a number of physiological changes some of which are immediate like increased pulse rate & respiratory rate. Others appear more slowly over a period of weeks like the change in acid base balance and production of extra red blood cells. These changes plus the effect of intense sunlight, walking hard & dehydration may cause a number or mild vague symptoms such as Loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, sleeplessness, mild shortness of breath with exercise. 

The best treatment is prevention! Avoid rapid ascents; take acclimatization symptoms seriously using rest days or diamox tablets. If symptoms are severe and the patient is ill DESCEND IMMEDIATELY, 300 meters of descent or more should be sought. This usually gives rapid improvement.


To minimize altitude sickness, never rush into things, walk slowly and firmly. The uneven ground, steep slopes and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.

Physical Fitness:

Before booking for this Kailash Mansarovar Yatra trip with us, clients should be in sound good health preparation for this trip. We advise bit of exercise like morning or evening walk or jogging. Each pilgrim should ensure that he/she is medically fit and is not suffering from high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease or epilepsy since such conditions might prove fatal at high altitudes. Medical fitness is of utmost importance. Pilgrims should complete the medical tests and seek expert medical opinion regarding their fitness to undertake the pilgrimage at high altitude from their respective doctor.
We would require a medical certificate from every individual stating that the person traveling is not suffering from any such decease as mentioned above and is fit to travel at high altitudes.

Insurance & Emergency Expenses:

We highly recommend all clients to be insured against medical, accidents & necessary emergency evacuation. Please ensure that your insurance covers evacuation at high altitudes. Also be informed that air evacuation (evacuation by helicopter) is not possible in Tibet as such guest requiring emergency evacuation will be transferred by surface to nearest evacuation point in Nepal side after giving the necessary first aid. Any Emergency arrangement other than regular straight forward tour itinerary service should be borne by the clients themselves. 
Please note that our Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Tour Package does not include any rescue or evacuation expenses in emergencies hence it is advised to be properly insured. 

General Considerations:

Keep the weight and bulk down to a minimum. Baggage allowance on most international flights is 20 Kg's however on domestic flights, its 15 kg. per person.

You will only need two changes of clothes for Kathmandu. In Tibet, it is important to dress in layers. When it is hot you will only be wearing a base layer, when it gets colder you can add to this until you are wearing most of your clothes! During Kailash Parikarma, one bag per person would be carried on Yak. It is advisable to carry your stuff in a duffel bag rather than suitcase or other normal bags. Following points must be kept in mind while preparing for & during the Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Before starting Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

  1. If you are asthamatic or have any kind of breathing problem, you should not travel.
  2. Take advise of your doctor before undertaking this high altitude pilgrimage & always keep your usual/prescribed medicines (if any) along with beside basic medicines for fever, nausea, dehydration, vomiting body ache and headache 
  3. Use very strong and rough bags to pack your belongings & don't keep the fragile items in your bag which has to be carried on the Yak. A duffel bag is advisable.
  4. Don't forget to carry some eatables like sweets, chocolates, glucose, candies, mints, khakra, laddu / pinni etc.
  5. If possible, engage yourself in some fitness excercise like aerobics every morning.
  6. Don't et all expect luxury on this tour however as far as possible, our Sherpa team will ensure you the best journey/stay with us in this tough terrain.
  7. It is always advisable to insure yourself against personal loss, injury/accident, death and emergency evacuation. Make sure that your policy covers Emergency Evacuation by Helicopter at high altitude treks.
  8. As there is no Hindu Temple at Holy Lake and Mt. Kailash as such no priest is available. If you want some spiritual activity to be performed, please make sure that your personal priest accompany you from your own country or from Nepal. Do carry essential Havan Samagri, Havan Kunds etc. if you are willing to engage yourself in some spiritual ceremony like Havan (Yagna).
  9. If possible, arrange your Chinese Yuans (which you might require to buy some souvenir or to pay for pony etc.) in your own country or in Nepal as on the borders, exchange rate might differ. Alternately, you can carry US$ with you which can be easily converted but Indian Currency notes are not acceptable in Tibet. Do not carry Indian Currency Notes of 500 & 1000 denominations as these are not acceptable in Nepal and can not be exchanged. 
  10. Upon arrival at immigration desk at Tribhuvan International Airport, please request the immigration officer to put an entry stamp in your passport otherwise you'll have to unnecessarily pay INR 500-1000 at Tibet immigration.
  11. Don't take too much of clothes along with.

