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Deposit of full payment should be made to reserve the arrangements as per the regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau at least 30 days before departure. Prices are quoted in United States Dollars. All payments must be made in US Dollar.

All amount of payment should be paid/transfer or bank deposit in Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks Current A/C on Himalayan Bank Limited, Tri Devi Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, and we are to be advised of remittance by fax. Contact us for paying by Credit Card. Bank Draft and personal checks will be also accepted but you need to inform us before.

You will be required to advise us the arrangement required of clients with details of your Passport Copy, Occupation and arrival/ departure flight/date information. Clients traveling to Tibet should arrive in Kathmandu at least 2 days prior to departure to Tibet and to process the Tibet Visa/Travel Permit through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Chinese Embassy is open for visa application from 08 AM to 11 Am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If one wish to get the visa in one working day is also possible by paying surcharge of emergency visa fee. We advise to obtain double entry Nepal visa from Nepalese Embassy/Consulate abroad or obtain the same arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Free baggage allowance is 20 Kg per person.

Any cancellation made up to 10 days prior client's arrival in Kathmandu, 50% of total payment will be charged and if made less than 10 days before tour date, no refund will be made as per the policy of Tibet Tourism Bureau.

No partial refunds will be given for unused rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or trekking and Expedition arrangements for any reason whatsoever.

Travelers, who sign up for Tibet trips, will be exposed to health risk because of the nature of terrain and trail in Tibet. In the event of illness, accident or delays beyond our control, Nepal Footprint Holiday (P) Ltd., or its agents will not be held responsible or liable for damages. Please keep in mind that you travel at your own risk. If any emergancy case Nepal Footprint Holiday help to you fromany angel but that cost you have to pay as extra.

Those with chronic health problems should consult their doctor before making travel plans for Tibet. Most people visiting Tibet rarely suffer more than mild discomfort before getting acclimatized. Some people use DIAMOX to prevent the sickness. You will be in the higher passes for about half-an-hour. In fact, you are much less susceptible to high altitude sickness in Tibet, because you do not strain yourself. Please consult your doctor if in doubt . Drink lots of liquids. General First Aid Medicine and Oxygen vor Emergancy are provided by Nepal Footprint Holiday but not all. Please prepeare if you are useaing soem of special mecicine. Our guide are well train about the altitude sickness and some of the normal degies not all.

Money can be exchanged at Bank of China and its branches in Zhangmu, Xigatse and Lhasa. Hard currencies are exchanged for YUAN at approximately 6.2 YUAN to the1 US$ and is re-convertible at the said banks when leaving Tibet/China. If you need that service on hand we provide you that service before departure in Tibet. From Kathmandu.

Declare money and other valuables like jewelry and electronic goods while entering and also at exit. Any curios must be declared with proper receipts available only from Government Shops when leaving the country. Religious books and paper are not reccommended while touring in Tibet.

However, for loss arising from your change, unless reconfirmed by us, you should be responsible for this loss. Nepal Footprint Holiday has no responsibility for whatever change caused by weather and airliner service. Should there be any additional charges resulting from such changes, the clients are required to pay on the spot.

Nepal Time is + 5:45 of Greenwich mean time and China time is 2 hours and 15 minutes ahead of Nepal time in winter and 3 hours and 15 minutes in the summer.

Road between Kathmandu Friendship Bride is Narro, sometime can be closed by landslide before 20km form to Tibet border and it can be disrupted during monsoon. Some parts above friendship bridge and above Zhangmu is not in condition some time. Porters are provided in these areas to cross the border and immegration because border we have not allowed to drive. During monsoon, if it rains heavily, road will be flooded with water between Xigatse and Gyantse, so we have to detour via Northern highway. We use Southern highway via Gyantse and Yamdrok Lake. It involves the crossing of a pass Karo - La which is 5010m high. But now a days less chances to get all that problem because the road condition are much better then before.

The food is still not very good at Zhangmu and Xegar and some placess in Tibet. Since there are some restaurants along the way, those who have nepali cook they offer good food rest of difficult. We advise you to take few, dried fruits, biscuits etc. For return journey, you can buy at Lhasa. Also you can take a cup, spoon, tea and instant soup. Every guesthouse or hotel provides a big thermos full of boiled water. In supermarket you can have many beverages and drinks like Lhasa Beer and mineral water.

When you meet the Tibetan
The tibetan people are most highlighted on the tibet tours. They are very friendly. If you meet them you can say hello (Tashi Delek) is comon word to Tibet and Thuche Tse mean (Thank You)

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