Useful China Tibet Map - Updated Tibet Travel Map 2024/2025
Tibet, in southwestern China, is a holy land over ten million tourists visit every year. A vague impression of Tibet is not enough for your Tibet tour. Getting to know the locations of destinations, attractions you will visit in Tibet, and how to get there and transfer to other scenic spots, etc. help your Tibet tour go on smoothly.
Thus, we provide an informative Tibet Map marked with the most popular tourist sites. You can enlarge or shrink the map to check the location, main destinations and attractions of Tibet.
Where is Tibet?
Tibet is located in the southwestern part of China China, adjacent to 4 domestic provinces of Xinjiang on the north, Qinghai on northeast, Sichuan on the east and Yunnan on the southeast respectively, and India, Burma, Bhutan and Nepal on the south.
Where are the main attractions?
Many people are attracted by the featured culture of Tibet. If you want to visit some Buddhist sites to feel the strong Buddhist atmosphere, the Holy City Lhasa, where many important Buddhist sites (like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery...) are located is the right place. Many travelers also travel to Mount Everest to Lhasa via Gyantse and Shigatse, because there are lots of landscapes (including Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Gyantze Dzong, Palcho Monastery...), both natural and cultural, along the way. Some travelers may extend their tour to Ngari (Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar located) for an in-depth adventure or pilgrimage. For history lovers, Shannan, where Tibet's first palace (Yumblakang Palace) and monastery (Samye Monastery) are located, is a nice choice. For travelers who are interested in Swizerland-style nature, Nyingchi has forests, canyons, lakes, etc.
How to Plan A Tibet Tour
Tibet is too vast to be visited in one single trip, but planning ahead of time can make most of your holiday. A classic Tibet tour always takes about 4 ~ 8 days. Apart from 2 days for arrival and departure, it usually needs 2 other days to explore majestic Potala Palace and other landmarks in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. With a day trip’s distance from Lhasa, Namtso Lake is another perfect tour extension if you visit Tibet from May to October.
To explore further, it’s strongly recommended to travel from Lhasa to Mount Everest via Gyantse and Shigatse, which usually needs 4 more days. It is an unforgettable sightseeing trip with lots of attractions to visit, such as Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumbum Stupa of Palcho Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, etc. Of course, the biggest draw must be gazing upon the unparalleled north face of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.
For Buddhist followers and hiking lovers, you are suggested to travel to Ngari to join the kora around the holy Mt. Kailash and sacred Lake Manasarovar, which usually takes about 5 ~ 8 more days from Lhasa. The wild nature of Ngari is spectacular as well.
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