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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.

Barkhor Street
Check the list of the best winter travel destinations in Tibet. The temperature there is not cold for intensive sunlight and the cost is much lower.
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.
Ngari is in the north Tibetan Plateau.
Tibet is the main part of the Tibetan Plateau, which is the highest plateau in the world and is known as the "Roof of the World". The landform can be roughly divided into the Himalayas Alpine Region, the South Tibetan Valley, the North Tibetan Plateau and the East Tibetan Alpine Valley.

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budget tibet tour
If you are looking for Tibet tours on a budget, you are suggested to join a Tibet group tour, which is much cheaper than the standard Tibet travel cost. Besides, there're more ways to save cost for your Tibet trip.
Tibetan yak
The Tibetan yak is a symbol of the traditional Tibetan lifestyle. Tibetans call yaks "treasure" because they provide the basic guarantee for people's survival in the traditional Tibetan lifestyle. Yaks benefit the people on Tibetan Plateau in terms of clothing, food, shelter, transportation, and so on.

Tibetan Yaks

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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.
Lake Yamdrok
Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour is the best way to travel through Tibetan Plateau and experience the most popular scenic spots on the g318 road.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland

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Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash Trek is a pilgrimage kora around the sacred mountain Kailash. The total journey is 52km and it usually takes 2 to 3 days. It's is one of the most strenuous and challenging treks for pilgrims in the world, at an altitude of around 4,700 meters.
tibetan momo
Tibetan momo is a kind of filled dumplings in Tibetan-style, which is popular in Tibet, Nepal and India. The size and shape of Tibetan momo are like walnut, with swirls on the top. The shape of Tibetan momo resembles a little mouse so it's called "mouse dumplings" by locals.
Tibetan Monk's diet
Tibetan Buddhism has its own regulations on the diet of monks and nuns, mostly tsampa, dairy products, beef and mutton in the past. But now they vigorously promote Tibetan Buddhists to be vegetarian.
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 quickest way is to fly to Lhasa via Kathmandu and join in an overland tour. And the most popular way is to travel overland to Kailash Mansarovar.
friendship highway
The overland distance from Lhasa to Kathmandu is about 1100km. If you travel by land, you can enjoy the major scenic spots along the friendship highway. However, if the speed of traveling is of the utmost importance, you can travel by flight.
Tibet trekking Everest Base Camp
Climbing Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world is the aspirations for many adventures. Here we will show you the details about the Everest Expedition including the highlights, challenges, Sherpa guide, cost and permits.
Worship Mt.Kailash
The best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is from May to October when the weather is good. In terms of years, Kailash Kora in Horse Year and Mansarovar kora in Goat Year is a great time. In terms of specific dates, Saga Dawa Festival is a good time.
Lhasa to Everest base camp
Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour is one of the most popular tours in Tibet. As it will not only take you to get insight into the Buddhism culture, experience the best Tibet scenery, but also to witness the highest mountain in the world.

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

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Tibetan antelope
The Tibetan antelope or chiru are mainly distributed in the Tibetan Plateau. Chiru Tibetan antelope is unique and rare species in China. Due to the hugely profitable trade in its textiles - Shahtoosh, illegal poaching was very popular in the last 20 years of the 20th century.
Tibet offers great trekking opportunities to all trekkers.
The best time to trek in Tibet is in Spring and Autumn, from April to May and September to October. Throughout this period there's no rainfall that quits your hiking and it's not too hot to stroll in the wildness. Also, Summer is a good time for trekking in Tibet due to suitable temperature and sufficient oxygen content.
What about the coronavirus situation in China and Tibet? How about covid precaution tips during the travel? Read this article and you will find more details.
Tibetan Antelope
In Tibet, you can only see wild animals from a distance most of the time. What do the beautiful elves on the plateau look like? Let's take a look at the top animals in Tibet including Tibetan antelopes, yaks, mastiffs, gazelles, marmots, black-necked cranes, and so on.
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Traveling to Tibet, there are many hotels for tourists to choose from. Popular hotels include Luxury hotels, comfortable hotels and economic hotels. Here Great Tibet Tour recommends the best Tibet hotels for your consultation and booking.

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