Tibet Destinations Map

Tibetan Destinations: Here is the list of the most important Tibet destinations for International Visitors. Tibet is a huge region in China. It covers 1.2 Million Square Kilometers of the area, making it the second biggest province in China after Xinjiang in area coverage. Therefore traveling to Tibet required the numbers of days as per the distance covered in the tour.

To explore the entire Tibet, you will at least need about one and a half month to visit the entire region. The Maximum numbers of days in the Tibet Travel Permit, we have ever made is 30 days.

Tibet can be broadly divided into seven prefectures; Lhasa, Shigatse, Shannan (Lhoka), Nyintri (Kongpo), Qamdo, Nagqu, and Ngari. In this website, we are categorizing all the destinations and Site in as per the prefecture-level rather than dividing them in traditional categorizing of Areas.

Lhasa Prefecture

Lhasa Prefecture (ལྷ་ས།)

Lhasa (ལྷ་ས།) literally means Place of God. Lhasa Prefecture is the area around Lhasa City. Its comprise the Northern Tibetan Highland to the Valley of Lhasa to the valley of Drigung. The Namtse lake is the Biggest lake in Lhasa Prefecture and the Nyenchen Tanglha Range is the highest Point the in the prefecture. It covers 29,274 square kilometers of sparsely populated and rugged terrain.

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Lhasa Prefecture

Lhokha Prefecture (ལྷོ་ཁ།)

Lhokha Prefecture (ལྷོ་ཁ།) can be translate in Tibetan as the Southern Mountains. It is Located south of the Lhasa Prefecture, Bordering Shigatse prefecture in west, India and Nepal in South, And Nyintri prefecture in the east. The prefecture is main dominated by the River Valley of Yarlung Tsangpo River. The region is known for its History as it is regard as the home to Tibetan Civilization and Source of majority of the Tibetan culture as we know it. The Royal Tombs, Remote monasteries, Ruined stupas, medieval palaces and Meditation retreat are some highlights of the region.

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Ngari Prefecture

Ngangri Prefecture (མངའ་རིས་) is the Western most prefecture of Tibet. Bordering Xinjiang province of China on the north, India, and Nepal on the west and south and Shigatse and Nagqu Prefecture in the east.  It is the home to Most famous Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. The average elevation of the region is 4500 Meters.  In the region four mountain ranges; Himalaya, Gangdise, Kunlun, and Karakorum meets.  The region is famous for Lhasa to Kashgar overland tours, and Spiritual journey to Mt Kailash.

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Shigatse Prefecture

Shigatse Prefecture (གཞི་ཀ་རྩེ།)

Shigatse prefecture (གཞི་ཀ་རྩེ།) is central prefecture of Tibet. The area traditionally known as Tsang. Bordering Lhasa and Lhoka on east, Nepal on the south, Ngari prefecture on the west and Nagqu Prefecture on North. It is the home to Most famous monastery of Skaya Monastery and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Famous mountain like Mt Everest and Himalaya region. Majority tour in Tibet brings you to this prefecture including tours to Mt Everest and Mt Kailash tours.

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Nyintri Prefecture

Nyingtri (ཉིང་ཁྲི།) is the located on the south eastern part of Tibet. Bordering the Lhokha prefecture on the west, Lhasa on north west, Qamdo on north, Yunnan Province on the east and India and Burma on the south. The word Nyintri in Tibetan Language mean the Great Seat of Sun. It is known for its greenery, mountains and mighty rivers. The Himalaya and Tangula Mountains merges here from west to east like two giant dragons and join the Henduan Mountains in the east.

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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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