How to Plan a Yunnan Tibet Tour?
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Planning a Yunnan Tibet tour can be a complex process, with many factors to consider. As a foreign visitor, you are required to travel with a registered travel agency and obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit, or Tibet Military Permit before visit Tibet, which can add to the complexity of planning your trip. To make things easier, we offer a wealth of travel information to help you plan your Yunnan Tibet tour. Besides, if you want more choice to explore Tibet from other gateway cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Xining, Hong Kong, you can check the following tour packages and travel guide to plan your China Tibet tour.
Tibet Tours can be started from various cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining, Guangzhou, and more. Additionally, visitors can also start their Tibet tours from Nepal, as it is a neighboring country with convenient transportation options to Tibet
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October, during the spring, summer, and autumn seasons. The weather during this time is mild and comfortable, with clear skies and warm temperatures. The peak tourist season is from late June to early October. However, visiting in the shoulder seasons of April-May and mid-October to November can offer fewer crowds and lower prices. You can decide your best time to come to fulfill your Tibet dream.
Besides the weather condition, there are some grand festivals such as Saga Dawa Festival (May/June), Tibetan New Year (February) and Shoton Festival (August). If you are interested in the cultural experience in Tibet, feel free to contact our travel experts to match your ideas and likes.
The average elevation of the region is over 4,000 meters and altitude sickness is a common concern for travelers visiting Tibet. Not everybody will suffer from altitude sickness when traveling in Tibet and most visitors will be in good condition when they arrive.
The symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. It is important to allow time to acclimate to the high altitude and to take precautions to prevent altitude sickness. Travelers should drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and eat light meals that are high in carbohydrates. It is also recommended to take it easy for the first few days, avoiding strenuous activities and allowing time to adjust to the new altitude when arrive in Lhasa. Some travelers may also benefit from taking medication to prevent or treat altitude sickness.
If symptoms of altitude sickness persist or worsen, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Many hotels and travel agencies in Tibet have oxygen supplies on hand to help alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to consult with a doctor before traveling to Tibet, especially if you have a history of heart or lung problems, high blood pressure, or other medical conditions that may be affected by high altitude.
Travelers can get to Tibet Everest Base Camp from China Tibet side or Nepal side. To reach the Everest Base Camp on the Tibet side, travelers can either take a flight or a train to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and then travel by road to the base camp. From Lhasa, it takes around 8-10 hours directly to Tibet EBC, depending on the route taken. Some travelers prefer to join a tour group to explore from Lhasa to Shigatse to Everest Base Camp for 4 days to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey.
If traveling from Nepal, you will cross the Gyirong Border and then travel by road to Everest Base Camp.
The most recommended time for visiting Mount Everest is from April to June and September to November. During these months, the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear, providing optimal visibility of the mountain. The temperatures are also mild, making it easier for travelers explore Mount Everest Base Camp and surrounding area. It's advisable to check the latest Everest Base Camp weather reports and consult with our professional travel consultant before planning your Tibet trip.