General information Mt. Kailash!
All participants must provide health certificate given by a reputed doctor confirming that the participant is fit to travel in altitudes of 5700 metres. We do ask you to bring along your own small first aid kit (available at Pharmacies). Some of the items we ask you to bring in the kit are : Antiseptic cream or Wound disinfectant: Iodine and tube-squeeze cream.
Foot care and Blister Treatment, band-aids, adhesive roll & strips, gauze pads, moleskin. (please bring ankle high boots to avoid muscle sprain.)
Gauze Pads : 3", at least 6 pads,- Gauze roll: 2-3 rolls Adhesive Tape 2 roll.
Ace Bandages for the Ankle. Elastic bandages 3 roll. Water disinfectant tablets
Antibiotics: (Triethoprim/sulfamethoxazole - Bactrim DS or Septran DS - double strength (l60mg/ 800mgs). Antidiarrheals - Lomotil & Pepto - Bismol tablets and make sure you bring Charcoal tablets. Please see your doctor for more advice concerning antibiotics and antidiarrheals.
Deamox : 20 Tablets:
Anti - Inflamatories:
· Avil, Brufen or Mortin. Asprin / Tylenol or general painkillers.
· Strong sunscreen oil, skin antibiotic cream/ Antifungal Ointment Lozenges/Strepsils (plenty).
Temperature and Weather
Weather conditions from May to September in Tibet, can be expected to be dry and sunny, with precipitants in July and August, day time temperatures can be as high as 22 degrees centigrade in Tibet.The average daily temperature will be 10 degrees centigrade, however, the intense sun at high altitude can, make it feel even hotter. At this time of year there is an incredible drop in temperature from early afternoon to evening time, temperature at night-time will drop as low as 0 to -10 degrees centigrade at altitudes of 5000 meters, our highest camp during the Parikrma.
Please start to get in shape NOW!!! A good 30 minutes walk, jogging daily, stretching and regular exercise should put you in the right shape (Concentrate on your heart & legs - Aerobics). Porters will be carrying the bulk of your equipment, but it is recommended that you bring a good day pack and are fit enough to carry snacks, filled water bottle/small scissors and knife, waterproof matches, safety pins, Thermometer, Lighter, Dehydration salt (electral) packets, Neosprine Powder and cream. Heat balm for muscles/joints, Vicksinhaler/vapourub, Chapsticks. Dry Fruits/snacks, camera, Film, Map, Jumper, Sun Hat, First Aid Kit, Light weight Rain Gear, Extra
This is an environment related condition that can effect anyone who ascends too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly.
All major foreign currencies and Tcs are accepted in Zhangmu Bank in return for Yuen, the basic unit of Chinese Currency. Yuen equals 10 Jiao and 1 Jiao equals 10 Fen. At present US$1 = 8 Yuen, Credit cards are not accepted. 1 Yuen = INRs. 6/- approximately.
Clothings for both extremes of climate and temperature. While driving to Kailash, it will be warm inside the vehicle and light clothing will be required, but as soon as you step out of the vehicle, warm clothing will be required to keep off the cold winds of the Tibetan Plateau. Evening will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required We recommend that you bring along the following clothings and accessories with you:
01. Down Jacket - one
Kathmandu to Kodari Private minibus will be provided for the group. Border crossing from Kodari to Zhangmu (Tibet) will be on trucks, incase of landslide, approximately 30 mins ride. Throughout the journey in Tibet you will be travelling in 4 WD Japanese vehicles. A truck will be provided for luggage and all camping equipments and food supplies.
Staff - Our highly experienced Sherpa staff will be responsible for all camping & cooking arrangements.
1. Personal First Aid Kit
Accommodation in Nyalam and in Darchen lodges. The room at these places are very basic without any modem amenities. During the rest of the journey twin sharing high altitude tents will be provided. While camping we shall be providing all tents, mattresses, sleeping bags and camping equipment required for the trip, except for personal clothing. No laundry services will be available throughout the trip. Single room cannot be guaranteed.
Visas and Documentation
You must be in possession of valid passport for at least 9 months. We will obtain your visa for Tibet and will require the following information’s when making your reservation. Full name as it appears in your passport, passport number, date of expiry, place of issue, nationality, date of birth and occupation. Two passport size photographs are also required. Additionally, you must allow a minimum of 10 full working day in Kathmandu for the visa. Getting a visa for Tibet on the Indian passport is guaranteed once the tour is booked. Your passports should reach us not later than 15 days prior to your departure.
Guide / Escort
Local English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the tour in Tibet.
Still cameras, home video cameras are allowed in China.
We recommend that you insure yourself against sickness, EMERGENCY RESCUE, accident hospitalization, etc.. We are not liable and responsible for any damages or extra expenses that may arise from mishaps and the loss of their belongings during the pilgrimage.