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What should notice or do in Tibet?

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1. How to go to Lhasa?
Take flight to Lhasa
There are planes from Chengdu, Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Nanning, Mianyang, Changsha, Fuzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen, Yinchuan, Kunming, Lijiang, Zhengzhou, Lanzhou, Diqing, Geermu, Yinchuan and Xining to Lhasa.
Located in Gonggar County, Lhasa Gonggar Airport is about 65km from Lhasa. The altitude of Lhasa reaches about 3600 meters.
Visitors will see some attractions on the road from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to Lhasa like the Yarlung Zangbo River and snow mountains.
Take trains to Lhasa
At present, there are 7 railway lines from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xining to Lhasa.
About soft sleeper tickets

  • From Shanghai or Beijing to Tibet, even though you book tickets in advance, it is still hard to get soft sleeper train tickets.
  • From Chengdu or Chongqing to Tibet, you have 20 percent chance to get soft sleeper train tickets.
  • From Xian to Tibet, there is 30 percent chance that you can get soft sleeper train tickets.
  • From Xining to Tibet, it is very possible to get soft sleeper train tickets
  • From Lanzhou to Tibet, you can get soft sleeper train tickets at 90 percent chance.

Note: before going to Tibet, foreign visitors have to join a tour group to get Tibet Entry Permit. Foreign visitors do not allow go to Tibet alone.

2. What should I do if I have altitude problems?
Visitors who take plane to Lhasa will have altitude problems after they stay in Lhasa for 12 to 14 hours. Visitors will feel dizzy, headache or nausea. It is recommended that visitors sleep for a while and sip some water. Do not run and walk slower than usual. So, it is recommended that visitors do not arrange tour on the 1st day in Lhasa.
If you feel a little fever and heart beat faster than usual, you should tell yourself calm down. It is not a big deal. If you feel it is hard to yourself, you should see doctors.

3. How are the handling procedures of Tibet Entry Permit?

  • Visitors have to join in a tour group to get this permit.
  • Examine materials (passport, visa, certification of employment and so on)
  • Provide materials
  • Materials checked by Tourist Administration
  • Tourist Administration provide Tibet Entry Permit
  • Public Security Office checks, stamps Tibet Entry Permit and paste anti-fake code on Tibet Entry Permit.
  • Tibet Entry Permit costs about 200 yuan.

4. What should I notice when I in Tibet?
Providing Tibet Entry Permit

  • If visitors go to Tibet by train, they should prepare the copy of the Tibet Entry Permit.
  • If visitors go to Tibet by air, they should prepare original Tibet Entry Permit.
  • If visitors enter Tibet from Qinghai land route, they should prepare original Tibet Entry Permit.
  • If visitors enter Tibet from Sinkiang land route, they should prepare original Tibet Entry Permit, the official document of the entrance to the military region and the document of the entrance to border land.
  • If visitors will go to Lhasa, Jiangzi or Shigatze, they should prepare original Tibet Entry Permit.
  • If visitors will go to Zedang or Mount Everest scenic area, they should prepare original Tibet Entry Permit and travel certificate.
  • If visitors will go to Ali or Linzhi, they should prepare original Tibet Entry Permit, travel certificate and official document of the entrance to the military region.
  • If visitors go to Tibet from Nepal, they should give the electronic edition of Tibet Entry Permit to the agency in Nepal.

About high altitude

  • For the high altitude and high atmosphere pressure, things will swell a little, like tooth paste, lipsticks and cosmetic. Before using them, tap them in the negative direction to prevent them to spray.
  • Use sun cream every 3 hours and use sun-proof lipsticks as well. In Tibet, people’s body will swell a little. When people leave Tibet, their body will become normal.
  • It is recommended that you do not arrange any tour on the 1st day in Tibet. Your body need get used to the high altitude, so you need a good rest.
  • Sip water. Do not gulp.
  • On the night that you just arrive, it is better that you do not take a shower. If you have to take a shower, remember to keep warm.
  • Walk slower than usual to prevent altitude problem.

In temples

  • Most temples do not allow people to take photos. Some temples allow visitors take photos for compensation. Do not touch anything in temples. Wearing sunglasses is forbidden. The bathrooms in all temples are simple and crude.

For the safety

  • Visitors do not allow enter the major scenic spots alone.
  • Visitors do not allow enter the major scenic spots more than once.
  • Visitors do not have free arrangement alone.
  • Some scenic areas have already set limited visiting time for tourists, like Potala Palace.
  • Do not talk to monks too long.

Others you should notice

  • There is a large temperature difference in Tibet, bring enough clothes.

5. When I leave Tibet, is it easy to get soft sleeper train tickets?

Take train to Tibet

  • From Tibet to Xining or Lanzhou, you can easily get soft sleeper train tickets if you book tickets in advance.
  • From Tibet to Xian, Chengdu or Chongqing, you have 80 percent chance to get soft sleeper train tickets.
  • From Tibet to Shanghai or Beijing, there is 60 percent chance that you can to get soft sleeper train tickets.

It is easily to get soft sleeper train tickets when you leave Tibet. The sceneries are very overwhelming in Naqu and Hoh Xil.  When the train passed Hohxil area, you can see groups of Tibetan antelopes running after the train. You will feel the harmony between people and wild animals.

6. If I want to go to Tibet by air, what should I know?
When you pass security check station in the airport, you may be called to take off shoe to take inspection.

  • Fly from Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, the plane will stop at Xian or Chengdu airport for a while.
  • Fly from Kunming, the plane will stop at Zhongdian for a while.
  • There are 2 flights from Xining to Lhasa and 3 flights from Lanzhou to Lhasa.
  • From Chengdu to Jiadu, the plane will stop in Lhasa for a while.

 

 

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