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Central Asia and the home of the Tibetan people.

Cities in Tibet: Shigatse, Gyangtse, Qamdo, Jyekundo, Dartsedo, Golmud, Lhatse, Maqin, Pelbar, Sakya, Tingri,  Zangmu [ border crossing ].

Tibet is surrounded by mountains: the Himalayans in the South, the Karakorum in the West and the Kunlun Shan in the North.

Capital City of Tibet: Lhasa

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Hotels in Tibet

  Lhasa Hotel   -   see   
This is 4 star hotel with 7 floors and redecorated and renovated in 1999. Lhasa Hotel is located in the Holy Land of Lhasa with an altitude of 3600 meters. The hotel is nearby the famous scenic spot Lobulinka, the Palace of Dalailama and only 10 minutes' drive to the center of Holy Town, and then you can enjoy the magical and majestic Potala Palace.

  Shigatse Hotel   -   see   
This is a three-star tourist hotel, it was founded in 1985. The structure was in typical Tibetan style and inside it was decorated in popular Tibetan tradition with modern equipment in guest room. It lies to the center of Shigatse city, the site of successive Panchen Lama.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

  Kuoni   -   Lhasa
Located in the mountain fringed valley of the Kyichu River, the capital Lhasa, meaning 'Holy Land', is home to more than 30 ethnic groups, providing it with a colourfully rich cultural and spiritual heritage cultivated over 1000 years. Both ancient and modern in parts, its heart remains the spiritual Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's holiest shrine. Enjoy also an afternoon exploring the vibrant stalls, shops and tea houses of the Barkhor market.  

  G Adventures

  Holy Tibet Tour [ located in Lhasa city ]
Holy Tibet Tour organizes high quality tours with various private programs and tailor-made itineraries to hundreds of people around the world every year, especially from Europe, America and Australia.
  Budget Tibet Tour   -   Trans China & Tibet Tour
  Far East Gateways
Tailor made holidays, vacations and travel packages to China and beyond.
  Himalayan Kingdoms

  Green Hill Tours, Katmandhu

Tibet (Lonely Planet Country Guide) - 174104569XTravel Guides Tibet / Related Books

Tibet (Lonely Planet Country Guide)
Chris Taylor and Bradley Mayhew 
This guide includes: new History chapter by historian Tsering Shakya, author of the "Definitive Modern History of Tibet"; now includes dual script (Tibetan and Chinese) and pinyin (Chinese, to aid pronunciation). It offers more information on the country's top treks.
Paperback: 368 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 7th Revised edition edition (1 Feb 2008); ISBN-10: 174104569X; ISBN-13: 978-1741045697.

Tibet (Bradt Travel Guide)
Michael Buckley 
Exploring ethnic Tibet independently is a challenge. The proverbial 'land of snows', it possesses some of the wildest and roughest road routes in high Asia, and so trekking, motoring and mountain-biking are all covered in this new edition. Political and cultural issues make Tibet a sensitive destination for Westerners to visit, so Michael Buckley's advice includes guidelines on cultural etiquette, local customs and travelling with minimum impact on Tibet's culture and environment.
Paperback: 336 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 2 edition (1 Sep 2006); ISBN-10: 1841621641; ISBN-13: 978-1841621647.

Transportation / How do I travel to Tibet

Tibet borders the Indian states Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim and Assam, as well as the countries Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar [ Burma ].

  Katmandu Airport

Book cheap flights to Tibet at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online.

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights   -   Flights tibet / Price comparison possible

  Online Maps Tibet  [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Tibet Tourism Bureau Shanghai Office
Tibet Geography, Tibetan History, People in Tibet, Climate, Highlights, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Custom, Main Folk Festival, Tibetan Food. Iinfo over o.a. Kathmanu, Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse, Monastrties, Everest Region, Yamdro Lake.

