You can enter Lhasa if you are living any where in China. You just need to send us your passport cipy and Chinese visa copy. You will get you permit in China with that you can enter Lhasa. Getting Tibet/ Lhasa from anywhere from China is either by Air or by Train.
The duration of the trip depends on the chosen route.
i. Overland Route: 14 Days
ii. Helicopter Route (Ex-Lucknow): 10 Days
iii. Helicopter Route (Ex-Kathmandu): 12 Days
iv. Lhasa Route: 16 Days
v. Lhasa – Ali Route: 11 Days
The cost for Kailash Yatra depends on the route chosen and accommodation standard in available places. Touch Kailash Team will inform you about the costs, along with other details, just contact us.
The age limit for Indian Passport holders is 69. However, there are no age limits for Foreign Passport Holders.
* standard, 4*standard, and 5*standard hotels are available in Nepal side, whereas in Tibet side, the accommodation is upgraded to Guest Houses in all regions from tents. Twin Sharing basis in Nepal side, group Sharing with common bathroom in Tibet Side.
Three Pure Vegetarian meals will be provided per day. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Yes, drinking water is provided. We recommend you to carry a flask to carry warm water. 1 liter or more of water per day during the trip is recommended at the high altitude.
All ground transportation will be done on private vehicles.
Nepal: A/C coach will be provided during the sightseeing, while Kathmandu to Kerung (overland route) will be on a Non-A/C coach, due to off-road conditions.
Tibet: The Tibetan side transportation is on comfortable A/C coaches.
The process is as follows:
i. Touch Kailash Team requires your passport copy 1 month prior to the departure date, to apply for Tibet Travel Permit.
ii. After receiving the permits, original passports are required for the Tibet visa. Tibet issues Paper Group Visas.
Indian Passports are required in our Delhi Office One Week prior to the Departure Date.
Foreign Passports are required in Kathmandu prior to Three Working Days in Kathmandu.
If a Chinese Visa is already issued in the passport, the visas are canceled automatically when Tibet Visa is applied in Kathmandu since Tibet Entry cannot be made by China Visa.
Payments for the trip can be made securely with Bank Transfers, Wire Transfers, Debit/ Credit Cards, Cash, Western Union, Global IME, and so on. We recommend carrying some Chinese Yuan as other currencies are not accepted in Tibet side to buy any souvenirs or Pony Service.
The Pony/ Horse, Horseman, and Helper during 3 days parikrama costs Chinese Yuan 3600.00 per person, which is equivalent to approx. INR 37000, which is to be paid to the horse owner at Yamadwar/ Tarboche Valley during the first day of Kora and is not included in the Tour Cost.
You can exchange it at some local money exchange units in the Thamel market or contact us for exchanging the currencies.
The most common sickness during the trip is Altitude Sickness. Our specially catered itineraries include ample acclimatization, minimizing the risk of Altitude Sickness.
Our team of guides and helpers are all medically trained, all of them carry a First Aid Kit along with them and regularly monitor the pulses and oxygen levels.
In case anyone falls sick, they are halted at the place with a helper, the other members continue on the trip. If the situation worsens, the person is taken to the Chinese hospitals then is brought back to the Nepal-Tibet border, then as per the situation, they will be brought to medical attention either on a jeep or by a helicopter. The Emergency Procedure or any Medical Insurance is not covered in the cost.