Tibet Travel and Tour Guides | Weekly Updates

Tibet Travel and Tour Guides | Weekly Updates

We've compiled a comprehensive 5000-word series of Tibet Travel and Tour Guides, addressing standard Tibet Travel and Tour questions and offering weekly updated information, with the aspiration that they will enhance your travel experience in Tibet. Let's get started!


Tibet Travel and Tour Guides All-in-One FAQs


Detail All-in-One Travel Tibet FAQs


1. How to travel to Tibet?

Tibet can only be reached through two routes: one from other cities in China and the other from Kathmandu, Nepal.


2. Is Tibet a safe place to travel for solo female travelers?

Travelers can rest assured that Tibet is one of the safest places to travel. There have been no reports of harassment towards women in Tibet. While Tibet is generally a safe destination, it's essential to dress appropriately by wearing long pants and shirts in public areas, especially monasteries. Also, it's recommended to avoid traveling alone late at night, and if you need help, please seek the help of your tour guide to accompany you during your travels.


3. What are the documents required for travel to Tibet?

To travel to Tibet, one must obtain two essential documents: a China visa and a Tibet Travel Permit.


4. Difference between a China Visa and a China Group Visa from Nepal?

To visit Tibet from other cities in China, you must obtain a China Visa from the Chinese Embassy. Conversely, if you are traveling from Kathmandu, Nepal, you must obtain a China group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.


5. In 2024, which countries will have visa-free access to China?

China has simplified visa requirements for more than 11 countries. If you have visa-free access to China, you will only require a Tibet travel permit to visit Tibet. A scan of your passport is all that is needed to obtain a Tibet travel permit, provided that your nationality is eligible for visa-free travel in China.

Along with citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, Malaysian Nationals will now be allowed to enter China without the hassle of a visa for up to 15 days. 

Great news for Singaporean travelers! Now, you can enjoy 30 days of visa-free entry to China. Starting in March, Thailand and China will permanently waive visa requirements for each other's citizens. For more information, check out  Xinhua News.

Latest news March 7th, 2024: China has announced that it will expand its visa-free policies for six European countries, including Switzerland, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and Luxembourg. This new policy will be implemented starting March 14th.


6. How to get a Tibet Travel Permit?

To obtain the Tibet Travel Permit from the tourism office in Lhasa, Tibet, we will require your passport scan and China visa scan if you are traveling to Tibet from cities in China. If you are traveling from Kathmandu, Nepal, we will only need your passport scan to obtain the permit. Our travel agency is able to assist you in obtaining the necessary Tibet Travel Permit with ease.


7. Can travelers travel independently?

Individuals are unable to travel on their own and are required to partake in organized Tibet Tours.

Namtso Lake

Photo: Namtso Lake


8. What are the destinations Travelers can travel to in Tibet?

To travel any location in Tibet, one must have it listed on their Tibet Travel Permit. Our Tibet Tours travel itineraries include most of the well-known travel destinations for easy access.


9. When is the best time to travel to Tibet?

To witness the breathtaking beauty of nature, the ideal time would be from July to September. However, traveling during this season can be pretty expensive and crowded with tourists due to the summer holidays for schools. For a more cost-effective and peaceful experience, we recommend visiting during April, May, June, or from the end of October to the end of December.


10. What are the peak tourism periods?

Tourists flock to popular destinations during the six-day holiday on May 1st, the months of July and August, and the seven-day festival starting on October 1st. These periods are known to be the busiest times for tourism.


11. Is winter a good time to travel to Tibet?

From approximately October 20th until February of the following year, Tibet experiences its off-season, resulting in fewer travelers due to the cold winter weather. Despite this, winter is still an excellent time to travel as there are fewer tourists, and the sunny weather allows for stunning views of the snowy landscape.


12. How long in advance do Travelers have to book a tour to Tibet?

We suggest booking the tour at least two months in advance to ensure timely receipt of the China Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. However, if you already possess a China Visa, booking 20 days before the tour is acceptable for obtaining the Tibet Travel Permit.


13. How to buy a flight from home to China or Nepal?

Our research has yielded several recommendations. In addition, travelers are advised to utilize Google to compare flight prices.

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14. How to buy a flight or train ticket to Tibet from China or Nepal?

