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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...
When is the best time to visit Tibet?

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

Set on a high-altitude plateau, and among tall mountains, Tibet is one of the new wonders of the modern tourist world. And once the harshness of winter is over, it is a great place to visit around Tibet. Whether you want to trek the slopes of the mountains or visit...
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

For anyone planning a trip to Tibet from Kathmandu, there are certain things to remember before traveling. While there is much information about traveling to Tibet available, some of it is not the best advice, and there are many mistakes that are made by people who intend to travel from...
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...
Tibet Trekking

Tibet Trekking

Nestled in the shadows of the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet has always been a land of mysticism and spirituality. With its breathtaking landscape and unique culture, Tibet trekking has always drawn adventurers to its high plateau for the landscape, the mountains, its immense lakes, and its sacred monasteries and temples. While...
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 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 travelling independently in Tibet are still...
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...
Four Overland Routes to Lhasa

Four Overland Routes to Lhasa

Discounting the road from Nepal 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...
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 In Kham 

Favorite Places To Travel In Kham 

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...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air, and in Tibet, that means the start of warmer weather, new growth, blooming trees and flowers, and most of all, the start of the tourist season. Since February, there has been no international tourism in Tibet, due to the closure of the region for the...
Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival

Around 400 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, in the Nyingchi Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous region, one of the most beautiful festivals of the Tibetan calendar is about to begin. Nyingchi, unlike most of Tibet, is a land where trees and flowers grow in abundance, and where spring comes earlier...
IS THERE ANY DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO TIBET, LHASA?

IS THERE ANY DIRECT FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO TIBET, LHASA?

  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 to Lhasa, Tibet Lhasa Gonggar Airport is the biggest and famous airport in Tibet. It is an international airport....
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...
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...
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 avoid Altitude sickness

How to avoid Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the most irritating problems of traveling to the high altitudes of the Tibetan plateau. For many people, arriving in Lhasa often means feeling the symptoms of altitude sickness, from the mildest symptom of a headache to nausea, dizziness, and sleepless nights that can happen. Altitude Sickness is actually a milder...
Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

A week-long festival held all across Tibet. The Shoton Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan calendar. The celebration starts at the end of the 100-day meditation period of the Tibetan Buddhist monks. Usually held in the month of August in the Gregorian calendar, since its inception in the 16th century,...
How to Travel to Tibet from Mainland China

How to Travel to Tibet from Mainland China

Planning your trip to Tibet does not just mean contacting a Tibet tour operator, but also planning how you are going to get there. There are many routes that lead to Lhasa on the high Tibetan Plateau. The most of them start in mainland China, with both flights and train journeys to the roof of...
How to get the Tibet travel permit | Tibet travel

How to get the Tibet travel permit | Tibet travel

How to get the Tibet Travel Permit? Tibet is often known as the “Roof of the World”, and is a popular place for travelers to visit to learn more about the unique Tibetan culture, immerse themselves in the divine Tibetan Buddhism, or just go sightseeing around the countless lakes, mountains and monasteries that can be...
Ganden Thangka Festival at Ganden Monastery

Ganden Thangka Festival at Ganden Monastery

Summer is the typical festival season in Tibetan Buddhism, and the Ganden Thangka Festival is an important festival at the Ganden Monastery in Dagzê County of Lhasa. One of the Great Three university monasteries of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, the monastery was founded in 1409 by the founder of the Gelug order, Je...
Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Tibet is a land of mystery and mysticism, lying on the roof of the world on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau. Filled with mysterious legends, stunning alpine views, and more monasteries than you could believe possible, the desire to travel to Tibet can be found in many international travelers. One of the most popular places to...
Explore Tibet Group Tours, the best way to tour Tibet

Explore Tibet Group Tours, the best way to tour Tibet

For anyone planning to visit Tibet, a Tibet group tour is often the best way to see the major highlights of the Tibetan plateau. Here at Explore Tibet, we specialize in providing the best group tours for our clients and have a wide range of itineraries that include such spectacular places as Everest Base Camp,...
Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

One of the most devout Buddhist lands in the world, Tibet is still a huge mystery to many people around the world. For most people, little is known about the people, the region, and its customs and religious beliefs and practices. However, despite all of this, the region is known to produce some of the...
Wild Animals on the Tibetan Plateau

Wild Animals on the Tibetan Plateau

While Tibet may be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, it has one of the most unique wild animals in the world. Many of the indigenous Tibetan species are now facing extinction due to hunting over the last century, which has prompted an extensive protection regime in order to preserve the...
Top sights of Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet

Top sights of Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet

To the south of Lhasa, in what is known as the “breadbasket of Tibet”, lies Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet known in Chinese as Shannan. Stretching along the middle and lower region of the Yarlung Zangbo River, and to the south of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains, Lhokha is believed to be the birthplace of the Tibetan people....
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