Short Introduction Of Tibet Tour

20 December, 2023 By Dambar Khadka

Find a Short introduction to the Tibet Tour, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom in the autonomous region of China. Tibet is popularly known as the world’s roof because it is located on a highland. India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, and Kashmir border it.

This mysterious land is rich in Buddhist art, architecture, culture, and traditions preserved from the 14th century. The mysterious land was open to outsiders only in the 1980s; today, it is an ultimate destination for travelers worldwide 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 at the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet, carved with beautiful art, 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 hills terraced with beautifully carved stone. Snow-capped mountains are queuing high above the valley, full of numerous Buddhist monasteries, Chorten, and houses beautifully carved with beautiful art.

These all wonder you and tend you come here again and again. We have covered a Short introduction to the Tibet Tour for you. However, if 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, 2024 and 2025

Overview And Short Introduction of Tibet Tour

Geography: 1.2 million sq. km (471,700 sq. miles)
Territory: Tibet
Population: 6 million (some 2.09 live in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the rest live outside of Tibet)
Capital: Lhasa
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: 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 Tibet

Tibetan New Year, Shoton festival, and bathing festival. Ethnic groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui, and Han Chinese

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Short Travel Information To Tibet

Travelers must obtain special permission to travel to any part of China, including Tibet. Not everyone gets a permit every time. During a certain period, foreigners are not allowed to enter Tibet, which is restricted. 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 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 a passport with six months of validity to enter China. If you do not have a valid passport and the appropriate Chinese visa, you will not be allowed to enter China, will be fined, and will be subject to immediate deportation.

Tibet Travel Permits

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 the 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.

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Tibet Travel Visa Image

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 travelers wishing to visit Tibet. For the 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, and the Alien’s travel permit issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau.

Non-Chinese passport holders, including those from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, must obtain an alien’s travel permit with a valid passport.

Places To See In Tibet Tour

Everest Base Camp

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 it 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 because it involves summiting the highest peaks in the world. Therefore, Everest base camp trekking in Tibet is as famous as trekking in Nepal. Mt. Everest base camp in Tibet is renowned primarily for exploring various cultural, historical, and geographical wonders in multiple places.

Including Chengdu or Beijing, beautiful monasteries in Lasha, Shigatse, and Gyantse, the detour around the Highlands to Rongphu monastery below Mt. Everest and exploring Rongphu valley, and 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.

Short introduction of Tibet Tour, Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp via Tibet

Mt. Kailash And Mansarovar Lake

Mt. Kailash (6,714 m) is one of the highest peaks in Tibet. This peak is shaped like a diamond and adored like a lotus. Mt. Kailash has geographical significance, as it is also a part of the source of four principal rivers—Karnali, Indus, Sutlej, and Brahmaputra. Besides, Mt. Kailash is also culturally significant.

It is a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, Hindus, Jain, and Bon, who believe the Kailash peak is the abode of the gods—one another attraction to Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. The Lake is situated some 3 km away from the mountain. This sacred Lake is one of the pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and Hindus.

They believe the water cleanses one’s sins if they bathe in this Lake. Therefore, thousands of pilgrims visit this Lake to wash 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 visit this area every year. You may Whatsapp us at +977 9851033819 for more information about the Short introduction of the Tibet Tour now.

Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash via Tibet Tour

Potala Palace

Potala Palace Tour is another popular destination in Tibet. Potala Palace is famous for its unique architectural works. 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 a 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 to its current size by the Dalai Lama (an incarnated monk) in the 17th century. This palace is situated at the top of the 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.

Suggested For Short Introduction Of Tibet Tour

Boundless Adventure always suggests due to CORONA, 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 4WD drive during your Tibet trip.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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