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lhasa Tibet, Tibet Travel Guide

Picture of Tibet Location MapTibet, as the source of many of Asia's great rivers and having a measurable effect on the regional climate, is destined to be out of the common. Tibet's rich travel resources and ancient culture, strongly influenced by Buddhism, has much of value to contribute to the welfare of the world.

Undoubtedly, Tibet is one of the best travel destinations you can never miss. Travel to Tibet is a trip of a lifetime, a tour of discovery, an experience of spirit and life. Contact us directly to make your dream comes true! Any gender, any age, any nationality, any occupation, let's travel Tibet to see real Shangri-La on earth.

Places to Visit in Tibet

Tibet, the largest and highest plateau on the earth, is surrounded by the most extensive jumble of mountains found on any continent. Tibet's high altitude clearly distinguishes it from its neighbours. Blue sky with fluffy clouds, sunshine every day, turquoise holy lakes, snow-capped mountains, unassuming Tibetan nomads, unique Tibetan culture and religion here in Tibet make this most popular travel destination in the world charming and attractive.

Tibet travel consists of capital city-Lhasa tours; southern Tibet travel of Tsetang or Shannan Yarlung Valley; western Tibet travel of Shigatse, Tingri, Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash; northern Tibet travel of Nagchu, Namtso; eastern Tibet travel of Amdo, Kham and Nyingchi.

Lhasa

Picture of Lhasa People PrayingLhasa, the historic capital of Tibet, situated on the north bank of the Kyi-chu River. Not only its World Cultural Heritage-Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulinka in Lhasa, but also its people have a distinct identity. Tibetan people's language, diet, dress and way of life are unique.

Southern Tibet

Picture of Samye Monastery in Southern TibetThe region demarcated by the lower Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) valley, extending east from its confluence with Kyi-chu as far as Kongpo on the borders of Powo and Pemako, where it turns through narrow gorges and flows southwest into India.

This vast region revered as the cradle of Tibetan civilization, is divided into 16 counties, four of which are administered from Nyingtri (Gyamda, Nyingtri, Nang, and Menling), and the remainder from Tsetang, the capital of the Lhokha district (Gonggar, Dranang, Nedong, Chongye, Tso-me, Lhodrak, Nakartse, Zangri, Chusum, Lhuntse, Tsona, and Gyatsa).

Western Tibet

Picture of Mount Everest in Western TibetThe region demarcated by the Upper Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) valley, extending upsteam from its confluence with the Kyi-chu river, as far as the headwaters in Drongpa county (east of Mount Kailash), including Gyantse, Shigates, Sakya, Lhatse, Tingri, Nyalam, Saga and Drongpa.

Northern Tibet

Picture of Tibetan Woman at Namtso Lake of Northen TibetKnown as the Jangtang, is a vast lakeland wilderness, over 438,000 sq km in area. The average elevation is 4,500m, and the distance from the eastern most parts which adjoin Nagchu and Amdo counties to Lake Pang-gong. The northern limits of the plateau are demarcated by the Kunlun Mountains and the southern edge by the Gangtise and Nyenchen Tanglha Ranges.

The Jangtang plateau is mostly contained within Tibet, although the extreme northeast parts fall within Qinghai province. Four counties form its heart: among them are Tsochen and Gertse counties in Ngari district, through which the northern route from Raga to Mount Kailash passes; and Shentsa and Palgon in Nakchu district.

Far-west Tibet

Picture of Manasorovar Lake in Nari of Far West TibetKnown as Ngari in Tibetan is like the neighbouring Jangtang plateau, one of the least populated parts of Tibet. Access into this region can be made fron the bordering countries of Nepal and India, or from Pakistan and Kazakhstan via the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Within Tibet the region may be approached via the northern route (Amdo or Tsochen, and Gertse), or the souther route (Saga and Drongpa).

At the heart of the region is sacred Mount Kailash and Manasorovar, the focal point for visitors, renowned for its natural beauty. Furthermore, within the canyons and valleys of the upper Sutlej River are numerous ruins of ancient cities that once comprised the Guge Kingdom. A number of temples are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs, some dating back more than 1,000 years.

Eastern Tibet or Kham

Picture of Nyingtri in Eastern TibetEatern Tibet presents an amazing contrast to the landscape of the Brahmaputra valley and is characterized by exremely rugged moutains in parallel ranges extending from northwest to southeast, broken by very deep alpine gorges. The ranges are narrow and rocky with steep slopes and sharp ridges and high altitude nomadic grasslands, while some peaks are covered by glaciers.

This vast, fertile region is comprising altogether 47 counties. Tibet includes 7 counties in Nagchu district, 15 in Chamdo and 3 in Nyingtri district. Yunnan province includes 3 counties of Dechen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; Qinghai includes the 6 counties of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture; and Sichuan includes 16 counties of Kandze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in addition to the Mili Tibetan Autonomous County.

Far-east Tibet

Picture of Prayer Flag in Far East TibetIt includes Amdo or the grassland region around the upper reaches of the Yellow river, Min, and Jialing rivers in the northeast, and deep gorges of the Gyarong feeder rivers: Ser-chu, Do-chu and Mar-chu further south.

Amdo is the region in which the Tibetan population has been most exposed over the centuries to cultural contacts with neighbouring peoples: Tu, Salar, Mongol, Hui, and Chinese; and this intermingling is reflected in the demographic composition of the grasslands.

By contrast, the isolated Gyarong valleys remained aloof for centuries from all outside influences and their inhabitants were known for their expressed hostility towards intruders, whether Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, or Chinese.



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