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How To Take The Tibet Train to Lhasa?

How To Take The Tibet Train to Lhasa?

How to take the Tibet Train to Lhasa Tibet, the roof of the world and a hugely popular tourist destination, has various routes to use to get there. While flying from Nepal or China is a fast way to get there, it can never beat traveling by train. The scenery along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway is...
15 Days Kailash Tour - Tibet Tour Itinerary

15 Days Kailash Tour – Tibet Tour Itinerary

The journey will lead across the great central Tibet of U-Tsang to the western Ngari. This tour is the best Tibet group tour if you are not very much interested in seeing Tibet rather than taking a picture at The journey covers all the wishes of travelers who are enthusiast about having insights of Tibet...
How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

How to travel to Tibet is the most common question. 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...
The Grand Yarlung Tsangpo - Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

The Grand Yarlung Tsangpo – Cradle of Tibetan Civilization

The significance of Yarlung Tsangpo can be understood from the very name of the ancient Tibetan civilization—Yarlung Civilization. Yarlung is the name of the river and Tsangpo is a Tibetan word that means “river”. In the places nearby Lhasa, Yarlung Tsangpo is simply known as Tsangpo. It is one of the most important rivers of...
What Is Tibet Known For?

What Is Tibet Known For?

Tibet is known as the “Roof of the World”, the “Third Pole”, or the “Land of Snows”. It is one of the most renowned places in the world. Few people have not heard of this land in Asia, the home of Buddhist Monasteries, the vast Himalayan Mountains, hairy yaks, and the beautiful landscape. Believed to...
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...
The Most Prominent Women in Tibetan History

The Most Prominent Women in Tibetan History

In the ancient Tibetan culture, while it is the men that rule the roost, it is actually the women who do most of the hard work. However, while Tibetan women have long been given equal rights by Tibetan tradition, historical documents have often described the Tibetan women as being gentle and hardworking. Something that has...
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...
The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

Pilgrimage has long been an essential part of the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, and for more than 1,300 years, Buddhists from across Tibet have undertaken this ritual journey to sacred sites in Tibet, Nepal, and India as a major part of their devotion to Buddha. In Tibetan, the word for “pilgrim” is “gnas skor...
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...
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