Kailash Mansarovar, a quaint terrain, is located amid the mountains of western Tibet. A trip to this sacred sanctum is an unparalleled experience. With the distance of thousands of kilometers, jarring weather and minimum resources around, the trekking to Kailash Mansarovar happens to be one of the toughest.
Some useful tips to ensure a happy and safe pilgrimage, include:
Visa & Documentation: To set foot in Tibet, all Yatris need valid visa and passport along with other required documents and photographs.
Fitness: Keeping in mind the onerous conditions you might face, to be physically fit is essential. People with high BP, diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular problems should avoid undertaking the journey. A brief training period that includes running, walking, swimming and practice of yogas prior to the trip might be helpful.
Weather: Tibet has unpredictable changes in weather. So, it’s recommended to be mentally prepared to deal with all ordeals of Nature.
Clothing and Equipment: While trekking, chances to encounter extremes of weather states are high. It’s advisable to carry multiple loose well-fitting clothes, sweaters, raincoat and comfortable shoes. Practicing walking in trekking shoes may help.
Food: The food supplied is healthy and nutritious. Adequate intake of food at regular intervals along with plenty of water and fluid is important.
First Aid: Every yatri must carry first aid kit containing basic medicines, Band-Aids and ointments to aid in case of any minor injury or sickness.
Acclimatization: Altitude sickness is a common phenomenon at heights. Light food, sufficient water, resting time in-between, ascending slowly and no to alcohol and smoking helps to acclimate with the environment.
Insurance & Emergency Expenses: The organizing team doesn’t hold responsibility for any risk. To be prepared for the worst, you should ensure you have medical insurances and necessary emergency evacuation policies done.
International Roaming Facilities: To avail calling options on your phone, it’s compulsory to get international roaming facilities activated on your number.
Proper interaction: Talking with local people around and Tibetan guides, facilitates overcoming language issue, allow you to explore the place better.
Despite the difficulties, the yatra to Kailash Mansarovar is once in a lifetime kind of opportunity. To make it a success, you should leave no stone unturned.