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Trekking Tibet

Trekking in Tibet

Trekking in Tibet is a perfect way to explore Tibet and a wonderful experience of a lifetime that you can't get anywhere else on earth. By trekking Tibet, you can enjoy the unique scenery in secret places of Tibet and have a full insight of Tibetan culture.

Lhasa Gonggar Airport Our clients are camping during their Tibet trekking tour.

Tibet Trekking Types and Routes

Tibet trekking can be classified into Tibet pilgrimage trek, Tibet culture trekking and sightseeing trek. For instance, Mt. Kailash Trek is a typical pilgrimage trekking tour in Tibet. It is also a tour of hiking Tibet.

The inaccessible remote mountain areas of Tibet create lots of possibilities of trekking routes for adventure travelers. There are several popular trekking routes in Tibet, such as Mt. Kailash Trek, Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek, Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek, Shalu to Nartang Trek, Lake Manasarovar Kora,Ganden to Samye Trek, Nyenchen Tanglha Traverse, Everest Advance Base Camp Trek, etc.

For some trekkers, it is also a great challenge to trek at over 4000 meters above sea level in average. A hiking Tibet tour requires good fitness condition, well preparation and strong perseverance. Besides, Tibet trekking is not feasible from December to March as the temperature goes very low and also the days becomes much shorter. Generally from April to October is the best season for opting a Tibet tour. But it really depends on your route and a normal winter Tibet tour schedule is quite comfortable, because in winter, the tourist rush is not much and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery freely.

Tibet Trekking Tips

For foreign tourists, there are some special requirements. Chinese Visa issued by Chinese Embassy and Tibet Travel Permit issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau are indispensable trek permits in Tibet. Besides, no independent tours are allowed in Tibet. Therefore, even you want a budget trek tour in Tibet, a tour guide is a must. Of course, a professional trekking tour guide can be quite helpful for he/she is much more familiar with the route and experienced in getting rid of emergencies.

We offer various trekking tour packages in Tibet, combined with other tour routes in Tibet, like Lhasa tours, and tailor-made trekking tour to meet your specific requirements. It can be as short as one day and as long as one month. We also can offer you professional trekking support including expedition cook, well prepared meals, trekking animals and porters, high quality trekking equipment, trained trekking tour guides.

Most importantly, we highly suggest you read the trekking advice and have a good preparation for your hiking in Tibet.

Top 10 Classic Trekking Routes in Tibet

Top 10 Classic Trekking Routes in Tibet

As one of the best places for trekking globally, Tibet enjoys great popularity amid world-wide trekkers.The following top 10 trekking routes in Tibet help you build your trekking itinerary.

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Mount Kailash Trek

Mount Kailash Trek

Mount Kailash, known as the most sacred mountain in Western Tibet, receives many pilgrims and trekkers any year.

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Two Day Trekking Experience Around Mt. Kailash

Two Day Trekking Experience Around Mt. Kailash

Mt. Kailash trekking route is a standard Mount Kailash kora but is quite demanding physically. Due to high altitude, the accommodation and meals are very basic and tough.

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Everest Trek in Tibet: Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp

Everest Trek in Tibet: Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp

Mount Everest BC to ABC trekking offers a great opportunity for ordinary trekkers to challenge themselves to the limit. Would you like to have a try?

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Everest Trek: Trekking Routes along The Gama Valley

Everest Trek: Trekking Routes along The Gama Valley

Gama Valley, together with, Gyirong Valley, Zhangmu Valley, Ya Dong Valley makes 'Four Great Valleys'in Shigatse region. As early as 1920's, Gama Valley was recommended as the most beautiful valley in the book "Exploration of Mt. Everest"

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Ganden to Samye Trek

Ganden to Samye Trek

Hiking from Ganden to Samye is one of the most popular routes in Tibet. This trek route covers lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, and you might see nomads and some animals and beautiful birds in alpine area. This is also a well-used pilgrimage route for Tibetans.

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Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking

Tingri to Everest base camp trekking route, covering about 70 km and taking 4 days and you have to go through two passes and about two canals. On the way you will able to see great mount Everest.

