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Ultimate Tibet Travel Guide Newest Version 2020 by local China Guide Tibet Tourism Center

The most detailed Tibet travel guide! (for reference only) Several ways to go to Tibet: The many ways to enter Tibet can be summarized into several categories: one is “comfortable”, trains and planes enter Tibet; the other is “self-abuse”, which means walking, bicycles and motorcycles into Tibet; the third is “uncomfortable” There are chartered coaches and long-distance coaches entering Tibet; the fourth is “professional”, which refers to self-driving vehicles entering Tibet.

The following will help you break down one by one:

Train: The advantages are safe, punctual and cheap. At present, there are 7 cities in my country that can go directly to Lhasa from the departure station: Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Xining and Guangzhou. But many donkeys said that both the Yunnan-Tibet line and Sichuan-Tibet line are galleries with excellent scenery. It would be a pity if they did not choose them when entering Tibet. Moreover, after passing through the Yunnan-Tibet, Sichuan-Tibet South-North Line and the Qinghai-Tibet Line, it is possible to appreciate the entire Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. However, the cultural landscape on the way to Tibet is not something that can be felt by train.

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Airplane: This is the fastest way to enter Tibet, but taking an airplane is like riding a high-altitude ropeway while climbing a mountain. You can never experience the majesty and beauty of mountains and rivers. At present, the cities where aircraft enter Tibet are as follows in China: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi’an, Chongqing.

Hitchhiking: The donkeys call it “Wandering the World”. This method is economical, but you must have enough time and patience, and prepare enough dry food and water, because some areas (Alibaba New Tibet Line) may not see the car for a long time, and there is no place for food and accommodation.

Self-driving: Unless you already have a very rich off-road and high-altitude driving record, it is not recommended. Because first of all, you cannot guarantee that you have no altitude sickness. Secondly, some sections on the Sichuan-Tibet and Yunnan-Tibet lines are quite dangerous. If there are rockfalls and mudslides, experienced drivers are also required. But the superiority of self-driving is obvious. If you want to go, you can stop, if you want to stop, you can even go to some secret areas that others do not want to go.

Chartered cars: Many routes to Tibet do not have direct buses, and chartered cars are necessary in some sections. However, the chartered car must be a car of a regular travel service company, and as much as possible to complete the details to avoid unnecessary disputes in the future. The disadvantage is that many landscapes have bumpy roads along the way, and they are unable to do whatever they want when encountering a dynamic landscape. The editor’s experience is that Master Bao’s car is absolutely great value for money, not only to see the scenery but also to listen to the story.

Cycling: cycling and hiking into Tibet, provided you have sufficient riding experience. Cycling in the plateau is a challenging thing, not only physical strength, but more importantly, perseverance and endurance, mountain crossing, gusty wind, heavy rain, blizzard, hail, field survival ability, camping ability, water, food, heating, etc. Actual problems that have to be dealt with. Before cycling into Tibet, be sure to do a comprehensive inspection of the body and car, and all kinds of car repair tools should also be prepared. Once in a place where there is no people, the car is broken but the lack of tools to repair the car, it will be called Tiantian Don’t scream.

How to travel in Tibet?

There are two common modes of travel in Tibet:

The first is to travel with tour groups. The advantage is that you don’t have to worry about it, and the cost is lower. The disadvantage is that the route is rigid. Many small scenic spots along the way cannot stay and appreciate freely, and the stay time in the scenic spot is shorter.

The second way of travel is a common way for most donkeys. Generally, they are free to make appointments, and choose to rent a car or other private car to travel. Most of the road conditions in Tibet are now very good. Except for individual areas (for example, the Ali North Line), commercial vehicles in other areas are fully capable!

What is a coach?

Because Tibet is special, it is quite different from the mainland. Tibet has a special tourist license that starts with L, such as Tibet A.L82**, Tibet C.L05**, and can identify whether the vehicle is a regular tourist vehicle based on the license plate number. So be sure to figure it out when renting a car.

