Please start to get in shape now. A good 30 minutes walk, jogging daily, stretching and regular exercise should put you in the right shape (concentrate on your heart and legs – Aerobics). Porters or Yak will be carrying the bulk of your equipment, but it is recommended that you bring a good day pack and are fit enough to carry shacks, filled water, bottle/canteen, food/snacks, camera, film, map, jumper, sun hat, first aid kit, lightweight rain gear, extra clothes, etc.
This is an environment-related condition that can affect anyone who ascends too rapidly to high elevations without acclimatizing properly. Suggest reading any book on trekking that has a chapter on this and also consult your doctor. Please note that Diamox has to be taken by all participants as a precautionary measure. Our advice: Drink at least 4 liters of water a day, do not exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take more rest than usual.
We recommend that you insure yourself against sickness, Emergency rescue, accident hospitalization, cancellation, etc. as we accept no responsibility for damages or expenses which may arise from mishaps to
persons or their belongings during the tour.
Clothing for both extremes of Climate and Temperature. While driving to Tibet, it will be warm inside the vehicle and light clothing is required. But as soon as you step out of the vehicle, warm clothing will be required to keep off the cold winds of the Tibetan Plateau. Evenings will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required. We recommend that you bring along the following clothing and accessories with you:
Down Jacket – One (Can be rented in Kathmandu @ approx. US$1.50 per day)
Warm thick pullover & thin pullover – One each
Warm Pants- two
Light loose cotton Pants- two
Warm windproof jacket – one
Cotton full sleeve T-Shirts- four
Thermal under pant/long – two
Thermal vest/warm full T-Shirts – two
Raincoat with hood/poncho (should be roomy) – one
“Broken-in” pair of ankle-high walking boots and one extra shoelaces
Light tennis shoes and light rubber sandal
Warm woolen socks – six
Light cotton socks – six
Large cotton or silk scarf – one
Warm gloves/mittens – one
Soft paper tissue and handkerchiefs – plenty
Monkey cap and sun hat – one each
Towels (one big, one small)
Personal first aid kit
Toilet kit, Nail Clipper, scissors.
Flashlight with extra batteries (3 sets)
Water bottles – unbreakable (min 2 liters capacity).
Notebook, pens, and pencils.
Camera, films, and extra batteries for the electronic camera.
Pocketknife, sewing kit, butane cigarette, lighter and ChapStick, moisturizers, money pouch/belts, etc
Water purification tablets.
Health Considerations (Especially for Kailash Tour):
All participants should be medically fit to travel in altitudes of 5700 meters. We do ask you to bring along your own small first aid kit (available at pharmacies).
Some of the items we ask you to bring in the kit are:
Antiseptic cream or wound disinfectant: iodine and tube squeeze cream.
Foot care and blister treatment: Band-Aids, adhesive roll, and strips, gauze pads, moleskin. (Please, bring trusted and broken-in walking boots).
Gauze pads: 3″, at least 6 pads; Gauze roll: 2-3″ rolls; Adhesive Tape: 2″ roll.
Ace bandage for the ankle. Elastic bandage 3″ roll.
Water disinfectant tablets
Antibiotics: (Triethoprim/ Sulfamethoxazole- Bactrim DS or Septra DS – double strength (160mg/s 800mg). Antidiarrhoeals – Lomotil and pepto-Bismol tablets and make sure you bring Charcoal tablets. Please see your doctor for more advice concerning antibiotics and antidiarrheals.
Diamox: 30 tablets. It is a must that every participant takes Diamox from the day of their arrival in Kathmandu, this is for a precaution measure taken so that participants do not fall ill due to high altitude. Please consult your doctor regarding Diamox. * Anti-inflammatory: Advil, Rufen, or Mortin. Aspirin/Tylenol or general painkillers.
Strong Sunscreen Oil: Skin Antibiotic Cream/ Antifungal Ointment. Lozenges/strepsils (plenty).
Small scissors and knife, waterproof matches, safety pins, thermometer, lighter, dehydration salt (electrolytes) Packets. Foot powder and Cream. Heat Balm for muscles/joints. Vicks inhaler/vapour rub. Chapsticks.
Risk & Liability :
Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd 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 regulations of the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. or its Tibet counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alterations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, and political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurring thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot. It is most advisable for clients to have full insurance against medical and personal accidents. Cancellation insurance is also highly recommended.