Tibet Travel Tips

Food in Lhasa city
Tibetan food is waiting for you in Lhasa. A mix of healthy and delicious cuisines honed and perfected through years on the plateau. Popular dishes include Tsampa, butter tea, yak meat, yogurt, etc., which are also the staple diet in Tibet.
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.
Everest Base Camp
An ultimate guide about how to get to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and Tibet seperately. Learn about the EBC trekking route, transportation means, travel durations, and more details.

How to Get to Everest Base Camp

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Mt.Everest map
Mount Everest is located on the border between Tibet and Nepal. Mt.Everest is the highest mountain in the world at the height of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level. Here are some maps about where is mount Everest located, Everest base camp trek map, location of mt Everest, etc.
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Everest Base Camp has a typical plateau and mountain climate, so the weather is complex and changeable, and the natural environment is harsh. Please check the detailed weather explanation, as well as the tips to wear clothes in different seasons.
The summit of Everest looks like a lion.
Can you believe that Mount Everest is NOT the tallest mountain on the earth and Mount Everest is older than the Himalayas? What is the real height of Mount Everest? What's more, Mt Everest keeps growing. Find out more interesting facts about Mount Everest.
worship Mt.Kailash
There are four most famous Tibetan holy mountains including Meili Snow Mountain(Kawagebo), Amne Machin, Mount Kailash, and Gado Jowo. They have religious significances and often contain legends stories.
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Potala Palace (Chinese name 布达拉宫) is an ancient palace located in Lhasa, China. As a former residence of Dalai Lamas, it has an important role in Tibetan Buddhism and politics. Now, it opens to tourists to visit as a landmark in Tibet.
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. 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.
Tibetan Plateau
Tibet Plateau or Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the world's highest plateau, with an altitude of more than 4,000 meters, known as the "roof of the world". Most of the areas are located in the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province in western China, and part of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
RMB 10, 50, 100 YUAN
Travelers to Tibet are often confused by how to refer to Tibet money. The official name of Tibet currency is Renminbi, which is abbreviated to RMB. Here you will find detailed info about currency exchange, credit card, debit card as well as international transfers in Tibet.
Holy mountain Kailash
Climbing Mount Kailash is supposed to be a dream for climbers, however, no one has ever summited Mount Kailash. Is mount Kailash unclimbable? Here're mysterious events and religious legends of Mount Kailash that might give you the answer.
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.
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There are some little-known mysteries and facts of Mount Kailash that might amaze you. This spiritual sacred mountain is actually the center of the world and holy place of many sects including Buddhism, Bon, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Mt. Kailash kora map
Mount Kailash kora is the most pious pilgrimage for believers. Tourists can also do trekking tours around the Kailash for the longing of Tibet, the snow mountains and lakes. Here travel tips showing the maps and trekking details.

Mount Kailash Kora Route Map

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 traveling from the U.S. to Tibet become easier than it once was
As a U.S.citizen, you can definitely travel to Tibet. There're two ways for American \to get to Tibet, from mainland China or from Kathmandu. Whatever, you need to work with an organized Tibet travel agency for your Tibet Travel Permit, tour itinerary and plan your trip prior.

Can Americans Travel to Tibet?

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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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Kham is one of the 3 main traditional regions of Tibet, along with Ü‑Tsang region and the Amdo region. Kham includes parts of Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, and Qinghai Provinces. People who live in this region are Khampa. See more about Kham Tibet culture and customs.

Kham

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zigzag road.
Sichuan Tibet Highway is also called Chengdu Lhasa Highway. It includes the Northern and Southern routes. Most people choose the southern route as it's the most scenic part of G318. Check the route details and differences.
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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