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How to Travel to Tibet with Ultimate Travel Advices

Getting ready to prepare for your long-awaited Tibet tour?! Yet still have a vague idea of how, when and where to travel to Tibet, etc. Just take it easy. With over 10-year Tibet tour organizing experience, Tibet Vista’s travel gurus handpick all the frequently asked questions, concerning all the aspects of Tibet tour, helping you map out a Tibet tour that fits you best.

Plan your Tibet Travel from Scratch and Prepare from the Following 8 Aspects:

  • Tibet Maps
  • Visa & Travel Documents
  • Best time to Visit Tibet
  • How to Get to Tibet
  • How to Plan a Everest Base Camp Tour
  • How to Keep Healthy in Tibet
  • Trekking in Tibet
  • Tour Tibet during its Traditional Festivals

Situated at the north side of imposing Himalayan Range, Tibet covers a total of 1, 22 million square km, and its abundant tourism resources ranging from Buddhist monasteries, majestic mountains and heavenly alpine lake, diverse wildlife, etc. are scattered in 7 regions.

By studying easy-to-use Tibet maps, you will have a clear idea where the must-see attractions are located, which means of transportations and travel routes suit you most, and where to dine and stay in a particular prefecture of Tibet, etc.

Tibet Railway Maps

Namtso Lake Maps

Shigatse and Yamdrok Lake Maps

Mt. Everest Base Camp Maps

Lhasa City Map

Tibet Nepal Map

Tibet Political Map

Where is Tibet?

Ultimate Mt. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Map

Tibet Road Map

Tibet City Maps

Tibet Trek Map

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Unlikely other provinces in mainland China, Tibet Autonomous Region is a holy realm with unique region and subtle political and cultural history. In addition to Chinese Visa, international tourists have to get Tibet Visa (also known as Tibet Travel Permit) to enter Tibet.

Meanwhile, overseas tourists can only travel in Tibet with the company of a professional tour guide. In some special areas like Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash and bome,etc. tourists need to have Tibet Visa and Alien’s Permit and Military Entry Permit. Tibet Vista can help tourists get all the needy travel documents and check the easy steps to acquiring these necessary travel documents.

Apply for Tibet Visa for Travel

Tibet Travel Permit FREE of Charge

How to Get Tibet Permit in Chengdu

How to get Nepal Visa in Tibet

Is It Possible to Travel to Tibet Without Tibet Permit

Chinese Visa for Tibet

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Known as the roof of the world, Tibet’s stunning scenery and its notoriously alpine climate have enjoyed both praise and abuse. Generally speaking, travelling to Tibet in 4 seasons, you will see different beauties in Tibet, with varied flora and fauna and diverse cultural events in different regions.

However, different strokes for different folks, some come to Tibet for mountaineering in Everest region; some visit Tibet for cycling or trekking; while others come for pilgrimage or grand religious events, etc. Therefore, for people who travel to Tibet with a particular purpose, the best time actual varies. Find out the best time to Tibet that works best for you.

Best Travel Time to Tibet

Travelling to Tibet in Different Seasons

Temperature of Tibet in Different Seasons

Bird Watching at Yamdroktso

The Most Pleasant Season to Visit Tibet

Best Season to Visit Namtso

Best Time to See Religious Rituals in Tibet

Is October a good month to travel in Tibet

Best time to travel to Everest Base Camp

Best time to visit kailash mansarovar

Tour Mt. Everest in Winter: An Unexpected Bonus

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In fact, there are three ways to travel to Tibet, i.e. by flight (international and domestic flights), by Qinghai-Tibet Railway (such as Beijing-Lhasa train, Shanghai-Lhasa train, Chengdu-Lhasa, Xining-Lhasa train, etc.) and by road.

Each means has its merits and demerits. Flying to Tibet is the most efficient way. Yet, it costs more and the abrupt altitude change, to most people, may trigger mild symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc.

While taking Qinghai-Tibet Railway from different provinces of mainland China so far is the best way to travel to Tibet. And you can enjoy the brilliant alpine scenery from Golmud station to Lhasa in the world’s highest railway.

