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Some Useful Tips on Tour to Tibet

Posted Apr 01 2013 9:23am

Tour to Tibet is an adventurous journey. Therefore tourists should acquaint themselves with several things about Tibet before they visit there. There are different ways through which we can obtain explicit information for example official Tibet tour website or Tibet tour agency.

Some of the information that you must get hold of before visiting Tibet tour is mentioned below:

Before you go

Permits: Before you set out for Tibet, you have to arrange Passport and Visa for Tibet Entry Permission. Also you can get Military Allowance.

Health Care: Tourists must check their heath before set out for Tibet. People who have problems like severe cold, heart diseases, respiratory system diseases, asthma or hypertension are not eligible for tour to Tibet.

Personal Stuff: Tourists should carry only portable and practical items. They can’t take prohibited objects and dangerous goods with them. You may need flashlight as sometimes you have to set out early in the morning and return to your hotel till late at night. You can also bring some daily supplies with you like multifunctional Cross-shaped Knife which you can use to open the drinks and canned food and peel the fruits.

Enough Cash: You can find only a small number of banks in Lhasa and Shigatse for example Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank due to the limited conditions. Hence tourists are recommended to take enough cash rather than credit card. These banks can help you in cash exchange. But only Bank of China and a few hotels offer foreign currency exchanging service. It's not handy to withdraw money in other part of Tibet and even credit card may not be accepted there except cash.

While in travel  

High Altitude Sickness: The high altitude sickness is a normal happening on plateau, and you needn't worry too much about it. By and large, these symptoms would fade away in one or two days after you become accustomed to the plateau atmosphere. You ought to sleep enough and intake much water. During your staying there, do not involve yourself in any violent activities. You must put on appropriate clothes in order to prevent yourself from the cold.

Photography Restrictions: Keep in mind that not all the Tibetans would prefer to be snapped, in particular the Tibetan women. You are advised to seek their permission before you take pictures.

Traditions and Customs: From the Tour guide, you can find detail information on the customs and taboos of Tibet and the Hui.

Political Issues: Political issues are very sensitive in Tibet. You are advised not to discuss the Tibet issue with the local Tibetans.  


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