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Indian embassy issues advisory for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

The Indian Embassy in has asked Indian citizens planning to travel for Kailash Mansarovar through the kingdom to get appropriate Chinese visa and for before commencing the journey.

In an advisory, the Embassy also advised the pilgrims to ensure that they have to meet all exigencies, including high altitude sickness, emergency medical relief, evacuation and extended stay.

"The Chinese visa is to be obtained from the in New Delhi and not from in Kathmandu," the advisory said.

"They (the pilgrims) should ensure that has obtained Restricted Area Permit for Simikot/Hilsa or Rasuwagidhi in as per their itinerary/route," it added.

As there are minimal or no medical facilities in Simikot and Hilsa, the pilgrims are advised to carry adequate medicines for duration of the tour and reserve supply for at least another 10 days.

"Simikot and Hilsa do not have facilities, so yatris should carry adequate cash to meet any emergency. Pilgrims should carry SIM Card with international roaming facility," the advisory said and asked the pilgrims to install like Whatsapp, and WeChat to remain in constant communication even from places with poor or no mobile connectivity but having

"Pilgrims are advised to halt at all designated acclimatisation points along the journey to reduce health risks arising from change in altitude or oxygen levels. All pilgrims should conduct a thorough medical examination before embarking on the yatra," it said.

In case of any emergency yatris are advised to contact contact in Kathmandu.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 20:45 IST