With unique culture and religion, Tibetans have different ways of behavior in many aspects. Be sure to respect local customs and traditions when traveling in Tibet. There is an old saying: "Sing the local songs when you get to a local place." So please keep in mind the following tips to make you behave well:
Clothes and bags. Situated high above sea level, Tibet has fairly cold weather even in the summer. It is much colder at night than the daytime. In some areas, it even snows all through the year. Take warm clothes with you, such as sweaters and down garments, and if possible extra clothes. You may need them one day. Do not forget a pair of durable and comfortable shoes. As for bags, you'd better have a backpack and a waist bag. With a backpack, you can move more freely. In the waist bag, you can put important things, such as documents, money, and keys.
Daily articles. Hotels in some areas are very simple. You should take with you a cup, a small towel, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and slippers. It is not very convenient to wash clothes, so disposable underpants will help you a lot. An electric torch is also necessary as some hotels don't even have power at night and sometimes you may have to travel early in the morning.
Medicine. Almost every tourist will have mountain sickness on the plateau. Medicine to prevent and cure mountain sickness is indispensable. This kind of medicine in Tibet is very effective; you can also buy some after your arrival. Besides, it would be wise to bring medicine for cold, head ache, stomach ache, and insect bite and so on.
Skin care products. On the plateau, the wind is very strong, so is the solar radiation. It is very useful to take skin care products, such as lip balms, sun block, and skin creams. Sunglasses and hats can also protect you effectively from being exposed to the scorching sunlight. Please pay much attention to this advice. Many people just neglect it and are seriously burnt on the trip.
Cash. In Tibet, credit cards can only be used in big cities. Remember to bring some cash in different denominations.
Others. You can take other personal articles as you like. For example, a camera or notebook to record your trip will ensure your travels are more memorable.
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.
Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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