Bir Guide for Travellers & Visitors

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.

Bir Orientation
Familiarize yourself with the lay of the land and the important place names around Bir.

Bir Beds
A directory of Bir hotels, guesthouses, and green accommodation options in Bir.

Bir Bites
A directory of the restaurants and eateries in Bir, plus tips for cooking for yourself.

Bir Shopping
A directory of shops and markets in the greater Bir area.

Bir Events
Listings of classes, seminars, retreats, and other special programmes and events in and around Bir.

Bir Activities
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.

Bir Links
For links to stats on Bir’s weather and other info related to the Bir area, see our Bir Links  page.