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Tibet Travel Guide

Aptly referred to as "The Roof of the World" Tibet is definitely a beautiful and marvelous destination. Interestingly, it is always on many travelers' wishlists. Tibet features amazing and unforgettable tourist highlights including the majestic Mt. Everest — known as the highest mountain in the world; the sacred Mt. Kailash — believed to be the world's center of faith for many believers; the enchanting Lake Namtso — known as "The Heavenly Lake"; the captivating Lake Manasarovar — whose sacred water is believed to cleanse one's sins; and the unique Tibetan Buddhism — which permeates every aspect of the Tibetan's lives. Other must-see highlights of Tibet are the world-famous Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple wherein you will find numerous devotees and pilgrims who are fervently chanting sutras and turning prayer wheels, and more...

Captital: Lhasa
Population: 3.44 million (2018)
Area: 1.3 million sq. km (around one-eighth of China's total area)
Elevation: with an average elevation of more than 4000 meters.

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Top Travel Destinations

Tibet has lots of places worth visiting: religious relics, picturesquare landscape, breathtaking lakes, majestic mountains. You may check below:


The grand Potala Palace, the flowing Niyang river, the bustling Barkhor Street, and Jokhang temple full of worshippers. This is a place of spiritual purification, full of Buddhist atmosphere and exotic culture. Suitable for people of all ages to travel all year round.


Only the brave dare to challenge the extreme scenery. Here are sacred Mt. Kailash, holy lake Manasarovar, Zada forest which is formed by the most typical stratigraphic bloom in the world and the mysterious and glorious ruins of Guge Kingdom. Suitable to travel from April to October.


The second-largest city in Tibet and it plays a vital role in Tibetan history. It has the richest travel resource, such as the highest peak of the world, the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, as well as the Gyiriong border between Nepal and Tibet. Suitable to travel all year round.


Gyantse means“the summit of the vectorial fort" in Tibetan. It's regarded as the Granary of Tibet with its good climate and fertile soil. You will see rural scenery, Pelkor Chöde Monastery, "100,000 pagodas", ancient castles, etc. Suitable to travel all year round.


With its natural landscapes and historical-cultural relics, Lhoka(Shannan) is known as the heartland of ancient Tibet and the cradle of Tibetan culture. It owns so many NO.1, such as the first King, first palace, first monastery, etc., Suitable to travel all year round.


Nyingchi, known as "Eastern Switzerland". It is the lowest area in Tibet, with an elevation of about 3,000 meters. The beautiful peach blossoms, turquoise lake, lush forest, and the magnificent Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon make it a picturesque paradise on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Suitable to travel all year round.


Nagqu is located in the north of Tibet, between Tanggula mountain range and Nianqing Tanggula mountain range. The weather is cold and dry. There are rolling clouds, sparkling water waves, steep mountains, and vast grasslands. Suitable to travel from May to September.


Surrounded by snowy mountains and beautiful lakes, Bomi is the birthplace of the Kachin Glacier - China's largest Marine glacier. Geographically, Bomi belongs to Nyingchi. You can come here to admire peach blossom and collect spring tea in Yigong. Suitable to travel from April to September.


With the reputation of "Pearl in Eastern Tibet", Qamdo is the joint location connecting Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan. Including one of Tibet's most beautiful lakes - Ranwu Lake and famous Laigu Glacier.  Suitable to travel in May, June, and September.

Tibet Travel Info

Tibet Travel Tips

Here we have classified practical travel tips into sections to help you with every stage of your Tibet trip, from research to planning, from packing to traveling smoothly and safely, from food to sights, from start to finish, you can find the useful tips of your type.

Top Things to Do in Tibet

For the top tourist attractions in Tibet, we have made themed pages to give you the insights needed to decide what you would like to do in Tibet. Each of the attractions has its distinct charm, one of which will definitely impress you and stay in your memory forever.

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