Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Selection Process

Draw through a fair computerized system: Yatris will be selected and assigned to different routes and batches by the Ministry of External Affairs through a fair computer-generated random gender-balanced selection process. A route and a batch, once allocated to a Yatri through the computerized process, will not normally be changed.

At the application stage, two yatris may give an option to travel in the same batch. Efforts will be made to accommodate such requests as far as possible.

Confirmation of Participation: After the computerized draw of lots, each selected or wait-listed applicant will be required to confirm his/her participation by crediting a non-refundable amount of Rs.5,000/- by specified deadline into designated bank accounts. The balance amount will be payable later.

Medical Tests in Delhi: Selected Yatris are required to assemble in New Delhi 3-4 days in advance of the Yatra to undergo thorough medical tests at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and the ITBP Base Hospital. Parameters of medical tests are decided by the ITBP Base Hospital, keeping the requirements of the Yatra in mind. Only those applicants who pass these tests are allowed to proceed on the Yatra.

Additional Medical Tests en route: Medical tests to ascertain reactions to high altitude trekking will be conducted by ITBP during the course of the Yatra at Gunji for the Yatra through Lipulekh Pass, and at Sherathang for the Yatra through Nathu La. A Yatri who is found medically unfit at this stage will not be permitted to continue the Yatra any further.

Conditions: Applicants may carefully note the following conditions before applying:

  • Applicants should possess an ordinary Indian passport valid for at least six months as on 01 September 2015.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Incorrect or false information in the application form will be ground for disqualification at any stage, including during the Yatra. All payments made earlier will, thus, be forfeited.
  • Failure to pass the medical examinations in Delhi and en route will be ground for disqualification.
  • A Yatri, disqualified on medical and/or other grounds in Delhi or outside, will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and other payments made earlier.
  • The Yatra batches will leave on scheduled dates even if replacements called from the standby lists to fill any vacancies that may arise, are unable to join the group on time.

Important Documents after Selection: Yatris must ensure to bring following documents with them when they report in New Delhi for the Yatra after their selection:

  • An ordinary Indian passport, valid for at least six months as on 01 September 2015.
  • Indemnity Bond, executed on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10, or as applicable locally, and authenticated by a First Class Magistrate or a Notary Public. Selected Yatris are required to sign this Indemnity Bond stating that they undertake the Yatra at their own risk.
  • Undertaking for evacuation by helicopter in case of emergency.
  • Consent Form for cremation of mortal remains on Chinese side in case of death there.

Intimation: Selected applicants will be informed about their inclusion in a particular batch soon after the computerized draw of lots by email and SMS.

Medical Authority: Yatris must qualify all prescribed medical tests by DHLI and ITBP. Findings and recommendations of qualified ITBP medical personnel are final and binding. No other medical reports are accepted to qualify for the Yatra.

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  • April 30, 2014Selection of Yatris for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2014April 30, 2014Remarks by Foreign Secretary Smt. Sujatha Singh at the computerized draw for selection of yatris for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2014
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