We can help you purchase flight tickets at a discounted rate. Also, we can assist in getting train tickets with service fees.

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15. How to change US dollars or euros to Chinese Renminbi?

When traveling in Tibet and in need of currency exchange, it is advisable to visit one of the many Bank of China branches in Lhasa. Our Tour Guide is available to assist with this matter. The prevailing exchange rate as of now is 1 USD to 7.1924RMB, and 1 Euro is equivalent to 7.8736RMB.


16. What are the Hotel Options?

There are a variety of hotels in Lhasa and Shigatse, ranging from 2 to 5 stars. The St.Regis and Shangri-La Hotel are two examples of 5-star hotels in Lhasa. In other areas, such as Gyantse, Nyingchi, Tsetang, and western Tibet Ngari, there are 3-star hotels available. Additionally, a 3-star hotel can be found in Darchen town near Mount Kailash. In most other smaller towns, accommodations will be limited to 2-star hotels or guest houses.


17. What are the restaurant options?

Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse have many options for Western-style dining and Chinese cuisine. Tibetan food is widely available everywhere. Muslim visitors can find halal possibilities in a few restaurants in Lhasa and Shigatse. Although there are numerous coffee shops in Lhasa and Shigatse, we recommend sampling the local Tibetan dishes during your Tibet travel.


18. Are there many ATMs and banks?

ATMs can be found in various locations such as Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, Saga, Darchin, Tada, Ngari, Purang, Old Tingri, Tsetang, Nyingchi, Damxung, and Pomi. The maximum withdrawal limit for travelers using credit cards ranges from 3000-6000RMB. The only currency available for withdrawal is the Chinese renminbi; here, we provide more information on banks, money, currency, and ATMs.


19. How to buy Travel insurance?

Due to the frequent changes in regulations for Tibet Travel Permit, we suggest purchasing travel insurance from your home country. Insure My Trip is a website recommended by experts for purchasing travel insurance. Tibet Travelers can assist individuals who require basic insurance in Lhasa.


Mount Everest North Face with Moon

Photo: Mount Everest North Face with Moon


20. Why Travel to Tibet with us? 

The travelers opted to go with local travel agencies to experience the local flavor. Tibet Travelers is fully committed to ensuring an enjoyable experience for their clients during their tours. Tibet Travelers is the ideal choice, with a 100% rating and outstanding reviews. The manager of Tibet Travelers, MC Tenzin Dhondup, was born near Mount Everest. Since 2006, Tenzin has been included in the Lonely Planet Guidebook. Check out Ten awesome reasons why Tibet Travelers would be the perfect choice for your trip. :)


21. What is your Cancellation Policy?

Tours in Tibet may be subject to cancellation even after booking due to the frequent changes in Tibet Travel Permit Regulations. Please take a look at Tibet Travelers' Cancellation Policy.


22. What are the best Mobile Apps?

Before traveling to Tibet, it is recommended to download certain Tibet travel mobile Apps, as some popular ones, such as Facebook, Gmail, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, are unavailable in the region. We suggest using WeChat, a popular social media app based in China. It'll come in handy during your trip!


23. What is the Packing List?

To ensure a comfortable trip, it's suggested to adhere to two pieces of advice: pack minimally and dress in layers. The sun's rays can cause temperatures to increase during the day, but once it sets, temperatures can rapidly decrease, particularly at higher altitudes.

When journeying, attire must be lightweight, simple to wash by hand, permit air to circulate, and dry rapidly. It is recommended to pack a cozy down jacket and lengthy trousers. Shoes suitable for hiking, Sneakers that provide comfort, and Socks that allow for breathability. When it comes to altitude sickness, Diamox is the top-performing medication. In case of emergencies, you can buy Chinese herbs as a secondary option while in Lhasa.

Travelers should pack sunblock cream and sunglasses. If planning to go on a trek to Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, or camping, one should consider bringing a sleeping bag. Additionally, exploring the Tromsikang market in Lhasa is a good idea. The market offers great bargains, and any items bought can be gifted to a local shepherd or farmer to accrue positive karma.


