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Rectified News For "China closes its Everest Base Camp for Tourists". - Explore Tibet.

Rectified News For “China closes its Everest Base Camp for Tourists”. – Explore Tibet.

North Face of the world highest peak Mt Everest Base Camp has been one of the most popular Tibet tours and these days an incomplete information of its closure was widely spread online, in fact, it was never closed the base camp and a minor change for the tent guesthouses...
Taking trains to Tibet the Roof of the World

Taking trains to Tibet the Roof of the World

While taking a flight to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa may be the fastest option. But it is not always the most cost-effective and can be an expensive trip for such a short flight. However, there is an option that is taking trains to Tibet, can be a lot less...
Traveling to Tibet in Summer

Traveling to Tibet in Summer

Summer in Tibet is a special time of year. Not only for the peak tourism season in the region, but it is the best time for the local Tibetans.  It can be seen at its absolute best. Already a land of stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery, Tibet has a richer...
The Highest Mountains in Tibet, China

The Highest Mountains in Tibet, China

Tibet is filled with mountains, from the most famous in the world to the most sacred, and all are stunning sights for the eye to behold. Mount Everest towers above the rest of the massive Himalayas like a big brother standing guard over smaller siblings. Everest is not the only...
Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Travel to Tibet can be done at almost any time of year, with the exception of February and March. These two months there are restrictions for foreign tourism, as it is the time of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. For most travelers to Tibet, there are three main things they...
Misconceptions about the Tibet tour from Kathmandu

Misconceptions about the Tibet tour from Kathmandu

One of the most common mistakes when traveling to Tibet from Nepal is the increase in elevation. Kathmandu is at an elevation of just 1,400 meters, which is very low compared to the heights of the Himalayas. For anyone planning a trip to Tibet from Kathmandu, there are certain things...
Food and Drink on the Tibet Train to Lhasa

Food and Drink on the Tibet Train to Lhasa

When traveling to Tibet, many people decide to take the train from one of the seven gateway cities in Mainland China. Moreover, whether you are starting from Beijing or from Xining, all the trains have facilities for you to eat during your trip. There are many options when traveling on...
Why the train to Tibet is the best choice

Why the train to Tibet is the best choice

There are many ways to get into Tibet; by road, by rail, and by air. Each has its own pros and cons, but the best – and most scenic – has to be by Tibet train. Although the journey can be long – it takes up to 2 days to...
Four Steps to getting your Tibet Visa from Nepal

Four Steps to getting your Tibet Visa from Nepal

While the majority of visitors to Tibet apply to enter the region from China, it is also possible to enter through Nepal, from Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital. Visitors who want to enter from Nepal have different requirements for visas and permits, although the rules on traveling independently in Tibet are...
Taking a Tibet Tour with Kids

Taking a Tibet Tour with Kids

Tibet is a popular destination for travel in Asia, and offer some of the most interesting and exciting locations in the world. From the massive heights of Mount Everest Base Camp and the delights of the Potala Palace to the stunning Karola Glacier and the shimmering beauty of the holy...
Top Four Overland Routes to Lhasa

Top Four Overland Routes to Lhasa

Discounting the overland routes to Lhasa, there are four main routes to take to get to Lhasa by road. These four roads each cover around 2,000 kilometers from their respective start points across the heights of the Tibetan plateau to get to the Tibetan capital, and each has its own...
Guide to Railway Stations in Tibet

Guide to Railway Stations in Tibet

Lhasa Railway Station The main railway station in Tibet, Lhasa Station lies to the south of the Lhasa River, at an altitude of 3,641 meters. The station was completed in 2006, and was officially opened on July 1, 2006. The final destination of trains on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, Lhasa station...
Tibetan Prayer Flags

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Traditionally, prayer flags are colorful rectangular pieces of cloth that are used to give blessings to the countryside, as well as in many forms of Tibetan Buddhist prayers. A common misconception among non-Buddhists is that prayer flags carry the prayers of the people to the gods. This is not true....
Favorite Places To Travel around Kham Region

Favorite Places To Travel around Kham Region

The Kham regions are located in the three major provinces of China such as Qinghai province, Sichuan province, and Yunnan Province. There are 3 Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures in those 3 major Provinces of China. The Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and Dechen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture are located...
IS THERE ANY DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO TIBET, LHASA?

