Food and accommodation in Tibet
Tourism is newly rising in Tibet. Finding good accommodation is the main issue while you are travelling to Tibet. Lhasa and Shigatse have the best optional hotel in Tibet. Most part of Tibet offers good hotels and lodges while you travel to Tibet. Only Lhasa has some of the international chain hotels like Sheraton and St. Regis the services and facilities are 4 to 5-star categories.
Although, out of Lhasa and Shigatse of Tibet you can find standard and basic accommodation. Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse have better 4 to 5-star hotel in Tibet.
So you have to make sure about your stay. Even in Rongbuk, Tingri and EBC area have a simple guest house having a public bathroom and sharing toilet. The next hotel in Nagri Tibet is normal and some standard hotel. Ngari is the western part of the Tibet which includes the Mount Kailash Mansarovar area which has normal food and accommodation.
How is accommodation during Mt. Kailash, Mansarovar Kora yatra?
While you are doing Kora in Mt. Kailash your accommodation is quite basic. Your all accommodation is in basic guesthouse not having electricity, heating system, even sometimes the generator goes off at night time. You will have dorms and sharing toilet bathroom room. But we Sunrise Adventure treks will try to book good accommodation in food to our guest. However, below Darchen you will have both normal and standard hotel available. Hotels in Nagqu, Tibet has good accommodation in a 2/3-star level hotel with having a good restaurant. Hotels in Nyingchi and Shannan Tibet has some 3 to 4-star categories hotel with a nice restaurant and providing varieties of meals too.
How are Meals in Tibet?
Food is the main important information to know while you are travelling to Tibet, Kailash. The main crop of Tibet is barley. Tibet has an available different type of meals to eat. Tibetan restaurant and hotel in the city area has offered different cuisine of the food to the travellers. Barley is the main dominating crop all around Tibet due to the high altitude topographical region producing barley is quite common here.
Similarly, Tibetan cuisine is also widely influenced by neighbouring dishes like Chinese, Nepalese and Indian cuisine. So you can easily find such different international cuisine in Tibetan restaurant in cities. Tsampa is the main national dishes of the Tibetan people. Tsampa is roasted barley flour, mix butter, dried crumbled cheese and tea. While they cook Tsampa is very tasty and flavour to eat. Tsampa is a very important meal in Tibet. Momo can be either veg or non-veg or mix Momo. Tibetan noodles/ Thukpa, Yak cheese butter tea are the common meals in Tibet.