News & Notes

Including travel updates and news on Tibet and all other Tibetan region. Through our first-hand resources, we can and will provide most accurate Tibet travel news, Tibet Permits news and any other updates that relevant to travel across Tibetan Plateau.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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