Rita Jiang - Our Tibet Travel Consultant
Lhasa, Namtso Lake, Shigatse, Gyantse, Everest
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Hi, dear friends! I’m Rita Jiang, your travel consultant from Chengdu Bamboo International Tours.
I’m glad to be in this family which is full of friendliness, enthusiasm and great cooperation. During my work, I’m a hard worker to serve you with my passion, knowledge and experience. After my work, I’m an enthusiastic traveler to explore the beautiful scenery and nature like you. I’m well prepared to help to DIY the tours you want most. Right here waiting for you!
Tibet & China Travel Tips from Rita
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When is the best time for Tibet tour?
It is suitable for travel to Tibet from April to early November, and the best time is August and September. But if you only stay in Lhasa, you can go there any time of the year. Get real time weather report in different places of Tibet.
When is the best time for Everest tour?
Early May and early October are the best time to visit Mt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to see Mt. Everest's true face (if you are lucky). From December to February, you'd better not to go to this area because it is too cold - except you are real Great Adventure People.
Can I travel with children?
Tibet may not be an ideal destination for young Children. The climate and generally harsher conditions in Tibet may not be ideal for young children. The sights and attractions are not those which children like to visit and facilities will be very primitive. If you do decide to bring your young child to Tibet please ensure that you bring all your child's daily needs with you.
Are the Tibetan dogs are dangerous?
Tibetan dogs are dangerous. Do not approach any stray or wild dogs you see and carry a stick if you plan to wander off on your own or at any time after dark.
What kind of Tibet travel documents I need?
Besides a valid passport and a valid Chinese visa, you need two different kinds of permits for traveling in Tibet: the entry permit (TTB permit) and the Aliens' travel permit (if you want to visit the unopened area in Tibet). Click here to read more about "Tibet visa" and how to get them.
Purchasing for goods and services online is increasingly becoming second nature to most people with internet access and a credit card.
However, it is still daunting to purchase a large value item even though it should be covered under the credit card providers guarantees.
When searching online for a reputable Chinese tour and travel agency to arrange a trip to Tibet, such was my anxiety.
That was until I came across Tibetdiscovery.com
I used their web based inquiry form to request information and "Rita" replied to me within 36 hours, being my inquiry was made on a weekend.
Rita patiently worked with me on what was available, visa requirements, standards of hotels in Tibet, tour itinerary etc. Together we arrived at an ideal tour availability.
After paying for the tour online, the process went very smoothly and Rita gave instructions what was needed from me at each step of the process.
Everything was arranged by Tibetdiscovery.com from visas, flights, transfers from airport to the first hotel, the tour itself which involved air conditioned coaches (bus) to the various places visited over the 8 day period we booked, as well as the other hotels we stayed in along the way.
In regards to the tour itself, on balance it was excellent although we had not realized the lengths of time we would be required to travel in a bus.
Out of the 8 days, a total of 30 hours made up of 6 hours one day, 9 the next going up to the base camp at Mount Everest from Lhasa and the same on the return journey.
The tour guide "Julie" and the driver were both excellent and Julia was extremely well versed in her knowledge of the Dala Lhama's winter palace and all the many temples we visited during the 8 days.
All in all I can recommend Tibetdiscovery.com to anybody looking for a once in a lifetime visit to Tibet and the Chinese side of Mount Everest.
October 15, 2017
It was a busy day at work after such a long vacation. I didn't even have time to breathe.
We did share our beautiful pictures and emotions on facebook day by day during our journey, and off course with mentioning about about you and your great supporting.
1. The tour was arranged very well. We felt comfortable and happy all the time.
- The Guide - Mr. Dhargye have a good knowledge about Tibet history and Buddhism, speak English fluently as well. He just need to improve his photo taking skill, lol.
- The Driver is skillful and funny on the way.
Both the Guide and Driver are very helpful.
- Accommodations was ok as we only stay at night.
- Pick up services was excellent for all: Vehicles, Guides and timing. They are very helpful and we was happy with the services.