Chartered cost:

When chartered to Tibet, unlike most places where days are used as the main unit of measurement, they are basically calculated in kilometers, with days as a supplement. The chartered cost of off-road vehicles varies from about 3.5-6 yuan/km. Commercial vehicles (under 11 seats) cost about 3.5-5.5 yuan/km. Commercial vehicles (14/15 seats) cost about 19 yuan and about 4 yuan -6 yuan/km, the above prices fluctuate according to market conditions, the basic law is August, the highest during the Chinese New Year and National Day, followed by July, followed by June, September and October, the rest of the seasons are similar (November -3 Most tourist vehicles in Tibet are out of service in May, so prices are similar to those in April and May, and even higher).

The most detailed Tibet travel guide! Introduction of the main attractions 

Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bajiao Street, Norbulingka, Tibetan Museum, Drepung Temple, Sera Temple, Tianzangtai, Canggu Temple, Xiami Temple, Jiama Palace, Namco;

Linzhi: Basongcuo, Juberlin, Lulanglinhai, Pirijinshan, Sejila Mountain, Kadingou, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, Nanjiabawa Peak, Nanyi, Galongla Snow Mountain;

Shigatse: Tashlunpo Temple, Mount Everest, Shishabangma Peak, Baiju Temple, Zongshan Ruins, Pala Manor, Gedung Qokulin Temple, Gadong Temple, Jinga Karst Cave;

Shannan: Yongbulakang, Yangzhuo Yongcuo, Samye Temple, Ramlacuo, Changzhu Temple, Zao Tomb, Qingpu Cultivation Site, Minzhulin Temple, Diaolou Ruins, Jieluola Snow Mountain;

Qamdo: Ranwu Lake, Caruo Ruins, Basu Gaxue Petroglyphs, Dingqing Zizhu Temple, Karma Temple, Qiang Balin Temple, Shengqin Langzha Mountain, Gubu Shenshan, Dora God Mountain;

Nagqu: Xiangxiong Kingdom ruins, Shuanghu uninhabited area, such as skull wall, Kekexili, Meimu karst cave, Shuanghu, Dangya Yongcuo, Shenza Nature Reserve;

Ali: Ruins of Guge Kingdom, Torin Temple, Kejia Temple, Gang Rinpoche, Ma Pang Yong Co, Zada ​​Turin, Namuni Peak, Mailonggou Ruins.

The most detailed Tibet travel guide! Tickets for Tibet Attractions

Tickets for tourist attractions in various regions of Tibet are coming! Let’s take a look at where tickets are needed in Tibet, and what are the prices in different seasons? Where are they located? Please be patient and look down, it is definitely worth collecting!


  1. Potala Palace: No. 35, Beijing Middle Road, Lhasa City, 200 in high season; 100 in low season
  2. Jokhang Temple: Bajiao Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa, 85 yuan/person
  3. Norbulingka: No. 21 Norbulingka Road, Lhasa City, 80 in high season, 60 in low season
  4. Drepung Monastery: No. 276 Beijing West Road, Lhasa, 55 yuan/person
  5. Sera Temple: No.1 Sera Temple Road, Lhasa, 55 yuan/person
  6. Xiaozhao Temple: Xiaozhao Temple Road, Lhasa, 20 yuan/person
  7. Naiqiong Temple: No. 274 Beijing West Road, Lhasa, 25 yuan/person

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  • Canggu Temple: 40 yuan/person in Lhasa
  • Yaowang Mountain: Baojian Road, Lhasa, 20 yuan/person
  • Zayeba Temple: Dazi County, 32 kilometers away from Lhasa, 30 yuan/person
  • Gandan Temple: Mozhugongka, 70 kilometers away from Lhasa, 45 yuan/person
  • Namtso: Dangxiong County, 250 kilometers away from Lhasa, 120 in high season and 100 in low season
  • Yangbajing Hot Spring: Dangxiong County, 95 kilometers away from Lhasa, 128 yuan/person
  • Chubu Temple: Delong Deqing County, 70 kilometers away from Lhasa, 45 yuan/person
  • Rezhen Temple: Linzhou County, Lhasa, 180 kilometers away from Lhasa, 20 yuan/person
  • Zhigong Temple: Mozhugongka, 135 kilometers away from Lhasa, 45 yuan/person
  • Dezhong Hot Spring: Mozhu Gongka, 140 km away from Lhasa, 50 yuan/person
  • Ridu Hot Spring: Mozhugongka, 130 kilometers away from Lhasa, 98 yuan/person

