Kailash

Mount Kailash is tetrahedronal in shape and cannot be isolated for doing a circuit. So, pilgrims do the round of the whole of Kailash Parvat which is 32 miles in circumference. Every side of Kailash has a peculiar grace, charm, attraction, and beauty of its own. There is something indescribably fascinating in going round the Peak of Kailas, each hour presenting a fresh scene and each turn revealing new glimpses and beauties of mountain grandeur! It is believed that one parikrama of the Kailash peak washes away the sins of one’s life, 10 circuits wash away the sins of one 'kalpa' and 108 parikramas secure 'Nirvana' in this very life!


Feed your soul and get the divine experience at the base of Kailash parvat.Samrat Holidays, India helps you ignite your spiritual growth

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra By Helicopter via Lucknow
China
10 Days/ 9 Nights
Kailash by Helicopter with Kathmandu Sightseeing
China
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Kailash - Overland yatra - Via Kerung
China
14 Days/ 13 Nights
Kailash Darshan yatra
China
7 Days/ 6 Nights
Kailash - Inner Parikrama
China
16 Days/ 15 Nights
Lhasa Kailash
China
15 Days/ 14 Nights
Kailash & Muktinath
China
15 Days/ 14 Nights
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FAQ'S
On Health Issues
Cancellation Policy
On Visa Formalities
on Parikrama
Yatris aged above 70 years are not given Kailash permit by the Chinese Embassy. Yatris above 60 years are not allowed to do parikrama as per the rule from 2017. Kindly contact us for further information on this.

Samrat Holidays has the record of taking the youngest yatri of age 6 (six) in May 2009 group. This young yatri had taken up Amarnath, Adi Kailash yatra and was fit. However, it is advisable to join this yatra if you are 18 years or above.
Physical fitness is an important criterion to undertake this yatra. Yatri should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes.

⦁ Daily walks in open air for at least 4 kms will keep you fit relaxing your muscles. Wear the shoes which you will be using for the yatra when you go for regular walks. Walking should be practiced for a minimum of 3 months continuously before undertaking the yatra.

⦁ Short hiking undertaken regularly would also help. Use stairs at home and other places wherever possible.

⦁ Regular practice of pranayama helps.

⦁ Drink lots of water.
People having acute asthmatic problems, heart diseases, and those who are highly diabetic are advised to refrain from this yatra.

⦁ Maintain a good hemoglobin (Hb) level. Being anemic will make you prone to high altitude sickness easily.

⦁ While booking your Kailash Manasarovar yatra with us, we give you a Medical Fitness form, you will have to get it filled by your family doctor or any general physician and submit it to us.
We do not advice heart patients to join the yatra. Consult your cardiologist and if the doctor can certify you that you are physically fit to travel at high altitude of nearly 4500 m high after a thorough medical examination, we can take you to Manasarovar till Darchen, Kailash base camp to have Kailash Dharshan. We do not allow such yatris to do parikrama as it is very risky. Samrat team takes personal attention to all the individual yatris, we strongly recommend that any of your family member or guardian accompanies you and can give you personal attention during the yatra.
There will not be any medical examination at Nepal.

In Tibet, Chinese / Nepal Team leaders check your fitness using Oxymeter periodically and give you medicines / suggestions to help you overcome high altitude sickness.
It is advisable to carry first-aid kit with you. Please consult your family doctor and carry general medicines for fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea and sprays / ointments for sprain, pain etc. But consult your Tibetan / Nepali / Indian team leaders before you consume any of these medicines.

Do not carry sleeping pills with you or consume the same during the yatra under any situation.
No. Yatris are requested to obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip.
High altitude or mountain sickness is defined when someone feels sick at high altitudes, such as in the mountains or any other altitude-related sicknesses. It is hard to determine who will be affected by altitude-sickness, as there are no specific factors that compare with this susceptibility to altitude sickness. 

Symptoms include headache, fatigue, stomach illness, dizziness, and sleep disturbance. Exertion aggravates the symptoms.
Acetazolamide (Diamox) may help some people to speed up the acclimatization process when taken before arriving at altitude, and can treat mild cases of altitude sickness. A typical dose is 250 mg twice daily starting the day before moving to altitude. 

Acetazolamide is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. 

It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. 

If serious sickness is encountered, descent is considered mandatory unless other circumstances present greater danger.
All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written or through email to samratholidays@yahoo.com mentioning your name as in passport, passport number and your departure date. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.

The advance amount of Rs. 15,000/- paid will be used for Kailash permit and Tibet visa. This amount will not be refunded once we apply for Kailash Permit.

