Travel Information

Passport

A traveler should bring with him a passport with validity remaining no less than six months. Make sure that it has plenty of blank pages for visas, entry and re-entry stamps and extensions. Loosing passport in Tibet will be very difficult, as you have to go to Beijing to get new one.

 

Visa-Travel Permit

A traveler to Tibet requires to obtain a special group visa/ permit. The visa processing is initiated only after you book a trip with us. Original passport has to be submitted while applying for visa/permit as the Chinese Embassy in Nepal or abroad. We are eligible to process your visa/ permit even in Kathmandu before your arrival. Normally, Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu opens on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09:30 am to 11 am. A Tibet-bound traveler requires to pay visa fee according to varying nationalities.

 

Food

In Lhasa there are some popular restaurants that provide Tibetan, Chinese and even Western food to the travelers. These restaurants also serve Tibetan tea (salted butter tea), sweet milk tea, hot boiling black tea, Tibetan barley beer, soft drinks, canned beer and imported wine, whisky and local beverage. Very basic food will be served at Zhangmu and Xegar. Guesthouse or hotel on the way will provide you basic accommodation.

 

Landslide & Extra Charge

Our company will put all its efforts to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, during the monsoon while crossing the Tibet-Nepal border you need to pay extra cost to hire porter & additional transport due to landslides & road blockade.

 

Money

The circulated currency in Tibet is RMB. Foreign currency can be exchanged in the bank of China in Lhasa and other cities. But only the main offices of Bank of China accept traveler’s check & cash in advance. You can exchange money into RMB according to the exchange rate of that day with your valid passport. If you want to visit remote areas in Tibet, you are advised to have enough RMB with you. However, you can have some US$ with you, too

 

Seasons and Clothing

Because of its high altitude and climate, Tibet is some-what cold and the difference between temperature in the day and at night is very great. But as for its long sun-shine time, winter is not too bad. Its annual rainfall is not much with the monsoons occurring between July and September. In spring, autumn and winter it is a bit dry.

 

Spring (March-May)

Cold, dry and windy A jacket and woolen sweaters are necessary.

Summer (June-August): Cold but hot at noon. Shirts, pants or skirts will be fine.

Autumn (September-November): Cold, dry. Jackets and sweaters are necessary.

Winter (December-February): Frigid and very dry. Warm pullover, down jacket, woolen sweaters, scarves and gloves are necessary.

 

Final Payment

A traveler needs to transfer minimum US$ 300 per person as deposit for permits and visa processing in advance to our company’s bank account. The rest payment must be made upon arrival in Kathmandu before your trip begins. The company accepts cash US$, Euro or any other convertible currencies. We also accept final payment by a major credit card-visa, master card.

 
 
 
 
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