The Bir Portal is pleased to provide an evolving, community-sourced online guide for travellers and visitors to the Bir area.
NOTE: Foreign citizens wishing to stay overnight in Bir Tibetan Colony will need to apply for a ‘Protected Area Permit (PAP)’. For information, see this page.
Getting to Bir & Back
Travel tips covering all the popular options for getting to Bir by plane, train, bus, or taxi.
Getting Around Bir
Tips for finding your way around the Bir area on foot, by bus, by taxi, or on bicycle.
Familiarize yourself with the lay of the land and the important place names around Bir.
A directory of Bir hotels, guesthouses, and green accommodation options in Bir.
A directory of the restaurants and eateries in Bir, plus tips for cooking for yourself.
A directory of shops and markets in the greater Bir area.
Listings of classes, seminars, retreats, and other special programmes and events in and around Bir.
Wondering what to do in Bir? Here’s an introduction to the range of activities the area has to offer, including learning, meditation, paragliding, walking/trekking, and more.
Bir Organisations (NGOs)
A directory of organisations offering educational, ecological, charitable, and health programmes in the Bir area. Some also provide volunteer opportunities.
More About Bir
Information about Bir’s history, culture, activities, and more.