Some Tips for Your Tibet Tour
Tibet is such a special place, which makes your travel there special too, including your equipment. Here are some tips for your Tibet tour:
1. Package: as small and light as possible
Make your package as small and light as possible while assuring that you have had all your necessities packed. Usually, a backpack of a content of below 45L is enough. And one big backpack and one small backpack shall be enough for your trekking or camping activities. Besides, a rain cover is also necessary, not only for rain-proof but also dust-proof.
2. Clothes: the warmer, the better
Due to the low temperature and big temperature difference between day and night in Tibet, down jackets and woolen underwear are all necessities.
If you want to trek in Tibet or climb the mountains, you should prepare yourself sweat free underwear. It would be a big trouble for you if there are sweats on you, for sweats may absorb the heat of you, which is very dangerous in the wild. What's more, you should know that it almost rains every day in July and August in Tibet, so all your clothes should be water-proof.
3. Shoes: trekking shoes rank first
A pair of air-permeable, warm and comfortable trekking shoes is essential for you. And hard-slide high sneakers are highly recommended to you, for they are sands-proof, water-proof and warm.
4. Water bottle: the source of life
Water in Tibet is quite pure and clean and you can even drink some of them directly. In some places on the plateau, there are hardly any people or villages and you may have nothing to eat sometimes, so add water to your water bottle and take it with you all the time, which shall be very helpful.
5. Sunglasses: not only for “cool”
Due to the high altitude and thin atmosphere, the sunshine in Tibet is very harsh and the strong ultraviolet rays may hurt your eyes easily. So good quality ultraviolet rays-proof sunglasses are really something you must have.
6. Sun cream: protect your skin
In such a high-altitude place, high quality sun cream really counts.
7. Sleeping bag: the finer, the better
In August, a duck down-filled sleeping bag weighing 1kg shall be enough warm for you. You should buy one with a feather content of more than 80% and the size of it may be as large as a big coke bottle after being compressed.