24. What are the Tibet Travel Health Tips?

When preparing for a journey to Tibet, it's crucial to keep in mind that the typical elevation is between 4000 - 4500 meters, with some high passes reaching up to 5200 meters. The prospect of altitude sickness may cause concern, but there's no need to worry! The majority of travelers (roughly 95%) don't encounter any health problems while exploring Tibet. Ensure that you take medication for high altitudes and stay hydrated.

Upon our arrival in Lhasa, we came across fellow travelers who had been affected by altitude sickness. Nonetheless, it is expected to experience specific symptoms of altitude sickness on the initial day as it signifies that our body is adjusting to the high altitude. Fortunately, the majority of travelers recover fully by the next day. Travelers may experience mountain sickness when they rapidly move from a lower to a higher altitude. According to an article on Fotor, the oxygen levels in Tibet are 40% lower than in lower-altitude regions.


25. How to Avoid Altitude Sickness in Tibet Travel?

For Travelers, altitude medicine such as Diamox is suggested, and it is recommended to take one pill daily before arriving in Tibet. In Lhasa, the red herb medicine named Hongjingtian can also be bought to help with altitude sickness. People of various age groups, including those in their 70s and 80s and young children aged 8 to 10, have had no significant problems with altitude sickness while traveling in Tibet.

Mental discomfort can cause altitude sickness, which is a frequent problem for travelers. The mind has a significant impact on the body's responses, so if one is anxious, their body will be affected. Our recommendation for travelers is to appreciate the breathtaking scenery in Tibet rather than excessively worrying about altitude sickness.


26. What are the other health tips?

  1. Dressing warmly while touring Tibet is essential, as the weather changes frequently. It's common for several different types of weather in a single day. Failure to dress warmly can result in travelers becoming ill with colds or fevers due to climate changes.
  2. It is advised not to shower on the day of arrival in Tibet.
  3. When traveling in Tibet, food is crucial as it can affect your overall well-being. Therefore, it is advisable to opt for food that is low in oil and chili to ensure that your body remains in good condition while on your trip.
  4. You should engage in mild physical activity a week and a half before reaching Tibet.


27. What are a few reminders to prioritize health?

In case of an emergency during your travels in Tibet, hospitals can be found at intervals of 100 km in various villages, as well as in larger cities such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Ngari, Tsetang, and Nyingchi. Travelers should acquire insurance in their country of residence. In case of need, the travel agency Tibet Travelers can help Travelers obtain insurance while in Tibet. Moreover, Travelers should carry a small first aid kit.


Guge Kingdom

Photo: Guge Kingdom


28. 4G and Wifi in Tibet Travel sites?

Free WIFI is available in almost all hotels, even those located near Mount Everest and Mount Kailash. With the Tour Guide's ID, travelers can purchase the China Telecom sim card for approximately 30 US dollars per month, or 199RMB, and there are no limits on data usage.


29. What are the friendly Tips?

Showing love in Tibetan culture includes wearing long pants, removing hats, and refraining from smoking inside the monastery. Additionally, it is customary for Tibetans to smile at travelers without any specific cause as a sign of showing love.


30. What are the Photo Tips?

Please ask for permission before taking photos. We kindly ask travelers to refrain from taking pictures of military or police personnel and inside monasteries where photography is prohibited. Some monasteries may allow photography for a fee. The sun can be pretty intense in the afternoon, resulting in harsh lighting in photos, so we suggest taking nature photos in the morning or late afternoon for the best results. Additionally, nighttime photography of stars can produce stunning images.

If you plan to capture your wedding moments in traditional Tibetan attire at Bhakor Street, Potala Palace, or any location in Lhasa with professional photography, kindly get in touch with us, and we will take care of the arrangements. The cost per person varies from 100 USD to 200 USD, depending on the location.


31. How to Travel Tibet Like a Local?

One of the most effective ways to travel locally in Tibet is by complying with the rules and regulations of the China Tibet Autonomous Region. Please it is strongly advised to avoid political discussions when interacting with locals. 


32. What are the best payment apps in China?

For foreign travelers in China, Alipay and WeChat Pay are the two most commonly used payment applications. The name of the Alipay app in Chinese is 支付宝 (Zhi fu Bao). This app can be easily downloaded from the app store and has been downloaded millions of times. It is available in both English and Chinese. The Alipay app allows foreigners to register their IDs and use them for transactions as large as 5000 USD, an increase from the previous limit of 1000 USD. Additionally, tourists can use Alipay to pay for their Tibet travel fees. Alipay App currently allows the linkage of 5 Western credit cards.

