Tibet the very name evokes feelings of awe and mystery. Mystic and mysterious, the place of ancient Buddhist culture, awesome landscapes, artistic monasteries and centuries- old Caravan trails.  Also known to the world as the roof of the world, the high-altitude Tibetan autonomous Region of China lies on a plateau of an average elevation of 4,000 m.  To the north it is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains and on the south are the Himalayas.  Tibet has an area of 1.2 sq. km. and population of 2.5 million.  

For many years Tibet was locked away in its mountain fastness of the Himalayas.  Tibet was, is and in all prospect, will always remain an important destination for the would-be International travelers.  So, what is it all about to visit Tibet?, its history, its people and culture, a nation of red-robed monks,  the tallest mountains, unique monasteries and a way of life that intrigues those not familiar with it will always make sure that the interest in Tibet will always remain alive.

Tibet is without doubt one of the best destinations that you have to visit once in a lifetime. After it was cautiously opened to the western world,  it is without any doubt an awesome experience to make, Kathmandu is one of the best gate way in to Tibet. There is frequent direct flight to Lhasa other than this drive from Kathmandu to Kyirung (Kerung) and Kodari (currently not in operation after massive destruction of earthquake in 2015). There are other routes, Humla in Nepal to Simikot to Mount Kailash in Tibet as well.  Around the year we can have tour to Tibet but the best time to visit Tibet is from May to September.

General Information:
Access: Altitudes: Distance: Accommodation: Season:
There are direct flight into Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu, Beijing (via Chengdu) and Xian (via Golmud).

Nepal overland route to Lhasa .

Entry point to Tibet from West Nepal (Simikot) has been opened.

3,700 meters;Shigatse: 3,900 meters;

Gyantse: 3800 meters

Lhasa-Shigatse: 274 km. (7 hours);

Shigatse-Gyantse: 94 km (2 hours),

Gyantse-Lhatsa: 260 km (7 hours)

Tourist standard hotels are available. March through October. Layered clothing is recommended as day and night-time temperatures vary greatly. Down jackets are required from October to March (there is snow).