Affectionately referred to as the “Roof of the World,” Tibet is a popular tour destination on the Himalayas. Set in the midst of majestic Himalayan heights and strewn with peaceful Buddhist gompas, Tibet is the perfect holiday destination.
Enjoy shopping in Tibet though make sure not to buy too much jewelry or artifacts as one is not allowed to take too many ethnic objects out of Tibet.It is advisable to wear simple clothes in layers so that one can add a layer or remove it depending upon the ever varying temperature in Tibet.
Try and carry a complete first aid kit replete with ultra-violet protection, sunglasses, sun blocks and more. Those with ailments of the heart, lungs and blood must get a mandatory check up before setting out on a travel to Tibet.
You must carry a valid passport and visa on your Tibet tours and keep photocopies of all your identification documents and papers while traveling to tourist attractions in Tibet.
The Chinese government does not issue individual permits to lone travelers you are likely to secure a travel visa to Tibet only if you are traveling in a group.
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The most convenient way to reach Tibet is by flying to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet from either Katmandu in Nepal or Chengdu and Xining in China.
From Katmandu it is a 1-hour flight and it takes about 2 hours to fly to Lhasa from Chengdu. You could enjoy a breathtaking bus ride that takes you through winding Himalayan steeps to the Roof of the World in real style. Board your bus at Xining and travel via, Qinghai and Golmud to Lhasa.