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The Best Tibet Travel Guide Encyclopedia in 2019

Where is Tibet? How to travel to Tibet? How to obtain the visa and travel permit to Tibet? Can I travel to Tibet and should I worry about the altitude sickness? You probably have a bunch of doubts to sort out before really book anything. No worry anymore, here BudgetTibetTour is going to deliver you the most comprehensive, precise and updated Tibet Travel Guide Info that are handpicked by our trip advisers and tour guides with years working experience on the roof of the world. We believe now with this guide in place, Tibet is getting closer and closer to you.

Tour Essentials

Dos and Don'ts
Dos and Don'ts
Tibet is a holy land for Buddhist and a dreamed tour destination for all travelers, with a time-honored civilization and characteristic tourism resources, there are a lot to do in Tibet but knowing dos and don’ts is equally important to enjoy a smooth Tibet Tour.
What to Pack
What to Pack
Packing for Tibet travel has always been the topic that often discussed. In this guide, we will discuss about the packing list for traveling to Tibet, from what to wear, how to pack, to tips for traveling in Tibet, etc.
Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness is the most common sickness when travel to Tibet, what is it? How is caused? How to prevent it? It’s very important for us to know all those basic knowledge about the altitude sickness to ensure a safe and sound tour to Tibet.
Tibet Conditions
Tibet Conditions
What Tibet looks like in terms of weather and geography, and what should we prepare for those special weather and geographic conditions when we plan our Tibet tours to the roof of the world.

Tibet Attractions

Barkhor Street in Lhasa Tibet
Barkhor Street in Lhasa Tibet
Located in the old quarter of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is a famous pilgrimage and commercial center in Lhasa. Barkhor, means "middle circumambulation" in Tibetan l
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa Tibet
Drepung Monastery in Lhasa Tibet
Drepung Monastery is 1 of 3 biggest monasteries in Lhasa, built in 1416, used to be the dwelling for the 3rd till the 5th Dalai Lama moved to Potala Palace.
Johkang Temple in Lhasa Tibet
Johkang Temple in Lhasa Tibet
Jokhang Temple is located in the center of the old Lhasa City, it is also regarded as the the center of Tibetan Buddhism across Tibet.
Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet
Potala Palace in Lhasa Tibet
A comprehensive introduction to the Potala Palace, including Potala Palace history, construction, function, decoration and its value in art and religion.

Means of Transport to access Tibet

Everything You Need to Know about the Train to Lhasa
Everything You Need to Know about the Train to Lhasa
This guide offers you everything about the train to Lhasa, including the train schedule, ticket, sceneries and needed documents.
Flights to Tibet from Main Chinese Gateway Cities/Kathmandu
Flights to Tibet from Main Chinese Gateway Cities/Kathmandu
Can you fly to Tibet? Of course YES. There are many available flights to Tibet from the main Chinese gateway cities and Kathmandu Nepal every day. Read the article to get the details.
Getting to Tibet: Main Gateway Cities to Travel to Tibet
Getting to Tibet: Main Gateway Cities to Travel to Tibet
Do you want to know which cities are the main gateway cities to enter Tibet? If you want to know, this guide will give you detail instructions about it.

Tibet Geography & Climate

Tibet Weather and What to Pack for your Tibet Travel
Tibet Weather and What to Pack for your Tibet Travel
Want to explore the uniqueness and mystery of Tibet? Before your trip, check out our article to know the detailed information about Tibet weather and climate, including temperature, wind, precipitation, soar radiation and pack-list for your Tibet tour.
Detailed Guide About Where Is Tibet and How to Get to Tibet
Detailed Guide About Where Is Tibet and How to Get to Tibet
A detailed guide about where is Tibet located and how to travel to Tibet from Chinese cities and neighboring countries (Nepal, India and Bhutan).
Is It Cold in Tibet? How to Prepare?
Is It Cold in Tibet? How to Prepare?
Is Tibet too cold to visit? Actually, it is not as cold as you imagine. If you want to know whether Tibet is cold, this guide will give you the answer.

Health Issues in Tibet

People Who Cannot Travel to Tibet
People Who Cannot Travel to Tibet
Tibet is really a good place to visit. However, some people are not allowed to go to Tibet. Some of them are not fit enough, while others might be underage.
Tips for Senior Travelers in Tibet
Tips for Senior Travelers in Tibet
This guide is specially designed for senior travelers who want to travel to Tibet. According to the physical conditions and age, we compile some of the most common questions asked by the Tibet senior travelers, such as the safety issues, preparation tips, detailed itinerary, high altitude sickness, and some practical suggestions.
Top 5 Great Tips for Tibet Family Tours 2020
Top 5 Great Tips for Tibet Family Tours 2020
Our lost of top 5 tips for family tours in Tibet includes age limit, safety issues, best time, recommended destinations, food and accommodations, etc.
Health Advice before & during Your Tibet Tour 
Health Advice before & during Your Tibet Tour 
In this post you will find some practical and useful tips on how to keep health before and during your Tibet tour.
Sunburn in Tibet, Symptoms and Prevention
Sunburn in Tibet, Symptoms and Prevention
Worry about sunburn during your Tibet tour? Before your journey, take a few minutes to read our article to know the main symptoms of sunburn and solutions for sunburn relief and prevention in Tibet.
How to Cope with Tibet Altitude Sickness Properly
How to Cope with Tibet Altitude Sickness Properly
In this article, we will offer you some quick and reliable tips to prevent and treat Tibet altitude sickness

