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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I want to visit in Oct 2020 and do the Mt Kailash tour. I want to bring two of my grandchildren - aged 8 and 10 years old. Do you think it is possible?
Dear Mr. Ul***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I think it will be no problem for you to bring your grandchildren to do the trekking, as we had clients before who took child less than 4 years old did it, and they hired porter to carry him for some part. If you like, you can hire a horse and horse man to carry them to save the energy there. And also I recommend you to arrive in Lhasa1-2days earlier to make the children adjust the high place better if you have enough time. And I will send you the tour details, please check it by email. Best regards.
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