Capital: Lhasa

Chinese Name: 西藏 (xī zàng)

Location: Located in the southwest of China


Tibet enchants tourists from China and abroad with its landscape, religious traditions, culture, and its unsolved mysteries.At any mention of this land, the images of snowy mountains, mirror-like lakes, Potala Palace and Buddhist disciples immediately come to mind.


The best time to visit Tibet

Summer and autumn, from June to October, are considered to be the best times to visit.



à Travelers are strongly advised to bring sunscreen and medication for altitude sickness.

à Visitors are strongly advised to prepare appropriate clothing according to the season they are traveling in.

à Travelers are advised to observe local taboos when visiting monasteries.





Most popular food in Tibet 


 Momos: Dumplings filled with meat or vegetables, steamed or fried





  Tingmo: Bland, nearly tasteless steamed bread





Thukpa: A hearty noodle soup with veggies or meat





ThenthukThukpa with handmade noodles





Yak butter tea: Salty tea churned with butter, a Tibetan staple and a rather acquired taste for most Westerners



Things to visit in Tibet


Mt Everest and Base Camp : is  located at the border of Nepal and Tibetan plateau and it receives hundreds and thousands of mountaineers from worldwide.


The Potala Place: is located in the West part of Lhasa and is actually an architecture group situated on an extremely high mountain in the northwest of Lhasa, consisting of temples, palaces, dormitories and office areas


Sera monastery: is one of the three greatest Gelugpa monastic colleges throughout Tibet and is located about 2km outskirt North of Lhasa.


Jokhang Temple: This temple is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.Located in central Lhasa with an area of 25,100 square meters, it is the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Pilgrims.

Barkhor Streetis a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple. This is a magical place showing the original outlook of Lhasa, a place full of religious atmosphere and a world of exotic articles. Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City.


Yamdrok Lake: is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It’s over 72 km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.


Shigatse : is 300 kilometers away from the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. Shigatse is the most colorful area in Tibet with vast grasslands,fertile fields in river valleys, flourishing semitropical jungles and snowfields at high altitudes.


Tashilhunpo Monastery: one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery was built by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447.


Tingri: is a town in southern Tibet. Old Tingri is also one of the perfect places to view Mt.Everest and other high mountains.






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Where is Qiandao lake ? 


The lake is in Zheijiang Province, just a 5-6 hour drive from Shanghai.


The things you need to know


Qiandao lake is a huge reservoir covering anarea of 580 square kilometers on the upper reaches of Xin’an Riverr, 160km from Hangzhou and Huangshan Moutain. It is an artificial lake formed as a result of being a reservoir for constructing Xin’an River Water Power Plant in 1959.

There are over 1,000 large islands in the lake and a few thousand smaller ones. No wonder, then, that the Chinese name «Qiandao Hu» translates as one thousand island lake.




Thousand Island lake is currently the largest forest park in China. It has been awarded many titles and received favorable comments from tourists both at home and abroad.


Qiandao lake is also a delightful lake with many activities including enjoying the natural scenery and local culture. There is also an abundance of wildlife in the area, both on land and in the water.



What to do there


The area offers a lot of exciting activities such as kayaking, cycling, rafting, swimming, motorboats rentals and more. It is an ideal place for watersports lovers!




How to go there from Shanghai ? 


1st option : Take high speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Hangzhou East Railway Station, then take a regular bus to reach there. The bus takes around 4 hours.


2nd option : Take a direct bus from Shanghai South Long Distance Bus Station. It departs at 14 :25. Ticket price is CNY 121 and duration is around 5-6 hours.


3rd option : Join Wanna Travel’s trip on June 30th – July 2nd and go there by our private bus! (around 5 hours).

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Fuxing park



The park is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai near Nanchange Road

Forget the expensive restaurants and bars. If you want a real good factor get yourself down the Fuxing park on Sunday morning. It is fantastic: people are dancing, singing, flying kites, discussing and just generally having a good time. Nobody is bothering anyone else and everyone getting on with what they want to do.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening hours (summer): 5:00-21h

Opening hours (winter): 6:00-18:00

Where is it?  516 Fuxing Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China


Century Park 



It is the largest park in downtown Shanghai offers a slew of different ways of getting around.

