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Tibet Travel Checklist - What to Pack

What to Pack - Tibet Travel Equipment

Of course you won’t forget the camera and the passport. But what other important items you need to pack for Tibet travel? Here is a thoughtful collection of the must-have items to ensure you a safe and comfortable Tibet tour.

Bag:

  • A large backpack and a smaller one. The smaller one can be used for daily activities and be put into the large backpack when necessary.
  • A waist bag to put important documents and property.

 

Clothing:

  1. It's advisable to dress in layers that can be easily added or removed as temperatures vary greatly within a day in Tibet.
  2. A windbreaker is advisable at any time of year.
  3. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes. Water-proof and warm-keeping climbing shoes are recommended.
  4. Waterproof clothing and raingear are highly recommended if you come to Tibet in July and August because it rains frequently during this period.
  5. You'd better dress in dark colored clothes as the road outside of Lhasa is very dusty and dirty.
  6. A down jacket (better with hat) together with other warm-keeping clothing is necessary if you want to travel into remote areas or to have a trekking tour.
  7. Women should avoid skirts or dresses.

Avoid Sunburn:

  1. High SPF sunscreen cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm to against intense sunlight and dry weather.
  2. Sunglasses and sunhat can protect you effectively from being exposed to the scorching sunlight.

 

Medicine:

  1. Medicine to prevent and lessen High Altitude Sickness, such as Diamox.
  2. Medicine for cold, headache, stomachache, diarrhea, nausea, insect bite, etc. such as Aspirin, Diphenoxylate, and Prochlorperazine.
  3. Band-aids or other wound dressings.
  4. Nasal ointment and throat lozenges if you are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.
  5. Multivitamins
  6. Please consult your doctor prior to your Tibet tour!

Other Equipment:

  1. A water bottle;
  2. A solar flashlight (in case of power cut);
  3. Oxygen canisters are easily available in Lhasa. You can buy them from hospitals, hotels, downtown markets, etc. if necessary.
  4. Trekking equipment (such as sleeping bag, compass and Tibet map) if you plan to have a hiking or camping tour in Tibet. Or you can buy in Lhasa.
  5. Travel light! Heavy baggage will weaken you on the plateau. But the things mentioned above are essential since Tibet is on the roof of the world and most part of Tibet is remote area.