Does My India Mobile Work During Kailash Yatra?

Mobile Network: Does My India Mobile Work During Kailash Yatra?



Does My India Mobile Work During Kailash Yatra?

People from around the world  and of different religions go for Kailash Yatra, as per their own beliefs or perceptions. But the fact that the modern world is more inclined to the Digital Age than towards religious rituals and in-depth studies, cannot be neglected even in terms of this Holy Yatra. Thousands of pilgrims visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar to clean off the sins they might have done in the past. But there are other tourists for whom staying connected to the world through Internet connection or mobile network is more important than enjoying a wholly different view of nature around. 

One of the most common questions that travelers from India ask while planning to book a tour to Kailash Mansarovar is whether their mobile phones will work on the way to Mount Kailash. Similarly, another related question is whether Indian mobile network gives good coverage over the mountains they will be trekking upon. If you are one of them, you should not feel worried about this aspect at all. Most of the Indian mobile networks do work well during the Kailash Yatra. But there are certain things that you will need to do or keep in mind in terms of mobile network as well. These are as follows:

  • While you are going on the Kailash Yatra, you must have got to know that you will be traveling to two or more countries as a part of your total journey. Even though the concept of roaming has been nullified within the Indian territory, it still exists when you are traveling outside India. To get best coverage, you will need to get the international roaming service procured from your data service provider. This will prevent any possible inconvenience in terms of mobile network.
  • In case you do not want to or could not get the international roaming procured, another way out is to buy a local SIM card in Lhasa, Tibet. By using it in your phone, you will be accessible throughout the journey, as networks on regional mobile service providers are good there.
  • To recharge the batteries of your mobile phones or cameras, you will find some areas on the way to Mount Kailash where you can do that. Even though electricity supply is limited in most of the places that lie on the way, you may get such services in guest houses or monasteries you will stay in.

Use of Mobile Phones While Doing Parikrama of Mount Kailash

As you continue your journey towards Mount Kailash, you will be moving upwards at a greater height each day of your trip. While you will be circumambulating around Mount Kailash for around three days of your trip following the Outer Kora route, you will not be able to use your mobile phones there. Similar will be the case when you will be driving across the barren landscapes. This will happen because of the lack of a strong mobile network there. Even for mobile service providers, it is not possible to make strong network connectivity accessible at that great height near to the mountains. 

What to Do to Make the Most of Your Kailash Yatra?

Not having Internet connectivity or mobile network accessible during the journey to Mount Kailash, is a common thing pilgrims or travelers know about and can expect to happen. Other than using your mobile phones or getting worried about not being able to use, there is so much more you do as a part of your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Enjoy The View Around When Doing Kailash Yatra

When returning from this Holy place, you can get to use your mobile phones a lot. But you won’t be able to experience the difference of living at a great height, though for some time and living in the modern cities. It would be best if you would turn your focus to enjoy the magnificent scenery around, the picturesque beauty of the mountains and nature. Not everyone can make the journey to Mount Kailash every year or more than once in his lifetime. So, think more about living in the moment, when near to the majestic mountains. 

Use Camera Instead

Most of the tourists who visit Mount Kailash prefer to carry a camera with them to capture the beauty of the time they live there in the form of photos. This is something that is much better than using phones for other needs, as you will be able to cherish the moments lived there while looking at the photos later in time. The photographs clicked during the Mount Kailash Yatra will also become the memories you would like to save for the rest of your life.

Getting the opportunity to do Kailash Yatra is a lifetime opportunity. So, plan to make the most of it!

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