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Tibetan Bon – an Ancient Religion or another version of Buddhism?

Tibetan Bon – an Ancient Religion or another version of Buddhism?

Once believed to be the indigenous religion of Tibet, Bon is believed to have been around as a religious teaching and way of life for more than 18,000 years. Similar in form to Buddhism, in the 7th century, when the Buddhist teachings first came to Tibet and were recognized as the national religion, many of...
Pilgrimage - The Tibetan Holy Quest

Pilgrimage – The Tibetan Holy Quest

One of the most amazing sights on the Tibetan plateau is not the stunning palaces, ancient temples, and high mountains, but is something more base and simple, and down to earth. All across the region, throughout the year, Tibetan pilgrims can be seen walking, riding, or even prostrating along the side of the road towards...
The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

The Pilgrimage of the Tibetan Buddhist

Pilgrimage has long been an essential part of the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, and for more than 1,300 years, Buddhists from across Tibet have undertaken this ritual journey to sacred sites in Tibet, Nepal, and India as a major part of their devotion to Buddha. In Tibetan, the word for “pilgrim” is “gnas skor...
Bage Mani Stone Wall –the longest mani stone wall in the world

Bage Mani Stone Wall –the longest mani stone wall in the world

Beijing is known for having the Great Wall of China, but this is not the only “great” wall in the country, and for some, the “other” wall is much more important.  Located in the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, in Sershul County to the west of Chengdu, lies the longest mani stone wall...
Mount Everest Base Camp - The Northern Base Camp on the World’s Highest Mountain

Mount Everest Base Camp – The Northern Base Camp on the World’s Highest Mountain

Lying in the far west of Tibet, on the border with Nepal, Mount Everest is the most famous mountain in the world. Known around the globe as the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest has been a challenge for climbers for almost 100 years and is still the pinnacle of mountaineering achievements around the world. More...
Lake Namtso -One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Lake Namtso -One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

The third of the Great Three Lakes in Tibet is Lake Namtso , it lies in Damxung County in the northern part of Lhasa, around 166 kilometers north of the Tibetan capital by road, or around 112 kilometers asthe crow flies. Known locally as Nam Co, the lake is also known as the“Heavenly Lake”, and it...
Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

One of three sacred lakes in Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, which lies in the far west of Tibet, close to the sacred Mount Kailash, is one of the highest lakes in the world, lying at an altitude of around 4,590 meters above sea level. Located in the Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, also known...
Yamdrok Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Yamdrok Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet, Lake Yamdrok is one of the most stunning attractions close to Lhasa. Just 75 kilometers from the Tibetan capital, as the crow flies, this beautiful lake is an awesome sight and one that can only be seen after a couple of hours driving. It is lying...
Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Things You Might Not Know for a Tibet Tour

Traveling to Tibet is very different from anywhere else on the planet. This unique destination has some rules and requirements that you will not find with other holiday destinations, both in Asia and around the world. As an autonomous region of China, Tibet is a destination that requires certain permits and passes to get to,...
Traveling from Nepal to Tibet by Train

Traveling from Nepal to Tibet by Train

As fantastic and convenient as it would be to be able to travel directly from Kathmandu to Lhasa by train, as yet, there is no railway that links these two neighboring capitals. However, there soon will be. After the successful implementation of the Qinghai Tibet Railway, and the extension line from Lhasa to Shigatse, there...
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