Tibetan plateau covering 1.23 million sq km is linked to the south by the 2500km long Himalayas and to the west by the Karakoram. With an average height of 4,000 meters above sea level, Tibet encompasses some of the world’s highest mountains. Mt. Everest (8848m), the world’s highest peak rises abruptly on the Tibet – Nepal border. Four mountains exceed altitudes of 8,000 meters and thirty eight mountains exceed altitudes of 7,000 meters.
Renowned as “Roof of the World’ with a 3482 km international border with Nepal, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar, Tibet has remained a hidden sanctuary to the western world for many years. Soon after Tibet opened up doors for tourism in the mid 1980s, Travel in Tibet became one of the prime tourism interests across the world. With this, Tibet tours gained more popularity amongst avid travellers. Despite modernization over the past few years Tibet has retained the beauties of its past, such as the fascinating Gompas, ancient markets, ever-smiling and fun-loving Tibetans, amazing turquoise lakes etc which reward every tourist with an indelible life long memory.
What documents I should hold for travelling in Tibet ?
There are two requirements for foreign tourists tour in Tibet . One is the Chinese Visa, which you Can apply for in Chinese Embassy in your place. Another is the Alien’ Travel Permit, which issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau .
2. What Statue of person called ” foreign tourist”?
“Foreign tourists” here refers to the person who doesn’t hold Chinese ID card. Although Hongkong , Taiwan are the inseparable parts of China , but the citizens are still required to get the permit.
3. Is independent tour allowed in Tibet ?
In dependent tour is not allowed in Tibet . You should join an organized group or have the local travel operator arranged for you.
4. What is the best season for tour in Tibet ?
In general speaking, from April to October is the best season for Tibet tour. But it really depends on your route. In fact have a winter normal schedule tour will be quite comfortable .Because in Winter, there isn’t full of tourists, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery freely.
5. What should I keep in mind when I contact with the Tibetans?
Tibetan people are very kind and hospitable, you can feel free to talk with them. But there are Some rulers you should go by!
1) Do not photo them without getting the permit , please show the respect to them !
2) Don’t talk the sensitive topics like the political and the religion matters!
3) Don’t eat the dog, donkey and horse in Tibet !
6 What can I do with Tibetan beggars?
Religious beggars are an accepted part of society in Tibet . Giving money or food to a pilgrim is considered an act of merit, donations of five fen to two jiao (Chinese money) are appropriate. Notice if the beggars are the old men and women who dress in shredded, bulky clothing, while the Younger ones may have a monkey on a chain, a spectacle of great interest to the Tibetans. These beggars are professionals, having less meritorious intentions than religious pilgrims. Just wave them off as the locals do if you don’t want give anything.
7. What should I bring for the plateau weather.
Tibet ‘s high altitude and the atmosphere allow the sun’s solar radiation to strike the earth with unusual intensity. To protect your eyes and skin, you’d better to bring the sunscreen, which with a sun protection factor of 15 and sunglasses are also useful. And lip creams and balms are also sold with SPF ratings, zinc, oxide creams provide 100% block out.