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Spectacular Scenery of the Qinghai Tibet Railway to Lhasa

Spectacular Scenery of the Qinghai Tibet Railway to Lhasa

The Qinghai Tibet Railway, which runs from Xining in Qinghai Province to Lhasa in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), is the world’s highest railway and the main train route to Lhasa from mainland China. Stretching for 1,956 kilometers across the vast Qinghai Tibet Plateau, this unique railway is a massive feat of engineering and an...
Lake Rakshastal – The Ghost Lake of Tibet

Lake Rakshastal – The Ghost Lake of Tibet

Far out in the west of Tibet, in Burang County of Ngari Prefecture, lie two lakes, side by side. While one is renowned as a sacred lake conceived in the mind of Lord Shiva, the other is said to have been created by Ravana after being granted his wish by Lord Shiva. Lake Manasarovar and...
Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Tibet is a land where Buddhist and cultural festivals happen all year round, from the first festival of Losar, or Tibetan New Year, to the Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival that celebrates the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The festivals in Tibet are very unique and especially in the summer. Summer is actually...
Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet

Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet

Tibet is a unique land that lies on the world’s highest plateau in western China. An ancient civilization, the Tibetan people have been living on this high-altitude plateau for thousands of years. A devout Buddhist people, the Tibetan culture is wholly unique in that it is intertwined with the Tibetan Buddhist religion in such a...
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...
Tibetan Tour Operators in Tibet

Tibetan Tour Operators in Tibet

Tibet is one of the most amazing and adventurous destinations of China and traveling to Tibet can be an expensive trip. Taking a tour to the Roof of the World is an unforgettable experience, and is not the easiest vacation to arrange. Since all international tourists are required to be on a pre-arranged Tibet tour,...
The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You'll Need to Explore Tibet

The 5 Tibet Travel Permits and Visas You’ll Need to Explore Tibet

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,...
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...
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