  1. Master
  2. Visa
  3. JCP
  4. Diners
  5. Discover

After transferring nearly 2000 USD, you have to confirm your identity through a swift facial recognition scan and passport photo. Following that, you can repeatedly transfer up to 5000 USD each time.

The other best payment App in China is WeChat Pay from Tencent Company. Tencent recently announced that it has simplified the process for international visitors to mainland China to register for a WeChat account and link international cards to Weixin Pay. On April 12th, Tencent also stated that it is exploring interoperability with more overseas eWallets. Overseas users can easily register for a WeChat account using their mobile number, fill in basic card details, and link an eligible international card with Weixin Pay to access tens of millions of merchants in China.

The simplified card-linking process allows international visitors to spend up to a certain amount safely and conveniently. However, users who want a higher transaction limit can submit relevant information to complete an identity verification process, which can be completed in seconds through passport verification. For verified international users, Weixin Pay has increased the single transaction limit from $1,000 to $5,000 and the annual transaction limit from $10,000 to $50,000. In addition to linking international cards to Weixin Pay, international visitors can also apply for and link UnionPay’s Tour Card, which is a prepaid card, through Weixin Pay.

The release also mentioned that Malaysian visitors can soon make payments in mainland China using their existing local eWallet in the PayNet system by scanning a Weixin Pay QR code displayed by merchants. Tencent’s cross-border payment platform, Tenpay Global, will work with NetsUnion to connect more wallets. Tencent stated that inbound tourism to China continues to increase, leading to a rise in the use of mobile payments by visitors when traveling in mainland China.

Tencent also allows WeChat users to link their cards issued by Visa, Mastercard, JCB or Discover to make payments at tens of millions of merchants in China. The company is committed to improving the mobile payment experience and offering more convenience for overseas users through initiatives such as supporting international cards on Weixin Pay and connecting overseas local wallets. Additionally, tourists can use Weixin Pay to pay for their Tibet travel payments.

To secure your booking with Tibet Travelers, we request a deposit of 50 US dollars per person. This can be done through PayPal infotibettravelers@gmail.com. The remaining payment can be made by cash, Ali Pay, WeChat Pay, or bank transfer.


33. Is Tibet a little dry during the daytime?

Tibet tends to be dry during the day due to the intense sun, so it is advised to drink plenty of water and use nose cream if you have a sensitive nose.


34. Which mountains hold the most significance in Tibet?

In Tibet, the two most significant mountains are Mount Kailash and Mount Everest. Mount Kailash is revered as a spiritual center, while Mount Everest is sought after as the highest peak to climb.


35. Which lakes hold the most significance in Tibet?

Manasarovar Lake and Namtso Lake are the two most essential lakes in Tibet. Those seeking spiritual enlightenment are drawn to Manasarovar Lake, while adventure seekers are drawn to Namtso Lake. Further information on lakes in Tibet.


36. How to avoid crowds of tourists in Tibet?

We suggest traveling in the winter, specifically from mid-October to early February, to avoid the crowds of tourists. Be sure to pack warm clothing as temperatures can drop to as low as minus 20 degrees at night. During the day, it is warm due to the sun.


37. What are the best Tibet Travel Itineraries?

We recommend a few travel itineraries for travelers. The first Tibet travel journey is a 10-day Tibet travel that begins in Lhasa and culminates at Mount Everest base camp and Namtso Lake.

The second Tibet trip we recommend is a 17-day Tibet travel journey from Lhasa that takes you to Mount Kailash, where you will trek for three days over 52km at an altitude of 5000 meters. During this tour, you will also visit the Guge Kingdoms and Mount Everest base camp.

If you're a traveler intending to visit Nepal following Tibet, we highly suggest our 8-day overland excursion from Lhasa to Kathmandu, which includes a stop at Mount Everest's North Face Base Camp.

For those who enjoy spirituality, hiking, nature, and hot springs, we suggest taking our 9-day travel journey to Tibet, which includes breathtaking nature excursions.


