Tibet is located in the southwestern border of China, with an average elevation of more than 4,000 meters, and has the title of "Roof of the World". Five of the 14 peaks over 8000 meters in the world are in Tibet, including Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. The mountains of Tibet stretch, Mount Kailash, regarded as the "king of the mountain", is the world center of the pilgrims. The three "holy lakes"- Yamdrok Lake, Manasarovar Lake and Namco are like bright pearls inlaid on this snowy plateau. Tibetan Buddhism has a history of 1,400 years in Tibet. The Potala Palace cloth in Lhasa is the temple of Tibetan Buddhism. Many believers come here to worship, and the air is filled with a strong Buddhist atmosphere.
Good psychological quality is a panacea to overcome and defeat altitude sickness. A large number of examples have proved that maintaining an open-minded and optimistic mood and building strong self-confidence can reduce the physical discomfort of the altitude sickness zone. On the contrary, worrying and overthinking will increase the oxygen consumption of the brain tissue, which will aggravate the physical discomfort and prolong the healing time.
Tourists with severe hypertension should not go to Tibet. If you have a severe cold, it is recommended to enter Tibet after being cured.
Avoid being overworked, recharge your energy and take a good rest. Appropriate consumption of American ginseng, etc., to enhance the body's anti-anoxia ability. If you have a respiratory infection, you should be cured before entering the plateau.
Try not to take a bath on the first day after entering Tibet, because the high temperature difference between day and night is large, and if the heat is not timely after bathing, it is very easy to catch a cold. Once you catch a cold in the plateau area, it is not easy to get better. Or pulmonary edema, that would be a big trouble.
In terms of diet, eat more carbohydrate-rich and easy-to-digest foods; drink more water to keep the body adequately hydrated; it is recommended not to eat too much meat and not to be overfull; avoid drinking alcohol.
Tibet has a high temperature difference between morning and night, and the temperature is low. Please be sure to bring woolen sweaters, thick coats, jeans, etc., and add clothes in time to avoid cold.
Tibet is a special area, please live in harmony with the group members and respect the culture and beliefs of ethnic areas.
In order to apply for a Tibet Travel Permit, you need to apply for a Chinese visa in the Chinese embassy or consulates in your country first. If you book a tour with us, we will send an invitation letter to you to help you apply for a Chinese visa.
Once you get a Chinese visa, please send the photocopies of the visa and your passport to us, and we will apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for you. Please note that international tourists must book a tour with a local travel agency in Tibet if they want to travel to Tibet.
After the permit is issued, we will send it to your hotel or the places you stay in China. You need to show the permit while boarding on a train or flight to Tibet. The government do not allow travel agencies to send the permit overseas.
Yes, it is safe to travel around Tibet. Most local people are friendly and devout believers of Tibetan Buddhism, whose spirit is to be kindhearted.
Due to the high altitude, many tourists may have altitude sickness in Tibet. In order to lessen their symptoms, we have prepared oxygen carriers and generators for emergency use. If the symptoms are serious, our experienced drivers will drive to nearest hospitals.
No, all international tourists need to join in a tour group organized by a local travel agency in Tibet. If you do not want to travel with other tourists, we can arrange a private tour for you with private tour guides and drivers.
The best time to travel to Tibet is from April to early June and September to November. In fact, Tibet is worth a visit all year round, because the sceneries vary in different season. If you like winter view, other months are also good travel time. However, the roads in Tibet might be frozen in winter. Please ask us for the exact weather if you plan to travel in winter.