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USEFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL INTO TIBET

TIBET is one of the most unusual and beautiful place in the world, it is most interesting culture heritages Sites, remote, and a land part of the world undeveloped, Land of ancient Buddhist Cultures, artistic monasteries, centuries – old caravan trading trails, exotic holiest sites, awesome landscapes, hidden valley Ultimate thrill destinations.

 

Tibet, known as the roof of the world the majority of Tibetan plateau situated at average elevation of 4130 meter its surrounded by mountain ranges including Mount Everest.

 

Tibet remains one of the most interesting; remote and undeveloped part in the world its limited facilities for tourist is only approaching a reasonable standard. A trip to Tibet it not for faint hearted, the travelling can be hard, adventurous and often unpredictable. Due to Tibet high altitude travelers with a history of heart lung or anemia problems should consult a doctor before even thinking a visit to Tibet.

 

Travelers should also understand before taking this trip that Tibet was only opened to tourism 19 Years ago. The infrastructure of the tourist industry is still very basic in this remote country. please do no except the standards you are accustomed to in the west. However, every effort will be made under the circumstances to ensure a smooth and pleasant your trip.

 

TIBET TOUR BY OVERLAND
The most popular tour isSeven Night Eight Days package tour where clients go by Overland from Kathmandu Nepal and fly back from Lhasa Tibet. It offers spectacular insight into the life and culture of these friendly people. From the ancient monasteries with chanting Buddhist monks to the tranquil shores of the turquoise Lake Yamdruk Tso This Trip concludes with the breathtaking Trans – Himalayas view flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

 

The trip start early in the morning around 545 hrs from Kathmandu the distance Kathmandu Kodari friendship bridge Nepal Tibet border is approx. 116 km it take 0530 hrs, Drive after completing immigration formalities on the Nepal side you continue drive or walk to Zhangmu where the China immigration office which is approximately 11 km. Here our representative from china will meet you and transfer you to your Hotel. He will then take care of entire tour arrangements until your departure from Lhasa – Kathmandu.

 

EQUIPMENT CLOTHING ACCESSORIES
Depending the season from Oct - March warm clothes required to fight the frosty cold. From April – September light clothes to shun the scorching heat. However a jacket and a sweater are advised throughout the year as the weather may unexpectedly change, at any time the recommended item are, a domestic first aid kit. Sleeping bag, comfortable walking boot or shoes, dust masks, utility knife, sun hat, sunglasses suntan – lotions and a limited number of warm clothes are necessary.

 

FOOD & DRINKS
Tibet has only a handful of towns and Tibetan Chinese Cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the world it is handy to carry anything that can be brewed with hot, water instant coffee, drinking chocolate, tea bag, soup cubes, other food items are worth considering are instant noodle soup, can-meat, nuts, raisins, chocolates, dry foods and some biscuits etc.

 

CUSTOMS GENERAL INFORMATION
There is no prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they registered with a custom official, printed matters considered unsuitable by the chine’s Government are prohibited. Customs regulations forbid the export of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs, in amounts deemed to be excessive.

 

BUSINESS HOURS: Government Offices are usually closed on Saturday and Sunday,

 

CURRENCY
RENMNBI, The people's money used millions of Chinese everyday, circulates in notes 1.2.5.10. 50. and 100 Yuan, 1. 2 and 5 fen and 1. 2 5 Jiao. There are also coins for 1.2 and 5 fen with the Chinese Currency Renminbi; one yuan is divided into 10 Jiao- into 10 fen and foreigner Currency U S $ 1=7.50 Yuan.

 

AIRPORT
Air ticket reconfirmation our counterpart in Lhasa will reconfirm the air ticket china southwest Airlines, Lhasa airport is Gonggar is approx. 96 km. away from Lhasa AIRPORT TAX, departure tax at present is U S $ 12.00 & 90 Yaun Per per-son.

 

HEALTH & ALTITUDE PROBLEMS
Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip very rare cases of altitude sickness have been reported simple headache, stomach, loss of appetite fever and disorders can happen for acclimatization please advised drink minimum 03 litter of water per day always move slow your ascend do not go fast do not strain of yourself, take regular rests, do not drink alcohol do not smoke to drink and smoke it is not good ascent may get (AMS / HACE / HAPE) Acute Mountain Sickness / High Altitude Cerebral Edema and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema. Mild Symptoms of AMS headache, tiredness, fatigue, heart palpitations, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, and dizziness etc

 

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