Essentials for Tibet Holiday

Essentials for Tibet Holiday

Essentials for Tibet Holiday


The temperatures fluctuate considerably during the day in Tibet. The mornings and evenings can be cool, but if the sun is out, it can be quite warm during the afternoons. It is best to dress in layers that can easily be taken off and added as the day goes on. Mountain passes can have wind, so having your coat accessible is recommended. Comfortable, broken-in hiking shoes or walking shoes (hiking boots not required on non-trekking journeys)


  • Pair of comfortable shoe of your choice if you are not trekking
  • Cotton socks and woolen socks
  • Underwear
  • Thermal underwear
  • Field shirts & long-sleeved (Sun is very strong so it’s good to wear full sleeved shirt)
  • Trouser (technical if possible)
  • T-Shirts
  • Micro Fleece or warm fleece Warm pajamas for overnight
  • Lightweight hooded rain Jacket
  • Warm hat and Gloves (2 pairs in case you lose)
  • Sun hat that covers your neck
  • Warm gloves
  • Scarf or Buff – for warmth and sometime works to protect against cold wind or dust

Clothing (If you are Trekking)

  • Pair of walking boots for trekking with spare laces
  • Down Jacket if you are trekking in high altitude or if you are traveling (Nov—April)
  • Trekking trouser (technical if possible)

Sundries & Miscellaneous:

  • Daypack ( approx. 2500-3000cubic inches )
  • Always carry your passport, Tibet visa copy (original copy), some copy of pp size photo)
  • Sunglasses with high UV protection or if you wear prescription glass (carry extra pair as it can easily break or lose)
  • Small thermos for tea/hot water (optional)
  • Hot Bag to keep your bed warm(best medicine when you are trekking or traveling in remote area)
  • We recommend to carry water proof duffel bag for your main luggage for such adventure tour and long overland drive.
  • Watch
  • Water bottle 1-2 liters if you are trekking or traveling to remote area
  • Any prescription medications you require including malaria pills, if applicable
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit or other snacks of your choice if you are traveling in remote area
  • Trail map and Guide book (some of the guides books are not allowed in Tibet)
  • Chips stick or Lip guard
  • Earplugs for light sleeper

Sundries & Miscellaneous (If you are Trekking)

  • Flash light with battery backup if you are trekking or traveling in remote area
  • Small bag or plastic for dirty clothes
  • Water bottle 1-2 liters if you are trekking or traveling to remote area
  • Inflatable pillow (optional) every tea houses will have pillow
  • Good quality sleeping bag of 4 season if you are trekking or traveling in remote area
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellent
  • Travel wash – 100% biodegradable
  • Hand warmer
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Walking poles if you are trekking
  • Water purification tablet if you are trekking enough for the duration
  • Repair kit – needle, thread, safety pins, and small pair of scissor

Personal Toiletries:

  • Trekking towel
  • Antibacterial Gel or Wet wipes
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    Toothbrush/Paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet paper/Travel tissue

 Personal Toiletries (If you are Trekking)

  • Trekking towel
  • Small mirror

Medical Kits:

  • Personal medicine or antibiotics (please share your medical history and any condition with BATE team)
  • Paracetamol, aspirin or similar what you prefer
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Sun cream good quality
  • Lip salve (zinc blocks are good for burnt lips)
  • Insect repellent
  • Anti blister plasters
  • Doralie rehydration powders (please do ensure you have enough for whole time)
  • Diamox (please consult with your doctor before you plan take it) or consult with BATE Team
  • Extra Optional Items

Luggage to bring

For any trekking or adventure holiday, we recommend you to carry wheeled duffle bag and day pack, BATE supply semi water proof trekking kit bag during the trekking who sometime carried by porter/donkey/yak. You can leave your duffle bag safely in hotel store room with unnecessary items. However, if you are not trekking, you will be using your own bag throughout the trip.

Equipment rental:

If you are traveling to Tibet from Nepal. You can buy or rent almost every trekking equipment in Kathmandu in reasonably fair price. There are branded shops, local trekking gears shops as per your budget. BATE will be happy to recommend any some of the reliable trekking gear shops. However, if you are traveling to Lhasa from China mainland, you can only buy most of the trekking gears.  BATE offer good quality, clean gears on rent such as down jackets, sleeping bag and walking poles. Please contact BATE TEAM for further information.