Important things to know
BOOKING AND VISA
The clients should have confirmed the tour reservation at least thirty days before departure along with advance of 25% of the cost and the following passport information:
(1) Name (2) Sex (3) Nationality (4) Passport number (5) Date of birth (6) Occupation.
We require three full working days to obtain a TIBET/ CHINA Visa. The client should be available in Kathmandu during that time.
50% of the cost will be charged for confirmed bookings upto 7 days prior to departure to TIBET after that NO REFUND will be made. NO refund for no shows and delay arrivals whatsoever reason.
Nepal Mountain Trekking guarantees the departures of all tours with minimum number of persons mentioned in the programs and based on seat-in-coach. However, operations of tours are subject to road condition and flights.
HEALTH & 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 rare cases of altitude sickness have been report-ed. Simple headache; fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Some advice: drink approx. 03 liters of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.
From Oct. to March warm clothes are required due to c- old and from April to September only light clothes will be enough. However, a jacket and a sweater are advised through out the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time. The recommend items are: A domestic first aid kit, water purification tablets, toilet and tissue papers, flashlight, sleeping bag, comfortable walking shoes, dust masks, utility knife, sun hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion and a limited number of clothes.
Full travels insurance coverage, particularly for the trip cancellation and interruption is strongly recommended.
RISK AND LIABILITY
Nepal Mountain Trekking will do every effort to make your journey a pleasant one. As Tibet Tourism Authority strictly conducts all the Tibet programs, we will not be responsible for any change/alteration of programs, sightseeing in restricted areas, problems, accidents, loss of personal belongings etc. In such cases, the clients have to bear the extra cost on the spot.
THE CLIENTS TRAVEL TO TIBET AT THEIR OWN RISK.
We strongly recommend our clients to be protected by insurance to cover accidents, health, emergency evacuation, loss or damage of person belongings. We can also arrange this coverage upon request at extra cost.
A separate form has to be signed by the clients accepting the mentioned conditions at the time of booking the tour.
There is no prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with a custom official. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese Government are prohibited, Customs regulations forbid the ex- port of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts deemed to be excessive.
Government offices are usually closed on SATURDAY afternoon and all day SUNDAY.
The unit of currency for foreigners is Yuan. US$ 1= 8 Yuan at present and can be exchanged at the bank of China at Zhangmu, Shigatse and Lhasa.
The airport departure tax at present is equivalent US$ 12.00 per person.
AVERAGE CLIMATE LIST IN LHASA AREA
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