Once you’re ready to settle, the mini-amphitheater is a fun place to sit back and watch people.

Things to do ->Walk off lunch by strolling around the many lakes


Entrance fee: RMB 10, and ticket line scan be lengthy.

Entrance fee for children (under 1.2 m): Free

Opening hours: 7:00-18:00

Where is it? 1001 Jinxiu Lu, Pudong New District, Shanghai



  Zhongshan Park 


 It’s one of the more popular parks in the city. It can get a bit crowded (especially on the weekends). But it is possible to steal a spot away just for yourself in either one of the two large fields or underneath one of the many fragrant trees. It is likely that you will have to share some greenery with various kite fliers, tai chi enthusiasts, and children, but the people watching is partly what makes this such a great place to camp out.

After you enjoy your leisurely picnic, you can extend your outdoor adventures by renting paddle boats or checking out the mini amusement park on the left side.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening hours: 6:00-18:00

Where is it? 780 Changning Road, ZhongShan GongYuan, Changning Qu, Shanghai Shi, China






Gongqing Forest Park 



Located in northeastern Shanghai, Gongqing Forest Park is the largest of any you could find in the middle of the city. For those looking for space, space, and more space, you’ll find plenty of forest areas and green fields on which to spread out.

If you grow tired of all the quietness, stroll over to the kiddie section where you’ll find an open-air train that runs through parts of the park, a playground, amusement park rides, and boats.

Entrance fee: RMB 15

Entrance fee for children: free

Opening hours: 8:30-17:00


Where is it? 2000 Jungong Lu, Yangpu District, Shanghai



Huashan Park



At the intersection of bustling Huashan Lu and nightlife loving Xingfu Lu, there lies a small but ample park, perfect for a mid-week picnic in the middle of downtown. Shady paths lead to small covered gazebos, while lakes lined with stepping stones appear suddenly and frequently.

Some areas of grass are portioned off, there are plenty of seating areas and small patches that make perfect picnic spots. Somehow, Huashan Park manages to remain so quiet and insulated that you can easily forget you’re in the middle of the city.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening hours: 05:00-19:00

Where is it?  2000 Jungong Road, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai, China

Breathtaking pictures taken during our recent 8 days Tibet and Everest base camp tours. Enjoy seeing the pictures and feel the magic of Tibet!


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8 days Tibet and Everest base camp tour!


Lhasa – Gyantse –Shigatse  – Everest Base  

8 days tour in Tibet including visiting of Lhasa, the highest city in the world, the highest monastery in the world as well as overnight at Everest Base Camp! Make your dream come true!

Check out our 8 days Tibet tour:

– Weekly departures

– Small groups (limited to 12 people)

– Best prices

– Not a shopping tour

– Authentic Tibetan local custom experiences

– Hospitable local Tibetan guides

Details: Tibet tours


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Bravo! Wanna Travel is 2 years old! Here is our 2016 from cameras – Our amazing travelers have enjoyed more than 50 different destinations in China, our great team has organized more than 150 trips and united more than 2000 people to travel with us! Here is our selection of the best moments in 2016! Find yourself there!

January 2016: Skiing and hot springs in bamboo forest with lots and lots of snow!

February 2016: Trip to Wild China! Rice terraces, gorgeous sunrise over the sea of cloud, hiking and making new friends!

Tibet and Everest base camp trip during Spring festival! On the top of the world!

March 2016: Jiuhua mountain (9 glorious) hiking and enjoying sea of cloud!

Horse riding on the island and BBQ!

April 2016: Wanna Home and Wanna Travel store opening!

China’s best Oxygen bar trip – a unique experience of a real village life!

Watery rice terraces in Guilin!

Camping, bbq and bonfire party and watching sunrise on the magnificent Great wall!


May 2016: The first ones to watch sunrise in China from the highest mountain in East China!

Yoga and meditation retreat in a temple!

4 windows rock hiking and chilling trip!


June 2016: Words of appreciation to our trip leader

Taking part in Dragon boat race in Anji!

Private tour for AGIC in Lin’an!

July 2016: Swimming in natural pool and rafting fun!

August 2016: Water trekking in Anji!

Cycling on Chongming island, the third biggest island in China!

Kayaking at Qiandao (1000 islands) lake!

