Of course you won’t forget the camera and the passport. But what other important items you need to pack for Tibet travel? Here is a thoughtful collection of the must-have items to ensure you a safe and comfortable Tibet tour.
Learn before leaving:
Equip yourself before setting out with a basic knowledge of Tibetan folklore, customs, religious beliefs, life style, natural and cultural sights, which will make for a smoother visit.
Situated high above sea level, Tibet has fairly cold weather even in summer. Air temperature falls as the elevation rises and differs dramatically between daytime and night. Lhasa, the capital city, could have a temperature during daytime of around 10-25 Centigrade, but at night, temperature may plummet to 0 Centigrade or lower. You had better bring thick, warm coats when traveling Tibet. The roads are very dusty so consider wearing dark colored clothing. Do not forget a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a backpack and a waist bag, which will make you move more freely.
High altitude medications:
In the first few days after arrival, you may experience some degree of altitude reaction. Colds, insomnia and digestive disorders are common. In addition to the normal medications for traveling, like the Aspirin and Ibuprofen etc, it is advisable to take anti-altitude sickness drugs to cope with oxygen deficiency. You'd better ask your doctor for suggestions.
1. A large backpack and a smaller one. The smaller one can be used for daily activities and be put into the large backpack when necessary.
2. A waist bag to put important documents and property.
Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet because of its high altitude and the atmosphere. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. Strong UV is harmful to both eyes and skin, so don't forget to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, lip creams and sun block.
Sunglasses: Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet because of its high altitude and the atmosphere. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. Strong UV is harmful to both eyes and skin, so don't forget to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, lip creams and sun block.
1. A water bottle;
2. A solar flashlight (in case of power cut);
3. Oxygen canisters are easily available in Lhasa. You can buy them from hospitals, hotels, downtown markets, etc. if necessary.
4. Trekking equipment (such as sleeping bag, compass and Tibet map) if you plan to have a hiking or camping tour in Tibet. Or you can buy in Lhasa.
Travel light! Heavy baggage will weaken you on the plateau. But the things mentioned above are essential since Tibet is on the roof of the world and most part of Tibet is remote area.