Hotels in Tibet

Best Areas to Stay in Nyingchi – Guide for 2019
Best Areas to Stay in Nyingchi – Guide for 2019
Planning a trip to Nyingchi, but not sure where to stay? Check this guide to help you pick the best areas to stay in Nyingchi, based on your interests.
Top 6 Recommended Hotels in Shigatse
Top 6 Recommended Hotels in Shigatse
Shigatse is a must-visit stop of your Tibet tour. And accommodation is an important part of any trip. In this article, we offer a detailed introduction to the top 6 Shigatse hotels for your choice. Head to have a check.
Best Hotels in Lhasa, Tibet
Best Hotels in Lhasa, Tibet
The best hotels in Lhasa, chosen by our expert, including luxury 5-star hotels, boutique hotels, budget hotels and frequently used hotels. Now, you can read the reviews and choose the most available one based on your needs.

Tibetan Foods and Drinks

Choices of Tibetan Food & Tibetan Drink
Choices of Tibetan Food & Tibetan Drink
There are quite a few good restaurants offering authentic Tibetan food, Tibetan tea, delicious western food, Nepali and Indian cuisine. Head to our post to know where you can get good-tasted restaurants in Tibet.
How to Survive as A Vegetarian Tourist in Tibet
How to Survive as A Vegetarian Tourist in Tibet
This guide aims to give vegetarian and vegan tourists tips on how to eat and where to eat in Tibet. Besides, you can also find some useful advice as a vegan in a Tibet tour.

Where to Travel in Tibet

How to Plan an Eastern Tibet Tour
How to Plan an Eastern Tibet Tour
The eastern Tibet is a great holiday destination at any time of the year. If you want to travel to the eastern Tibet, this ultimate guide will show you where is the eastern Tibet, how to get there, what to see, and what is the best time to visit.
Everything You Need to Know about the Potala Palace
Everything You Need to Know about the Potala Palace
Potala Palace is one of the most well-known spiritual sanctums in the world. If you want to travel there, this guide will introduce the Potala Palace facts, Potala inside, Potala history, Potala highlights, and some useful travel tips covering what to see, how to get there, and how to buy tickets, etc.
Travel Guides from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Tibet (Overland, Flight, Bicycle)
Travel Guides from Lhasa to Kathmandu, Tibet (Overland, Flight, Bicycle)
This travel guide aims to give you some most up to date information on the trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. You can find the most popular routes, budget tips, recommendations on places to stay, things to see and do, etc.
Top 12 Advised Places to Visit in Tibet
Top 12 Advised Places to Visit in Tibet
There are the top 12 advised places to visit in Tibet introduced in our article. Before the start of your Tibet tour, it is important to know more information about the main Tibet attractions.

Different Seasons to travel to Tibet

Tibet Tour in November 2019
Tibet Tour in November 2019
Visiting Tibet in November? Check out our in-depth guide to learn everything you need to know about Tibet in November – weather , things to do, and some useful tips.
Visit Tibet in Autumn: September, October & November
Visit Tibet in Autumn: September, October & November
Why visit Tibet in autumn, especially September and October? Tibet in autumn cool, clear and dry, which is a great season to visit. Check this article to know how to plan a perfect Tibet tour in autumn.
What’s the Weather Like in Tibet in Winter
What’s the Weather Like in Tibet in Winter
This post is a summary of the winter weather in Tibet, with tips on what to wear and what to do. If you want to get to Tibet in winter, then check out our weather guides for winter!
The Ultimate Guide for Tibet Tour in Summer
The Ultimate Guide for Tibet Tour in Summer
The ultimate guide about Tibet in summer, Tibet weather in summer, and some must-see scenic spots in summer. In addition, you can also get a detailed packing list.
Your Complete Guide about Tibet Tour in Spring
Your Complete Guide about Tibet Tour in Spring
The guide here tells everything you need to know about Tibet tour in spring. Before your trip, it is important to take a few minutes to get some planning advises. Read to have a check.

Lhasa Tours Guide

10 Ultimate Things to Do in Lhasa
10 Ultimate Things to Do in Lhasa
Planning a trip to Lhasa but not sure what to do or where to go? We’ve compiled top 10 things to do and beautiful places to visit in Lhasa in this guide for you.
What Is the Best Time to Visit Lhasa
What Is the Best Time to Visit Lhasa
Are you planning a Lhasa tour? Wonder what the best time to visit Lhasa is? The post here introduces Lhasa in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Head to check and make a smart decision.
Must-visit Lhasa Attractions
Must-visit Lhasa Attractions
The article offers a brief introduction to the popular Lhasa attractions, which might be helpful to make your perfect Tibet travel plan. Read to have a check.
The Ultimate Guide About Lhasa Tour in 2019
The Ultimate Guide About Lhasa Tour in 2019
A comprehensive budget travel guide to Lhasa, Tibet, with tips and advice on how to go, where to stay and eat, how to plan a perfect itinerary, etc.

