Kathmandu / Kodari / Kathmandu by private bus for the group. Thereafter throughout the journey in Tibet you will be traveling in Japanese Toyota Land cruiser jeep Yours luggage, food and all camping equipments will be carried in a truck.
“Do not expect more you will not get disappointed.” As accommodation in Tibet is basic accommodation for sleep only. There is no proper toilet or bathrooms in Guest Houses. This year at some places little better hotels are built which are expensive & we have not calculated our tour cost based on those new hotels. If you wish to use those hotels you can directly negotiate with hotel our guide will help you for translation. During Parikrama normally we provide tents with twin sharing facility which are tested and tried at high altitudes provided with floor mattresses & heavy dawn sleeping bag. We provide separate tents for Kitchen, Dining & Toilet. During Nepal we provide 3* hotel with twin sharing basis with all Vegetarian meals.
Food & Beverage
We will be providing all vegetarian meals throughout the tour in Tibet. You are advised to bring sufficient supplementary food like chocolates, biscuits, nuts, bhujias, nimkins, pickles, etc. for yourself.
Briefing & Orientation
There will be film and slide show followed by detail briefing on the programme and on altitude sickness, its symptoms and prevention on the day of your arrival in Kathmandu.
Temperature & Weather
In Tibet weather condition from May to September is dry and sunny. Maximum temperature can be as high as 22 degrees centigrade and minimum temperature at night will drop as low as 0 to -10 degrees centigrade at the altitudes of 5000 meters. The average daily temperature will be 10 degrees. There is an incredible drop in temperature from early afternoon to evening time.
All participants are advised to have health certificate given by a reputed doctor confirming that they are fit to take Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Similarly, We suggest you to bring your own first aid kit with adequate
medication regarding altitude sickness, nausea, dehydration and some pain killers but they need to be approved by your doctor as some of the medicines may not suit you.
We provide oxygen cylinder with mask in each jeep. Enough oxygen will be taken for Parikrama. Besides this with every group we also carry Gemow bag (Portable Altitude Chamber), a life saving bag for emergency use.
At present 1 Yuan = INRs. 6.00 approximately. You can change INRs at the border or at Zhangmu.
Tour Leader / Staff / Guide
With each group we send professional tour leader/coordinator from our company besides highly experienced Sherpa's who have been to Kailash area for many times. They are responsible for all camping & cooking arrangements. Local English speaking guide will be provided by our counter part in Tibet.
Still cameras, home video cameras are allowed in Tibet. As Tibet get very bright sunlight due to thin air, so taking photographs can be quite glare. We recommend you to take the advise 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 or Army Camps.
To protect against unforeseen circumstances, we advise you to take a trip cancellation and medical insurance policy in your home country. The policy should also include coverage of transportation cost in the event of helicopter or surface evacuation being required. We regret, such policies are not available in Nepal.
Places you can communicate by telephone are Nyalamu, Saga, Paryang, Darchen and Purang.
Clothing, Equipment & Accessories for Kailash Tours
While driving to Kailash, it will be warm inside the vehicle but quite cold outside. Mornings and evenings will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required. List of clothes, equipments & accessories. We recommend one down jacket, 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, sun hat, sun glass, sun cream, chap stick.
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 ascends, take acclimatization symptoms seriously using rest days or diamox. If symptoms are severe and the patient is ill DESCEND IMMEDIATELY, 300 Meters of descent or more should be sought. This usually give rapid improvement.
It is always advised to apply proper Nivea SUN SPF30 Sun Block Lotion for face & body and also to keep major body skin covered and avoid direct expose with sun.
Risk & Liabilities
‘VISION HOLIDAYS’ put every efforts to make your journey smooth and pleasant as much as possible. However we act as intermediary between the concerned airlines, hotel transport operators and local tourist offices providing the services. ‘VISION HOLIDAYS’ are there for not responsible or for any loss ,injury, death or damage sustained by the tourist ,including those occurring outside the touring programs. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster political actions and unrest must be borne by the tourists. Program, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at time of printing and are there for subject to change without advance notice in the event of circumstances beyond our control. On words Journey from Nepal Border (Kodari) is Managed by Chinese Authorities (Transport & Stay) & Chinese Authorities reserve the right to Change the itinerary or Alter the length of the Itinerary / Stay / Transportation if necessary due to the reason beyond our control and that can be increase the cost as result of change itinerary.
Also please note:
- Unless other prior arrangements have been made, bookings are accepted after receipt of the completed Tour Booking, 2 copies of passport size photographs and non-refundable deposit of INR 5000.00 / US $ 100.00 per person.
- Full payment must be made at least 2 weeks before the commencement of tour.
- There will be 50% cancellation charge for confirmed booking. Before one week No refunds thereafter. No refunds for NO-SHOWS or AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF TOUR or DELAYED ARRIVALS of participants for whatsoever reasons.
- Any unforeseen cost increase beyond our control will be passed on directly to the client whenever such in cease are effected. This could include such items as airfare, visa fees, government taxes ,etc
- Cost does not includes any insurance against accident, injuries, sickness, air or surface evacuation. Trip cancellation, medical treatment, hospitalisation, drugs whatsoever in the event of accident or emergency.
- On Kailash budget tours accommodation is provided in twin bed room in Kathmandu & Tent and dormitory style rooms in Tibet with basic facilities for Sleeping only.
- All baggage and personal effects are at all times at the clients risk.
- Chinese authorities reserve the right to-
- Change the itinerary due to the reasons beyond our control.
- After the length of the itinerary if necessary.
- Increase the cost as a result of change of itinerary.
Any increase to be bone by the participants and are liable to be collected directly in Nepal before departure.
In some cases increase might also be effected if group numbers drop below the agreed number that the trek/tour was originally coasted. In the case of‘VISION HOLIDAYS
’ the most are guaranteed for any number of persons unless otherwise mentioned.
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’as described here and in its brochures and publications and am bound hereby. I understand, I travel at my own risk and will not hold‘VISION HOLIDAYS
’, their agents invovled in booking my tour and all concerned responsible or liable for any damage, illness, accident, failure in evacuation, any loss etc. due to the reasons beyond their control.