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Are There Direct Flights to Lhasa from Hong Kong?

Are There Direct Flights to Lhasa from Hong Kong?

For the time being, there are no direct flights from Hong Kong to Lhasa, though this is due to change in the near future. However, you can take a connecting flight from Hong Kong to Lhasa, traveling via either Chengdu, Chongqing, or Xi’an. And while this is not as fast as a direct flight may...
Where to Stay at Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Where to Stay at Everest Base Camp in Tibet

Lying in the far west of Tibet, on the border with Nepal, Mount Everest is the foremost attraction in Tibet, and indeed in the entire Himalayas. Drawn by the mystical allure of this massive and iconic peak, tourists from around the world head for the famous Everest Base Camp in Tibet for the best views...
How to Adapt to the High Altitudes of Tibet

How to Adapt to the High Altitudes of Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region lies in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, the highest plateau on the planet. Known as the Roof of the World, this vast land lies at altitudes of more than 3,000 meters above sea level, with some areas of the region hitting as much as six thousand meters in height. This means a...
Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival

On July 25th, 2019,  Yushu Traditional Horse Racing Festival and Gesar Culture Festival Ceremony held in a grand ceremony Guided by Xi Jinping’s new era of socialist ideas with Chinese characteristics and the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the spirit of the 19th Second and Third Plenary...
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...
Sacred Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

Sacred Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

When it comes to mountains, there is nowhere else in the world like Tibet in terms of the sheer number of high mountains and the immensity of the mountain ranges that are found across the entire Tibetan plateau. The highest plateau in the world has many sacred mountains in Tibet. Tibet is home to several...
International Food in the Lhasa

International Food in the Lhasa

For thousands of years, Yak meat, mutton, yogurt, and tsampa have been the staple diets of all Tibetans. Healthy and nutritious, Tibetan food has developed over the millennia to become the foods that we know in Tibet today. However, while many Tibetans are still happily eating tsampa and dried yak meat, there are those that...
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...
Tibet Autonomous Region vs. the Tibetan Area

Tibet Autonomous Region vs. the Tibetan Area

There is a big difference in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Tibetan Area when it comes to travel to Tibet. When you say Tibet, most people think you are referring to the TAR. However, there are also areas outside the TAR where Tibetan people live, which were once parts of what was originally...
How to Customize Tibet Tours 2019

How to Customize Tibet Tours 2019

Ever since Tibet was finally opened up to foreign tourists and travelers in 1985, it has been the dream of thousands of people around the world to travel to this high-altitude land of massive mountains and devout Buddhism. Traveling on private and small group tours to this Land of Snows has become a popular means...
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