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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...
A Complete Guide to Visiting Lhasa – Part I

A Complete Guide to Visiting Lhasa – Part I

The capital city and administrative center of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world and is the world’s highest capital city. It receives thousands of visitors every year and visiting Lhasa is dream come true for most the Tibetans in Kham and Amdo regions.  At an altitude...
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...
Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Travel to Tibet can be done at almost any time of year, with the exception of February and March. These two months there are restrictions for foreign tourism, as it is the time of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. For most travelers to Tibet, there are three main things they want to see. Always top...
Top 10 sights of a Tibet Tour | Explore Tibet

Top 10 sights of a Tibet Tour | Explore Tibet

Tibet is the roof of the world, and Tibet tour is almost every traveler’s dream. Despite having very strict Tibet permit policies around using guides, transport, and Tibet permits, thousands of visitors travel to this remote region to experience the adventure that is Tibet. A land full of centuries-old traditions, a mysterious religious culture and massive...
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...
Tibetan Prayer Flags

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Traditionally, prayer flags are colorful rectangular pieces of cloth that are used to give blessings to the countryside, as well as in many forms of Tibetan Buddhist prayers. A common misconception among non-Buddhists is that prayer flags carry the prayers of the people to the gods. This is not true. Tibetan people believe that the...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 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...
9 Tibetan Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

9 Tibetan Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

There is perhaps no better way to experience authentic Tibetan culture than to attend a festival. With summer is around the corner, Tibetans all over the plateau are in high-gear preparing for festival season. If you’re looking to travel to the “Roof of the World” this summer, a Tibetan festival is a must to include on...
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...
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