Practical Tibet Travel Tips

Top 9 Things about Tibet Travel
Top 9 Things about Tibet Travel
Want to know something about Tibet travel before getting there? Don’t miss this page, which will tell you everything you want to know about Tibet travel, such as its foods, hotels, must-see scenery, top experiences and so on.
Is It Safe to Travel to Tibet? Top 4 Important Travel Safety Tips for Travelers
Is It Safe to Travel to Tibet? Top 4 Important Travel Safety Tips for Travelers
Travel can be exhilarating but also scary at times. When you’re venturing into the great unknown and remote place like Tibet, following these 4 important travel safety tips to protect yourself and ensure a happy and secure journey.
Major Tibetan Hospitals
Major Tibetan Hospitals
With continuous development, the medical conditions in Tibet have made a great improvement. No need to worry that you could not find a hospital for an emergency in case of any accident.

Tibetan culture

Major Tibet Festivals that Cannot Afford to Miss
Major Tibet Festivals that Cannot Afford to Miss
Tibet is a mysterious and unique destination that can’t afford to miss. There are many traditional Tibet festivals related to Buddhism that you can add to your travel plans.
A Full Guide about Tibetan Clothing
A Full Guide about Tibetan Clothing
Here the article introduces traditional and modern Tibetan clothing from three aspects, Tibetan men’s clothing, women’s dress and monk clothing. Read to have a check.
Sky Burial in Tibet and Other Four Funeral Customs
Sky Burial in Tibet and Other Four Funeral Customs
Sky burial is a Tibetan funeral practice involving the exposure of a dismembered corpse to sacred vultures. Apart from sky burial, there are many other funeral customs in Tibet, such as earth burial, water burial, fire burial, tree burial and stupa burial
Features of Tibetan Architecture (Dzong, Palace, Monastery, Lingka, Mausoleum)
Features of Tibetan Architecture (Dzong, Palace, Monastery, Lingka, Mausoleum)
Tibet has a variety of buildings that exhibit different architectural forms from magnificent palace to sacred temples. If you are interested in Tibetan architecture, this guide will tell you some of the typical Tibetan architecture including Dzong, palace, monastery, Lingka, and mausoleum.

Tibet Trekking Guide

The Most Complete Guide to Plan a Namtso Trekking
The Most Complete Guide to Plan a Namtso Trekking
Want to do a trek around Namtso Lake but have no idea how to plan? Don’t worry, this guide will give you some practical tips including Namtso altitude, Namtso trek difficult, highlights, recommend itinerary, and so on.
How to Plan a Trek from Tsurpu Monastery to Yangpachen
How to Plan a Trek from Tsurpu Monastery to Yangpachen
If you want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle or want to take a bath in Yangpachen Spring, Tsurpu Monastery to Yangpachen trek route is what you need. This guide will help you plan a perfect trek from Tsurpu Monastery to Yangpachen.
What Is the Best Time to Trek in Tibet?
What Is the Best Time to Trek in Tibet?
When is the best time to trek in Tibet - spring, autumn, winter or spring season? Check out this guide to find out the best time to trek to Tibet.
Top 5 Popular Tibet Trekking Routes
Top 5 Popular Tibet Trekking Routes
Travel to Tibet to experience the world’s best trekking routes! The article covers the top 5 popular Tibet trekking routes. Head to know the route details and other special attentions about trekking in Tibet.
Ganden to Samye Trek in Tibet
Ganden to Samye Trek in Tibet
The Ganden to Samye trek is a tough 4-5 days walk through a remote region. Want to have a challenge? Read this article to know how to plan your Ganden to Samye trek.
Everything You Need to Know about Kangshung Face Base Camp Trek
Everything You Need to Know about Kangshung Face Base Camp Trek
In this guide, you will find everything you need to know about Kangshung face camp trek, including highlights, map, itinerary and best time for trekking.

Shopping in Tibet

Top 10 Tibet Souvenirs to Buy
Top 10 Tibet Souvenirs to Buy
Tibet not only presents tourists gorgeous landscape, but also provides tourists with very special local products. Read our article to know the top 10 Tibet souvenirs to buy and some shopping tips in Tibet.
The 8 Most Popular Handicrafts in Tibet
The 8 Most Popular Handicrafts in Tibet
Tibetan handicrafts have fully displayed the wisdom of Tibetan people. If you want to learn about the Tibetan handicrafts, this guide will introduce some traditional and well-known handicrafts to you. It includes jewelry, belt, Thangka, knife, mask, etc.

Tibet Region Guide

Chamdo Guide
Chamdo Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the Chamdo area in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
Nyingchi Guide
Nyingchi Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the Nyingchi area in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
Shannan Guide
Shannan Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the Shannan area in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
Naqu Guide
Naqu Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the Naqu area in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
Ngari Guide
Ngari Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the Ngari area in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
Shigatse Guide
Shigatse Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the Shigatse area in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
Lhasa Guide
Lhasa Guide
A comprehensive guide and introduction to the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet, including its history, culture and places of interests.
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