IS THERE ANY DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO TIBET, LHASA?

There are flights to Tibet from different parts of China(mainland). The question is how often and how many flights to Tibet? In the Tibetan Autonomous Region, there are few airports such as Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, Qamdo Bangda Airport, and Ngari Gunsa Airport. Direct International Flight...
How To Plan Your Tibet Tour, Top Tibet Travel Guideline By Local Tibetan Tour Guide.

How To Plan Your Tibet Tour, Top Tibet Travel Guideline By Local Tibetan Tour Guide.

Tibet is one of top bucket list for many travelers around the world, but Tibet permit is always a big headache for most of the travelers, honestly speaking Tibet permit is not that big hassle as many people thought, the problem is too much of different outdated information online and...
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 travel news: Tibet travel permit updated.

Tibet travel news: Tibet travel permit updated.

Documents required to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for foreigners living and working in mainland China. 1.  Scan copy or clear image of the main page of the passport. 2.  Scan copy or clear image of the main page of Chinese Visa or Residence Permit. 3.  Scan copy or clear image of one of...
Tibetan Butter Lamp

Tibetan Butter Lamp

The Tibetan butter lamp burning is one of the oldest ways of offering to god and goddess. It is called Kame in Tibetan. The yak butter is used for the lamp, but these days’ people also use vegetable oil and ghee. The butter lamp is the feature of Tibetan Buddhist temples, monasteries, and households of...
Tibetan Architecture - Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

Tibetan Architecture – Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

As your Tibet tour is going on, one of the most interesting thing you might notice anywhere in Tibet is the architecture, the earliest recorded religious architecture – the Jokhang temple in Lhasa (7th century) owes a lot of its influences from Newari (Nepal) and Pala (Indian) styles. Still, Tibet has gradually grown its own...
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. At the same time, pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites...
Mani Stones—the Artistic and Spiritual Beauty

Mani Stones—the Artistic and Spiritual Beauty

Several pleasing objects visually enrich your experience of the Tibet Holiday to see in Tibet. Apart from the ubiquitous colorful prayer flags, we have the beautiful Mani stones at almost every Buddhist site of attractions on the roof of the world—be it in the compounds of monasteries and on the mountain peaks or by the...
Tsampa—the Tibetan staple of food

Tsampa—the Tibetan staple of food

Tsampa has been the staple food for Tibetans for hundreds of years. It is roasted flours, most commonly barley flour, but can also be wheat or maize flours. Along with salty Tibetan butter tea, it constitutes the signature traditional Tibetan diet. In terms of preparation, it has a variety of ways to suit different situations...
Top Buddhist sites in Lhasa

Top Buddhist sites in Lhasa

All the Tibet tours start from Lhasa in Tibet. Tibet has a long history and many attractions. Each itinerary has listed many attractions for you to visit. However, here are the top Buddhist sites in Lhasa that must-visit while in Tibet, mostly Buddhist sites and located in and around Lhasa. If you could spend two...
What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet

What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet

What to know before visiting the Potala Palace Before visiting the Potala Palace, it is good to know little about it,  once the seat of the 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....
The Saka Dawa Activities in Tibet.

The Saka Dawa Activities in Tibet.

The birthday of Lord Buddha (Saka Dawa) was and is always a special religious festival in Tibet and all Buddhists’ societies. The holiness of Saka Dawa is one of the biggest, where all the Tibetans try to do the best and positive things. The Buddha was given birth, doing all the 12 wheels of Buddhism...
2021 Everest Base Camp Tour in Tibet

2021 Everest Base Camp Tour in Tibet

Some rumors are separating on social media that Mount Everest Base camp in Tibet closed for tourists due to the COVID wave in Nepal, but it’s all false information. The tourists can visit Everest Base Camp in Tibet. The government took the initiation of an Eco-friendly tour in which no private vehicles are allowed to...
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