Tibet Travel Necessities: Passport, visa, flight tickets, money, credit card, travel plan, camera, film, batteries, toiletries, cosmetics, knife, watch, day bag-pack, big travel bags (soft luggage), water bottle, journal, reading book, writing materials, binoculars, family pictures and snack foods.
Tibet Travel Medicine: In the first few days after arrival, you may experience some degree of altitude reaction. Colds, insomnia and digestive disorders are common. In addition to the normal medications for traveling, like the Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Antibiotics, cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges, nasal decongestant and vitamins etc, it is advisable to take anti-altitude sickness drugs to cope with oxygen deficiency.
Tibet Travel Sun-proof Items: Sun radiation is extremely strong in Tibet because of its high altitude and the atmosphere. The sunlight in Lhasa is so intense that the city is called Sunlight City. To protect your eyes and skin, don't forget to pack your sunscreen, sunglasses or dark glasses and lip creams and sun block.
Tibet Travel Clothing: Situated high above sea level, Tibet has fairly cold weather even in summer. Air temperature falls as the elevation rises and differs dramatically between daytime and night. Casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes are the must for your trip to Tibet. Make sure to take warm clothing as it is quite chilly and cold during the nights and early morning. The roads are very dusty so consider wearing dark colored clothing. Clothing suggestions are as follows:
A fiber-pile jacket, wool or wool mix sweater with a high neck, wool or fible-pile ski-style cap or balaclava, wool, pile, or polypylene mittens or gloves, scarf, several bandanna or handkerchief, four or five pairs of Cotton underwear, at least three pairs walking socks, a long-sleeve shirt made of wool, flannel, or chamois, or a track-suit top, a long-sleeve stay-pree cotton shirt for warmer temperatures, two or three T-shirts, one pair of loose-fitting wool pants, wool knickers, or fiber-pile pants, and one pair of light-weight cotton pants, cold weather trekking trousers, two pairs of trekking boots.