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What to Pack

What emotions come to mind when you think about a Tibet travel - happiness, excitement, and enjoyment. But apart from the joyous feelings there is a feeling of tension which is related to packing. Most people become anxious when they decide what to take and what to leave. The fear of forgetting something important torment them very much. In this guide, we will give you a list of basic things which a visitor should take while traveling to Tibet.

Necessary Documents to Bring to Tibet

  • Passport and Chinese Visa. Do bring your valid passport, Chinese visa as well as maybe some of your certificate photos and other important documents or materials needed for your travel.
  • Tibet Travel Permit. It refers to a piece of paper listing the group participants on a Tibet tour, which is needed before an airline ticket can be purchased. You can apply for a Tibet travel permit on your own or contact a travel agency to help you arrange it.
  • A Card with Your Personal Information. Make a card with your personal information on, including your full names, nationality, home phone and address, in case you are ever in trouble.
  • Printed Itinerary. A guidebook is also helpful for you to know more about your destinations and will save time when traveling.

Basic Packing Items for a Tibet Travel

This is the most important part for traveling to Tibet. Apart from some likes and dislikes of the person the decision should also be based on the weather conditions of Tibet.

1. Clothes, Shoes and Equipment

  Clothes & Shoes Sun-protection & Rain
Spring A thick cotton jacket plus general thermal underwear, pants, sportswear with thin long johns, comfortable underwear.
  1. Sunglasses
  2. Mask can not only protect you from getting sunburned but also keep you warm at night.
  3. A sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher.
  4. Umbrellas:Tibet summer is a rainy season. (often rains at night),
Summer T-shirrs (4-5 short sleeves and long sleeves), casual trousers, light jacket (night), sweater, high-top outdoor shoes.
Autumn sweaters, jackets, thick coat and thermal underwear, sports pants and thinker long johns
Winter Sweaters, down jackets, sports pants plus thick warm long johns, gloves, scarf, a hard-soled shoe
Clothes Packing List for Traveling to Tibet

Note: Do not wear clothes that are too revealing, especially when you pay a visit to some sacred monasteries, since Tibetan society is very conservative.
2. Medicine 

It is important to take some essential medicines in case you get sickness in Tibet. You can consult your doctors for advice. Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit - consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.
  • Diamonx, you need it in case AMS happens
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  • Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  • Antifungal cream or powder - for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  • Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
3. Foods: High energy foods & drinks: Energy bar, chocolate, beef jerky, and some high energy drinks, etc.

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions please contract us, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit
January 15, 2020 05:11

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen
January 15, 2020 07:54

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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