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Tibet Travel Guide, Advice and Tips

Latest highly practical Tibet Travel advice about weather, best time to visit Tibet, cost, permits, transportation, attractions, high altitude sickness, maps, etc. Check the tips and information for your traveling in Tibet.

Travelers wonder that is it safe to travel to Tibet?
Tibet is a safe place with the low crime rate. Most dangers come from the physical environment, especially the altitude. However, you still need to know some potential safety hazards of Tibet, such as wild animals, food, valuables, Terrorism, etc.
Mt. Everest and Rongbuk Monastery
At a height of 8,848 meters, Mount Everest(aka Mt. Qomolangma) stands as the highest mountain in the world. It's located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Check facts about Mt.Everest, geographical environment, weather conditions, and useful travel tips.

Mount Everest

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Take photos at the roof of Jokhang Temple, the landmark of Tibet.
Travelers from the United Kingdom can fly to Kathmandu, then get to Lhasa by flight or road. Or else you may fly from London to mainland China, then to Lhasa by flight or train. Tibet Travel Permit is the necessary document so please book your Tibet Tours beforehand to get it.
Tashigang Village
Tashigang Village is located in Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet. In Tibet, there are many places called "Tashigang", which means "auspicious place". Tashigang Village in Lulang Town is a gorgeous tiny rural village.

Tashigang Village

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Lake Yamdrok is surrounded by snow-capped mountains in February.
The Tibet weather in February is cold but the cost would be the low for your traveling in Tibet. Only a few destinations like Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest are recommended to visit.
Traveling to Tibet in January is what adventurous tourists dream to do.
It takes courage to travel to Tibet in January because it's the coldest time in a year. Tourists are suggested to know more about the weather in winter, and prepare well to start this journey.
Beijing is the capital of China. Everyday, lots of travelers take trains from Beijing to Lhasa.
Beijing to Lhasa train(Z21) departs daily at 20:00 from Beijing West Railway Station and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station at 12:40 on the third day. The whole journey covers 3757 kilometers and takes 40 hours. Read more about the train schedule, booking way, map, etc.
Tibet tour
If you want to explore the mystery of Tibet and broaden your kids’ eyes, you may consider having a family Tibet tour with your kids. During this trip, not only can kids know about the traditional culture, but also they can communicate with local people.
Nepal Tibet map
Nepal and Tibet are two Himalayas Kingdoms located at the south and north side of the Himalayas. On Nepal and Tibet tours, you can experience the rich traditions and customs of the world's two top tourist destinations. Here're maps to provide practical travel plans.

Nepal Tibet Map

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Shigatse map
Shigatse is the second-largest city in Tibet, and it's also the most visited city except Lhasa. Check the detailed Shigatse travel maps and find tourist attractions, travel routes, nearby counties, etc.

Shigatse Map

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Kathmandu city
The average altitude of Kathmandu is 1,370 meters. You don’t have to worry about altitude sickness as it's such a low-altitude place. In fact, If you are not hiking in Nepal, you don't have to worry about altitude sickness at all.
Ngari is in the north Tibetan Plateau.
Tibet is the main part of the Tibetan Plateau, which is the highest plateau in the world and is known as the "Roof of the World". The landform can be roughly divided into the Himalayas Alpine Region, the South Tibetan Valley, the North Tibetan Plateau and the East Tibetan Alpine Valley.

Tibet Geography

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Gyantse map
Gyantse map includes city downtown and tourist attractions. Check the detailed Gyantse travel maps and find tourist spots, travel routes, nearby counties, etc.

Gyantse Map

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Scenery of Frankfurt.
Travelers can fly from major cities of Germany like Frankfurt and Munich to China such as Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hongkong, and Guangzhou then get to Tibet by flight and/or train. You also can travel to Tibet via Kathmandu, Nepal, then get to Lhasa by land/flight.
Sangzhutse Dzong in Shigatse city
Shigatse is the second-largest city in Tibet comes after Lhasa. Due to its ancient culture, magnificent monasteries, breathtaking natural landscape and unique geographical location, Shigatse has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Tibet.
Tibet customs
A guide to Tibetan customs and traditions for visitors covering the form of greetings, etiquette, eating, drinking, tea culture, sky burial, and more travel advice.
July in Tibet is warm, and it is the beginning of the rainy season. Although it rains a lot, it always rains at night. There some recommended places when you travel to Tibet in July, such as Lhasa city, Namtso Lake, Shigatse, etc.
Jokhang Temple
Tibetan Monasteries and Temples can be seen everywhere in Tibet as Tibetan Buddhism has a profound influence in this land. It's no exaggeration to say that Tibetan Buddhism is the foundation of Tibetan culture.
Everest Base Camp is a must-see place during your Tibet travel.
Discover the top 15 things to do and places to visit in Tibet during your first time trip to Tibet, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Manasarovar Lake, Guge Kingdom, and more.
For elevation above 2,700 meters, altitude sickness is likely to happen.
Altitude sickness is a major concern for most travelers, which is a type of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS). Since the average altitude of Tibet is above 4,000 meters, people from low altitude areas are likely to suffer it but you don't have to worry too much about altitude sickness.

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