Find a Short introduction to Tibet Tour, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom in the autonomous region of China. Tibet is popularly known as the roof of the world because of being located on high land. It is bordered by India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, and Kashmir. This mysterious land is rich in Buddhist art, architecture, culture, and traditions preserved from the 14th century. Short introduction of Tibet Tour, The mysterious land was open to outsiders only in the 1980s; today, it has been an ultimate destination for travelers from all around the world because travelers experience the wilderness at every corner and every step they take and feel the thrill every day.
Lasha is the capital city of Tibet, located on a high land surrounded by snow-capped mountains. You can see and wonder with the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, carved with beautiful arts, where you can explore the historical monuments, treeless barren, high hills, mountains, and many more. During the introduction of the Tibet Tour, you can explore these picturesque monasteries’ beautifully carved and built homes, beautifully decorated museums, and the hills terraced with beautifully carved stone. Snow-capped mountain queuing high above the valley, the valley is full of numerous Buddhist monasteries, Chorten, houses beautifully carved with beautiful art, these all wonder you and tend you come here again and again. However you are traveling in Tibet, you need to follow the rules of the local government of Tibet and the Chinese government in the following tears, 2023 and 2024
Geography: 1.2 million sq. km (471,700 sq. miles)
Population: 6 million (some 2.09 live in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the rest live outside of Tibet)
Major languages: Tibetan, Chinese
Major religion: Buddhism, Animism
Major rivers: Yarlung Tsangpo (the Brahmaputra in India), Machu (Yellow River in China), Drichu (Hangtse in China), Senge Khabab (Indus in India), Phungchu (Arun in India), Gyalmo Ngulchu (the Salween In Burma), and Zach (the Mekong in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos).
Native Wildlife: Tibet antelope, wild yak, wild ass and Tibetan Argali, blue sheep, black-necked crane, Tibetan gazelle, giant panda, red panda, golden monkey.
Average Altitude in Short introduction of Tibet Tour: 4000 m or 13,000 ft. above sea level
Administration: under Chinese rule. Tibet is divided into five provinces: 1) Tibet Autonomous Region 2) Qinghai Province 3) Tianzu Tibetan Autonomous country and Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province 4) Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous prefecture, Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefecture, and Mili Tibetan autonomous country in Sichuan province 5) Dechen Tibetan autonomous prefecture in Yunnan province.
Festivals in Short introduction of Tibet Tour: Tibetan New Year, Shoton festival, bathing festival.
Ethnic groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui, and Han Chinese
The travelers must obtain special permission to travel to any part of China, including Tibet. The permit is not granted every time to everyone. During a certain period, foreigners are not allowed to enter, deemed restricted, while Tibet has always remained a sensitive area for traveling. In Tibet, usually, the Lasha and part of Shan and Nan are open to foreigners, and sometimes and there are some parts where you can make an excursion around; if you do enter a restricted area without the requisite permission, you would be fined, taken into custody, and deported for illegal entry. Therefore, you must know every custom, rule, and regulation. It would help if you had a visa and at least a six-month validity on your passport to enter China. If you do not have a valid passport and the appropriate Chinese visa, you will not be allowed to enter China and will be fined and subject to immediate deportation.
Two kinds of permits are issued for traveling in Tibet—the entry permit also called the TTB permit, and the Alien travel permit, known as the PSB permit.
TTB permit: Tibet Entry Permit
Tibet Tour Permit is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, this sort of permission is also called a TTB permit. You must show this permit when checking in at the airport or before buying a flight to Lhasa. This permit is required for groups traveling by vehicle.
PSB permit—Alien Travel Permit
The alien travel permit is also called the PSB permit. Tibet’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) issued this sort of permission. This permit is required to travel in restricted areas in Tibet.
How to get travel permits for Tibet?
We do have local agents in Tibet. Therefore, we request you to provide us with the information given in the following before your visit:
1. Your full name;
2. Your gender;
3. Your date of birth;
4. Your passport number;
5. Your nationality
All information must be the same as in your passport. Remember that you must apply for a travel permit at least ten days before your entry date in Tibet. The PSB permit is not issued to individuals. Therefore, you need to go through a travel agency.
Essential notes on obtaining a visa
The Chinese government does not issue visas for individual travelers who wish to visit Tibet. Group’s permit, you mainly need two documents if you want to travel to Tibet, the Chinese visa, which you can apply for in the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu or your respective country, another is the alien’s travel permit issued by the Tibet tourism bureau. Non-Chinese passport holders, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, must obtain an alien’s travel permit with a valid passport.
Everest base camp trekking is one of the most popular destinations in Tibet and Nepal. Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m) is known as Chomolungma, the goddess mother of the universe in Tibet, and is the highest point on the earth. Tibet was operating to outsiders in the 1980s, and ever since, the Everest base camp in Tibet has been one of the most popular and demanded trekking destinations. This is popular primarily for having summits over the highest peaks in the world. Therefore, Everest base camp trekking in Tibet is equally famous as in Nepal. Mt. Everest base camp trekking from Tibet side is renowned primarily for exploring the cultural, historical, and geographical wonders of various places including Chengdu or Beijing, beautiful monasteries in Lasha, Shigatse, Gyantse, detour around Highlands to Rongphu monastery bellow Mt. Everest and explore around Rongphu valley, enjoy superb views of the north face of Mt. Everest and other mountains lying in the areas. With all these features, Everest base camp trekking in Tibet is one of the most demanded destinations.
Mt. Kailash (6,714 m) is one of the highest peaks located in Tibet. This peak is shaped like a diamond and adored like a lotus. Mt. Kailash has its geographical significance, as it is also a part of the source of four principal rivers—Karnali, Indus, Sutlej, and Brahmaputra. Besides, Mt. Kailash also has cultural importance; it is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus, Jain, and Bon, who believe that the Kailash peak is the abode of the gods. One another attraction to Mt. Kailash and Mansarover Lake. The Lake is situated some 3 km far from the mountain. This sacred Lake has been one of the pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and Hindus. They believe that the water cleanses one’s sins if they have a bath in this Lake. Therefore, thousands of pilgrims visit this Lake to bathe and clean their sins. The Kailash tour is one of Tibet’s most popular adventure packages. The Mt. Kailash tour has been one of the most organized tours among the trekking agencies. The Mt. Kailash tour is also known as the Kailash pilgrimage tour because thousands of devotees make a tour every year to this area.
Potala Palace tour is another popular destination in Tibet. Potala Palace is famous for its unique architectural works in the world. The construction of the Potala palace is said to have begun in the 7th century, following the marriage of King Songtsen Gampo, who had built some 9-story castle with a thousand rooms up on the red hill and named it Potala. It has become one of the famous places for meditation. The court collapsed and was later rebuilt by Dalai Lama (an incarnated monk) in the 17th century to this current size. This palace is situated at the top of red hill. This palace rises above 117 m in height and stretches 400 m from east to west and 350 m from north to south. It contains some 1000 rooms, 20,000 shrines, and 200,000 statues. Due to all the features, Potala Palace has been the center of attraction for thousands of visitors from across the world.
Boundless Adventure always suggests a short introduction to the Tibet Tour of CORONA vaccines; you are not allowed to travel during the CORONA time in Tibet due to safety for you and the Tibetan people. Similarly, You will have a 4wrd drive during the Tibet travel.