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Tibet winter tourism continues to boom

Time: 14-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Potala Palace in the Chinese and Tibetan New Year
Potala Palace in the Chinese and Tibetan New Year

Due to government preferential policies and promotional efforts, winter tourism in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region continues to boom despite unfavorable local weather for outdoor activities.

Some 510,000 tourists visited the region during the week-long Spring Festival, which kicked off on Feb 5 this year. Altogether, they spent almost 350 million yuan ($51.8 million), up by 17 percent year-on-year.

The regional government started offering subsidies on hotels, flights and tickets to scenic spots since last February. The measure is part of its efforts to turn Tibet into "the world third pole" and attract 40 million tourists in 2019.

Phunmotso, a local tour guide, noted that she has been taking group tours to the local sights since the second day of Spring Festival, and the crowd outside the Potala Palace was so large, she and her group had to wait for six hours to get in.

In 2018, the region has received a record number of 33.68 million tourists, up by 31.5 percent year-on-year, according to the government report.

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user portrait Ms. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

Pa***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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