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.

Butter Lamp Festival
The Butter Lamp Festival falls on the 15th of the first month in Tibetan Calendar. It’s a tradition that commemorates all of Buddha’s miracles. You will feel a happy atmosphere during that Festival.
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Tibetan Plateau is the world's highest plateau, also known as the "roof of the world" due to its high altitude. See the elevation list of Lhasa, Shigatse, Ngari, Lake Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and various attractions.

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butter tea
Tibetan food is waiting for you in Lhasa. A mix of healthy and delicious cuisines honed and perfected through years on the plateau. Popular dishes include Tsampa, butter tea, yak meat, yogurt, etc., which are also the staple diet in Tibet.
Qinghai Tibet Train
We offer the up to date schedule and ticket price of Tibet Trains from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou and Xining to Lhasa. Also include the more detailed info like how to buy it, Children’s Tibet Train ticket as well as luggage limitation & prohibited items.

Tibet Train Schedule and Price 2021

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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.
sky burial
Sky Burial is a traditional funeral ritual, which the dead body is consecrated to the vultures in a certain sky burial platform. It has a close relationship with Tibetan Buddhism, and there some taboos about sky burial which you don’t know.
Tibetan Tsampa
What is Tsampa? Tsampa(also Zanba or Tsamba) is one of the traditional staple foods of Tibetan herders. Tsampa is the Tibetan transliteration of roasted flour. Butter tea is the perfect match for Tsampa.
Fly to Tibet from Singapore is easy
It’s easy to travel to Tibet from Singapore. For Singapore citizens, you are recommended to fly to Chengdu then take a flight or train to Lhasa. Although Singapore citizens don’t need to apply for a Chinese Visa. To go to Tibet, you need a Chinese Visa for your Tibet Travel Permit.

Travel to Tibet from Singapore

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Things to know before traveling to Tibet
Tibet is a pilgrimage site for countless travels. However, Tibet is a plateau area with an average altitude of more than 4000 meters. There are 7 useful things you need to know before going to Tibet. The biggest concern is about altitude sickness.
Lake Yamdrok
Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour is not only the best way to travel the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau but also an important route to experience the most popular scenic spots on the g318 road. The total length of the journey is about 943 kilometers, including 829 kilometers in Tibet.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland

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April is one of the best time to visit Tibet.
April is a fantastic month to travel to Tibet. The climate becomes warm, but it's better for tourists to take precautions before they come to Tibet. Visiting the Potala Palace and Barkhor street could be amazing for every tourist.
More and more airlines provide flights to Tibet,  and Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines are best airlines to Tibet.
Major Airlines to Tibet provide the best and professional aviation services. There are Sichuan Airlines, Tibet Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines offering flight service to Tibet.

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Flights to Tibet from Dubai
It's convenient to travel from Dubai to Tibet by plane. Flights usually take 11 or more hours in total and have two layovers at DEL Airport in New Delhi and KTM Airport in Kathmandu.
You will witness a feverish celebration of the Saga Dawa Festival around Mt. Kailash
The Saga Dawa Festival is considered highly significant in Tibet. It's celebrated during the fourth month of the Tibetan Calendar, for remembering the birthday, enlightenment, and death of Sakyamuni.
Travel to Tibet from China
There are three ways of entering Tibet if traveling through mainland China. Traveling by plane is the fastest option. Traveling by train through Qinghai Tibet Railway is the cheapest way. Traveling by road is time-consuming but you can discover hidden spots along the way.
There're 10~13 direct flights from Chongqing to Tibet everyday.
Check the guides about booking flight tickets from Chongqing to Tibet, including the flight schedules, ticket price, airport info, transportation, required documents, and so on.
Sand Mandalas
Sand Mandala is an exquisite Tibetan Buddhist sand art that shows you the profound philosophy of the Buddhist idea of the universe and life. The making of a sand mandala comes from the ancient Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The creation involves several monks and long procedures.
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.
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.
Xian is an important hub to fly to Tibet, as there are 7 daily flights.
There are multiple direct flights from Xian to Lhasa and from Lhasa to Xian. It takes about 3hrs 20mins for direct flight from Xian to Lhasa. The ticket price is USD319 p.p.

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