Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where is Kailash Mansarovar??
A. Mt. Kailash is situated in Tibet, which is an autonomous region of China at an altitude of 6638 Meters. Mansarovar lake is located in the same region just approx. 45 km before Mt. Kailash at an altitude of 4590 Meters.
Q. What is the best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. The usual period for Yatra is from May to October every year but the best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is May to June & August to October. Yatra in July is not advisable due to considerable rain during the period.
Q. How to reach Kailash Mansarovar??
A. Mt. Kailash is located in Tibet (China) & accessible through Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand, Nathu-La passes in Sikkim, Nepalgunj & Kathmandu. Lipulekh Pass & Nathu-La pass is being organized by the Government of India. Kathamandu route is being followed by private tour operators only.
Q. Which is the best route for Kailash Yatra??
A. Since there are 3 routes available as of now for the divine yatra. Nathu-La pass & Lipulekh Pass route is being followed by the government of India. Nepal (Kathmandu) route is being followed by private operators. The major difference has been mentioned below; Lipulekh Pass: Its most conventional route for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra operated by the Govt, but it’s very tidy & lengthy. It takes approx. 24 days to complete & covers approx. 183 kms by trek. The estimated cost is INR 160000/Person. Nathu-La Pass: Its newly opened route for the sacred Yatra, organized by the Government. It's comparatively comfortable than the Lipulekh route & takes 21 Days to complete the yatra. Trek involved in the route is 43 Kms. The estimated cost is INR 160000/Person. Kathmandu/Nepalgunj: This route is being followed by private tour organizers. It’s very short & comfortable as well. Just 11 days required to complete the yatra. The whole yatra will be covered by Helicopter, Luxury Bus & just 43 km by trek. The estimated cost is Approx INR 170000/Person.
Q. How many days required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. Minimum 10 days required to complete Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Lucknow/Delhi via Nepal route. The other 2 routes take 21 days & 17 days from New Delhi.
Q. How is the weather in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. The climate of Kailash Mansarovar is usually cold & dry. The Mt. Kailash is snow-covered across the year. Season starting May to August are moderately cold with an average temperature of 15°C & pleasant. September to November is comparatively more chilling with an average temperature of 10°C. December & onward are used to get heavy snowfall.
Q. Which documents required for Mansarovar Yatra registration??
A. Only a passport required for the registration. The permit & Visa also required later & will be arranged by us only.
Q. What is the registration process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. The person needs to get registered for the Yatra. Initially, they need to provide a copy of the passport with the booking amount. We arrange a permit on the basis of that. Later approx. 10 days prior to departure, guests need to submit their passports in original for Visa formalities. The original passport along with Visa will be given to the guest before departure.
Q. What is the age limit for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. The minimum age for the yatra is 13 Yrs & maximum is 70 Yrs but people between the age of 18 Yrs to 65 Yrs with good health are most suitable for the Yatra.
Q. Is there any medical fitness test required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. No medical test required through the Nepal route. Since the yatra is supposed to go through high altitudes, so one needs to consult with a doctor for cautions & medicines in case of High Altitude Sickness, Respiratory problems, etc.
Q. How to book a helicopter package for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter can be booked on the same procedure as normal packages. Registration process & formalities are the same for all the packages.
Q. What is the cost of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter??
A. The helicopter package for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is approx. INR 165000/Person is all-inclusive for Indian citizens. It takes 10-11 days to complete the yatra.
Q. How many treks required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. Only a 43 km trek is involved in the yatra via the Nepal route. This 43 km will be covered in 3 days during the Kailash Parikrama. First day approx. 11 km, Second day approx. 22 km and 3rd day approx. 10 km by trek. The trek can be avoided by hiring Yak. No helicopter service available for Kailash Circumambulation/Parikrama.
Q. How difficult is Kailash Yatra??
A. Since Mt. Kailash is located out of India & not accessible throughout the year, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is considered slightly complex & expensive as well. Lake of decent accommodation in few locations is another constraint. Physically fitness is key to complete the Yatra smoothly. Advance planning, proper guidance & support for Visa/Permits & regular Yoga/exercise is essential for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Q. What things need to carry for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra??
A. Most of the things related particularly to the Yatra will be provided by us. However, one needs to carry Heavy Woolen clothes, dry fruits, Light Weight sports shoes, Personal toiletry items, Small First Aid Kit, Sun Screen Lotion, Spare Batteries, etc.
Q. Is there any subsidy for Kailash Yatra??
A. Yes, there are many state governments, offering different-2 amounts as an aid for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. In most cases, one can avail of this facility once in whole life. Few states are offering the aid in advance also (prior to the yatra) & few are offering after the Yatra.
Q. How to get subsidy form for Mansarovar Yatra??
A. There is a prescribed format to avail the subsidy depending upon the state governments. One needs to follow newspapers & other media to get complete details. Few states are having dedicated departments on religious issues. We also help our guests in this regard.