NEPAL FAQs

How many people travel on a tour?

Generally the number of guest traveling varies depending on the destination . The average group size(guests) for World tour is between 40 to 47 and Indian tour is between 28 to 56. However, if a particular tour gets an overwhelming response or if it is a Speciality tour like My Chic Lady (Ladies' Special) or Happy go Lucky (Senior Citizens') tour then the group size may go beyond the aforesaid group size.

Who all will travel on my tour?

Your co travelers can be any individual, right from a professional C.A or Doctor to a teacher, a teenager, an artist, a politician, businessman, people of any religion, from any region, any language etc. When you return from your dream holiday, we assure you that there will be additions to your friends list.

What if I wish to extend my stay at one of the destinations?

You can extend your stay provided you intimate us of such extension at the time of your booking. Additional charges will be applicable. No extensions/alterations can be done when the tour is in progress.

Can I just do a part of the tour?

It is not advisable to do tours partly as you won't be able to experience your dream destinations completely. NTP offers you a wide range of products that suit your requirements. Our travel consultants will guide you on the same .

Will there be any change in itinerary or date of tour as we need to plan our leaves and make necessary arrangements accordingly?

We do not change the itinerary nor date of the tour, however in case of force majeure events, circumstances force us to change the routing or date of the tour, as the case may be, just for your safety.

Can I make changes in my travel plan once the booking is done?

Yes, you can modify your booking or travel plan. There may be certain charges for modifications or for canceling the old booking and making new arrangements. The travel consultants at our offices will assist you for the same.

Due to some reasons if I cancel the tour then will I get my money back?

Cancellation of tour will attract certain cancellation charges. The travel consultant will give you the details about such cancellation at the time of booking or for more information on cancellation charges

What if the tour that I book receives very less response?

Generally, we operate all the tours that we launch, however in some cases the total number of bookings fall below our prescribed minimum operating capacity, in such cases we give you options and then accommodate or merge your tour with other available tours. You may also opt for our customized packages in such cases, but the services like group games, group activities, meals, tour leader etc may or may not be provided.

KAILASH FAQs

How much is duration of Kailash Mansarover Yatra?

Kailash Mansarover Yatra is ex Kathmandu and has following Duration

  • 10 days for the Helicopter Route Via Nepalganj/Simikot
  • 13 Days for the Overland route via Nyalam and usually coaches are provided upto Kodari Border and after clearing the Immigrations 17 seater coach
  • 14 Tour Via Lhasa where Kathmandu Lhasa to/fro by flight and onward by land transport
  • 17 Days Inner Kora with Nandi Parvat and Astapad

How is the tour usually conducted for the 13 days Land Route?

13 days Land route is very systematically planned with combination of Transport and other arrangements �
Kathamndu to the Kodari Border delux Tourist coaches
At Kodari Border we clear the Immigration and proceed to the Tibet (China) and meet our Tibetan Guide and Vehiicles
We Drive for the next hault at Nyalam Via Zhangmu (Small Tibetan township at the border)
For acclimatization 2 nights at Nyalam and than drive Saga to Mansarover to Darchan/Tarboche �YamDwar the starting point of Kailash Parikrama
Than 2 Nights of Kailash parikrama via DIrapuk and Dolama Pass �Zuthulpuk to Darchan and Mansarover
Than Drive back same route mansarover � Saga- Nyalam � Kathmandu

How many parikrama we do in Kailash ?

We would conduct and facilitate Two Parikramas Mansarover Parikrama of 112 Km is done by the Eco Coaches Kailash Parikrama of 2 nights is optional depending upon the guest health since the trek of 38 kms via Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk option of Pony /yak is also available on direct payments .

Which is the best time to travel for the Yatra ?

Kailash is a seasonal destination with the Yatra operation April to September only every year and get affected by the political and natural reasons so as an when you are able to manage and all goes well you could undertake the Yatra .

