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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...
When is the best time to visit Tibet?

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

Set on a high-altitude plateau, and among tall mountains, Tibet is one of the new wonders of the modern tourist world. And once the harshness of winter is over, it is a great place to visit around Tibet. Whether you want to trek the slopes of the mountains or visit the base-camp used by the...
Gyirong - The Only International Gateway to Tibet | Explore Tibet

Gyirong – The Only International Gateway to Tibet | Explore Tibet

Located in the high Himalayas, on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau, Kyirong is also known as Gyirong, it is a small town that has suddenly become the main international gateway to Tibet – the roof of the world. And while the name, “Gyirong” conjures up ideas of traveling to Tibet and the famous border crossing from...
Unique Features of a Tibet tour

Unique Features of a Tibet tour

Touring in Tibet is a unique experience in many ways. From the highest mountains in the world to the massive open prairies filled with wild endangered animals, the stunning lakes, and rivers that cover the region. No matter where in Tibet you travel, there are experiences that will leave you breathless. Tibet is also unique...
Misconceptions about the Tibet tour from Kathmandu

Misconceptions about the Tibet tour from Kathmandu

One of the most common mistakes when traveling to Tibet from Nepal is the increase in elevation. Kathmandu is at an elevation of just 1,400 meters, which is very low compared to the heights of the Himalayas. For anyone planning a trip to Tibet from Kathmandu, there are certain things to remember before traveling. While...
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 –...
Four Steps to getting your Tibet Visa from Nepal

Four Steps to getting your Tibet Visa from Nepal

While the majority of visitors to Tibet apply to enter the region from China, it is also possible to enter through Nepal, from Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital. Visitors who want to enter from Nepal have different requirements for visas and permits, although the rules on traveling independently in Tibet are still the same. All travelers...
Taking a Tibet Tour with Kids

Taking a Tibet Tour with Kids

Tibet is a popular destination for travel in Asia, and offer some of the most interesting and exciting locations in the world. From the massive heights of Mount Everest Base Camp and the delights of the Potala Palace to the stunning Karola Glacier and the shimmering beauty of the holy Lake Yamdrok, there is more...
How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

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

How to travel to Tibet is the most common question. 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...
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