News & Notes

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

  • Tibetan Nomads and Tibetan Grassland

    Xining Day Trips

    Xining, known as Siling in Tibetan, is the start of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and the gateway to the Amdo region of Tibet. Just outside the city are many famous monasteries, national parks, and nomadic grasslands worth visiting. Xining is also the capital city of Qinghai province in the northwest of China. Here are some of More »

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    Lhasa Day Trips

    There are many locations near Lhasa that are worth visiting for a day or two. These sights, which include Namtso Lake, Ganden Monastery, Pabonka Hermitage, Drigung Til & Tedrom Nunnery, Samye Monastery, Yamdrok Lake, and the Drak Yerpa caves, give you a chance to experience the beauty of Tibetan land and culture outside the city. More »

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  • Xining Airport opened its First International Flight

    December 5th, 2014.  Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province at the far north east of Tibetan Plateau opened its first regular direct international air route on Friday, linking the provincial capital of Xining with Bangkok, Thailand. This flight is owned by China Eastern Airline and it takes about 3 hour and 40 minutes. This More »

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  • tour of Qinghai lake

    2014 Tour of Qinghai Lake International Cycling Race

      Date: July 6th – July 19th, 2014 Location: Qinghai Province, Gansu Province and Ningxia Province Stages of the tour :   Stages of the Tour: Stage: 1 – 6 July : Xining Stage: 2 – 7 July : Duoba – Datong Stage: 3 – 8 July : Huzhu – Xihai Stage: 4 – 9 More »

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  • Top 10 trekking tours in Tibetan Plateau

    The stunning high-altitude landscapes of Tibet offer great opportunities for trekking. Whether you are interested in climbing mountains to visit remote monasteries, riding horses across the vast grasslands, hiking through national parks, or circumambulating holy snow mountains, Tibet has something for you. No matter your skill level, if you are interested in trekking in Tibet, More »

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  • Tibetan Buddhist symbols

    The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism

    In Tibetan it’s called Tashitakgyad, The eight auspicious symbols are the most well known group of Buddhist Symbols, and are traditionally listed in the order of : 1). White Parasol ; 2), a pair of golden fish ; 3), a treasure vast; 4). A lotus ; 5), a conch shell ; 6), Enless Knot or More »

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  • Mt. Everest and Rongbuk Monastery

    Places you should visit on the Lhasa – Mt. Everest – Nepal border Tour

    Ralung Monastery Ralung monastery is about 200Km from Lhasa. On the way to Gyantse, after crossing Kora La pass, will reach Ralung monastery at 6Km east from the main road between Nagartse and Gyantse. This monastery was first founded in 1193 by Drogon Tsangpa Gyare. Ra means goat and lung means prophesy in Tibetan. Therefore, Ralung More »

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    Lhasa and Surrounding ལྷ་ས

    The town of Lhasa, straddles the banks of the Kyichu River, where the valley opens out to its fullest extent. This is a city where the sacred temples and the profane have forged an uneasy co-existence. Lhasa, The Tibetan capital, is located in U-Tsang. This central region of Tibet with an altitude of 3650m/11975ft, is More »

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  • Horse back around mt. Amnye Machen

    Responsible Tourism in Tibet

    What is Eco Travel and Responsible Tourism? Responsible Tourism is tourism that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. The pillars of responsible tourism are the same as those of sustainable tourism and ecotourism — environmental integrity, social justice, and maximizing local economic benefit. Eco travel and responsible tourism are not only More »

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  • Camping with Tibetan Nomads

    Living in yak-hair tents on the grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, Tibetan nomads lead simple lives. In the mornings, the women milk the yaks. Afterwards, the men take the sheep and the yaks out to graze while the women stay home and make milk tea. Nomad children either help their fathers herd the animals or More »

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