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Nyenchen Tanglha Trek - Damxung to Namtso

Nyenchen Tanglha Trek - Damxung to Namtso

Nyenchen Tanglha trek is a fabulous trek of traversing the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains to the famous holy Lake Namtso. This trekking tour starts from Damxung, passes through, beautiful meadows, glaciated valleys and mountains of the Nyenchen Thanguha range to the pebbled shores of the lake.

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Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek

Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek

Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek is a rugged walk beginning at Tsurphu Monastery and crossing several high valleys like Leten valley and Bartso valley before emerging into the broad and windswept Yangpachen Valley.

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Trek to Motuo-The Hidden Lotus in Eastern Tibet

Trek to Motuo-The Hidden Lotus in Eastern Tibet

The trip from Pai to Motuo takes four days. For hikers from outside, it has to be four days – since there are only four stopovers during the whole trip, we can not afford to stay any longer or shorter.

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Shalu to Nartang Trek in Tibet

Shalu to Nartang Trek in Tibet

Shalu to Nartang Trek is the shortest trek route in Tibet, just about 15 hours walking.

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Advice For Trekking in Tibet

Advice For Trekking in Tibet

There are some tips for tourists trekking in Tibet. Trekking in Tibet is not a risky affair to those who are in good physical condition. Nevertheless, having a thorough medical checkup before you start trekking can save you from unexpected danger. Since at the remote places of Tibet, you cannot get medical treatment as in hospital and the rescue and evacuation take in days, it is important to prepare necessary basic drugs and accessories as your traveling paraphernalia before trekking.

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History of Trekking and Exploration in Tibet

History of Trekking and Exploration in Tibet

The trekking history of Tibet and change of policy for foreigners to visit Tibet are very long and tortuous.

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Trek Gear and Clothing for Trekking in Tibet

Trek Gear and Clothing for Trekking in Tibet

Tibet trekking tour is both fantastic and challenging experience, because it is well known for high altitude and high mountains. Therefore, trekking in Tibet requires enough preparations. There are many things you should pack before your trip in order to better enjoy this lifetime tour. We categorize clothing and gear in the recommended list of items below.

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FAQs on Trekking in Tibet

FAQs on Trekking in Tibet

Some FAQs on trekking in Tibet help foreign travellers to make a great Tibet tour plan.

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Best Time for Trekking in Tibet

Best Time for Trekking in Tibet

The best time to trek in Tibet is in spring and autumn which are April to May and late August to October. If you go on wrong season then you might not be able to go through passes and you will not be able to accomplish your mission.

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Tibet Trek Map

Tibet Trek Map

Trekking “the roof of the world” is one of the most challenging things to do. The altitude, weather and rugged terrain present significant opportunities for trekkers. Tibet trekking routes with trek maps listed below are the most popular itineraries in Tibet.

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Tips For Trekking in Tibet

Tips For Trekking in Tibet

Though trek in Tibet is not a risky affair to those who is at good physical condition, but it is also advisable to overview the following advice for trekking in Tibet.

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Trekking in Tibet,Tibet Trekking

Trekking in Tibet,Tibet Trekking

Trekking in Tibet is a perfect way to explore Tibet and a wonderful experience. By trekking Tibet, you can enjoy the unique scenery in secret places of Tibet and have a full insight of Tibetan culture.

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Tips for Mt. Kailash Trek

Tips for Mt. Kailash Trek

Some useful tips for trekking around Mt. Kailash. Mount Kailash trek has always been one of the most difficult treks in Asia. Pilgrims came from all around the world, defying hardships to do the 56km circuit trek around Mt. Kailash.

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Just a Reminder

Joining in a small group tour is the very BEST way for solo travelers or traveling Tibet on a budget!

As the Pioneer of Tibet Tourism for global tourists since 1984, TIBET VISTA has been the FIRST TOUR OPERATOR of running join-in group tour business in local and with ability of organizing over 5000 visitors a year. For Tibet Vista’s special contribution to Tibet Tourism especially to Mt. Everest Tour, we were the ONLY company awarded by Tibet Tourism Bureau Shigatse “THE EXCELLENT ORGANIZER OF MT. EVEREST TOUR ”in 2015.

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