Tour/Trek Check list

Visiting Tibet requires proper preparations. There are many things you must pack before you fly to Tibet. And these things depend upon the places you are going to visit in Tibet and the activities you are planning to do. Upon various factors let's categorize the materials and things you will need in Tibet into 4 categories. These categories are based on your necessities while visiting Tibet.

  • 1. Tibet Travel Necessities: these are the things you shouldn't miss to pack before you head for the airport. Passport, visa, flight tickets, money, credit card, travel plan, camera, film, batteries, toiletries, cosmetics, knife, watch, day bag-pack, big travel bags (soft luggage), water bottle, journal, reading the book, writing materials, binoculars, family pictures, and snack foods.
  • 2. Tibet Travel Medicine: The first few days in Tibet will be a bit tough for you. Your body will take time to get acclimatized in the Tibetan altitude and its weather. You are suggested to pack the following medicines before you start your Tibetan adventure. Colds, insomnia and digestive disorders are common. In addition to the normal medications for traveling, like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Antibiotics, cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges, nasal decongestants, and vitamins, etc, it is advisable to take anti-altitude sickness drugs to cope with oxygen deficiency.
  • 3. Tibet Travel Sun-proof Items: As you already know Tibet lies is a very high altitude. Places in high altitudes have thin air that is neither capable of blocking the intense sunlight nor capturing the warmth of sunlight. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. To protect your eyes and skin, don\'t forget to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses or dark glasses and lip creams and sunblock.
  • 4. Tibet Travel Clothing: Tibet has a crazy temperature fluctuation. You will be amazed by how the temperature rises in sunlight and how fast the temperature falls in the shade and in the nights. Due to its location in the high altitude, thin Tibetan air can neither block the intense sunlight nor hold the warmth of sunlight. Even summer has chilly and cold wind so you are urged to be prepared for that. You consider the following list of clothes to keep yourself warm in the Tibetan climate:

A fiber-pile jacket, wool or wool mix sweater with a high neck, wool or fible-pile ski-style cap or balaclava, wool, pile, or polyphenylene mittens or gloves, scarf, several bandanna or handkerchief, four or five pairs of cotton underwear, at least three pairs walking socks, a long-sleeve shirt made of wool, flannel, or chamois, or a track-suit top, a long-sleeve stay-free cotton shirt for warmer temperatures, two or three T-shirts, one pair of loose-fitting wool pants, wool knickers, or fiber-pile pants, and one pair of light-weight cotton pants, cold weather trekking trousers, two pairs of trekking boots.

Note: because of the rapidly rising and falling temperature, it will be easier for you if you carry layered clothes, instead of bulky and thick clothes.

Trekking gears

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Daypack
  • Boots
  • Camp shoes/sneakers
  • Tevas and/or sandals
  • Socks
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Light wind jacket
  • Down jacket/vest
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Trekking pants
  • Thermal tops
  • Thermal bottom
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Light gloves
  • Down/synthetic camp booties
  • Duffel bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch/Headlamp
  • Camera
  • One liter water bottles
  • Water purification/filter
  • Pee bottle
  • Film
  • Books
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Camp towel/towel/sarong
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medicines
  • Money pouch/belt
  • Energy bars
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Extra passport photos
  • Bandana/scarf