UPDATED 29 JULY 2015: Travel regulations for Tibet can change quickly. Read this post for up-to-date travel regulations for all areas of the Tibetan Plateau, including the Amdo and Kham regions.
Join me in October 2015 for the journey of a lifetime from the Tibetan capital of Lhasa to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest!
There are hundreds of travel agencies to choose from. Read for more details on how to pick a reputable and safe travel agency in Tibet.
It is important to NOT list Tibet as one of your destinations when completing your Chinese Visa Application. Doing so will almost certainly give you problems. Read this post to learn why and how to fill out your application.
The overland route from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse and Nam Tso Lake is a fantastic route that allows you to see Tibet’s most famous monasteries, temples and some of Asia’s most stunning high altitude lakes. Read this post for more details!
Pangong Tso is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalaya. It is found in Ladakh in far northwest India, about 160 kilometers east of the capital town of Ladakh. Read this post for more information about this amazing lake!
The amazing Himalaya! If you are traveling to Tibet, Bhutan or Nepal, no trip is complete without getting up close to at least one of the main peaks in the Himalaya. Interested in seeing the Himalaya yourself? Contact me for more information!
Tibet Dolma’s Home is a great hotel located near the Norbulinka in Lhasa. The owner, a local Tibetan woman named Dolma, is one of the most amazing women I have ever met. Of her 34 staff, 26 of them are physically or mentally handicapped. Read more on why I love this hotel!
I recently spent the afternoon with a fantastic group of about 40 men who live about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Tibet-side of Mt. Everest.
UPDATED 29 July: A powerful 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April. The earthquake and strong aftershocks hit parts of Tibet near the Nepal border. Read more on how this is affecting travel in Tibet.
The City Nomad Guesthouse is Xining’s newest hostel. It is owned and managed by a local Tibetan man who has worked in tourism for the past 10 years. I highly recommend this great new guesthouse!
Taking the train to Tibet is a great way to see the remote and isolated Changthang or Northern Tibetan Plateau. This post will explain more about this train and how to book tickets for the world’s highest railway.
Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is located in far northern India. It is the far western extent of the Tibetan Plateau and is one of the most beautiful regions of the Himalaya.