About Tibet

Tibet has fascinated mankind for centuries. This land, amid the mighty Himalayas and set upon the highest plateau of the world, was long inaccessible to the outside world. Fortunately, the doors have been opened to the 'Roof of the World' and foreigners can now visit the 'Forbidden Land' of Tibet. Tibet is a rich and beautiful land with an average altitude over 4,000m (13,120ft) above sea level. Possessing more than fifty peaks above7,000m (22,960ft), Tibet is home to eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m (26,240ft). China, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir all border Tibet. Over two million people inhabit this land of rich natural resources and ancient cultures. Spiritual traditions, temples and monasteries, lakes and rivers, and mighty snow clad peaks are just a few of the intoxicating wonders to be experienced by adventurous travellers who get the opportunity to visit this land. Buddhism, with a history of some 1,300 years is shaped into a unique form of "Lamaism". Tibetan history, culture and religion are mixed together and infiltrate every aspect of social life. Tibetan religious arts have a distinctive style with adoption of Indian and Chinese Buddhist influence, thus forming a pearl of Oriental Buddhist art. The various people who live on the Tibetan plateau, such as Tibetans, Monpas, Lhopas and Moslems, each have their own unique of traditions of marriage, burial birth, and other ceremonies. Festivals in Tibet are numerous providing many opportunities for large and exciting celebrations. So come and visit a the land rich in mountains, monks, mystery and adventure. We are proud of our extensive knowledge and experience with travel to Tibet. Visa Information About Tibe Passport : A traveler should bear with him a passport with validity remaining no less than six months. Make sure that it has plenty of blank pages for visas, entry and reentry stamps and extensions. Besides, holding other ID's like student card or driving license will be an advantage. Loosing passport in Tibet is very bad, as you have to go to Beijing to get new one. Visa-Travel Permit Travelers to Tibet requires to obtain special Group Visa/Permit. The visa processing is initiated only after you book a trip with a qualified travel agency. Original passport has to be submitted along with the Visa Application Letter ( Invitation Letter) of Tibetan Tourism Authority to the Chinese Embassy in Nepal or abroad. We are eligible to process your visa/permit and can fax you the Visa Application Letter ( Invitation Letter) if you wish to apply the visa abroad. Normally, Chinese embassy of Kathmandu works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 09 30 am to 11 am. The regular visa fee is USD 26 and you can collect the passport on the third working day. For emergency processing, there will be an extra fee. Major Tour package in Tibet 1. 4 Day Tour to the Holy City- Lhasa (Fly in / Fly out) 2. 5 Day Adventure Tour to the Centre of Tibet-Lhasa (Fly in / Fly out) 3. 6 Day Special Tour to Tibet (Fly in / Fly out) 4. 8 Day Shangri-La Tour to Tibet (Fly in / Fly out) 5. 8 day overland adventure in Tibet with one way trans Himalayan breathtaking flight. (Drive in / Flyout or VV). 6. 10 Day Tibet Tour with Everest BC (Fly in / Drive out) 7.Tibet Overland tour: 8. Explore Lahasa tour: 9. Tibet Culture tour: 10. Namtso Lake tour: What to pack? Casual wear and comfortable walking shoes are essential for Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing, as early mornings and nights can be chilly to downright cold in winter. Bring all the film, medicines, cosmetics and toiletries that you will need from home, as these items are difficult, if not impossible to purchase in Tibet. A sleeping bag is also essential. Handy items include and water bottle, a Swiss Army knife, a can opener, a flashlight, a raincoat or collapsible umbrella.

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