Temperature and Weather: Weather condition from June to September in TIBET, can be expected to be dry and sunny, with precipitation in July and August day time temperature can be as high as 22 degrees centigrade in Tibet the average daily temperature will be 10 degree centigrade, however, the intense sun at high altitude can bake it feel even hotter. At this time of year there is an incredible drop in temperature from early afternoon to evening time; temperature at Night time will drop as low as 0 to -10 degrees centigrade at altitudes of 5000 meters, our highest camp during the Parikarma.
Health Considerations: All participants must provide health certificate given by a reputed doctor confirming that the participant is fit to travel in altitude of 5700 meters. We do ask you to bring along your own small first aid kit (available at Pharmacies). Some of the items we ask you to bring in the kit are antiseptic cream or wound disinfectant Iodine and tube-squeeze cream. Foot care and Blister Treatment, band-aids, adhesive roll & strips, gauze pads, moleskin, (please bring trusted and broken in waling boots). Gauze Pads: 3" at least 6 pads-Gauze roll: 2-3 rolls adhesive tape "2" rolls ace bandage for the ankle, elastic bandage 3" rolls, water disinfectant tablets
Antibiotics: Triethoprim, sulfamethoxazole, bactrim DS or septra DS, Double strength (160mg 800mgs)
Antidiarrheals: Lomotil & pepto, bismol tablets and make sure you bring Charcoal tablets!! Please see your doctor for more advice! Concerning antibiotics & antidiarrheals, Deamox: 20 Tablets
Anti: Inflammatory: Advil, Rufen or Mortin, aspirin, tylenol or general painkillers, strong sunscreen oil, skin antibiotic cream, anti-fungal ointment lozenges, strepsils (Plenty), Small Scissors & Knife, Waterproof matches safety pains. Thermometer, lighter dehydration salt packets, foot powder and cream, heat balm for muscles, joints, Vicks etc
Fitness: Please start to get in shape now! Good 30 minute walk, jogging daily, stretching and regular exercise should put you in the right shape (concentrate on your heart & legs- Aerobics), Porters will be carrying the bulk of your equipment, but it is recommended that you bring a good day pack and are fit enough to carry shacks, filled water bottle/Canteen food. Snacks, camera, film, map, jumper, sun hit, first ad kit, light weight, rain gear, extra clothes etc.
Altitude Sickness: This is an environment related condition that can affect anyone who ascends too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly. Here we would like to suggest, to read any book on trekking which has a chapter on this and also consult your doctors.
Responsibility: All arrangements within Tibet are solely at the discretion of the China Tibet Tourism Bureau (CTTB) a Government Organization, and we have no control over the quality of the vehicles or the facilities. Satyam Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd reserve the right to change itineraries without advance notice, depending on the weather and road condition and China Tibet Tourism Bureau (CTTB) reserve right to change itineraries without advance notice, depending upon any various diseases characterized by a high fever or any other strike in China.
Currency: All Major Foreign currencies and TCS are accepted in Zhangmu Bank in return for Yuen. The basic unit of Chinese Currency, Yearn equal Rs 9 Jiao and 1 Jiao equal 10 Fen, at Present US $1=8 Yean (Approx), Credit card not accepted. I yean=INR 7/- (Approx).
Custom Formalities: Valuable goods taken for personal use (radio & video cameras etc) should be declared at customs office by completing a customs declaration from and brought back on return journey. Antiques must be properly certified, otherwise they may be confiscated
Transportation: Kathmandu to Kodari Private Minibus will be provided for the group. Border crossing from Kodari to Zhangmu (Tibet) will be on trucks, approximately 30 min. ride. Throughout the journey in Tibet you will be traveling in 4500 Land cruiser or 62 model Land cruiser. Trucks will be provided for luggage and all camping equipment and food supplies
Staff: Our highly experienced Sherpa staff will be responsibility for all camping & cooking arrangements
Guide/Escort: Local English speaking guide will escort the group throughout the tour in Tibet
Oxygen: One oxygen cylinder with will be provided in each vehicle and during the PARIKARMA. Please note that Oxygen is to be used only in case of emergency
Briefing and orientation: There will be a briefing on the programme on next day of your arrival in Kathmandu. It's very important that all participation attend this briefing
Accommodation: Accommodations in all palaces are Lodge, but during to time of PARIKARMA and stay at Mansarovar over Night will be in tent. The rooms at these places are very basic without any modern facilities. You will be required to bring sufficient supplementary fool like chocolates, biscuits, nuts, pickles, bhujias, swahilies and your favorite tinned products to add variety to the meals. Lunch will be packed of light snacks
VISAS and Documentation: Your must be in possession of valid passport for at least 6 months. We will obtain your VISA for Tibet and will require the following information, when making your reservation. Full name as it appears in your passport, passport number, date if expire, place of issue, nationality, date of birth and occupation, Two passport size photographs are also required. Additionally, you must allow a minimum of 10 full working days in Kathmandu for the visa. Getting a visa for Tibet on the Indian passport is guaranteed once the tour is booked. Your passports should reach us not later then 20 days prior to your departure. Your Passport incase of delay receive with us, you have to additional pay $43 per person for emergency VISA, here we would like request you resume your passport before 20 days of Departure
Photography: Still cameras, home video cameras, are allowed to in China, but beware, please don't take photos, video Chinese Government area, like Army camp, Chinese Govt. home etc
Insurance: We recommend that you insure yourself against sickness, EMERGENCY rescue, accident hospitalization, cancellation etc. As we accept no responsibility for damages or expenses which may arise from mishaps to persons of their belongings during those pilgrimages.
Communication: There are must of over night stay area have communication connection. However! Please be informed that is may be difficult at times to get the connection. If any urgent messages have to be send to any of the participants, please contact us at our Kathmandu head office address.
Clothing: Clothing's for both extremes of climate and temperature. While driving to Kailash, it will be warm inside the vehicle and light clothing will be required, but as soon as you step out of the vehicle, warm clothing's will be required to keep off the cold winds of the Tibetan Plateau. Evening will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required we recommend that you bring along the following clothing and accessories with you.
Down Jacket - One (can be rented in Kathmandu @ approx, INR 30 per day), Warm Thick pullover-one, warm Thin Pullover- One, Warm Pants – two, Light Loose cotton pants- two, Warm windproof jacket – one, Cotton sleeve T-Shirts – four, Thermals under Pants I long – Two, Thermal vest/ warm full T-Shirts – two, Rain coat with hood/ Poncho (should be roomy) - one, "Broken - in" pair of ankle high walking boots & one extra shoe laces, Light tennis shoes & light rubber sandal, Warm woolen socks- six, Light cotton or silk scarf- one, Large cotton or silk scarf-one, Warm gloves, soft paper tissues and handkerchief- plenty, Monkey cap and sun heat- one each, Towels (one big, one small), Washing kit.
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