Yatra General Information


ACCOMMODATION

While in Nepal clients will stay in twin sharing rooms(single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. . In Tibet the accommodation will be 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). Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities. www.holyhimalaya.com in kathmandu is our first choice while you are in Kathmandu.

FOOD

All meals during the trip will be provided. While in Tibet, our staff will cook delicious vegetarian meals that will include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee. We will also covers 2 meals within the hotel while in Kathmandu. 

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation from Kathmandu to the border will be on our private bus. Transportation in Tibet will be 4 wheels drive Landcruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. While on trek we will provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yaks and yakman can be provided ( for an additional cost) 

VISA AND DOCUMENTATION

Clients must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Chinese visa and entry permit procedures once we recieve 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 25.00 USD for 15 days valid multi-entry Visa and 40.00 USD for 30 days valid multi-entry visa.

INSURANCE

We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage. 

ALTITUDE SICKNESS

Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet trips. We will often reach altitudes of over 5000m. This can have mild or severe effects 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 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. Be sure each of you are traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report. 

PHYSICAL FITNESS

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 strenuous hiking and altitude can take a physical toll on the body. We suggest that clients implement 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. 

PERSONAL GEAR FOR TRIP

The following is a list of the personal gear required for the trip. Some items might be available for rental in Kathmandu. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.

-1 large duffel bag or backpack (we do provide as well)
-1 small backpack or day pack
-2 pair 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 (we do provide as well)
-1 Sleeping bag (we do provide as well)
-1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
-1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
-6 pair 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 sun)
-1 towel
-Water bottle 2/lts
-1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)
-Toilet items: towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women’s items, toilet paper etc. 


GROUP GEAR PROVIDED:

Tents
Mattress
All cooking and eating wear

FIRST AID / MEDICAL KIT

Eco Trek provides basic 1st 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 you 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-diarrhoea)
-rehydration powder
-throat lozenges / cough medicine
-small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
-antibiotics (consult doctor)
-full supply of all current prescription medications.

 


 

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