Why Take a Tibet Trekking Tour?
"Excellent Tour, best experience"
"A unique experience despite a difficult context thanks
to an experience team of organisers"
Would you like to trek on the roof of the world, with an altitude varying from 3,650m to 5,200m above sea level? Have you thought about trekking to explore the valleys and glaciers below the huge north face of Mount Everest (8,848m, Mt. Qomolangma)? How about trekking around the holy Mount Kailash and getting a chance to complete the circuit and achieve spiritual enlightenment?
Join our Tibet Trekking Tour for a unique and enriching experience by discovering the real Tibet on foot. Join us for trekking tours around Lhasa, Shigatse, Mount Everest Base Camp, or Mount Kailash, and have more opportunities to learn about Tibetan culture, witness stunning scenery, and engage in adventure activities. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance planning a trekking tour to Tibet.
As a foreigner who wants to do a Tibet Tour, it is essential to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit (TTB permit; Lhasa) before entering Tibet for travel. If your Tibet Trekking Route covers areas beyond Lhasa, aditional permits for Tibet are required, such as the Aliens' Travel Permit (PSB Permit; Shigatse, Mount Everest Base Camp), and Military Travel Permit (Shannan, Kailash). You can contact the AOT Team for all the Tibet Permits you need for free and enjoy a worry-free trip with us.
Tibet offers many opportunities for adventure, including hiking, trekking, and mountaineering. Here are six of the most popular and classic/mature Tibet Trekking Routes for your reference:
1. Old Tingri to EBC Trek
2. Ganden to Samye Trek
3. Mount Kailash Trek
4. Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek
5. Rongbuk Monastery to EBC Hike
6. Ganden Monastery Kora Hike
The best seasons to trek to Tibet are April, May, June, September, and October, as they have better weather with less rain and minimal impact from clouds and fog. It is best to avoid the rainy season in Tibet, which runs from the end of June to the end of August.
Before starting your Tibet Trekking Tour, you should always follow your doctor's advice regarding altitude based on your health condition. It is advisable to follow your doctor's advice regarding altitude based on your health condition. It is good to avoid altitude sickness by slowing down, keeping warm, drinking water frequently, avoiding showers for the first one or two days, taking it easy, and sleeping well. You will usually have enough time to stay in Lhasa to adjust to the altitude before starting your trekking tour.
Here are some additional notes to keep in mind for your Tibet Trekking Tour:
1. Due to the high altitude, it is advisable to undergo a physical examination before traveling to Tibet.
2. Be sure to inform your guide or the hotel staff if you feel unwell or need help. They are always willing to assist and are experienced in dealing with altitude sickness.
3. When trekking in Tibet, it is essential to stay within sight of your tour guide as getting lost in remote areas with altitudes ranging between 3,650m and 5,300m can be dangerous.
4. There is a significant temperature difference between day and night in Tibet, and the ultraviolet rays can be very strong. Therefore, it is important to bring warm clothes and sunscreen to protect yourself from the harsh weather conditions.
5. Normally, ordinary trekking equipment is sufficient for the trek, with trekking shoes being the most important. Other warm clothing should be prepared according to your needs. Our team in Tibet would provide the camping gears according to your trekking route.
Yes, it is absolutely safe to do Tibet Trekking Tour. The crime rates in Tibet are notably low and the Tibet Trekking Route we organize are classic and mature. Although the trekking altitudes can range between 3,650m and 5,300m, you will always have enough time to acclimate to the altitude before starting your Tibet Trekking Tour. Your guide and the staff are experienced in trekking tours in Tibet, knowledgeable in dealing with altitude sickness, and always willing to help during the trekking days.