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Another beautiful yet over-crowded lake. And be careful here too - my friend lost her hat due to strong wind. Tourists were queuing for taking picture with a stone. After we took picture at this touristic area, our local tour guide brought us down about...More
Gettimg there is part of the adventure- hairpin turns up and down mountain passes- beware of the locals demanding 10 rmb per person to take photo along side tibetan mastifs, goats and yaks. The view of the lake is spectacular from above and equally from...More
For Buddhism, this is one of the sacred lakes in Tibet region! Splash the water upon you to be blessed! Make your praying by the lake. Hope you’re protected from all evil spirits. Meet the Tibetan mastiff, take some photos with him n give a...More
The drive from Lhasa was in drizzle and low cloud so we weren't sure what to expect, but as you get more into the hills on what is a very alpine style road climb, the views become increasingly interesting. As the morning developed the drizzle...More
On 7th July 2018 our group of 14 from Sri Lanka travelled in a private coach from Lhasa to Shigatse. Though we looked forward to a day of sight-seeing during this tour, we were unfortunate as the sky was cloudy most of the way with...More
one of the absolute highlights of our retreat trip to Tibet, which was challenging on many levels (increased altitude leads to increased need to go to the toilet and you'll need to be prepared for the 'rudimentary' hole-in-the-ground toilets around Tibet. I suggest a face-mask...More
Response from Cheng Ing S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is mandatory for foreigners to travel with a guide from a registered China tour guide company which will apply for your Tibet permit. There are police checks at various points and the tour guide will collect your... More
Yes, it is mandatory for foreigners to travel with a guide from a registered China tour guide company which will apply for your Tibet permit. There are police checks at various points and the tour guide will collect your passports for inspection. It would be extremely inconvenient to travel backpack style in Tibet. I’m not sure if it is possible. Places of interest are very far apart and some places have no accommodation, public transport is scarce and you are highly unlikely to be able to hitch any rides. We were a group of 10, so we could go on a private tour which was customized to our requirements.
Response from LuizDutraNeto | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We took a car with a driver and a guide from Lhasa to Gyantse, with short stops on the banks of Yamdrok Lake, Kamba La Pass (4.794m), Karo La Pass (5.039m) and Sim La Pass (4.330m). Surrounding us, peaks over 7.000m... More
Hi. We took a car with a driver and a guide from Lhasa to Gyantse, with short stops on the banks of Yamdrok Lake, Kamba La Pass (4.794m), Karo La Pass (5.039m) and Sim La Pass (4.330m). Surrounding us, peaks over 7.000m high. The total trip took five hours and I would say Yamdrok Lake and Yamdrok Hydropower Station are about half way to Gyantse. Roads conditions were excellent by that time, and Chinese kept them extremely well. There are many check points on the road and your guide will take all procedures. Sometimes, Chinese guards will want to see you, so you have to step down the car and present your passports and transit-visa in Tibet. Just formalities.
About altitude. I was 60 years old then and altitude was a very heavy burden to me. Continous headaches, very tired (specially after showering), difficulties to breath. Besides that, Tibetan food is very spicy and I always had a hard time looking for something at least mildly spicy. I took liters and liters of ginger tea and ginger soup, as well as Chinese medicines for altitude discomfort. I didn't feel much better after tsking them. But, at least, I didn't get worst. If you have further questions, let me know. Enjoy TibetM