Tibet Travel Guide

Welcome to Tibet in southwestern China, a mesmerizing destination known as the "roof of the world"! 

When see the word Tibet, what first comes to your mind? Religion? Plateau? Snow mountain? Or pure land? Yes, these labels are all perfectly describing the features of Tibet. However, Tibet is far more than that. Almost no one can assert that he really knows Tibet before he really comes. Even the most experienced tourists and adventurers say that there is always something new to be found every time they come. Unless you are lucky enough or in the specific seasons, you will not encounter some spectacles. That is why Tibet is always synonymous of mystery and wonder.

When you come to Tibet, you can enjoy endless snow-capped mountains, rippling lakes, vibrant grasslands, and breathtaking canyons. In addition to unmatched natural scenery, Tibet has a rich cultural heritage. You can discover Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and stone carvings all over Tibet, which are a testament to the profound cultural heritage of Tibet. 

Every inch of land here has reached its peak, where many sacred mountains, lakes and glacier canyons have the first reputation in the world. From the famous glaciers "Laigu Glacier", to "Namtso", the second largest lake in Tibet, which has many beautiful legends. From the world's largest ancient fortress and palace complex of "Potala Palace" to the Tibetan religious architecture of "Jokhang Temple". 

What you must visit in Tibet? Aha, that could be "guided". Our Tibet Travel Guide can provide available information for your travel, including the top tourist attractions, the best time to go to Tibet, the cost of Tibet travel, etc.

It's time to start a wonderful trip to Tibet!


Chinese: 西藏 Tibet & Xizang                                                   Area: 1,202,800 square kilometers

Time Zone: UTC+8                                                                   Population(2022): about 3,640,000

Location: Southwest China                                                      Climate: Plateau Climate

Post Code: 850000-860000                                                      Administration Type: Autonomous Region

Area Code: (+86) 0891-0897                                                    Average annual rainfall: 406.1mm

Top Tibet Tourist Attractions

Tibet is known for its magnificent and magical natural scenery. It has a vast territory, spectacular landforms, and abundant resources. From time immemorial, people in this land have created a rich and splendid national culture. The following are some tourist attractions, so let's get acquainted with them first.

Potala Place 

Potala Palace

As the highest and largest palace-style building complex, Potala Palace attracts countless tourists with its magnificent scenery and profound cultural heritage. The whole palace is on the mountain, with Tibetan-style buildings and golden roofs shining brightly under the sunshine, which makes people feel awe-inspiring. Outside of it, you can enjoy the magnificent scenery. Inside it, you can learn about the history and culture of Buddhism's knowledge, listen to chanting, and feel the power of religious beliefs.

Jokhang Temple

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Jokhang Temple is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple, which combines the architectural styles of Tibet, the Tang Dynasty, Nepal, and India, and has become an eternal model of Tibetan religious architecture. In front of the temple, incense fills the air all day, and believers worship devoutly. Ten thousand ghee lamps are bright, leaving traces of years and pilgrims. Jokhang Temple has cultural and religious significance and is a must-see spectacle to show the essence of Tibetan Buddhism.

Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street is in the center of the ancient city of Lhasa. Its shape is round as if it were a large clock, and the magnificent Jokhang Temple is the clock axis. It is the most intact street in Lhasa. You will feel the religion, economy, culture, ethnic handicrafts, and even local conditions and customs of Tibet.

Yamdrok Lake 

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Yamdrok Lake is the largest closed inland lake in the south of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is a unique natural scenic spot integrating plateau lakes, snow-capped mountains, islands, pastures, hot springs, wild animals and plants, temples, and other landscapes. It is one of "the three major Tianhu lakes" in Tibet and surrounded by insoluble snow-capped mountains and ice peaks all year round. The blue color of Yamdork Lake will change with the change of irradiation light, resulting in different lake colors, such as light blue, deep blue, and peacock blue.

Lulang Forest 

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Lulang Forest is a forest in clouds and mist, which is picturesque, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and neat meadows like artificial pruning. Many dwellings are built in this heavenly forest surrounded by mountains and rivers, winding streams, and thousands of wildflowers, which is like a paradise.

Mount Everest Base Camp 

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Mount Everest Base Camp is the best place for you if you are an adventurer or climber. Walking to the base camp is a challenging but meaningful experience with magnificent views of the surrounding Mount Everest. On the way, you will pass picturesque Sherpa villages, ancient monasteries, and rugged landscapes. Standing at the base camp, you can feel the power of the majestic Mount Everest. We can say that Mount Everest is an extraordinary miracle in Tibet. 



Yumbulakhang is the first palace in Tibetan history, which stands on the top of a mountain and is well-known for its chic architectural style. It is the origin of Tibetan civilization in the hearts of Tibetan people. There are statues of Songtsen-Gampo and Princess Wencheng in the temple. The accumulation of more than 2,000 years makes this palace more mysterious and brilliant. You can see the change in dynasties and war from exquisite murals and statues.

Mount Kailash 

Mount Kailash

Some places are difficult to describe in words, and you can only go there to experience them. Mount Kailash is such a place that it is the first sacred mountain in the hearts of Tibetans. It has a unique mountain shape. Some say it looks like a majestic pyramid, while others see swastika(万字符) from ice troughs and rock formations. You can visit various ancient temples around it and feel the profound culture of Buddhists. Mount Kailash is not only a breathtaking mountain, but also a holy place of spirit.

Gala Peach Blossom Village

Gala Peach Blossom VillageGala Peach Blossom Village

Gala Peach Blossom Village is the best place to enjoy peach blossoms. From mid-March to early April, peach blossoms all over the mountains begin to cover the hillside, and rows of blooming peach blossoms make the whole hillside dazzling under the village support of stepped green wheat fields. You can enjoy the hospitality of Tibetan girls when you come to this fairy-like Peach Blossom Village. Tibetan girls will enthusiastically offer cups of highland barley wine and toast songs.


Some Suggestions to Plan Tibet Tour

How to arrange your visit to Tibet for the first time? Here are some suggestions.

To ensure a smooth trip to Tibet, it's important to plan your travel time in advance and choose the appropriate time and area to enter Tibet according to your needs. It's also recommended to travel in groups, which is the most cost-effective and convenient way. Traveling with friends will make your trip more enjoyable and memorable. 

If you're unfamiliar with Tibet's geography and cultural environment, it's best to enter Tibet with a group. This is especially important for foreigners who must bring independent tour guides due to the language barrier. A reliable and professional tour group is essential for a hassle-free experience. You can communicate with the leading tour guides at any time, saving you a lot of unnecessary trouble.

Lastly, it's important to purchase tourism equipment according to the climate and environment of your travel routes and destinations, instead of blindly buying them. This will ensure that you're well-prepared for your trip and can enjoy it to the fullest.

Visit Tibet with Reliable Travel Agency

Thanks to its large size, Tibet is not flooded by visitors even in the peak seasons compared to other travel destinations. 

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