Traveling with a private vs group tour in Tibet
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Traveling with a private vs group tour in Tibet

When you are planning your tour to Tibet, you have 2 main options: visiting with a private or group tour. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these options? Let’s decide if you should visit Tibet with a private or group tour. RULES OF TRAVELING IN TIBET FOR FOREIGNERS First of all, let’s cover the…

Visa Free Entry to China for Citizens of Several European Countries, Thailand, and Malaysia

Visa Free Entry to China for Citizens of Several European Countries, Thailand, and Malaysia

China is now opening visa-free entry to citizens from 5 European countries and Malaysia. Starting from December 1, 2023 citizens can travel up to 15 days visa-free in China. Originally, these rules were set until November 30, 2024, and are currently set to be active until 2025. Starting from March 1, citizens of Thailand can visit…

Yamdrok Lake or Namtso Lake: which lake to visit in Tibet

Yamdrok Lake or Namtso Lake: which lake to visit in Tibet

We often hear the question of which lake is best to visit in Tibet, Yamdrok Lake or Namtso Lake. Both lakes are stunningly beautiful with incredible colors, clean water, and gorgeous surrounding landscape. They are popular among photographers and nature lovers. The two lakes are not very far from Lhasa and it is possible to…

China tourist visa requirements are simplified for US citizens making it easier to travel to Tibet

China tourist visa requirements are simplified for US citizens making it easier to travel to Tibet

Starting from January 1, 2024, the Chinese Embassy in the United States simplified the application documents requirements for a tourist visa.  Travelers will no longer be required to submit round-trip air tickets and proof of hotel reservation, itinerary, or invitation letter. When submitting your application, you will still need to include this information, but no proof will…

TIBET REOPENING 2023

TIBET REOPENING 2023

TIBET TRAVEL UPDATE FOR FOREIGN VISITORS – MARCH 2023 Tibetan tourism bureau announced that starting from April 1, 2023, we can apply for Tibet Travel Permits and all visitors from all countries can finally visit Tibet. TIBET TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS All foreigners visiting Tibet need Tibet Travel Permit. To apply for it we need clear photos…

The Best Meditation Places in Tibet

The Best Meditation Places in Tibet

In this article, we explore the best meditation places in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist monks have been practicing meditation for centuries. Meditation is an essential part of studying Tibetan Buddhism. At the same time, it is also beneficial for anyone. No wonder meditation is becoming increasingly more popular as people experience it’s positive effects on everyday…

Mount Everest is Closed for Spring 2020 Climbing Season
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Mount Everest is Closed for Spring 2020 Climbing Season

UPDATE: Nepal will reopen Himalayan Mountains including Everest for Fall season in 2020. On July 30th Nepal started issuing climbing permits. Tibetan side remains closed for all foreign climbers. In 2021 only domestic tourists were visiting Everest from Tibetan side. We post all updates in travel regulations on Tibet side in the following article: With…

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