Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours
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Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours

Update: Nov. 8th, 2012

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Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Best Time

Because the altitude of Tibet Plateau is high, the difference of temperature during day and night is great. In winter and spring, the climate is dry and cold, and the oxygen content in the air is less than in summer. Hence, the most ideal time to have Chengdu Lhasa tours is the period from May to October, and the period from July to September is the golden time of Chengdu Lhasa tours.

Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours - Tourist Expenditure

If you take flight from Chengdu to Lhasa, the price of air ticket is about 1500 CNY. If take train from Chengdu to Lhasa, the price of hard sleeper is 712 CNY and the price of soft sleeper is 1104 CNY. If you take bus from Chengdu to Lhasa, the price of sleeping berth on deluxe bus is 480 CNY and the price of common vehicle is 430 CNY.

In Lhasa, there is different standard accommodation. You can choose suitable one based on your own condition. In general, the standard room of three-star standard hotel is about 300 CNY for each night and the four-star standard hotel is about 400 CNY to 600 CNY. (All prices are for reference.)

Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Health Care

Before having Chengdu Lhasa tours, you are suggested to check on health in hospital. If find the disease about heart, lung, liver, kidney and brain, please do not start the tour blindly.

When you just reach Lhasa, you may have chest distress, tinnitus, dyspnea, headache and other symptoms caused by the high altitude oxygen shortage. You need to keep in good mood, drink more water and eat more vegetables. These symptoms may be better or disappear in five to seven days. If you can not bear, you can uptake oxygen and go for doctor. The rhodiolae is effective medicine for relieving these symptoms.

Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Toasting Wine and Tea

When you visit Tibetan family in your Chengdu Lhasa tours, the host will toast barley wine to you. When the host toast wine to you, you should first take three sips and then drink it up. That's Tibetan custom. If you can not drink wine, you should use your ring finger to dip a little wine and flick three times toward up, middle and down after taking over the wine. That's polite.

Drinking butter tea is daily etiquette of Tibet. After the guests sitting down in the house, the hostess or the children in the family will pour butter tea for guests. But guests should not drink it before the host presenting the tea. It is polite to drink at least three cups.

Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Greeting

When you greet someone in your Chengdu Lhasa tours, you should add a "la" or "geila" after his or her name. It is to express your respect. When walk on streets, you should not rush in front of elders.

Tips of Chengdu Lhasa Tours – Shopping

The Barkhor Street of Lhasa has the reputation of "Shopping Paradise" where gather various Tibetan local products, handicrafts and various things from India and Nepal. You will find what you want there. But you are suggested to bargain with the seller for a better price.

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