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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....
What are the important things to know before traveling to Tibet?

What are the important things to know before traveling to Tibet?

If you are planning to go to Tibet and to explore its unique culture and rich Tibetan Buddhist tradition in Tibet. You are planning the right way because the real taste of unique Tibetan culture gets only when you come to Tibet. I am sure that you’ll not regret your...
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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Top 10 sights of a Tibet Tour | Explore Tibet

Top 10 sights of a Tibet Tour | Explore Tibet

Tibet is the roof of the world, and Tibet tour is almost every traveler’s dream. Despite having very strict Tibet permit policies around using guides, transport, and Tibet permits, thousands of visitors travel to this remote region to experience the adventure that is Tibet. A land full of centuries-old traditions, a mysterious religious culture and massive...
Most Stunning Lakes That You Can't Miss For Your Tibet Tour | Explore Tibet

Most Stunning Lakes That You Can’t Miss For Your Tibet Tour | Explore Tibet

Tibet is a land of stunning mountains, vast open prairies, and beautiful tranquil lakes, lying at the roof of the world on the world’s highest plateau. Here Explore Tibet has recommended the most worth visting lakes in Tibet that you can’t miss during your Tibet tour. An unpolluted paradise, Tibet has a vast number of...
The Saga Dawa Festival at Mount Kailash

The Saga Dawa Festival at Mount Kailash

Held in Tibet every year, the Saga Dawa festival is one of the four major Buddhist festivals of the year, and occurs on the 15th day of the fourth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. An important festival for both Buddhists and Hindus, it celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha Sakyamuni, who...
2018 Best Tibet Group Tour Package

2018 Best Tibet Group Tour Package

1 Yushu Horse Racing Festival Location: Yushu City, Qinghai Province, China Festival Date: 24th – 26th July 2018 Duration of the Tour: 9 days’ tours and travels Destinations: Some of the most famous places in Kham region such as Dzachuka, Sershul,                             ...
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...
How To Travel Tibet On A Budget - Explore Tibet

How To Travel Tibet On A Budget – Explore Tibet

In order to travel to Tibet, you must book an organized tour with a registered Tour Operator such as Explore Tibet, which will include your permits, guide, vehicle and driver. However, as expensive as all this may sound, there are ways that you can travel Tibet on a budget. Explore Tibet can also help you...
Chunyun A Massive Travel Month with 2.98 Billion People Travels Just Before The Chinese New Year.

Chunyun A Massive Travel Month with 2.98 Billion People Travels Just Before The Chinese New Year.

This year’s spring festival travel rush, known as Chunyun, will see people taking 2.98 billion trips by various means, with high-speed trains playing a greater role during the world’s largest annual migration. 29th Jan marks the first day of this year’s Chunyun, when people start to travel home for the Chinese New Year, which falls...
Best Priced Tibet  Small Group Tours | Explore Tibet

Best Priced Tibet Small Group Tours | Explore Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region of China is one of the most unique places any traveler can visit, and gives one a unique experience of the culture and religion of the Tibetan people. Located high on the Tibetan plateau in the far west of China, the plateau has an average altitude of over 4,000 meters, making...
Tibet Overland Group Tour To Kathmandu, Nepal Is Now Available Here | www.exploretibet.com

Tibet Overland Group Tour To Kathmandu, Nepal Is Now Available Here | www.exploretibet.com

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....
9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

Some people don’t recommend bring Children to travel to Tibet because of the climate and generally harsher conditions in Tibet may not be ideal for young children. Besides, kids are usually getting more tired during the journey, and the constant complaining about being uncomfortable will affect your tour experiences. Traveling with small children to Tibet...
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