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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.

The Himalayas
The highest mountain in Tibet is Mt. Everest - the main peak of the Himalayas. As the roof of the world, 26 of the 100 highest mountains in the world clustered in Tibet. We have specially listed the highest and famous mountains with photos and travel tips.
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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Tibet tour
If you want to explore the mystery of Tibet and broad your kids’ eyes, you can have 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. There are some obligatory tips for family Tibet tour with kids.
Lhasa city
As the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa offers a unique experience for all people who visit its majestic scenery and peaceful culture. It's the land of the gods and the most sacred place for Tibetans.

Lhasa - Capital City of Tibet

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Chengdu is the nearest major city to Lhasa. Many travelers go to Chengdu first by international flight, then take train to Lhasa to visit this mysterious land.
Chengdu to Lhasa train Z322 takes about 36hrs 28mins. It departs every other day from Chengdu Railway Station and arrives at Lhasa Railway Station on the 3rd day. Although the train journey sounds a bit long, the time on the road is actually worth it.
We’ve listed 10 of the most visited Tibetan monasteries.
Visiting various Tibetan monasteries would be part of your Tibet trip. Here's the list of the top 10 Tibetan Buddhism Monasteries, from which You can not only see the marvelous religious artworks but also discover the spiritual home of Tibetan people.

Top 10 Tibetan Monasteries

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Mount Everest
What is the best time to visit Everest Base Camp in Tibet? Late April to early June and mid-September to early October of year is the best time for a better climate, oxygen content, and visibility. The best time to trek EBC is April-June and September-October each year. And the best time to climb Mount Everest is during late April and May.
Traveling to Tibet by train is one of the best ways to explore Tibet. Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province is an excellent gateway to Tibet.
Lanzhou to Lhasa train only takes around 24 hours and covers a distance of 2188 kilometers. There are generally about 4-5 trains heading to Tibet each day from Lanzhou. Along the way, you will view the stunning landscape along Qinghai Tibet Railway.

Lanzhou to Lhasa Train

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Shorton festival is a big festival in Lhasa area.
The Shoton/Sho Dun Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Tibet. “Sho” means yogurt, “Ton” means banquet. So you can consider it as a feast of eating yogurt. In this article, you can see the history, venue and what to expect from this festival.
Gama Valley Trek
Trekking in Tibet provides a unique and closer encounter with the culture and spirituality of Tibet. On Tibetan Plateau, you will feel the charm of Tibetan Buddhism, explore its natural beauty, and see the north face of the Himalayans. Check below the greatest treks that await you in Tibet.

Top 10 Greatest Treks in Tibet

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Nepalese Food
When you first encounter traditional Nepalese food, their variety may dazzle you. Generally, Nepalese cuisine is deeply influenced by India. However, the Tibetan food culture has also added rich elements to it. Here are some of the Nepali food that you may have a try.
Tibetan wedding
Tibetan marriage customs have distinctive local characteristics. The old-style marriage is that the man and the woman are married under the arrangement of their parents. The new-style marriage is that men and women have the freedom to choose their spouses but still follow the etiquette of the traditional Tibetan wedding.
tibet travel
Tibet is a special destination. You should know there're many restrictions before visiting Tibet. Tibet Travel Permit is the necessary documentation you need to obtain. And Foreign tourists are not allowed to travel to Tibet independently unless they are accompanied by a tour guide.
Lhasa Railway Station
Lhasa-Shigatse Railway is a line connecting Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet Autonomous Region. It's an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet railway. With a total length of 253 kilometers, Lhasa to Shigatse train takes about 3 hours. Along the railway, you can see beautiful landscapes.
 Many elderly people usually think twice about traveling to Tibet.
Many travelers may wonder "if it's okay for elderly people go to Tibet", the answer is definitely YES as plenty of people above 70 years of age have been to Tibet. Here are caveats for your Traveling to Tibet including the acclimatization, altitude and weather.
Visit Tibet
A visit to Tibet can be an amazing experience with proper planning. Here we list all things you need to know before traveling to Tibet, such as what documents to prepare, when to visit, how to get to Tibet, what to see, how much it costs, etc.

How to Visit Tibet?

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train
Chongqing to Lhasa train Z223 departs every other day. The whole railway distance from Chongqing to Lhasa is about 3,269 kilometers and the duration is about 35hr and 31min.
Xining to Lhasa Train
Xining to Lhasa train Z6801 is the only train starting from Xining and ending in Lhasa. It departs at 13:50 from Xining Railway Station every day. It’s the shortest train journey to Tibet and you will view the amazing scenery of Qinghai-Tibet railine.

Xining to Lhasa Train

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Shanghai to Lhasa train map
Taking Shanghai to Lhasa train Z164 is an incredible journey. It covers a distance of 4,373km and takes around 47 hours 24 minutes. Check the latest ticket price, schedule, booking service, useful tips and the highlights of this train tour along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Shanghai to Lhasa Train

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