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Road Reconstruction at Gyatso La Pass Added 2 More Driving Hours to The Tibet EBC Tours.

Road Reconstruction at Gyatso La Pass Added 2 More Driving Hours to The Tibet EBC Tours.

According to Tibet travel information provided by  Explore Tibet guides and drivers, a section of the road at Gyatsa la pass (5250m) was under reconstruction from early this month (July), the road workers said this 30km long reconstruction would take about 2 months and they are planning to finish the...
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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Tibet Winter Tours Give More Insight Into the Tibetan Culture | Explore Tibet

Tibet Winter Tours Give More Insight Into the Tibetan Culture | Explore Tibet

Most tourists to Tibet visit in the high season, from May to October, when the temperatures are warmer and the landscape is green and healthy, with lush prairies and verdant forests. However, winter is one of the best times to take a trip to Tibet, and it is not as cold as you might think....
What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet | ExploreTibet.com

What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet | ExploreTibet.com

What to know before visiting the Potala Palace The Potala Palace, once the seat of Tibetan government and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, is one of Lhasa’s cardinal landmarks, and the sight of its towering walls reminds one of an ancient fortress. Even by modern standards, the palace is a wonder of architecture,...
Tibet Overland Group Tour to Nepal via Gyirong Border | Explore Tibet

Tibet Overland Group Tour to Nepal via Gyirong Border | Explore Tibet

Tibet Overland group tours from Lhasa to Kathmandu have always been a popular option for travelers to Tibet. With the re-opening of the border crossing between Nepal and Tibet, at Gyirong Port, tours are once again available for travelers wishing to tour overland in Tibet, and end by going on to Nepal, across the border....
How to Visit a Monastery in Tibet

How to Visit a Monastery in Tibet

An unavoidable and integral part of any tour to Tibet is visiting monasteries – the religious centre of Tibetan life and culture. But for people who are unfamiliar with Tibetan Buddhist customs, it can be overwhelming and even a little intimidating the first time you walk into a monastery and wonder “What are all these...
Tibet Kyirong Border to Nepal Is Opened For Foreign Travelers Now | Explore Tibet

Tibet Kyirong Border to Nepal Is Opened For Foreign Travelers Now | Explore Tibet

According the Tibet tourism bureau, Tibet Kyirong border was opened for foreign travelers and Tibet travel permit for entering / exiting from Kyirong to Nepal is issuing now. The overland tours between Tibet and Nepal was very popular for many travelers, but when the earthquake hit the ancient city of Kathmandu in April 2015, the...
Happy Yoghurt Festival

Happy Yoghurt Festival

Explore Tibet wishes a Happy Yoghurt Festival to all of our dear friends around the world!  This week in Lhasa one of the biggest Tibetan festivals of the year is being celebrated: the annual Yoghurt Festival. Beginning on the 20th of August and continuing for seven days, the Yoghurt Festival is a week-long event that...
Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Experience Tibet, Protect Tibet The Tibetan plateau is a unique place in the world not only for its spectacular geography but also for the ancient Tibetan and Buddhist culture that has been preserved for centuries by its isolation from the rest of the world. As business and tourism is booming in Tibet, bringing development and...
Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa | Explore Tibet

Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa | Explore Tibet

Tibet is notorious for being an expensive place to visit – current requirements are a pre-arranged tour including a Tibetan tour guide, Tibet travel permits, and sometimes a car and driver depending on your itinerary. However, it shouldn’t be cut off your travel list because of worries like this; there are plenty of free things...

How to Actually Overcome Altitude Sickness in Tibet

With an average altitude of 4,500 m (14,800 ft), getting Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on the Tibetan Plateau is not a question of “if” but rather a question of “when.” The general consensus in preventing AMS is to ascend slowly to allow your body to adapt to the decreasing oxygen in the atmosphere. But with...
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...
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