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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I would be interrested to join a Lhasa to Kathmandu tour in November (26th novembre). Do you have other tourists on this tour and what would be the price of it for one or two person?
Dear Mr. Si***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. We currently have one departure date on 26th November for Lhasa to Kathmandu group tour, but there is no person joining in at present. If you are two persons together, we are able to open this tour for you. If you are only one person, here we suggest that you can join our 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest group tour, the major scenic spots of this tour are almost the same as the Lhasa to Kathmandu tour, the difference is that you need to get back to Lhasa and fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Best regards.
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