There is no prohibition on still and video cameras,
tape recorders or radios as long as they are for
personal use or if commercial use should be registered
with a custom official. Printed matters considered
unsuitable by the Chinese government are prohibited.
Customs regulations forbid the export of art objects
created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts
deemed to be excessive.
Food & Drinks :
Tibet has only a handful of towns, and Tibetan
cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the
world. It is handy to carry anything that can
be brewed with hot water. Instant coffee, drinking
chocolate, tea (bags), soup cubes. Other food
items worth considering are instant noodles,
nuts and raisins, chocolate, dry foods and biscuits.
Business Hours Government offices are usually
closed on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.
Renmnbi, The people's money used by millions
of Chinese everyday, circulates is notes of
1, 2, 5, 10 and 50 Yuan; 1, 2 and 5 jiao; 1,
2, and 5 fen. There are also coins for 1, 2
and 5 fen. With the Chinese currency, Runminbi,
one Yuan is divided in 10 Jiao; into 10 fen.
Airport , Airport Tax
and Ticket Reconfirmation :
Lhasa Gonggar Airport is approx. 96 Kms away
for Lhasa. The airport departure tax at present
is US$ 12.00 per person. Your guide will reconfirm
the air ticket upon payment of RMB 30, which
is reconfirmation fee charged by china Southwest
Cancellation Policy :
A cancellation charge of 50 % for confirmed
bookings up to Seven Days before Departure to
Tibet will be charged after which No Refund
will be entertained, Further under no circumstances
will there be a refund on NO SHOW UPS and DELAY
Health And Altitude Problems
Traveling in Tibet involves high altitude and
can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung
problems or blood diseases should consult their
doctor before booking the trip. Very often the
cases of altitude sickness have been reported.
Simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or
stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization.
Advised, drink approx. 03 Liters. Of water per
day, don't strain your self, Move slowly, breath
deeply and take regular rests.
Clothing & Equipment