Is China still allowing foreign tourists to visit Tibet? update 2017

The Potala Palace Lhasa, Tibet Yes, the Nepal China overland border opens again on September 16th October 29th 2017 One of the most popular questions I get is how to travel from Nepal to Tibet overland. It’s a very easy thing to do as that previous link to my travel guide will show. Likewise from mainland China into Tibet is also very easy. However, due to strict permits and security checks from …

Sacred Yamdrok Lake in Tibet – photograph

Yamdrok Lake – one of three sacred lakes in Tibet Yamdrok Lake is one of three sacred lakes in Tibet Located on the road (S307) between Lhasa to Gyantse is the natural fresh water lake known as Yamdrok. The lake is 45 miles in length and 200 feet in depth at an altitude of 16,000 feet. It’s part of three sacred lakes in Tibet and is used by monks when selecting a new Dalai Lama. Yamdrok lake is best seen from a neighboring mountain which can be done if you are traveling from Nepal to…

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp: The Ultimate Trip to the Roof of World

View of North Face of Mt. Everest from Rongbuk Monastery, Shigatse, Tibet Tibet is the second largest region in China, covering an astounding 474,288 square miles. Characterized by its awe-inspiring alpine scenery, the Chinese autonomous region is affectionately known as the “Roof of the World” due to its average altitude, soaring over 13,123 feet (4,000 meters). It is the exotic Tibetan Buddhist culture and its mysterious aura, however, that lure most tourists to book a Tibet tour every year. It is easy for many of them to be intimidated by its grand size …