Monday, 31 March 2014

How to prepare for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Guideline For Kailash Yatra 2014:-

Climatic conditions:
From the border onward, the roads are plain. The high altitude Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty. Nights are pretty cold.

General preparation:
It’s important that you are in good  health. You should be able to walk properly. Carry some general medicines for fever, bodyache, cold, cough, dysentery, constipation, congestion, acidity, etc.

It would be a good idea to wear in layers. Essential for the trip are inner thermals, woolen socks, gloves & monkey cap, sweater, pants / jeans & shirts and a full body rain coat. Check with your operator.

The vehicles:
There are 2 types. The 3500 cc and the 4500 cc. Make sure your operator gives you the latter. They do have the power to cut across the rugged Tibetan plateau.

Travel in group:
I recommend traveling in packs of 4. Every vehicle will take 4 passengers and one Sherpa who sits behind. Being with your own group comes in handy.

The Parikrama:
Those who can’t foot it, have the option to hire the services of a pony or a yak. Make sure to let your operator know at least a day in advance. You may also need to hire the services of a porter.

Positive attitude:
The drive isn’t comfortable. It’s bumpy as bumpy can be. The vehicle air-conditioners won’t work (drivers refuse to turn them on); you can’t open the windows as the dust and chill become unbearable. I firmly believe that people with normal health can certainly make the trip and enjoy it too. There’s only one rule to follow – approach with a positive attitude. If you believe you can do it, then you will do it happily.

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