Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) October 27, 2013
As the 2013 Tibet travel season comes to a close those who couldn’t make it this year are beginning to plan their 2014 tour of Tibet. More often than not travelers come up with more questions than they can readily find answers for. Among the most common concerns are: How to pick a travel agency, how to avoid issues using money, and what kinds of things should be packed. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) has been organizing professionally guided Tibet tours for over 10 years and is here is share their advice.
How to pick a travel agency
The first and most important question travelers should ask when investigating a Tibet travel agency is: Do they offer the kinds of tours the group is interested in? For example, some travelers may want to do trekking or mountain biking. Be sure to pick an agency that supports these kinds of activities and provides equipment if necessary. Additionally, note the responsiveness of the agency to the group’s questions, this is often indicative of the experience the group will have in Tibet.
Avoid money and banking issues by planning ahead
Expect to use cash for all purchases. While most travel agencies will accept Paypal or a bank transfer, local shops and restaurants only accept cash. A variety of banks in Lhasa accept foreign ATM cards and can process cash advances from credit cards. So long as travelers alert their bank of foreign transactions before travelling in Tibet they should not experience problems getting cash.
What to pack
This is heavily dependent on the time of year and type of tour travelers will be going on. Those trekking and mountain biking can expect warm sunny days that give way to wind, rain, and possibly snow at a moments notice. Also, nighttime temperatures can dip below freezing in some areas. Well broken in hiking shoes and clothes that can be layered are the way to go. A hat, sunscreen, and lip balm will help protect from the sun; this goes for travelers on sightseeing tours as well! Travel groups will also want to bring over the counter medications along with personal hygiene items such as hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
For travelers planning to travel Tibet in 2014 these are some of the top questions and concerns. When beginning to plan a tour the amount of details can at first seem overwhelming; a quality travel agency can always help sort through the details and offer suggestions! TCTS has been operating tours for over 10 years and is always happy to answer questions. The 2014 Tibet travel season is coming up quick; travel groups are advised to start planning now.
Devin Moore, author of this release, is a travel writer and independent economic analyst based in Denver, Colorado USA. In partnership with local Tibet travel agency TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com), Devin publishes Tibet travel related information in order to spread awareness of Tibet and its people.