Mount Kailash and sky

Photo: Mount Kailash


38. What are the Top Tibet Trekking Itineraries?

Our top recommendations for trekking in Tibet are the Ganden to Samye trek and the Kangshung Valley Trek, both of which are among the four most popular treks in the region. For more information on these routes and others, please refer to our comprehensive article on Tibet Trekking.


39. What are the bathroom options in Tibet?

When planning a journey to Tibet, it is essential to be aware that specific well-known sites exclusively provide traditional Tibetan squat toilets. These sites comprise Mount Everest North Face Base Camp, Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, and Mount Kailash. Hotels with 3-4 star ratings in Tibetan cities such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Tsetang, Nyingtri, Ngari, and Chamdo have bathrooms designed in a Western style.


40. Is winter a good time to visit Tibet?

Visiting Tibet during winter is strongly suggested. You will have fewer crowds of tourists and more chances to interact with the residents. Additionally, we are providing a substantial discount for winter trips! There are three reasons why traveling to Tibet in the winter can be beneficial.

  1. Fewer tourists and a higher number of locals.
  2. There's a good possibility of more beautiful snow-white to come!
  3. With a big discount, you only need two people to start your Tibet group travel journey.  

41. What are the top ten Tibetan phrases?

  1. Greeting and Hello: Tashi Delek!
  2. What is your name: Rang Ming Kang Ser Kyi Yo?
  3. Who are you?: Key Rang Su Yin Pa?
  4. I Love You: Nga Rang La Gah.
  5. You are beautiful: Rang Nying Jey Po Duk.
  6. Very Good: Yak Po Du.
  7. Bad: Duk Cha.
  8. Kind Mind: Sem Sang po.
  9. I Miss You: Nga Rang Dren Ki Duk.
  10. Good Bye: Ga Lay Shu Ah.

The word "Nga" refers to myself, while "Rang" refers to you.


42. How to learn about meditation and Buddhism?

Your passion for spirituality is greatly valued as it brings immense joy to life. For those who are new to it, we suggest beginning with a brief meditation session. To learn more about how to initiate the meditation practice, we have published an entire article on the topic.


43. Is there a flight to Mount Kailash from Lhasa?

A flight is available from Lhasa Gonggar airport to Ngari Ali Kunsa Airport, offering a breathtaking view of Mount Kailash. The flight lasts approximately two hours and costs around 500 USD for a one-way trip. To learn more, please contact us for additional details about Mount Kailash.

The cost for transportation to the airport and delivery of the permit to our travelers in that airport in China is approximately 100 USD, according to our partners. To ensure we have ample time to provide Travelers with their Tibet Travel Permit, please schedule your flights to Tibet from other cities in China with a 5-hour gap.


44. Is there a flight to Mount Everest from Lhasa?

It is expected that in a few years, it will be possible to fly from Lhasa to Tingri and then travel by vehicle for three hours to reach Mount Everest base camp, which is only 60km away. To learn more about Mount Everest, feel free to read our fantastic article.


45. Where is the Mount Everest Base Camp Eco Bus station?

Located in Tashizom village, 38 Km from the Mount Everest base camp, is the Mount Everest Eco Bus Station. Visitors must switch to the non-polluting Eco bus at Tashizom town in order to reach the base camp of Mount Everest.


46. Where can I enjoy stunning Tibet travel videos?

Tibet Travelers has been posting short Tibet travel videos on Instagram and Facebook for almost eight years. Please take a look at them.


47. What makes NoFap beneficial for traveling in Tibet?

No Fap, also referred to as abstaining from masturbation, is a health tip that offers numerous benefits. Sperm is a vital source of energy in the human body, and preserving it leads to increased alertness, improved energy levels, and better health. On the other hand, engaging in masturbation can result in reduced energy levels, hair loss, feelings of depression, and fatigue, especially during travel. Therefore, we highly recommend practicing No Fap.


48. Where can I find original Tibetan Dzi Beads?

The Dzi stone is a precious gem in Tibetan culture, also known as the Tibetan version of Diamond. Its price increases with its quality and the number of eyes in it. If you are interested in purchasing authentic Dzi beads in Tibet, reach out to us, and we can coordinate a meeting with the seller during your travels in the area.


49. Do Potala Palace tickets need to be booked in advance?

Due to the large number of tourists who visit the Potala Palace every day, in order to protect the beauty of the palace, there is a daily limit. Therefore, advanced booking is required for Potala Palace tickets. Additionally, the branch office will arrange the time of the visit accordingly.