For tourists who would enter Tibet from neighboring country Nepal, taking flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa or use tour bus via Gyirong port to Lhasa are two viable ways. In addition, during peak travel season in summer or winter time, using both flight and railway are a flexible alternative.

Travel to Tibet by Train, by Flight, by Road, by Cycling or Trekking

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What is the best way to get to Tibet?

FAQs on How to Travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa

How to solve the unexpected troubles on the train?

How to get to Tibet by train, All Trains to Tibet

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Unequivocally, Everest Base Camp Tour has been the most popular Tibet tour package of all time. The sublime mountains in Himalayas, and heavenly alpine lakes and grand religious sites, etc. account for the popularity of this travel route.

Travelling to Mt. Everest in winter is not that dreadful as many expect. This article clarify many, Travelling to Mt. Everest in winter is not that dreadful as many expect.

The following travel tips will help you understand Mt. Everest and equip you with all the necessary tour information of Everest Base Camp, such as weather, accommodation, travel documents, tour highlights, trekking to EBC, etc.

Plan a Mt Everest Base Camp Tour in Tibet

Trekking (bike-riding) strategy from Tingri to EBC

How to get to the EBC from Lhasa?

How to get to Everest Base Camp (EBC) from Nepal?

Climate and Temperature of Everest Base Camp (EBC)

What Documents Do I Need for Everest Base Camp (EBC) Tour

What to Pack for Everest Base Camp (EBC) Tour

How much does it cost from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC)

Dressing Tips for Everest Base Camp (EBC) from Early May to June

The Best Way to See Mount Everest

Everest Base Camp Travel Tips

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Travelling in Tibet, the biggest challenge to tourists would be the acclimatization to high altitude. Normally, the newcomers to Lhasa (3658m) will respond to altitude change and have mild shortness of breath, and fast heart beat and fatigue, etc. There is no need to panic and such symptoms will go away within 2 days after your arrival in Tibet.

The safety of tour has always been the most important objectives for Tibet Vista. Our well-trained tour guide will closely follow each tourist’s health throughout your stay in Tibet. Learn the following handy tips before heading toward Tibet.

Avoid High Altitude Sickness in Tibet

How to Protect Your Skin in Tibet - 10 Best Skin Care Tips

Medicine for High Altitude Illness

Five suggestions on alleviating high altitude sickness

Five tips for travelling in Tibet from experts

Tibet travel advice on what to do when lack of oxygen

Health Knowledge You Should Learn Before Going to Tibet

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What truly distinguishes trekking in Tibet from elsewhere are the pervasive Tibetan Buddhist ambience, second-to-none alpine scenery and exotic local customs. The varied topography makes Tibet a perfect place for global trekking and outdoor enthusiasts.

Find out the top 10 trekking routes in Tibet, and trekking gears and best trekking time, and other trekking advice.

Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek

Nyenchen Tanglha Trek - Damxung to Namtso

Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Ganden to Samye Trek

Tibet Trek Map

Best time for trekking in Tibet - Best season to trek in Tibet

FAQs on Trekking in Tibet

Trek Gear and Clothing for Trekking in Tibet

Top 10 Classic Trekking Routes in Tibet

Two Day Trekking Experience Around Mt. Kailash

Mount Kailash Trek

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If you come to Tibet particularly for experiencing its unique culture and customs, then no better time can you find than travelling to Tibet during its traditional festivals. You can get involved in rarely-seen grand celebration and enjoy the peculiar yet extremely tasty dishes and capture awful lots of precious images of true Tibet and Tibetans’ harmonious life.

Bathing Festival

Spring Sowing Festival in Tibet

Yak Festival in Tibet

Ganden Thangka Unveiling Festival in Tibet

5 Top Events of Tibet, Tibet Festival Tours

Interesting “Beating Ghost” Ceremony on Losar Festival

Lhabab Duchen Festival or Buddha's Descent Day

Chokhor Duchen Festival in Tibet

Saga Dawa Festival Tour

Nagchu Horse Racing Festival

Shoton Festival

Tibetan New Year

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