Qinghai to Tibet Highway Cycling Tour

QInghai to Tibet Highway Cycling tour
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Qinghai to Tibet Highway Cycling Tour is Cycling Tour across Tibetan-Qinghai  plateau which starts from Golmud in Qinghai to Lhasa in Tibet.  This rejuvenating and Enlighting cycling with a great view of Natural Landscapes full of snow-capped mountains, Pasture and Tortoise lakes. But this tour comes with extreme climatic and steep ascending to some of the highest Mountain Pass in the world.

We will ride across the steppes Changthang grassland and cross over the high mountain passes on Kunlun Mountian and Tangula Mountain.

As you enter into the Tibet you will experience a unique Tibetan Culture. At Lhasa, you will visit some of its most popular attractions including the Grand Potala Palace and Barkhor District

Altitude of this tour

Village Home-Stay

We offer Homestay in Traditional rural villages for our clients in Tibet. Our village homestay gives the opportunity for you experience Tibetan Custom, Tradition and the Way of Life in villages.  Which would not be available by staying in Hotels and Guesthouse. By living with a village family, you will enjoy beautiful sceneries of the Tibet countryside and better understand the local Culture. Most important, our host family we very welcoming and friendly. So, come and enjoy with our special arrangement with i-Tibet Travel.

Nomad Tent-Stay

In the Tibetan Plateau, Our Tibetan Nomands live with their herd’s harmony with the fertile environment.  We can organize the Nomad Tent-stay for all our clients. In this arrangement, travelers can get the first-hand experience of the lifestyle of Tibetan Nomads. You can join them in herding yaks and sheep, Making cheese, yogurt, Butter and try riding a Yak. By the end of the day, you can relax drinking Yak Butter tea. Enjoy the authentic nomad experience with our specialist at I-Tibet Travel.

Camping Experiences

Tibetan people love to camp beside the river in the summertime. We can arrange the camping for our clients in stunning scenery which give the opportunity to be in the tranquil state of mind from the hustle and bustle of city centers. You might fancy the idea of a short horse riding and hike around the lake or temple. The village community near the camping site provide lots of opportunities to intimately experience the Tibetan culture. Camping with i-Tibet travel and tours gives visitors to enjoy the amazing landscape with other Tibetan camping nearby.

Dinner with Tibet Expert

At the end of the tour on the last night in Lhasa, would you like to have dinner with a Tibetan expert and discuss all the questions you might have about Tibet and Tibetan culture? If yes, have us arrange your dinner with our Tibetan expert. Our renowned Tibetan Expert provides an inspirational and enlightening talk to suit your interest.  The theme of the talk can be range from Tibetan History, Tibetan Medicine, astrology, Culture, Architecture, Tibetan Buddhism and festivals. Our arrangement of dining with Tibetan expert can help you learn a lot about Tibetan people and its culture.

Thangka Class

Thangka is one of most important local Tibetan Artwork and known the world over. We organize the Thangka class for our visitors a Thangka class. In the Our Thangka class arrangement, you will visit the Thangka master, where you will observe Tibetan artisan and their apprentice at work. You will have a Thangka teacher to teach you about the basics of Thangka painting and teaching you how to draw the face or eye of Buddha. This should be quite an exposure and experience.

Tibetan Calligraphy Class

Tibetan traditional Calligraphy is very unique and very popular in western for tattoo art. It is not only a visual art form but also a means to convey though of the beauty of the Tibetan scripts and rejuvenate the energy through its holy mantras.  While you are in Tibet, we can arrange a session of Tibetan calligraphy class with a Tibetan expert to learn how to write a basic Tibetan mantra of Om Mani Padme Hum. During the class, you will be using traditional Tibetan Bamboo pen, traditional inkpot, and Traditional Tibetan writing board.  You can also bring home your own piece of art.

Visit Handicraft Center

There are many local initiatives dedicating themselves to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan arts and Crafts. Your trip will be incomplete without visiting to one such initiative where you can see the craftsmen working on their art piece. We will visit one such initiative where you can see artist painting on their thangka, working on pottery wares, stone carving, and wood printing blocks. In our special arrangement, there will be a local guide from the institution, who can explain you in-depth of Tibetan art and their institution.

Tibetan Cooking Class

With a partnership with Tibetan Family Kitchen, the best restaurant in the entire Tibet. We make a special arrangement for organizing the Tibetan cooking Class. In our Tibetan cooking class, the main chef Namdol will take you to the local market to buy ingredients for the food you are going to learn how to make.  After the short visit to the market, she will teach you to step by step in how to make a food of your choice. The popular choice is Momos, momos is a Tibetan meat Dumplings. It is the most popular Tibetan food. If you are a vegetarian, she can teach you how to make veg momos.

Visiting Water Mills

Tibet has plenty of water sources and it is considered as the source of drinking water for the majority of southeast Asia.  We use water energy to make our Tsampa. Tsampa is the most staple food in Tibet. It is made by the fried barley. In this special arrangement, we will visit the local water mills and see how Tsampa is made. You can observe from frying the barley with sand and grinding the barley to powder which is Tsampa. This special arrangement can be made outside the Lhasa city.

Hiking in and around Lhasa

Lhasa city has lots of hiking route, most of them are traditionally pilgrim route around or to the holy places. Take the opportunity of the micro-adventure with us. Some of the most popular hiking routes in Lhasa is the hiking to Sera Utse, Hiking to Gampel Utse (2 days) and Japka Karpo hill hiking. We can arrange your hiking from where you can see the entire Lhasa city from the bird’s eye view.

Tibet travel Information 

Traveling to Tibet is very easy and hassle free if you have the right information and right travel agency to contact with.

Tibet Travel Regulations

Thought it is possible for all the travel to Tibet. There are few minute travel regulations, all the travelers need to follow.

Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet travel permit is the primary document you will require after the Chinese Visa. It is issued in Lhasa by the local government of Tibet.

Tibet Travel Guide

Tibet is a huge geographical area on the roof of the world. It has a Distinct environment, culture, and other situation.

Getting to Tibet

It is easiest to reach Tibet from the Other provinces of China. There are more means of transportation to Tibet as compare to Coming to Tibet from Nepal.

Transportation to Tibet

Tibet is very easily accessible with the rapid modernization to transportation within and to Tibet. You have a wide range of option to choose from.

Tibet Travel Insurance

Tibet is located very high from the sea level, It is safe to travel to, with all the required precaution. Having great insurance can really make vacation fun and enjoyable.

Tibet Travel Update

Here are the latest updates and news relating to the tourism in Tibet. You may want to keep up to date with it.

Responsible Tourism

I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.

As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.

Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour

All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.

b) Incentives for practice

Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.

c) Staff Training every winter

Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism.  We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.

d) Tree Plantation

Some portion of the tour money  are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.

e) Smaller group size

All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.

f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet

During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

1: We nothing leave mother behind.

We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.

2: We protect the grassland

A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.

3: Collecting the garbage along the way.

We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise.  For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.

It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.

Sustainable toursim in Tibet

I-Tibet travel is local Tibetan travel agency based in Tibet. Being register in the year 1991, as Tibet Whole world international travel Co.Ltd.  Makes one of the oldest Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Thus we can to make all the Document require for your Tibet travel including travel permits. Our service includes wide ranges of Tibet tour packagesTibet group tour for Budget Travel. Also, You can book your Tibet flight tickets and Tibet train tickets. So, We hope you will choose a Local Tibetan travel agency to travel to Tibet.

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