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tibet travel tips
You are kindly advised to bring following items for trekking in Tibet
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Full - sleeves shirt
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • T - shirts
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Light cotton socks for under wool socks
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Rucksack
  • Sun hat
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves
  • Sun block for lips
  • Sun lotion
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Long underwear
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Water bottle
  • Sewing kit
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Swiss army knife
  • Personal towel

CANCELLATION
Any cancellation made up to 10 days prior client's arrival in Kathmandu, 50% of total payment will be charged and if made less than 10 days before tour date, no refund will be made as per the policy of Tibet Tourism Bureau.

EFUNDS
 No partial refunds will be given for unused rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or trekking arrangements for any reason whatsoever.

RISK & LIABILITY
Travelers, who sign up for Tibet trips, will be exposed to health risk because of the nature of terrain and trail in Tibet. In the event of illness, accident or delays beyond our control, Getaway! Tours & Trekking (P) Ltd., or its agents will not be held responsible or liable for damages. Please keep in mind that you travel at your own risk. 

ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Those with chronic health problems should consult their doctor before making travel plans for Tibet. Most people visiting Tibet rarely suffer more than mild discomfort before getting acclimatized. Some people use DIAMOX to prevent the sickness. You will be in the higher passes for about half-an-hour. In fact, you are much less susceptible to high altitude sickness in Tibet, because you do not strain yourself. Please consult your doctor if in doubt . Drink lots of liquids.

MONEY
Money can be exchanged at Bank of China and its branches in Zhangmu, Xigatse and Lhasa. Hard currencies are exchanged for YUAN at approximately 8 YUAN to the US$ and is re-convertible at the said banks when leaving Tibet/China.

CHINA CUSTOMS
Declare money and other valuables like jewelry and electronic goods while entering and also at exit. Any curios must be declared with proper receipts available only from Government Shops when leaving the country.

RESPONSIBILITY
However, for loss arising from your change, unless reconfirmed by us, you should be responsible for this loss. IT&T has no responsibility for whatever change caused by weather and airliner service. Should there be any additional charges resulting from such changes, the clients are required to pay on the spot.

TIME
Nepal Time is + 5:45 of Greenwich mean time and China time is 2 hours and 15 minutes ahead of Nepal time in winter and 3 hours and 15 minutes in the summer.

ROAD
Road between Kathmandu and Nyalam is bad and it can be disrupted during monsoon. Some parts above friendship bridge and above Zhangmu is not in condition to ply vehicles as such we have to walk about 3 hours above friendship bridge and above Zhangmu road about 2 hours. Porters are provided in these areas. During monsoon, if it rains heavily, road will be flooded with water between Xigatse and Gyantse, so we have to detour via Northern highway. We use Southern highway via Gyantse and Yamdrok Lake. It involves the crossing of a pass Karo - La which is 5010m high.

FOOD
The food is still bad at Zhangmu and Xegar. Since there are no restaurants along the way, we advise you to take few cans of sardine, dried fruits, biscuits etc. For return journey, you can buy at Lhasa. Also you can take a cup, spoon, tea and instant soup. Every guesthouse or hotel provides a big thermos full of hot water.

TEMPERATURE & RAINFALL AT LHASA

               CELSIUS Fahrenheit RAINFALL
Month Max Min Max Min (Inch)  
January 06 -09 42 14 Nil
 February                 08 0-8 46 18 Nil
March 12 -03 54 26 Nil
April 14 00 59 32 0.4
May 18 05 64 41 1.4
Jun 23 09 73 48 2.8
July 22 08 71 48 6.7
August 21 07 71 47 4.7
September 12 02 70 44 4.7
October 15 -04 62 35 0.4
November 08 -7 53 25 Nil
December 07 -12 46 14 Nil

Flight Timings (Subject to change):

CA KTM/LXA: ETD: KTM 0950, ETA: LXA 1300 hrs (Local Time)
CA LXA/KTM : ETD: LXA 0950, ETA: KTM 0845 hrs (Local Time)

The above airfares, timings and airport tax are subject to change without prior notice, if revised.

KATHMANDU / LHASA / KATHMANDU flight OPERATES AS FOLLOWS:
JULY TO OCTOBER EVERY TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS AND THURSDAY
APRIL TO JUNE AND NOVEMBER EVERY TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
DECEMBER TO MARCH ONLY SATURDAYS (It is not a regular flight)