Which vehicles are used during the Yatra on the Tibet Side ?

Mini Coaches 17 seater /Van/Coaster depending upon the group size , guest requirement and permits .

What type of stay arrangements are planned for the Yatra at kathmandu?

We usually provide Three star or equivalent for the Yatra at Kathmandu .

What kind of stay arrangement is planned at Tibet ?

We provide combination of Best available Guest Houses during the Travel but during Kailash Parikrama only Mud Houses are available so that is arranged for a night hault.

What kind of Food is provided for the Kailash yatra ?

We serve pure vegetarian satvik food during the Stay at Kathmandu and during the Yatra where by at the Hotel at Kathmandu the same is laid in buffet and there after during the Yatra cooked by our accompanying Sherpas and served to suit the Yatri palate in tough high terrains .

How can we do the Puja and availability of the Pandas ?

A Yatri can perform his /her own rituals during the Yatra and at Mansarover where as pandits are not available in the region but some of the groups bring along there own pandits and perform Puja

If I am unable to do Kailash parikrama than how things are managed ?

Some times at your own choice and other times Tibetan Guide might ask you to refrain from doing Kailash parikrama observing at The Health or else in such cases Pilgrims stay back at Darcahn or Mansarover lake in the Guest for 3 days and enjoy Kailash Standing tall high in front of them . After 3 days from other pilgrims come back and join those staying back than we proceed for the return journey to Kathmandu .

How many days Yak/Pony or porter is required by the pilgrim during the yatra and how much does the same cost ?

The Yak/Pony is required by you only during the Kailash Parikrama and you many decide in advance if required becoz theya re not available en route the yatra . Our Tibetan Guide may assist you with the negotiations. And usually it cost Yuan 1500 for the Yak and Yakmen (the prices are depending upon availability only)

Whata re the hidden charges i.e., to be paid directly during the yatra or else ?

Additional expenses are only incurred in the emergent conditions like natural disaster , political , accidental only . The charges as below are not included in the cost

  • Horse /Yak with the the man is not included in the cost (You may need for the Kaialsh parikrama)
  • Additional drink , sim card / telephone/fax . laundry , travel insurance and additional transportation
  • Service tax levied by the Government
  • Puja /Tarpan , tips , additional portage services etc

Which currency and how much money we must carry for the Yatra ?

It is suggested that the pilgrim must carry CYN (Chinese Yuan) 5000 minimum for the emergency .
Exchange rates might variate but usually cost around
INR100 =NPR160
INR100 =Yuan 12
USD1 = CNY 6
Indian denomination and USD is acceptable at Kathmadu
Where as in Tibet on CNY is acceptable so you may change at Kathmandu or at the Kodari Border (Nepal-Tibet Border)
Most of the Yatris exchange at Kathmandu or at the Border
If any unused currency than the same can be exchanged at the border or in Kathmandu

What all is provided by the travel company ?

We usually provide the following

  • Duffle Bag (you may take back home after the yatra )
  • Down Jacket (This is to be returned after the Yatra)
  • Sleeping bags (to be returned)
  • Oxygen Cylinders and essential medicines
  • Souvenir and Kailash yatra certificate

Any kind of Medical certificate is required for the Yatra ?

Till date there is no such ruling but we would suggest patients with the Asthma and Heart ailment should refrain from the yatra and all must get the check up donein order to avoid any issue on the high altitude during the Yatra .liek TMT Test , PFT Tesr , ECG and Blood test.

What all documents are required for the Yatra ?

Passport is the most important documents for which photocopy is required at the time of booking and in original 10 days before departure for the Visas and you will have to carry original along with you during the Yatra in order to clear the formalities enroute .

Can we do Kailash yatra on the full moon day ?

Yes the same can be conducted on the full moon day and every month we have departure schedule for the full moon.

Are the children allowed for the Yatra 6-10 years?

