Chyoger Tibet & China Treks


Treks, Tours & WorkshopsTibetan GrasslandsChinese Countryside


Visas & Packing List:
Trek preparation

Mom and Son

Visas are available from the Chinese Embassy:

You can apply for a visa 3 months in advance.  You can apply for a 30-day visa or request a longer stay.

It is necessary to either go to the embassy in person or to use a visa agency in your home country. See their sites for more information.

Packing Lists

For Tibet Treks:

  • Small overnight backpacking pack
  • Warm sleeping bag – 0 degree F
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • Teva sandals or quick-dry canvas shoes
  • 3-4 short sleeved or t-shirts
  • 2 long-sleeved inner shirts
  • 1 warm sweater or fleece
  • 1 water- and windproof jacket with some lining
  • 1 pair rain pants (or a long poncho that will go over thighs when sitting on a horse)
  • 2 pair long johns
  • 1 pair long pants
  • 2 pair wool socks, 3 pair normal socks
  • 4-5 pair underwear
  • Wool hat
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Handkerchief or small sarong or camping towel for use at the hot spring
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block
  • Pocket knife (be sure to put in checked luggage)
  • Book, journal, pen, writing paper
  • Camera
  • Small musical device if you like
  • Some snack foods and one or two freeze dried meals
  • Water bottle that can handle hot water
  • Medicinal items you often use
  • First aid items you may need
  • ATM card with Visa/Mastercard signal on it to get money
  • NO TRAVELERS CHECKS – endless trouble.  Cash is better.
Extra for China:
(even Tibet-only trekkers may want to bring these, as they are light.)
  • summer dress, tank tops for women
  • shorts
  • umbrella (or buy one)
  • small bag for days