Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
As Tibet has an average elevation of 4900 meters (16 000 feet), you are likely to experience some of the minor symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, nausea, loss of appetite...) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take from a few hours to a couple of days, depending on the individual. Take it lightly, but drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids. A proper hydration is critical to acclimatization.
The choice of hotels enroute (except Lhasa) is extremely limited. Hotels are basic with showers, flush toilet, a small shop, restaurant and laundry facilities only. The accommodation is based on a twin sharing room.
While trekking, we arrange your accommodation with high altitude twin tents. Tented accommodation includes also a mass tent for kitchen and toilet tent for toilet. Tent for just a single person can be arranged after the payment of single supplement.
Food is not readily available. We recommend you to carry packed lunch from the hotels and suggest you to bring a canteen or water bottles with purification tablets and refill your bottles at every opportunity.
Meals enroute tend to be greasy. For that, we suggest you to carry food such as biscuits, chocolates, drinking chocolate/coffee, soup cubes, instant noodles, nuts and raisins, chewing gums...
The journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu by road should be viewed as an adventure, not sightseeing tour by bus. The road itself was poorly constructed and is prone to closer by landslides, particularly from June through September. It can be very dusty and some kind of face mask is a good idea.
Tour costs include:
Air tickets Kathmand-Lhasa when applicable / All ground transfers / Tibet-China visa / Accommodation in twin sharing room basis while hotel and twin sharing tent while trekking / Daily breakfast / Lunch and dinner while in trekking / English speaking guide / Sightseeing tour / Monastery entrance fees / Camping Equipment while trekking / Porters, yaks and yak men while trekking / Trekking permit while trekking.
Tour costs exclude:
Airport taxes / Excess baggage charge / Nepal re-entry visa / Accomodation in Kathmandu / Lunch and dinner while hotel / Personal medical and travel insurance / Rescue and evacuation in case of emergency / Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, phone, tips, souvenirs...)
Risks & Liabilities
Sherpa Heritage Tour & Treks will put every effort to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. However, all the programs in Tibet are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, Sherpa Heritage Tour & Treks or its Tibet counterpart shall not be responsible for any changes and alterations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients themselves. It is most advisable all clients to have full insurance against medical and personal accidents. Cancellation insurance is also highly recommended.