9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

School Kids Group Photo In front of Potala Palace in Tibet

Some people don’t recommend bring Children to travel to Tibet because of the climate and generally harsher conditions in Tibet may not be ideal for young children.

Besides, kids are usually getting more tired during the journey, and the constant complaining about being uncomfortable will affect your tour experiences. Traveling with small children to Tibet has both fun and challenges, and children generally generate a lot of interests during the journey, so cherish it! Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibetan travel agency advise you 9 important tips to travel Tibet with kids.

Visit Tibet will refresh you and gives you an opportunity to peek in the way of Tibetan living. Your kids will learn the meaning of respect and love, and specially a totally new culture and tradition that is practicing since centuries back.

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Chris and his family trip to Tibet with Explore Tibet

  1. At what age kids are good to travel to Tibet.

According to our experiences, we don’t recommend take your kids to Tibet if he/she is younger than 4 years old, the reason is because kids below 4 have difficulty to verbally express their problem with the altitude sickness and if their lost appetite it may get worse the situation, also younger children their main organs are not yet fully developed and there is a greater chance of getting altitude sickness.

  1. The Altitude Sickness and prevention.

It is always good for your kids to have proper rest days before arriving into Tibet, when you arrived at Tibet, it is very important to take every easy and slow on the first couple of days to get acclimatized, keep warm and try not to get a cold, then also drink plenty of water every day.

9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

A shot of family at the Drepung monastery by Explore Tibet

  1. Well prepared regularly used medicines and vitamins.

Make sure you have packed all the medicines or vitamins that your kids regularly use as sometimes it is hard to find the right medicine in local pharmacies.

  1. How to choose the tour for the kids.

When you travel Tibet with your kids, private tour will be best choice and you will have full option to adjust the itinerary based on your family interest and situation, also having the itinerary with shorter driving time is good for the kids and long drive will make the kids boring, so short driving tours in and around Lhasa and Shigatse area is ideal for the kids.

Parents need to bring Children to medical checkup, and prepare some medication according to the advice of doctors’. Besides, It is very important to prepare the medication you need to take normally since Tibet areas are very harsh and sometimes you cannot find the store nearby. Prevent the occurrence of altitude sickness, visitors should have a proper rest and avoid strenuous activities days before you get into Tibet.

9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

Yamdrok lake view from the Gampa la Pass

  1. When is the best time to travel Tibet with kids

Tibet tours are very seasonal and there are lots of Chinese tourist during the high season and specially during the Chinese holidays, Tibet high season is from June to Aug and then the most crowded Chinese holidays are first week of the May and first week of Oct, so it is good avoid these periods which not only increase the tour cost, but also tourist crowds everywhere, so the ideal dates for less crowds are in May and early June, Sept, during these months, Tibet has moderate climate and clear blue sky and then less tourist crowds.

  1. What clothes need to bring for the kids

People thought Tibet is cold and snowy, but actually during the day it is very sunny and warm in Tibet, but there is big temperature differences during the night and morning, so couple of warm jacket and pant is recommended, then if you going to Shigatse and EBC or other higher region, then you need to bring wind proof clothes and warm inners, for more detail of what clothes to bring, please contact our local travel expert at sales@exploretibet.com, we will send you full advices and recommendations.

  1. What to pack for the kids

As Tibet is also known as third pole of the earth, so it is the closest the region to the sun and solar radiation is very strong, so it is important to bring sun glasses and sun lotion for the kids, also long sleeve wears are best for protecting from the sun burn.

9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

Family trip to Lhasa with small kids by Explore Tibet

  1. Is it easy to recharge the kids video game and IPad in Tibet.

All the hotels and restaurants in Tibet have power charging access and also the Tibet tourist cars have the facilities to charge your electronic devices, so you can bring the video games and Ipad to keep the kids enjoying even during the long drives.

  1. How to choose a local Tibet travel company to travel with kids.

There are hundreds of websites and blogs online that all simulate them as local Tibetan tour companies, obviously most of them are based in outside Tibet and doesn’t have any office in Tibet, so finding local Tibetan tour agency is crucial in case if you need to change the itinerary or need any other helps to adjust the trip by meeting face to face in Tibet, instead of emailing and waiting to hear and get responded with a long loop of communication among different people with whom you book the tour and who operate the tour.

9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

Local Tibetan Travel Company – Explore Tibet

Travel is not always easy especially to the world highest Himalayan plateau region, so just treat your trip like one big adventure and cherish your experience of traveling with children, while planning the Tibet tour and enjoying the Tibet landscapes, it is always very important to book with a local reliable Tibet tour company and make your Tibet tour worry free, We are an agency based in Lhasa and locally staffed travel company, if anything happen to your Tibet tour, our local Tibetan team is always there for 24 hours and solve your problems on the spot


If you don’t have any idea of the trip and need our specialized travel expert’s help, then please feel free to drop us few lines at sales@exploretibet.com

You can also submit our Customized a Tibet Tour form online and we will get back to you in 24 hours.

“Very pleased with the driver and Yongphel’s service. Our family had a great fun and kids enjoyed the trip very much, different culture and people, Explore Tibet has customized the best tour just for my family with perfect pace and sightseeing, we will definitely recommend to others too.” _____ Ritika on July 17th, 2017