Tibet lies on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of the southwest border of China. The average height of the whole region is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, for which Tibet is known as “Roof of the World”. The highest peak of Tibet, also the highest in Himalayas and in the whole world, is Everest Peak, which is as high as 8,846.27 meters above sea level.
Although a part of China, Tibet has a unique culture of all there own. It is mainly inhabited by Tibetans, a minority nationality of old and mysterious people. Tourist attractions include the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Jokhang Temple, and a number of Buddhist sacred places.
All tourists require a valid passport & visa to visit Tibet. Once booked on our Tibet trip, Shikhar Nepal Tours Travels (P.) Ltd., will apply for your Tibet visa. For visa process we require following passport information at least 15 days before trip departure.
1. Name in full (as in passport)
4. Passport Number
5. Date of birth
Actual visa will be issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Embassy takes 3 working days to issue visas. Visas can also be processed in less than 3 days.
TEMPERATURE & CLOTHING
Average temperature in Tibet during the month of April through September remains 5-20 degree Celsius. However, the night temperatures in the mountains during trekking often falls below freezing. Hence, adequate warm clothing will be required throughout. It is best to dress in layers that can be easily put on & off as required. Snow or rain can also occur sometimes.
Clothing & accessories recommended:
* Thermal underwear, woolen or silk long sleeve tops & bottoms
* Woolen shirts, pullover, pants, socks, hat, gloves & scarves
* Down jacket or wind breaker
* Good walking boots or shoes
* Sun hat, sun glass, suntan lotion, torch light, pen knife
* Medicine for common colds, headache, diarrhea & diamox for altitude sickness
General physical fitness is important for participation on our Tibet trips. There is no particular age limit guideline as such except that child below 8 yrs or elderly people exceeding 70 yrs or more are not advisable to participate. All participants are required to obtain doctor’s medical certificate for trip participation. Those with high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetic patients are not recommend for travel.
All participants are requested to provide for their own insurance that adequately covers against illness, natural calamities, political instability, emergency rescue charges or any other eventualities that may occur during the course of their trip.
All the tours in Tibet with bed and breakfast basis and treks are will all meals. Your choice food purely vegetarian & prepared by our staffs will be served throughout. Meals will in general be hot breakfast & wholesome dinner. Lunch usually is light & consist of box lunch. Tea & cold drinks will be served intermittently throughout.