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Tibet Travel Permit

  There are overall five documents required for foreign tourists who want to travel freely in Tibet.
  -  One is the Chinese Visa, which you can apply for in Chinese Embassy in your country (If you go to Tibet via mainland China).
  -  One is Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB), which you have to obtain in order to enter Tibet.
  -  One is the Alien Travel Permit, when you are planning to travel to the 'unopened' areas in Tibet.

KLM launches scheduled service to Chengdu, China.

KLM will be launching a scheduled service between Amsterdam and Chengdu in Central China effective May 28, 2006. The new roundtrip flight will be operated twice weekly.
 
AMSTELVEEN, January 24, 2006 ¨C KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will launch scheduled service between Amsterdam and Chengdu in central China effective May 28, 2006. The new roundtrip flight will operate twice weekly using a Boeing 777-200ER. The service is in cooperation with partner China Southern.

Flights info (into/outside of Lhasa)

There are lots of flights in and out of Lhasa. Here below is the timetable.
 

Timetable & ticket prices for trains into and out of Tibet

***Beijing West-Lhasa
Train T27 will start from Beijing West Railway Station at 20:09 and arrive at Lhasa Railway Station at 16:00 on the third day after 42 hours and 21 minutes' running.
Train T28 will depart from Lhasa Railway Station at 13:45 am. and arrive in Beijing west at 8:06 am.

Tibetan Festivals

Tibetan New Year
The greatest festival in Tibet. In ancient times, when the peach trees were in blossom, it was considered the start of a new year. Since the systematization of the Tibetan calendar in 1027 AD, the first day of the first month became fixed as the new year.

Why Tibet(Tibet highlights info)

Whether you are drawn to Tibet for its natural surroundings or culture you will have a diverse experience with lots of extremes. Treks and expeditions encounter mountains, lakes, plains, glaciers, grasslands and more. Tibet's cultural philosophy, religion, and spiritualism can be found in contact with native people and their arts.

Against Acute Mountain Sickness

- Against Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
The high altitude and people's reaction to it is one of the difficulties to travel to Tibet. But it is not as serious as you imagine, especially when you know it and get prepared for it.
 
- Do exercises to keep you fit before coming to Tibet.- Avoid catching a cold.- Make sure you have a good sleep the night before you flying to Lhasa.- You'd better not to take any activities for the first day in Tibet.

ABC to Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Here is some basic info about the Qinghai-Tibet Railway:

 

Tibet Temperatures

Tibetan Temperature
 
Average Temperature in different places of Tibet
 
 
Place
Yearly ['C / 'F]
January ['C / 'F]
February ['C / 'F]
Lhasa
7.5 / 45.5