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How to GET PERMIT to Tibet?

To get a permit you should submit the following documents and mention the following information to us. ...Details

How to GET THERE??

Arrival in Lhasa from Chengdu ,Departure from Lhasa to Chengdu ...Details

How to Deal with Hight Altitude Sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) is common at high altitudes, and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. Most visitors to Tibet will suffer from at least some symptoms that will generally disappear through acclimatization in several hours to several days. ...Details

Preparations

Medicines: try to bring the following medicines which will be very useful during your travel. Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant. ...Details

Weather in Tibet

Northern Tibet: With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer (July to August) is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet. ...Details

Weather In tibet?

Weather & Climate:
In fact, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. It is suitable for travel to Tibet from April to the beginning of November, and the best time is August and September. But if you only stay in Lhasa, you can go there anytime of the year.

Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. The thin air can neither block off nor retain heat so that the temperature extremes can be met in daytime and the same night respectively in Tibet. However it is not impossible to visit the holy snow land. May, June and September are the tourism season in east Tibet.

Most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season that starts from June to September. Usually it rains at night in Lhasa, Shigatse and Chamdo area. The rainfall may block roads and make travel difficult but the scenery at the time will be the best.

Summers mean cool nights and warm days.It can rain for days at a time in July and August,and frost in September is common.Strong winds and sand storms are not unusual,nor is snow on the passes.At higher elevations,freezing temperatures can occur any time of the year.During September at 17,000 feet(5180m),the nights are usually in the low teens to single figures.In January nighttime temperatures can drop to -33℃.(-27℃)and daytime temperatures often hover just below freezing. Tibet has a distinct rainy season and dry season, with the rainfall being very unbalanced. In spring and winter it tends to be dry and windy.

During the rainy season, which runs from June to September, the rainfall reaches 90 percent of all annual precipitation. In southern and central Tibet, it always rains heavily at night, while in northern Tibet, thunder and hailstorms frequently occur. During this season, the heavy rainfall can often brings about serious traffic problems, with roads becoming blocked due to frequent landslides.

Northern Tibet has an altitude of over 4,500 meters (14,764 feet) and its winter lasts from October through to May or even June, and is both dry and bitterly cold with an average temperature below zero. The best time to visit this region is during July and August, when visitors can enjoy fresh air, warm temperature, vast green grassland, as well as the snow-capped peaks.

Valleys and vast forest, with a humid subtropical monsoon climate, primarily occupy the southeast of Tibet. This place is a favorable summer resort due to its pleasant climate and exquisite scenery. The best time to visit this area is between May and October, when visitors can best enjoy its virgin forest, monumental canyons, holy mountains and lakes, local festive events as well as the fragrant flowers and fruits found in this region.

Central Tibet is also a good summer resort, with the best tourism season between June and September. This region is a holy land with many great Buddhist monasteries. The geothermal springs here are well renowned for their remedial abilities to cure many skin diseases. This area is also a heaven for shutterbugs during this period because of its clear air and blue sky.

The southernmost area of Tibet, with its lowest temperature being minus 34 degrees C (minus 29 degrees F), is the site where the hotspot of mountaineering exploration in the Himalayas is located. It is a must for mountain climbing enthusiasts in spite of the harsh condition.

Lastly, remember that the intense ultraviolet radiation is a big challenge to traveling in Tibet. Visitors had better be well prepared with sunglasses, hat and sun-blocking cosmetics. In addition, it is a good choice to take some medicine for many visitors will feel sick due to high altitude and insufficient oxygen.

Here is some more specific information in different areas: Lhasa /Shigatse /Lhatse /Tingri /Nyalan: Along the Friendship highway is basically in good conditions year around. But from December to February, the thawed road could make some trouble. Try to avoid August - landslide could happen in the rainy season.

Mt. Everest Area: Early May and early October are the best time to visit Mt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to see Mt. Everest's true face (if you are lucky). From December to February, you'd better not to go to this area because it is too cold - except you are real Great Adventure People.

Ali (Mt.Kailash): Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. Big rain and snow could make the journey worse. However, for those determined tourists, the appropriate time is May, June, July, September and October.

Eastern Tibet: Don't go to this area in July or August (the rainy season) because the rain could ruin the road, and make terrible landslides. In winter, the road could be frozen.

Northern Tibet: With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer (July to August) is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet.

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