Q:1. How strenuous is this trip?
A:This journey requires a normal level of physical endurance and it passes through the Tibetan Plateau, with the highest point being 3500 meters above sea level which may result in mountain sickness for some travelers. People respond to an increase in altitude differently, with responses including general discomfort, breathlessness, poor sleeping patterns or limited capacity for physical exertion. Please consult with your local travel clinic or physician for specifics about altitude sickness and your personal health.
Q:2. Do I need a Tibet Travel Permit for this trip?
Q:3. What kind of hotels are we staying in?
A:RealChina selects comfortable and well located hotels in each place,which makes your stay pleasant and easy.
Q:4.What kind of guide service do you offer?
A:RealChina believes that the local guides understand their culture and nature best, and these passionate guides are pleased and proud to share their wealth of local knowledge with our travelers.
We arrange one local guide to accompany and serve you throughout the whole journey.
Q:5. What do we need to carry ourselves?
A:During the day, we recommend guests bring a small daypack to carry one bottle of water, some snacks and personal items, particularly sun cream, a hat and sunglasses, as the sun is often strong in Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong.
It is necessary to bring some over-the-counter medicine, especially for mountain sickness, if you have never previously travelled at such altitude.
Q:6.How do I get to the starting city? How do I return home?
A:Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the fifth biggest airport in Mainland China with direct flights to most Chinese cities and to several international cities as well, e.g. Amsterdam, Frankfurt,London,Dubai,Abudhabi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Melbourne, San Fransisco,etc.
Q:7.What’s the guide line for tipping?
A:If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate.
As a guideline,a minimum $5 USD per day per person would be usual for the guide and $3USD to the driver.