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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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Trains to Tibet from Seven Gateway Cities

Trains to Tibet from Seven Gateway Cities

There are seven gateway stations to Tibet, as well as the added option of certain passengers being able to board at Xi’an in the low season for tourism. Train to Tibet is the best way to travel to Tibet. The options for rail travel to the high altitude Tibetan plateau and the Tibet Autonomous Region...
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...
Ultimate Tibet Trekking Adventures

Ultimate Tibet Trekking Adventures

Surrounded by the most extensive mountain ranges in the world, the Tibetan Plateau is the largest and highest plateau on the planet. From the Karkoram Range in the far west to the Hengduan Mountains in the east, with the vast range of the mighty Himalayas stretching across the western and southern edge of the plateau,...
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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