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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. Gi*** from: Lhasa to Nepal Friendship Highway Tour

Good Morning

Would  it possible for you organize a trip beginning from Xining, reaching Lhasa with the train, after go on with your Lhasa to Nepal Friendship Highway Tour, 8 days long, ending in Katmandu?

We are 6 people and if it's possible we should  like to have an Italian Speaking guide in Tibet.

Range of Hotels is 3 stars.

The trip has to begin from Xining on day 22nd of April.

May you quote this trip?

Many Thanks


Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Gi***,

Thank you very much for your enquiry. Taking train from Xining to Lhasa will cost you about 21 hours (one night) on the train, and we are happy to help you book train tickets. And we are glad to help you arrange Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour. Please kindly note that there is only one Italian speaking guide in Tibet, if you prefer Italian speaking guide, please book tour with us in advance, so that we will have enough time to book guide for you. I will send detailed itinerary and quotation to you by email, please check it for more details. Thanks & Regards

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user portrait Ms. Li*** from: 6 Days Exploration of Legendary Ancient Cities

Hello, I am considering booking this trip late October. Can you advise on the price of the Single supplement please? Thank you, Liliane

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Li***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. You are welcome to join in the tour in late Oct. And we have 6days Lhasa to Shigaste group tour open on n21st, 24th and 28th Oct at this moment, and you can decide to join in any date. No problem that if you would like to have 1 room on your own, and the single supplement is 640RMB for the whole tour. Or if you do not mind to share room with someone, we will try our best to find a roommate for you. I will send the tour details and quotes to your email, please check it there. Best regards. 

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user portrait Mr. to*** from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp

Hi , I am a travel agent in India, and we plan visiting Lhasa and EBC through Kathmandu, overland in May.Please send us Your best rates for a group of 10 members

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. To***, 

Thanks very much for your enquiry, and welcome you to join our tour. We are glad to help you arrange Kathmandu to Lhasa via EBC overland tour in May, I will send detailed itinerary and quotation to you by email, please check it for more details. Warm regards.

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