Who is eligible for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra? What are the Medical tests Kailash Mansarovar Yatra applicants should undergo?
An Indian citizen, holding a valid Indian passport and aged between 18 and 70 years as on 01 January 2016, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or less, who is physically fit and medically healthy, is eligible for undertaking the Yatra for religious purpose.
An applicant should not suffer from medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, epilepsy, etc. Selected applicant is required to undergo and qualify comprehensive medical examinations conducted by the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and the ITBP Base Hospital in New Delhi.
Foreigners: Those who hold foreign nationalities are not eligible to apply for the Yatra. PIO and OCI card holders are, thus, ineligible.
Reactions to altitude trekking: Additional medical test to ascertain reactions to altitude trekking will be conducted by ITBP during the course of the Yatra at Gunji for the Yatra through Lipulekh Pass, and at Sherathang for the Yatra through Nathu La. A Yatri who is found medically unfit at this stage will not be permitted to continue the Yatra and will forfeit all charges levied earlier.
Competent Medical Authority: Findings and recommendations of the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and the ITBP medical personnel both in Delhi and outside will be final and binding. No other medical certificates or test reports are accepted to qualify for the Yatra.
A selected applicant, when found medically unfit, will not be allowed to proceed on the Yatra, and will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and the amount paid for medical examinations.
Medical Tests Conducted by GHLI and ITBP
BLOOD SUGAR (F & PP)
SERUM BILURUBIN, SGOT, SGPT
BLOOD GROUP WITH Rh typing
PULMONARY FUNCTION TEST ( PFT )
STRESS-ECHO-TEST (if recommended by doctor).
Body Mass Index: A person’s fitness for the Yatra depends on many factors of his/her health. An otherwise fit person should try to lower the BMI level to 27 or less to add to his/her fitness.
Liaison Officer: Only a serving Government officer is eligible to be appointed as Liaison Officer. A person who has been on the Yatra as a Liaison Officer or as a Yatri in the past will not be considered for selection as Liaison Officer.