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Tibet Travel Info

Tibet Autonomous Region is the historic region and autonomous region of China that is often called “the roof of the world.” It occupies about 471,700 square miles (1,221,600 square kilometres) of the plateaus and mountains of Central Asia, including north face of Mount Everest (Chu-mu-lang-ma Feng). It is bordered by the Chinese provinces of Tsinghai to the northeast, Szechwan to the east, and Yunnan to the southeast; Myanmar (Burma), India, Bhutan, and Nepal to the south; the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir to the west; and the Uighur Autonomous Region of Sinkiang to the northwest. Lhasa is the capital city. The name Tibet is derived from the Mongolian Thubet, the Chinese Tufan, the Tai Thibet, and the Arabic Tubbat. Before the 1950s Tibet was a unique entity that sought isolation from the rest of the world. It constituted a cultural and religious whole, marked by the Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhism. Little effort was made to facilitate communication with other countries, and economic development was minimal. After its incorporation into China, fitful efforts at development took place in Tibet, disrupted by ethnic tension between the Han (Chinese) and Tibetans and Tibetan resistance to the imposition of Marxist values. Official policy since the early 1980s has been somewhat more conciliatory, resulting in slightly better Han-Tibetan relations and greater opportunities for economic development and tourism.

Nowadays, lots of travelers are interested to visit Tibet to experiences the unique culture, lifestyle, community and fascinating landscape. Massif Holidays is based in Kathmandu and has been regularly operating the trips to Tibet as per the requirements of our clients. We are specialized in group joining tour of Tibet and customized itinerary as per your requirements.  We also support with all travel issues of Tibet like flight arrangements, Visa services, Guide service in Tibet, Hotel booking and many more. Please read these information carefully if you are planning and preparing to visit Tibet. These might be really helpful travel tips to assist your holiday plan in “the roof of the world”. The relevant information helps you to organize and manage the perfect holiday plan before you set your journey. These are the rough guides to make your travel easy and comfortable. You will find many outstanding travel books anywhere in the world for more detailed information- just grab and go through it. If you can’t – don’t worry, you can easily find it in Nepal. You can also email us to get the answers of all your queries of Tibet travel with our expert corresponding team.

International Flights to Tibet

International Flights to Tibet Flights to Tibet are the convenient way to more exploration and escape the haphazard way of buying the train ticket. There are non-stop flights connecting Lhasa with Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) ,Chengdu (capital of Sichuan Province), Chongqing, Diqing (in Yunnan Province) and Xian (capital of Shaanxi Province) , while direct flights connecting Lhasa with Beijing, Shanghai…

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Climate in Tibet

Although Tibetans refer to their country as Gangs-ljongs or Kha-ba-can (“Land of Snows”), the climate is generally dry, and most of Tibet receives only 18 inches (460 millimetres) of rain and snow annually. The Himalayas act as a barrier to the monsoon (rain-bearing) winds from the south, and precipitation decreases from south to north. The perpetual snow line lies at…

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Festivals in Tibet

Festivals are both national and local in character. The many local celebrations are varied; national festivals, though fewer, are marked with a spirit of unity and lavishness. The first day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar (February or March of the Gregorian calendar) is marked by New Year celebrations all over Tibet. Monasteries, temples, stupas (outdoor shrines), and…

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Food and Drinks in Tibet

The staple Tibetan food is barley flour (rtsam-pa), which is consumed daily. Other major foods include wheat flour, yak meat, mutton, and pork. Dairy products such as butter, milk, and cheese are also popular. The people in the higher altitudes generally consume more meat than those of the lower regions, where a variety of vegetables is available. Rice is generally…

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Tibet Visa Information

Passports and VISA information Chinese embassies will not issue a visa if your passport has less than six months' validity remaining. A valid Chinese visa is required. A Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit is also required to enter Tibet. Does Massif Holidays help to arrange Visas in Kathmandu? Yes, We do arrange all the permit and visa in Kathmandu for your…

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Customs Policy in Tibet

You can legally bring in or take out ¥20,000 in Chinese currency and must declare any cash amount exceeding US$5000 or its equivalent. It is illegal to import any printed material, film, tapes etc ‘detrimental to China’s politics, economy, culture and ethics’. This is a particularly sensitive subject in Tibet, but even here it is highly unusual to have Chinese…

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