News & Notes

Including travel updates and news on Tibet and all other Tibetan region

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    Mt. Everest Base Camp is reopen for tourists from July 1st 2015

    Dear Tibet Travelers, June 29th, Tibet Tourism Bureau and Shegar Authorities issued an announcement of reopening Mt. Everest Base Camp. The announcement states that all the travelers will be able to access to Mt. Everest Base Camp since July 1st, 2015. The alien permits to visit Mt. Everest will be issued since then. However, due More »

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    New Pilgrimage route open between India and Tibet

    China open second pilgrimage route to Mt. Kailash in Tibet. This route is open after an agreement between China and India made in May. The China entry point of this route called Nathu-la, a high-altitude pass between Sikkim in India and Tibet in China. Though it is ONLY for Indians to the holy sites of More »

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    Mt. Everest Moved One Inch after Earthquake in Nepal

    The devastating earthquake in Nepal in April killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands more. And many of the world’s heritage sites are destroyed or damaged. Chinese researchers now say the earthquake was so strong that it also moved the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The summit, which marks the border between (Tibet)China More »

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    Travel to Tibetan regions without Tibet Permits

    There have been many inquires regarding Travel to Tibet. One of the confusing thing is the Tibet Travel Permit or “Tibet Visa”. Because of many travel advisers or travel agencies out of Lhasa do not get the accurate info. Therefore, you might seen different travel info or tips online. Anyway, Tibet Travel Permit is required More »

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    Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet closed for Tourists

    May 21, 2015. Everest office of Tibet Tourism Bureau announced that in order to give a green light for the earthquake relief, Mt. Everest Base Camp will be closed for tourists until the end of June. The exact time of  reopening is still unknown, but it probably be reopen by early/mid of July. This means that More »

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    Travel Ban on tourists in Tibet from May 12 to May 17th, 2015

    Tibet Tourism Bureau issued a new ban after the earthquake in western Tibet. Travelers are not allowed to visit the following places from May 12 to May 17th: Shigatse, Mt. Kailash, Ngari (Ali), Tsethang, Nyintri and all the regions under these prefectures jurisdiction. Which means 90% of Tibet Autonomous Region has been closed until May More »

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    Earthquake and Tibet Travel Permits

    Due to a massive earthquake in Himalayan Region in Nepal and smaller one in west of Shigatse, Tibet Tourism Bureau closed the following roads in Central Tibet…

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    Tibet is Reopen for Foreign Tourists 2015 !!!

    Great News ! Tibet Tourism Bureau announced that Tibet permits can be applied and processed today (March 20th, 2015). So foreign tourists should be able to entry Tibet at the beginning of April.   Tibet had been closed since middle of February and no foreigners visit Tibet during this time. SnowLion Tours already submitted permits More »

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  • Monlam Prayer Festival in Amdo Tibet

    The Molam Prayer Festival holds in many Tibetan monasteries across Tibetan Plateau, but the Rebkong or Tongren county in Qinghai Province and Labrang or Xiahe in Gansu Proince in the Amdo region of Tibet are the two most most famous Molam Festival among all. The Monlam Chenmo, also known as The Great Prayer Festival, is More »

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    Tibet Entrance Ticket Prices

    In order to make your travel plan and budget for your Tibet trip. Here are the list of the entrance tickets. Though some travel agencies include all the entrance tickets in your Tibet Package Tour, but most travel agencies still do not include them and leave it as an optional. In case if you do More »

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