Travel to China and Tibet

Experience the amazing and unique mountain landscape of the world’s largest highland, Tibet

Tibet, the roof of the world, the largest plateau on earth, and a land shrouded in mystery – an obvious country to travel to. With a mix of Chinese, Indian and Persian culture and the distinctive nature, Tibet is to that extent the land of contrasts. Tibet is larger than Central Europe and has an average elevation of 4,000 meters above sea level.
Perhaps most fascinating about Tibet is its strong religious life – Tibetan Buddhism, which is as much a matter of insight and higher wisdom as it is an integral part of Tibetans’ daily lives. Tibetan Buddhism is one of the most tolerant religions in the world. Thus there are many possibilities and facets and for the ascetic, the farmer and the llama it looks different. One operates on a large number of cognition plans, which are carefully adapted to the individual.

One can well travel to Tibet without taking a position in advance; but one does not return home without being deeply affected – Tibet is a troublesome travel country, but prisons to a degree that is unknown to us for other countries.

Practical information

According to Thedressexplorer, Tibet is today occupied by China and has been so since 1959. The capital of Tibet is Lhasa and the majority of the country speaks Tibetan, however, the Chinese part of the country speaks Chinese. Tibet is on average over 4900 meters above sea level. Tibet borders countries such as China, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Burma. Tibet has a population of 3 million, despite the fact that Tibet is 30 times as large as Denmark.

Overall, most Tibetans have Buddhism as a religion, however, a small portion of Tibet still follows the Bön religion. The famous Dalai Lama is the country’s religious and once political head and he lives in the Indian Dharamsala, where the Tibetan government is in exile. Until the 20th century, Tibet was only visited by quite a few Westerners, which is also the reason why Tibet has previously been known as the Forbidden City.

With Tourist Travel you can combine your trip to Tibet with a visit to China or Nepal

Climate in Tibet

Tibet’s location in the mountains makes it generally cool in Tibet. In addition, there is a very big difference in the temperatures in their winter and summer. In summer there is typically an average temperature of 7 degrees, while in winter the average temperatures are minus 20 to 25 degrees.

  • High season: In the months of January through October, however, one just needs to be aware of the different temperatures that can occur.
  • Low season: In the months of November and even December
  • Second: The rising temperatures in the summer in Tibet are related to the rainy days, which are also rising. Where the cold temperatures in winter mean that there is not as much rainfall.
Lhasa Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain 1 1 3 8 22 59 101 107 50 10 2 1
Max. temp. 5 7 10 13 17 21 20 19 18 14 9 6
Mine. temp. -13 -9 -6 -2 3 7 8 7 5 -1 -7 -12

Visas and vaccinations in Tibet

Visas in Tibet

  • All foreigners must have a special permit to enter Tibet, which must be obtained before departure. You can not buy travel, plane or train tickets until you have the necessary permission
  • Tourist Travel provides entry permits and TTB Permits to Tibet
  • There are four mandatory documents required to travel to Tibet:
  • – Chinese visa or visa for a group in Tibet
  • – Tibetan Travel Permit (TTP)
  • – Aliens’ travel permit (ATP / PSB permit)
  • – Military permit
  • Passport and passport photo must be sent to Tourist Travel when ordering

Vaccinations in Tibet

For a trip to Tibet, it may be advisable to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A and tetanus. Note that the vaccine against Hepatitis A should be taken approx. 2 weeks before entering the country. In addition, the tetanus vaccine should be taken approx. 1 week before entering the country. In addition, it is recommended to be vaccinated against Typhoid, and this should preferably be done 10 days before the trip.

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Cultural journey in Tibet

On a cultural holiday with Tourist Travel, you will, among other things, experience the primary sights in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, including the large monastic communities. Sera was one of the “Three Supports of the State”, a highly developed monastic community and university. In addition, we pay a visit to Shigatse’s large monastery complex Tashilünpo from 1447, which was the headquarters of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. As well as a visit to the Sacred Lakes, Manasarovar and Raka’s Tal are like Kailash, pilgrimage destinations for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus.

Trekking in Tibet

Join the trekking in Tibet to Mount Everest’s forgotten east side, Kangshung Face. Discover 3 mountains at an altitude of 8,000, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest (as well as Shisha Pangma and Cho Oyu on the way out) from the Tibet side and Everest fabulous and largest wall. A unique adventure with two Everest base camps on the same trip. Trekking in Tibet is going to give you an experience of a lifetime and by going up to these heights, a sight you will not forget. You will understand more and more why Tibet is called “the roof of the world” and gain insight into it.

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