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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.

Tibetan Antelope
In Tibet, you can only see wild animals from a distance. What do the beautiful elves on the plateau look like? Let's take a look at the top animals in Tibet.
Tibet climate
The climate in Tibet is a typical high-altitude plateau climate, cold and dry. See temperature and precipitation of tourist sites, with tips on tourist seasons.
Nepal trekking
Nepal is known as a paradise for trekkers, and there are various hiking routes suitable for different people. Find out the top 8 popular teahouse trekking routes including Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, etc., and start your venturing in the Himalayas!
Lhasa Railway Station
Lhasa to Shigatse train is an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet railway. It takes about 2.5 hours for 253 kilometers and provides beautiful natural views.
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama in Shigatse. It's the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas.

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

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Gyirong Port
The land borderline between Tibet and Nepal is 1,389 kilometers long. There are 5 national border ports, and the open ones include Purang, Gyirong, Riwu, and Chentang. Zhangmu Port was closed due to the earthquake in 2015. Purang Port is just for pilgrimage groups. The only valid port for tourists is Gyirong Port.
See black-necked cranes at Gangtey in Autumn.
If you want to have a wonderful and unforgettable journey in Bhutan, in addition to choosing your favorite itinerary, you also need to when to visit Bhutan. The best time to travel to Bhutan depends on the climate, your interest, as well as the destinations or festivals that you want to visit.
Kunlun Mountain
Kunlun Mountains, also known as Kunlun Xu, stretch through Xinjiang and Tibet to Qinghai. Ancient mythology believes that Queen Mother of the West lives here.

Kunlun Mountains

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Tibetan wedding
Tibetan marriage customs have distinctive local characteristics. Check various and colorful Tibetan marriage customs.
Tibetan New Year
Significant Tibetan festivals include Losar Festival, Saga Dawa Festival, Shoton Festival, etc. Joining a feast is a great way to experience Tibetan culture.
Nepalese women dress up for Teej Festival
Hartalika Teej is a traditional festival for Hindu women. During the festival, married women would fast and pray for longevity for their husbands.
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Tibetan Buddhism is rooted in Mahayana Buddhism and has been practiced in Tibet for 1000+ years. Here're the brief instructions to top five essential beliefs.
Shannan Train Station
There are three ways to travel to Shannan, by flight, by road, or by train. It's recommended to get to Lhasa first then to Tsedang.
EBC trek map
Trekking routes in Sagarmatha National Park: the general one is a round-trip with Gorek Shep and the large ring line includes Gokyo holy lake and Chhukhung.
When going to Tibet, you would be advised you not to mention Tibet during your China Visa application. But why it is so? Check more for detailed info.
tibetan houses
Tibetan houses are very distinctive including the castle-like houses in the southern valley, the tents in the pastoral areas of northern Tibet, wooden buildings in the forest area of ​​the Yarlung Zangbo Valley, etc., even cave dwellings can be found on the Ngari Plateau.
Trekking in Tibet
Check the top 10 treks, including Mt.Kailash Kora, Ganden Monastery to Samye, Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen, and so on. Read more.
Travelers wonder that is it safe to travel to Tibet?
Tibet is a safe place. Most dangers come from the physical environment, especially the altitude. Here're some concerning issues you need to know.
Durbar Square is a great place to see famous temples of nepal.
From Swayambhunath Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples to Budhanilkantha, one of the famous Hindu temples in Nepal, there're top 10 pilgrimage sites and cultural landmarks for your visit to Nepal.
A Thangka of Palden Lhamo
Palden Lhamo is the chief Dharma Protector, so she is highly valued in all major sects of Tibetan Buddhism. Almost every monastery enshrines her.

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