(PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Preparing for Tibet travel from a far is absolutely a daunting task, but careful planning can eliminate risks and hassles. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service, TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com), a Lhasa-based travel agency, has updated new guidelines for tour packing in 2014. Here are a few things to remember:
Pack light. Even for long trips it is essential to pack with a minimum of clothes and other supplies, because luggage will sometimes be carried by hand, possibly in steep or rugged terrain. One medium to large backpack or rolling duffel and a day pack should be enough for a 2-4 week trip. TCTS suggests that travelers test the weight of their bags by packing them then carrying them several blocks. If they feel heavy it would be wise to remove non-essential items.
Tibetans dress conservatively and visitors should do the same. For men and women shorts are inappropriate, while jeans or skirts are recommended instead.
Travelers should be prepared to wash and rinse their own clothing. In the summer and spring the strong sunlight and arid environment dry clothes out quickly. Consider packing a portable clothesline. Because of the high altitude, it’s important to bring appropriate cold weather gear. Some areas of Tibet can get wet and muddy, so travelers should check with their Tibet tour agency about appropriate weather gear for their destination.
Essential clothing, basics:
Essential personal items, basics:
Rather than carrying too much gear on a long distance and duration international journey, travelers can ask their travel agent to provide some heavy staff such as sleeping bags, tents, mats and so on. They should check with their agency about availability and fees.
TCTS travel agent is a Lhasa based reputable Tibet travel agency focused on responsible tourism and sustainable practice.