Tibet Tourism: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2023

Tibet, the China acquired province is a place like which you will find nowhere else on earth. The high-altitude place which showcases raw natural beauty, art and tradition is an ultimate destination in life for every person.

Despite the widespread destruction of Tiber by acquiring powers, this place and its people have a positive and charming aura which they always manage to maintain and also pass it on to others. It is one of the world’s most glorious cultural jewels and hence, you should visit this place once in your life if you want to discover your real self.

The culture, natural beauty, charm, traditions and moreover, the hospitality of this place makes you feel like at home. The Mount Kailash, supposed home of Lord Shiva, stands tall like a crown on the place’s head, showing its magnificence to the world.

Tibet is a place which is a synonym for what you call as mystique and magical. Every aspect of this place will reflect something new on your mind and you are guaranteed to leave this place as a completely different and transformed person as this land of culture, tradition and simplicity is a reflection of the most positive place in the world.

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  1. Travel Advice

    • Pre-decide all your stay and traveling facilities in advance.

    • Obtain all the permits and Visa for visits and carry a copy of it wherever you go as the entry and permit checking is very strict here.

    • Tibet is an oppressed land where people struggle and are yet positive. So, do not offend them or their culture in anyway.

    • Due to high altitude, Tibet has 40% less oxygen than in normal atmosphere. Hence, consult a doctor before your visit and take the necessary precautions.

    • There are no proper defined trekking routes and hence, take care of being on the most frequented routes as you might lose your track.

    • Take care of carrying your own supplies in abundance while on trek.

    • Tibet is a naturally serene place and hence, do not litter it in any way.

    • Maintain silence and decorum at religious places like shrines and monastery.

  2. Drinking Laws

    There are not very strict prescribed laws about drinking age in Tibet, but it is advisable to follow the rule of minimum age of 18 years in order to consume alcohol.

  3. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Jokhang Temple

    Jokhang Temple is known as the spiritual heard of this sacred place. This was built during the mid-7th century and has been a witness to lot of important historic events. The intensely beautiful chapels, clouds of incense stick smoke, continuous hymns of religious prayers and monks worshipping is a sight which will leave you mesmerized.

    Mount Kailash

    Mount Kailash, the origin of 4 major rivers in Asia and supposed home of Lord Shiva is a magnificent peak located in Tibet. It is a pilgrimage site for worshippers as well as mountaineers, because this place is a trekking ultimate for a lot of people. This Precious Jewel of Mountains, always covered in Snow is a hectic trek and you need to have the right kind of endurance and medical fitness to trek on it.

    Everest Base Camp

    The Mt. Everest peak is indeed an aspired summit for a lot of people but the Everest Base Camp in Tibet is also a dream destination for trekkers. Located at an altitude of 5200m, you can reach here by jeep of on foot. The village houses a lot of camps, and will also give you a sense of the local Tibetan festivals, culture and lifestyle, against the backdrop of some of the most magnificent mountains of the Himalayas.

    Potala Palace

    The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder and the moment you see its glimpse, you will be stunned with the beauty it reflects. It is not a living monastery but a museum, which is actually a little depressing as it reflects the atrocities which Tibet faced and is a palace without the Dalai Lama living in it but still, this site is worth visiting once.

    Nam-Tso Lake

    This turquoise watered lake is a salt water lake at the foot of Byenchen Tanglha range and being at such a scenic spot at an altitude of 15,400 feet is truly a breathtaking experience. You can fill your soul with the beauty of the huge lake surrounded by blue skies and snow-clad mountains. This lake has been considered holy and sacred and hence, the aura around it is really different in a positive way.

    Drepung Monastery

    Constructed in the 15th century, the Drepung Monastery is one of the greatest monasteries in the world, which has been home to several Dalai Lamas. Located on a hillside, this is one of the least damaged holy shrines in Lhasa and has many of its heritage structures still intact. It still manages to reveal its true structure in the most authentic form and you should indeed visit this precious monument.

    Samye Monastery

    The Samye Monastery is the first Buddhist Monastery in Tibet and it is a complete adventure to go there because after driving till Lhasa, you have to take a ferry in order to cross the Tsangpo River and later get an open-air truck to reach Samye. You can also join a trek to reach here, which starts from the Ganden Monastery and witness the first and one of the most beautiful monasteries in Tibet.

    Draksum-Tso Lake

    This beautiful highland lake in Kongpo is encircled by sky-touching peaks clad with snow. This picturesque green lake has a lot of historical connections both related to Guru Rinpoche and King Gesar The Lake is known for a tiny island located in the middle of it and is home so several Nyingma nuns.

  4. What will like you like there?

    Cultural heritage

    Despite of being exploited and half of it being nearly destroyed, Tibet has still managed to maintain the charm of its culture and traditions. People here follow their culture and tradition in the same way like was centuries ago and it is indeed a feeling beyond explanation to witness and feel this aura.

    Warm People

    Without any doubt, Tibetans are some of the most humble, warm and positive people you will ever meet. Despite of being oppressed for centuries, the kind of positivity these people have and the way they celebrate all the festivals with full happiness forgetting all their sorrows is something worth taking back.

    Nature’s Grandeur

    Housing the grandest peaks of the world like Mount Kailash and Everest base camp, Tibet boasts about some of the most scenic natural wonders in the world. The climate, the transparent lakes, mountain peaks, pollution free environment and freshness will leave you mesmerized.


    The monasteries and religious shrines at this place have architecture which is a treat to your eyes. Though a lot of it is destroyed during invasion, those that remain are a reflection of the grandeur that once existed and still, these monuments manage to charm tourists from all over the world.

    Local Cuisine

    The local cuisine, which is simple and non-spicy, consists of Thukpa, Momos, steamed vegetables and rice and once you eat it, you will forget all the other delicacies you have ever tried in your life and you will not get tired of eating the same things every day at all.

  5. Recommended reads for destination


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    Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, Vol.3

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