September 2016: Paragliding from 300 meters high mountain!

Yellow mountains trip!

October 2016: Breathtaking sea of cloud at the Sunrise mountain!

Terrific sea of cloud in the Yellow mountains!

EF teachers in Xinjiang!

Halloween zombie run!

November 2016: 19 peaks hiking trip!


Single’s Masquerade party!


December 2016:

Exploring the South capital – Nanjing and enjoying the hot springs!

Luxury hot spring escape and exploring ancient town!

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Chinese New Year in China is a very important holiday time: family members travel home from far, get together and enjoy festivities. However, many Chinese people use this time to travel around China. In fact, last year Chinese people took  2.9 billion trips on these days. And if you plan to travel too, you really need to know where to go unless you want to find yourself like here:


Where NOT to go during the Chinese New year:

1. Yellow mountains, Anhui

Yellow mountains or Huangshan is the number 1 tourist destination in China. No wonder people from all the country as well as tourists coming from abroad want to see these gorgeous mountains. But during the National holiday (like on any other public holiday) all you are going to see is PEOPLE, millions of people around you (if you are lucky to get your entrance ticket). By the way, the expression “People mountain, people sea” comes from Huangshan!

2. Beijing and Great Wall 

You got to see Beijing and Great Wall at least once while you in China! Some Chinese people have to travel from really far away and the Chinese New Year and the National holiday are the only long holiday time they have. The Forbidden city entrance tickets get sold out in the first hour when the cashier opens. You won’t get them unless you buy them online in advance. And on the Great Wall you’ll have to move together with crowd…

3. The Purple mountain, Nanjing

Chinese people love to tribute their ancestors in their hollidays as a trandition. Partents will take their children to pay respect to their first president Sun Yat-sen. This great man is not just a doctor but that was how Chinese people called him, he also saved Chinese souls after years of wars and proverty.

After going to Sun Yat-sen memorial hall people would like to go to Confucious temple, which already became a market for stinky tofu and gimmciks.

4. West lake, Hangzhou

Hangzhou is well known for its beauty and leasure. The most beautiful lake in East side of China attracts thousands of tourists every year. Take a nice walk on the bank of West lake during the Chinese new year and if you are lucky enough you may run into the president of Alibaba from thousands of people!

5. Zhangjiajie

Thanks to the movie Avatar, Zhangjiajie has become one of the most famous destination for the Chinese and foreigners. The chance to see the blue people is 0 when millions of tourists swarm to the mountain top.

6. Chengdu – Leshan buddha and Mt. Emei

Chengdu is supposed to be one of the most relaxing cities in China, but can you feel it when you visit Leshan buddha? Waiting for 2 hours to get close to the buddha is common during the spring fesvtival and then you will spend another hour to move from budda’s left shoulder to the right one.

After Leshan buddha you will have to visit Emei mountain and play with monkies or be played!

7. Jiu zhai gou in Sichuan

Sichuan has always been the most popular attraction among the tourists. Don’t get anxiety attack when you hear the hundreds of speakers of tour guides are working at the same time.

8. The Bund of Shanghai

9. Hainan beach

The only place you can go swimming in the spring festival in China. You will be amazed by the density of swimmers in the shallow shore while they are in the swimming rings.

10. Xi’an terracota warriors

If you want to see terracota warriors in Xi’an during the spring festival, you’ll have to become a warrior yourself to be able to push yourself amoung thousands of tourists!


And here is where you should travel:


Tibet and Everest base camp! 


option 1: January 26th-February 2nd (8 days)

option 2: January 27 – February 2nd (7 days)


Lhasa – Gyantse –Shigatse  – Everest Base

7/8 days tour in Tibet including visiting of Lhasa, the highest city in the world, the highest monastery in the world as well as overnight at Everest Base Camp! Make your dream come true!


TRIP TO WILD CHINA! Shangri-la of the East!

Date: Jan 28-30th

It is time to turn off your cell phone, pack everything you need to survive in a isolated but beautiful part of east zhejiang province!

Forget about wifi, your comfy bed and A/C! You will hike in the middle of nowhere, you will live in an isolated Chinese village at the the height of 600 meters above the sea level and enjoy simple life! A unique chance to learn about local culture and get out of your comfort zone! Bonfire, music, stars…

UNFORGETTABLE CNY: Trip to Wild China! Shangri-la of the East!


