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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...
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...
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...
Spending Christmas in Tibet on a Tibet Winter Tour

Spending Christmas in Tibet on a Tibet Winter Tour

All around the western world, Christmas is a time of giving, a cherished time for family and friends, filled with love and peace, and for many a time to celebrate in the most expansive way possible. Christmas is a time celebrated in all Christian countries, and even in Tibet. Tibet winter tour is quite a...
Tips and Advice for Trip To Tibet

Tips and Advice for Trip To Tibet

Tibet Autonomous Region is the westernmost region of China. It lies on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau, the highest plateau in the world with an average elevation of more than 4,800 meters. A trip to Tibet is like no other vacation in the world, lying on the roof of the world, high above any other land...
Lhasa Valley in Tibet

Lhasa Valley in Tibet

Located in the south of the high-altitude Tibetan plateau, the Lhasa Valley is one of the most stunning valleys in Tibet. The Lhasa River, also known as the River Kyichu, flows through the center of the valley to the south of the city of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. One of the major tributaries of the...
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