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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...
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...
Lalu Wetlands in Lhasa

Lalu Wetlands in Lhasa

Many of the tourists that come to this high-altitude region stay in Lhasa, experiencing the heartland of Tibet for a few days. And this city on the roof of the world is one of the most amazing on the planet, with a multitude of attractions to visit. It is more amazing than the spectacular Lalu...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2019 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2019 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air, and in Tibet, that means the start of warmer weather, new growth, blooming trees and flowers, and most of all, the start of the tourist season. Since February, there has been no international tourism in Tibet, due to the closure of the region for the Losar (New Year) celebrations. As...
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...
How to Get to Tibet From Hong Kong

How to Get to Tibet From Hong Kong

Hong Kong is lying on the delta of the Pearl River in southern China. It is one of the easiest ways to get into China for international tourists. A major international tourist destination itself, traveling to Tibet from Hong Kong is one of the easiest ways to travel to Tibet, the roof of the world....
Tibet Trekking

Tibet Trekking

Nestled in the shadows of the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet has always been a land of mysticism and spirituality. With its breathtaking landscape and unique culture, Tibet trekking has always drawn adventurers to its high plateau for the landscape, the mountains, its immense lakes, and its sacred monasteries and temples. While backpacking around Tibet is not...
Yamdrok Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Yamdrok Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet, Lake Yamdrok is one of the most stunning attractions close to Lhasa. Just 75 kilometers from the Tibetan capital, as the crow flies, this beautiful lake is an awesome sight and one that can only be seen after a couple of hours driving. It is lying...
Top Tibet Winter Tours

Top Tibet Winter Tours

Most people tend to travel to Tibet in the months from April to October when the weather is warm and pleasant. When the climate most suits what they are looking for. For many people, a trip to Tibet in the winter months from November to March is avoided, simply because they believe that the plateau...
Trek around the Ganden Monastery Kora

Trek around the Ganden Monastery Kora

Tibet is a great place to do trekking and adventure tours. The primary monastery of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, Ganden Monastery is also the first of the Gelug monasteries in Tibet, and is one of the Great Three Holy Monasteries of Tibet, along with Sera and Drepung. The monastery sits on the slopes just...
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