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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...
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...
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...
Chunyun A Massive Travel Month with 2.98 Billion People Travels Just Before The Chinese New Year.

Chunyun A Massive Travel Month with 2.98 Billion People Travels Just Before The Chinese New Year.

This year’s spring festival travel rush, known as Chunyun, will see people taking 2.98 billion trips by various means, with high-speed trains playing a greater role during the world’s largest annual migration. 29th Jan marks the first day of this year’s Chunyun, when people start to travel home for the Chinese New Year, which falls...
How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

Did you know that there is only one international flight into Tibet? It’s from Kathmandu, Nepal and you need the Tibet Group Visa (different from the Tibet Travel Permit) to even board the flight to Lhasa. Tibet is without a doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in the world, but it’s also...
Nethang Dolma Lhakhang – Tibet Travel Information

Nethang Dolma Lhakhang – Tibet Travel Information

When you are travelling in Tibet, there are more to it than what your Tibet tour itinerary mentions (unless of course if you are planning multiple trips to Tibet). But if you are doing a one-time Tibet trip, you’d rather explore as many sites as you can on your own. All the smaller sites are...
Tibet Train Departures Cancelled due to Weather Conditions in Mainland

Tibet Train Departures Cancelled due to Weather Conditions in Mainland

Current weather conditions in mainland China is having a serious impact on its citizens’ lives and their works. A series of floods and landslides have hit many parts of the mainland in the last couple of months due to heavy rainfall affecting some 8.6 million people. Even if the weather conditions in Tibet is heavenlier...
Entering Tibet – Travel News

Entering Tibet – Travel News

Entering Tibet for tourists used to have much wider options than just choosing between a hard train ride or an expensive flight. Before a new or two, entering Tibet was quite easy and comfortable with choices of overland entry through many border passes. The overland tour that starts in Zhangmu, Tibet-Nepal border, was especially convenient...
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