Tibet travel FAQ

Tibet Shambhala Adventure has live chat or skype on our site and we are alwasy available to answer the frequently asked questions about Tibet travel tours and Tibet trekking tours, about how to process Tibet travel permits, how to process China visa, information about Tibet’s flight and train tours and the weather condition and what you need to bring and prepare well for your Tibet trip prior to your Tibet travel.

How do I know that your company is a legit company?
Tibet Shambhala Adventure is a fully registered Tibetan owned adventure travel company based in Lhasa and On the home page of our website, under the company profile section, you can see all the legal documents are present. You can visit here to get more information about our license and certificate. 

When do I do the final payment of Tibet trip?
The final payment of your Tibet trip must be done before the start of the trek. A full payment can be done on the time of booking or as late as after arriving in Kathmandu or in Lhasa.

What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked Tibet trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed only up to 6 months at maximum and no further than that. To have more detailed information of your Tibet trip cancellation, please visit our Terms and Condition page. 

How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as six months or a year in advance. There might have a little changes about Tibet trip cost if you book it a year in advance because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.

Can I customize trips to make them suite for me?
It is absolutely fine to customatize your Tibet trip. You can just tell us where you like to go and how many days you like to spend in Tibet so that we can customatise the best Tibet tour for you. Once you already started your Tibet tour, we can not change the trip itinerary much as Tibet tour program must go with your Tibet travel permit which was made according to your original Tibet tour confirmation.  We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not require extra Tibet travel permits.

Before a trek:
What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view Gear List section on our website.

What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming your Tibet trek. At times of emergency cases like altitude sickness evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance which includes personal and medical evacuation insurance.

How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement for the trek in Tibet?
An average physical fitness should be maintained before  booking your Tibet trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking Tibet trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.

How long will be an average walking hours during your daily Tibet trekking?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on what kind of Tibet trekking  you are going to choose.

How safe are the trekking routes in Tibet?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients safety in even the wildest region of the country. Most of the Tibet trekking programs are safe and secured.

On a trek:
How are the food and the logistics during our trek in Tibet?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We have professional Tibetan cooking team and trekking team how can take very good care during your Tibet trek. Our professional Tibetan cooking team can provide continental food and even the birht day cake at the elevation of over 5000mt above sea level. All our camping equipment was brought from Europe including our sleeping tents. They are all very well equiped and quality one.

How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
In Tibet, most of the Tibet trekking routes don’t provide lodges. We will have to camp for entire Tibet trekking tour such as Kangshung valley trekking, Ganden to Samye Trekking, Yamdrok lake trekking or Tingri to Everest base camp trek. We can get lodges during the trek around Mt Kailash only.

How much luggage is allowed during Tibet treks?
The luggage must not exceed 20 kilos. A trekking helper carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

When is the best time to Visit Tibet?
The best time to visit Tibet is from April till end of October if you are jsut doing Tibet tours and travels, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Tibet because the weather is getting warmer, the green landscape is starting to appear in Tibet during those months. If you

April, May, September and October is the best time to do Tibet trekking because you will see a very clear weather all the time during those months and there is neither rain nor snow during this period so you will have the best view of the mountains and natural landscape.

From December to March is the off season and Tibet is getting colder so ther eare less tourists to travel but it is also another good period to travel to Tibet in the winter as well because there are less tourist and more Tibetan pilgrims which make your trip more authentic. A the same time, you will get more than 30% discount on all the supplies if you travel to Tibet in the winter time.