Lin’an adventure: hiking and skiing at Daming mt!

Date: 28-30.01

Lin’an Secret Bay: a gorgeous hidden spot with countless waterfalls and diverse nature! Hike through bamboo forest, rice terraces, waterfalls, green blue river! Hike to Daming mountain (“little brother of Yellow mountain) and enjoy playing in the snow and skiing! Live for 3 days surrounded by mountains, far away from city noise, meet new friends and stay healthy, hiking is the best exercise!


Hike in “China’s best oxygen bar”! 

Date: 31.01-2.02

Destination: Pan’an county, Zhejiang

Have you ever heard about Pan’an county? It’s an amazing hidden from majority of tourists place with incredible mountains scenery, green blue river, green valleys, stunning waterfalls, ancient towns and clean air! The air quality and 99% of the water quality of this place is up to the national standards of class A, that is why it is called “China’s forest oxygen bar!

Traveling alone? It is more than a trip: It is an ideal chance to make friends, share this amazing experience and cheers at bonfire party!


1 day relax in Natural Hot Springs!

Dates: January 28th

It’s time to treat your body and soul relaxing natural hot springs…

Treat yourself a day of relax and enjoyment in NATURAL hot springs resort!

There are 33 indoor and outdoor hot springs baths, baths with milk, lavender, rose, red wine, ginseng, coffee, sauna, gym and unlimited water and herbal tea, sand therapy, hot stones, ping pong, resting hall, sleeping hall, playroom for children and much more for a day of relax! The temperature in the baths are 38-44 degrees.


Stone village and Ninghai hot spings!

Date: 31.01-2.02

11.5 KM mountain hiking will give your an idea of Jiangsu and Zhejiang mountains, rows, ancient villages, abandoned stone houses, forests and tea plantations.

The five hour of hike will have your body and mind completely in the hands of the trail! When you get to the top, you will be amazed by a full view of the Zhejiang Grand Canyon!


Yoga and Meditation retreat in a temple

Date: January 31 – February 2nd

If you are looking for a getaway where you can really get away from it all, treat yourself a weekend of detox, relax, purification and inner peace and balance!

No matter your preferred style of yoga, whether you are beginner or expert, this retreat will offer you soothing escapes and life-changing experiences.

Switch off your phone, forget your problems and step into the world of simplicity and self-revitalization!


Kongfu legend: visit Shaolin temple during the Spring festival!

Dates: January 28th – February 1st

Shaolin Temple is reputed to be ‘the Number One Temple under Heaven’.  It is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts, and a must-see while in China.

In our trip you will have a unique chance to learn kongfu from Shaolin temple master, watch the kongfu perfomance, visit one of the biggest pagoda forests in China, explore the cave where the first patriarch meditated for 9 years and still preserves his shadow, hike Songshan mt – the birthplace of China Zen Buddhism, explore huge buddha carvings in Longmen grottos  and Luyang old town and chill in the hot springs at the the end of the trip!


5 day Harbin Ice festival and ski tour!

January 28-February 1st (Chinese New Year)

Visit the first Snow Country in China: the famous Harbin Ice Festival Wonderland, the biggest Siberean Tiger park in the world, ski at Yabuli International resort, wander around Russian street and visit the biggest Orthodox church in the Far East! Our comprehensive 5 days tour will take you to the most important scenic spots in Harbin!


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Like a railway to heaven, sky train to Tibet is the highest train in the world.

Qinghai -Tibet railway goes from Xining to Lhasa and looks like a huge dragon spanning the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The total length is 1956 kilometers. A section of 960 kilometers of railway is more than 4,000 meters above sea level, and 550 kilometers is permafrost. The highest elevation of the railway across Tanggula Mountains is 5072 meters, and it is a plateau railway with world’s highest elevation, longest distance on permafrost, and world-class difficulty.

The railway opened in 2006 and has attracted millions of tourists. It is a wonderful experience and it has become the preferred means of transportation to travel to Tibet. The number of tourists who take train to Lhasa equals to that of taking a flight.

The train from Xining to Lhasa takes 24 hours. You can also take the train from Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Chengu, Guangzhou and other major cities – it takes around 48 hours.

