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Tibet

Forbidden for centuries to travelers, Tibet’s ancient civilizations and culture flourished behind a Tibet Culture veil of mystery and secrecy, capturing our imagination throughout history. But no longer is this destination for only the most daring explorers.

 

Despite years of social upheaval, Tibet’s grandeur, magic and mystery still remain undiminished.  Tibet’s breathtaking Himalayan range rises from the Tibetan Plateau; the ancient sacred domain of Lhasa, capital of Tibet and former home of the Dalai Lama. See some of the greatest monasteries and temples in Central and Eastern Tibet, where lush green hills encircle the Kichu and Brahmaputra valleys, acting as guardians to such magical places as Drak Yerpa and Lhamo Lhatso; and the far eastern reaches of fertile Kham and the grasslands of Amdo. These are but a few places D & D Treks International P. Ltd. can escort you, either by air, road and by foot. We’ll provide you with all necessary information on equipment and permit requirements. With limited travel season (April-October) advance reservations are highly recommended to assure air transport availability.

 

Tibet General Information

       Visa and Permit to Tibet?A valid passport is required for travel to Tibet. D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. will process visas for those who have booked their trip with us. Please send the following information, along with photocopy of your valid passport, to D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. for visa processing:

 

1.  FULL NAME AS WRITTEN IN PASSPORT ?

2.  DATE OF BIRTH?

3.  GENDER?

4.  OCCUPATION ?

5.  NATIONALITY?

6.  PASSPORT NUMBER?

7.  DATE OF ISSUE?

8.  DATE OF EXPIRATION

 

Weather and Climate

       Geographically, Tibet lies beyond the trans-Himalaya chain of mountains and has minimal rainfall and sunny days.  For those traveling to the Kailash region, the best time to visit is from May to September. Mid-day temperatures in this region could rise to as high as 22 degrees Celsius with evening temperatures as low as 8 degrees Celsius, to 12 degrees below zero. March to November is the best time to visit central Tibet.

 

Health

       Those in good health should have no difficulty traveling to this region. Due to the high altitude of this area, travelers may experience the effect of altitude sickness, which is characterized by mild headaches, nausea, and loss of appetite. Altitude sickness can be reduced by frequently drinking non-alcoholic liquids, such as water and juice.  Travelers are reminded to protect themselves from the strong sunlight which can cause sunburn. Those with health conditions including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy and cardiac problems should seek a doctor’s approval before embarking on this journey.??For those who have decided to join this Yatra, D & D Treks International requests that you engage in some type of health-related activity prior to your visit, such as yoga, morning walks, or jogging in order to maintain your physical fitness.

 

Currency

       The unit of currency in Tibet is the Renmbi or Yuan. As of February 2002, US $1 is equivalent to 6 Yuan 9 (Yuan 1 = INR 9). This exchange rate is subject to change.  Currency can be exchanged at the Bank of China with branches located in Zhangmu, Lhasa and other major cities.

 

Risk and Liability

       D & D Treks International (P) Ltd will make every effort to ensure that your journey is smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, please be reminded that all programs in Tibet are strictly conducted under the rules and regulations of the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, neither D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. nor its Tibetan Agent shall be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances, including, but not limited to: Government restrictions, landslides, road blockages, flooding, snowfall, political disturbances, flight cancellations, illnesses or accidents. Any additional costs that are a result of such circumstances will be borne by the traveler/s.?

 

Insurance

       All travelers are advised to purchase travel insurance that provides care and services for sickness, accidents, emergency rescue, etc., related to international travel.?? D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. shall not be responsible for the loss of personal assets and belongings of the traveler/s due to unavoidable reasons or mishap.?

 

Staff

       D & D Treks International only employs well-trained, responsible and capable staff that has successfully led many trips for European and Indian groups to this vast region. Each trip is staffed with an experienced guide who speaks English and Hindi, ensuring a pleasant and smooth journey for the group. D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. is committed to providing the best and most reliable service for each group for this, “Journey of a Lifetime”!?

 

Transportation

       D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. will arrange all overland transportation. A coach will be provided for the Kathmandu-Kodari-Kathmandu portion of the trip, and 4WD Toyota land cruisers for transport in Tibet. A support truck will carry the necessary camping gear and supplies. Yaks and yak men are arranged to carry camping gears and equipments while trekking.?

 

Medical Supplies and Services

       Medical facilities in Tibet are very basic, if at all available. D & D Treks International (P) Ltd. will provide a first aid medical kit and equipment for treating high altitude sickness, including an oxygen cylinder with mask and altitude portable chamber. All travelers are requested to bring their own first aid kits with medicines and supplies recommended by their doctor.?

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2015

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