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.

How to plan a trip to Tibet?
Tibet is a pearl on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. A trip to Tibet is not as tough as you thought. Read this step-by-step guide from your door to Tibet!
Tibetan medicine
Tibetan medicine is a unique medical system formed through long-term practice on the basis of extensive absorption and integration of theories of Chinese medicine, Indian medicine, and Arabian medicine. You will see the origin, theory, and main herbal medicine.
Thangka painting
Handmade art has been an indispensable part of the lives of the Tibetan people. When talking about Tibetan handicrafts, people would think of Thangka, Tibetan incense, Tibetan medicine, Tibetan knife, Tibetan ornaments, etc.
Food in Lhasa city
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.
Mt. Kailash kora map
Mount Kailash kora is the most pious pilgrimage for believers. Tourists can also do trekking tours around the Kailash for the longing of Tibet, the snow mountains and lakes. Here travel tips showing the maps and trekking details.

Mount Kailash Kora Route Map

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From this map, we can know that Tibet is the second largest region of China.
Maps of Tibet shows the location of Tibet on the world, Asia, and China. What's more, you can clearly get the information about Tibet attractions, transportation, Tibetan Plateau terrain, travel routes, rivers' resources from these maps.

Where is Tibet?

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RMB 10, 50, 100 YUAN
Travelers to Tibet are often confused by how to refer to Tibet money. The official name for Tibet currency is Renminbi, which is abbreviated to RMB. Here you will find detailed info about currency exchange, credit card, debit card as well as international transfers in Tibet.
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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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 city

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Tibet offers great trekking opportunities to all trekkers.
The Spring and Autumn time are regarded as the best time for Tibet Trekking. Throughout these period there's no railfall that quits your walking scenic tour in Tibet and also it's not too hot to stroll in the wildness of Tibet.
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.
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. Thus there are large quantities of tourists take a train tour to Tibet from Lanzhou.

Lanzhou Tibet Train

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 Tibet train tour from Guangzhou is convenient.
As a major city of China, Tibet train tour from Guangzhou is convenient.Train to Lhasa from Guangzhou depart every other day, having your Tibet tour by train will offer you a flexible schedule.
friendship highway
Friendship Highway (also known as the China-Nepal highway) is the only international highway in Tibet up to now. After the line was opened to traffic in 1965, countless tourists travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu or vice versa.

Friendship Highway

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Himalaya
The Himalayas, which lie on the southern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, are located in China Tibet, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bhutan. 9 out of the top 10 peaks in the world are all are the Himalayas. Check Himalaya Mountains facts and details.

Himalayan Mountains

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Tibet customs
A guide to Tibetan customs and traditions for visitors covering the form of greetings, etiquette, eating, drinking, tea culture, sky burial, and more travel advice.
Tibetan art
Tibetan art is closely related to Tibetan Buddhism culture. The art forms include Tibetan wall art, Thangka, Tibetan Butter Sculpture, Sand Mandalas, and Tibetan Cliff and Rock Carving, etc. Those artistic expression help tourists know more about the mysterious Tibet.

Tibetan Art

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Tibet region
To understand the Tibet religion as a whole, we should start from understanding Yungdrung Bon, which is the indigenous region of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. After Buddhism spread to Tibet from India, it's also been greatly influenced by Bon religion.
For elevation above 2,700 meters, altitude sickness is likely to happen.
Altitude sickness is a major concern for most travelers. Since the average altitude of Tibet is more than 4,000 meters (13123.36 feet), people from plain/low altitude area visit here are likely to suffer illness due to the less sudden change of the oxygen content and weather.
Ngari attract countless explorers to conquer.
Ngari attracts countless explorers to conquer. Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash are known as holy lake and sacred mountain respectively.

The Best of Ngari You Can Experience

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Tibet facts
Tibet, the full name is Tibet Autonomous Region, also been called the roof of the world and the third pole. It occupies the areas of 1.22 million sq km, with an average altitude of above 4000 meters. You will also see the effects of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet's culture and history.

Tibet Facts

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