Kailash Tour Plans and preparation
VISA AND DOCUMENTATION
Clients must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will be responsible for acquiring the Chinese visa and relevant entry permits upon receiving the copy of your passport and advance deposit. Indian passport holders do not need visa for Nepal. To get a visa on arrival at the airport/border, you need to have 2 copies of recent photograph along with 35.00 USD for 15 days of valid multi-entry Visa and 40.00 USD for 30 days of valid multi-entry visa.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure your travel insurance adequately includes medical, emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet trips. We will often reach altitudes of over 5750m. This can have mild or severe effects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include head ache, hard to breath, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also schedule rest days to help the body acclimatize. There is also prescription altitude medication called Diamox (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry several oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. It’s optional to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Disclaimer: Please be reminding that each client is traveling at their own risk.
Although most of the trip will be journey in vehicles, it is important that clients are in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some strenuous hiking and the altitude may take a physical toll on the body. We suggest that clients implement an exercise routine 3 months prior to the trip. This may include hiking for 1-2 hrs, morning walk or jogging for at least an hour for 3-4 days a week minimum. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip, please feel free to contact us. For any persistent health problems, please consult your doctor.
PERSONAL GEAR FOR TRIP
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the trip. Some items might be available for rent in Kathmandu. Please contact us for further clarifications about your gear.
Kailash Holiday provide basic first aid items but we highly recommend that you bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. The following is a list of suggested items to include. Consult your doctor for all prescription of medication.
• Hand-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin and other wound dressings
• Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
• Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
• Antihistamine ( for allergies)
• Aspirin or ibuprofen
• Imodium or linotile (anti-diarrhea)
• Rehydration powder
• Throat lozenges / cough medicine
• Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
• Antibiotics (consult doctor)
• Full supply of all current prescription medications
In Nepal, clients will stay in twin sharing rooms (additional costs will be charged for single rooms) in a high quality hotel in the tourist town hub, Thamel.
In Tibet, the accommodation will be simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities except in Lhasa, Kerung and Saga (where tents may be used in case of heavy bookings and emergency situations). Our staff will attend to all camping responsibilities.
All meals will be provided during the trip. While in Tibet, our staff will cook delicious South Indian vegetarian and western cuisine on request. This includes soup, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dhal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, uppuma, pongol, idly, rasam, sambhar, porridge, tea, milk, coffee, pasta etc.
Transportation from Kathmandu to the border will be on our private tourist bus (overland tour via kerung or kodari). Transportation in Tibet will be a deluxe bus (depending on the size of the group) and back up trucks to carry personal and group gear. While on trek, we will provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yaks and yak man may be provided (for an additional cost).
The cancellation will take effect subject to the following:
90-150 days prior to departure date: full payment refund except non-refundable deposit
30-90 days prior to departure date: 60% of your payment refund except the non-refundable deposit.
If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure due to client’s personal problems, all previously paid amount(s) will be forfeited.
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