Tibet remains one of the most interesting but least developed parts in the world. With its very short history of tourism, the facilities for tourists though upgraded are still at basic and limited scale. Its limited facilities for tourists are now approaching to a reasonable standard. The road between Tibet and Nepal is not up to standard at places. It is rough, bumpy and full of bends which is often obstructed temporarily during monsoon months. However every effort will be made under the circumstances to ensure a smooth and pleasant trip.
Altitude sickness: Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and could be strenuous. Travelers with known heart or lung or blood diseases should seek doctor’s advice before booking the trip. It is always advisable to drink at least 3 liters of water everyday while on the tour.
Clothing accessories: The weather at this altitude remains cool throughout the year.
From October till March, warm clothes such as thermal underwear are required. April till September, light clothes for the day and a warm jacket or a sweater is must for the evenings.
The other recommended items are: personal medical first aid kit, water purification tablets (though mineral water can be bought), toilet & tissue papers, flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, sleeping bag, dust mask, sun hat, sun glasses and sun block cream.
Food and drinks: Tibetan cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the world. It is always handy to carry dry food and biscuits or anything that can be brewed with hot water such as coffee and drinking chocolate.
Customs: No prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with custom officials and are of personal use. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese govt. are prohibited.
Insurance Policy: It is most advisable that clients should have full insurance against medical and personal accidents.
Booking formalities and visa: Minimum one week is required to book the trip from Kathmandu in advance along with the deposit of your passport for visa process and a full payment of the tour should be done. From overseas, at least 2 weeks with all your personal and passport details are required with payment required as per the company’s rules and regulations.
Cancellation: Incase of any cancellation of the tour prior to departure, a cancellation policy as per the company’s rules and regulation shall be applied.
Risk and Liability: Tibet tours are run strictly under TIBET TOURISM BUREAU, we or our agents shall not be responsible for any changes or cancellation of the programs due to road blockade, cancellation of flight, sickness or accident, political unrest etc. Any extras cost thereof shall be borne by the clients.
Package cost includes: Flight fare Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu, hotel/guest house accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, sightseeing tour as per the itinerary, An English speaking guide, transportation by private vehicle during the tour and monastery entrance fee.
Cost excludes: Airport departure tax, lunch and dinner, Nepal re-entry visa fee, air ticket reconfirmation charge, personal insurance, emergency evacuation or any charges incase, if required, expenses of personal nature etc.