People flock to Tibet every year, using everything from special Tibet Visas to Tour Groups to make it happen. The worst part? This money goes towards funding the Government or its supported tourism industry.
The Sichuan province of China borders Tibet, is culturally Tibetan and comes with thousands of years of history, and sits in the Himalayan Foothills. The best part? No permits, freedom to roam, and your money will support the local people. It’s truthfully more genuinely Tibetan than actual Tibet, and we hope that’s all the convincing you need. If not, please know that they have pandas in Sichuan.