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Where to Stay at Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Where to Stay at Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Lying in the far west of Tibet, on the border with Nepal, Mount Everest is the foremost attraction in Tibet, and indeed in the entire Himalayas. Drawn by the mystical allure of this massive and iconic peak, tourists from around the world head for the famous Everest Base Camp in Tibet for the best views...
The Best Short Treks in Tibet

The Best Short Treks in Tibet

There are lots of treks you can take in Tibet, from the hike to Mount Everest to the short strolls around the Lhasa foothills and the hermitage sites of the Tibetan capital. For someone who wants to experience trekking at high altitudes, but wants a nice short trek, there are some amazing treks that run...
Why travel from Xining to Lhasa for your Tibet Tour?

Why travel from Xining to Lhasa for your Tibet Tour?

Traveling by train from China to Tibet is one of the most amazing journeys in Asia, and is an adventure that makes your tour of Tibet even better. Not only do you get to relax while the train steams along on its long journey up to the Tibetan capital, but you get to see some...
The Highest Post Office in the World at EBC

The Highest Post Office in the World at EBC

Everyone loves to send postcards from the places they visit. This has been a tradition for explorers and travelers since postal services first began. Postcards are the old-style of proof that you actually went somewhere else in the world, and served as souvenirs to your friends and family back home. Since the picture postcard was...
Amazing Experiences for a Nyingchi Tour in Tibet

Amazing Experiences for a Nyingchi Tour in Tibet

Nyingchi tour in Tibet is one of the top-selling tours in Tibet. Nyingchi is noted for its verdant mountain terrain and clear waterways, lying at the point where the Himalayas join the Hengduan Mountains. A large number of river valleys and alpine gorges, not to mention the slightly milder climate than higher up on the...
Touring Tibet in the Summer “Rainy” Season

Touring Tibet in the Summer “Rainy” Season

The high season for tourism in Tibet normally runs from April to November, with the peak months from June to October, which includes the rainy season in Tibet. And while it may be rainy, Tibet sees very little in the way of actual rain, making it a good time to visit the plateau region. Summer...
When is the Best Time to Visit Tibet?

When is the Best Time to Visit Tibet?

While there are best times to visit Tibet, the plateau region at the roof of the world is one place that can be visited throughout the year. For most tourists to Tibet, the summer peak period is the best time to visit, so that the weather is warmer, but mostly, the best time to travel...
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...
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