How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?

How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?

Trip to Tibet? The Himalayas? Mount Everest? High altitude? To get all these adventures, anyone needs to make a plan to trip to Tibet. But there are some situation comes up like, “Is it safe to visit there?” “and altitude sickness?” “What to do after visiting there?” all so on. All these quarries will be answered if you go through this completely.

Tibet Travel Permit

National Tourism Administration, Tibet has some rules and regulations that every foreign traveler has to follow.
1. You should have your passport and Chinese Visa.
2. You need to book your Tibet tour with a local Tibet travel agency.

3. Tourists from any region of the world are not allowed to visit Tibet alone. They are suggested to be organized to travel by group.

Best Time For A Trip To Tibet?

The best time to make a trip to Tibet in summer, which is July to September. And this the best time to trek mount Kailash, avoiding rainy season and winter. Its also good to plan at the time of October to February as there are fewer tourists, and more discounts.

How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?
How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?

How To Reach Tibet?

The first step to of trip to Tibet can be made by train, flight, and car. Flights to Tibet is a little bit expensive. But if you have enough time, Tibet train (Qinghai-Tibet Railway) would be a great experience. At the same time, it will help you to accommodate high altitude. The risk of altitude sickness will be reduced gradually.

What Not To Miss On A Trip To Tibet?

As the plan of a trip to Tibet is developing, you can not miss some places. These are the following places you should visit or do and keep them in your plan.

Potala Palace, Lhasa

Jokhang Temple, Lhasa

Mount Kailash, Western Tibet

Views of Mt Everest

Samye Monastery

Riding the Rails to Lhasa

Yak-Butter Tea

Sera & Drepung Monasteries, Lhasa

Saga Dawa Festival

Guge Kingdom, Western Tibet

Ganden Monastery


Gyantse Kumbum

Riwoche Tsuglhakhang, Eastern Tibet

Adding Your Prayer Flags to a High Pass

Barkhor Circuit, Lhasa

How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?
How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?

Koras & Pilgrims

Lhasa to Kathmandu by 4WD


Avoid Altitude Sickness

As the altitude goes higher, the air gets drier, contains less oxygen, air pressure goes lower. For any person who lives in the lower altitude region, his/her body takes time to be used to it. These types of Natural physiological reactions are also called altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness. It naturally starts occurring at a height of over 2700m. Symptoms include headache, breathlessness, fatigue, chest tightness, and nausea, etc. It can get worse and become a reason for dropsy, severe coughing, high fever, and cause high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), and other serious diseases.

All most all the tourists are likely to suffer altitude sickness, and it would disappear during acclimatization. But to avoid these conditions, you need to follow some precautions.

Safety Precautions

You should take things easy, and try to have a good rest in the first two days.

You should avoid taking a shower. It would take heat away, and introduce bad cold and altitude sickness. 

Yells, shouts, and rapid movements should be avoided.

If symptoms become stronger, you should descend to a lower place and check with doctors.

How To Plan A Trip To Tibet?

A reminder for everyone, having a heart problem or high blood pressure, is not suitable to visit Tibet. Also, always keep medicines in your bag.

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