WilChina prides itself on journeys that go above and beyond the typical itinerary. Some of our trips include more active adventures including hiking and tibet trekk, so here are some tips to help you prepare for a tibet trek.
Tibet Trek Adventure
You wake to the throaty bark of burly herding dogs, and open your eyes to take in the sunlit, smoky interior of a large black tent. Your host coaxes you out of your down sleeping bag with a cup of steaming yak butter tea, and you gladly take a sip to ward off the chill. You pull on stiff boots, glad to find that a night piled close about a yak dung fire has evaporated all traces of yesterday’s knee deep snow and left them blissfully dry. Pushing back the heavy door of the tent and emerging into the morning sun, you wonder what all those jaded backpackers you met in Lhasa were talking about when they announced so confidently that the real Tibet Trek was gone forever.
The onslaught of the Chinese tourism machine has most definitely taken its toll on the kingdom at the top of the world, and all-inclusive package tours abound in Lhasa. Tourists pay exorbitant sums to be whisked around the province in Land Cruisers, often by Chinese drivers just as new to Tibetan culture as their clients. For independent travelers there are other more rewarding options available and Lhasa is just a few days hike from a “real” Tibet trek adventure
1.Prepare for Altitude Changes in Tibet Trek
You can climb high, but go slow! When hiking in the mountains, people can experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). People respond to changes in altitude differently – both experienced hikers and first timers can get altitude sickness. Some people don’t have a reaction while others react with symptoms such as headache, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, and loss of appetite.
To avoid these unwanted symptoms and possibly a day in bed, it’s important to hike slowly when changing altitude. When going up, plan a practical journey that allows you to adapt steadily to the high altitude. Altitude sickness is not an issue when going down, so go as fast as your heart desires!
When WildChina travels to high altitudes, we plan time for rest and elevation adjustments. In the event of altitude sickness on one of our trips, our guides take hikers to a lower level to rest. Usually after some rest and water, symptoms go away.
2.Use Local Guides in Tibet Treck
In order to get a local experience during a tibet trek (and to not get lost!), it’s important to travel with a local who knows the land and language. Also, be sure to do your research or ask family and friends to find someone you can trust.
Here at WildChina we combat such issues by hiring local, responsible, and friendly guides that will add a personal touch to your already epic trekking adventure!
3. Do Your Research in Tibet Trek
From our experience, it’s important to read about the places you’ll visit, even if it’s a simple Google search! Before going on a Tibet trek trip, WildChina recommends reading these books.
4. Be Prepared for the Worst in Tibet Trek
Rainstorms every night? Unexpected injury during the tibet trek? You don’t know what’s going to happen! So, put this in mind when preparing for your hike in Tibet trek
Some things that WildChina recommends to bring for those unexpected disasters: itching cream, waterproof everything (jacket, shoes), extra batteries, headlamp, and first aid kit.
5. Have Good Hiking Boots in Tibet Trek
Do your research in buying a great pair of hiking boots. These shoes become your life (and sometimes even life saver). Yes, a good pair of hiking boots is expensive, but the money spent will be worth it during long, enduring tibet trek when your shoes are the only thing separating your feet from rain and/or snow.
6. Pack Light, but Pack Right in Tibet Trek
When it comes to trekking, you must find a balance between packing enough and not too little or too much.
WildChina provides you with top camping gear and cooking supplies, however, you’ll need to prepare some things yourself. We send out a detailed list to all of our clients beforehand to make sure you’re well prepared.
7. Prepare Your Body In Tibet Trek!
Depending on the route, some hikes can be physically challenging. To get your body ready for a long hike, it’s recommended to exercise before. It doesn’t have to be strenuous – you can do small things like climbing steps instead of taking the elevator. This is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to get ready for high elevation tibet trek. It’s best is to climb up a tall building’s staircases.
8. Have the Time of Your Life in Tibet Trek!
You may be one of the few to have tibet trek this route, so enjoy it! Take pictures and share your tales of chatting with nomads or running into a herd of domesticated yaks with your friends and family.
WildChina ventures to Tibet frequently. We explore the land with experienced guides and high quality equipment, allowing clients to experience active adventure with more comfortable travel conditions. We have two trips that are considered moderate,Expedition to Tibet’s Far West (Winner of National Geographic’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2014) and Journey to Tibet’s trek Mt. Kailash Guge Kingdom.These journeys are designed for you to discover the hidden sites that the scenic land Tibet trek has to offer.
Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, SpiceJet and Emirates are has flights to Tibet Trek, china from all metropolitan cities in India and other countries.
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