Tibet Travel Information
Tibet travel is easy and possible anyone who wishes to come to Tibet. Tibet travel permit may seem another hurdle when travelers planning to visit Tibet. We hope page would be assistance with Up to date Tibet travel advice and Information.
We do understand that there are lots of conflicting Tibet travel information available in cyberspace. But in reality, Traveling to Tibet is much easier and less complex if you come to the right Tibet travel agency and to the right person.
Tibet has a different tourism policy. it has any protectionist policies due to its geo-political-ecological sensitivity. Therefore travelers and the tour service provider must have good information about the policies and permit.
We think everyone should have in mind before booking the Tibet tour and traveling. It helps you save time, money and to find the best services.
It’s very important for you to know the little bit about the different tour options, your interest and the place you might want to visit. It is highly advisable for all to read about the Tibet as much possible.
With having little knowledge about Tibet, you can contact your service provider. Many websites and tour agencies offer different Tibet tour packages. But you must, at least, contact the Tibet travel agencies a month before your actual date of the tour. This gives you enough day for them to learn about your plan and interests. Which is very important for them to know to make you the most suitable tour itinerary. Many travel website offers lots of pre-made tour itineraries which are popular for them. But almost everyone will make the special tour itinerary for you.
Your Tibet travel service provider needs at least 10 to 15 days to process your travel permits and arranging your services like car and hotel. They are many, who claims to be a good travel agency and base in Lhasa. It is important to know that if you got in the hand of non-local tour providers, there is a greater risk of spending more money on the poor quality of service. In our experience, we came to know there are many people in a city like Chengdu and other countries with no tie in Tibet takes a huge among of money and pass their client to agencies in Lhasa at cheaper, this leads to poorer in service. So it is advisable to all the readers to find a local tour agency. it is the better option for you and you also help contribute to local economic directly
Here are other important information about Traveling to Tibet
I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.
As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.
Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.
Following are Our ways:
a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour
All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.
b) Incentives for practice
Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.
c) Staff Training every winter
Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism. We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
d) Tree Plantation
Some portion of the tour money are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.
e) Smaller group size
All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.
f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem. We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.
1: We nothing leave mother behind.
We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
2: We protect the grassland
A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.
3: Collecting the garbage along the way.
We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.
I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise. For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.
It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.