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Top Places to Travel in Tibet in 2020

Top Places to Travel in Tibet in 2020

As we begin the new year of 2020, it is time to look at what we are expecting to be the top tourist hotspots of the year in Tibet. While more of the plateau region of Tibet is being explored by tourists every year, we still believe that the top three tourist destinations for 2020...
The Best Short Treks in Tibet

The Best Short Treks in Tibet

There are lots of treks you can take in Tibet, from the hike to Mount Everest to the short strolls around the Lhasa foothills and the hermitage sites of the Tibetan capital. For someone who wants to experience trekking at high altitudes, but wants a nice short trek, there are some amazing treks that run...
Why travel from Xining to Lhasa for your Tibet Tour?

Why travel from Xining to Lhasa for your Tibet Tour?

Traveling by train from China to Tibet is one of the most amazing journeys in Asia, and is an adventure that makes your tour of Tibet even better. Not only do you get to relax while the train steams along on its long journey up to the Tibetan capital, but you get to see some...
Trains to Tibet from Seven Gateway Cities

Trains to Tibet from Seven Gateway Cities

There are seven gateway stations to Tibet, as well as the added option of certain passengers being able to board at Xi’an in the low season for tourism. Train to Tibet is the best way to travel to Tibet. The options for rail travel to the high altitude Tibetan plateau and the Tibet Autonomous Region...
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland: an Experience of a Lifetime with Explore Tibet

I and my wife Kit Yeng are a couple of travel writer and photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. We had desired to visit Tibet for a long time, but a mix of red tape, bad timing, and not so approachable agents made us continuing to postpone our trip. In the end, as soon as we...
Ultimate Tibet Trekking Adventures

Ultimate Tibet Trekking Adventures

Surrounded by the most extensive mountain ranges in the world, the Tibetan Plateau is the largest and highest plateau on the planet. From the Karkoram Range in the far west to the Hengduan Mountains in the east, with the vast range of the mighty Himalayas stretching across the western and southern edge of the plateau,...
Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

Autumn in Tibet – The Best Time for Touring the Plateau

As one of the more popular locations in Southeast Asia, tourism in Tibet sees hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to the region throughout the year. And for the best in grand scenery and lush landscapes, autumn is one of the best times to visit Tibet. Autumn in Tibet is part of the Golden Season,...
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...
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