Frequently asked questions about traveling to Tibet
How much is a Tibetan tour?
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Can I visit Tibet by myself?
No! Unfortunately, as a foreigner, you are not allowed to travel to Tibet by yourself. This restriction was made by the Chinese government.
Then how can I travel to Tibet?
You must have a tour agency to arrange your Tibet visa and permit, guide, and tour with hotel. If you travel outside of Lhasa city or visit some sensitive areas, you need special permits. Your travel agency or agent will obtain these for you.
So who is my Tibet travel agency or agent?
A legitimate travel company or agency can help you to obtain the Tibet visa and permit, such as Tour into Tibet, Inc., a professional travel company that specializes in Tibet tours and adventures.
Sounds interesting? Is it safe in Tibet?
Yes, it is safe in Tibet. The tourism policy in Tibet is very strict. All tour agencies and agents have to register with local government officials and follow regulations to make sure the tour industry remains healthy. Tibetan people generally are very gentle and humble. Although the political tension has been existing between Tibet and China, Tibetans love foreigners to visit Tibet. Your safety is guaranteed.
Do Tibetan tour guides speak good English?
Yes, they do. We, Tour into Tibet, employed many excellent Tibetan guides who speak English very well. They are also knowledgeable about Tibetan culture,tradition, and Buddhism.
What should I know about the high altitude and mountain sickness?
Arriving in Tibet, most visitors feel a little bit uncomfortable but it generally disappears through acclimatization in several hours to one day or two.
For some people the symptoms get worse at night that include headache, dizziness, lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty of sleeping is another common symptom. Some travelers have trouble sleeping for the first night.
The following suggestions will help you to get rid of high altitude issues…
- Drink plenty of water to keep the body properly hydrated and eat carbohydrate rich foods.
- Try to limit your activities, walk slow, rest well.
- Do not smoke, drink alcohol or take other depressants such as tranquilizers and sleeping pills. These will depress the respiratory drive and limit oxygen intake.
- Try do not get a cold before your arrival in Tibet.
What Medication is good to prevent high altitude?
- Diamox or Acetazolamide is helpful. It helps you to breathe faster so that you metabolize more oxygen. We will suggest you to take Diamox 24 hours before you go to altitude and continue for at least five days at higher altitude. You should consult your physician for this matter.
- Hongjingtian – Honjingtian (Rhodiola Eoccinea), a Tibet herb, helps aid sleep and increase oxygenation at night. You can find it in many places in Tibet
Suggestions before you go to Tibet
Do some exercises before your Tibet tour. If you have a record of heart, lung, other organ issues or anemia, you should consult your doctor before making the decision of traveling to Tibet.
To prevent any unexpected experiences, we strongly recommend you to purchase our tour protection insurance plan. Please visit this option at www.tibettravelinssurance.com for more info.