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Tibet Winter Tours Give More Insight Into the Tibetan Culture | Explore Tibet

Tibet Winter Tours Give More Insight Into the Tibetan Culture | Explore Tibet

Most tourists to Tibet visit in the high season, from May to October, when the temperatures are warmer and the landscape is green and healthy, with lush prairies and verdant forests. However, winter is one of the best times to take a trip to Tibet, and it is not as cold as you might think....
Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa | Explore Tibet

Top Five Free Things To Do In Lhasa | Explore Tibet

Tibet is notorious for being an expensive place to visit – current requirements are a pre-arranged tour including a Tibetan tour guide, Tibet travel permits, and sometimes a car and driver depending on your itinerary. However, it shouldn’t be cut off your travel list because of worries like this; there are plenty of free things...
Road Reconstruction at Gyatso La Pass Added 2 More Driving Hours to The Tibet EBC Tours.

Road Reconstruction at Gyatso La Pass Added 2 More Driving Hours to The Tibet EBC Tours.

According to Tibet travel information provided by  Explore Tibet guides and drivers, a section of the road at Gyatsa la pass (5250m) was under reconstruction from early this month (July), the road workers said this 30km long reconstruction would take about 2 months and they are planning to finish the work by end of Aug,...

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...
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...
7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

  Right now, if you walk through the streets of Lhasa, you will see Tibetans everywhere carrying wooden buckets full of different grains and yak butter. On this third day of the Tibetan New Year or “Losar,” these buckets or “qemar” are given to friends and family to symbolize a good harvest. During this time...
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...
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