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Try and bring the following medicines which may prove useful during your travels

l         Aspirin for pain or fever.


l         Antibiotics – consider including these if you are traveling well off the beaten track.


l         Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.


l         Multivitamins – consider for long trips when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.


l         Scissors, tweezers and thermometer.




The temperature during daytime is around 10-25°C in Lhasa but the night temperature may reach 0°C in the lake or mountain areas – a down-jacket is recommended. Darker colored clothes are advisable as the roads around Lhasa can be very dusty. The following are some suggestions on what could be useful for your visit to Tibet. 


l         Jacket: a fiber-pile jacket is ideal for evening.


l         Sweater: Wool or wool mix with a high neck for extra warmth.


l         Headwear: wool or fiber-pile ski-style cap or balaclava for warmth. A lightweight brimmed hat is good for sun protection. Inexpensive broad brimmed straw and felt hats are sold in Tibet's city markets.


l         Scarf: wool or silk is best.


l         Mittens or gloves: wool, pile or polypylene are best.


l         Bandanna or handkerchief: Bring several.


l         Cotton underwear: four or five pairs.


l         Socks: at least three pairs.


l         Shirts: A long-sleeve shirt made of wool, flannel, or chamois or a track-suit top. A long-sleeve stay-press cotton shirt for warmer temperatures. Also take two or three T-shirts.


l         Pants: For men, one pair of loose-fitting wool pants, wool knickers, or fiber-pile pants and one pair of light-weight cotton pants. Women should wear a mid-calf dress or skirt, though pants and knee-length knickers with socks are also acceptable. Shorts are not appropriate at any time in Tibet for men or women.


l         Journal, reading book, writing materials: For quiet moments.


l         Camera: You'll regret it if you don't bring one.


l         Binoculars: Good for observing birds, wildlife, and distant scenery.


l         Money pouch or belt: Safer than a wallet for keeping your passport, money, and valuable papers.


l         Pictures from home: Personal photographs of your children, pet, city, house, and so on are a great way to communicate with local people.


l         Snack foods: Nuts, chocolate bars, granola bars, dried fruit, hard candies, beef jerky and flavored drinks are good trail treats.


(Tibet Travel Expert)


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