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Tibet

Stand on top the roof of the world, to kiss the heavens and beyond at Tibet, the highest place on Earth, at 4900m above sea level. Situated to the north of the Himalayas on a plateau, Tibet has an air of indelible aura charm and beauty, which attracts tourists from all over the world. Go on an ambitious hiking tour at Everest Base Camp and soak in the serene ambiance of the monasteries.

Must Do Adventure

  • Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon is one of the least explored travel destinations that whisper the story of failed climbing missions. Yarlung Tsangpo River and its canyon are one of the striking gorges of the Globe. The trained climbers and adventurers should not miss this Canyon during their Tibet Tour. It is the highest and deepest canyon in the World. The varieties of birds, plants, amphibians, and fungi are the assets of this Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon.

    Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon
  • A few journeys are like the journey of a lifetime and during the Tibet Tour, one can experience one of such journeys, i.e, and the journey to Mt Kailash. Mt. Kailash, the abode of one the Hindu Trinity, Lord Shiva is a picturesque site with Man Sarobar at its feet. This pyramid-shaped mountain is revered by Tibetans, Jainism believers, Hindus, and Chinese for a lot of spiritual reasons. Climbing Mt. Kailash is prohibited but just standing in front of the serene mountain is an experience in itself.

    Journey to Mt Kailash
  • The tranquil site of almost 200 Buddhist monks praying together in the most fascinating monastery is what you can expect to see in Sakya Monastery. This monastery dates back to the year 1268 and constructed with large watchtowers. The cozy light of butter lamps and shafts of sunlight inside the large and dark rooms will take to some different era when Buddha’s sermon was spreading World Peace. Witness the simplicity of life that may heal the soul.

    The Tranquil Sakya Monastery

Bucket List Experience

Lhasa

Nestled in the great Himalayan range, Lhasa is the queen of Tibet. A tourist has a lot of experiences to try while in Lhasa. Be it the famous Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery trek, or the hermitage trail, Lhasa has a lot to offer to the mountain and trekking lovers. Lhasa should be in the bucket list not because it is the capital of Tibet, but it is one of the beautiful cities of this region. The Lhasa tour should have a bucket list that covers the Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and Barkhor Street, the Drepung and Sera monasteries, etc.

Jokhang Temple

The Jokhang, also known as the Qoikang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery and Zuglagkang, is a Buddhist temple in Barkhor Square in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. Tibetans, in general, consider this temple as the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. 

Gyantse

Gyantse plays an important role in connecting Kathmandu and Lhasa. This city has a rich history of bravery and that is why it is known as the city of heroes. Due to geographic position and glorious history, Gyantse has a lot of destinations to see, such as Pala Manor, Gyantse Kumbum in Palcho Monastery, and Gyantse Dzong. Apart from that, Gyantse also offers idyllic scenery.

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash, is a 6,638 m high peak in the Kailash Range, which forms part of the Transhimalaya in the Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Mount Kailash—the Stairway to Heaven—is the most intriguing mountain range is the whole of Himalayas, so we thought of divulging some things that you might not know about it. For Hindus and Buddhists, Mount Kailash is the physical embodiment of Mount Meru

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace is a dzong fortress in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It’s hard to miss Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959, has been a museum since then, and is a World Heritage Site since 1994. The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.

Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery – “Wild Roses Monastery” is one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet, located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) north of Lhasa and about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the Jokhang.The Sera Monastery, as a complex of structures with the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges, was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang (1355–1435), a disciple of Je Tsongkhapa.

When to Visit

Peak Season

April and May is the best time to plan the Tibet Tour. 

Travel Guide

Location

Bordering Nepal, Myanmar, Bhutan, and India, Tibet is located in the south-west of China.

Capital City

The traditional capital of Tibet is Lhasa.

Main Airport

Lhasa Gonggar Airport is the main airport in Tibet.

Language Spoken

The commonly used language of Tibet is Tibetan.

Currency

Chinese Yuan is the currency of Tibet.

Visas

Tibet is the autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China. So the travelers need to get a China Visa for Tibet Tour.

Electricity

Tibet operates in a standard voltage of 220 V and frequency 50 Hz

Vaccinations

Vaccination for hepatitis A, typhoid fever, medications for travelers' diarrhoea and Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for the Tibet Tour.

Emergency Calls

The general emergency number in Tibet to dial is 110.

FAQs about Tibet

What is internet access like in Tibet?

Most of the hotel in Tibet has free Wireless internet options for travelers. There are a few internet cafes as well. 

Can I use my mobile while in Tibet?

International roaming works fine in Tibet. But getting a network in the barren mountain region is unnatural. 

How are the toilets like in Tibet?

Tibet still has the squat style toilets. But a few hotels have the flush toilets as well. Carrying toilet paper is a good idea. 

Can I drink the water in Tibet?

Drinking bottled water is the best option as the tap water is untreated in Tibet. 

Are credit cards accepted widely in Tibet?

Using Credit Cards is widely common in Lhasa and Shigatse. Larger hotels also accept credit cards.  

What is the convenience of ATM access in Tibet?

Major cities of Tibet have a good ATM network. 

What to wear in Tibet?

Tibet is a conservative area, so avoid revealing dresses. Carry trekking shoes and warm clothes if Himalayan exploration is there in the bucket list. 

Is Tibet safe for women to travel solo?

Tibet is extremely safe for solo woman travelers. 

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