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A trip to the "Roof of the World" guarantees to be an amazing experience. The majestic moonlike landscape and the stunning cultures make this one of the world' s most alluring destinations. The 5-day tour covers the main highlights of Tibet, which are easy to access to visitors.

Lhasa, in the southeast part of Tibet, surrounded by colossal mountain ranges to the north and south, is the heart and soul of Tibet, its center of politics, economy, religion and culture. Not only the world famous symbol of the enigmatic power of politics and religion, the Potala Palace, is a great and breath-taking site of this city. Also for example the Jokhang Temple is an UNESCO site, the spiritual center and the holiest shrine of Tibet.

The beautiful highland region of Shigatse is located where the Yarlong Tsangpo River joins the Lichu river, in the southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Its population consist of 16 nationalities which mainly inhabit the Brahmaputra valley with a few in the pastoral area of the west.

Southwest of Lhasa, southeast of Shigatse, lies Gyantse. It is the third largest town in Tibet and most famous for its stunning KumBum, a place of great religious and artistic importance.

We will stay in Lhasa at 3,658 meters above sea level, then in Shigatse at 4040 and in Gyantse at 4044 meters above sea level.
People respond to an increase in altitude differently, with responses including general discomfort, breathlessness, poor sleeping patterns or limited capacity for physical exertion. Please consult with your local travel clinic or physician for specifics about altitude sickness and your personal health.

Travel in Tibet:

01. At the beginning of arrival to Tibet, you are better not to eat greasy and hard food, because it'll increase the burden of your digestive system. Do not smoke and drink alcohol, and eat more types of food that are rich in vitamins like vegetables and fruits.

02. Tibet is cold in winter, cool in summer and generally dry and windy.

Remember to bring sun block, hat and lip cream, sunglasses with good ultraviolet protection. Drink plenty of fluids during your trip.

03. The temperatures between day and night can be quite different. Clothing should be simple and consist of layers which can be added or removed as the temperature varies during the daybecause being cold is one of the reasons for causing acute altitude sickness.

04. Doing everything on the Tibet plateau, you have to feel like you are on the moon, slow and slow and slow.

05. Each person has a different tolerance for altitude. The symptoms of mountain sickness include headache, nausea ,shortness of breath, and dizziness. All of these symptoms are normal. There is nothing to worry about.

* 06. Canned oxygen is available and useful for thin air like Tibet. An Oxygen pillow can be provided one time by the Local Travel Agency to the clients during your stay in Tibet without fee. After that clients have to buy their own from the hotel or nearby shop.

07. Avoid taking a shower on the first day in Tibet. The shower may use too much of your energy andand make you fatigued.

08. Prepare your own medicine for normal sickness. To help with the high altitude symptoms there is some herbal medicine to buy in lhasa.

09. In the airport, if someone volunteers to load your luggage into a van or carry the bags from the hall to the bus,please do not hand your things to them.

10. Most of the hotels in Tibet will provide heat during the winter. They will not provide air conditioning during the summer. This is because of the large difference in temperatures between day and night during these seasons.”

11. June to August is the golden season in Tibet(it is also a raining season at same time). You can enjoy blue sunny skies. It can be cool in the morning and evening.,especially when raining. During these months you will see the snow-capped mountain tops,so clothing should be consist of layers which can be added or removed as the temperature changes during the day. A warm windbreaker and sturdy, comfortable shoes are recommended.

*12. Any bank credit card can swipe in the machine in the hotel and shops in Lhasa, but it doesn’t work in Gyantse. There is no Bank of China in Gyantse.

Best time to visit

Travel is possible at all times of year. Peak season runs from May to mid-October, when there is adequate oxygen and less headache. Summers are warm, but not really hot, though the sun can be very strong due to the altitude.
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