With stunning natural scenery, diverse geography conditions, and unique traditions and customs, Tibet is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. Every year, a great number of tourists who are fond of exploration and adventures heading to Tibet from different countries for the purpose of witnessing the beauty of the Roof of the World. While unlike other trekking routes in the world, trekking in Tibet is more difficult. Here are some frequently asked questions raised by most trekkers and hikers, which may make you learn more about how to plan a wonderful Tibet Trekking tour.
What is the best Tibet trekking time?
Generally speaking, tourists can travel to Tibet at any time in a year. While if you want to travel to Tibet in a warm season, you can plan a tour in the peak tourism season, from April to October. The rainy season in Tibet is on July and August. However, thanks to the high grand Himalaya mountains, the rain in Tibet is not as heavy as other places in China. It always rains at night instead of the daytime. Therefore, you can see the majestic sunrise the next morning. The air is fresh, the tree is green, the mountain is white, the sky is blue, the wind is mild, and the weather is warm, what a wonderful day. As we all know, the best trekking routes in Tibet must include some mountainous areas. While in winter, due to the low temperature and chilly climate, winter is a snowy world, especially in some remote Tibetan areas. The road condition is bad and blocked by the heavy snows. Thus, you should avoid planning a Tibet trekking tour in winter. Besides the reason for the weather, Tibet is also closed during the traditional Tibetan New Year.
What can I see when trekking in Tibet?
Trekking in such a high plateau must be an unforgettable experience for the whole life. The scenery on this plateau is stunning and attractive with white snow-capped mountains, crystal-like lakes, splendid monasteries and temples, and boundless grassland. The best way to explore the beauty of Tibet is trekking. Along the way, you will have a chance to meet the lovely sheep, yaks, wild birds, and other animals, get close contact with local Tibetan peoples and residents, enjoy peace of the ancient villages and so on.
Is it OK for trekking alone?
According to the regulations, all foreigners are not allowed to travel to Tibet alone, let alone trekking in Tibet. For non-Chinese passport holders, your trekking tour in Tibet must be arranged by a local Tibet tour company, such as Great Tibet Tour. This professional agency can arrange a small group for you which can help you reduce the tour costs at the largest extent. Besides that, the professional agency will arrange the tour guide, accommodation, tour itinerary, etc for you. So, you have no need to worry about other things when traveling. Due to the complex environmental conditions and potential risks in Tibet, a local tour guide plays an important role for a trekker or hiker. That’s why you are not allowed to trek in Tibet alone.