Preparing for Yatra

February 6th, 2012 by admin Categories: Kailash No Responses

A complimentary duffle bag will be provided for each person upon arrival in Nepal. You will be required to repack your necessary travel articles for Tibet in this bag. The rest of your luggage will remain at the hotel in Kathmandu. You will also be given a backpack for carrying your daily essentials. It will be the only luggage item allowed in the car during the trip. The duffle bag will follow by vehicle.

Items for Packing

  • Clothing – outerwear (no saris / dhotis please) – 6 sets
  • Warm T-shirts/sweatshirts and pants – 2 of each
  • Rain-proof jacket with hood and pants – 1 each
  • Woolen high-neck sweater – 1
  • Thermal inner wear – 2 pairs
  • Woolen socks – 3 to 4 pairs
  • Cotton socks – 2 pairs
  • Thick woolen gloves – 2 pairs
  • Woolen cap and scarf – 1 of each
  • Wide rim hat – 1
  • Water-proof / resistant trekking shoes with quality tread / grip– 1 pair
  • Light weight bed sheet (single) – 1
  • Down jacket with hood – 1 (optional)
  • Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures around 0° Celsius – 1 (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

If you do not have a down jacket with hood and/or a sleeping bag, you will be provided with one on a temporary loan basis when we reach Kathmandu. Please note that in the case of loss or damage, you will be required to reimburse the full cost of these items.

Additional Items

  • Extra large plastic garbage bags to protect your clothes from moisture
  • Powerful flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • General footwear
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet tissues
  • Inflatable pillow
  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Sunscreen lotion (50 SPF or more)
  • Small flask
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Castor oil (50 ml)
  • Snacks – chocolates, biscuits, nuts etc.

Personal Medical Kit

It is recommened to carry a personal medical kit with

  • electrolyte packs
  • pain killers
  • muscle relaxant cream
  • band aids
  • knee-cap
  • Vaseline
  • Medicines for fever, common cold, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion and any other medication necessary.

Amenities in Tibet

Tibet referred to as the highest region on earth is also one of the least developed parts of the world. Being extremely remote and isolated, the facilities for pilgrims although being upgraded are still very basic. Modern amenities are very hard to find in the hotels & guest houses in Western Tibet.

The quality of accommodation will vary from place to place. It may be necessary at times to share a room with a few others or participate in an outdoor toilet adventure, or go without a shower for a few days. Rest assured, we will in every instance provide you with the best accommodation that the place has to offer. We will always be there to support you and make the journey a pleasant one.

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