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Highlights of a Tibet Winter Tours | Explore Tibet

Highlights of a Tibet Winter Tours | Explore Tibet

If you are planning a budget tour to Tibet, then you need to know how to save money on your Tibet tour, to make the best out of it. Winter Tibet tours are the best choice for people wanting to tour Tibet on a budget, and it can make the tour even more affordable than...
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...
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...
Lithang Horse Festival - Tibetan Festival

Lithang Horse Festival – Tibetan Festival

Lithang Horse Festival is a well-known Tibetan festival held during summer in Lithang Couty, Kham, Tibet, it usually starts on the 1st of August, celebrated for 7 days. The festival itself originated from one of the town’s chief monastery, Lithang Monastery’s functions. Now, the function-turned-festival is attended from all over the eastern Tibet (mostly nomads),...
3 Days Mt. Kailash Kora – Day 1 - Tibet Trekking

3 Days Mt. Kailash Kora – Day 1 – Tibet Trekking

Mt. Kailash tour, as discussed many times before is one of the most fascinating and adventurous walks in Tibet tours and even used to be in the top lists of wilderness walks in the world. At an altitude of 6,714m, Kailash kora dominates 3 days of walks among wilderness and adventures in the snow. Active...
FAQs about Shigatse - Tibet Attraction and Travel News

FAQs about Shigatse – Tibet Attraction and Travel News

Shigatse, as we earlier described briefly in Central Tibet Highlights – Part 3, is the second largest city in Tibet, it’s not as big as a city by population or area standard but it makes to the capital city of Shigatse Prefecture. It is about 250km south-west of Lhasa and an inevitable part of most...
Norbu Lingka - The Summer Palace

Norbu Lingka – The Summer Palace

Among the many historic sites in Lhasa, there is also Norbu Lingka (Jeweled Park), it’s a palace and park, build in 1755 by the 7th Dalai Lama Kalsang Gyatso and completed in 1783 under Jamphel Gyatso, the 8th Dalai Lama. It served as the summer residential palace of the successive Dalai Lamas, it is recognized...
Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse as a county is small but a very lively small town with lots of activities and sites to see around for pilgrims. The only probable site you’ll see is the Gyantse Kumbum Chorten (Stupa) and the monastery next to it. But if you happen to take your Tibet tour around mid-July this summer, don’t...
Make the Most of Lhasa – Explore Tibet

Make the Most of Lhasa – Explore Tibet

  When you arrive at Lhasa Airport or the train station, your local Tibetan guide and driver will welcome you with a Khatak (a white scarf used by Tibetans traditionally for greetings). Then he will take you straight to your hotel and advice you about the precautions from high altitude sickness, like “don’t take bath”,...
Sera Monastery - Tibetan Buddhism

Sera Monastery – Tibetan Buddhism

Sera Monastery is one of the most visited monasteries in Tibet, located 5 km north to the central Lhasa. The monastery was founded by Jamchen Choeje, a close disciple of the great Tsongkhapa, in 1419. It has the capacity to house more than 5000 monks, but don’t expect to see that much in count there....
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