Tibet Tour Packing Tips

Tibet Tour Packing Advice Tibet Travel Tips

Tibet Easy Tour and Trekking Adventure Packing Tips

Deciding what to pack is not always easy, but do remember the simple principle: Pack the minimum and travel light. Here we work out the Tibet tour packing list. And we hope it could be helpful for your Tibet tour. If your tour is just a conventional one, some of the trekking equipment below is not necessary.

Tibet Tour packing List for easy tour activity

  • Passport and Visa (Tibet Group visa or China visa)
  • International air tickets
  • Mobile (You do not have to buy a local SIM card. With the wifi and internet in most hotels, you can keep in touch with family or friends.)
  • Some Money in cash (RMB, or USD, Euros and etc.), or checks or Credit Card (but only a few big souvenir shops can accept credit card payment, using Credit Card in Tibet is usually quite hard and not as convenient as Cash, 15-50 USD per person a day is generally enough for the food, drinks etc. daily necessities)
  • Travel plan and addresses (you just print out the tour service voucher)
  • Medicine (see Medicine in detail as below)
  • Water bottle
  • Day backpack
  • Big travel bags (soft luggage)
  • Gloves (especially for easy tour in winter seasons, December – March)
  • Scarves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun lotion, lip balm and insect repellent
  • Pullover
  • Fleece jacket (for trips in all months except July and August)
  • Quality Socks
  • Towel (if by train, you need to have your own Towel)
  • Toiletries
  • Plastic bags
  • Knife
  • Camera, film, or rechargeable digital camera (no problem to recharge your batteries by the 2 pins or 3 pins plug in your hotel in cities or guesthouses)

Try to bring the following medicines which will be very useful during your travel

  • Aspirin-for pain or fever
  • Diamox 
  • Antibiotics-consider including these if you are traveling well off the beaten track.
  • Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
  • Multivitamins-consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate
  • Scissors, tweezers and thermometer

Tibet Trekking Tour packing List

  1. Passport and Visa (Tibet Group visa or China visa)
  2. International air tickets
  3. Some Money in cash of RMB, or USD, Euros, and etc., or checks and Credit Card (but only a few big souvenir shops can accept credit card payment, using Credit Card in Tibet is quite hard and not as convenient as by Cash, 15-50 USD per person a day is generally enough for the food, drinks etc. daily necessities)
  4. Travel plan, addresses (you just print out the tour service voucher)
  5. Medicine (see Medicine in detail as below)
  6. One or Two pairs of trekking boots if your Tibet vacation is with more than 3 days trekking involved
  7. Sleeping bags (ours are not brand new but washed after every use, you can pack your own light sleeping bag if possible)
  8. Walking sticks
  9. Water bottle
  10. Day backpack
  11. Big travel bags (soft luggage)
  12. Gloves (especially for easy tour in winter seasons, December – March)
  13. Scarves
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Sun lotion, lip balm, insect repellent
  16. Cold weather trekking trousers (fleece inside)
  17. Pullover
  18. Fleece jacket
  19. Cool Max Socks
  20. Towel (if by train, you need to have your own Towel for washing face)
  21. Toiletries
  22. Plastic bags
  23. Torch and headlamp
  24. Knife
  25. Camera, film, or rechargeable digital camera (no problem to recharge your batteries by the 2 pins or 3 pins plug in your hotel in cities or guesthouses)
  26. Watch, Compass Medicines
  27. Try to bring the following medicines which will be very useful during your travel
  28. Aspirin-for pain or fever; Diamox, Antibiotics. Please consider including these if you are traveling well off the beaten track; Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant; Multivitamins-consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate; Scissors, tweezers and thermometer

Some Books Recommended on your Tibet Tour Packing List

Books about Capital Lhasa and the Whole Tibet:

  • Tibetan History     Tibetan Culture   Tradition & arts      Tibetan Religion
  • 《Tibet Weather and Climate》
  • Tibet: 《The Lonely Planet Country Guide》
  • 《Trekking in Tibet》: A Travelers Guide by Gary McCue
  • 《Tibet Handbook: Moon Travel Guide》
  • 《Fodor’s Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan》: Expert Advice and Smart Choices: Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore On and Off the Beaten Path
  • 《To a Mountain in Tibet》 by Colin Thubron
  • 《The Mount Kailash Trek》 by Constance Roos/Sian Pritchard-Jones
  • 《Trekking Tibet by Gary McCue/George Schaller
  • 《The Heart of the world, A Journey to the Tibet’s Lost Paradise》 By Ian Baker
  • 《My Journey to Lhasa》 by Alexandra David-Neel
  • 《Altitude illness; Prevention and Treatment, How to Stay Healthy at Altitude》 by Stephen Bezruchka

Books about Kham and Amdo regions:

  • 《Footprints Tibet Handbook》 by Gyurme Dorje
  • 《Bradt Guide Tibet》 by Michael Buckley
  • 《Lonely Planet China》 (See Provincial categories)

Books about Tibetan Buddhism and other topics:

  • 《Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas》 by Bikram Grewall
  • 《Essential Tibetan Buddhism》 by Robert Thurman
  • 《Tibet, An Inner Journey》 by Matthieu Richard
  • 《Tibet, An Enduring Civilization》 by Francoise Pommaret
  • 《Tibetan Book of the Dead》 by Graham Coleman/Gyurme Dorje
  • 《My Tibet》 by Galen Rowell
  • 《Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism》 by John Powers
  • 《Buddhism, A Very Short Introduction》 by Damien Keown
  • 《Learning Practical Tibetan》 by Andrew Bloomfield and Yanki Tshering
  • 《Lonely Planet Tibetan Prasebook by San