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.

There are 5 major airports in Tibet
There are five major airports in Tibet currently, linking Tibet with outside faster and cost-effective. Check the detailed info of the related airports - Lhasa Gonngar Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, Qamdo Bangda Airport, Ngari Gunsa Airport.

Airports in Tibet

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Tibetan Nomads with their horse.
Nomads mainly refer to the people whose main way of life is nomadism. In order to adapt to the climate conditions of high temperature and drought in Tibetan plateau, the Tibetan Nomads have implemented a strict animal husbandry management mode.
Tibet Overland Routes
Some travelers prefer overland tours to Tibet for viewing as much as the amazing scenery along the road. However, the Tibet overland routes are usually very costly and not all of them are available. Right now, only Xinjing, Qinghai and Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour are applicable.
Packing list
What's the packing list for your Tibet tour? This alticle gives travelers a details packing list and the tips to prevent the altitude sickness.
Foreigners inTibet
For foreigners planning a Tibet tour, there're 3 things you may need to know in advance, such as booking your tour, applying for your Tibet Travel Permit/Tibet Visa, and choosing the best time to visit Tibet.
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.
Tibet tour
Tibet receives a considerable number of tourists every year for its fantastic sites. Below are top things to do in Tibet including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Namtso Lake, etc.
Fly to Tibet from Singapore is easy
As residents in a modern city, more and more travelers from Singapore want to experience the unique culture and nature in Tibet. Tibet attracts thousands of international travelers every year, and it’s easy to travel to Tibet from Singapore.
Tibet Border Pass is required when you travel to some remote border areas in Tibet.
When tourists plan to travel to Mount Everest, Mount Kailash and other border areas between Tibet and other countries, the Tibet Border Pass is required. While, this pass can not be applied by themselves, and travelers should ask help from the travel agency.

Tibet Border Pass

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Thangka is a traditional Tibetan painting art form.
Tibetan thangka is a kind of scroll painting decorated with colored satin, with distinct national characteristics, strong religious color and unique artistic style, which has always been regarded as a treasure by people. It is also a valuable resource for the study of ancient painting.

Tibetan Thangka

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We got tens of Tibet Travel Permits each day.
Input the Tibet Travel Permit application online, we will help you get your Tibet Visa successfully! According to the related rule, all travelers need to input all detailed info about your Tibet tour for applying your Tibet Permit.
China group visa
International travelers who will enter Tibet from Nepal, have to apply for China Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu for visiting Tibet. So, what is China Group Visa? How to get it?
tibet permit
Tibet Travel Permit (Tibet Visa) is needed to board a train or plane to Lhasa besides your Chinese Visa. Your pre-arranged itinerary through a legal travel agency in Lhasa will be listed in your Tibet Permit.
Flights to Tibet from Singapore
Taking a flight to Tibet has become a popular way for tourists who plan a trip to Tibet. The majority of tourists like to fly to Beijing/Shanghai, Chengdu and Kathmandu and then transfer to Lhasa.
Tibet Tourism Bureau is a national administration.
Tibet Travel Permit, which also known as “Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit” or “TTB Permit”, is the indispensable permit for international travelers to travel to Tibet.

Tibet Tourism Bureau

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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.
There're 14 flights flying from Chengdu to Lhasa everyday.
There are 14 direct flights flying from Chengdu to Lhasa, Tibet. They are operated by Tibet Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Air China, and China Eastern Airlines. It takes about more than two hours to arrive in Lhasa.
Xian is an important hub to fly to Tibet, as there are 7 daily flights.
There are 5 direct flights from Xian to Lhasa and another 5 direct flights from Lhasa to Xian. It takes about 3hrs 20mins for direct flight from Xian to Lhasa.
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.