There is no restriction till date and you are best aware of your childs health so if they are physically normal than they may accompany for the yatra

Any specific precaution for the children ?

The same precaution as the elder is taking the same is applicable for the children

Do we need to pay additional for the visa ?

Group Visa cost is included for the Yatra price for China but for Nepal visa you will have to pay extra (applicable only for the other than Indian passport holders only) Indian nationals with Indian passport do not require Visa for Nepal.

Are there frequent landslides during the travel ?

All would depend upon the weather only and cannot be anticipated at this juncture .

How is the sanitation on our way ?

Kathamndu and onward journey has toilets but during Parikrama and Mansarover basic resources are available only .

How is the availability of the drinking water ?

We provide ample amount of Jar water or mineral water during the Yatra and suggest as well to drink as much as possible in order maintain the good health on the high altitude .

Can we carry digital cameras/video cameras ? How is the possibility to recharge and is there any restriction ?

As such there is no restriction and guest may carry still or digital camera . The voltage is 220V in the Tibet area and you may re charge them but there is no such provision durig the Kailash Parikrma so it is advisable to carry additional battery .

How is the communication availability en route the Yatra ?

These days mobiles are connected upto Darchan (The base of Kailash) and you may purchase local card or your mobile for the same on roaming . Else our guide will also be carring the mobile you may use the same or the PCO's available available by paying directly at an extra cost .

When should we book Kailash yatra and how ?

These days there are various payment plans and payment modules (pls call our sales team ) and minimum 35 days before Yatra booking is closed .
For the Booking we would require the following

  • Duly filled Booking form
  • Passport photo copy 1st and last page (color copy)
  • 02 photos
  • Advance payment INR20,000 or US$500 (Non refundable deposit)

How can we make the payments ?

Payments can be made through the following mediums '

  • Bank transfers through bank (Bank details are mentioned on the invoice)
  • Swift transfers /wire transfer (Bank details are mentioned on the invoice)
  • Credit /Debit card payments through our corporate site payment gateway www.ntpgroups.com
  • Cash or Cheque payment can be made at our company account in HDFC or Syndicate bank in your own city

What all essentials to be carried during the Yatra ?

Total Baggage allowance is 15 kg so we all must ensure to keep it minimum for all the emergencies and an easy baggage managements

  • Day back pack for an immediate personal items like medicine , towel , cream , torch etc .
  • Minimum clothings for the Yatra
  • Toilet Kit (Shampoo , tooth brush , paste , soap , toilet paper etc.)
  • Water bottle / Flask for hot water minimum 2 litres
  • Comfortable trekking shoes and sandals
  • Wollen cotton based socks
  • Thermals with long underwear comfortable during travel and parikrama
  • Ladies must ensure to carry Pyjama or kurta salwar for the parikrama saris or dresses are not advicable
  • Monkey cap
  • Underpants , Gloves , Dust Mask
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen , lipguard
  • Rainwear
  • Matchbox , candle
  • Also it is advicable to carry � Glucose , electrol an easy enery mediums , dry fruit , biscuits , energy bars , candy etc . (please care to carry things in use and minimum quantity only)

Is there any restriction with the age ?

Usually there is no age restriction but during the rush time and considering weather China Government sometime restrict with the 70 years passengers

What is the cancellation policy ?

Cancellation Policy

  • Advance sum of INR20,000 or $500 is non refundable
  • If the booking is cancelled 30 days prior to departure, INR 30,000 for Indians & USD 600 for foreigners would be charged as cancellation amount.
  • If the booking is cancelled 20 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour cost will be into cancellation process.
  • If the booking is cancelled 15 days prior to departure, there will be no refund.

* Should Chinese authorities in their regulatory and administrative concern exercise their authority to disallow travel permit/ visa or restrictions for certain dates, areas, nationalities, shall be abiding by all of us the organizers and subscribers no claim in such a case for compensation will be entertained however the cancellation and refunds can be followed as ritually as in terms.