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Tibet Overland Group Tour To Kathmandu, Nepal Is Now Available Here | www.exploretibet.com

Tibet Overland Group Tour To Kathmandu, Nepal Is Now Available Here | www.exploretibet.com

Tibet Overland group tours from Lhasa to Kathmandu have always been a popular option for travelers to Tibet. With the re-opening of the border crossing between Nepal and Tibet, at Gyirong Port, tours are once again available for travelers wishing to tour overland in Tibet, and end by going on to Nepal, across the border....
9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

9 Important Tips for Travel Tibet With Small Kids | Explore Tibet

Some people don’t recommend bring Children to travel to Tibet because of the climate and generally harsher conditions in Tibet may not be ideal for young children. Besides, kids are usually getting more tired during the journey, and the constant complaining about being uncomfortable will affect your tour experiences. Traveling with small children to Tibet...
How To Take The Tibet Train to Lhasa? World Highest Train | Explore Tibet Travel Info

How To Take The Tibet Train to Lhasa? World Highest Train | Explore Tibet Travel Info

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...

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...
Sky Burials: An Act of Compassion and Generosity

Sky Burials: An Act of Compassion and Generosity

For many visitors, sky burials, the practice of dismembering corpses and feeding them to the vultures, seem to be at odds with their image of Tibet. In a land known for its beautiful mountains, staunch devotion to Buddhism and compassionate people, how could this seemingly brutal practice exist? On the surface, watching a rogyapa, or...
7 Must Eat Dishes in Tibet

7 Must Eat Dishes in Tibet

1. Momos These meat-filled steamed buns are ubiquitous in Tibet and a trip to the plateau would be incomplete without trying one. In shape and form they’re akin to the Chinese baozi but bear several delicious differences. The skin, made from white flour and water, is slightly thicker than Chinese dumplings and has a more...
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...
Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest might claim the title of the world’s tallest mountain, but Mt. Kailash is undoubtedly Tibet’s holiest mountain. People from all over the world ascend 5000 meters to Everest Base Camp just to get an unobstructed view of the world’s tallest mountain. While others journey to the far west to complete the 51 km circuit around Mt....
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...
Sino-Norway Relation is Normalized - It May Reopen Tibet Permit for Norwegian in 2017

Sino-Norway Relation is Normalized – It May Reopen Tibet Permit for Norwegian in 2017

According to Tencent QQ News, in 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo which interfered China’s internal affairs, since then Sino-Norway relation get worsen. It has been just over five years since Tibet travel permit is banned for Norwegians. Based on the Xinhua News, on 19th Dec,...
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