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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2012 Route Map
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Anand Achtani, New Delhi

om namah shivay to all kailashi friends, today i am on this site to share my best memories. i was not aware of this great yatra at all but when my husband told me about this i really enjoyed this when we are selected we were not that much of prepared to go but finally dada arranged all d way and we reached d place where we really looked the amazing sites, but the best place is charan sparsh where i really think that he(Bhole dada) caught me and bought me there. my husband forced me to walk and reach there by hook and crook and when i was there tears came into my eyes as it is and i really believed that yes yes yes this is the place where God Shiva lives with his family i felt so tiny and think that there is nothing great in front of this place om namh shivay happy journey to all d yatris of 2012

Om Namah Shivay.
Our Best Wishes are with all Batches of KM Yatris this year. May Lord Shiva bless you all with a Blissful Yatra. It is an unforgettable experience.

ONE REQUEST TO ALL - PLEASE TRY TO MAINTAIN THE BLISS AND BEAUTY OF NATURE. LEAVE IT AS IT IS, IF NOT BETTER FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.


PLEASE DO NOT USE / THROS PLASTIC AROUND IN THE ENTIRE YATRA AND DISCOURAGE OTHERS FROM DOING SO.


PLEASE DO NOT BATHE / WASH CLOTHES IN THE HOLY MANASAROVAR.

Ketan Vanjara 05/31/2012

All Yatrees, please take extra warmers, in 2010, one freind frm Chennai came in one nlon sweater, some south indians have no idea what cold is. Please take extra as it will be very cold in there. Bhole Baba will surely take care of the batch, but go prepared.

Om Namah Shivay

Rajesh Gupta 05/29/2012

OM NAMOH SHIVAY

Thanks to my Shiv Bhakta (Name not disclosed) for giving comments on my observations inline with the Repeaters.
My request is Pl. rethink repeaters will never go against freshers in any case.
In case Our MEA if initiate on Repeater issue I can give suggestions which will be helps to all freshers/repeaters in future Yatras .Youngesters (18-25Y)Pl. note & keep in mind all times DON'T BE GAMA IN LAND OF LAMA'S as their Yatra Failure rate is high as/previous records.
Rest My Shiva will take care to all here & in China.
At last
All Lucky souls going for KMY are requested never try to impress your Guide in China & show your unity all the times there.All yatris Pl. take care for Old age (above 50Y)/ladies during yatra & support your LO.
All the best.

D K LAMBA 05/24/2012

Om Namah shivay,

Good Luck to all 2012 selected yatris. Do go to Kailash without any iota of feeling. Meet shiv and maa parvati. This is one human birth . You may not be getting second chance to meet him. Embrace Lord Shiv------with love.
PRAVEEN BHARDWAJ 05/16/2012

Planning And Preparation for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

 

Since this pilgrimage is nothing short of an expedition, it places. Many uncommon demands and situations. Awareness to these problems is essential to complete the voyage successfully with confidence.
Once the voyage commences the panoramic Himalaya and Tibet cocoon the pilgrimage in their effulgence and they drift beyond the reach of a conventional world. Deep silence and eerie expansiveness rule the atmosphere. A resourceful pilgrimage however would enjoy his every step - planning is the key. The broad guidelines appended here may help you. However each one must organize according to individual requirements and preferences.

Health General
The high altitude Tibetan terrain is dry, cold and windy. Diurnal variations are large. Nights are cold and windy. Heavy snow falls; torrential rains and strong icy winds are com­mon features - any time. Flooding rivers and landslides are frequent. The altitude averages above 3500 meters. The route covers much high altitude passes.

Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces cer­tain illness generally not encountered over the plains (Mountain Sickness). Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness (malaise), high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping doses and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Descending to lower alti­tude is the best but this may not be possible always. REST is the best alternative. Some of the symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. Therefore the golden rule is to deliberately slow down all activities.

» Rest.
» Relax - Do not exert; Do not be excited.
» Reduce talking.
» Walk slowly - adopt one third of your normal speed & space.
» Keep your load light.
» Walk 15 minutes and rest for five minutes.
» Light weight warm clothing's and boots / ked would help reducing strain and burden.
» Never let yourself into boredom - boredom inducts fatigue, mental abrasions and exhaustion.

(Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts. Or put on the earphones and listen to your favorite music, bhajans, chanting etc. Scan the scenario with binoculars. Resort to photography.)
» Do not exercise.
» Breathe slowly (never fast).
» Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop: rest and relax.
» Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
» Observe silence with a smile.
» Remember - never go too high too fast.
» Avoid smoking and alcohol - drugs or intoxicants.
» Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.

Expedition experts advise that beyond 3500 meters ascent or climbing must be restricted to 300 to 400 meters at a stretch. Most people, however they say would experience minimum symptoms, if given longer time to ascend. This must be borne in mind during Parikrama around Kailash.

Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over-clothed than under protected. Enroute, avoid taking a bath or drinking water from lakes, streams or rivers as your system is not conditioned for this. Since the dry cold wind tends to make the nose dry (bleeding sometime) keep your nose smooth by applying Vaseline. Keep your feet dry - never let it get wet. Keep your boots / ked inside tents to keep them dry. Wearing cotton and wool socks in combination would be the best. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.

Consult your DOCTOR to assess the state of your health to function safely within your limitations. Learn the DO’S and the Don't from his advice. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician, a First Aid Kit is essential for the travel. Request your Doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the following:
Fever, Stomach Cramps, Diarrhea, Body Joint Paints, Loose Motion, Swelling, Muscle Pulls, Sore Eyes, Indigestion etc...

You may never use any of these medicines but some one in the group may require it. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine and Dust during the long stretches of driving. In addition to the medicines, your First Aid Kit must contain the following:
Vaseline, Facial Tissues, Band Aid, Toilet Papers, Rubber Bands, Mouth Fresheners, Cotton, Chapstick, Dettol /Listerine (antiseptic), Bandage Roll, Cough Drops, Candle & Lighter, Nose Inhalers, Body Lotion / Mustard Oil etc..

One should carry glucose-based items (Mints, toffees, mini chocolates bars for periodical consumption at high altitude for energy). Multi-vitamin and Vitamin C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine.
It is preferable to avoid shaving as any cut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.

Never rush into things. Walk slowly and firmly. Guard yourself from slipping or falling to prevent fractures, sprains and muscle pulls. The uneven ground, steep slopes and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together. Inspect your track in front and trek slowly. Listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the Group. Be in the Group. Do not leave anyone behind unless escorted.

Make a separate pouch for the First Aid kit with a list of medicines and their appropriate usages.

Preliminaries
It is advisable to carry extra money (in addition to the tour cost) for personal needs or exigencies.

Procure if possible relevant maps, literature of the area for review. Try and establish contact with Pilgrims who had been on this pilgrimage earlier to gather first hand informa­tion.

Documents
Keep your documents updated for the travel.
Passport - Photostat copies, original passport.
» Identity Card
» Visiting Card
» Dairy: Addresses, telephone numbers, contacts.
» Waist Pouch.
» Ball Pens (spare refills)
» Maps / Charts / Books of the area.
» Any other documents for personal use.

Equipments
» Personal jewellery must be kept to minimum.
» Camera - Film rolls as required.
» Torch (waterproof & powerful) spare cells.
» Video camera - if required.
» Pocket cassette recorder with earphones to listen to music, prayers etc. during travel and also to record daily events.
» Binoculars.
» Conventional spectacles - Contact lens not advisable.
» Cap (Sun / snow / rain protection).
» Plastic mug.
» Swiss knife (multipurpose).
» Leak proof plastics water bottles (for water from Manasarovar and Gauri Kund).
» Whistle.

Clothing
You may carry Rucksac (Large)  for your personal baggage (Like Pure wool and thick cotton socks.
» Long Johns (Inners - full fitting) wool or mixed combinations.
» Down Jacket Light, quilted, (warm and well insulated).
» Wool pullovers - Polo neck.
» Flannel shirts.
» Thick wool trousers.
» Warm light gloves.
» Snowcap (with ear covering).
» Balaclave (wool monkey cap).
» Scarf.
» Cotton undergarments.
» Towels.
» Hot water bottle.
» Keds / Boots very light, skid proof, water resistant, ankle protection and soft interior - 2 pairs. Break in earlier for comfortable use.
» Light trek bag (Cameras etc.)
» Raincoat with hood.
» Personal clothing as required.

Ladies should select suitable and comfortable clothing accordingly.


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