Family Tibet Tour with Kids Tips
- by Liffity
- Last Updated: 2018-04-19
In a kid's opinion, the world is filled with beauty and adventure. Having a Tibet tour with kids is a good way for children to broaden their eyes, explore the mystery of Tibet, enjoy the local food, and understand the traditional culture. Travel with kids in Tibet, and start a meaningful exploration!
High Altitude Sickness
As the Roof of the world, Tibet is located in the west of China with the highest mountain in the world. The average altitude is very high, thus it is an adventure for most travelers who set foot in this area, let alone children. You'd better take kids to Tibet who are over four ages. Even in five, they couldn't express their feelings clearly to their parents. And the description of this syndrome explained by kids may be misunderstood as the jet lag, food safety, or even cold, which is very dangerous for kids if the treatment is delayed. The best suitable age for children to travel in Tibet is seven or eight years old. For parents, they must pay attention to the health condition of children and slow down the pace of trip.
Here are some suggestions for avoiding the high altitude sickness.
Kids should be checked by doctors whether they can have a Tibet tour. Before leaving for Tibet, parents should prepare some medicine well. Avoiding fierce activities in the high altitude areas, including running and jumping. When you arrive in Tibet, you shouldn't take a shower in case of catching a cold, or the high altitude sickness will be more serious. Trekking for kids should be avoided because of the kids' physical condition.
For most kids, the traditional Tibetan food is not as tasty as their expectation, such as tsampa, yak butter tea, yak meat, and mutton. However, besides this local food, there are still many Chinese and Western food in many Tibetan cities. You can enjoy the Chinese noodles, cuisines, Indian pancakes, American food and Nepalese lentils. Thus, there are many choices for kids. The restaurants are very clean in most cities, while the facilities in some rural areas are basic. You'd better bring some dry food or packet foods when you visit some far areas because you can only eat the traditional food whether you like or not.
If your children are under four, you can take them to Lhasa. This city is safer for kids because it is the center of a Tibet, and the living condition is higher than other remote areas. While if your children are older enough, you can take them with you to some other places.
The accommodations in Lhasa is well than any other areas. There are many hotels with qualified conditions and service, such as the Sheraton, St. Regis. But the size of the room is a little small. If your family is cannot have enough room, you can book an adjoining room connected by a door.
The rooms in some remote areas are small, and they only have one single bed. For a family, this kind of room is not enough. So they have to book an adjoining room. If you want to live in some big room, you can book the tented accommodation like Rongbuk and EBC.
Time to Visit
The best months for travelers to get to Tibet are from April to October. But for travelers who only want to visit Lhasa, you can get to Lhasa in any season. Because even in winter, the weather in Lhasa is warm. For travelers who want to travel to some other places outside Lhasa, you should not get to Tibet in cold months. From April to Mid June and from mid-October to late November are the best time for kids to visit Tibet. In these periods, the sky is clear with less cloud, and the number of tourists is less. You can have a wonderful Tibet trip in the warm season. Commonly, kids will travel in Tibet in their summer vacation. However, it is the rainy season in Tibet. The sky is not clear with many clouds. Thus, travelers cannot see many high mountains in a far distance. A great number of tourists will travel in Tibet from late July through September, so you'd better avoid the peak season during this time.
Tibet Tour Exploration
There are many places for kids to explore in Tibet. You can visit some interesting places like the holy Monasteries, the Potala Palace, Lake Namtso, Yamdrok Lake, and Tibetan schools.
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