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Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

Shoton Festival – The Yogurt Celebration of Tibet

A week-long festival held all across Tibet. The Shoton Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan calendar. The celebration starts at the end of the 100-day meditation period of the Tibetan Buddhist monks. Usually held in the month of August in the Gregorian calendar, since its inception in the 16th century,...
How to Travel to Tibet from Mainland China

How to Travel to Tibet from Mainland China

Planning your trip to Tibet does not just mean contacting a Tibet tour operator, but also planning how you are going to get there. There are many routes that lead to Lhasa on the high Tibetan Plateau. The most of them start in mainland China, with both flights and train journeys to the roof of...
Ganden Thangka Festival at Ganden Monastery

Ganden Thangka Festival at Ganden Monastery

Summer is the typical festival season in Tibetan Buddhism, and the Ganden Thangka Festival is an important festival at the Ganden Monastery in Dagzê County of Lhasa. One of the Great Three university monasteries of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, the monastery was founded in 1409 by the founder of the Gelug order, Je...
Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Stunning photos that will make you want to travel to Tibet

Tibet is a land of mystery and mysticism, lying on the roof of the world on the high-altitude Tibetan plateau. Filled with mysterious legends, stunning alpine views, and more monasteries than you could believe possible, the desire to travel to Tibet can be found in many international travelers. One of the most popular places to...
Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

Tibetan Butter Sculpture – The most unique artform of Tibet

One of the most devout Buddhist lands in the world, Tibet is still a huge mystery to many people around the world. For most people, little is known about the people, the region, and its customs and religious beliefs and practices. However, despite all of this, the region is known to produce some of the...
Wild Animals on the Tibetan Plateau

Wild Animals on the Tibetan Plateau

While Tibet may be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, it has one of the most unique wild animals in the world. Many of the indigenous Tibetan species are now facing extinction due to hunting over the last century, which has prompted an extensive protection regime in order to preserve the...
Top sights of Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet

Top sights of Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet

To the south of Lhasa, in what is known as the “breadbasket of Tibet”, lies Lhokha Prefecture, Tibet known in Chinese as Shannan. Stretching along the middle and lower region of the Yarlung Zangbo River, and to the south of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains, Lhokha is believed to be the birthplace of the Tibetan people....
Tibet Group Tour or Private Tour? Which is best for you?

Tibet Group Tour or Private Tour? Which is best for you?

Since it was first opened to the international tourist in the 1980s, Tibet has been a must-see region of China that has attracted all kinds of travelers, from those that want to understand more about the Tibetan people and culture to the tourists that want to go and visit the world’s highest mountain. For several...
2018 Summer Festivals in Tibet

2018 Summer Festivals in Tibet

Summer in Tibet is traditionally the time of the festivals and there are more festivals held in the summer months than at any other time of the year. As the monsoon rains start to fall on the plateau, the people get ready for the festivals, airing out their best clothes and preparing for the fun...
Trek Around The Mount Kailash in Tibet

Trek Around The Mount Kailash in Tibet

High up in the Himalayas, on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, lies one of Tibet’s most sacred sites. Revered by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bons, holy Mount Kailash is the most sacred site in Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed to be the center of the universe and the birthplace of the world. Trek around the Mount Kailash...
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