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why travel to Tibet

Journey to the mystical home of Tibetan Buddhism and see Potala Palace (residence of the Dalai Lama), Jokhang Temple and visit monasteries. Watch the animated debates between monks at the Drepung Monastery. Have tea with locals and enjoy the atmosphere and hospitality.

Lhasa is not a destination, it is an experience. Perched high in the Tibetan Plateau. It is one of the highest cities in the world. Its altitude is not what makes this city memorable though, it is the people and the daily life that will capture your heart and mind.

Stroll around Barkhor Street and observe the Tibetans performing their devotions. Walk the market alleys and see the friendly smiles. The warmth of the people more than makes up for the frigid temperatures of the winter.

Safe Travels!

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Tibet 4-day Trip Itinerary

While visiting Nepal, I was offered an opportunity to spend a few days in Tibet. It was an offer that I could not turn down; a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Lhasa and the home of Tibetan Buddhism. I could not wait to make a pilgrimage to this legendary city.

Explore the incredible culture and history in Lhasa. You are in for an incredible experience beyond imagination.

TIBET at a glance

In front of Potala Palace


Standard Tibetan is the official language of Tibet. Mandarin Chinese is quickly becoming more prevalent.


The Chinese Yuan (CNY) is the accepted currency in Tibet. ATMs are not hard to find in Lhasa. Click on the icon for the conversion of the day.


The altitude is inescapable in this plateau with mountains, lakes and rivers. The average elevation is 5,000M above sea level. Lhasa lies in the center of Tibet at an altitude of 3,600M.


The economy of Tibet is underdeveloped. Tourists can expect inexpensive accommodations and food, but expenses for mandatory guides and entry permits can be pricey.


There is a very strong security presence in Tibet and crime is nearly non-existent. While you should practice normal safety travel guidelines, you will not find a safer place to explore.

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