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Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Experience Tibet, Protect Tibet The Tibetan plateau is a unique place in the world not only for its spectacular geography but also for the ancient Tibetan and Buddhist culture that has been preserved for centuries by its isolation from the rest of the world. As business and tourism is booming in Tibet, bringing development and...

How to Actually Overcome Altitude Sickness in Tibet

With an average altitude of 4,500 m (14,800 ft), getting Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on the Tibetan Plateau is not a question of “if” but rather a question of “when.” The general consensus in preventing AMS is to ascend slowly to allow your body to adapt to the decreasing oxygen in the atmosphere. But with...
How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

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

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 remarkable places to visit in the world, but it’s also...
Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Have you been continually shelving that bucket-list trip to Tibet for “some day”? It’s understandable. With the cost of flights, hotels, and transportation in Tibet, it’s easy to rack up a hefty price tag. Plus, researching destinations and finding travel companion takes time. But have you ever thought about doing a group tour? Here are...
Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

In Tibetan Buddhism there are two popular ways of accumulating religious merit: prostrations and pilgrimages. A full prostration requires a pilgrim to put both knees, elbows and forehead on the ground to show veneration of the Lord Buddha, his teachings and the community. While pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites and perform a...
Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest might claim the title of the world’s tallest mountain, but Mt. Kailash is undoubtedly Tibet’s holiest mountain. People from all over the world ascend 5000 meters to Everest Base Camp just to get an unobstructed view of the world’s tallest mountain. While others journey to the far west to complete the 51 km circuit around Mt....
How to Choose the Right Tibet Tour for You

How to Choose the Right Tibet Tour for You

Tibet is huge and seeing everything it has to offer in one trip is simply not possible. Your best bet is to identify what aspect of Tibet draws you to visit our homeland and plan your trip around that. But even that sometimes isn’t so simple. Going through the spectrum of options available can be...
The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You'll Need

The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You’ll Need

Traveling to Tibet can seem as daunting as climbing Mount Everest. Since the social unrest in 2008, any form of travel in and out of Tibet has been closely monitored. Visitors must now arrange travel plans through a Tibetan tour agency to obtain the necessary permits and visas. To check off everything off your list,...
3 Days Kailash Kora – Day 3 - Tibet Trekking

3 Days Kailash Kora – Day 3 – Tibet Trekking

Day 3 is the easiest and the shortest trekking from Zutulpuk back to Darchen, the journey extends only 14km (but most of Explore Tibet’s Kailash trekking itineraries have shortened the journey by 2km). The only effort of the day would be the 200m descent. The last day trek is most important for Milarepa followers because...
3 Days Mt. Kailash Kora – Day 2 - Tibet Trekking

3 Days Mt. Kailash Kora – Day 2 – Tibet Trekking

As your Tibet tour goes on the Kailash kora from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk Monastery, the second day is going to be rather a hard one, it is the hardest one actually. It goes through the highest altitude of the 3 days trek around Mt. Kailash. The second day is going to be a shorter 18...
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