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Lin Zhi:

  1. Basongcuo: Bahe Town, 140 kilometers away from Bayi Town Tickets 120 (low season 60) + sightseeing car 45
  2. Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon: Milin County, 130 kilometers away from Bayi Town Tickets 150 + sightseeing car 90 + meal costs 50 (total 290), boat tour 680 yuan
  3. Nanyigou: Milin County, 75 kilometers away from Bayi Town Tickets 120 + sightseeing car 90 Medog: 160 yuan/person
  4. Big Cypress Tree: East Suburb of Bayi Town, 30 yuan/person
  5. Lulang Linhai: Lulang Town, 70 kilometers away from Bayi Town, 90 yuan/person
  6. Kadinggou: 30 kilometers away from Bayi Town, 70 yuan/person
  7. Niyang Pavilion: South Suburb of Bayi Town, 60 yuan/person
  8. Biri Shenshan: Middle section of Binhe Avenue, Bayi Township, 30 yuan/person
  9. Xiuba Castle: Gongbujiangda, 80 kilometers away from Bayi Township, 100 yuan/person
  10. Taizhao Ancient City: Gongbujiangda, 150 kilometers away from Bayi Town, 60 yuan/person

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Shigatse area:

  1. Tashilunpo Temple: No.1, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse City, low season 40; high season 80
  2. Baiju Temple: Gyangze County, 100 kilometers away from Shigatse, 60 yuan/person (100,000 yuan for a 100,000 stupa)
  3. Zongshan Castle: Gyangze County, 100 kilometers away from Shigatse, 30 yuan/person
  4. Xialu Temple: Jiacuoxiong Township, 20 kilometers away from Shigatse, 30 yuan/person
  5. Sakya Temple: Basiba Road, Sakya County, 45 yuan/person
  6. Everest: Tingri County, Shigatse, 180 yuan/person, vehicle entrance fee 400 yuan/car (yellow card 600 yuan/car)

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Shannan area:

  1. Sanye Temple: Sanye Town, 50 kilometers away from Zedang Town, 40 yuan/person
  2. Yongbulakang: 10 kilometers south of Zedang Town, 90 yuan/person
  3. Changzhu Temple: Changzhu Town, 6 kilometers away from Zedang, 70 yuan/person
  4. Tomb of Zao: Qiongjie County, 30 kilometers away from Zedang, 40 yuan/person
  5. Minzhulin Temple: 70 kilometers away from Zedang Town, 30 yuan/person

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Ali area:

  1. Shenshangang Rinpoche: Pulan County, 150 yuan/person
  2. Yongcuo on the side of the holy lake: 150 yuan/person in Pulan County
  3. Torrin Temple of Guge Dynasty: Zada ​​County, 200 yuan per person

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Nagqu area:

Puragangri Glacier: Shuanghu County, Naqu Region, 300 yuan/person + vehicle environmental protection fee 300 yuan/car (The above fare is for reference only, the actual ticket office shall prevail)

Tibet Travel Guide

Before entering Tibet:

Special note: The biggest factor in the occurrence of altitude sickness is the psychological factor! The panic and pressure in my heart are the main reasons for the high reaction! Therefore, we should relax and travel.

1. Patients with severe hypertension, asthma and heart disease are not recommended to enter Tibet, and are generally not accepted by travel agencies. Individual minor symptoms can be consulted with a doctor for advice.

2. People who are in good health can enter Tibet, and there is no need to do any exercise in advance. Instead, athletes entering Tibet are prone to altitude sickness. Therefore, rest before entering Tibet, and prohibit vigorous exercise.

3. You can prepare some common medicines, including Weishuping, cold medicine, dizziness medicine, etc. on your luggage. Do not avoid, patients with severe colds should not enter Tibet.

4. Tibet belongs to a minority area and is unfamiliar. It is recommended to consult a local travel agency in Tibet before entering Tibet to take a group tour.

