News & Notes

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

  • Tibetan Mandala Art

    Tibetan Mandala དཀྱིལ་འཁོར

    Mandala or དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་in Tibetan is a circular diagram, highly technical and precise, representing an idealized Tantric Buddhist, it also used in Hindu or Bon Meditational Deity and surrounding idealized universe. The name of Mandala is a Sanskirt which means cosmogram or world in harmony.  Mandalas usually are painted on cloth,  walls of monastery or temple, More »

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  • mt. Amnye Machen trek

    Tibet Holy Mountain Treks

    For centuries, Tibetans have been traveling to holy mountains as an act of pilgrimage. In Buddhism, pilgrimage refers to the journey from ignorance to enlightenment, from preoccupation with material concerns to a deeper awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. In Tibetan, the word for pilgrimage, nekhor, means to circle around a sacred place. Through circling More »

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  • Packing List for Travelling to Tibet

    We have received many inquires regarding what to bring for their Tibet trip.  Tibet is a very unique place by culturally and geographically, so we made this Tibet Packing list for your reference. When packing for Tibet, there are two main ideas to keep in mind. One, pack light. Two, layer your clothes. Tibet sits More »

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  • How to plan a trip to Tibet – Travel Advice on Tibet

    In the mind of most travelers, Tibet is a remote region tucked away in the Himalayan mountains. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Tibet was a forbidden land impossible to enter. But now Tibet is easier to access than ever. Here’s some advice on getting there. Tibet Travel Permits All travelers to the More »

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  • The Qinghai-Tibet Train

    Tibet Train Ticket

    Since the Qinghai – Tibet Railway opened in 2006, millions of travelers have taken the train into Lhasa. The railway travels through remote areas of eastern and northern Tibet, across frozen plains, and over high mountain passes. In addition to offering passengers a glimpse of the incredible scenery of the Tibetan plateau, the train also More »

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  • China visa info

    Most up-to-date info on China visa

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  • Yurlung Tsangpo River in Tsethang and Samye

    Tibet Travel Permits updates

    The most up-to-date info on Tibet Travel Permits and Tibet travel regulations in 2014 Restricted areas of Central Tibet:  When you make a travel plan to Tibet, it is essential to get up to date information about government regulations and policy. Tibet Travel Regulations are can be changed at any time with out any prior More »

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