2. Yes, we did recommend your services to our friends who are planning a trip to Tibet/China after watching out journey. After all, i'll recommend you on tripadvisor also.
3,4. Lower the cost!!! Beside, we are happy that our trip was arranged by professional like you and your office.
5. I'm writing a travelogue with a lot of photos but I feel too lazy right now to translate into English.
6. We are planning to visit Nine Villages Valley in Autumn, I'll contact you when time comes.
Thank and best regards
Nguyen Bang Viet
June 22, 2016
We did need some time to get back into the Dutch normal life. We saw so many beautiful things in China & Tibet and we had a great time!
Actually we needed a vacation when we got back. Last weekend we finally saw all our pictures (2100 in total) and films we made.Thank you so much for all the arrangements! You made our trip unforgettable! The most beautiful place for us was Jiuzhaigou. So glad we went there!In blue we put our comments/advice about the trip.
Thanks again for all your hard work in putting this trip together for us.
The following picture were shared by Daniela & Wiebe.
May 18, 2016
Thanks again for organising a memorable tour.
The arrangements are very well organized with reliable services and good tour guides. I’m willing to recommend our service to those who would like to come to China. Your team is very professional and I think you will do better if you mix in more of the local visits that are not in the guide book.
May 15, 2016
Thank you for sending a follow up email. I've been back from China for one week now and have been very busy at work, so I haven't had time to write to you.
I'd be happy to answer your questions anf give you feedback on our tour experience. Below are my answers to your questions.
1. Tour Arrangements:
We had no problems at all with the arrangements of our Tibet tour. The guide and driver were always on time and never late. The itinerary went as planned and we had no problems on the road.
2. Recommending your Services:
I would definitely recommend Tibet Discovery to anyone I know who is travelling to China and/or Tibet.
3. My General Opinion:
I would say that Tibet Discovery is a good company that offers great services at a reasonable price. So my general opinion on Tibet Discovery is positive.
4. Suggestions for Improved Service:
The only problem we encountered was the fact that the Rongbuk Monastery guest house, near Mt. Everest base camp, was closed. We were led to believe that we would be staying there overnight and waking up to see the sunrise at Mt. Everest, but our guide told us it was closed and we had to stay at a hotel far from Mt. Everest. We were disappointed by this, because when we got to Mt. Everest base camp, the weather was bad and we could not see Mt. Everest. If we had stayed at the Rongbuk Monastery guest house, we would have been able to see it the following day. Aside from that, we encountered no problems.
One suggestion I have is for the guide, at some point, make a copy of the Tibet Travel Permit, to give to us. Out flight out of Lhasa was cancelled and when we stayed at the hotel Air China put us in, we were asked to show our Tibet Travel Permit, but we did not have it. They said it was not a problem, but maybe they were just being kind.
5. Pictures/Travel Blogs:
Neither of us will be writing a travel blog about our trip and I may email you some pictures sometime soon, once I've sorted through them.
Hope this feedback is helpful for you, and thanks again for everything!
January 31, 2016
Ann and have arrived back in Australia. Thank you to you and Penny for a wonderful trip to Chengdu and Tibet. Your arrangements were first class.
November 24, 2015
Many thanks for organizing this tour. Everything was well organized and I liked your service.
In order to maintain and keep on improving our service, could you please fill out the following form about our service after your whole Lhasa& Namtso tour with us?
1.How about your tour arrangements?
- They were good.
2.Are you willing to recommend our service to those who would like to come to China ?
- yes, if somebody asks me.
3. Your general opinion on us?
- you did a good job.
4. What will be your suggestions regarding how to improve our services?
- Some permits/tickets were quite late which made me nervous - but maybe I'm just not used to this shortterm-arrangeements.
5. Do you plan to write (or have already written) a travelogue or a story to share with your friends? Would you like to share it with us and our clients? We would be happy to publish it on our website. Photos often tell more than words and we would appreciate if you share some of them with us.
No, I can't do so.
6. Frankly, our company can also provide online the whole China travel services, I hope we have chance to serve you again!