5. The local banks in Tibet are mainly four state-owned banks, the Bank of China, the Construction Bank, the Agricultural Bank and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. ABC has the most extensive coverage. In addition, ATMs for withdrawals are available in Lhasa, and there are few in the lower regions. Therefore, it is recommended to pay the group fee in cash, and the consumption during Tibet can be withdrawn at the local ATM in Lhasa.

6. Avoid large amounts of food before entering Tibet, reduce smoking and drinking.

7. If there are friends around you who have entered Tibet, you can ask them for some information.

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After entering Tibet:

1. When entering Tibet for the first time, general tourists may experience slight dizziness, dilated brains, and chapped mouths. This is a normal phenomenon. Do not inhale oxygen immediately. Lhasa is only 3650 meters. How can more high-altitude scenic spots bear it? If you have severe vomiting, breathing difficulties, and a severe cold, be sure to go to the local hospital for treatment.

2. The number of star-rated hotels in Tibet is relatively small, and many hotels have failed to obtain star-rated licenses approved by the state because of new renovations or new openings or because of their ethnic style. The star rating standards of hotels in Tibet are also lower than those in the mainland. All hotel facilities software and hardware cannot be measured from the perspective of the mainland. Hot water and services, or meals may be unsatisfactory. Please accommodate this special. To go to a place, it is necessary to adapt to the local environment!

3. Tourists who enter Tibet have a strong interest in the Potala Palace. The state stipulates that the Potala Palace is limited to 2,300 people per day and the duration of the visit. Therefore, some travel agencies will consider the special reasons for the Potala Palace and will adjust the viewing order of the scenic spots on that day.

4. Do not pick plants and kill animals at will during the Tibetan period. This is a trampling on the holy land.

5. Tibet has a plateau climate, and it may be sunny in some places and heavy snow or heavy rain in some places. Therefore, it may have an impact on the tour route, and tourists should be mentally prepared.

About accommodation in Lhasa

As more and more tourists travel to Tibet, the accommodation conditions in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, are also changing day by day. Various accommodation environments can be divided into three major categories in general:

1. Tibet Hotel

Features: The hotel has high quality, complete room facilities and good service.

General: In Lhasa, hotels of all sizes are available everywhere. The advantage of choosing a hotel is that the room facilities are relatively complete, but the price is relatively expensive compared to the two categories described below. The price of a standard room for a three-star hotel in the low season is about 150 yuan, and the price in the high season will rise slightly, about 300 yuan.

2. Tibet Guesthouse  

Features: The price is moderate, and the hotel quality is also very good, gathering a lot of tourists from all over.

General: Youth hostels are also a relatively popular type of accommodation. Because its price is relatively moderate, and the room facilities are relatively complete. In addition to the reason why these youth hostels are so popular, there are a lot of tourists from all over the place, where you can get the latest and most comprehensive information about Tibet tourism, and you can also get acquainted with the best companions. Travel lover.

3. Family Inn

Features: cheap price, good service, warm and homey feeling, and the most native culture in Tibet.

General: Family hotels are the cheapest compared to the two categories of accommodation mentioned above. Loved by many “poor travel to Tibet” people, in addition to the affordable price, the owner of the family hotel is very warm and the service is very attentive. In fact, it is only here that you can feel the most local culture of Tibet, so here is also very Worth your choice.

Accommodation considerations:

1. Hotel check-in must be the second generation ID card, old ID card, temporary ID card, etc. can not check in.

2. All foreign guests (including Taiwan compatriots and overseas Chinese) need to apply for a “entry confirmation letter” to the Tibet Tourism Bureau office or a travel agency to check in.

Lhasa food and beverage travel tips

Lhasa is the place with the best accommodation in Tibet. Among the restaurants, mainly Tibetan and Sichuan cuisine, the restaurants in several hotels also serve Nepali and Indian dishes.

Western-style restaurants are mostly concentrated on Beijing Road, where there are many tourists. Almost every hotel restaurant serves Western food.

There are many large and small Tibetan restaurants and sweet tea houses on the streets of Lhasa. I highly recommend everyone to try.

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