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The Saga Dawa Festival at Mount Kailash

The Saga Dawa Festival at Mount Kailash

Held in Tibet every year, the Saga Dawa festival is one of the four major Buddhist festivals of the year, and occurs on the 15th day of the fourth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. An important festival for both Buddhists and Hindus, it celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha Sakyamuni, who...
Tibetan Prayer Flags

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Traditionally, prayer flags are colorful rectangular pieces of cloth that are used to give blessings to the countryside, as well as in many forms of Tibetan Buddhist prayers. A common misconception among non-Buddhists is that prayer flags carry the prayers of the people to the gods. This is not true. Tibetan people believe that the...
What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet | ExploreTibet.com

What To Know Before Visiting The Potala Palace in Tibet | ExploreTibet.com

What to know before visiting the Potala Palace The Potala Palace, once the seat of Tibetan government and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama, is one of Lhasa’s cardinal landmarks, and the sight of its towering walls reminds one of an ancient fortress. Even by modern standards, the palace is a wonder of architecture,...
How to Visit a Monastery in Tibet

How to Visit a Monastery in Tibet

An unavoidable and integral part of any tour to Tibet is visiting monasteries – the religious centre of Tibetan life and culture. But for people who are unfamiliar with Tibetan Buddhist customs, it can be overwhelming and even a little intimidating the first time you walk into a monastery and wonder “What are all these...
7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

  Right now, if you walk through the streets of Lhasa, you will see Tibetans everywhere carrying wooden buckets full of different grains and yak butter. On this third day of the Tibetan New Year or “Losar,” these buckets or “qemar” are given to friends and family to symbolize a good harvest. During this time...
Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Samye Monastery – Tibet Attractions

Most of the Tibet attractions are obviously related to Tibetan Buddhism, even the wildest of natural scenery spots have religious explanations, and Tibetan people basically live a life built upon sheer yet the strongest bond of faith and compassion. And Samye monastery tells the history of Tibetan Buddhism like a great-great-grandma.     Built in...
Palden Lhamo Festival – Tibetan Festival

Palden Lhamo Festival – Tibetan Festival

Tibetan Buddhism has many festivals celebrating the births and mourning the deaths of many great Buddhism scholars and teachers Gautama Buddha, Tsongkhapa, Padmasambhava, Palden Lhamo etc. Most of Tibetan Festivals include quite a number of rituals and visits to the monastery of the specified festival i.e. Ganden Monastery on Tibetan Butter Lamp festival (Ganden Ngacho  aka...
Tibet Winter Tour Price Drops 30% – Tibet Travel News

Tibet Winter Tour Price Drops 30% – Tibet Travel News

The price of vehicles for travelling Tibet went ascending in June of 2016, we all witnessed how much the rise in the price affected Tibet tourism for a whole season, the increased prices on Tibet tourism vehicle has been sour to all the Tibet travel businesses and especially to our faithful clients until the October when...
Lake Manasarovar - Tibet Attraction

Lake Manasarovar – Tibet Attraction

Every traveller in Tibet making it to Mt. Kailash for the world famous 3 days trekking knows that it is a long and back-numbing 5 days’ drive, and then come Lake Manasarovar about past half the journey, the perfect getaway from the suffocating long days in your vehicle. Just seeing the lake from the first...
3 Days Kailash Kora – Day 3 - Tibet Trekking

3 Days Kailash Kora – Day 3 – Tibet Trekking

Day 3 is the easiest and the shortest trekking from Zutulpuk back to Darchen, the journey extends only 14km (but most of Explore Tibet’s Kailash trekking itineraries have shortened the journey by 2km). The only effort of the day would be the 200m descent. The last day trek is most important for Milarepa followers because...
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