Tibet Travel Tips

All You Need to Know Before travelling to Tibet

LEARN BEFORE YOU HAPPEN TO BE TIBET

Clothing:

We advise visitors to travel light. Select clothes that are easy to clean out and dry instantly, light, versatile clothes that can be worn as layers are ideal. A light folding sun hat pays to and essential; something light with a broad brim is most beneficial. Comfortable walking shoes are needed. The temperature in summer will maintain the high 21 C’s to low 17Cs for some of the trips with evening temperatures in the reduced 8 C’s.

Regardless of the amount of sunlight in Tibet, the daily difference in temperature continues to be significant. It is chilly during the night, even if your day here’s sunny. Bringing some winter clothes and Heat tec inner layers usually are, therefore, sensible choices.

Generally, an overcoat, T-shirt, and jeans are also indispensable. Sunhats, sunglasses, and suntan lotion are necessities. In the event of becoming burnt by the intense ultraviolet lights in this high-altitude area, we are suggested to take sunscreens and sunglasses. What’s more, for this usually is windy and dry here, lipsticks can be necessary.

Packing for comfort and convenience:

The trick to successful travel is to visit light. We advise that you ready your baggage right down to the absolute minimum. Choose sturdy soft-skinned a suitcase set with secure closure or robust zips for those who have a choice. Otherwise, hard suitcase-type luggage is usually OK; however, not the Jumbo versions. Make an effort to maintain your luggage weight under 20kgs per person. We have to aim to have only two components of luggage per person, a day bag/ pack, as well as your primary travel bag or small backpack.

Personal Travel Products List:

There is only not a definitive list, but we’ve found from experience that the next will be sufficient for some situations.

Lockable travel bag. A “soft” bag surpasses “hard” luggage. Preferably not “jumbo” size

Day bag or pack to accompany you in aircraft/vehicle and for day trips.

Travelers security pouch/wallet.

Sun hat and sunglasses.

Hands wipes or alcohol hand wash pays to.

Hotel rooms could have a power kettle and

A thermos of warm water, so if you want a different from tea, take some coffee/ milk powder.

Pepper isn’t often provided “up for grabs” – if that is a significant part of your daily diet, bring a small supply.

Climate:

The climate in highland Tibet is one of the typical downy exceptional environments. Weathers are much different in various areas in Tibet, and temperatures vary greatly within a single day. In the southeastern part of Tibet, the typical temperature will consistently around eight degrees; however, in the western part of Tibet will zero degrees at average. While in Lhasa and the central part of Tibet, the climate is healthy and beautiful to travel. Visitors wouldn’t usually feel cold in winter nor hot in summer, especially from March to October, the very best seasons for traveling. Most annual rainfall will come in the rainy season that begins from May to September when the precipitation covers 90% of the whole year. Usually, it rains during the night in Lhasa.

Lhasa lies in a little basin, and the topography is plain. The climate of the town can be mild, without severely cold winters or scorching summer. It provides a highland temperate semi-arid monsoon climate. Being truly a thin air city, the air is undoubtedly thin, and temperatures vary greatly within a unitary day. The typical yearly temperature is typically 8*C. There is enough of sun shines throughout the year, with an annual sunshine period reaching 3,000 hrs. You can easily sunburn in Tibet due to intense ultraviolet radiation. Ensure that you bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat or umbrella with you.

October, the elements start to be cooler, but it is quite comfortable. With the vast difference in temperature between night and day, prepare a long-sleeve shirt, sweater, and overcoat. The typical low and temperature are respectively at 3*C – 17*C.

Language:

Tibetans have got their language, which is called “bod- yig” in the Tibetan-inhabited areas with this is of “Tibetan Language”. Tibetan is one of the Tibetan-Burman branches of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

Useful dialogue (Greetings) English – Tibetan Hello: Tashi Delek Many thanks: Thuk Je Che Great Bye: Kah Lay Phey I’m sorry: Gong dhaa

Currency:

Chinese currency is Renminbi (people’s currency). The denominations are in units of 100, which the principle unit may be the yuan (Y). The currency is often called Yuan. Yuan exchanges at around 6.5 to at least one 1 USD. The foreign currency could be exchanged at Bank Of China in Lhasa, but only the overall Office of the lender Of China accepts the traveler’s cheques and advance loan.

Electricity:

220V, 50 AC: Plugs are generally two straight pins and two- blade plugs.