50. Where is the precious statue of Buddha?

The statues in Jokhang Temple and Ramoche Temple Buddha are believed to be approximately 2600 years old. They are considered to be one of the most valuable Buddha statues as it is said to have been blessed by Buddha himself.


51. Where are the best TIbet Tour short hikes?

Tibet Travelers suggests several short hikes, including one near Karo La Glacier leading to a small glacier lake for around 2 hours, a hike around Tashidor monastery at Namtso Lake, as well as hikes to Ganden Monastery and Tidrum Nunnery. These treks are highly recommended for our travelers.


52. Where is the highest altitude point that travelers can reach?

At the kora trek around Mount Kailash, travelers can reach the highest altitude point at the Drolma La Pass, which is 5630 meters and 18471 feet. The complete distance of the trek around Mount Kailash is 52 kilometers, which is equivalent to 32 miles.


Tidrum Hot Spring

Photo: Tidrum Nunnery Hot Spring


53. Where is the top authentic hot springs?

In Tibet, there are numerous hot springs, with the Tidrum nunnery hot spring being highly recommended as an authentic option for travelers. The hot spring is divided into male and female sections, with three small ponds available. One of the ponds is named Shawa (deer) hot spring, as it was believed to have healed a deer's broken leg. The Shawa deer hot spring is used by both males and females, with time frames allocated for each gender. Although hot springs are known for their benefits for bone health, individuals with high blood pressure are advised against using them. However, they can still receive blessings by bathing their feet in the water.


54. Which tour has fewer tourists and more locals?

Tibet has become a popular travel destination, resulting in its tourist attractions being frequently crowded, except for the period between the end of October to February. To have a more genuine experience, a 9-day tour of Tibet is suggested, which comprises visits to spiritual locations, breathtaking natural scenery, tranquil lakes, hiking excursions, and rejuvenating hot springs, with fewer tourists and more interactions with locals.


55. What are the telecom providers in Tibet?

There are three excellent telecommunications providers: China Telecom, Mobile, and Unicom. Connections are available even at the base camp of Mount Everest and during the Mount Kailash Kora trek.


56. Where is the best local tea in Lhasa?

At the Dangayling Road ( Gamchung Sakang ) Tea House near the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, you can find the finest local tea. They offer a glass of tea for 1RMB and a bowl of meat noodles soup for 7RMB.


57. Where is the best foot massage?

Currently, the Shengshoutang Traditional Chinese Medicine Tuina and Physiotherapy Hall is the most favored option. 圣手堂中医推拿理疗馆. To find the best foot massage in Lhasa, we highly recommend asking for the help of our tour guide with the best local app in China (Meituan).


58. Where is the best live show in Tibet?

With almost 1000 performers, The Princess Wencheng Show is the top live production in Lhasa. Depending on the seat location, ticket prices can range from ¥280 to ¥1280. The performance will commence at approximately 9 pm and continue until around 11 pm at Tsechokling, located around 5km from the old town of Lhasa.


59. What are the different categories of China visas?

If you plan to visit China as a tourist, you'll need an (L) Category visa. For those going for work or business purposes, it's (M), and for family visits, (Q), other Categories.

We recommend choosing the (L) Tourist visa, as the other visa types necessitate a letter of documentation from a company for (M) or a family member for (Q) before being able to apply for a Tibet Travel Permit.


60. What is the convenient way to get a China Visa & Travel Permit?

To obtain both a China visa and a Tibet Travel Permit, the most convenient method is to travel to Tibet from Nepal. Our travel agency is responsible for acquiring both the China group visa and the Tibet Travel Permit. It will take approximately 3-4 business days for travelers to acquire the China group visa from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal, with the assistance of our partner agency in Nepal. For additional information, refer to our article on traveling to Tibet from Nepal.


61. What is the top day hike to do in Lhasa?

There are two-day hikes available to witness the breathtaking view of Lhasa city. One option is to hike from Pabonka to Dode Valley, where you will be able to see the back of Potala Palace and the stunning view of Lhasa city. Another option is the Nanshang Park hike, which is the best way to see the front view of Lhasa city's stunning landscapes.


