Restrictions You Should Know Before Visiting Tibet

Different from other places in China that are easy and convenient to go, there are some restrictions to travel Tibet such as Tibet Travel Permit and traveling with tour agency. Knowing these restrictions before visiting Tibet and making plans in advance will assure a smooth and pleasant Tibet trip for you. Independent travel is not…

April 2, 2020 BY Kunga

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Sakya Monastery, Do I Need to Add it to My Tibet Trip or Not?

Sakya Monastery is the seat of the Sakya Sect, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Situated at about 4,300 meters on the way from Shigatse to Lhatse, this monastery is quite worth visiting especially for those heading for Everest Base Camp. Introduction of Sakya Monastery Located around 130 kilometers to the west…

March 20, 2020 BY Kunga

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Is Staying Overnight at EBC during a Kathmandu-Lhasa Tour Recommended?

As the world’s highest mountain, the majestic Mount Everest has attracted more and more tourists from around the world. When doing a Nepal-Tibet overland tour, visiting Mount Everest is a high priority to road trippers. Regarding that, Everest Base Camp (EBC) seems a logical destination for an overnight stay. However, sleeping at EBC isn’t recommended…

February 28, 2020 BY Kunga

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Having Seen Mt. Everest in Nepal, do I Still Need to Visit EBC in Tibet?

Standing as high as 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level, Mt. Everset is Earth’s highest mountain and attracts tourists all over the world. Located on the border of Tibet and Nepal with its north face in Tibet and the south face in Nepal, the part in Tibet is universally referred to the “North Slope” while the…

February 14, 2020 BY Kunga

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Why You Need Two Days to Cross Gyirong Port from Kathmandu?

Traveling from Kathmandu to Tibet is a fast-growing activity among travelers all over the world. Since the destroy of Zhangmu Port during an earthquake in 2015, Gyirong Port, which is about 175km away from Kathmandu, is the main crossing point between Tibet and Nepal. Considering the short distance and the recent opening, almost all the…

February 7, 2020 BY Kunga

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Is It Worth Visiting Ruins of Guge Kingdom?

Guge Kingdom is an ancient and prosperous kingdom set up in the far northwest of Tibet in the 10th century. The ruins of Guge Kingdom lies in the area of what is now known as Zanda County in Ngari Prefecture of TAR. Guge Kingdom was founded in around 912 AD by Kyidé Nyima Gön, the…

January 17, 2020 BY Kunga

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Why Golmud to Lhasa Cycling Tour is Very Popular among Chinese Tourists?

Riding a bike from Golmud to Lhasa along Qinghai-Tibet Highway, the Xining to Lhasa section of the G109 National Highway, is a very popular way for the local Chinese tourists to get to the ancient Tibetan capital. Cycling along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway, the vast open road that connects Tibet with mainland China to the northeast,…

January 10, 2020 BY Kunga

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