The Tibet Trekking Tour consists mostly of a hiking trip to the famous mountains and lakes of Tibet, with the path at times going from one monastery to another through remote villages. Trekking in Tibet, where the most extensive expanse of mountains surround the highest and largest plateau on earth, is an experience that you cannot get anywhere else. Generally from April to October is the best season for a Tibet trekking tour. But the best time for your customized tour really depends on your intended route. A normal winter Tibet hiking tour schedule could be quite comfortable as there are fewer people during the off season with incredibly beautiful winter scenery. A Tibet Trekking Tour is a true adventure no matter what season you decide to go. The hiking in Tibet is strenous, but the opportunity to see some of the world's most remote and untouched corners makes the effort very worthwhile. We have compiled a suggested list of trekking and hiking tours in Tibet for your reference here.
You need at least two visas for a Tibetan tour. One is the Chinese visa issued by the local Chinese Embassy in your home country; the other one is the Tibet Visa issued by the Tibet Travel Bureau. You must ask a local Tibet travel agency to apply for the Tibet Visa for you. Then, if you want to go trekking in Mount Kailash or Everest areas, Foreigner Pass and Military Permit are necessary. If your trip is booked with a Tibetan travel agency, just send them the photocopies of your passport and China visa, the agency will handle all the rest stuff to you.
If you want to trek in the rural areas in Tibet, you must wear thermal clothes. The weather in Tibet is changeable so we suggest you prepare coats and sweaters. Recommended items are following: household first-aid case, water purification tablets, tissues, flashlight, sleeping bags, comfortable walking shoes, dust mask, art knife, sun cap, sunglasses and sunscreen.
For the international tourists, traveling alone in Tibet is not allowed at present. They must be accompanied by a local guide. Actually, even if there is no restriction, we still suggest you hire a guide. The geographical conditions are so complex that you may have altitude sickness easily. An experienced guide can give you useful advice when this happens.
Altitude sickness is common for tourists to Tibet. The average altitude of Tibet is over 4000 meters. Meanwhile, almost all trekking routes have even exceeded 5000 meters’ height. Therefore, you must be fully adapted to the altitude of Tibet before you start trekking. If you feel uncomfortable while trekking, such as fever, headache, vomiting, dreaminess or loss of appetite and insomnia, please tell your guide immediately. Once symptoms of altitude sickness occur, the best treatment is to go down to a relatively lower-altitude area.
It is hard to say the specific cost of trekking in Tibet, because it depends on your trekking route and traveling time. In general, trekking in Tibet is more expensive than routine sightseeing. If you're going to trek to a relatively remote area, you need to hire an experienced driver and a knowledgeable guide.
To plan a trekking tour in Tibet, you need to prepare your trekking items in advance. Most of the trekking items can be found in Lhasa and rented after your arrival in Lhasa. The price of renting trekking items varies in different seasons. You can find a place to rent trekking items with the help of our tour guides, who will find the best prices for you.
Last week we (4 of us) traveled to Tibet one way by train and return by flight.
Upon arrival to Lhasa a tour guide Mr. Chimpel waited for us in the train station and took us to the hotel.
A first class hotel big rooms very clean and best restaurants.
The guide made a plan for the 3 days tour including all relevant sites of Lhasa and out of town.
He's very knowledgeable and I feel like being in a class.
At the end we (all the four of us) were very grateful to Amy who arrange all and our travel agency Asia Odyssey Travel.
I will definitely recommend your office to any friend who will want to visit Tibet
Most of the people go to Tibet for spiritual enlightenment. I don’t see myself a purser of religion. But when I stood in front of Jokhang Temple, watching the numerous pilgrims. I was shocked than I would have imagined. Tibet is a wonderful place from local people to the natural resource. What makes this trip extradinary is our excellent guide. He accompanied us wherever we want to and showed us local spots off the beaten track. He is pretty good at English, always shared interesting stories. I learned a few Tibetan phrases from him. The hotel arranged by our agency is well located. We were able to walk around and found local restaurant easily. Anyway, great experience
With the accompaniment of our experienced driver and guide-Lomsang. I forgot the name of our driver. Terribly sorry. He did a great job. Our guide is fluent in English, we had no problem in communicating. He made us laugh during the long drive and took care of my daughter. We had altitude sickness when we were at the tent of Everest Base Camp, he didn’t sleep well also in order to look after us. He also explained tibetan culture clearly which I find it pretty interesting. We would like to thank him for making our trip in tibet extraordinary. We were lucky to book a tour with Tibet odyssey tours.
This trip has been part of our family’s bragging card at get togethers and parties ever since we stepped foot out of Tibet. But it would have not been without the preparation and help from Xiao Yu, our tour planner from Chengdu. In addition our tour guide Julia was extremely informative and a joy to be around for those 8 days. The hotels were extremely nice and the places along the way were magnificent. Our family felt very welcomed to the area and we enjoyed the endless insight into the beautiful culture and religion (It helped out the person taking world history next year in our family). We would definitely recommend this trip to other family and friends as it is worth every single petty bit of the high elevation fatigue.
We definitely recommend to book a Tibet trip through Tibet Odyssey! We had a great trip in June，exploring beautiful lakes and Mt. Everest base camp. Our guide was super patient.
Amy local agent have done great job in arrange the 15days tour. She is always ready to answer any queries and keep checking on us during the trip. Our guide Ngawang local Tibet guy was excellent in guide and take care us individually to complete this tour without any problem.with his expertise manage guide us well and very accommodating for all our needs.
For first time traveler to TIbet, please clear all your doubts and explain well your expectations on food and accommodation so Amy will able arrange it accordingly. Overall it was pleasant trip.Thanks to Amy and Ngawang