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5 Things to Do Before Traveling to Tibet

Time: 30-01-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

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If you’ve decided that the next destination you are going to visit is Tibet, you’re in for a lot of fun, breath-taking landscapes, unique culture, and delicious cuisine. But before you begin your trip, there are certain things you have to do before traveling.

To make your trip stress-free, we’ve compiled the top 5 things to do before traveling to Tibet:

Take Planning Seriously

Traveling to Tibet is not as simple as jumping on the next train. It takes some planning before you can visit one of the most spiritual spots in the world. Why? Because it takes time for travel agencies to make arrangements due to the specific regulations and procedures in Tibet. For instance, it may take up to several days just to get confirmation on hotel bookings.

Furthermore, you will have to wait 10 or more days for your Tibet Entry Permit. The Tibet Tourism Bureau is overflooded with requests and it will take them a while to issue a Tibet Entry Permit for you. This puts us at approximately 15 days. We suggest, just as a precaution, to start planning your travel at least a few weeks in advance.

Pack Accordingly

You will have to take packing seriously when visiting Tibet because even the summers are harsh here. Make sure to get and pack all the things you need before traveling to make the adventure more about the experience and less about your troubles. The absolute must-haves are warm or weather-appropriate clothes, any medications you deem necessary, quality walking shoes, and lip balm.

Get a Tibet Entry Permit

Tibet Entry Permit Tibet Entry Permit

Unless you have a Chinese passport, you will have to get a Tibet Entry Permit. Regulations around these permits are very strict and you won't be able to enter Tibet without one. In addition, you should know that it is not allowed for individual travelers to travel to and stay in Tibet. This is why you have to make your arrangements in time and via a licensed travel agency if you want to visit Tibet.

Once in Tibet, make sure to have your Entry Permit on you at all times. You will be asked to present it on many occasions, such as when boarding a train, checking in a hotel, at the airport, and so on.

Plan Your Vacation Days

Tibet is not tourist-friendly throughout the entire year. If possible, set your vacation days for the period between April and October. During these months, not only is the oxygen concentration higher, but the weather is better in general.

Visit your Doctor

Did you know that at Tibetan high altitudes, the oxygen concentration is 30% lower than usual? This is why you have to make sure that you in pristine health before you visit Tibet. We suggest that you visit your doctor and get a full check-up. Eating healthy and maintaining regular physical activity will only help you.

That's about it. If you do these five things before you visit Tibet, you will enjoy a more pleasant time and be able to experience everything this amazing location has to offer. If you’re looking for a licensed agency to guide you along your Tibetan visit, book a trip with Budget Tibet Tours today!

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Ms. Do*** from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash

Hello, can you please let me know he pricing and availablity (departure either in September or in October) for 1 person (group joining basis) for Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash and /or Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash & Guge Kingdom

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Do***

Answered by Helen

Dear Do***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Based on your requests, and I think I would like to recommend you to fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu then take the 15days group tour, as we do not have group tour starting from Kathmandu then head to Kailash from there. All group tours will start from Lhasa. We have the 15 Days Kailash Trekking back to Lhasa group tour on 12th Sept. and 3rd Oct. 2019, sorry we have not set up a tour to Guge yet, but if you take it as private tour, no problem about it, of course the fee for solo tourist would be quite costly in Sept or Oct. and on 3rd Oct we have one female who would like to share room. And I will forward you more details to your email. Best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Em*** from: 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrok Lake Hiking Tour

Hello,

I am writing you to get more information on your 5 days Lhasa and Yamdrok tour.

Especially I would like to know if you can confirm me the dates and prices mentioned on the website for the month of October 2019 (apparently 8 departures in the month, prices between 590 and 680USD depending if beginning or end of October?). Regarding the price, I would also like to know if it is possible to get cheaper ones if spending the night in a cheaper accomodation, such as guesthouse, instead of 3 star hotel.

I thank you in advance for all this information.
If I get interesting information, I might make my choice of date quite soon, before the end of May.

Best regards,

Answered by Helen

Dear Em***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.

1) Based on your situation I would like to recommend you 6days Lhasa to Shigaste group tour which will cover Yamdrok Lake too as this tour we can run even if there are 1 people, because we can mix it to 8days Everest group tour and get back to Lhasa by train from Shigaste. As for the 5days Yamdrok Lake tour, we only can start it when they are at least 2 people.

2) You can book the hotel in Lhasa on your own, so I can cut the hotel fee in Lhasa for you, and in Shigaste we can arrange you the guest house which will be cheaper but there will be no breakfast and you can have it on your own with 10-20RMB for meal.

3) If you can come to Tibet after 15th Oct, which will be better as less cost on the tour. And I will give you the choice for the whole month. Right now we have the date on 1st Oct, 3rd Oct, 16th Oct and 24th Oct and all the dates have people booked.

And I will forward more details to your email. Best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Ma*** from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express

I only have single entry China Visa will that be a problem if I go Tibet and go back to China?

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Mac,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. Tibet is part of China, so it's no problem for you to travel Tibet and go back to China with your single entry Chinese visa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.

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