62. Which lake and mountains are the most visited in Tibet?

Three famous Tibet Travel lakes, Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, and Manasarovar Lake, are frequently visited by tourists. Meanwhile, Mount Kailash and Mount Everest are the top two Tibet travel destinations that people often visit.


Mount Kailash and stars

Photo: View of Mount Kailash near Dirapuk Monastery


63. Where is the best place for stargazing during a Tibet tour?

Most of the small villages and towns in southern and western Tibet are situated at an altitude of over 4300 meters. At night, the sky is absolutely breathtaking and filled with stars. To capture it well, it is recommended to use a high-quality camera. Suppose you're looking for the best spots for stargazing while traveling in Tibet. In that case, we suggest visiting the Mount Kailash Dirapuk monastery, which is located at 5210 meters or 17,090 feet, or the Mount Everest base camp, which is situated at 8848 meters or 29,030 feet.


64. Is a visit to the Tibet Museum in Lhasa worthwhile?

Admission to the Tibet Museum is complimentary, and it is open Tuesday through Sunday between 10:00 and 16:30. One of the unique places to visit during a trip to Tibet is the Tibet Museum, situated across from Norbulingka Palace in the western region of Lhasa. The museum has undergone extensive renovations for almost three years and now boasts upgraded buildings and numerous valuable ancient Thangkas, sculptures, and artifacts related to the region's history and culture.


65. Where is the best sunrise and sunset view in Lhasa?

One of the top Tibet travel locations for viewing the sunrise in Lhasa is near the two white stupas near the Potala Palace. At this specific scenic spot, travelers can witness the most spectacular sunrise view of the Potala Palace. The ideal time to experience this stunning sight is typically around 7 a.m., although the exact time may vary depending on the season. A fantastic vantage point to admire the entire city is Nanshan Park, situated on the hill overlooking Lhasa City, not far from the Train station.


66. Where is the best sunrise and sunset view of Mount Everest?

At an elevation of 5200 meters, the base camp provides breathtaking sunrise and sunset panoramas of Mount Everest. The sunset, a highlight of the camp's experience, is particularly enchanting from the Tibet travel north face base camp. As the mountain transitions from yellow to orange and finally to red, it evokes deep emotional reactions from travelers who are moved by its beauty. Another spectacular Tibet travel Mount Everest sunrise view, can be experienced from the Gawula Pass, also at 5200 meters, where the beauties of five snow mountains, each over 8000 meters, are displayed.

  1. Mount Everest (8844 meters, 29002ft)
  2. Mount Makalu (8463 meters, 27825ft)
  3. Mount Lhotse (8516meters, 27940ft)
  4. Mount Cho Oyu (8188 meters, 26906 ft) and finally
  5. Mount Shishapangma (8027 meters, 26289ft)

67. Where is the best sunrise and sunset view of Mount Kailash?

The Dirapuk monastery offers the finest view of Mount Kailash, especially at sunrise when the magnificent golden Mountain View is a blessing to behold. Another Tibet travel scenic location is along the inner Kora trek route. Additionally, a breathtaking aerial view of Mount Kailash can be experienced during the flight from Lhasa to Ngari or Ngari to Lhasa.


68. How to enjoy the sunrise and sunset at Namtso Lake?

For the Tibet travel journey to Namtso Lake, at present, there are no accommodations at Namtso Lake. Therefore, the only choice is to spend a night in Damxung town, which is 60km from Tashidor near Namtso Lake. To catch the stunning sunrise, one can depart from Damxung early in the morning, around 6 am, and drive for 2 hours to reach Namtso Lake. After witnessing the sunset at the lake, one can return to comfortable hotels in Damxung town, where private bathrooms and hot showers are available, along with delicious local cuisine.


69. How to enjoy the sunrise at Yamdrok Lake?

Currently, there are no lodging options available at Yamdrok Lake. As a result, the only alternative is to stay overnight in Lhasa, which is 90km from the Gambala Pass 4900 meters viewpoint of Yamdrok Lake. One can embark on a Tibet travel journey to Yamdrok Lake from Lhasa in the early hours, around 5 am, for a 2-hour drive to reach Yamdrok Lake and capture the breathtaking sunrise. Following this, one can begin the Tibet tour to Nagartse town for a delightful local cuisine breakfast.


