How to plan a special Tibet tour during the peak season

16/06/2015
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As Tibet is located at the average altitude of over 4,000m above the sea level, the weather is special: a little harsh, with thin air, intense ultraviolet radiation, and with frozen road among most of areas from late November to next February. What time is best to visit Tibet? Generally speaking, the eight months from April to November is the golden time of Tibet Tourism; and the peak months are May, June, July, August, September, October.

Due to the devastating earth quake in Kathmandu Nepal, resulting in badly massive damage in Kathmandu and damages spreading the areas in western Tibet, incl. Zhangmu town, Tingri County. In the whole May, Mount Everest, Ali area and the road to Nepal are suspended. From June 7th, the tour packages are able to be booked. How to plan a special Tibet tour during the peak season? We have listed below five points.

Trekking Tour in Tibet

Trekking Tour in Tibet

Plan 1: when to go to Tibet?

The weather from May to October is comfortable and oxygen content is also higher than other months, which makes many international and domestic travelers plan to travel Tibet areas. The weather from November to the next February is cold, dry and windy. The period is considered as the low tourist season. At the time, you will enjoy a less-crowded trip and various discounts of hotels and other fees.

In addition, you need to consider the Tibet Travel Permit application when you are thinking about what time to enter Tibetan area. Without the permits, the foreign tourists are not allowed to enter into Tibet. Nowadays, foreign tourists can entrust one of Tibetan local travel agencies to apply for the permits 15-30 days in advance. However, the tourists need reserve their tour packages. Otherwise, they can not apply for the permits from the PSB in Lhasa.

So, it is important to choose a reliable Tibet travel agency.

Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake

Plan 2: choose a reliable Tibet travel agency

When foreign tourists plan to visit Tibetan areas, they need to trust one of Tibet local travel agency, like Beijingholiday.com. Beijing Holiday is the leading China local agency based in Beijing, and have branch offices in Tibet, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. We can offer you an itinerary in Tibet according to your needs and requirements, high-quality service, and comfortable hotels and safe vehicles. All of them are what our Beijing Holiday team do.

Mount Everest Camp Base

Mount Everest Camp Base

Plan 3: where to enter Tibet?

There are two ways recommended by our travel experts:
1.Entering Tibet from the cities in China: like Beijing, Xining, Chengdu, Guangzhou. You can choose to take a direct flight from these cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining, Shangri-La.

2.You can also take the direct trains to Tibet from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xining, Chongqing and Guangzhou. Due to the long distance and long time by train, we recommend you take flight from your arriving cities in China to Xining, and then take the train to Lhasa. On the way, you will not miss the landscapes: snow-capped mountains, green and blue lakes, Kekexili Prairie, Tibetan antelopes and herdsman

2. Entering Tibet from the Kanthmandu in Nepal: you can choose to take the direct flight or take the off-road vehicle from Zhangmu port to enter Tibet.

Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street

Plan 4: where to go in Tibet?

Tibet is the second province in China after Xinjiang. You can not travel all areas in your holiday. We recommend you plan to visit: Lhasa and surrounding, Ali, Shigatse & Mount Everest, Shanna area, depending on your travelling date.

The other reason to consider where to go in Tibet is the Tibet Travel Permit. This is the most important, because the international travelers must apply for Tibet Travel Permit and then take it to visit Tibet. For different Tibet areas, travelers will need to apply for different permit in advance.
For example, to visit Mt. Kailash, you need to apply for Military and PSB Permits; to visit Mount Everest, Samye Monastery and Nyinchi, Alien’s Travel Permit is necessary. Of course, you can entrust us to apply for them.

Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet Travel Permit

Plan 5: Keep Healthy

We can design different tour package based on your require and physical strength. All Tibet tours must be booked at least 20 days in advance. Tibetan sightseeing regions belong to the high altitude, which requires a good body. Therefore, you need not only contact a local Tibet travel agency for booking the itinerary, but also keep healthy and not catch even a cold before entering in Tibet, as illness makes any altitude sickness feel worse. We advise the travelers do some aerobic exercise prior to two or three months, take it easy, rest well, keep warm, drink a lot of water and eat simply to reduce altitude sickness symptoms.