Travel Advice Tibet Tour

Important things to know

BOOKING AND VISA
The clients should have confirmed the tour reservation at least twenty five days before departure along with advance of 20% of the cost and the following passport information:

(1) Name (2) Sex (3) Nationality (4) Passport number (5) Date of birth (6) Occupation.
We require two full working days to obtain a TIBET/ CHINA Visa. The client should be available in Kathmandu during that time.

CANCELLATION POLICY
25% of the cost will be charged for confirmed bookings up to 7 days prior to departure to TIBET after that NO REFUND will be made. NO refund for no shows and delay arrivals whatsoever reason.

TOUR OPERATION
We guarantee the departures of all tours with minimum number of persons mentioned in the programs and based on seat-in-coach. However, operations of tours are subject to road condition and flights.

HEALTH & ALTITUDE PROBLEMS
Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trips. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been reported. Simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Some advice: drink approx. 04 liters of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.

CLOTHING ACCESSORIES
From October to March warm clothes are required due to c- old and from April to September only light clothes will be enough. However, a jacket and a sweater are advised through out the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time. The recommend items are: A domestic first aid kit, water purification tablets, toilet and tissue papers, flashlight, sleeping bag, comfortable walking shoes, dust masks, utility knife, sun hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion and a limited number of clothes.

INSURANCE
Full travels insurance coverage, particularly for the trip cancellation and interruption is strongly recommended.

RISK AND LIABILITY
We will do every effort to make your journey a pleasant one. As Tibet Tourism Beauro strictly conducts all the Tibet programs, we will not be responsible for any change/alteration of programs, sightseeing in restricted areas, problems, accidents, loss of personal belongings etc. In such cases, the clients have to bear the extra cost on the spot.

THE CLIENTS TRAVEL TO TIBET AT THEIR OWN RISK.
We strongly recommend our clients to be protected by insurance to cover accidents, health, emergency evacuation, loss or damage of person belongings. We can also arrange this coverage upon request at extra cost.
A separate form has to be signed by the clients accepting the mentioned conditions at the time of booking the tour.

CUSTOMS
There is no prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with a custom official. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese Government are prohibited, Customs regulations forbid the ex- port of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts deemed to be excessive.

BUSINEESS HOURS
Government offices are usually closed on SATURDAY and SUNDAY.

CURRENCY
The unit of currency for foreigners is Yuan. US$ 1= 7 Yuan at present and can be exchanged at the bank of China at Zhangmu, Shigatse and Lhasa.

AIRPORT TAX
The airport departure tax at present is included on air fare.

AVERAGE CLIMATE LIST IN LHASA AREA

Month

Temperature(c)

Rainfall (mm)

Sunshine hrs.

Jan

+9 to - 13

0.2

251

Feb

+10 to - 12

0.5

226

Mar

+13 to - 5

2.0

241

Apr

+16 to + 1

5.0

244

May

+20 to + 5

25.0

284

Jun

+25 to + 9

77.0

227

July

+26 to+ 10

129.0

224

Aug

+27 to + 9

138.0

221

Sep

+21 to + 9

56.0

238

Oct

+17 to + 1

8.0

285

Nov

+12 to + - 7

2.0

271

Dec

+8 to - 13

0.5

261

Testimonials

Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek

My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....

Namaste!
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA

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