Travel Info

About Tibet

The term Tibet here means the whole of Tibet known as Cholka-Sum (U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo). It includes the present-day Chinese administrative areas of the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province, two Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures and one Tibetan Autonomous County in Sichuan Province, one Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and one Tibetan Autonomous County in Gansu Province and one Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province.

Tibetan Symbols

Tibet is a vast plateau at the rood of the world. Tibet traditional nomadic culture was greatly influenced by the introduction of Buddhism from India, to an extent that nearly all the cultural achievements of Tibet are related to the Buddhist religion. Because of the predominance of Tantra with its rich tradition of symbolism, it is no surprise that symbols and symbolic artifacts of all sorts are found in Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhism

Buddhism became a major presence in Tibet towards the end of the 8th century CE. It was brought from India at the invitation of the Tibetan king, Trisong Detsen, who invited two Buddhist masters to Tibet and had important Buddhist texts translated into Tibetan.

Calendar of Major Tibetan Festivals and Holidays

Calendar of Major Tibetan Festivals and Holidays Tibet Regions Tibet areas are normally means to Tibet autonomous region, Amdo and Kham Tibet regions in Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces today. Please take a glance at the time-honored Tibetan festivals. A recommended Tibetan festival tour is always pretty much interesting for those who plan to travel […]

Tibet Train Schedule 2018

Tibet trains run daily between Lhasa and Beijing/ Shanghai/ Guangzhou/ Lanzhou/ Xining, and every other day between Chengdu/ Chongqing.

Chinese Group Visa from Nepal

Chinese embassy in Kathmandu doesn’t issue visas to individual travellers, only to those booked on a tour and then only group visas. If you turn up with a Chinese visa in your passport, it will be cancelled.

Privacy Policy

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Money & Exchange

Today, it’s very easy to change foreign currency at any Bank of China and Top-end hotels in Lhasa. ATMs are also readily available in Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsethang. You can also change money at Zhangmu at the Tibet-Nepal border as well.

Health & Insurance

At Mystic Tibetan Tours we don’t want your trip of a lifetime to be spoiled by health problems. It is therefore in your best interest that before traveling overseas you consult your general practitioner, family physician or a travel medicine clinic. If you have any ongoing medical complaints you should ensure that you have enough medication for the duration of your trip.

Getting there

Flight There are dozens of flights to Lhasa every day from most major Chinese cities. Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shanghai and Xining all have regular flights to Lhasa. Xining is one of the most important gateways to Lhasa and all the trains from China go through Xining to get to Lhasa. All of our Amdo tours […]