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What do I need to know before traveling to Tibet?

What do I need to know before traveling to Tibet?

Traveling to Tibet is one of the most amazing experiences on the planet. There are few feelings that are comparable to driving through the mighty Himalayas, walking a kora around the world’s most sacred temple in Lhasa, or standing in the shadow of the highest mountain on the planet. A trip to Tibet is filled...
How to Adapt to the High Altitudes of Tibet

How to Adapt to the High Altitudes of Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region lies in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, the highest plateau on the planet. Known as the Roof of the World, this vast land lies at altitudes of more than 3,000 meters above sea level, with some areas of the region hitting as much as six thousand meters in height. This means a...
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...
Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

“The journey to Tibet is a long one, often fraught with danger and disaster, from which many men will never return.” While this may have been true for the famous botanist and National Geographic writer, Joseph Rock. When he made his eventful expeditions to Southwest China and Tibet in the early 1920s, these days, there...
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...
The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You'll Need to Explore Tibet

The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You’ll Need to Explore Tibet

Traveling to Tibet can seem as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. Since the social unrest in 2008, any form of travel in and out of Tibet has been closely monitored. Visitors must now arrange travel plans through a Tibetan tour agency to obtain the necessary permits and visas. To check off everything off your list,...
How Do I Get a Tibet Travel Permit?

How Do I Get a Tibet Travel Permit?

When Tibet was first opened up for tourists back in the 1980s, traveling to Tibet was simple. You merely needed a passport, a Chinese Entry Visa, and a small and inexpensive Tibet travel permit, and could travel around the region without any problems. In 1985, China opened up Tibet to tourism, and the Tibet Travel...
Tibet Travel Advice

Tibet Travel Advice

Travel to Tibet is one of the most amazing journeys you can make in your lifetime. Tibet the land of snow, lying on the high-altitude Qinghai Tibet Plateau. This mystical and mysterious land, which had been isolated for centuries from the outside world. It has become a Mecca for tourists from all over the world....
Traveling to Tibet from China by Train

Traveling to Tibet from China by Train

Traveling to Tibet is one of the world’s greatest journeys, heading for the highest plateau on the planet. Traveling by train along the Qinghai Tibet Railway from mainland China to Lhasa makes this amazing journey even more spectacular. Trains run to Tibet from mainland China from seven different gateway cities, which gives you a wide...
Traveling from Nepal to Tibet

Traveling from Nepal to Tibet

The route from Nepal to Tibet is one of the most spectacular routes in the world, traveling from the stunning Kathmandu Valley in Nepal over the mighty Himalayas. By crossing the vast Tibetan plateau through Lhasa along the renowned Friendship Highway, and continuing along the famous Sichuan Tibet Highway. Finally can enter into the Mainland...
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