Which currency should I carry on my Kailash Yatra travel?

Which currency should I carry on my Kailash Yatra travel?



Which currency should I carry on my Kailash Yatra travel?

Along with being a place for pilgrimage, Kailash Mansarovar has an attraction element for those travellers who love to enjoy the serenity and picturesque beauty of being near the mountains. But just like any other trip to be made, either alone or with the family members or friends, doing the Kailash Yatra is an expensive affair. Affordability is one of the eligibility conditions to do this Yatra, as not everyone can easily pay for the expenses related to it. People who can afford to go on this Yatra, but have not ever done this before, often ask about the currencies to be carried with them to meet the expenses related to the Yatra. 

So, if you are one of them, and are planning to make a visit to the Kailash Mansarovar, the following information about the currency to be carried for the Yatra will be of great help to you:

Why Do You Need Multiple Currencies for Kailash Yatra?

The answer is simple and clear – when you plan to visit one country other than your home country, you will need to make arrangements for the currency of the country you are making a visit to. But when you are going to visit a number of countries as a part of your journey to some destination, you will need to have currencies of all the countries in between that you need to make a visit to. The same is the case with Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. 

This Holy site is located in Tibet. But the travellers or pilgrims who want to do Kailash Yatra, have to choose one of the two routes – one which is from China, while the other is from India via Nepal. Since an individual going on this Yatra has to travel to India, Nepal and China, he will need to carry currencies of these countries with him to bear the expenses related to the Yatra, and to enjoy it the most.

Currency Exchange For Kailash Yatra

As detailed above, getting the currency of your home country exchanged to foreign currencies is very much required to make a visit to Kailash Mansarovar. Depending upon the chosen route to this Holy site, the need of foreign currencies can be determined.

In general, an individual going for Kailash Yatra needs three types of currencies, which are Indian Rupees, Nepali Rupees and Chinese Yuan. Along with this, one can also carry the universal currency, US Dollar, which can be taken in use at some places to meet the expenses related to the Yatra.

Also, the conversion or exchange of one currency to the other, can be done with the help of a travel agent or tour operator you have made Kailash Yatra bookings from. He can also tell you the approximate amount of money you will need to make a visit to Kailash Mansarovar. Accordingly, you can make the plan to go for this Yatra, either alone or with your family members. 

Important Things to Know in Term of Currency for Kailash Yatra

If you are planning to go for Kailash Yatra, some sort of inconvenience may arise in case you do not know well about the kind of currencies you need, and how to use them in foreign countries. So, to help you in making the most of your Kailash Mansarovar journey, here are some of the important things you should know about:

  • The registration fee that the Chinese Government takes from the travellers going for Kailash Yatra, has to be made in US Dollar. Depending on from where you have booked a package for the Kailash Yatra, you will be charged for this fee by your travel agent. It is also possible to pay this fee partly in US Dollar and partly in Indian Rupees, more about which your travel agent can tell you only.
     
  • In Nepal, all the four currencies mentioned above, work. This means that you can pay for things there in Indian Rupees, Nepali Rupees, Chinese Yuan and even in US Dollars. This simplifies the use and carrying of multiple currencies to some extent, as a part of Kailash Yatra.
     
  • While being in Tibet as a part of your journey to Kailash Mansarovar, only Chinese Yuan is acceptable. This means that you will need to make enough arrangements for this currency, as per your needs.
     
  • At an Immigration counter in Zhangmu, it will be possible for you to get any currency converted in Chinese Yuan. Bargaining for the currency conversion is possible there, and should be done. Along with this, you can also get the currency converted from any authorised currency convertor. Even banks can help you in such needs of exchanging your money for foreign currencies, as per your requirement.
     
  • The best way to get helped in currency conversion is to ask for help from the travel agent you book the Kailash Yatra from. 

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