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The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You'll Need

The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You’ll Need

Traveling to Tibet can seem as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. Since the social unrest in 2008, any form of travel in and out of Tibet has been closely monitored. Visitors must now arrange travel plans through a Tibetan tour agency to obtain the necessary permits and visas. To check...
Tibet Tourist Transportation Cost May Drops 30% from July 2016 - Tibet Travel Information.

Tibet Tourist Transportation Cost May Drops 30% from July 2016 – Tibet Travel Information.

In mid of 2015, all the old tourism land cruisers were scrapped and local government underlining transportation companies have bought brand new Toyoto Prado, Toyoto 100 series and 200 series as replacement, also beginning of this year there were hundreds of other cars like Hundai vans and ford minibuses were...
Sino-Nepal Border Kyirong Will Reopen to Travelers From June 2016.

Sino-Nepal Border Kyirong Will Reopen to Travelers From June 2016.

The Sino-Nepal friendship bridge and Zhangmu border has been the key way between two countries, thousands of travelers enter and exit Tibet through this border, it not only save their expensive flight cost but also provides an amazing overland journey by driving parallel to the Great Himalayans, so the overland...
8 days Northern Tibet Authentic Cultural Tour

8 days Northern Tibet Authentic Cultural Tour

DAY 01. ARRIVAL AT XINING At your arrival our local guide and driver will pick up you and transfer to the hotel in Xining. Xining City is not in a Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. There are approximately 120,000 Tibetans in Xining, which is just over 5% of the total Xining City...
How to Travel Tibet and Find a local Tibetan Tour Operators?

How to Travel Tibet and Find a local Tibetan Tour Operators?

The question of how to travel Tibet and choose a local Tibetan tour guide is very common for most of the travelers, specially those who are first time to visit Tibet, there are lots of travel forums about Tibet and some experienced Tibet travel guides would give recommendations for Tibet...
Tibet Travel Tips by Local Tibetan Tour Company - Explore Tibet

Tibet Travel Tips by Local Tibetan Tour Company – Explore Tibet

Over the centuries, Tibet undoubtedly developed a unique travel destination in Asia. Roof of the world, bastion of Mahayana Buddhism and custodian of a sophisticated literary heritage which proudly rivals those of India and China, the land – locked Tibetan plateau is as vast as Western Europe yet sparsely populated....
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How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

Did you know that there is only one international flight into Tibet? It’s from Kathmandu, Nepal and you need the Tibet Group Visa (different from the Tibet Travel Permit) to even board the flight to Lhasa. Tibet is without a doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in the world, but it’s also...
Sky Burials: An Act of Compassion and Generosity

Sky Burials: An Act of Compassion and Generosity

For many visitors, sky burials, the practice of dismembering corpses and feeding them to the vultures, seem to be at odds with their image of Tibet. In a land known for its beautiful mountains, staunch devotion to Buddhism and compassionate people, how could this seemingly brutal practice exist? On the surface, watching a rogyapa, or...
7 Must Eat Dishes in Tibet

7 Must Eat Dishes in Tibet

1. Momos These meat-filled steamed buns are ubiquitous in Tibet and a trip to the plateau would be incomplete without trying one. In shape and form they’re akin to the Chinese baozi but bear several delicious differences. The skin, made from white flour and water, is slightly thicker than Chinese dumplings and has a more...
Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Have you been continually shelving that bucket-list trip to Tibet for “some day”? It’s understandable. With the cost of flights, hotels, and transportation in Tibet, it’s easy to rack up a hefty price tag. Plus, researching destinations and finding travel companion takes time. But have you ever thought about doing a group tour? Here are...
9 Tibetan Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

9 Tibetan Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

There is perhaps no better way to experience authentic Tibetan culture than to attend a festival. With summer is around the corner, Tibetans all over the plateau are in high-gear preparing for festival season. If you’re looking to travel to the “Roof of the World” this summer, a Tibetan festival is a must to include on...
Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

In Tibetan Buddhism there are two popular ways of accumulating religious merit: prostrations and pilgrimages. A full prostration requires a pilgrim to put both knees, elbows and forehead on the ground to show veneration of the Lord Buddha, his teachings and the community. While pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites and perform a...
Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest might claim the title of the world’s tallest mountain, but Mt. Kailash is undoubtedly Tibet’s holiest mountain. People from all over the world ascend 5000 meters to Everest Base Camp just to get an unobstructed view of the world’s tallest mountain. While others journey to the far west to complete the 51 km circuit around Mt....
7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

  Right now, if you walk through the streets of Lhasa, you will see Tibetans everywhere carrying wooden buckets full of different grains and yak butter. On this third day of the Tibetan New Year or “Losar,” these buckets or “qemar” are given to friends and family to symbolize a good harvest. During this time...
How to Choose the Right Tibet Tour for You

How to Choose the Right Tibet Tour for You

Tibet is huge and seeing everything it has to offer in one trip is simply not possible. Your best bet is to identify what aspect of Tibet draws you to visit our homeland and plan your trip around that. But even that sometimes isn’t so simple. Going through the spectrum of options available can be...
Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Most of the Tibet attractions are obviously related to Tibetan Buddhism, even the wildest of natural scenery spots have religious explanations, and Tibetan people basically live a life built upon sheer yet the strongest bond of faith and compassion. And Samye monastery tells the history of Tibetan Buddhism like a great-great-grandma.     Built in...
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