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.

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.
There're 10~13 direct flights from Chongqing to Tibet everyday.
The guide of booking flight tickets from Chongqing to Tibet, including the flight schedules, ticket price, airports info, transportation, required documents, and so on.
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 three flights flying from Chengdu to Nyingchi. Check the flight schedule, price, and FAQs.
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 take connecting flights via Chengdu, Chongqing, or Xián.
There's only one direct flight from Guangzhou to Tibet currently.
There is only one direct flight operated by China South Airlines from Guangzhou to Lhasa, Tibet. The duration is about six hours including the one-hour-stopover in Chongqing. Here're also guides to travel from Shengzhen or Hongkong to Tibet via Guangzhou.
See the flight route from Shangri-la to Lhasa.
There is only one flight from/to Shangri-La to/from Lhasa each day, operated by China Eastern Airlines. Normally, the price of an economical class is USD230 p.p. The flight duration is about two hours.
Mount Kailash
Taking flights to Tibet from US seems to be the best way to explore Tibet since there are multiple flights from the USA to Chinese cities like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, etc. and Kathmandu, Nepal. Then you can transfer your flights to Lhasa directly.

Flights to Tibet from US

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Tibet is a holy land dotted with sacred monasteries and temples. Unique religious culture attracts travelers to explore this mysterious place.
Tibet is a holy land dotted with sacred monasteries and temples. To have a monastery vacation in Tibet, you can enjoy magnificent monasteries with different styles and feel pilgrims' devoted spirits.

Tibet Monastery Vacation

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Tibet scenery
A traveler's introduction to Tibet, including its geography, Rivers, Lakes, scenery, weather, culture, tourism, etc.
a sample of Nepal Visa
International tourists can get Nepalese visa on arrival when reaching Kathmandu airport; and road borders at Nepalganj, Birganj/Raxaul Bazaar, Sunauli, Kakarbhitta, Mahendranagar, Dhangadhi, and Rasuwagadhi. USD25 for 15 days multiple entry tourist visa.

Nepal Visa

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Travel Tibet Alone
If you travel to Tibet alone, what should you put into consideration? We have made a full list for solo travelers, such as how to choose your travel agency, how to get the document, how to keep cost down, as well as other useful tips.
Most Tibet Buddhist Holidays are related to Buddhism
As a sacred region with flourishing Buddhism, most Tibetan holidays are related to Buddhism. There are some details about Tibet Buddhist holidays which may interest you.

Tibet Buddhist Holidays

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Nepal Tibet map
Nepal and Tibet are two Himalayas Kingdoms located at the south and north side of the Himalayas. Check the travel maps of Nepal and Tibet, such as the attractions distribution map, geographical map, route map and Gyirong Port map.

Nepal Tibet Map

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tibet permit
Tibet Travel Permit/Tibet Visa/Tibet Entry Permit is a mandatory document for travelers to enter Lhasa or travel around Tibet. It's issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. To obtain your permit, you need to book your tours with the local Tibet travel agency prior and they will handle it for you.
Amdo Tibet
Amdo Tibet covers a large part of present-day Qinghai Province as well as the adjoining parts of Sichuan and Gansu Provinces. And it's one of the three traditional regions of Tibet. Here is some travel info you may need to know before visiting Amdo Tibet.

Amdo Tibet

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Nagqu map
Nagqu is located in the hinterland of Tibet Plateau and northern Tibet,  at the northern foot of Tanggula Mountain and Nianqing Tanggula Mountain. Check the detailed Nagqu travel maps and find tourist attractions, travel routes, nearby counties, etc.

Nagqu Map

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Gyantse map
Gyantse map includes city downtown and tourist attractions. Check the detailed Gyantse travel maps and find tourist spots, travel routes, nearby counties, etc.

Gyantse Map

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Shigatse map
Shigatse is the second-largest city of Tibet, and it's also the most visited city except Lhasa. Check the detailed Shigatse travel maps and find tourist attractions, travel routes, nearby counties, etc.

Shigatse Map

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Triten Norbutse
Tourist introduction to Bonismo. Bon, as a Tibetan indigenous religion, after centuries of evolution, it's now officially recognized as a religious group with equal rights as the Buddhist schools. Tibetan Buddhism is derived from Bon and Buddhism. See more details.
Tibet Overland Routes
Some travelers prefer overland tours to Tibet for viewing as much as the amazing scenery along the road. However, the roads to Tibet are usually very costly and not all of them are available. Right now, only Xinjing, Qinghai and Kathmandu to Lhasa overland routes are applicable.

Road to Tibet

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