Planning Your Trip

Worried About Altitude Sickness?


You should make sure you are up to date on all essential vaccinations.  The American Center for Disease Control suggests that you should also consider additional travel vaccinations.  Please visit the    for up-to-date information on vaccinations.  At our hostel, we have had an average of 2-3 guests a year who end up staying for three weeks in order to get a course of Rabbies shots.  In order to avoid the stress of a 100% fatal disease, we highly recommend the Rabbies vaccine  prior to coming out.  In rural Tibetan areas, dogs are trained to be vicious, so beware!



We recommend you come with sufficient travel insurance that includes an evacuation policy.



The Chinese Visa laws were changed at the end of 2013.  Here is the Chinese Consulate in LA write up.



Costs for a Sample Two Week Visit to Kangding and Surrounding Area in 2015
Item Cost Number of People Days Total Details
International Airline Flight $1,500.00 1 $1,500.00 Typical for flying from the States
Meals During Int. Travel $50.00 1 $50.00 For airport meals back and forth
Inland Travel $65.00 1 $65.00 Estimate for busses and taxis to get you from Chengdu to Kangding to Tagong and back.
Per Diem for Food $14.00 1 12 $168.00
Per Diem for Hotel (budget) $10.00 1 12 $120.00
Per Diem for Hotel (mid range) $60.00 12 $0.00
Suggested spending money $200.00 1 $200.00 Will buy you a Tibetan carpet, small souveniers, and Treats
International Travel Insurance $56.00 1 $56.00 Quoted by
3 Month China Visa $150.00 1 $150.00 Including Mail and Service (based on US Tourist)
Miscellaneous/Emergency $200.00 1 $200.00
TOTAL $2,509.00
External Costs
Item Cost Details
Passport $100

Plan Your Travel Route

We will  leave this to The Land of Snows

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