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 Lhasa and Mount Kailash Tour
 Destination: Gyantse, Shingatse, saga,
 Lhatse, Paryang, Manasorvar, kailash
 Maximum Altitude: 5500M.
 Best time to visit: April, May, June,
 Aug, Sep & Oct
 Everest Base Camp Tour
 Destination: Nyalam, Tingri, Gyantse,
 Mt. Everest Base Camp, Shigatse, Lhasa
 Maximum Altitude: 5220M.
 Best time to visit: Jan, Feb, March,
 April, May, June, Aug, Sep & Oct
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 Home ›› Tibet Travel Information
Tibet is a varied, remote and very vast place to travel. Travel in Tibet is predominantly done on a group tour basis. The country is huge, has very high altitudes and experiences extreme weather. Aside form this it’s an amazing and adventurous place to travel in, one where you can get lost in the magic and mystery of the countries religion and past. Tibet is truly and enchanting place to travel, but it’s important to check out the travel information first. To make the most of your holiday, a little bit of research goes a long way. We have made our travel information section on Tibet to help you plan your holiday and to provide you with information about permits, visas, what to expect with the weather and how manage your money.

You should also read and familiarize yourself with the culture and customs of the country you are travelling in as well as make your self aware about travel safety and travel alerts for the country you are travelling in, all this information can be found on our web site.

Our web site covers an extensive range of travel information, but if there is something else that you need to know, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to help you. We strongly believe in putting our best foot forward to direct you along the road to an amazing and hiccup free holiday.
 
Getting Here
The Capital of Tibet, Lhasa is reachable by road or air. By land it can be reached via Zhamgmu and Simikot. The best and most popular way to travel in to Tibet is via Nepal. From Kathmandu you can join a jeep tour for the drive in and fly out trip. The tour is a complete package and is the easiest way to travel into Tibet.

By air -China Southwest Airlines operates direct flights between Kathmandu and Lhasa. Lhasa is also connected to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu and Chongqing by air.

By road- Travelling by road is on of the best ways to experience this amazing country and its scenery. You can reach Lhasa by bus from Golmund in the north, it’s a 12- 6 hour journey on a sealed road. From Kathmandu you can travel by jeep/bus, as a straight trip it takes two days but moist packages include side trips and sightseeing making the journey longer

By train- Nowadays, its possible to travel direct from Beijing to Lhasa on the newly opened superfast high altitude train. It takes about 36 hours

By bike- Its possible to cycle in Tibet, you can enter form the east, but making the permit can be tricky. Also you can cycle down form Golmund or you can fly to Lhasa and cycle out to Kathmandu. Its and amazing way to travel and you can easily arrange for a tour or if you place to go solo be prepared for camping and long lonely periods of riding, but its truly a rewarding way to travel in Tibet.
 
Weather
March through to May and September through to mid December is the best time to visit Tibet. The rainy season is June-September, though it mostly rains at night, the monsoon can make the roads impassable. The average temperature for September to December is between 5-20 degree Celsius.

During September and October the weather is at its best and the skies are clear and blue. Though at this time the days can be warm, you should be prepared for freezing cold nights. After mid December the snows come, making the high passes along the road impassable. You should note that while travelling in Tibet, the sun can be very intense and it is most important, even though the temperatures are low, that you wear sun protection and good sunglasses and hat to prevent sun burn.
 
Altitude and Fitness
When trekking anywhere, you should have a basic level of fitness to make your trek more enjoyable. We suggest you walk or jog several times a week before you come on your trek. There are a number of trekking grades. To see the required fitness level and find a trek suitable for you; you should look on our web site under trekking grades. Here you will find complete descriptions of the fitness levels required for certain trekking grades.

Altitude sickness means the illness occurring at higher altitude. In this time your breathing and heart rates increases. Altitude sickness normally happens above 2800m and symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, dehydration and trouble sleeping. To help avoid this illness we recommend you to drink at least 3 liters of water per day, trek slowly and use acclimatization days. Altitude sickness happens in varying degrees, and it depends form person to person. As Tibet is such a high place and it can be difficulty to descend quickly if you have altitude problems, you take every precaution to prevent them. Acclimatization is the best way, a road trip over 4 or 5 days to Lhasa is the best way to acclimatize. You should drink plenty of water also as this can help.
 
Clothes and Equipments
When travelling in Tibet you should bear in mind that the temperatures can be very extreme. If you plan on doing a trek you should be well prepared with plenty of warm clothes, below is a suggestion of what to bring, obviously if you are not planning on doing a trek then you can omit the trekking gear. It’s important to have plenty of warm clothes as during a road trip in Tibet it can be difficult to get laundry done. Also travel in Tibet involves a lot of getting on and off buses and jeeps so you should try and pack as light as you possible can. Its also important in Tibet to adequate protect yourself from the sun as the sun is very strong.

-For lower altitude trekking, fleece jackets and pants are adequate,
-while at higher altitude, down jackets are advisable.
-Waterproof, wind-proof, jackets and pants are essential as they keep you dry and warm. In some places the
 wind can be very strong and cold.
-Well broken-in footwear- when trekking you need to be comfortable and there is nothing worse than blisters.
 It is also recommended to bring some sandals or light trainers for wearing around camp or tea house.
-Good quality socks, preferably woolen for your hiking boots, and also some thin cotton socks
- Head covering are also recommended a woolen hat for the cold and a sun hat.
-Good sleeping bag it should be light weight and rated to zero.
-Sun glasses with UV protection and goggles for higher altitude.
-Drinking water bottle
-torch or headlamp with spare batteries and bulb
-water purification tablets
-water bottles, two is best
-walking poles, not necessary, but recommended.
-sturdy and well fitted back pack and day pack with water proof cover.
-Gaiters
-thermal under clothing i.e. long pants and short and long sleeve singlet’s
-T-shirts, micro fleece jumper and trekking trousers they should be light and quick drying.
-gloves, preferably with a water proof shell.
-a good first aid kit
-Sun block for lips
-Sun lotion
-light scarf or neckerchief
-spare shoe laces
-padlock or combination lock
-Large plastic bag for lining your back pack
 Optional extras
-Binoculars
-Reading book
-Trail Map/Guide book
-Journal & Pen
-Walkman
-Pencils and small notebooks
-travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
 You should also note that along the road it can be difficult to find things like shampoo, soap and other basic
 things so be prepared.
 

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