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Advisory for Indian citizens travelling for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) through Nepal

June 07, 2017

Indian citizens travelling for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (KMY) through Nepal may note the following:

  • They should ensure that they have appropriate Chinese visa in hand before commencing their journey. The Chinese Visa is to be obtained from the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi and not in Kathmandu
  • They should note that they would be traversing Simikot and Hilsa in Nepal on their way. Both these places have inadequate tourist/medical infrastructure, and are prone to inclement weather due to which to-and-fro flights get disrupted
  • They should get themselves medically examined before embarking on the tour. They should keep at least seven days of medicine, including High Altitude Sickness and other life saving drugs
  • They should carry enough cash, mobile connection (with international roaming facility) and emergency contact numbers of their tour operators and Embassy of India, Kathmandu
  • They should avoid booking around full moon dates since there is overbooking during these periods. This leads to pilgrims being stranded for several days due to inadequate infrastructure facilities in Simikot and Hilsa or flight cancellations because of inclement weather.