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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 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 get...
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...
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...
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....
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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Top 5 places in Tibet for Trekking

Top 5 places in Tibet for Trekking

Tibet is the land of trekking sites, and you can do trekking anywhere you wish to do. Different difficulty levels depending on your physical fitness. The elevation of the destination makes such challenging trekking sites. Trekking in Tibet is the most adventurous activity you could do. 1. Tingri to Everest Base Camp (EBC) Location: Tingri...
How to Plan a Tibet Motorcycle Tour

How to Plan a Tibet Motorcycle Tour

Probably it is the most incredible experience on two wheels in the world. A trip across the vast Tibetan plateau on a motorcycle is an adventure that no right-minded biker could pass up. There is nothing that could equal the experience of riding your bike across the Tibetan plateau for motorbike riders—crossing the vast arid...
Landscape of Tibet

Landscape of Tibet

The landscape of Tibet consists of mountains, rivers, planes, and lakes. Various names represent Tibet, such as the roof of the world, snow land, water tower of Asia, and Shangri-La. These landscapes make the geography of Tibet unique and beautiful. Tibet is the best place to travel for photographers and travel bloggers. Mountains of Tibet...
Top Tibet Winter Tours

Top Tibet Winter Tours

The Tibet winter tours are the most adventurous tours in Tibet. But most people tend to travel to Tibet from April to October when the weather is warm and pleasant. When the climate most suits what they are looking for. For many people, a trip to Tibet in the winter months ( November to March)...
Top Best Tours In and Around Lhasa 2022

Top Best Tours In and Around Lhasa 2022

Most people traveling only to Lhasa do so for one of two reasons: cost or time. Traveling to Tibet is an expensive trip, and it can take a long time to get there, especially if you are traveling from China to Lhasa by train. And that is on top of your flight to China from...
The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

In the ancient Time of Hindu mythology, they have been established signs of good fortune, and Tibetan Buddhism has a group of eight symbols that are considered to be the oldest and most well-known. These eight auspicious symbols include the golden fish, the parasol, the vase of treasure, the lotus flower, the conch shell, the...
10 Days Tibet Nomadic Trekking - Tibet Tour Itinerary

10 Days Tibet Nomadic Trekking – Tibet Tour Itinerary

Tibet trekking is one of the utmost parts of your trip to the roof of the world. Still, in its untouched and isolated beauty of wildernesses, your trekking on the plateau will mesmerize you in ways you never thought existed before. Among the many treks around here, one of the top recommended treks would be...
Can Tourists Visit Tibet?

Can Tourists Visit Tibet?

One of the most asked questions on the Tibet forums and travel sites is “Can I visit Tibet?” The simple answer is “Yes,” and it is surprisingly easy to arrange a trip to Tibet. Despite what you may read in news media around the world. Tibet has been a significant tourist destination in Asia for...
Tibet Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Tibet Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Have you been continually shelving that bucket-list trip to Tibet for “someday”? 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 companions takes time. But have you ever thought about doing a group tour? Here are 6...
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,...
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