For centuries Tibet has fascinated to mankind. This land of mysteries was “Forbidden land” not only by man but also by nature. This land beyond the mighty Himalayas on the highest plateau of the world has appealed to so many explorers, scholars, pilgrims and adventures in the past hoping to find a real Shangri-La. Ever since Tibet was opened to the world in 1985, Nepal has become an easy and attractive gateway from Where to explore Tibet. We organize some regular tours such as drive in-fly out or vice versa 8-day upto Lhasa, fly in fly out 4-5 days. Beside these we arrange treks and program of your choice to Mt. Kailash etc.
USEFUL INFORMATIONS FOR TRAVELLING TO TIBET
Tibet remains one of the most interesting, remote and undeveloped part of the world, situated at an average elevation of 5,000m (16,500ft) above sea level. Its limited facilities for tourists are only now approaching a reasonable standard.
A trip to Tibet is not for the faint hearted, the travelling can be hard, adventurous and often unpredictable. Due to Tibet’s high altitude travelers with a history of heart, lung or anemia problems should consult a doctor before considering a visit.
Visitors should also understand before taking this trip that Tibet was only opened to tourism in recent years, The infrastructure of the tourist industry is still very basic in this remote country. Please do not expect the standards you are accustomed to in the west. However, every effort will be made under the circumstances to ensure a smooth and pleasant trip.
CLOTHING ACCESSORIES: From Oct.-March warm clothes are required to fight the frosty cold and from April-September light clothes to shun the scorching heat. However a jacket and a sweater are advised through out the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time. The recommended items are: A domestic first aid kit; water purification tablets (mineral water can be bought as well) toilet and tissue papers, flashlight, sleeping bag, comfortable walking shoes, dust masks, utility knife, sun hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion and a limited number of clothes.
CUSTOMS: There is no prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as long as they are for personal use or if commercial use should be registered with a custom official. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese government are prohibited. Customs regulations forbid the export of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts deemed to be excessive.
FOOD & DRINKS: Tibet has only a handful of towns, and Tibetan 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 (bags), soup cubes. Other food items worth considering are instant noodles, nuts and raisins, chocolate, dry foods and biscuits.
BUSINESS HOURS: Government offices are usually closed on SATURDAY afternoon and all day SUNDAY.
CURRENCY: RENMBI, the people’s money used by millions of
Chinese everyday, circulates in notes of 1,2.5, 10 and 50 yuan; 1, 2, and 5 jiao; 1,2, and 5 fen. 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.
AIRPORT: Lhasa Gonggar Airport is approx. 96 Kms away from Lhasa.
AIR TICKET RECONFIRMATION: Your guide will reconfirm the air ticket upon payment of RMB 30, which is reconfirmation fee charged by China Southwest Airlines.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A cancellation charge of 50% for confirmed bookings up to SEVEN DAYS before departure to TIBET will be charged after which NO REFUND will be entertained, Further under no circumstances will there be a refund on NO SHOW UPS and DELAY in ARRIVALS.
HEALTH & ALTITUDE PROBLEMS: Travelling 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 often the cases of altitude sickness have been reported. Simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Advised, drink approx. 03 ltrs. Of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.
THE CLIENTS TRAVEL AT THEIR OWN RISK WHILE IN TIBET