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Mount Kailash stands behind Lake Manasarovar
Kailash Mansarovar is a pilgrimage site nestled in the Himalayas in Tibet. Over the years, Yatris across the world come here to do the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, and travelers come to witness its mystical beauty. In this article, you will find more details such as routes, cost, best time, etc.
Nyingchi Peach trees bloom from March.
What's the best time to visit Tibet depends on what you want to see and to do in Tibet. Generally speaking, April to October is the best time to travel to Tibet. Here's a list of the best traveling time according to the tour destination or activities and the related weather accordingly.
Tibet Overland Routes
The roads to Tibet are usually very costly and not all of them are available. Right now, only Kathmandu to Lhasa highway, Xinjiang to Lhasa highway, and Qinghai to Lhasa highway are applicable. Sichuan to Tibet and Yunnan to Tibet overland routes are not applicable.

Road to Tibet

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Worship Mt.Kailash
The best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is from May to October in terms of months. 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.
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.
Trekking in Tibet
Want to go trekking in Tibet? Check here to see the top 10 treks, including Mt.Kailash Kora, Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen, Ganden Monastery to Samye, and so on. Read more about the best time for Tibet trekking, necessary documents and packing list.
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.
Mount Kailash is an important pilgrimage destination for Hinduists.
There're two ways to travel from India to Tibet. The recommended way is to reach Tibet via Kathmandu as the cost is relatively cheaper. Another option is via China. For Indian pilgrims, you need a special visa to Mt.Kailash. We can provide a free consultation for you.

Travel to Tibet from India

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Gama Valley Trek
Trekking in Tibet provides a unique and closer encounter with the culture and spirituality of Tibet. On Tibetan Plateau, you will feel the charm of Tibetan Buddhism, explore its natural beauty, and see the north face of the Himalayans. Check below the greatest treks that await you in Tibet.

Top 10 Greatest Treks in Tibet

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Tibet Trekking Map
Tibet Trekking Maps show you the most popular hiking routes in Tibet, including Mt. Kailash trek, Ganden to Samye trek, Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek, Old Tingri to EBC, etc. to meet your adventure in Tibet.
From this map, we can know that Tibet is the second largest region of China.
Maps of Tibet shows the location of Tibet on the world, Asia, and China. What's more, you can clearly get the information about Tibet attractions, transportation, Tibetan Plateau terrain, travel routes, rivers' resources from these maps.

Where is Tibet?

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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.

How to Plan a Tibet Tour on a Budget?

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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_Nepal_border_crossing
Traveling to Tibet from Nepal is a great way to enjoy the profound Buddhist culture and breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Currently, you can get to Lhasa from Kathmandu by plane or by road. Check the detailed guide.
Barkhor Street
If you're going to visit Tibet in winter, you need to know the temperature in some places of Tibet is not as cold as your imagination due to intensive sunlight. During this period, most of the scenic spots are free, and the cost of accommodation and transportation is much lower so it's cost-effective.
Majestic Mount Everest
Mount Everest is located on the border between Tibet and Nepal. It's the main peak of the Himalayas and the highest mountain in the world. We have sorted out the information about the location of Mount Everest in Nepal, Tibet, and all-around.
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 not only the best way to travel the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau but also an important route to experience the most popular scenic spots on the g318 road. The total length of the journey is about 943 kilometers, including 829 kilometers in Tibet.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland

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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
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.

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