About Tibet

Tibet Travel MapTibet is a land of mystery, adventure and spirituality; a home of legends, long closed to the outside world.

However, in 1980, Tibet's doors were inched open, giving the world its first glimpse of the country's breathtakingly beautiful landscape. Today, visitors are drawn to the country's spectacular Buddhist temples, ancient cities, enduring traditions and spectacular mountain scenery.
We offer many different types of tour to Tibet, with a range of hotels to suit every pocket. What's more, as we understand that a visit to this special country is a highly personal experience, we can also arrange a tour to meet your specific needs. For more information on tours to Tibet contact us.


Central Tibet Tours Programmes

Remarks Trip Days Departure Name of the Trip

Round trip flight 05 Days Every Tuesday Tsedang- Lhasa tour

Round trip flight 08 Days Every Tues/Saturday Tsedang - Shigatse - Lhasa tour

Drive in fly out 08 Days Every Tues/Saturday Zhangmu - Lhasa tour (Overland)

Fly in Fly out 08 days - Tibet Cultural Tours

Fly in drive out 12 days Every Tues/Saturday Lhasa and Everest base Camp tours

Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Tour Programmes

Best Season Trip Days Starting Ending Point Name of the Trip

Jun - Sep 31 Days Simikot - Lhasa Simikot-Mt. Kailash-Tsaparang-Lhasa Trekking

May - Sep 15 Days Zhangmu - Zhangmu Zhangmu / Mt. Kailash / Zhangmu

May - Sep 20/13/21 Days Simikot - Zhangmu Saga Dawa Festival Tour

Tibet Trekking Programmes

Best Season Trip Days Max. Elevation Name of the Trip

Jun - Sep 14 Days 5250m Ganden - Samye Trekking

Jun - Sep 10 Days 5200m Everest Base Camp Trekking

Jun - Sep 16 Days 5300m Kharta Valley Trekking

- 18 Days 5600m Advance Everest Base Camp Trek

Tibet Travel Information

BOOKING AND VISA
The clients should have confirmed the tour reservation at least 15 days before departure along with advance of 25% 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 three full working days to obtain a TIBET/ CHINA Visa. The client should be available in Kathmandu during that time.

CANCELLATION POLICY
50% of the cost will be charged for confirmed bookings upto 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
High Mountain Wave Trekking guarantees 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 trip. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been report-ed. Simple headache; fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Some advice: drink approx. 03 liters of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.

CLOTHING ACCESSORIES
From Oct. 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
High Mountain wave Trekking will do every effort to make your journey a pleasant one. As Tibet Tourism Authority 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 afternoon and all day SUNDAY.

CURRENCY
The unit of currency for foreigners is Yuan. US$ 1= 8 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 equivalent US$ 12.00 per person.

AVERAGE CLIMATE LIST IN LHASA AREA

Sunshine hrs. Rainfall (mm) Temperature(c) Month

251 0.2 +9 to -13 Jan

226 0.5 +10 to -12 Feb

241 2.0 +13 to -5 Mar

244 5.0 +16 to +1 Apr

284 25.0 +20 to +5 May

227 77.0 +25 to +9 Jun

224 129.0 +26 to +10 Jul

221 138.0 +27 to +9 Aug

238 56.0 +21 to +9 Sep

285 8.0 +17 to +1 Oct

271 2.0 +12 to +-7 Nov

261 0.5 +8 to -13 Dec