  Lhasa   -   Capital City Tibet 

  Amdo [ Northeast ]
  Kham [ Southeast ]
  U-Tsang [ West-Tibet / Central Tibet ]


  Karola Pas
  Mount Everest
De Mount Everest, 8.848 meter hoog, ligt op de grens van Tibet en Nepal en wordt door de Tibetanen 'Moedergodin der aarde' genoemd [ Chomolungma in het Tibetaans ].
  Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash in West-Tibet [ 6714 meter hoog ], de 'Troon van Shiva' en 'het Juweel van Sneeuw', is de heiligste berg van de Himalaya en een bedevaartsoord voor boeddhisten, hindoes, jains en B'on Po's. Op deze plek ontspringen vier rivieren, waaronder de Brahmaputra, de Ganges en de Indus.
  Karma Valley
  Yamdrok Lake

  Dzogchen Monastery
Dzogchen Monastery is one of the six main seats of the Nyingma - the school of Buddhism established based on the first complete transmission of Buddha's teachings to Tibet. Founded in 1684 in Eastern Tibet, it became a leading centre of scholarship and spiritual practice. His Eminence the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jikme Losel Wangpo, has re-established Dzogchen Monastery in South India where it continues to uphold the unique spiritual and cultural traditions for which it was renowned in Tibet.
  Phalkor Monastery
  Potala Palace   -   former residence of the Dalai Lamas, a World Heritage Site
  Rongbuk Monastery
  Tashi Lumpo Monastery [ Pancen Lama ]

  Dalai Lama
  Great Tibetan Marathon 
The Tibetan Marathon & Half Marathon is a unique chance to sense and explore one of the world´s most fascinating corners. Situated on the Tibetan plateau in the peaceful area of Ladakh, The Great Tibetan Marathon takes its participants through the vast Indus Valley and past ancient monasteries and majestic mountains, making everyone remember that they are much further than 42 kilometres from home.
  News   -   Tibet Information Network
Tibet Information Network (TIN) claims to be 'the only independent, comprehensive news and research service in the world specialising in Tibet'. TIN monitors and reports on the political, social, economic, environmental and human rights situation in Tibet today.  It is based in London, with offices in the USA and Asia.

Cuisine   -   Tibetan Recipes


  Butter tea [ made from tea leaves, yak butter, and salt ].
Drinking butter tea is a regular part of Tibetan life.

  Pilgrim's Book House   -   books on Cooking and Food in Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayan Region
E.g. 'Famous Vegetarians and their Favorite Recipes: Lives and Lore from Buddha to the Beatles' en 'Herb Garden'

  Lobsang's Tibetan recipes 
Tibetan foods have the unique quality of being extra warming. Maybe because Tibet is so high and so often cold, Tibetan food developed this special quality. I don't know, but it definitely warms you up!
  Tibetan Recipes on the Net

History of Tibet / Tibetan history

Little is known of Tibet before the 7th century when Buddhism was introduced by missionaries from India. Tibet was a strong kingdom between the 8th and 10th centuries.

In Western usage, "Tibet" may refer either to the Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR (an administrative subdivision of the People's Republic of China), or to a larger region that the Government of Tibet in Exile has termed historic Tibet, which consists of the traditional provinces of Amdo, Kham, and U-Tsang.

The TAR covers the former U-Tsang province and western Kham, the remainder coming under the present -day Chinese provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, Yunnan, and Sichuan; the government of the PRC also claims for the TAR most of the territory of Indian-administered Arunachal Pradesh, a claim which is not acknowledged by the Government of Tibet in Exile.

  Tibet's History   -   Wikipedia
Ancient kingdom, Rule of the lamas, Chinese rule, British influence, Renewed Chinese rule

Music, Art & Culture, Events in Tibet

  Tibetan Culture

Tibetan Buddhism - ISBN 0486201309  Tibetan Buddhism   -   L. Austine Waddell  -  0486201309
With Its Mystic Cults, Symbolism and Mythology, and in Its Relation to Indian Buddhism.
The historical, doctrinal, ritual, and folk aspects of Lamaism are surveyed extensively in this source book, originally published in 1895.
Paperback: 598 pages; Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (23 Jun 1986); ISBN-10: 0486201309; ISBN-13: 978-0486201306.

  Anthology of Tibetan Folk Songs   -   Namgyal Lhamo
See her performance in Créteil, France at the opening GALA of  the 30th International Woman's Film Maker's Festival in Cretéil, France on March 14th 2008.

  Tibet Online  -  Tibetan Culture
Tibetan Art, Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Folktales, Tibetan Food, Tibetan Language, Tibetan Literature, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Music, Tibetan People, Tibetan Sports

  Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library   -   see collections: music, literature, religion and more
Inernational community using web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access around the world [ University of Virginia Library ]

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