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Tibet Travel Guide

Tibet is one of the most beautiful places in China. It is an ideal tourist destination with the magnificent Himalayas, unique landscape, gorgeous natural scenery, long history, native culture, and ethnic customs.

Tibet is located in the southwest of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, with an average elevation of more than 4,000 meters. It is known as “the roof of the world" and covers an area of 1,202,189 square kilometers. Tibet is adjacent to Xinjiang in the north, Sichuan in the east, Qinghai in the northeast and Yunnan in the southeast. The border with Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Kashmir, Tibet is a major gateway to the southwest border of China.

There are many places of interest in Tibet. With the development of tourism in Tibet, more and more tourists visit Tibet every year. May to October every year is the peak season for tourism in Tibet. During this period the Tibet weather is good for tourists. Due to the great temperature difference between morning and evening in Tibet, you should bring warm clothes even if you travel to Tibet in summer. Tibet is a pure and special land in China. If you travel to Tibet as a foreigner, you need a Chinese visa as well as a Tibet Travel Permit.

Because of the particularity of Tibet, you’d better find a reliable local travel agency in Tibet before traveling. Great Tibet Tour is an experienced travel agency in Tibet, which can answer all your questions about Tibet travel for free.


  1. The average altitude of Tibet is more than 4000 meters, so tourists in Tibet must be vigilant against altitude sickness.
  2. Foreigners are not allowed to travel independently and must travel in groups in Tibet.