Tibet What to Pack

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Tibet What to Pack

  • Worth it's weight in Gold - Toilet Paper

    Something to really keep in mind with all the long drives in Tibet. Many passes and road side stops have toilets however there is no toilet paper. If you have to go, remember to keep some in your pocket. Also, hotels will give a limited supply of toilet paper. Check to see that the hotels have enough in the room before you are in an awkward...

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  • Medication Recommendation -...

    Drinking water from a tap is not recommended at all and many hotels will even have a sign posted over the sink. However, even if you are careful you can still get a case of diarrhea. Check with your doctor about a prescription for Ciprofloxacin. "Cipro" is a broad spectrum antibiotic. It works well against bacterial pathogens responsible for...

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  • Medication Recommendation -...

    Acetazolamide is usually sold as, and better known as, Diamox. This is a diuretic used to help acclimate to high altitude. Diamox is not a cure for Acute Mountain Sickness! A short explanation of how it works is it tricks the body into thinking there is an increase of CO2 levels, thus deeper breathing to compensate. Diamox can be taken as a...

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  • Money - Should You Take Your Plastic...

    My old (2005) travel guide gave the general impression that taking a debit/credit card to Tibet, and especially replying on it, is nothing short of madness. And if you're going outside of Lhasa without a ready supply of cash you must be certifiable. Thankfully, Tibet has gone a long way since then - I've visited Tibet relying entirely on plastic...

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  • Be careful

    Warm clothing for mornings and nightsClothing for hot noons Diazomid, Diamox or a similar pill against altitude sicknessSun blocking products with high UV factors (cream, clothing, hat, etc.)Dermatologic or cosmetic creams against dry skin. The climate is so dry; it sucks the water of your bodyLubricant eye drops: Again, climate is dry and sun...

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  • Vaccinations

    Necessary: Hepatitis A, 3-in-1 vaccination for Tetanus, Diphtheria and PolioRecommended: Hepatitis B, vaccination against typhus, as the hygienic condition is not always good. If you are planning adventure trips through the countryside lasting more than 4 weeks you should consider vaccination against Japanese encephalitis and Rabies.

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  • Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit...

    If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,What can happen...

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  • Pack everything!

    Bring a bag you won't mind getting dusty. Even inside a bus mine got covered in dust! Tibet in Spring and Summer can get very warm during the day and really cold at night. Dress in layers.Be aware many hotels do not have heating and it can be freezing at night, altho they usually provide lots of duvets and blankets.Bring sunglasses as the glare...

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  • What you should bring on the train to...

    For the hard seat from Golmud to Lhasa, large luggage can be stored at the end of the rail car and smaller bags can go up in the overhead compartment. I recommend travelling with a maximum of two bags; one that's carried on your shoulder or back and the other with a single hand. Polarized sunglasses are a requirement for Tibet, and you might even...

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  • Extreme Backpacking

    I have a backpackers soul. I like to travel as light as possible and as packed as necessary.Which means on a trip for a month I only travel with my small army backpack.It is 50x35x25cm only!(If you are travelling with your girl things look different of course.Romantic travelling is more convinient travelling)Medicine is most important.Toiletpaper...

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  • Poncho, not for the rain !!!

    Comfortable shoe and warm clothes. all the drugs you need, toiletries available in Lhassa supermarket PONCHO : I like to take a poncho with me because I feel it comfortable, light, efficient and strong against the rain but in Tibet my friend used it as a hideaway when she used nature for toilet !!! Ladies, Don't forget it !!!!

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  • Tibetan toilets

    Bring some wet tissues and toiletpaper. Because the tibetan toilets are very basic. There is only a hole in the ground, no flushing, no water to wash your hands and certainly no toiletpaper. The picture is showing a very good model, this one has dividing walls. If you bend over the hole your neighbour can't see you.

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  • Don't Leave Home Without It!

    Dragging along a sleeping bag is a MUST. Make sure it's covered because if you're doing a roadtrip over land like we did, you'll see more dust than you can ever imagine. Even though your bag is piled on top of the vehicle, it's not exempt from the dirt and dust that kicks up from any living thing passing over the roads. And believe me - you'll want...

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  • Tashi delek!--and don't forget to do...

    For those who happen to be browsing these pages (and for those of us, myself included, who may need occasional reminders), I offer the following:Bring some patience. Things don't work here like they do at home--wherever home may be. If you're from the US (in particular), the whole notion of time is often quite different and not at all what you...

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  • Everything you need

    Layered clothing since the day & night temperature differs quite a great deal. Also, at certain time of the year, esp. during season changes, most hotels do not have their heater on! So, thermal is a necessity if you want to sleep well.In addition, hot water supply is restricted to only certain time of the day. Take note of this. Do bring your...

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