Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kailash Manasarovar yatra 2013

ஓம் நமசிவாய

The advertisement for this year's (2013)  Kailsh Manasarovar Yatra  appeared  on 06/01/2013  in all leading news papers. Those of you who were waiting for this golden opportunity may please avail the same. 

Some of the improvements which has taken place this year are

1. The no of batches has been increased form 18 from 16. Two extra batches will be undertaking this yatra this year (120 devoteees can benifit because of this ).

2. The Yatra period has been reduced to 25 days  from the earlier 30 days including 3 days stay at Delhi for medical test and other formalities.  Now on the second day of the trek on the Indian side the yatri's will not be staying in Kalapani instead they have to trek to Nabidang ( 19 Km instead of 9 Km earlier. ) As the facilities have improved on the Chinese side all the 60 yatris are now accomodated in the camps of Kailash  so the whole group will travel together which will result in one day saving. Similarly the stay at Taklakot on the return has been reduced to one day. Thus the yatra period has been reduced , but it will be more strenuous to the yatris. 

3. Government of Tamilnadu announced last year that it will  subsidize the cost of the Kailash yatra. So devotees from Tamilnadu can avail of this benefit.

On the other  side the costs have gone up

Fees to be paid to Chinese Govt (U.S $ 800) = Rs 45000
Fees to be paid to KMVN                                    Rs 35000
For Medical test at Delhi                                      Rs 3500
Miscellaneous Expenditure                                  Rs 10000

Approximately Rs one Lakh excluding porter and pony charges.

For  full details about the yatra please visit
 To fill up the form online pl visit

June – September

Only INDIAN NATIONALS are eligible to apply. For details, visit:
Duly completed (1) Application Form, (2) Three Photographs, and (3) Passport copy of personal
and family details pages, must reach by MONDAY, 11 MARCH 2013 at the address below:

Attaché (China),
 China Registry,
 Room No.255-A, 
Ministry of External Affairs,
 South Block,
New Delhi 
110 011.
 Tel: 011-2301-4900. e-Mail :

Application form be filled in BLOCK LETTERS in HINDI or ENGLISH after carefully reading
detailed Guidelines.
Applicants may send their applications by REGISTERED INDIA POST or SPEEDPOST.
Strike out the portion which is not applicable.
Provide three recent passport size
coloured photographs:
¨ One photo to be affixed here.
¨ Two photos to be attached with
Name, Date of Birth, and Blood
Group written at the back.
1. Applicant’s full GIVEN NAME (as in passport):
Applicant’s SURNAME (as in passport):

2. Father or Mother’s full name: Mr | Mrs

3. Date of birth (as in passport):


5. Blood Type: O+ A+ B+ AB+ O- A- B- AB-

 6. Are you a Medical Doctor: YES/ NO

7. Religion: Hindu | Sikh | Jain | Buddhist | Other (specify) ...

 8. Profession:

9. (a) Indian Passport No.
(b) Place of Issue:
(c) Date of issue:
(d) Date of expiry:

10. Full postal address:
District: State: PIN Code:
Telephone: STD Code: Home: Office:
Mobile-1: Mobile-2:
e-Mail address:

11. Next-of-kin details for emergency: Name:
Mobile: Landline:
e-Mail address:

12. Have you been on MEA’s KM Yatra before? (a) As Yatri YES NO (b) As Liaison Officer YES NO
If yes, details thereof: (c) Number of Visits: (d) Years of last three Yatras:

13. How did you come to know about KMY-2013? Newspaper | TV | Radio | Internet | Friend | Relative | Former Yatri | Other

14. Is your wife/husband also applying for KMY-2013? YES NO
If yes, his/her full name: Mr | Mrs

1. I understand that: Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is a high altitude trekking expedition under inhospitable conditions, which may involve serious risk to the person or property
of the Yatris My application will be rejected and not processed if it is incomplete in any respect If I have given wrong information in my application, this will be ground for
disqualification from the Yatra and for forfeiture of deposit paid for the Yatra Decisions of ITBP medical authorities in Delhi and Gunji are final and cannot be challenged In
the event of my being disqualified on medical grounds by the competent medical authorities in Delhi or in Gunji, I shall forfeit the entire amount paid for the Yatra The
decisions taken by the Liaison Officer to maintain security and discipline during the Yatra will be final and binding including any decision to repatriate any Yatri. In such
circumstances, I shall forfeit the entire amount paid for the Yatra Indiscipline or misconduct during the Yatra, including unauthorized deviation from the official Yatra route,
shall attract serious penalties against me, including non-issue of Yatra completion certificate and ban on participation in the Yatra in future.
2. I undertake that: I shall bear full responsibility for expenses on emergency medical treatment as well as emergency land and air evacuation, if need arises during the
Yatra After confirming my participation, if I am unable to proceed on or complete the Yatra for any reason, my entire deposit shall be forfeited I am undertaking the Yatra
at my own volition, cost, risk and consequences.
3. Legal: I further understand that without prejudice to the foregoing, all claims, disputes and differences shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Courts in New Delhi only.


For official use only:
Registration No.

Take a print out of the online form and then along with photo and copy of passport send to MEA, pl do attach a post card for getting acknowledgement to the following address before 11 March 2013

Attaché (China),
 China Registry,
 Room No.255-A, 
Ministry of External Affairs,
 South Block,
New Delhi 
110 011.  என்ற முகவரிக்கு மார்ச் மாதம் 11ம் தேதிக்குள் அனுப்பவும்.


Details about the yatra

Nature of yatra
​​​​Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. It is undertaken by hundreds of people every year. Holding significance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists.

The Yatra is organized by the Ministry of External Affairs every year between May and September. The Yatra is open to eligible Indian citizens, holding valid Indian passports, who wish to proceed to Kailash-Manasarovar for religious purposes.


​​Trekking at high altitudes - The Yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme cold and rugged terrain, and may prove hazardous for those who are not physically and medically fit. Therefore, only those healthy and physically fit should apply to undertake the Yatra.

The Government of India shall not be responsible in any manner for any loss of life or injury to a yatri, or any loss or damage to property of a yatri due to any natural calamity or due to any other reason. Pilgrims undertake the Yatra purely at their own volition, cost, risk and consequences.

The Government shall not have any obligation to bring the mortal remains of any pilgrim across the border for cremation in the Indian side, in case of death on the Chinese side. All yatris are, therefore, required to sign a Consent Form for cremation of mortal remains on the Chinese side in case of death.

Information guide

​​​​Details on the Yatra - Yatris may refer to the Information Guide for a detailed insight into the KMY expedition.

Free accommodation and meals in Delhi

The Government of Delhi ​​​​:​- ​provides free accommodation and meals to Yatris at Gujarati Samaj Sadan in Delhi for FOUR DAYS from a day earlier than the day of Medical at DHLI, and TWO DAYS on return; and​- ​gifts a Rucksack, Tracksuit, Rainsuit, Torch, Sun Hat, Rudraksh Mala and a Puja Kit to qualified Yatris on the eve of departure of their batch on the Holy Yatra.


​​Jurisdiction of courts - Without prejudice to the contents of this website, all claims, disputes and differences shall be subject to the jurisdiction of courts in Delhi only.


​​​​Attaché (China),

 ​China Registry (KMY),
 ​Ministry of External Affairs
​Room No.255-A,

 South Block,
 ​New Delhi-110011. 
Tel: 011-23014900,

 ​Fax: 011-23016559,

I pray to Lord Shiva that He grant His darshan to the willing devotees. You can mail me at muruganandams@ for any assistance regarding yatra.

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