Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Going on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a dream for all the devotees of Lord Shiva. The Mansarovar Yatra is conducted under extraordinary circumstances at high altitudes. One needs to have detailed information about it and prepare well before taking the Kailash journey so that it becomes once in a lifetime experience for them. 
Having all the questions and doubts cleared before visiting Kailash Mansarovar is essential. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra FAQ clears all the doubts of the pilgrims willing to take the Mansarovar Kailash Yatra. We make sure to provide all the information that is authentic and transparent to the Bhole Bhakts. 
We have divided the frequently asked questions into the most relevant categories making them easy to understand for the readers. You can go through this page to prepare well for your dream trip. This page provides you with detailed information on the following topics:

 

The VISA issued for Kailash Yatra is a Group VISA that permits pilgrims to travel to only Kailash Mansarovar. The entire group enters and exits at the same time from Tibet. You won’t be able to travel to China with this VISA. 
On the Helicopter route, Hilsa is the Nepal-Tibet border and on the Overland route, Keyong is the Nepal-Tibet border where the VISA is checked by the Chinese Immigration Center and other immigration and customs processes take place. 

One cannot travel on Kailash Yatra without a Chinese VISA, Group VISA issued by the China embassy is required to go on Kailash Yatra. The VISA issued for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a VISA that is together for an entire group and is not stamped or pasted on each pilgrim’s passport. One embassy cannot issue two or more VISAs at a time. In case you have a Chinese VISA on your passport, first, it will be cancelled and then Group VISA for Kailash Yatra will be issued. After completion of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, you can reapply for a Chinese VISA

The NRIs or non-Indian passport holders have to arrive in Nepal 3-4 working days before the Kailash Yatra starting date. On reaching Nepal, you will be issued a VISA On Arrival. There you have to submit your passport to the team member of Trip To Temples who will then apply for a Group VISA for the Kailash Yatra.

 

The yatra to Kailash Mansarovar is in Tibet. For travelling to a foreign land having a Passport is a must. The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the starting date of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. 

 

The passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

To apply for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Government- MEA route, you have to log in to their official website where you will get all the required details.

To apply for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Private route, you can contact Trip To Temples - India’s No. 1 Kailash Yatra Agency at https://www.triptotemples.com/package/kailash-mansarovar. The process to register with Trip To Temples for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is:

  • Fill up the Kailash Yatra 2023 Booking Form, and attach the scanned coloured image of your passport.
  • Send the soft copy of the Booking form & passport to info@triptotemples.com
  • Transfer the booking amount to the Trip To Temples account & share transaction details on info@triptotemples.com
  • Send self-attested hard copies to the office address.
  • Pay the rest of the amount 1 month before the Yatra date.

Trip To Temples assists the pilgrims travelling with them in the documentation process of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The documents required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra are the Registration form, Passport (minimum 6 months validity from Yatra date), Physical Fitness Certificate by an MBBS doctor (at least 1 month before Yatra date), PAN card, 4 colored photographs. 
If you have an Indian Passport and are willing to start your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Kathmandu then to enter Nepal, you will also be requiring your Voter ID card in addition to the above-mentioned documents.

 

Nepal VISA is not required by a person travelling from India for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, and VISA issued by China is only required. An NRI or other country passport holder requires a Nepal VISA (on arrival)  as well as a VISA issued by China for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. 

The duration of the Tibet Group VISA for Kailash Yatra is 20 days, however, one has to exit from Tibet within 7 days from the date of entry into the country. The duration of the Group VISA cannot be extended. All members need to enter and exit Tibet at the same time.

 

Kailash Yatra Permit and VISA are two different things required to travel to Kailash Mansarovar. Both, the Permit and the VISA get issued on a strict group basis, i.e. the entire group enters and exits Tibet together. VISA is a document required for any international travel.

Although VISA and Permit for Kailash Mansarovar are issued by the Embassy of China, it is different from the mainland China VISA. Kailash Yatra Permit and VISA are special permission issued by the Chinese Authority that allows you to travel only to the restricted area.

Kailash Yatra Permit for the group is applied 45 days before the Kailash Yatra date. The Permit is issued 7-10 days before the Kailash Yatra date. After the permit is issued, the next step is to apply for the Kailash Yatra Visa which takes 4-5 working days. Kailash Yatra Permit can be applied only via authorized travel agencies and not on your own.

 

A staple VISA for the entire group is issued by the China embassy which is neither pasted nor stamped on the passport. The VISA for Kailash Yatra is a sheet of paper in which the name of each group member along with their nationality, date of birth, and passport number are mentioned.
For people travelling from India, the VISA is issued by the Embassy of China in Delhi and for people travelling from countries other than India, the VISA is issued by the Embassy of China in Kathmandu. Those who are NRIs or have Non- Indian passports must arrive in Kathmandu at least 4-5 days prior to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra starting date.

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