Tibet Travel Info

Documents

You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly; Passport with Photostat copies Photographs, Identity card Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc. Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc. Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency. Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers. Any other document for personal purposes....

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Additionally

Once you finalized your plan to visit the Tibet tour |? Holiest Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passport should be sent to us at least 1 month prior to start your Yatra.It is advisable to carry extra money [In addition to the tour cost] for personal needs or emergency. Travel cheques, Indian currencies [except 500 and 1000 currency notes], credit card is accepted in Nepal.You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the Chinese border. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return....

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First Aid Kit

Vaseline Facial tissues Dark sunglasses  Ban Aid Toilet papers Glare protection Cotton Rubber bands Cough drop Bandage roll Small plastic bag Chopstick Dettol /Listerine Cologne Antiseptic Vicks Mouth Freshness Candles/Lighter Cologne Antiseptic Face Masks Body lotion Nose Inhaler Dust cover Mustard Oil In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudes for energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with a list of Medicine and their...

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General Effective Medicines

We would like request you to bring following effective medicines with you for successful of Tibet and Mt. Kailash toure. The entire Tibet Everest Base Camp tour begins after flying in to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing OR arriving by train to Lhasa as per convenience linked route. Up on arrival there you will allow for rest at hotel and from next day commences your tour following exploration visit with cultural and historic sites of Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest base camp. A short excursion to Everest base camp visit enjoys awe-inspiring views and...

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Trip Preparation

If you are planning Tibet tour and Holy Kailash tour, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2 month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Journey successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician a fist aid kit is essential...

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People in Tibet

He majority of Tibet’s population of 1,890,000 is Tibetans. Tibet is so thinly populated thaat it averages out 1.6 8 persons per square kilometers. About 90% of the people live on farming and husbandry. Farmers live in the valleys of Tsangpo River (Brahmapotra) and its major tributaries Kyichu and Nuuang-chu. This area produces barely, wheat, peas and rape-seed, the great northern grassland which occupies a good half of tibet is the home of nomads, yaks and sheep. Nomads have no fixed abodes, and keep roaming along fine pasture together with all their belongings-tents and Livestock. The remaining population,approximately 10%,...

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Tibetan Custom

Presenting Hada: tibetan-customPresent hada is a common practice among the Tibetan people to express their best wishes on many occasions, such as wedding ceremonies, festivals, visiting the elders and the betters, and entertaining guests. The white hada, a long narrow scarf made of silk, embodies purity and good fortune. Proposing a Toast and Tea: Proposing a Toast and Tea When you come to a Tibetan family, the host will propose a toast, usually barley wine. You should sip three times and then drink up. To entertain guests with tea is a daily etiquette. The guest has...

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Tibet Weather Information

Basically, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time of year to be in Tibet is from April to the beginning of November, after which temperatures start to plummet. The central Tibet, including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang, generally has very mild weather from April to November, though July and August can be rainy - these two months usually see around half of Tibet's annual rainfall. October and November often bring some dazzling clear weather and daytime temperatures can be quite comfortable at Tibet's lower altitude. The coldest months...

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Tibet History

Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. However, the written history only dates back to the 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit who on his return invented the present Tibetan scriptA based on Sanskrit. Tibet's history can be divided into four period: 1. The Tsanpo's Period: This period starts from Nyatri Tsanpo, the first of the Tsanpos, in 127 B.C(historians differ in view of the date, but this date is taken from the White Annales, a reliabl book on Tibetan history) and ends...

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Equipment Information

Clothing & Equipments are very important for all Tibet, Mt Kailash and Everest Base Camp travels so we are recommending you following equipment for your own protection and safety Sleeping Bag down with inside extra cove Down Jacket, Polar fleece: Light quilted Pure wool and thick cotton socks Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering) Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals Sun / Snow glasses Towels-including small hand towel ...

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