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Tibet Travel Info

Altitude & Fitness

Altitude:
Tibet stands at the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (the highest plateau in the world) at an elevation of around 4,500 meters and hence is known as “the roof of the world”. The plateau is surrounded by massive mountain ranges. The plateau is a high-altitude arid steppe distributed with mountain ranges and large brackish lakes. The highest point on Tibet is Ngari which lies in the western part situated at an average altitude of 4500 meters and the lowest region…

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Best time to visit Tibet

Autumn (April-October) is regarded as the supreme period to travel Tibet as you can get best landscape and enjoy a comfortable weather. The golden time for travelling is August and September. Literally, it is suitable to visit Tibet all year around as you can visit different region in different seasons such as you can explore Nyingchi in spring, visit Mount Everest in summer and discover Lhasa in winter.

Spring
Tibet’s spring is from March to May. In…

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Clothing and Equipments

The climate of the Tibet fluctuates continuously so it is better to carry warm clothes. If you just want to trek at a lower altitude, fleece jackets and pants are enough. While for a higher altitude trekking, down jackets are necessary.

List of clothes includes:
- A woolen hat that can cover your ears
- Long sleeved cotton shirts/blouses
- Heavy woolen sweater/polar fleece jacket & lightweight wool sweater/polar fleece pullover
- Waterproof and…

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Do and Don’ts in Tibet

- Eat and drink at least a little of whatever the host offers you.
- When visiting a temple, follow the pilgrims and circle the temple clockwise.
- Never touch the head of a Tibetan, the head is considered a sacred part of the body.
- Don’t put your arms around someone’s shoulders.
- Never touch, sit or walk over any religious items such as prayer flags or texts.
- Don’t step on the…

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Do’s and Don’ts for visiting Monastery

- Do take off your shoes.
- Don’t wear your bleach clothes.
- Do enter along the right side.
- Don’t point at anyone or anything.
- Don’t take photos until you know it’s okay.
- Do keep your head down.
- Don’t visit a temple if you’re sick or wounded.
- Do make a small donation.

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Getting to Tibet

Tibet can be traveled either by China or Nepal. There is a direct flight from capital of Nepal, Kathmandu to Lhasa or you can also travel Tibet through overland from Nepal. You can also get to Tibet from other cities of China. You can either take transit in those cities or stop for a night.
From Nepal

Travel by Air:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa by Tibet’s airlines mainly connects Lhasa and other major cities of…

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Places to see in Tibet

Potala Palace
Potala Palace is located on the mountain of northwest Tibet Lhasa covering an area of over 130,000 square. It was built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 637 and served as the Royal Palace. Later in 1645 Lozang Gyatso, the great fifth Dalai Lama reconstructed the Potala Palace and then became the residence of Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama…

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Road Condition in Tibet

The roads of Tibet are quite better. The roads in and around the popular cities of Tibet such as Lhasa, Tsetang, Gyantse, Shigatse and Nyingchi are black paved.

However the road that connects the remote areas such as the road from Dingri to Everest is bumping dirt roads which are dusty and narrow.

Tibet roads are filled with sharp turns where the roads climb the sides of steep valleys. The roads from Lhasa to Shigatse, Namtso and…

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Tibet General Info

Geography:
Tibet is an autonomous region of China situated on the Tibetan plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas and its geography consists of high mountains, rivers and lakes. Tibet is often called the “roof of the world” as it stands over 3 miles above the sea level and Himalaya and many of the highest peaks in the world.

Geographically Tibet consist three different regions:
The Northern Plateau or Chang Tang
This region covers…

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Tibet travelers FAQs

When is the best time to visit Tibet?
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to November as the weather will be cold from December to February.

Will high altitude be a problem for me?
High altitude sickness is a main issue while traveling to Tibet. Tibet has average altitude of 4000m so people with heart or lung problems are strictly advised to consult their physician before traveling to Tibet. People with normal fitness…

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Tibet Visa Information

Tibet Travel Permit:
Tibet Travel Permit is foremost and compulsory for foreign passport holders to enter Tibet. It is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau and is also called TTB permit. Without permit you can’t board a flight or train to Tibet or cross overland from Nepal.

According to policy of Tibet Tourism Bureau, traveler can’t apply the Tibet Travel Permit on their own. They have to book tour service from a certified agency, and let the agency…

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Tibetan Cuisines

Cheser Mog: is a dish of rice cooked with melted yak butter, brown sugar, raisins and salt.

Chebureki: is a deep fried turnover with a filling of ground or minced meat and onions.

Chexo: is a dish of rice and yogurt.

Drokpa Katsa: is a dish of stewed tripe cooked with curry, fennel, monosodium glutamate and salt.

Gundain: a pastry made from barley grain and yeast with tsampa, dry curd cheese, wild ginseng, and brown…

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Useful Words and Phrases in Tibet

Hello
Tashi deleg

Goodbye
Kale shoo

Good night
Sim-ja nan-go

Thank You
Thoo Jaychay

You’re Welcome
Kay-nang-gi-ma-ray

Sorry
Gonad

I don’t understand
ha ko ma song

See you later
la shong

What is your name?
Khye-rang-gi ming-la ka-re re?

My name is …………….
Nge ming-la …………….

Nice to meet you
Khye ran jel-ne ga-po joong

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