Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes is the rule of Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful in a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.
WHAT TO TAKE
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.
BRING WITH YOU
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose, namkeen etc. Strong water bottle. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit – no two ways about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’ conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of Diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent acute sickness from high altitude) on this tour.
RISKS & LIABILITY
Shangri-La Voyages and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Shangri-La Voyages and its associates shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Deposit of 25% of per person cost has to be made after the trip has been confirmed. Balance payment to be made 14 days prior to the commencement of the trip.
The trip will be considered as canceled if the final payment is not received when due. No refunds will be made for unused trip arrangements – transportations, hotel accommodations, meals, sightseeing, trek days and others after the trip commences.
We will not be responsible for any change of itinerary incurred due to bad weather, flight cancellations, and illness of clients, any political disturbance or damage/blockade of roads. All expenses arising out of these unforeseen circumstances will have to be borne by the client.
We suggest the clients to take appropriate travel insurance in the country of residence to cover the following:
All payments if incase the trip needs to be cancelled.
Emergency helicopter rescue, evacuation and medical expense Insurance is mandatory for all treks going above 3,500m (11,000ft) and must include helicopter rescue.
Loss of money if incase the trip needs to be cut short or extra cost if trip has to be extended due to unforeseen interruption or personal reason.
FLIGHT DELAYS AND CANCELLATION
The flights in & out of the mountains in Nepal are weather dependent and that have been cased that flights have been cancelled for several days. Appropriate policy is to be purchased to cover.
RESCUE & EVACUATION
The client will be required to bear all costs of rescue and/or medical services that may incur on his/her part even if they are or are not insured. We strongly advise that an insurance policy covering the above details is obtained and copy of the policy to be.
Shangri-La Voyages, Kathmandu, Nepal will try to provide best service available in the area. However, Shangri-La Voyages will not be responsible for any change or incidents occurred during the tour due to unavoidable circumstances such as: government restriction, political unrest, religious activities, acts of terrorist, road blockage, natural calamities, delay or cancellation of flight, sickness, accident, loss of baggage or loss of life etc. Therefore, any extra cost incurred by any of the incidents should be settled by guest. In such situation, if any help is rendered by Shangri-La Voyages or its associates and employees by taking help on payment such help should not be construed as service and the tour operator will not be liable for deficiency of service.
Although, every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy at the time of preparing this information, we shall not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions and reserve right to vary, amend or cancel.