Himalayas Trips
holiday in Nepal with Experienced Guide
Trekking in the rich Buddhist culture, warm-friendly locals, traditional village, land of worlds heritage, high alpine valley's in the shade of the giant peaks of 'Mt.Everest'
Everest base camp
An excellent journey with time to marvel the beauty of the surrounding area and to merge in Khumbu's Sherpa culture, unmatched view point from Kala Pattar (5,545m) with face to face and ever exciting Everest Base Camp which are extraordinaryviewpoints for 4 of the world tallest peak.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Standing on the Red Hill on Beijing C. Road, Lhasa, the Potala Palace is the highest of its kind in the world. The palace was first built in the seventh century and was damaged in the eighth century.
Tibet Overland Tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Standing on the Red Hill on Beijing C. Road, Lhasa, the Potala Palace is the highest of its kind in the world. The palace was first built in the seventh century and was damaged in the eighth century. In the 17th century, it was rebuilt by the Fifth Dalai Lama in three years.
This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks
Pokhara City Day Tours
This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.............
Holy Gosaikunda Lake
Holy Gosaikunda Lake
"Holy lake Gosaikuda is highest lake from Langtang trekking region and it is surrounded with 108 lakes, small to medium in size. The holy Gosaikunda Lake is sacred among of both Hindus and Buddhists".
Thorung La Pass 5416m - Annapurna Round Trek
Thorung La Pass 5416m - Annapurna Round Trek
Annapurna Circuit is popular as Annapurna Round Trek goes counter clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul and  Thorung La Pass 5416m though singular combination of delightful thick and lush forests, long array of surrounding ever smiling snowcapped mountains.
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Tibet Useful Information
Tibet time is 8 hours ahead in winter and 9 hours ahead in summer than the GMT, same as Beijing standard time and 2 hours 15 minute (winter)/ 3 hour 15 minute (summer) ahead of Nepal standard time i.e. +5.45 hours.

The currency is the Chinese Yuan (ISO code CNY), divided into 10 Jiao or 100 Fen. However, money within China is called RMB (Ren Min Bi, people\'s money).
Notes are available in denominations of 100, 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan, 5, 2 and 1 jiao, and 5, 2, and 1 fen. Coins are 1 yuan, 5, 2 and 1 jiao, and 5, 2 and 1 fen.
Note: As with most currencies, there are counterfeits. Banknotes printed from 1990 have a metal thread woven into their fabric.
There is no prohibition on still and video cameras, tape recorders or radios as long as they are registered with a custom official. Printed matters considered unsuitable by the Chinese Government are prohibited, Customs regulations forbid the ex- port of art objects created prior to 1959 or souvenirs in amounts deemed to be excessive. There is only one airport in Tibet and only one international flight to Kathmandu, Nepal is in operation.


Airport Bus - shuttle buses between the airport and the civil aviation center on Nyangrain Road in Lhasa. It takes one and half an hour for 30 yuan one way.
Mini-Bus - the main public transport means in the city areas. The fee is two yuan disregard the distance. Buses Nos. 1 and 2 go to the Long-Distance Bus Station via Norbu Lingka while Buses Nos. 3 and 4 go to the Drepung Monastery and Bus No. 5 gets to the Sera Monastery.
Tricycle - it is available in city proper. Each accommodates two persons and costs three to five yuan.
Taxi - its fee is 10 yuan in the city proper. But it can be bargained for the fee to a place outside the city area.
Bicycle - it can be rented from many hotels and travel services. The fee is two yuan for one hour and 20 yuan for one day.

Clothing accessories

From Oct. to March warm clothes are required due to c- old and from April to September only light clothes will be enough. However, a jacket and a sweater are advised through out the year as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time. The recommend items are: A domestic first aid kit, water purification tablets, toilet and tissue papers, flashlight, sleeping bag, comfortable walking shoes, dust masks, utility knife, sun hat, sun glasses, suntan lotion and a limited number of clothes.


Even there are many Chinese/Tibetan restaurants in Zhangmu, Nyalam and Shegar, food are comparatively poor and so if you are taking a tours to Lhasa some dry food items are recommended. You can also bring cup, spoon along with tea/instant soup as every guesthouse / hotel provides hot water in thermos. While you are in Shigatse and Lhasa all kind of foods are available. If you are taking trips outside, you should bring enough food as it is quite difficult to get in other parts of Tibet. In this regard High Mountain brings all the supplies and staff from Kathmandu in our entire trekking group.

Health & altitude problems
Tibet traveling involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lung problems or blood diseases should consult their doctor before booking the trip. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been reported. Simple headache; fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Some advice: drink approx. 3 liters of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.

