Tibet Travel information

Tibet Travel information

Tibet travel is marvelous destination in Asia so numerous travelers participate for Tibet tour, Tibet trekking & Tibet Expedition. Every Tibet travelers should have to know about the Tibet travel information what is required / essential trip to Tibet. At least following Tibet general information should know before travel in Tibet. we Himalaya Journey Trekking & expedition arrange all type of Tibet package tour as mentioned in our homepage despite the mentioned trip HJT arrange personalized tour service as per travelers wish and holiday frame. we have partner agency in Lhasa for co- operate all arrangements & commit to provide quality service.

TIBET TRAVEL RESERVATIONS
Deposit of full payment should be made to reserve the arrangements as per the regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau at least 30 days before departure. Prices are quoted in United States Dollars. All payments must be made in US Dollar or Euro. 

METHOD OF PAYMENT 
All amount of payment should be made by telex transfer to Bank of Kathmandu Limited, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, and we are to be advised of remittance by fax. Contact us for paying by Credit Card. Bank Draft and personal checks will not be accepted.

DOCUMENTATION 
You will be required to advise us the arrangement required of clients with details such as Full Name (exactly appears in the respective Passport), Date of Birth , Passport No, Date of issue, Date of Expiry, Sex, Nationality, Occupation and arrival/ departure flight/date information. Clients traveling to Tibet should arrive in Kathmandu at least 2 days prior to departure to Tibet to process the Tibet Visa with Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu as Chinese Embassy is open for visa application from 10 AM to 11 Am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If one wish to get the visa in one working day is also possible by paying surcharge of emergency visa fee. We advise to obtain double entry Nepal visa from Nepalese Embassy/Consulate abroad or obtain the same arrival at Kathmandu Airport. 

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE 
Free baggage allowance is 20 Kg per person.

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.

REFUNDS
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 Himalaya Journeys Treks & Expeditions, 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.

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