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Highlights of the Qinghai Tibet Railway

Highlights of the Qinghai Tibet Railway

The route from Xining to Lhasa is the main Qinghai Tibet Railway and travels from Qinghai Province of China to the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa. Traveling down across the vast plateau, the train passes through and by several notable sights and areas of interest that travelers do not normally get to see...
Best places to visit for your first Tibet tour

Best places to visit for your first Tibet tour

Tibet is one of the world’s most mystical and mysterious lands, one in which much of the culture is the same now as it was a thousand years ago. A massively Buddhist land, Tibet is one of the most popular places to visit in Asia. It receives millions of tourists flocking to the region every...
How to Travel to Tibet from Mainland China

How to Travel to Tibet from Mainland China

Planning your trip to Tibet does not just mean contacting a Tibet tour operator, but also planning how you are going to get there. There are many routes that lead to Lhasa on the high Tibetan Plateau. The most of them start in mainland China, with both flights and train journeys to the roof of...
Tibet Group Tour or Private Tour? Which is best for you?

Tibet Group Tour or Private Tour? Which is best for you?

Since it was first opened to the international tourist in the 1980s, Tibet has been a must-see region of China that has attracted all kinds of travelers, from those that want to understand more about the Tibetan people and culture to the tourists that want to go and visit the world’s highest mountain. For several...
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 costly and has the advantage...
Explore Tibet Received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Explore Tibet Received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

One of the top Tibetan tour operators, Explore Tibet, has once again taken the title of Certificate of Excellence for 2018. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is an award given to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers. For travelers, this is a way of knowing if the company you are...
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...
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 –...
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...
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...
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