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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 want to see. Always top...
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...
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...
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 trains in China and Tibet...
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 backpacking around Tibet is not...
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 get there from China –...
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 own unique features that make...
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 sees 2,700 visitors a day...
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. Tibetan people believe that the...
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 in Qinghai Province, Sichuan Province,...
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