Here you'll find all kind of usefull information about traveling to Tibetan areas or other regions in China.

When should I visit?

June through September is the ideal time of year to visit Tibetan areas. The weather is the most ideal and more of the Tibetans are out in the grasslands living nomadically. Many of the festivals and competitions occur during this time as well. Losar, the Tibetan New Year Festival is usually around February and is a great time to see traditional Tibetan culture.

What about altitude sickness?

Your travels in Tibet can have you traveling at altitudes from 2000 meters to 5000 meters (6000 feet to 15,000 feet).  We recommend you bring western medicines for high altitudes and to consult your doctor before you go.

Are there other medical concerns?

Besides altitude sickness, some travelers have a difficult time adjusting to new foods spices, and bacteria. It is not uncommon to experience stomach issues. We encourage you to take some medicine with you to help cope with an upset stomach.

What happens if…?

We try to manage the unexpected for you as much as possible, but traveling in rural Tibet is an adventure. So be prepared for the unexpected – landslides block roads, cars break down, bad weather creeps up, etc. With that in mind, once you sign a contract with us, you do accept that changes in the itinerary may occur.

What about the bathroom?

Because of a lack of infrastructure in some rural areas sanitary standards are not always up to par with Western standards. Toilet paper is usually not supplied in public toilets, so before you leave for a trek take pack some toilet paper with you. Bring along a sense of humor and an adventurous spirit and you should be fine. 

What are the different Tibetan areas?

There are three main areas and people of Tibet. The Lhasa area is known for its historical and religious significance. It is seen as the main source of Tibetan culture.

The Kham area is known for business and culture. Visiting the Kham area you see a colorful culture and will be able to experience different schools of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

The Amdo areas are known for the grasslands and nomadic life. They were historically the horse riders. There are also monasteries and beautiful scenery here.