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.

Tibet climate
Tibet's climate is typical of a high-altitude plateau climate. The major features of the weather are cold and dry. Here're the average temperature and precipitation of each tourist destination, with our advice about the best time to visit.
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Tibetan Plateau is the world's highest plateau, also known as the "roof of the world" with an average altitude of 4,000+ meters. See the elevation list of Lhasa, Shigatse, Ngari, Lake Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and more.

Tibet Altitude

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There's only one direct flight from Guangzhou to Tibet currently.
There is only one direct flight from Guangzhou to Lhasa, Tibet at present. It is operated by China Southern Airlines. The duration time of the flight is about six hours including the one-hour-stopover in Chongqing.
Triten Norbutse
Tourist introduction to Bonismo. Bon, as a Tibetan indigenous religion, after centuries of evolution, it's now officially recognized as a religious group with equal rights as the Buddhist schools. Tibetan Buddhism is derived from Bon and Buddhism. See more details.
Sand Mandalas
Sand Mandala means colorful Mandala in Tibetan. The making of a sand mandala comes from the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The creation involves in several monks and long procedure. It also shows the transience of life.
Tibet tour
Discover the top 10 things to do and the attractions you can't miss during your first time trip to Tibet, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Namtso Lake, Guge Kingdom, Yamdrok Lake, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, and more.
The Tibetan monks get along well with each other, they usually joking with each other and teasing each other
Tibetan Monks are a kind of mysterious groups in Tibetan Buddhism. Have you ever imagined the inside picture of Buddhist monasteries? Here's a brief introduction about the scholastic and daily life of Tibetan monks, as well as the living Buddhas.

Tibetan Monks

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Travel to Tibet from Nepal
Traveling to Tibet from Nepal offers the opportunity to experience two different cultures and you will understand Tibet better. There're two ways currently. You will see the recommended itineraries, highlights along the way and the necessary permits.
Tibet History
The history of Tibet including: Imperial age (602-842), Era of fragmentation, Sakya Rule, Pazhu Regime, Collapse of Serfdom, and Establishment of Tibet Autonomous Region.

Tibet History

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Tibetan Languge
Tibetan language is referred to as Bodic or Tibetic language. Now, it's widely used in the northern part of India, Nepal, and Bhutan. We will brief introduce the history, alphabets, notable features, words and grammar of Tibetan language.
Saga Dawa Festival 2017 celebrated at Mt Kailash
Saga Dawa Festival is usually celebrated at Mt Kailash. The famous Tarboche Flagpole, a huge pole that lies on the Kailash Kora route, would be replaced with new prayer flags and raised up again. Local Tibetans circumambulated the Tarboche Flagpole in clockwise direction to welcome the newly rising flagpole.
Shorton festival is a big festival in Lhasa area.
The Shoton Festival is one of the most important festivals in Tibet. “Sho” means yogurt, “Ton” means banquet. From this post, you can also see the history, venue and what to expect from this festival, therefore understand Tibetan culture and Buddhism better.
Tibet and Nepal
Tibet and Nepal are two fantastic tourist destinations in the Himalayas. Both lands have commonalities that sometimes confuse many people. These travel tips may help you better understand their Differences and Commonalities of culture, weather, travel highlights, etc.

Tibet and Nepal

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tibet permit
Tibet Travel Permit/Tibet Visa/Tibet Entry Permit is a mandatory document for travelers to enter Lhasa or travel around Tibet. It's issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. To obtain your permit, you need to book your tours with the local Tibet travel agency prior and they will handle it for you.
This gesture usually used when someone serves tea for you and you don't want more.
You may need to know some etiquette and taboos of Tibet customs and traditions when you visit a Tibet family, famous monasteries and dine.
There're 14 flights flying from Chengdu to Lhasa everyday.
There are around 30 direct flights between Chengdu and Tibet. It takes about 2hrs 30mins to fly to Lhasa from Chengdu. The ticket price is USD307. The flights are operated by Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Air China, and China Eastern Airlines.
Scenery in Xiamen
If you are going to travel to Tibet from Xiamen, you need to know there's no direct train or flight. You may transit from other transport hubs like Guangzhou, Chengdu, Kunming, etc. Check the related train/flight schedule and price, find your desired tour route.
Nyingchi Peach trees bloom from March.
Best time to visit Tibet depends on what you want to see and to do in Tibet. To make it clear, we list the best traveling time according to your tour destination or activities you want to get involved in, you will see the related seasons and weather accordingly.
Beautiful landscape of Tibet
Many international tourists travel to Lhasa from Shanghai but there's around 2,944 kilometers distance. Check the three viable options to get to Tibet from Shanghai, namely: by Shanghai Lhasa train, by flight, or by a combination of plane and train travel.
Shopping at Barkhor Street. There are various local Tibetan arts, crafts, and tasty cuisines in this market.
We show must-do things when traveling in Tibet. You can visit famous Monasteries like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, do kora, eat delicious Tibetan food, shopping at Barkhor Street.