What to See

Most scenic spots center around the last section of the Qinghai -Tibet Railway, namely from Kunlun Mountains to Damxung prairie. The train will pass Kunlun Mountains, Tuotuohe – the source of Yangtze River, Tanggula Mountains (at an elevation of more than 5000 meters), Amdo prairie, Cuona lake on Nagqu prairie, and Damxung prairie. Finally, you will arrive in Lhasa at dusk.

Check out some gorgeous sights you are going to see on the way:

How to go

The biggest advantage of taking a train to Tibet is the price: it is usually one third of the price of the flight.

Train cost from Shanghai one way (2016):

Hard sleeper – 793.5 rmb

Soft sleeper – 1262.5 rmb

The nearest city to take Qinghai-Tibet train is Xining with only 24 hours and budget costs. You can take a flight to Xining and start your sky train journey from there:

Train cost from Xining to Lhasa one way (2016):

Hard sleeper – 288.5 rmb

Soft sleeper – 450.5 rmb

Please make sure to buy your train tickets months in advance, they get sold out very fast!

Check out our 8 days Tibet tour:

– Weekly departures

– Small groups (limited to 12 people)

– Best prices

– Not a shopping tour

– Authentic Tibetan local custom experiences

– Hospitable local Tibetan guides



Day 1: Lhasa

Take an early flight MU2335 to Lhasa.

Pick up from Lhasa airport, transfer to hotel, have a rest and get adjucted to high altitude. Stay in 3-Star Hotel (Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel)

Day 2: Lhasa

After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs. Dinner in a local Tibetan family will be arranged.

Viist Sera monastery in the afternoon.

Day 3: Lhasa

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.  Free time in the afternoon (we also offer 2 free activities for your choice)

Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse by road (253 KM), Gyantse to Shigatse (86 KM)

Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. Stay overnight in Shigatse (Zangba hotel or Manasarova hotel)

Day 5: Shigatse to Rongbuk monastery (400 KM) – EBC

We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours’ drive we will pass one of the highest Pass in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest pick in the world. Drive 2 more hours until we reach EBC. (Overnight at Rongbuk tent guesthouse, dorm beds 4-6 people sharing)

Day 6 Mt.Everest base camp – to Shigatse (400 KM)

Have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus. After base camp, you can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse
Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa by road

In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. After that we will go back to back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. Stay at Lhasa (Yak Hotel or New Mandala Hotel). The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).

Day 8:

Drive from Lhasa to airport

Dates of departure and price:

January: 1st, 5th, 14th, 21st, 26th

February: 8th, 16th

Price: 5800 rmb / person

April: 1st, 3rd, 7th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 30th

May: 2nd, 4th, 7th, 11th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 29th, 31st

June: 3rd, 6th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 23rd

Price: 6400 rmb / person

June: 27th, 29th

July: 2, 6, 8, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 29

August: 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 18, 22, 

Price: 7300 rmb / person

August: 26, 30

September: 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

Price: 6800 rmb / person

Including: Tibetan permit, transport in Tibet, English speaking Tibetan tour guide, traffic accident insurance, all entrance fees as per itineary, oxygen supply, 1 dinner in local Tibetan family, accomodation in the three stars hotel with breakfast (double occupancy; single suppplement – 1000) and hostel at the base camp.

Not including: flight/train to and from Lhasa, lunches and dinners (except for 1 dinner in local Tibetan family), breakfast at Rongbuk monastery, your personal expenses, tips to guide and driver,  invoice

Documents for Tibetan permit:

1) Flight/train

2) Scanned copy of passport in color

3) Scanned copy of visa in color

4) Scanned copy of entry stamp in color

5) a) Scanned copy of work permit in color (with work visa)

b) Scanned copy of university enrollement in color (student visa)


PLEASE NOTE: The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions or unforeseeable events. If Tibet closes its border and no permit can be issued, full refund will be provided.


How to book:

1) FIll up the booking form on our website:

2) BOOK YOUR SEAT by transferring 1000 RMB deposit (100% of price needs to be paid 10 days before the trip)

3) Receive confirmation by email

Cancelation policy: in case of cancelation, the deposit is not refundable and cannot be used for another trip unless the replacement has been provided.


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