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How to Get to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar?

How to Get to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar?

Mount Kailash is a huge pyramid of black rock cover with snow. It is considered to be the center of the universe, known as the legendary Mount Meru in Buddhism and Jainism, and the home of Lord Shiva in Hinduism. A unique mountain in the range, it stands tall above its counterparts at an altitude...
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,...
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...
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....
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...
The Neighbors of Tibet and Borders to Enter Tibet

The Neighbors of Tibet and Borders to Enter Tibet

While Tibet is well known as the home of the Himalayas, there are also other countries in Asia that have parts of the Himalayan Mountain Ranges running through them. All of these countries border with Tibet Autonomous Region of China, although very few have access to enter Tibet through the borders. Nepal is the only international...
Yanjing Catholic Church in Tibet - Tibet Travel Information by Explore Tibet

Yanjing Catholic Church in Tibet – Tibet Travel Information by Explore Tibet

In the east of Tibet, in a small valley to the west of the Jinsha River, lies one building that is unique in Tibet Autonomous Region. Whitewashed against the sun, the building gleams under a clear blue sky as every morning people file inside. This is not an ordinary building, however. The stunning interior decorations...
Traveling to Tibet in Summer

Traveling to Tibet in Summer

Summer in Tibet is a special time of year. Not only for the peak tourism season in the region, but it is the best time for the local Tibetans.  It can be seen at its absolute best. Already a land of stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery, Tibet has a richer look to it during the...
The Life of the Tibetan Nomads

The Life of the Tibetan Nomads

Once upon a time, high on the Tibetan plateau, nomads roamed the lands with their herds of yaks, drifting across the vast landscape with no specific place to call their home. Traveling from one grazing land to the next, these ancient herders lived as nomads on the plateau, setting up camp wherever there was lush...
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