Archive for March, 2010

Tibet is open!

March 29th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Tibet Travel News

The Tibetan Autonomous Region is now open to foreign travelers. However, all visitors to the region require a Tibet Travel Permit, which can only be arranged through a travel agency. Those wishing to obtain a Tibet Travel Permit to visit Lhasa and other locations in the Tibet Autonomous Region must book a tour through a travel agency.

Travel FAQ

March 27th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Tibet Travel Tips

Tibet is open! Travel information on Tibet is always changing and SnowLion Tours aims to provide the most up-to-date information possible. If you’ve read other news about the travel situation in Tibet, especially if it was written before 2008, it is likely out of date. The Lonely Planet Thorntree Forum- Tibet is also a good […]

Qinghai Province Maps

March 7th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Qinghai Province Maps

Qinghai Province, which is located in northwestern China, borders the Tibet Autonomous Region and is home to many ethnic minorities, including Tibetans, Hui Muslims, Mongolians, Tu, and Salar. Its capital, Xining, is the gateway to the Amdo Tibetan region. In this region, there are many rolling grasslands, famous monasteries, holy snow mountains, and precious lakes. […]

Holy Mountain Hikes

March 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations, Field Notes

Holy Mountain Hikes

For centuries, Tibetans have been traveling to holy mountains as an act of pilgrimage. In Buddhism, pilgrimage refers to the journey from ignorance to enlightenment, from preoccupation with material concerns to a deeper awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. In Tibetan, the word for pilgrimage, nekhor, means to circle around a sacred place. Through […]

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