Accommodation on twin sharing basis at Hotel
Holiday Inn, NW or Hotel Himalayan or Hotel Yak in Lhasa, and best
available hotel and lodges enroute with daily breakfast. All ground
transfers, sightseeing tour, monastery entrance fees, English
speaking guide and airfare where applicable. All cost subject to
change at short notice.
All expenses of personal nature, airport
departure taxes, Nepal re-entry visa fee, extra cost in the event of
landslides, road blockage, hiring of porters and additional
transportation, Tibet China Visa Fee and Urgent visa charges and
separate Tibet permit.
Booking conditions & visa arrangement:
Confirmed booking should reach us 10 weeks
prior to tour departure date along with US $ 100 non-refundable
deposit per person.
Shakti Travel & Tours Will: Obtain your
Tibet visa for you and we require following details when making
Name in full
Date of birth:
Normal Visa fee is applicable if the Visa is processed on 5 full
working day basis. An urgent fee of US$ 25 additional is applicable
for the Visa to be processed in 3 days and US $ 30 additional fee is
charged by the China Embassy for the Visa to be processed within a
The Embassy of China is open every Monday,
Wednesday & Friday form 10 AM - 11 AM for China/Tibet Visa.
As Kathmandu, Capital
of Nepal is the gateway for trips to Tibet, and Bhutan, you must
allow at least 3 nights stay in Kathmandu. This is required in order
that your Tibet Visa be physically stamped in your passport. This
means that you spend 3 nights or more in Kathmandu, prior to
your departure to Tibet or complete visa formalities for Bhutan. A
15 day visa is granted at Kathmandu airport upon arrival, paying US$ 30.00. Passport size photos are
required. The Nepal visa is extendible up to three months.
Cancellation charge of 50% for confirmed
booking upto 7 days prior to departure and no refund thereafter. No
refund for no shows & late arrivals under any circumstances.
Casual wear and comfortable walking shoes are
best for Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early
mornings can be quite chilly to cold in winter months. Bring all
film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items, etc. that you will
need from home as these are difficult, to obtain in Tibet. A small
first aid kit is also preferred.
As Lhasa lies at over 12000 feet. you are
likely to experience some of the minor symptoms and discomfort of
altitude sickness (headache, mild nausea, loss of appetite) until
your body adjusts to the elevation .This can take from a few hours
to a couple of days, depending on the individual. Take it lightly,
but drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids. Proper hydration is
critical to acclimatization.
Kathmandu to Lhasa road:
The tour form
Kathmandu to Lhasa by road should be taken as an adventure and not
sightseeing tour by bus. The road was poorly constructed and is
prone to blockage by landslides, particularly from June through
September. It is very dusty and a face mask is a good idea. As you
drive to altitudes of over 17000 feet at some points, altitude
sickness becomes a real possibility and most will fee some symptoms.
You must make sure to drink plenty of fluids to help you
acclimatize. The choice of hotels enroute (except Lhasa) is
extremely limited. Hotels are basic with showers, flush toilet, a
small shop, a restaurant and laundry facilities only. Food is not
readily available enroute until the stopover hotels are reached. We recommend
you to carry packed lunch from the hotels. We suggest you bring a
canteen or water bottle with purification tablet or a water filter
pump and refill your bottles at every opportunity. Meals enroute
(until Lhasa) tend to be greasy and you may want to bring snacks or
other foodstuff with you. We therefore suggest you to carry Tinned
food. Biscuits, Chocolates, Cheese, Drinking chocolate/coffee, soup
cubes, Instant noodles, Vegemite, nuts and Rasins, Chewing gums etc.
Full travel insurance coverage, particularly
for trip cancellation and interruption is highly recommended.
The unit of currency for foreigners is Yuan. US
1=8 Yuan. Money can be exchanged at The Bank of China at Zhangmu,
Xigatse and Lhasa. Incase the banks are closed we suggest you ask
for a loan from your guide.
Risk & liability:
Shakti Travels & Tours will put every
effort to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, all
the programmes in Tibet are conducted strictly under the rules and
regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, Shakti Travels &
Tours or its Tibet counter-part shall not be responsible for any
snow, political unrest, cancelling of flight, delay arrival,
sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurring there of shall be
borne by the clients on the spot. It is most advisable all clients
to have full insurance against medical and personal accidents. A
cancellation insurance is also highly recommended.