From the balance amount remaining, cancellation charges will be calculated as per the following:
20 days before trip departure 10% of the total trip cost will be deducted.
15 days before trip departure 50% of the total trip cost will be deducted.
10 days before trip departure 90% of the total trip cost will be deducted.
07 days and less departure 100% of balance amount will be deducted and no amount will be refunded by us.
If a yatra falls sick and is in a position to return back to his/her home town from Kathmandu or Tibet region, during the yatra at any time due to their personal reason, he/she will have to bear the expenses incurred from the point of separation from the group till he/she reaches back home. Samrat travel agency is not responsible for the same. Also, kindly note that the yatri is not entitled for any refund for the unused accommodation/ food/ transportation for the remaining days of the yatra.
Yes. Yatris must be in possession of a passport with at least 6 months validity.

For Indian Nationalities: If you are undertaking Kailash yatra via Lucknow, ID proof such as Voters ID card or Aadhar card should be carried by yourself in original. This is mandatory to cross India – Nepal border by road. If you are travelling by air to Kathmandu, only Voter ID card is accepted at the Immigration at Bengaluru / Delhi / Mumbai / Kolkatta airports.
Indian yatris do not require a visa to visit Nepal.

Other Nationals should get multiple entry Nepal visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Kathmandu paying the amount due for the same. Pls carry your color passport size photograph, printed itinerary, and a photocopy of your passport to get multiple entry Nepal visa.
Your tour cost includes visa charges for Tibet-China.

Tibet-China visa for Indian passport holders: Yatris will have to submit their original passports to us before 15 days of their departure date for Kailash yatra. We need a minimum of 5 working days to process your visa at the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. The passports will be returned to the yatris either at Delhi airport or at Kathmandu safely. Kindly note that it is possible to get only group visa, in case of Indian passport holders. So, original passports of all yatris should be submitted at the Embassy for processing.

Tibet-China visa for all other Nationals: Completion of visa processing will be done only at Kathmandu for all other nationals (except Indian passport holders). You need to submit your original passport once you reach Kathmandu. We will need three full working days at Kathmandu, Nepal to complete the visa formalities.
Yatris will have to walk initially at the Nepal – Tibet border approximately 1 km to reach the Tibet side. After which you will have to walk only during the Kailash parikrama to cover 46 kms in a span of 2 ½ days.

On Day 1, from Yama Dwar till Darchen you will have to walk approximately 11 kms which takes a minimum of 5 to 6 hours for a yatri with normal physical fitness, who do not have any prior trekking experience. This is more a plain ground with little ups and downs. It is possible to have dharshan of Kailash in different angles. Photographs are permitted while doing parikrama.

On Day 2, from Dhirapuk to cross Dolma La Pass and reach Zuthulpuk, time taken by any yatri is 10 to 12 hours on an average to cross 22 kms approximately. Trek till Dolmala Pass is uphill and very strenuous. Once you descend from Dolmala Pass, it is a long walk to Zuthulpuk.

On Day 3, from Zuthulpuk it takes a minimum of 1 ½ hours to 2 hours to complete the parikrama and get into the bus, which will take you to the base camp Darchen.
If you cannot do the Kailash Parikrama by walk then you can hire a horse, horse man and a Tibetan helper by paying extra (approximately 2700 yuan per person). This rate may vary during travel time, hence not a fixed rate.

However, even if you hire a horse, you may have to walk nearly 1 km from the vehicle parking place till you reach the place where horses wait on Day 1.

And on Day 2, you will have to walk from Dhirapuk guest house nearly 2 kms where horses will wait to carry you. Upon reaching Dolma La Pass, you will be asked to climb down the horse and trek down to 4 kms approximately, to reach the tea-house which takes nearly 3 to 4 hours depending upon the yatri’s physical fitness.

And finally on Day 3, the last leg of 2 kms of the parikrama has to be completed on foot.
You can choose not to go for Parikrama at all.

You can drive till Tarpoche (Yama Dwar), have the South-west dharshan of Kailash along with other yatris going for the parikrama and drive back to Darchen and wait there.

Our staff will be there to arrange accommodation for your stay and prepare food for you on those days. Additional amount of 150 yuan approximately should be paid for the same.
It is possible for an additional expense to hire a land cruiser to take you till the border, cancel your visa, accommodate you in hotel or transfer you to Kathmandu / Nepalgunj.

This will cost you approximately 1000 yuan.
Inner Parikrama means parikrama of Nandi Parvat, inner Dhirapuk and East face dharshan

Inner Parikrama is very strenuous and tiring. You will be trekking up to a maximum of 22000 feet height. Hiring horses to do this parikrama is not possible. One needs to be a good trekker with experience in snow trekking, to do the Inner Parikrama.

Outer parikrama means parikrama of only the Holy Kailash.

The regular Overland and Helicopter is actually only outer Parikrama which is easy to complete. In outer parikrama, you will be trekking upto a maximum of 18500 feet high.

It is not advisable to try inner parikrama without trying outer parikrama at least once.

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