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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.

The flying flag in Tibet.
Many travelers are curious about the cost of traveling to Tibet. Please note that Tibet is not considered a budget-friendly destination. See the price factors!
Sadhguru and a group of worshippers at Mt.Kailash
For travelers from New Delhi, there're two easiest ways to go to Kailash Mansarovar. The most popular way is to travel overland via Kathmandu.
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.
Triten Norbutse
Bon(Bonismo), originated from the "Gangdise Mountains" and "Manasarovar Lake" in ancient Xiangxiong, Tibet. It's a Tibetan indigenous religion.
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival is the greatest annual event in northern Tibet
Nagqu Horse Racing Festival is the greatest event in northern Tibet. Here you can enjoy an attire feast, delicious Tibetan food, as well as singing and dancing.
Stone bowl chicken is the most famous cuisine from Nyingchi.
In Nyingchi, you can eat a good variety of gastronomic cuisines such as Stone Pot Chicken, Roasted Tibetan Pig, etc. Set up your own Nyingchi culinary exploration.

Nyingchi Food

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Weather plays an important role in your Nyingchi travel. Knowing the best time to visit is the prerequisite to planning a successful and wonderful Nyingchi tour.
Qugu Monastery is the first monastery you will see during your Mt.Kailash kora.
Located on the west side of Mt.Kailash, Qugu Monastery is the first tourist destination for Mt. Kailash kora prayers, famous for a naturally formed Buddha statue.

Qugu Monastery

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Shannan in Autumn
Tourists can visit Shannan at any time of the year. The best time is from May to November. The rainy season of Shannan is from June to August.
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 choose your preferred way to go to Tsedang.
Guge Kingdom
Located in the west of Tibet, Ngari is known for its desolate off-the-beaten-path landscape. Let’s unveil this mysterious prefecture of Tibet.
Ngari in Tibet
Ngari is the most mysterious place in Tibet. The climate here is worse than in other parts of Tibet. It's recommended to visit Ngari from May to October.
Tibet and Nepal
Both Tibet and Nepal are situated high up in the Himalayas. Tibet is on the northern side of the Himalayas, while Nepal is on the southern side.

Tibet and Nepal

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Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are the landmarks of Ngari.
May to October every year is a very suitable time to travel to Ngari. Especially from mid-June to mid-September, there's higher oxygen content and humid climate.
Ngari map
Ngari is located in the west of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Check the detailed Ngari travel maps and find tourist attractions, routes, nearby counties, etc.

Ngari Map

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There are 5 major airports in Tibet
There are five major airports in Tibet currently, namely, Lhasa Gonngar Airport, Nyingchi Mainling Airport, Shigatse Peace Airport, Qamdo Bangda Airport, Ngari Gunsa Airport, linking Tibet with the outside world faster and cost-effective. Know the general info and find your desired Tibet airport.

Tibet Airport

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Ngari is a remote region in Tibet but many travelers like to take long journey here to worship the sacred Mt.Kailash.
Ngari is a remote region in western Tibet. There're two ways to get to Ngari, one is by flight, another is by road. It's better to drive to Ngari to avoid altitude sickness.
Gyangze is an ancient city with a long history and numerous historical sites. It is very convenient to travel to Gyantse as it's only 254km southwest of Lhasa.

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