Could Norwegians go to Tibet? Yes! After a long time wait, Tibet is opened for Norway tourists from now on. More than 8 years ago, tourists from Norway have not been allowed to travel to Tibet as there are some political events happened ago. Latest news (March 8, 2018): according to the latest travel policy in China, now Norway citizens can easily obtain Tibet permits and then travel in Tibet. It’s really good news for Norway tourists.
1 Why travel to Tibet？
For many Norway travelers, Tibet is still a mysterious and strange land at the end of the earth. Tibet, known as “the roof of the world” is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in the world. Traveling to Tibet means experiencing visual feast and spiritual purification, you can visit Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world; the spectacular Himalaya mountain ranges, Mt.kailash, the World Center. Also, you can visit many charming Lakes in Tibet such as coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, Manasarovar Lake.
When you go for a visit to Tibet, you can also feel the strong fragrance of Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism, as a deep-rooted belief, permeates all the Tibetans from beginning to end. It becomes an important part of their daily life. Many pilgrims include India, Bhutan, and Buddhists from remote countries enter Tibet and do a kora in Tibet. They visit the spiritual center of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa and do a kora around Mt.Kailash. Most of Tibetan people are Buddhists. No matter which faction they follow, they are committed to it. You can see pilgrims on the road in Tibet or on the outside. You will be touched when you witness the religious beliefs of the locals. Many pilgrims from their homes to the holy city of Lhasa crawled forward every three steps. They believe that what they do is to erase their evil and accumulate virtue. they are also very hospitable to tourists. When you need them, they are usually willing to help you. If you say “Tashi Delek” to them, you will get a friendly response.
2 The best time to visit Tibet
The best time to visit Tibet is from May to October. The average temperature is between 15℃ and 25℃. During most of the time, you can feel comfortable with sunshine in the daytime.
3 The documents you need
For Norway tourists, we need to apply for Tibet permit for you. You need to provide these documents with us as below,
2）Chinese visa copies (If you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to stay at least three working-day to apply for a Chinese group visa in Nepal. In this way, you don’t need to apply for the Chinese visa in your home country).
4 The best way to Tibet
You can fly to Beijing or Chengdu from Norway, then take a plan or train to Lhasa. It’s very convenient and fast.
If you take a train to Lhasa, you will have a great experience along Qinghai and Tibet railway. You can visit romanticism in Tibet and find that the Qinghai Tibet railway is an unforgettable journey that sends you to a different world, a Chinese city far away from neon signs and skyscrapers. This train runs through mountains and mountains of distant Qinghai and Tibet, winding through glaciers, mountains, gleaming Saline Lake and charming villages. This is what it is expected to do along the way. The engineering miracle railway is sometimes referred to as the “Sky Road”, which straddles a region famous for earthquakes, low temperatures, and low atmospheric pressure.