Planning Your Trip

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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 Rabies shots.  In order to avoid the stress of a 100% fatal disease, we highly recommend the Rabies vaccine prior to coming out.  In rural Tibetan areas, dogs are trained to be vicious, so beware!



Travel insurance that includes an evacuation policy is a great idea!  Here’s one recommendation:



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 USA
Meals During Int. Travel $50.00 1 $50.00 For airport meals back and forth
In China Travel $65.00 1 $65.00 Estimate for buses and taxis to get you from Chengdu to Kangding to Tagong and back, for example
Average Daily Food Cost $14.00 1 12 $168.00
Average Nightly Hotel (budget accomodations) $10.00 1 12 $120.00
Average Nightly Hotel (mid range) $60.00 1 12 $0.00
Suggested spending money $200.00 1 $200.00
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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