Note: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corners of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of the tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Visa, Travel Permits and Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits and entry permit procedures, once we receive a copy of your passport and advance deposit.
A Luxury bus or van will be your transportation throughout the tour. During the trek, we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost).
All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickles, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for an additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Katmandu can be organized while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
Altitude is a major factor in all of our Tibet Kailash tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m. This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, 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 have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with a recent medical report.
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us, please. If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
List of Gears
- 1 large duffel bag or backpack
- 1 small backpack or day pack
- 2 pair of warm synthetic or cotton pants
- 1 pair light hiking pants
- 2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
- 1 fleece/wool jacket / pants
- 1 down jacket
- 1 Sleeping bag
- 1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
- 1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
- 6 pair of warm socks
- 1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
- I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
- 2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
- 1 pair warm gloves or mittens
- 1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
- Sunscreen/lip salve (at least SPF 25)
- 1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from the sun)
- 1 towel
- Water bottle 2/lts
- 1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women’s items, toilet paper, etc.
First Aid / Medical Kits
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. The suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
- Band-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 Lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
- Hydration powder
- Throat lozenges/cough medicine
- Small pair of scissors /tweezers/thermometer
- Antibiotics (consult a doctor)
- Full supply of all current prescription medications.
Our website contains as much information as possible about the above trip. However, if you have any questions regarding the trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all inquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book this trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).