When is the best time to travel to Tibet?From mid of May to end of October is considered the best time to travel to Tibet. It is surprising but the summer is rainy as some monsoon clouds sneak through the Himalayas from Bay of Bengal! In September the temperature is around 20 degree Celsius and night time the temperature falls down to 5 or even less. With the increase in altitude the weather can get much
What should I do if I want to extend my vacation in China?You can obtain the Chinese visa from your country or apply here from the Chinese Ambasssy of Nepal with the assistance of AMN staff.
Do I need a passport and visa?A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is required for the processing of visa for China and then the permit for Tibet. You are not eligible to enter Tibet only with a Chinese visa. There is a separate procedure for Tibet permit and you can send your copy of passport before arrival so that AMN can process your visa.
Do I need to get immunizations?If you are arriving from Yellow fever infected zone in Africa then you need a health certificate otherwise no special immunization is required. But consulting your physician before travelling to Tibet is what we suggest.
Some recommended immunization include-
- Tetanus & Diphtheria: You should have been immunized as a kid but these shots require a booster every 10 years.
- Hepatitis A: precaution for food and water borne disease.
- Hepatitis B: This is a blood- or semen-borne disease that you are at risk of contracting if you have sex, have a blood transfusion, or come into contact with infected needles (possibly in a hospital). Whether to get immunized is your call.