Short introduction of 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 and architecture, culture, and traditions which are preserved from the 14th century. Short introduction of Tibet Tour, The mysterious land 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 in every day.
Lasha is the capital city of Tibet, located on a high land surrounded by snow-capped mountains all around. You can see and wonder with the Buddhist monasteries, found in Tibet, carved with beautiful arts, where you can explore the historical monuments treeless barren, high hills, mountains, and many more. During the Short introduction of Tibet Tour, you can explore these picturesque monasteries’ beautifully carved and built homes, museums that are beautifully decorated and the hills are terraced with beautifully carved stone. Snow-capped mountain queuing high above the valley, the valley is full with numerous Buddhist monasteries, Chorten, houses beautifully carved with attractive 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 following tears, 2022 and 2023
Geography: 1.2 million sq. km (471,700 sq. miles)
Population: 6 million (some 2.09 live in Tibet Autonomous region and 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 need to obtain special permission if they wish to travel to any part of China including Tibet. The permit is not granted every time to everyone. During a certain period, the foreigners are not allowed to enter in, deemed as 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 have to be well-aware of every custom, rule, and regulation. To enter China, you need a visa as well as at least six-month validity remaining on your passport. 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.
There are two kinds of permits issued for traveling in Tibet—the entry permit also called TTB permit and the Alien travel permit known as 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 TTB permit. You need to show this sort of 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. This sort of permission is issued by the Public Security Bureau (PSB) of Tibet. This permit is required to travel in restricted areas in Tibet.
How to get the travel permits of 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. Keep in your mind that you need to apply for the travel permit at least 10 days before your entry date in Tibet. The PSB permit is not issued to individuals. Therefore, you need to go through the travel agency.
Important notes on obtaining a visa
The Chinese government does not issue visas for individual travelers if they wish to visit Tibet. To obtain the group’s visa, you mainly need two different documents if you wish to travel to Tibet, one the Chinese visa, which you can apply for in the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu or your respective country and another is the alien’s travel permit that is issued by Tibet tourism bureau. Non-Chinese passport holders, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau among others must obtain an alien’s travel permit with a valid passport.
Everest base camp trekking is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Tibet and Nepal as well. Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m) is known as Chomolungma, which means goddess mother of the universe in Tibet, is the highest point of the earth. Tibet was opened for outsiders in the 1980s, ever since the Everest base camp in Tibet has been one of the 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 popular as in Nepal. Mt. Everest base camp trekking from Tibet side is popular primarily for exploring the cultural, historic and geographical wonders of various places including of 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 these, all the features, Everest base camp trekking in Tibet is one of the most demanded trekking 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 major 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 to be the abode of the gods. One another attraction to Mt. Kailash and Mansarover Lake. The Lake is situated some 3-km far from the peak. This sacred lake has been one of the pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and Hindus. They believe that if they have a bath in this lake, the water cleanses one’s sins. Therefore, thousands of pilgrims visit this lake for having a bath and clean their sins. Kailash tour is one of the most popular adventure packages arranged in Tibet. 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 amazing 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 palace with a thousand rooms up on the red hill and named it Potala. It has become one of the popular places for meditation. The palace was collapsed and was rebuilt later on by Dalai Lama (an incarnated monk) in the 17th century to this current size. This palace is situated at the top of the red hill. This palace rises above 117 m in height and stretches some 400 m from east to west, 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 suggested about Short introduction of Tibet Tour of CORONA vaccines, you are not allowed to travel during the period of CORONA time in Tibet, due to safety for you and Tibetan people as well. Similarly, You will have a 4wrd drive during the Tibet travel.