Eighty-six people were caught in a blizzard at the Everest base camp in Tingri County on October 14. Thirteen foreigners were among them. It is believed that the Bay of Bengal cyclone “Phailin” caused heavy snowfall in Xigaze, south west Tibet, on October 13, likely causing the blizzard.
On the night of October 14, rescuers were sent to the site where snow fall had reached 70-80 cm; luckily all those trapped were successfully rescued. There were no causalities and by 09:30 on October 15 all tourists had been safely transferred to Tingri city.
Lhasa can feel really remote sometimes, and whether you are passing through or staying for a longer time, a good break in the routine of traveling can be a taste of home. These are some of the best restaurants in Lhasa that serve exclusively Western food,
The Shoton Festival — the most celebrated traditional festival in Tibet— will be held in Lhasa from Aug 6 to Aug 12.
From July 1, Lhasa Railway Station will undergo changes regarding some of its routes, with some extra trains being temporarily added.
A sketchy record of the ancient history of Tibet exists from around the 1st century, and relies mainly on oral history. It was during the Tubo Kingdom that historians began to make written records. According to legend, the Tibet Plateau was dotted with various tribal clans, known as the "12 ...
Lhasa is the transportation hub of Tibet. Because of the geographical remoteness of the region, access to Lhasa used to be difficult, and was limited to infrequent air services and arduous road trips. Nowadays, travelers have more options to choose from. The easiest way to get to Lhasa is still ...
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