Reaching Lord Shiva's abode is not very easy because of the extreme climatic changes and difficulty roads. Poor transportation, rough terrain and extreme weather condition are some of the factors that may hinder your journey to this Kailash Mansarovar. However, there are some tour operators offering luxury facilities to make your Kailash Yatra comfortable and easy. The tour operators ensure all the safety standards, but it is the responsibility of the devotees to consult their doctor in prior to make sure whether they are fit for the journey or not. By considering your medical history they will let you know whether you can commence your Kailash Yatra 2012 or not.
Kailash Yatra is mainly arranged by the Ministry of External Affairs and this Yatra is organized every year between May and September. This Yatra is typically organized for the Indian Citizens having valid Indian Passport. Kailash Yatra 2012 got started on 20th April 2012 and it will end in the mid of September. The pilgrims from across the globe visit this place and take ritual bath in Mansarovar Lake with the hope to wipe away all their sins of lifetime.
The entire tour of Kailash Mansarovar is of 14 days and cost of the tour is around 75000/- INR excluding airfares. The application form of Kailash Yatra 2012 is available on the official website of Ministry of External Affairs.
The person opting for this tour need to stay fit as they will be going at a high altitude during their tour. The climatic condition will remain cold so it is suggested that pilgrims should bring thick woolen clothes along with them. Woolen clothes are also available on rent, but it is advisable that you should carry your own clothes for more comfortable. Along with your clothes you also need to carry some vital accessories like Rain gears, pocket knife, moisturizer, binocular, unbreakable water bottles, torch etc. Tour operators will provide you some additional accessories including oxygen, sleeping bags, kit bag drivers etc. They will also provide cook, guide and tent for accommodation. The map of the location will be provided by the tour operator for your assistance.