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What is the Chinese Group Visa?

What is the Chinese Group Visa?

As part of the People’s Republic of China, before you can travel to Tibet, or even book a Tibet tour in most cases, you will need to have a visa for visiting China. Tibet Autonomous Region is the only strictly controlled area of China where additional permits are required for travel. The Chinese group visa...
How to Plan a Trip to Tibet?

How to Plan a Trip to Tibet?

Tibet is an unforgettable land where high Himalayan mountains contrast with vast open plains and crystal clear plateau lakes. The most unique environment on the planet, the Tibetan plateau is the highest plateau in the world, with an average altitude of around 4,800 meters (15,748 feet). This stunning plateau landscape is one of the most...
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...
Traveling from Nepal to Tibet

Traveling from Nepal to Tibet

The route from Nepal to Tibet is one of the most spectacular routes in the world, traveling from the stunning Kathmandu Valley in Nepal over the mighty Himalayas. By crossing the vast Tibetan plateau through Lhasa along the renowned Friendship Highway, and continuing along the famous Sichuan Tibet Highway. Finally can enter into the Mainland...
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...
Tibet Train Ticket FAQs

Tibet Train Ticket FAQs

The trains to Tibet from the seven gateway cities across China have four classes of tickets, though you will only find three advertised. Officially, there are only three classes of Tickets, Soft Sleeper, hard Sleeper, and Hard Seat, but unofficially, there is also the “unreserved” class of ticket, which you can get only at the...
Lake Namtso -One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Lake Namtso -One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

The third of the Great Three Lakes in Tibet is Lake Namtso, it lies in Damxung County in the northern part of Lhasa, around 166 kilometers north of the Tibetan capital by road, or around 112 kilometers as the crow flies. Known locally as Nam Co, the lake is also known as the“Heavenly Lake”, and it...
Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Festivals in Tibet are an important part of the Tibetan calendar, as well as being a major part of the local people’s lives. Tibetans love festivals and celebrations, and in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, there are more than twenty major festivals throughout the year, as well as several small local festivals. The Tibetan calendar lags...
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...
Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Traveling to Tibet is very different from anywhere else on the planet. This unique destination has some rules and requirements that you will not find with other holiday destinations, both in Asia and around the world. As an autonomous region of China, Tibet is a destination that requires certain permits and passes to get to,...
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