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Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Best Time to Travel Lhasa, Mt Everest, and Mt Kailash | Explore Tibet

Travel to Tibet can be done at almost any time of year, with the exception of February and March. These two months there are restrictions for foreign tourism, as it is the time of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. For most travelers to Tibet, there are three main things they want to see. Always top...
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...
Tibet Trekking

Tibet Trekking

Nestled in the shadows of the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet has always been a land of mysticism and spirituality. With its breathtaking landscape and unique culture, Tibet trekking has always drawn adventurers to its high plateau for the landscape, the mountains, its immense lakes, and its sacred monasteries and temples. While backpacking around Tibet is not...
Nethang Dolma Lhakhang – Tibet Travel Information

Nethang Dolma Lhakhang – Tibet Travel Information

When you are travelling in Tibet, there are more to it than what your Tibet tour itinerary mentions (unless of course if you are planning multiple trips to Tibet). But if you are doing a one-time Tibet trip, you’d rather explore as many sites as you can on your own. All the smaller sites are...
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...
Altitude in Tibet – Tibet Travel Information

Altitude in Tibet – Tibet Travel Information

Tibet getting the title ‘Roof of the World’ has brought some spotlight onto the isolated, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is known as the highest plateau on earth with an average altitude of 4500 m, the area is therefore known as ‘the Roof of the World’. The region in Tibet at the lowest altitude is Pomi (a...
10 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Nomadic Trekking - Tibet Tour Itinerary

10 Days Tsurphu to Yangpachen Nomadic Trekking – Tibet Tour Itinerary

Tibet trekking is one of the utmost parts of your trip to the roof of the world. Still, in its untouched and isolated beauty of wildernesses, your trekking on the plateau will mesmerize you in ways you never thought existed before. Among the many treks around here, one of the top recommended trek would be...
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...
3 Days Mt. Kailash Kora – Day 2 - Tibet Trekking

3 Days Mt. Kailash Kora – Day 2 – Tibet Trekking

As your Tibet tour goes on the Kailash kora from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk Monastery, the second day is going to be rather a hard one, it is the hardest one actually. It goes through the highest altitude of the 3 days trek around Mt. Kailash. The second day is going to be a shorter 18...
Tibetan Architecture - Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

Tibetan Architecture – Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

  As your Tibet tour is going on, one of the most interesting thing you might notice anywhere in Tibet is the architecture, the earliest recorded religious architecture – the Jokhang temple in Lhasa (7th century) owes a lot of its influences from Newari (Nepal) and Pala (Indian) styles, but Tibet has gradually grown its own...
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