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The Grand Yarlung Tsangpo - Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

The Grand Yarlung Tsangpo – Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

The significance of Yarlung Tsangpo can be understood from the very name of the ancient Tibetan civilization—Yarlung Civilization. Yarlung is the name of the river and Tsangpo is a Tibetan word that means “river”. In the places nearby Lhasa, Yarlung Tsangpo is simply known as Tsangpo. It is one of the most important rivers of...
Top Places to Travel in Tibet in 2020

Top Places to Travel in Tibet in 2020

As we begin the new year of 2020, it is time to look at what we are expecting to be the top tourist hotspots of the year in Tibet. While more of the plateau region of Tibet is being explored by tourists every year, we still believe that the top three tourist destinations for 2020...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

As one of the more popular locations in Southeast Asia, tourism in Tibet sees hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to the region throughout the year. And for the best in grand scenery and lush landscapes, autumn is one of the best times to visit Tibet. Autumn in Tibet is part of the Golden Season,...
What Is Tibet Known For?

What Is Tibet Known For?

Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World”, the “Third Pole”, or the “Land of Snows”. It is one of the most renowned places in the world. Few people have not heard of this land in Asia, the home of Buddhist Monasteries, the vast Himalayan Mountains, hairy yaks, and the beautiful landscape. Believed to...
Can Tourists Visit Tibet?

Can Tourists Visit Tibet?

One of the most asked questions on the Tibet forums and travel sites is “Can I visit Tibet?” The simple answer is “Yes”, and it is surprisingly easy to arrange a trip to Tibet. Despite what you may read in news media around the world. Tibet has been a major tourist destination in Asia for...
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