Prior to Mount Kailash Parikarma:

  1. Start taking DIAMOX atleast 2 days before starting your journey - once every morning after the breakfast. It should be taken for 3-6 days. This is to minimize altitude sickness.
  2. Drink atleast 3 litres of mineral water everyday till you complete the Holy Yatra.
  3. Avoid riding Yak during Kailash Parikarma. A pony is preffered over Yak.
  4. Advise your requirements for Pony Hiring (available at an additional cost) to your tour guide atleast a day before the beginning of Parikarma.

During Mount Kailash Parikarma:

  1. Walk gradually, don't compete with any one and never loose your temper as this is going to be the toughest journey you could have ever made so far.
  2. Incase you feel any kind of breathlessness during parikarma, immediately inform our tour guide or sherpa staff & follow their advise.
  3. On the second day of parikarma, you come across the maximum height at Dolmala Pass where Oxygen level is very low as such don't stop/wait there for more than 5 minutes.
  4. During parikarma, you'll come across rivers and streams, you must wash your face ocassionaly with cold water. Avoid drinking water from streams or rivers enroute.
  5. As far as possible, try to walk. But, if you are riding a pony during parikarma, make sure that you hold it properly.
  6. On the second day of parikarma, you will see several clothes lying on the rocks, please do't touch the same.
  7. Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls.
  8. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly.
  9. Travel in the group and do not leave any one behind unless escorted.

While on the Holy Mansarovar Lake:

  1. Don't take a Holy dip in Holy Mansarovar Lake while it is windy.
  2. Never take a dip in Rakshas Tal (Lake) as its not auspicious.
  3. If you face altitude sickness, do not proceed for parikarma because once you leave Mansarovar or Darchen and wish to come back from Parikarma due to any reason, there are no facilities available like stretcher etc. Even for Helicopter evacuation, it may take minimum 10 hrs. to a couple of days depending upon weather conditions.
  4. Don't forget to collect some stones from The Holy Lake as each stone is treated as "Shivlinga".

General during Kailash Yatra:

  1. If you smoke or consume alcohol, avoid it throughout the journey.
  2. Eat as much as you could but avoid overeating.
  3. Satellite phone being provided by us on use and pay basis is primarily to facilitate you during any emergency as such avoid making calls to your well wishers because charging facilities for satellite batteries are very limited and in case of excess usage, the satellite phone might be useless at the time of any emergency.
  4. While in tents, make sure that it is properly zipped and your luggage (which is kept inside the tent) is not touching the tent's outer surface otherwise in case of rain you might find water inside your tent.
  5. Try to be in your own tents while its too windy or sunny.
  6. While staying in the guest house, avoid using public toilets (if available) as these are very dirty. It is advisable to use open area or our own toilet tents for toilet purpose.
  7. Travel during Kailash Yatra with the TEAM SPIRIT and help your group members in case of any need or emergency.
  8. Please do not expect excellent vehicles in Tibet. The terrain being rough, vehicles are bound to break down but do not panic, the drivers are expert enough to repair it. Repaid may take few minutes to a couple of hours but please maintain patience as we can not leave group members behind.
  9. As tents and other camping equipments move in trucks, it will take about 2 hours for our sherpa team to pitch-in tents once they reach camp site. Please have patience as truck speed can not be matched with your land cruiser's speed.

Reservations

  • It is advisable to book tickets in advance as on the spot booking for same day may not be available due to heavy rush in the season.
  • You can email us your ticket request at harekrishnayatra@gmail.com with all details of passengers including name, age , sex, contact no, email and address or call on following telephone numbers. 9449822108, 9483548108, 9482862988,
    0824 2455108

Payments:

Ticket will be confirrmed only after depositing 100% amount in our following bank account.

Our Bank Deatails:
Bank: Corporation                        Bank  Branch: MG RD, Mangalore.
A/C No.: CBCA 01000126            A/C Name: “Hare Krishna Sri Dham Yatra”
IFSC Code: CORP 0000180

 

Prahalad Priyadas
Bank: SBI                        Bank  Branch: MG RD, Mangalore.
A/C No:10141224186,
IFSC Code: SBIN 0004928

Booking Conditions :

  • Booking shall be accepted with a non-refundable deposit of INR 18,000 per person.
  • Passport copy with minimum 6 months validity.
  • Letter from a doctor certifying that the participant is fit to undertake this pilgrimage.
  • Booking MUST be made minimum 2 months prior to each departure date.

Cancellation Policy :

  • Once a booking is made, the deposit fee is non-refundable.
  • Cancellation made 30 days before the departure date – 25 % of total package cost.
  • Cancellation made 15 days before the departure date – 50 % total package cost.
  • No refunds for any cancellation made within 10 days from date of travel.