- ok. Maybe next time...
October 25, 2016
Everything on the trip went exactly according to plan.
The Terra Cotta Warriors were a great sight as expected. Your guide in Xian was well informed and fluent in English.
But the Victoria Anna trip was even better than expected. The 5-day trip was a real pleasure.
Keep up the good (great) work, and I am sure that you will collect more and more fans along the way.
With kindest regards,
September 24, 2015
I am now back at my residence after a very memorable trip to Lhasa.
For this extra-ordinary trip, I cannot thank you enough for your help and support.
As is well known, a visit to Tibet/Lhasa requires various other Government permissions/permits.
All of this was handled with seamless efficiency by you.
Normally, a trip of this sort to an exotic land and 'parts unknown' would be fraught with anxiety, with many last-minute plan changes and difficulties, but I must confess that everything went extremely smoothly and according to plan during this trip, and for this I must thank you and your organization for taking care of everything right up to the last detail.
I had insisted on the train journey from Xining to Lhasa (and return) by soft sleeper, and this too was no problem for you, with the tickets being purchased and delivered to my Xining Hotel without any hassles.
But, even the best arrangements can be improved upon, so I would like to give you two suggestions that might help to make this travel experience even more unforgettable.
1. I know that I had insisted on going by train from Xining to Lhasa, but I would suggest that you try and point out the physical difficulties to your clients (whenever they insist on going by train to Lhasa).
Xining is situated at 2300M height, hence does not pose any problems. Lhasa is situated at 3600M and the possibility of mild High-Altitude Sickness is common, but it is the train journey which traverses Tanggula Mountain Pass (5230M) which poses a challenge to most travelers, with severe headache and nausea lasting for a few days.
The best course of action would be to fly directly to Lhasa and then take the return by train (by which time the body has become somewhat acclimatized).
Further, after having read all the previous reviews, and the recommendation to take Diamox well before the journey, please note that Diamox is not available in many countries, hence you could recommend some Chinese medicine which is readily available in China (I took GAOYUANKANG capsules - given by the Lhasa Hotel doctor which helped me immensely). This should be included in your Confirmation Letter Advice column (or a general statement mentioning that various very effective Chinese medicines are available to combat the ill-effects of High Altitude Sickness, and that it is suggested to start taking the medicine on departure Xining).
2. I was fortunate to have attended a show of "Princess Wencheng" (Tibetan Culture Legendary Opus), and I can quite honestly state that I have never before seen any grand opera with such a massive stage (mountainside sloping upward), such a huge cast of characters (quite easily more than a thousand), such grandeur in costumes and presentation. Simply stunning props, sound and lighting, and even an English translation on the side screens.
I have seen many shows around the World, but this show is right there at the very top. It is somewhat expensive (tickets start at 380 Yuan), but, for those interested in Tibetan culture, History and pure spectacle this will be an unforgettable thrill.
Will it be possible for you and your company to make arrangements with the show's organizers and thus provide discounted tickets for your clients.
It is also possible that your foreign clients (who will all be interested in Tibetan culture aside from the historical monuments) may not be aware of this show, and would gladly attend if given the chance.
Lastly, I must thank my local tour guides Tashi and Chimee who took a lot of care, were very very knowledgeable, and tried their very best to ensure that we were well looked after (including helping the elder members of our group).
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any traveler contemplating a visit to Tibet, as it will surely result in an efficient, hassle-free travel experience, something that we all look for, but quite often do not get.
With kind regards,
June 15, 2015
Just wanted to say thank you for organising our trip to Tibet and the cruise. It all went really well and we had a fantastic time.
One small bit of feedback - the tour guide in Tibet was a very nice
gentleman, but he was a bit difficult to understand sometimes as
his tibrtian accent was very strong.
But that other then that everything went really well.
thanks again for all your help.
May 17, 2015
Yes I am loving it, the people here are so nice and friendly! And the city is so beautiful!
I got a lot of nice souvenirs for my friends and family and some nice things for myself also.
I plan on coming back here hopefully next year!
November 27, 2014
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