TIBET

A visit to Tibet is a visit to another world, and one that is never forgotten. High on the stunning Tibetan plateau, the civilization of Lhasa and its sister cities of Gyantse and Shigatse preserves one of the richest culture on the planet. Tibet is a land of religion, and our guests experience its flavor from the moment of their arrival at the airport. On their visit to Tibet, they will be awed by the power of the immense ruined monasteries and the majesty of the grand Potala Palace.

In the capital city of Lhasa, which is reached by regular flights or motor transport from Kathmandu, they can shop for curios among the friendly Tibetans at the delightful Bharkor market, and will delight in such relice as the Jeweled Garden of Norbulinka and the sacred Jokhang Temple, the country’s most important shrine. For those with a taste for adventure, our guests are offered treks in Tibetan mountains and valleys, and trips to sacred Mt. Kailash and its companion holy Lake Manasarovar.

Tibet Traveler’s Tips

GEOGRAPHY

Situated at an altitude of 4000 meter above sea level, Tibet Plateau borders with Sichuan, Yunnan, Qinghai and Xinjiang and to the south contiguous to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Burma. Tibet stretches over 1.2 million sq. kms. and contains more than 50 peaks above 7,000 meter among which eleven are over 8,000 meter.

LANGUAGE

The Tibetan Language is derived from the Sanskrit text. More than 20 local dialects are spoken here.

ENTERING TIBET

There are two flights from Kathmandu to Tibet on Tuesdays & Saturdays from first week of April to June & November. From July through end of October one additional flight on Thursday is added. There are scheduled flights from Chengdu also. Lhasa is accessible by road from Kathmandu (900 kms.) which takes at least three days with overnight stops at Zhangmu and Shigatse.

IMMIGRATION

All visitors to Tibet must hold valid passport for entry. The only visa recognized for visit is issued by the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. All others issued elsewhere must be endorsed by this Embassy. A visa is issued only on arrival in Nepal after a package tour is confirmed.

TIME

8 Hours ahead of GMT

CURRENCY

RENMINBI

ELECTRICITY

220 Volts Alternating current