A combined travel/medical insurance coverage, particularly for the trip cancellation and interruption is strongly recommended. Such policy requires for most tours booked in your home country.

Tibetan Language and writing

The Tibetan language is classified as one of the 23 Tibeto-Burman languages spoken within the border of the present day China in the Himalayan region. Generally the dialects among Tibetan comprises U-key spoken in the central and western Tibet, Kham-key spoken in the far-eastern Tibet that is under the Sichuan province in the present day and Amdo-key spoken in northern Tibet that is under the Qinghai prefecture of Gansu province, but there is a common Tibetan writing among all Tibetan irrespective of regions and location, Tibetan writing is date back to 7th century, during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, he sent his minister Thonmi Sambhota to India to study the art of writing, and upon his return he invented the Tibetan script by researching several years at the Phapongang monastery, the form of the letters is based on an Indic alphabet of that period, he devises a new syllabary of 30 consonants and 4 vowels to suit his own entirely different Tibetan language. Thon-mi Sambhota wrote eight treatises on Tibetan grammar, two of which survive. Since then Tibetan writing undertaken by numbers of improvements different periods.

Prayer flags
Tibetan prayer flags were eventually adopted into Tibetan Buddhism with prayers or messages of hope and peace printed on it. The colors of Tibetan prayer flags are significant in five different color, and it symbolize five basic elements in a certain order, blue stands for the ether, or wind, white for air, red for fire, green for water and yellow for earth. Prayer flags depict mantras of different deities and protectors, such as Tara, Guru, Chenrezig and so on, prayer flags can be placed inside of a room in your house, and traditionally they were placed outside of house. Tibetan hang the prayer flag on clean and windy spots like high passes and river side that is why you see heaps of prayer flags on almost every passes in Tibet.
Tibetan Thangka painting

Thangka painting is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form, which has been practiced in Tibet since from 7th century. Thangka simply is the Tibetan word for painting.
Thangka is a painting of various deities and venerable teachers such as the historical Lord Buddha Shakyamuni rimmed by colorful silk. These images inspire through their beauty, but also, a painted deity is a visual support for those who practice meditation.
The origins of Thangka painting is dated back to Buddha time and stretch even further. Lord Buddha lived about 2600 years ago in India, where He taught the Holy Dharma to a large following and also instructed and inspired many artists. The painted image had its origin in the country of Magadha, which is Bihar of     central India, where Buddha was enlighten under a Banyan tree there. As Lord Buddha\'s Teachings flourished in India beyond His lifetime, His Teachings spread to neighboring   countries like Tibet. Thangka painting was introduced in Tibet from Nepal in the 9th century.
Song and dances
Tibet is also known as “Ocean of songs and dances”, dancing and singing is extensively spread throughout Tibet since from centuries ago, songs and dances are widely categorized as wedding songs, love songs, archery songs, circular dancing songs, folk songs, drinking songs, labor songs as so on, they are deeply connected with their daily life, specially during the festivals people spend whole days of dancing and sing with their traditional dresses.

Sky burials
The Tibetan custom of sky burial in which corpses are dismembered and fed to vultures has attracted mixed feelings of revulsion, fear and awe among outside visitors. Yet it is important that the custom is no the only means of disposing of the dead in Tibet, but it is the most popular throughout the Tibet.
Since Tibetan are strongly practicing Buddhism and believing death and rebirth from their own Buddhist teachings. Following the moment of the death, the consciousness or spirit will leave from the deceased body and the body is thought to return to one of the elements- earth, air, fire, water or wood.

Lhasa Posts and Telecommunications Office Address: at the entrance to Beijing W. Road and east of the Potala Palace
Open hours: 9:00-20:00 (from Monday to Saturday) and 10:00-18:00 (on Sunday)
Telegraph Building Address: at the entrance to Wucha Road in eastern part of the city
Open hours: 8:00-24:00

Note: Also there are many public telephone booths and offices in which you can make an international phone call in the city proper.

Useful Telephone Directoty
Local phone directory 114
Long-distance call inquiry 113
Weather forecast 121
Emergency Department of the Region\'s People\'s Hospital 6322200
Emergency Department of the region\'s Second Hospital 6322115
The region\'s Foreign Affairs Office 6324992
Foreign Affair Office of the region\'s Public Security Bureau 6324528
Civil Aviation Ticket Office 6322417
Chengguan District Taxi Co. 6323762
Police 110
Fire alarm 119
First-Aid Center 120
Code for Lhasa 0891

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