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2016 Tibet Permit and Tibet visa situation updates

2015 – 2016 Tibet Travel Permits and Tibet Visa June 28th, 2016 updates: Tibet travel regulation finally stabilised after constant changes made by Tibet Tourism Bureau due to Nepal earthquake and other political reason. As it is now, Tibet Travel Permits are issued regularly and no ban or restrictions are made for the coming days. […]


Overland Routes to Tibet

Journey to Tibet has long been dream for many travelers. Even though there are many ways to reach Tibet. But these incredible 6 overland routes to Tibet are the only options by car at this moment. These challenging routes attract many travelers to follow these ancients trade routes.  There are different rules and restrictions to […]


Tibet Train Tickets

Interested in taking the train to Tibet? SnowLion Tours can assist travelers in purchasing Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, and Xining to Lhasa train tickets.


Looking for Travel Companions

Are you looking to join a group trip to Tibet? Do you already have a group, but are looking for another member to join? Traveling to Tibet with like-minded others helps lower costs and creates more fun for all! Here’s a list of travelers who have contacted us looking for travel companions: “Lhasa area” = […]


Tourists stuck at the Mt.Everest North Face Base Camp

Tourists stuck in the Mt.Everest North Face Base Camp today-Oct 14th,2013. According to local authorities, over 80 tourists, among 19 are foreigner has been stuck at the Everest Base Camp after a heavy snow fall in southwest of Shigatse today, the second largest city in Tibet. Local authorities are trying to open up a road […]


Central Tibet

  Central Tibet (Lhasa and Ngari region) About Lhasa region Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, is located in U-Tsang. This central region of Tibet, which averages above 3600m, is home to the Potala Palace, Mt. Everest, holy lakes, medicinal hot springs, and many of the most famous monasteries in all of Tibet. Lhasa is one of […]


Lhasa/ Lasa ལྷ་ས

Lhasa/ Lasa ལྷ་ས Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, is located in U-Tsang. This central region of Tibet, which averages above 3600m, is home to the Potala Palace, Mt. Everest, holy lakes, medicinal hot springs, and many of the most famous monasteries in all of Tibet. Lhasa is one of the best places to get a glimpse […]


Amdo Tibet

The traditional Tibetan region of Amdo, is located on the northeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau. Though most of Amdo lies in modern day Qinghai province, large regions also are located in southwestern Gansu and northern Sichuan provinces. Roughly 1.6 million Tibetans live in Amdo which accounts for over 25% of the total Tibetan population. […]


Xining/ Siling ཟི་ལིང

Xining City Xining is located in the eastern part of Qinghai Province and lies on the upper  Tsongchu  River (Huangshui River). An important attributory of Yellow River. It is formerly part of Tibet’s Amdo province, and a little over one million Tibetans inhabit Qinghai’s minority Tibetan prefectures of Haibei,Hainan,huangnan,Golog, Yushu and Haixi. Now Xining is […]


Kumbum Monastery/ Ta’er Si སྐུ་འབུམ

Kumbum Monastery / Ta’er si སྐུ་འབུམ Kumbum Monastery (Ch Ta’er si) is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa school  of Tibetan Buddhism, is famous for being the birthplace of the great religious reformer Tsongkhapa. It is a wonderful place to check out Tibetan religious culture, Tibetan architecture, and Tibetan art. Highlights at […]


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