Tibet Travel Guide, Advice and Tips

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You will see the Mani stones at the lake side or the foot of the mountain in Tibet. The sky is very blue in Winter.

Tibet Attractions for Free from November in 2018 to March in 2019

Good news! If you travel to Tibet this winter, you can save a lot of money. According to the latest regulation, travelers are free to visit some Tibetan attractions. This preferential policy will start from November 1st in 2018 to March 15th in 2019.

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During the Peach Flower Tourism and Culture Festival,  you can witness the graceful Nirvana Peach Fairy of 2018

Peach Flower Tourism and Culture Festival

There is a great news that the 16th "Rinch Peach Flower Tourism and Culture Festival" will kick off on March 29 in Gala Village, Ba Yi District, Nyingchi City.

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Tibet Attractions for Free from February to April in 2018

Good news! 115 Tibetan Attractions are totally free of charge, including the famous Potala Palace.Tibet Autonomous Region in China announced that travelers in Tibet can enjoy preferential policies from February 1st to April 30th in 2018.

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Is Tibet Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

Is Tibet Safe for Solo Female Travellers?

Is it safe for a solo female to travel to Tibet? What should notice when a woman travels to Tibet alone? We list useful suggestions to help solo female traveler stay safe during a Tibet tour.

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2017 Tibetan Festivals Calendar

The best way to explore Tibet culture is to attend the Tibetan Festivals which are all based on the Tibetan Calendar. Here is the detailed info about the most accurate ones which are double-checked.

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A 2nd Railway from Chengdu to Lhasa is Underway

A 2nd Railway from Chengdu to Lhasa is Underway

A 2nd railway line from Chengdu to Lhasa is underway that will wind through some of the world’s most mountainous and inhospitable territory and likely take a decade to complete. Currently the train from Chengdu to Lhasa still goes the longer route via Xining, which takes about 43hrs. The planned 2nd railway will go directly from Chengdu to Lhasa, through the mountains from Kangding in Sichuan to Nyingchi in Tibet. Once completed, the travel time will be cut from 43 to about 13 hours.

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A Tornado Appeared in the Sky of Tibet

A Tornado Appeared in the Sky of Tibet

Residents and tourists in Lhasa were shocked to see a tornado appearing in the sky on 01 Jul 2017 for about 10 minutes. This was the first tornado that had been sighted in Tibet since 1961. Local residents and tourists were shocked and mistakenly thought it was a waterspout at first. No casualties or damage were reported.

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Ofo Shared Bike Arrives in Lhasa & Shigatse

Ofo Shared Bike Arrives in Lhasa & Shigatse

Lhasa has become the 100th location sporting a herd of bright yellow Ofo shared bikes, with the first batch of 2,000 already in use. Ofo first entered Tibet in April 2017, when it brought its bikes to Shigatse, Tibet's second-biggest city. This service, which provides a more efficient and environment-friendly way of traffic, is popular among local people and tourists.

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How to Tip Guide & Driver in Tibet?

How to Tip Guide & Driver in Tibet?

Tipping in Tibet is not mandatory, however if you go on a long trip out to EBC, western or eastern Tibet, your guide and driver will be expected a tip at the end of the trip, assuming all went well, and a satisfactory service is provided. Don’t feel too pressured about tipping guide & driver in Tibet. Essentially it is based on the level of service quality they provided and how you feel about them.

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Tibet Overland Routes

Tibet Overland Routes

There are several overland routes to Tibet which is of particular interests to adventurous travelers. However an expedition as such is demanding in physical health, complicated in local regulations and often very costly, so unless you are determined and travel with a large gang to share the expenses, there is no need to consider it.

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Should I Stay Overnight at the Lakeside of Namtso?

Should I stay overnight at the lakeside of Namtso? -- This is a questions often asked by travelers. As a local agency, we here below give you the pros & cons of staying overnight at the lakeside of Namtso, but as how to choose it exactly, it depends on what kind of traveler you are, essentially what kind of person you are.

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Towns & Sights in Tibet by Elevation

Here Great Tibet Tour provides you with the towns & sights in Tibet by elevation, both in meter and feet, in order to give you a rough idea of what you will be dealing with, also to help you select towns & sights you will to visit which suits you best.

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Climbing Season Attracts Mountaineers to Tibet

Climbing Season Attracts Mountaineers to Tibet

More than 300 mountaineers from 30 different countries have come to Tibet this spring to try and conquer Mt Everest, which has begun on 17 Apr 2017 and lasts for 60 days. Mountaineers filed climb plans with Tibet Mountaineering Association ahead of the season. "The best time to climb is the last week of May, because conducive weather factors are forecast during this period," said Sonam, the secretary of Tibet Mountaineering Association, who predicted that 100 people would reach summits this season.

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Why Better to Take Train from Xining to Lhasa?

There are many cities in China have train to Lhasa, Tibet. If time, schedule, and budget allow, we would recommend you to take train from Xining to Lhasa. Xining is the real starting point of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, all highland views starts from here. All sections before Xining are not highland area.

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