Food:

The flavor of Tibetan food is fresh, light, and tender. Salt, onion, and garlic will be the main ingredients. There are several restaurants in Lhasa. All restaurants of varied classes are decorated and furnished in the traditional Tibetan style.

Water:

You have observed nothing to claim that the municipal water supply in major Chinese cities is any better or worse than that of all major cities under western culture. In provincial towns, we suggest caution with the plain tap water, and water in bottles is readily available and relatively inexpensive.

Road Travel:

In China, roads certainly are a firm, generally smooth surface open to everything that walks, crawls, rolls, or perambulates. Motorways are dangerous roads with strict rules, but navigating city streets and prudential roads is an adventure. Roads reconstruction is usually a national overdue; it is practically impossible to flee the three D’s (delays, detours, and deviations) that accompany any overland journey in China. Regardless of the long set of dangerous things that may help people on overland journeys in Asia eventually. Chinese drivers always seem to avoid dangerous confrontations. Traffic flows, (though not necessarily smoothly) pedestrians

Live to tell the tale, and domestic animals survive. Tourist drivers are well trained, regularly tested, and tightly regulated; therefore, the carriage of tourists is a business that drivers consider very seriously even though they could appear cavalier when confronted with oncoming traffic.

Personal Security:

As may be the case everywhere, a good sense may be the key to straight forward traveling in China. Never leave travel documents, currency or traveler’s cheques in your accommodation or bag. The facile expediency of holding your valuables on your person could make the difference between hanging around and disaster. If you never let your valuables out of your sight, you won’t need to worry about misplacing them or risk having them walk off in someone else’s back pocket. Get yourself a top-quality travelers security pouch/wallet which will fit under your clothes (either around the neck or waist), put your passports and tickets right into a small zip lock bag, and stick them into your traveler’s pouch and leave them there until departure.

Acclimatization:

Remember that you are traveling up to the highest plateau in the world. Driving fast in this elevation could cause medical ailments (Acute Mountain Sickness) that could end up being fatal. There is 50% less oxygen in comparison to sea level in high- altitudes places like in Tibet. The bigger the altitudes, the less may be the oxygen in the air. Mild headache, fever, lack of appetite, or stomach disorder will be the typical symptoms of AMS.

Some tips from additional travelers:

Usually, do not overexert yourself – take things easy and slowly.

PACKING

Personal medicine: Prescribed daily medications, individual first-aid kits for common colds, sore feet, upset tummies, insect bites, motion sickness, moisturizers, sunscreens, chapsticks, and other necessities.

For the Altitude sickness, 

Travelers should consult their doctors before departure and bring along the prescribed altitude sickness medicines such as for example, Diamox or Dexamethasone.

(Besides, you will buy this medicine in Lhasa. Also, our company provided for if you need this medicine day of your arrival.)

Clothing: will include warm and light clothing, hats, small fruit knives, and other goods that will end up being useful for personal comfort. Carrying a spare group of clothing during the trip can be advisable. Pleasant and comfortable shoes for walking and climbing are crucial. Don’t wear shoes that you’ve not worn but kept.

Maintain hydrated and drink plenty of fluids.

Stay away from alcohol, cigarettes, and various other depressant drugs, sleeping tablets, etc.

Eat high-calorie diet while at thin air. Avoid taking showers in the first couple of days.

For a long time and expect them to last the entire journey! Be sure you check in every item prohibited by airlines to transport up to speed – check before check-in for the latest.

General: Bring your digital camera models, backup batteries, spare memory cards/sticks, pen-drives, charger for camera and handphone, PowerPoint adaptor (China uses two straight or angled three flat pin plugs)

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

You might cancel the tour due to your individual or work

issues, so

Your cancellation request ought to be in writing, and you’ll be prone to pay cancellation charges that are bounded by our agency.

CANCELLATION POLICY THE FOLLOWING:

if the tour must be canceled because of permit closure of government limitations that are beyond both parties’ control, then we will charge only USD50 per person or equivalent in CNY, that is just the service fee and labor fee through the preparation. If you cancel your tour a lot more than 30 days before the trip begins, you will forfeit 10% of the full total land cost per person.

If you cancel your tour 30-15 days ahead of your tour start date, 20% of your total land tour cost will be forfeited as a cancellation fee. If you cancel your tour 15-7 days ahead of your trip begin date, you will forfeit 30% of land cost.

If you cancel your tour seven days ahead of your tour start date, you will forfeit 50% of land cost. If you fail to arrive or cancel at your scheduled arrival time without prior notice or later than that, you will forfeit 100% of the tour cost.

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