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10 Things You Should Know Before You Go to Tibet

Monks, monasteries, meditation and mountains – Tibet conjures images of blue skies, white ice and saffron robes of a spirituality pure Shangri-La. A trip to Tibet can be rewarding and adventurous, in fact a paradise for westerns as well as Asian travelers. Tibet tour offers fascinating views of the magnificent monasteries and the world’s highest mountains, breathtaking high-altitude treks, and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet.  A traveler dreaming to visit Tibet is required to pre-arrange a Tibet travel permit through a travel agency in Nepal or in Tibet, along with guide and transportation, making independent travel off-limits.

The remote, far-flung regions of Tibet are seemingly in a world of its own, with fabled villages tucked between some of the highest mountains in the world,  and devout pilgrims prostrating around impressive temples. The elemental beauty of the highest plateau on earth is Tibet’s other highlight. Taking your trip past glittering turquoise lakes, across huge plains dotted with yaks and nomadic tents and high passes draped with colorful prayer flags, your trip, no wonder, will be an epic overland tour or a historic trekking feat along some of the world’s wildest roads and trekking trails.

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Top 7 Must-See Landmarks and Popular Places to visit in Lhasa

Explore Lhasa and capture its top 7 must-see landmarks in the canvas of your life long memory. Lhasa, in Tibetan, means “The land of gods”. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet. So, gear up for a typical Tibetan culture tour and savor the inimitable joys of your trip. There are numerous scenic spots among which, Potala Palace, Nobulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Jokhang Temple are the most famous ones. Wipe away the mists of imagination and meet the real people of Lhasa – bargain for souvenirs in Barkhor Square, witness Buddhist monks debating on theology and meet reverent worshippers as they make pilgrimages to the holy sites of the Tibetan capital. A visit to Lhasa is not just a visit to the capital city of Tibet, but it also gives an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit numerous heritage sites and watch daily lives of the Tibetans. The top 7 must see landmarks in Lhasa are shown here.

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Top 10 Travel Tips for Tibet

1. Don’t Forget Your Tibet Entry Permit

All non-Chinese passport holders need a Tibet Entry Permit to visit Tibet, and the only way to enter Tibet is to travel in groups. No individual travelers are allowed to travel to Tibet at the moment. All tours must be booked in advance by a Chinese travel agency. Your whole tour in Tibet must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide.

2. Best Times to Visit

In general, the best time to visit Tibet is from May to October when the weather is pleasant. It is also regarded as Tibet’s golden travel seasons.

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Top 8 things to do in Tibet

Tibet is all you’ve heard and everything you’ve imagined: a land of intense sunshine and towering snowcapped peaks, where crystal clear rivers and sapphire lakes irrigate terraced fields of golden highland barley. The Tibetan people are extremely religious, viewing their daily toil and the harsh environment surrounding them as challenges along the path to life’s single goal, the attainment of spiritual enlightenment. The region’s richly decorated monasteries, temples, and palaces—including the Potala Palace—were not constructed by forced labor, but by laborers and artisans who donated their entire lives to the accumulation of good karma. Here are top 8 things to do in this magical land.

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Journeying on the Silk Road

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and explore China’s oldest trade route and some of the country’s most dramatic sites and landscapes.

Why Go Now

The Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor, a 3107-mile stretch  of this ancient series of trade routes, where silk, porcelain, spices, and other goods were exchanged and where civilizations converged, was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 2014. Far from the bustle of Beijing, this remote section of China delivers the kind of sites worth traveling across the world to see.

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Lhasa Attractions: Journeying in Lhasa

The mere mention of Tibet evokes thoughts of the real “Shangri-La” shrouded in mystery and myth. ‘Explore Lhasa‘ brings you the best from the vicinity and offers you an exciting opportunity to explore the natural vivacity and cultural splendor that surrounds Tibet. From remote retreats to pilgrim paths, magnificent monasteries, raw high-altitude valleys, lake and mountains, Tibet is ready to receive you!

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