Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Looking forward to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra? Things to keep in mind!

Thousands of pilgrims and travelers take on to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra every year. Visiting this holy and striking place is indeed a delight and in fact, it is a dream for many. However, it is not one of those easy journeys where you just pack your bags and leave. It is rather the toughest trips you can head onto. But is definitely worth the efforts it needs you to make. This is a peace-filled sojourn, where your mind, soul and body are in search of the ‘unknown’ and it leads you to divinely experience, which you won’t be able to forget in this lifetime. by taking care of certain things, you can turn this sturdy journey into an easy one. So know what all steps you need to take:
-    First and foremost is your health. Think of Kailash Yatra, only when you’re in sound health and fully fit. Consult your physician to know how to improve your fitness and take time everyday for walk, as trip to Kailash requires strenuous and endless trekking.

-Quit smoking and drinking months before your trip. And carry general medicines for cold, acidity, dysentery, fever, body-pain, etc. Besides things like multi-vitamins, glucose, Vaseline, candies, masks and sunglasses could be of great help.

-This is one trip where it is great to carry as less clothes as possible, after all you would need to carry your belongings on your own during the trekking. Apart from that there would be no time to change, so wear in layers and besides clothing, carry inner thermals, woolen socks, gloves, monkey cap, sweater, a rain coat. Your tour operator is certain to hand you over a back-pack and down-jackets.

-Speaking of foot comfort, nothing is as great as non-skid shoes, as you would require climbing down the slopes.

-Due to lesser extend of oxygen at higher altitudes, you may face difficulty in sleeping, dizziness, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, rapid pulse (heart rate), shortness of breath with exertion, etc. Slowly you’ll get used to it, still carry a can of oxygen cylinder is definitely a good idea.

Eventually, keeping a positive attitude during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the key. Believe that you can do it and you will!

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