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.

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.
Food in Lhasa city
A feast of the gods! That''s what waiting for you in Lhasa! A mix of healthy and delicious cuisines honed and perfected through years in the clay pots of Tibet, read first and then have a taste of the food in Lhasa
Beijing is the capital of China. Everyday, lots of travelers take trains from Beijing to Lhasa.
From July 2006, Beijing Lhasa railway has put into use as one of the three earliest railways in Qinghai-Tibet railway. Here're details of the Beijing Tibet train such as ticket price, schedule, booking way, facilities, route, etc.
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 of Tibet attractions, terrain, routes from these maps.

Where is Tibet?

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Tibet Train Tour from Xi'an
Travel from Xi'an to Lhasa by train is a recommended choice, there are two routes to Tibet via Xi'an, the Z265 originates from Guangzhou Railway Station and Z165 originates from Shanghai Railway Station.
prayer flag
When you travel to Tibet, you will see Tibetan prayer flags at the passes of mountains, banks of rivers, sides of roads, etc.. It's a kind of symbol of the local culture. Everything from the color and words holds meaning.
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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Mount Kailash is recognized as the center of the world by the Yongzhong Bon, Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and ancient Jainism.
The trekking around sacred Mt.Kailash is a holy kora. The trek also includes a visit to Lake Manasarovar. Check the 3 days trekking route details, preparations, the ways to get there, as well as the tour packages.
Lhasa Railway Station
When traveling to Tibet, you can try the train tour from Lhasa to Shigatse. Along the Lhasa- Shigatse railway, you can visit the beautiful Lhasa River and the Yarlung Zangbo gorge. Arrived in Shigatse, you will not only visit any famous temples including Tashilhunpo Monastery, Sakya monastery but also visit the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.
flight route from Kunming to Lhasa
At present, there are five direct flights flying from Kunming to Lhasa operated by Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Tibet Airlines, including two nonstop flights and three flights with one stop in Lijiang or Diqing.
The map of the flight route from Chengdu to Nyingchi
Taking a flight to Nyingchi from Chengdu is the most convenient way. At present, there are four flights flying from Chengdu to Nyingchi. Here are some details about the time schedule and FAQs.
The map of the flight route from Chengdu to Shigatse
Taking a flight to Shigatse from Chengdu is the most convenient way. At present, there is only one direct flight flying from Chengdu to Shigatse. Here are some details about the time schedule and FAQs.
Making Beijing as the 1st destination before flying to Tibet is a popular choice.
Flying to Tibet from Beijing is convenient since there are 2 directs flights available every day. Travelers can travel to Beijing from their countries and transmit to Tibet easily.
There's no direct flight between Tibet and Hongkong. You can fly to Chengdu, Guangzhou, or Xining then transfer to Tibet.
There’s no direct flight between Hongkong and Lhasa. Tourists who want to travel to Tibet from Hong Kong have to fly to Chengdu, Guangzhou, or Xining at first.
Xining to Lhasa Train
The demands for train tickets from Xining to Lhasa is the largest among other trains to Lhasa. And it’s the shortest train journey to Tibet and you will view the amazing scenery of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Nichi is known as “the Switzerland of Tibet”.
Nyingchi located in the southeast of Tibet and being called as the “the Switzerland of Tibet”. It deserves you visiting with idyllic attractions like Niyang River, Lulang Forest, etc. We list the brief instructions about the history, transportation and weather for your traveling in Nyingchi.
 The 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism includes 8 subjects.
Buddhism is the main religion in Tibet, and it has a deep impression on Tibetans' lives. If you travel to Tibet, you will see the the eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism, but what's the significance of them?
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Why Not To Mention Tibet when apply China Visa? You will hear this suggestion often from any experienced tour consultants, but why it is so?
Tibetan Calendar
As the crystallization of Tibetan wisdom and experience, Tibetan Calendar is widely used in the roof of the world and some other places with the old tradition. You can learn more about Tibetan Culture from this very useful tool.
Indians traveling in Tibet as a group tour
For Indian travelers going to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, you will be treated as pilgrims. Only Foreign Affairs Office of TAR and Pilgrim Center can arrange your tour. We also list the transportation ways for Indian travelers to Tibet.