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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.

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Zhangzhung(also Shangshung) is the kingdom and ancient culture of western and northwestern Tibet. Zhangzhung culture predates the Tibetan Buddhist culture in Tibet and is the source of all Tibetan culture.
Nepal vs Bhutan
Nepal and Bhutan are small countries located at the foot of the Himalayas. Both have excellent natural scenery, a large number of ancient temples, historical sites and a strong religious atmosphere. But which is better for tourists?
The map of the flight route from Chengdu to Shigatse
Taking a flight to Shigatse from Chengdu is the most convenient way. At present, there is only one direct flight flying from Chengdu to Shigatse. Here are some details about the time schedule and FAQs.
Mala Beads
Ritual items of Tibetan Buddhism are objects used by monks to conduct Buddhist activities and ceremonies. Buddhism gives them special functions, making them no longer ordinary objects, but more sacred and solemn.
flight route from Kunming to Lhasa
At present, there are eight direct flights between Kunming and Lhasa operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Tibet Airlines, including four nonstop flights and four flights with one stop in Lijiang or Diqing. The ticket price is USD315.
Making Beijing as the 1st destination before flying to Tibet is a popular choice.
Flying to Lhasa from Beijing is convenient since there are several direct flights available every day. Check the lasted updated schedules, price, airports, and useful info for your traveling from Beijing to Tibet.
See the flight route from Nanjing to Lhasa on the map.
There is only one direct daily flight to Tibet from Nanjing with stopover at Xining or Mianyang. Moreover, if you want to find an alternative if you can't book a flight ticket from Shanghai to Tibet, you may choose to fly to Lhasa from Nanjing. Check detailed flight info and FAQ.
 Tibet train tour from Guangzhou is convenient.
Guangzhou to Lhasa Train Z264 departs from Guangzhou at 11:45 and arrives in Lhasa at 16:19 after two days. The whole journey takes 53 hours and covers a distance of 4,980 kilometers. Although it sounds a bit long, the train travel is definitely worth taking your time.
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.
a sample of Nepal Visa
International tourists can get a Nepal visa on arrival when reaching Kathmandu airport; and road borders at Nepalganj, Birganj/Raxaul Bazaar, Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi, and Rasuwagadhi. USD30 for 15 days single-entry Nepal tourist visa.

Nepal Visa

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Liffity
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There're 14 flights flying from Chengdu to Lhasa everyday.
There are many flights from Chengdu to Lhasa from 06:00-22:10, with a full price of USD305. This article gives a detailed introduction to Chengdu-Lhasa flight schedules, ticket fare, airport traffic, and precautions for entering Tibet by plane.
The map of the flight route from Chengdu to Nyingchi
Taking a flight to Nyingchi from Chengdu is the most convenient way. At present, there are three flights flying from Chengdu to Nyingchi. Check the flight schedule, price, and FAQs.
There's only one direct flight from Guangzhou to Tibet currently.
There is only one direct flight operated by China South Airlines from Guangzhou to Lhasa, Tibet. The duration is about six hours including the one-hour-stopover in Chongqing. Here're also guides to travel from Shengzhen or Hongkong to Tibet via Guangzhou.
Jowo Rinpoche is a 12-year-old life-size Sakyamuni Buddha statue enshrined in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. In Tibetan, "Jowo" means "supreme", "Rinpoche" means "treasure". In the heart of every devout Tibetan, they all wish to prostrate Jowo Rinpoche to seed the karma of liberation.
Tibetan Mastiff
Tibetan Mastiff, belonging to the mastiffs, is a large-sized dog with a fierce personality. Its coat color is mostly iron-clad gold, yellow, black, etc. Tibetan Mastiff originates in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. It's loyal, brave and dedicated so it's the best protector for nomads.

Tibetan Mastiff

Eric
Eric
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Tibetan women
Tibetan women have dark brown skin that is admired by Western men, as well as strong and elasticity body that is admired by men in mainland China. If you walk into Tibetan areas, you will be attracted by their generous laugh, brilliant smile, warm hearts, and cheerful characters.

Tibetan Women

Zoe
Zoe
Trip Advisor
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What about the coronavirus situation in China and Tibet? How about covid precaution tips during the travel? Read this article and you will find more details.
butter sculpture
Tibetan Butter Sculpture is a special form of art made of ghee. It's widely used as offerings in Tibetan Buddhism. It's an important feature of Tibetan culture.
Vultures are holy birds in Tibetan culture.
Tibetan Sky Burial is a traditional funeral ritual in Tibet, in which the dead body is consecrated to the vultures in a certain sky burial platform. It has a close relationship with Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan people believe that the sky burial can make the soul immortal and better reincarnation...
Lhasa altitude
Lhasa is located on the Tibetan Plateau with an altitude of 3650 meters(11,975 ft), which is one of the highest cities in the world. Due to the high elevation, for the first time comer, you should be aware of altitude sickness.

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