HOW TO ENTER TIBET?
You can enter Tibet by China side, there are flights to Lhasa form different cities of China or you may enter by train to Lhasa. Air China operates weekly flight from KATHMANDU to (LHASA & CHENGDU) every Saturday Jan to March then every Saturday & Tuesday March to June. July - October every day depending upon the weather conditions. The 55 minutes flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and the southern Tibetan plateau.
An approach that has great appeal for hardy and adventurous travelers is to enter or leave Tibet by road. Nominally, organized tours must be arranged before you enter Tibet. Moreover to get into Tibet from outside Tibet from Chengdu or Kathmandu you have to book a so - called 'tour.'
HOW TO GET TIBET VISA, WHERE TO APPLY?
VISIT NEPAL-TIBET TREKS arranges Visas and Entry Permits. We need to have your tour confirmation, minimum 6 months valid clear scan passport copy by e-mail and your passport details (Name, Sex, Nationality, Date of Birth, Passport Number, Occupation). Then we will start your Tibet Visa process. Don’t apply your Tibet / China visa at your country if you are traveling via Nepal. If you are traveling via China then please apply at your country.
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WHO WILL PICK ME UP AT THE AIRPORT?
Our Tibetan Guide will come to pick you up from your arrival place (Airport or train station). Outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying a play card with your name on it. You will be transferred to hotel.
WHAT WILL BE THE ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?
We use modern, well-located hotels in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and other major cities in Tibet and other small town will be best available.
HOW SAFE IS TIBET?
Tibet is the safest place to travel for tourists as they are regarded as god by Tibetan people.
HOW IS THE WEATHER?
Since the country extends high altitude, it is often hard to predict the weather. It is cold mostly. Lhasa and around it is cool, sunny day during the day time but evening, night and morning will be cold. Need to bring warm enough clothes.
WHAT IS THE CURRENCY & FOREIGN EXCHANGE?
The US dollar is the most widely accepted currency. Chinese RMB notes come in RMB. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. Our Tibetan guide will help you change your money., you can use ATM facilities in Lhasa. You are advised to bring Cash USD, your own travelers Cheques can be change in Bank.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Travel insurance is recommended.
WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON IN TIBET?
Spring and summer are considered to be the best seasons in Tibet. Mostly April – September is the best month to travel in Tibet. Oct – Nov is also considered as travel month in Tibet but some of the places like Mt. Kailash region might have much snowfall those months.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR TRAVEL TO TIBET?
Travel insurance is recommended.
In addition to the normal medications for traveling recommended by your doctor, you should bring some thing to prevent symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Take time to acclimatize, drink lots of water and bring purification tablets. People suffering from heart, lung and kidney diseases should consult a physician before traveling to Tibet.
WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR TIBET?
Sunglass, Sunhat, necessary cream for skin, Good walking shoes, sleepers, warm enough clothes, Books to read, Nice & easy light pack.
DOS AND DON’T IN TIBET!
Do not smoke, drink alcohol or make unnecessary noise in monasteries.
Do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags in monasteries.
Do not kill anything, in monasteries not be intrusive, be careful while photographing in monasteries especially when people are performing religious ceremonies.
Always ask for permission.
Do not try to harm vultures, and yaks and sheep wearing red, yellow or green cloth.
Do not step on the threshold when entering a Tibetan house.
Do not spit before somebody.
Don't put trash in the fire.
Do not engage in public displays of affection.
Do not wear shorts!