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Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

Is Tibet a safe place to Travel?

“The journey to Tibet is a long one, often fraught with danger and disaster, from which many men will never return.” While this may have been true for the famous botanist and National Geographic writer, Joseph Rock. When he made his eventful expeditions to Southwest China and Tibet in the early 1920s, these days, there...
Losar - The Tibetan New Year

Losar – The Tibetan New Year

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is the most important celebration and festival in the Tibetan lunisolar calendar. It has been in place for more than 1,000 years. Ancient Tibetans were traditionally nomads, who lived on the harsh Tibetan plateau, herding yaks and sheep and farming the land for grain and other crops. When the crops...
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...
Travel to Tibet: Is Tibet a good place to visit?

Travel to Tibet: Is Tibet a good place to visit?

One of the most asked questions by people thinking of travel to Tibet for the first time, few people realize just how amazing Tibet is. A land of extremes, in the landscapes, culture, religion, and weather. There is no place on the planet quite like Tibet. And while some will tell you that visiting Tibet...
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 Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

While most of Tibet came under the influence of the Tibetan Kings during the 7th and 8th centuries, a large area of the region on the roof of the world was held by other kingdoms. Vast stretches of the plateau in the modern-day Ngari Prefecture were once home to the ancient kingdoms of Guge and...
Mount Everest Base Camp - The Northern Base Camp on the World’s Highest Mountain

Mount Everest Base Camp – The Northern Base Camp on the World’s Highest Mountain

Lying in the far west of Tibet, on the border with Nepal, Mount Everest is the most famous mountain in the world. Known around the globe as the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest has been a challenge for climbers for almost 100 years and is still the pinnacle of mountaineering achievements around the world. More...
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...
Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

One of three sacred lakes in Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, which lies in the far west of Tibet, close to the sacred Mount Kailash, is one of the highest lakes in the world, lying at an altitude of around 4,590 meters above sea level. Located in the Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, also known...
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