Tibet Tour Operator TCTS Helps Visitors Gear Up for Visit with Expert Preparation Tips
Arriving well-prepared for a tour of Tibet is crucial to creating the unforgettable experience travelers dream of. With the fall 2015 travel season right around the corner, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) shares expert preparation tips.
During the 2015 travel season, travelers have discovered that arriving well-prepared for a tour of Tibet can make the difference between an unforgettable experience and an uncomfortable experience that’s unforgettable in a not-so-good way. Tibet stands out as unique among popular travel destinations. However, combined with its high altitude and sometimes harsh environment, a trip to Tibet may require potential travelers to consider a few things before making the trip. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) shares expert preparation tips.
Avoid altitude sickness:
Feeling mild altitude sickness is fairly run of the mill. However, there are steps that can be taken to minimize symptoms. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS recommends staying well hydrated both before and after arrival and getting plenty of rest. The air is very dry, so normal respiration and perspiration can cause the body to lose oxygen and dehydrate much more quickly than one would expect. For this reason, it's best to avoid tobacco and alcohol consumption for the first few days.
Be aware of money and banking differences:
The biggest thing to remember here is that credit cards are generally not accepted anywhere; travelers who come to Tibet thinking that they can maintain their expenses on a credit card are headed for trouble. Should an emergency crop up on a Tibet tour, many major banks can process cash advances. Reliable ATMs can be found throughout Lhasa, while those that accept foreign cards can be sparse in other areas.
What to pack:
This can vary based on the time of year and type of tour. Being prepared for cold temperatures is advised, even in the summer. Clothes that can be layered are the way to go. Comfortable walking shoes are crucial. Also, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS suggests bringing sunscreen and lip balm to protect you from the sun and wind.
Traveling in Tibet is a special experience that often changes visitors’ perspectives of the world around them. However, this comes at the cost of the additional preparation needed to handle its unique environment. Successful travelers will be rewarded with interesting cultural experiences and world-famous scenery. With the 2015 travel season wearing on, now is the time to plan a tour!
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