Tibet, the one of the isolated region that has been stated in the northern part of China can be the amazing place to visit for once in a life. It has obtained the towering peaks and is named for the “Roof of the world”. The capital of Tibet is called Lhasha, which is also known for the site of hilltop Potala palace. As this could be an extreme opportunity for to gather the awesome experience of life. Generally, Kathmandu can provide the gateway into Tibet.
While it comes in the transportation channel, Tibet is considered of having the modest roadway system. These days there seems improvement due to the Lhasa trail has been adjoining with the China Land. In another side to transport the equipment and supplies 4WD Japanese jeeps are used.
Initially, get assure about your healthiness before joining to this trip. There the travelers should be self-responsible for the emergencies occurrence. We hereby request you to adopt the insurance from home for the recovery of your medical and emergency evacuation. Though the journey of Tibet holds many risks, you are not allowed to drop the way due to the serious illness.
The processing for the Tibet visa is not difficult as the Chinese Embassy issue the visas for any kind of individual or group that are interested. The traveler should have possessed some passport size photographs and smaller denomination of US dollars cash for the completion of Visa formalities. There is in need of travel permit too and in addition Nepal Glacier Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd from Kathmandu does have services to manage the visa. Here we would like to inform about the change in the rule of applying through Chinese embassy from 201.Unlike previous year there won't be same day visa & visa for the individual traveler. We can get a visa on normal policy receiving on 4th morning of the applied day; semi-urgent policy receiving on 3rd morning of the applied day, and top-urgent policy receiving on 2nd morning of the applied day. In case of an emergency to get a visa on the same day, we can manage but you have to pay an additional service charge for the emergency assist depending on the situation & feasibility.
Health and altitude
We should be more conscious regarding our health because Tibet has obtained the high altitude and can be strenuous for the visitors with having heart and lungs problem. More often the cases of high altitudes sickness have emerged just because not consulting with the doctor about the health condition before the trip. The cases of a simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization, so we hereby suggest you drink approx.3 liters of water per day, move slowly breathe deeply and to have a regular rest.
Money exchange and bank
The Chinese currency Yuan is held in Tibet, and approximately US$1=8 Yuan. Two days of the week Saturday and Sunday the banks in Tibet seems closed, so traveler is requested to carry about US$100 per person for the personal expenses. You can carry either Cheques or cash if it is cash you will get ease to exchange by the local people.
Climate and weather
Generally, l Tibet is a dry place. There the summer is like cool and winter very cold. The temperatures of Tibet seem to change rapidly within a day, from 29 degree Celsius in desert areas in summer and plunging below 4 degree Celsius the same night. The best month to travel to Tibet is considered as the duration between April to October.
Access to Tibet
By Air: Kathmandu-Gonggar, airway to Lhasa operates mainly twice a week from Kathmandu during April to October and sometimes until to November, it is based on the weather conditions. It merely takes 55 minutes of flight to reach in Tibet. The journey through flight will provide the chance to zoom out the whole overviews of the Himalaya, the southern Tibet plateau, Mt. Everest and much more peaks of Khumbu region.
By Road: The distance to Lhasa from Kathmandu is taken 900 kilometers. As get into Tibet road appeals for hardy and adventurous travelers. Driving towards to Tibet is no longer a dream nowadays because of some improvement of road constructions. The roadway journey could be beneficial for the most scenic and for the religious sights.