70. How to travel by vehicle from Drolma La base to Darchen?

Trekking the challenging 52km Mount Kailash route, which includes the lengthy and high-altitude Dromla Pass at nearly 5600 meters, may be daunting for some. To accommodate Mount Kailash pilgrim trekkers, a convenient option is available to return to Darchen from the base of Drolma La Pass in a 4-seater vehicle. The ride lasts approximately 1-2 hours, offered both during the day and at night, for a fee of around 100 USD per vehicle.


71. Which border between Nepal is open to entering and exiting?

Before, a few years ago, the Zhangmu border was open to tourists. At the moment Kyirong border between Nepal is open to tourists.


72. What are the largest festivals in Tibet?

The Saga Dawa Festival typically happens around May and June, and the Shoton Festivals in August are the two most prominent festivals in Tibet.


73. When does the monsoon rainy season start in Tibet?

Heavy rains start in Tibet from mid-June to the end of July. Because of the cool, mild weather and students' holidays, starting from July to the end of mid-October is the busiest tourist season.


74. When will the Mount Kailash trekking open in 2024?

The 52 km Mount Kailash trekking route will be open from May 2024, provided there is no heavy snow on the Drolma La Pass (5600 meters). This will allow all travelers to trek around Mount Kailash for a Tibet travel and tour adventure.


75. What's the best accommodation at Mount Everest?

Mount Everest base camp is a popular Tibet Travel destination. Rongbuk Monastery Guest House is one of the best accommodations available at Mount Everest North Face Base Camp (5200m). The guest house provides single and double rooms with an attached bathroom and a view of Mount Everest. However, shower facilities are not available due to the high altitude.

The cost of accommodation is around 100 USD to 150 USD per room per night. We usually book travelers at Black Yak hair tents, but upgrades to the Rongbuk Monastery guest house are available for a charge of 50 to 100 USD USD per room, depending on the season.

Rongbuk monastery Everest view room

Photo: Rongbuk Monastery Everest view room


76. How to volunteer for a Panda day tour in Chengdu?

Panda is one of the cutest animals. They are a favorite for many Travelers traveling to China. To have the best experience of a Panda visit tour in Chengdu before starting the Tibet travel journey, we recommend the Panda Volunteer Program Day Tour in Chengdu. The location is precisely an hour's drive, approximately 90km, from the bustling city of Chengdu. The volunteering activity starts promptly at 8:30 AM and continues until approximately 3:00 PM. Upon completion of the volunteer work, you will receive a certificate as proof of your contribution. Contact us by Email for a fantastic experience.

77. What is the favorite Tibet travel destination of 2024?

According to our recent research with travelers, Mount Kailash, Nyemo Valley, and Namtso Lake are the three favorite places to travel in Tibet for travelers. Of course, there are many people who love to travel to Mount Everest's North Face Base Camp, but more travelers love the Nyemo Valley more because there are fewer tourists and more nature, also travelers can visit the traditional Tibetan incense, and paper factories in Nyemo town. We designed a six-day tour to Nyemo Valley and Namtso Lake for travelers. 

78. Where is the best short hike near Karo La Pass?

While traveling to Mount Everest in Tibet, we will pass by the Karo La Glacier. There is a short 2-hour hike near the Glacier to get a closer view. Additionally, there is another short hike a few minutes away on the opposite side of the Karo La Glacier, which takes 1-2 hours and leads to a small lake with a glacier. The entrance fee is 30 RMB per person and is included in our package, so we recommend this hike for travelers who love to hike while traveling in Tibet.

79. Conclusion 

We hope the above information will benefit all prospective travelers. If you notice any missing questions, feel free to leave a comment, and we'll add it right away! Our top priority is our valued travelers, so we'll do our best to update this article as quickly as possible.

We're thrilled that you read our article all the way through! Thank you so much! Your feedback is highly appreciated, and we would like to hear it. If there is anything we can do to improve the article, please let us know by leaving a comment. Wishing you abundant health and wealth!

We'd love to help you plan your trip to Tibet! If you have any questions or want to book a Tibet travel journey, please don't hesitate to email us at info@tibettravelers.com. We're here to make your travel experience as enjoyable as possible.


Written By :Tenzin

Jan 04, 2024


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