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 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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How to Use Your Cellphone and Internet When Traveling in Tibet

Cellphone becomes more and more important to our daily life. When traveling on the high-altitude plateau across the Tibet Autonomous Region, using cellphone is even more important than ever. Modern cellphones are more than just phones. For many people, they are your phone, map, camera, video recorder, notebook, personal organizer, translator, and encyclopedia all rolled…

January 3, 2020 BY Kunga

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Cost to Travel Tibet: A Budget Breakdown of Tibet Tour Costs

Tibet is a high-altitude region of the People’s Republic of China, known as the Tibet Autonomous Region, and lies on the world’s highest plateau in western China. Fringed by the mighty Himalayas, this isolated land was unvisited by foreign tourists for centuries, and it was not until the 1980s that international travelers were first able…

June 28, 2019 BY Kunga

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Toilets in Tibet – Small yet Matter Big to Your Tibet Tour

Toilet has always been a very important part of traveling. Do you have any basic idea about Tibetan toilet? Frankly speaking, the sanitary condition of toilets in Tibet is not so good. Please kindly do not hold high exception for that in your Tibet trip. In this post, I’ll introduce some typical Tibetan toilets for…

January 5, 2017 BY Kunga

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FAQs for Travelers Who Are First Time to Visit Tibet

Here we have collected Top 30 tips for first-time foreign travelers, aiming to make your Tibet tour more pleasant. In this post, you’ll find practical answers to Tibet travel faqs, including Tibet Travel Permit, altitude sickness, best time to Tibet, how to get to Tibet, Tibet weather, Tibetan monasteries,etc. 1. Are there any restrictions on…

September 18, 2016 BY Kunga

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