Special Notes:

  • We strongly advise to keep a provision of 2 – 3 extra days to overcome any delays. 
  • Due to the nature of travel, there is always the possibility of change in the schedule. The Tour Operator or its associates shall not be liable for any such delays
  • We or our associate agents have the right to change the Itinerary in the event of adverse weather condition or any unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
  • The group will be required to follow the itinerary strictly. The entire Group will enter & exit together as per schedule.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions or technical snags with the helicopter, there could be a possibility of helicopter being un-operation for a couple o days, under such circumstances, every effort shall be made to provide them lodging / boarding etc. and the best available efforts shall be made to make alternate arrangements if possible however under such circumstances, all additional charges (if any) shall be borne by the guests.

Tour Price Includes :

  1. Accommodation for 16 days - 15 nights
  2. Twin sharing accommodation using hotels / Lxurius camps
  3. Fully day sight-seeing by coach
  4. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Mineral water.
  5. Economy class Air fair
  6. Round trip by Helicopter from Fata to Kedarnath & back to Fata only
  7. Travel between Delhi & Hridwar by train. From Haridwar, Local travelling by A/C Coach bus depending on weather.
  8. Children 5 to 12 years will be charged 55% only sharing hotels and food.

Tour Price Excludes :

  1. All airport taxes, if any
  2. Personal items & clothing.
  3. Extra costs that may arise due to prolonged delays or postonement of flights due to technical reasons / acts of nature / riots / curfew / government regulations or any other conditions whatsoever, which are beyond the control of Hare Krishna Sri Dham Yatra and its associated agents.
  4. Personal expenses, tips and donations, insurance against loss of baggage, damage, theft of personal items/ belongings, medical expenses if any and emergency evacuation if any.

Items to Carry :

  1. Small bag
  2. Woolen clothes
  3. Shawl ( light winter clothes)
  4. Torch
  5. Necessary medicines
  6. Other necessary materials for your personal use.
  7. Cap & Shoe
  8. Letter pad, Video Camera.

 

Services

Services Included

  1. Accommodation for 16 days – 15 nights (depends on tour plan)
  2. 2 members in one room (their sharing)
  3. Return airport transfer by coach
  4. Full day sightseeing coach
  5. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  6. Economy class air fares
  7. Travel by Train & Bus (A/c)
  8. Mineral Water & Kuli (Helper)
  9. Helicopter Services (depends on your tour plan)

Food: We are providing pure Veg. (prasad)

 

Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner:

Services Excluded

  1. Riding Horse or Yak during the Parikrama (on your request we provide this, cost is extra)
  2. Your travel insurance
  3. Rescue and evacuation service
  4. Personal expenses & Telephone charges
  5. Bottled drinks & Laundry
  6. Tip for guide & driver
  7. Any additional cost due to natural calamit

Accommodation

Our respective hotels

Our respective hotels at Khatmandu

Our respective Tents

 

Our respective hotels at Lucknow

Medical Facilities During the Yatra

 

Traspotation

 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Yatra starts and ends at Mangalore / Bangalore
  2. Yatris are joining the tour at their own risk. Management is not responsible for any loss or damage of life and property due to accident, natural calamity or local political disturbance during the tour.
  3. Management reserves the right to change the program schedule.
  4. Yatris should keep peace and give full co-operation to Management on tour and for any delay to reach any place in unavoidable circumstances.
  5. No luggage will be allowed during padayatra. If yatri wants to keep any luggage with him/her during padayatra, separate coolie charges to be paid by yatri.
  6. Bus will go upto the road limits. Further traveling will be done by walk. If any yatri wants to travel by horse, palanquin (doli), etc. charges should be paid by the yatris separately.
  7. No refund will be made if any place is not visited due to landslide/road blockage caused by natural calamities.
  8. Extra costs that may arise due to prolonged delays or postonement of flights due to technical reasons / acts of nature / riots / curfew / government regulations or any other conditions whatsoever, which are beyond the control of Hare Krishna Sri Dham Yatra and its associated agents.
  9. During the yatra yathri has to follow the Vedic rolls no alcohol, no gambling, no intoxication, no smoking fully vegetarian food without Onion and Garlic.

  10. Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments / museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges - by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.
  11. Harekrishnayatra.com act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.
  12. All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants' safety, comfort & general well being.
  13. Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and check out time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
  14. We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred - directly or indirectly - due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
  15. We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting - directly or indirectly - from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
  16. We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggages & personal property/s at all times are at the client's risk.
  17. Joining the tour automatically means that yatri agrees to abide and accept all terms and conditions of the tour.

Please Note : We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

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