Tibet, known as the Roof of the World, has become an extraordinary dream destination for pilgrims, regular tourists and adventurers from all over the world.The highest snow-covered plateau on earth, rising more than two miles above sea level, has a unique form of Buddhism and culture, not found anywhere else in the world. This remote land, visitors are guaranteed to enjoy aerial mountains, mysterious religions culture, intricately decorated monasteries, and spectacular inhabitants of Tibet.
How to get Tibet
By Air to Tibet
Air travel is complicated by the fact that there are no direct long flights to Tibet. It is currently possible to fly from Kathmandu .The only one “China Southwest “airline is in operation for the flight to Tibet. Moreover, the China Southwest operates filght just twice a week into Tibet.
By Land to Tibet
In many ways, land travel to Tibet is the best way to go, for not only the scenery enroute but also besause it can help spread the altitude gain over a few days. Kathmandu and Lhasa is known as the Friendship Highway. The journey is without a doubt one of the most spectacular in the world. From Kathmandu, the road travels gently up to Kodari (1873 m). Further ahead the road gentle climbs up, where travelers feel decidedly weak and wobbly due to the altitude. Tingri (4390 m) provides fabulous views of Mt. Everest and the Himalaya Range and is where many travelers spend the night before travelling on.
When to go
Climate is not such a major consideration as many people might imagine when visiting Tibet. Certainly, winter is very cold and snowfalls can sometimes make travel difficult. Spring, early summer and late autumn are probably the best times to be in Tibet. From mid-July through to the end of September, the monsoon starts to effect parts of Tibet. September and October are considered the best times.
Gear for Travel to Tibet
Please find out the below list which is required to be prepared for your Tibet tour:
- Sun cream
- Sunglasses or dark glasses with a sun protection
- The lip creams and balms
- Swiss knife
- Sweater with a high neck for extra warmth
- Lightweight brimmed hat
- Sporting shoes or comfortable walking shoes
- Reading book
- Camera & Binoculars
Travel health preparations
First, before you start to travel make sure regarding your health as well as physical condition. Second, update your necessary equipment & gear. If you require a particular medication, take an adequate supply, as it may not be available locally. It is a good to have a legible prescription or letter from your doctor to show that you legally use the medication to avoid any problems.
Medical Problems & Treatment
You should always seek medical help. In Tibet, the top and end hotels can usually recommend a good place to go for advice. For some ailments, the best advice is to go straight to Lhasa and extreme cases get on a plane to Cheng Du.
To avoid acute mountain sickness:
- Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration and do not smoke.
- Eat light, high-carbohydrate meals for more energy.
- Do not push yourself to rapid passes.
- Ascend slowly.
- Drink extra fluids.