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Half- Day Potala Palace Tour from Lhasa
"Your local guide will meet you in your hotel lobby then take a taxi with you to the Potala Palace.On this half day tour you will spend half day on exploring the highlights of the Tibetan capitol the Potala Palace. The exotic structure stands 13-stories-high and contains more than 1000 rooms. The palace is divided into two sections. The White Palace which was built in the mid-17th century provided living quarters for the fifth through the fourteenth Dalai Lamas. From the White Palace pilgrims climb to the central Red Palace
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Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
"Start from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa at 9:30am your tour guide will first bring you to Potala Palace winter palace of Dalai lama which was put to use since 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet with most valuable collections of Potala Palace including gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. You will spend your morning e you will head to Jokhang Temple which was also founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Inside the temple you will see the statue of young Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple
From $200.00
 
Day Tour: Tibet Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple
"Start from Gang-gyan Hotel Lhasa at 9:30am your tour guide will first bring you to Potala Palace winter palace of Dalai lama which was put to use since 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet with most valuable collections of Potala Palace including gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. You will spend your morning e you will head to Jokhang Temple which was also founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century to promote Buddhism. Inside the temple you will see the statue of young Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve probably the most venerated object in Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple
From $200.00

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Driving Delays

A new unpleasant change in Tibet is the time restrictions when driving from town to town. Each town now has a check point at each point of entry and departure. There are also check points along the...
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Checkpoints

The most troubling experience I've had so far this trip when it comes to driving was when we left Lhasa and entered Shannan Prefecture. At the police check point there are men in white lab coats and...
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Mount Everest basecamp

While I enjoyed visiting Mount Everest it was far from being a base camp. What you are actually going to at the end is a Military Base Camp! There are only several military tents and a building. As...
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hotel plumbing

It would be rare to see the concept of using a trap with any drain pipes in Tibet hotel bathrooms. Every hotel I have stayed in over the years had some type of odor with varying levels of severity....
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Drinking Water

Tibet is one of the most unsanitary countries I have every been to. As an avid outdoor adventure seeker and traveler, I knew that if I boil water for about a minute or so it kills all the little...
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Permits

You cannot travel to Tibet by yourself (unless you are a Chinese citizen). You do not have to join a group but you have to go through a travel agency to have a permit processed. The permit itself is a...
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tour guides

I have used the agency below several times and found them very reliable. I have taken them with a group of 6. They provided our permits to enter Tibet, hotels, cars/drivers and a Guide that spoke...
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Acute Mountain Sickness

It is nearly impossible to visit Tibet without experiencing some type of altitude sickness. This is because most people arrive in Lhasa (12,000 feet) from some location near or slightly above sea...
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Beggars

Being in Lhasa one does not notice it so much, but Tibet really has quite a lot of beggars (not counting monks' alms here!) - and the more you go to south-west along the Friendship Highway, the more...
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Acute Mountain Sickness

What is it?Acute Mountain Sickness is a name for a host of symptoms that can appear as the oxygen content in the air is reduced when people ascend to higher altitudes without proper acclimatisation....
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Feral Dogs

One of the very few unpleasant things one encounters in Tibetan cities are packs of feral dogs. There have been clean-up campaigns in Lhasa and Shigatse's centre (which does sound cruel, but if the...
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Don’t “Free Tibet” in Tibet

Protesters are not welcome here. We’ve been told that it would be a big problem if we have a book or poster of Dalai Lama or even Richard Gere. They can make you wait or even send you back from...
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High Altitude Medical Advice for Travelers

The below web site has good information for traveling at high altitude. Everyone if different. I had very little problems with high altitude. I think I was just lucky and also drank a lot of water. A...
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Don't let the sunshine in

I’ve never seen a brighter sun in my life! Maybe because of being closer to it, sun is too powerful here. It can even cook your brain, if you don’t protect yourself. Bring hat and high factor sun...
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Top Hotels in Tibet

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No.7 Jiri Erxiang, Lhasa, Tibet, China
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No.14 Yingxiong South Road
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No.20 Qingdao Dong Road
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Mount Everest, Tibet, Rongpu Si
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By Route 318, Bebar Town
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No.16 Naidong Road, Tsedang, Tibet, Zetang
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Top Things to Do in Tibet

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Sera Monastery

Drepung is a very large monastery located in the western part of Lhasa. It is bigger than Sera but does not have the same attraction as Sera. This may be in part to the debating Monks at Sera or that...
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Tashilhunpo Monastery

I recommend visiting this monastery if you are in Shigatse. The monks here are very friendly and there are many things to see. There is a fee to get in, 55 rmb. The monastery is in town and you can...
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Mount Everest Military Outpost

Surprise! You are now at what the Chinese call Everest Base Camp. Probably the most misleading part of advertising to see Mount Everest, travel agents and guides will not tell you this is not a base...
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Yumbulagang Monastery

When you first see Yumbulagang from a distance, it is quite an impressive sight. Perched atop a craggy hill makes the main tower here seem much larger than it is. Yumbulagang is said to be the first...
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The Kumbum

The Kumbum is the main attraction at Pelkor Chode. Kumbum means 0ne hundred thousand holy images. Not quite that many but there a lot. The Kumbum is arranged like a mandala, especially if you were to...
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Kora La Pass

This pass cannot be assigned to any particular town of city. It is usually driving through when going from Lhasa to Gyantse or Shigatse. What is unique about this pass is that you can see a hanging...
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