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Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

I and my wife Kit Yeng are a couple of travel writer and photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. We had desired to visit Tibet for a long time, but a mix of red tape, bad timing, and not so approachable agents made us continuing to postpone our trip. In the end, as soon as we...
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Drepung Monastery in Lhasa

Known in Chinese as Zhébàng Sì, Drepung Monastery has long been one of the major monasteries of the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. An amazing place to visit, this massive university monastery is renowned as being the largest monastery in Tibet, has the largest kitchen of any monastery, and catered to more than ten thousand...
How to get a Chinese Entry Visa to visit Tibet

How to get a Chinese Entry Visa to visit Tibet

Unlike traveling to most countries in Asia, traveling to Tibet is unlike anywhere else you have ever been. Not only does this ancient Buddhist land have some of the highest mountains in the world, amazing landscapes and scenery, and more lakes than you would have thought possible, but it is easily accessed from mainland China...
Dispelling the Myths of Traveling to Tibet

Dispelling the Myths of Traveling to Tibet

For anyone planning a trip to the Tibet Autonomous Region, there are a number of things to be taken into consideration before you can actually travel to the region. The internet has become a useful source of information when it comes to travel, but there is still a lot of misleading information for anyone hoping...
Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

As one of the more popular locations in Southeast Asia, tourism in Tibet sees hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to the region throughout the year. And for the best in grand scenery and lush landscapes, autumn is one of the best times to visit Tibet. Autumn in Tibet is part of the Golden Season,...
Tibet Permits for International Travelers

Tibet Permits for International Travelers

Traveling to Tibet is unlike travel to any other place in the world. A land of amazing landscapes, stunning scenery, unique Tibetan culture, and devout Buddhism, Tibet is unique in many ways. Not the least of these is how to travel there as a tourist. While most countries only require a visa to enter them,...
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 major tourist destination in Asia for...
How to Plan The Mount Everest Base Camp Tour

How to Plan The Mount Everest Base Camp Tour

The highest mountain peak on the planet, Mount Everest sits a massive 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) and is one of the most visited locations on the Tibetan plateau. Sitting on the border between Nepal and China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), this huge mountain can be visited from either side and has base camps both in...
Summer in Tibet – The Peak Season for Tibetan Tourism

Summer in Tibet – The Peak Season for Tibetan Tourism

As the summer months slowly roll around in Tibet, the peak season for Tibetan tourism opens up and the plateau region gets ready for another busy period. An ancient land that lies on the world’s highest plateau, Tibet has only recently seen an increase in its tourism numbers from international travelers, and with yet another...
The Best Way to Travel to Tibet

The Best Way to Travel to Tibet

Sitting on the high-altitude Qinghai Tibet Plateau the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Asia. An ancient and spiritual land, Tibet is a place of Buddhist monasteries, high snow-covered mountains, and stunning crystal-clear lakes. The best way to travel to Tibet is depending on individual preference. As one...
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