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.

wencheng
Prince Wencheng(625-680) married to Songtsan Gambo for lasting peace. She made historic contributions in promoting the economic and cultural exchanges between the Tang Dynasty and the Tubo Kingdom. She's always been appreciated and admired by the Tibetan people.
Tibetan music bowl
Tibetan Music Bowls is a musical instrument wildly used in Tibetan Buddhism. In Nepal and Tibet, this instrumental music that has been inherited for thousands of years is used for yoga meditation and psychotherapy. Also, we shared some tips about how to choose it.
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Great Tibet Tour would like to introduce the most sacred lakes in Tibet for you. Some of them are famous for their breathtaking beauty, and some of them are famous for their mysterious culture background.
Nyingchi Peach trees bloom from March.
Best time to visit Tibet depends on what you want to see and to do in Tibet. To make it clear, we list the best traveling time according to your tour destination or activities you want to get involved in, you will see the related seasons and weather accordingly.
This gesture usually used when someone serves tea for you and you don't want more.
You may need to know some etiquette and taboos of Tibet customs and traditions when you visit a Tibet family, famous monasteries and dine, to ensure you do not offend anyone by mistake during your trip.
Mt.Everest map
Mount Everest is 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level, situated on the border between China Tibet and Nepal. It's the highest mountain in the world. Here are some maps about where is mount Everest located, Everest base camp trek map, location of mt Everest, etc.
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Kham, also known as Khampa. Kham means "frontier area" in Tibetan, and "pa" means "people" in Tibetan. Therefore, Kham has two meanings: one is an independent geographical unit of Tibetan areas, and the other is the Tibetan people in Kham.

Kham

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The best time to visit Nepal is in October and November, which is the beginning of the dry season. For travelers who are interested in sightseeing, photography, trekking, etc., it's the best season to go. Also, it's the peak tourist season in Nepal.

Best Time to Visit Nepal

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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.

Airports in Tibet

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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.
The Himalayas
The highest mountain in Tibet is Mt. Everest - the main peak of the Himalayas. As the roof of the world, 26 of the 100 highest mountains in the world clustered in Tibet. We have specially listed the highest and famous mountains with photos and travel tips.
Lhasa altitude
Lhasa is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with an altitude of 3650 meters(11,975 ft), which is one of the highest cities in the world. It's the capital city of Tibet and also the holy place of Tibetan Buddhism. For the first time comer, you should be aware of altitude sickness.
Tibet and Nepal
Tibet and Nepal are two fantastic tourist destinations of the Himalayas. Both lands have commonalities that sometimes confuse many people. These travel tips may help you better understand their Differences and Commonalities of culture, weather, travel highlights, etc.

Tibet and Nepal

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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.

Tibet Altitude

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Tibetan Buddhist facts
Tibetan Buddhism is the major existence of Tibetan culture. You may see temples, pagodas, prayer flags, etc. on the snowy plateau. But the connotation of Tibetan Buddhism is far more than these. Here's a brief introduction to help you understand the facts of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibetan Buddhism Facts

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Nathu La pass is the open trading border posts between India and China
Tibet is located in the southwest of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, borders with India, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Kashmir, and other regions. The borderline is more than four thousand kilometers long. It is an important gateway to China's southwest border.

Tibet Neighbors

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Land mark of Lhasa city - Potala Palace
When we talk about Tibet cities, Lhasa would come into mind first as it's the most famous city in Tibet. Come and discover Tibet with Great Tibet Tour and you will know more about this mysterious land.
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.
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Best restaurants in Lhasa include Po Ba Tsang Restaurant, Lhasa Kitchen, Tibetan Family Kitchen, Lhasa Namaste Restaurant, Makye Ame, Dunya Restaurant, Summit Cafe, Gangki Restaurant, and GuangMing Gang Qiong Tian Teahouse.
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.

Best Tibet Airlines

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