TIBET: General Information

Thirty percent of total bill should be made to reserve the arrangement as per Tibet regulation at least 15 days before to travel. Generally, prices are quoted on USD, however, payment can be made in equivalent Euros or other currency as well.


Mode of payment:
An advance amount of payment should be made by wire transfer, however, it would be possible to pay by credit card as well. If payment made by credit card then four percent bank charges will be added to the amount and you need to contact to us for credit card details.Wire transfer to be made to our account number 019 01625790027, Swift code HIMANPKA,  Himalayan Bank Limited, Tri Devi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu,Nepal and we are to be adviced of remittance either by email or by fax. 

Documentation 
You need to provide us the details of travelers such as:

Full name exactly appears in the passport
Date of birth
Passport number
Date of issue
Date of expiry
Sex
Nationality
Occupation
Arrival/departure flight details
Contact information such as a) name of your employer/school and day time phone number  b) Address of your employer/school and night time phone number c) Your home address and your email
If trip goes from Kathmandu, client need to arrive in Kathmandu at least two days prior to departure to Tibet to process the Tibet Travel Permit(TTB) at Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu as it opens for visa application from 10 AM to 11 AM every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If one wish to get TTB permit in one working day is also possible by paying urgent fees.
Scan copy of passport along with passport size photographs are required.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation made 7 days prior to arrive in Kathmandu 50% of of payment will be charged and if made less than 7 days before tour departure, no refund will be made as per the Tibet Tourism Bureau policy. 

Refunds
No partial refunds will be made fro unused rooms, meals and sightseeing trips or trekking/travel arrangement for any reason or so what.

Altitude sickness
People with health problem like chronic disease should consult with their doctors prior making travel plan to Tibet. Most people visiting Tibet rarely suffer mild sickness and worry about it.We suggest not to worry and increase the courage. While being in and around in Lhasa, you should take more water and not to take any diamox to prevent but hold those diamox if sickness take place.If any doubt, please consult with your doctor. 

Risk
Injury, accident, illness while on the trip exposed health risk.In the case of illness, accident or any delays beyond our control, Heian Treks or its agent will not be held responsible for any kind of loss. Just keep in mind that you are traveling on your own risk. 

Money
Money can be exchanged in Kathmandu, Zhangmu, Xigatse and Lhasa. American dollar, Euros and other currencies are exchanged for RMB. The exchange rate are published into the respective banks daily and placed on the notice board. 

Food and hotels
The hotels and restaurants are basic in Nyalam, Lhatse. So that we advice to take some dry food and also you can take a cup, spoon, tea and instant soup as every hostels will provide you a full of thermos hot water. 

Lhasa flight details

From To Flight no. Flight days Departure Time Arrival Time
Kathmandu Chengdu CA-408 2,4,7 10:45 16:55
Lhasa Kathmandu CA-407 2,4,7 10:40 09:40
Kathmandu Lhasa CA-408 2,4,7 10;45 14:05

Note: In peak time, flights are available on Friday and Wednesday as well but these schedule can be changed without prior notice. 

Lhasa Temperature

GAR NYALAM TINGRI SHIGATSE LHASA DAMSUNG TSEDANG
  ° C ° C ° C ° C ° C ° C ° C
  Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Min Max
Jan -3 13 2 -9 3 -17 9 -11 8 -4 2 -18 9
Feb -3 -15 3 -9 5 -15 8 -8 9 4 1 -11 10
Mar -4 -15 6 -4 8 -15 11 -4 13 4 4 -8 14
Apr -4 -15 8 -3 12 -7 15 1 17 3 7 -3 17
May 6 -10 11 1 16 0 21 5 22 7 13 2 23
Jun 15 2 13 7 18 5 23 7 24 11 17 -4 24
Jul 20 9 14 7 17 8 22 8 22 10 17 6 22
Aug 18 7 13 7 17 8 17 7 21 8 14 5 21
Sep 13 4 12 5 14 3 17 7 20 8 12 3 20
Oct 4 -13 7 -3 10 -14 13 0 16 3 9 0 19
Nov 2 -17 6 -7 4 -15 10 -13 9 -5 6 -5 15
Dec -2 -18 2 -8 2 -17 4 -12 5 -9 6 -15 8

Time difference
* 8hrs ahead of GMT
* 2hrs behind Australian Eastern Standard Time
* 4hrs behind New Zealand
* 13hrs ahead of Canada Eastern Time
* 16hrs ahead of Canada Pacific Time
* 13hrs ahead of US Eastern Time.
* 16hrs ahead of US Pacific Time.
* 2 hrs 15 minutes plus of Nepal time


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