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Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Top Five Festivals in Tibet in Summer

Tibet is a land where Buddhist and cultural festivals happen all year round, from the first festival of Losar, or Tibetan New Year, to the Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival that celebrates the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The festivals in Tibet are very unique and especially in the summer. Summer is actually...
Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival 2019

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival 2019

Around 400 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, in the Nyingchi Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region, one of the most beautiful festivals of the Tibetan calendar is about to begin. Nyingchi, unlike most of Tibet, is a land where trees and flowers grow in abundance, and where spring comes earlier than anywhere else in Tibet....
Losar - The Tibetan New Year

Losar – The Tibetan New Year

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is the most important celebration and festival in the Tibetan lunisolar calendar. It has been in place for more than 1,000 years. Ancient Tibetans were traditionally nomads, who lived on the harsh Tibetan plateau, herding yaks and sheep and farming the land for grain and other crops. When the crops...
Travel to Tibet: Is Tibet a good place to visit?

Travel to Tibet: Is Tibet a good place to visit?

One of the most asked questions by people thinking of travel to Tibet for the first time, few people realize just how amazing Tibet is. A land of extremes, in the landscapes, culture, religion, and weather. There is no place on the planet quite like Tibet. And while some will tell you that visiting Tibet...
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...
Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Top Tibetan Festivals for 2019

Festivals in Tibet are an important part of the Tibetan calendar, as well as being a major part of the local people’s lives. Tibetans love festivals and celebrations, and in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, there are more than twenty major festivals throughout the year, as well as several small local festivals. The Tibetan calendar lags...
Spending Christmas in Tibet on a Tibet Winter Tour

Spending Christmas in Tibet on a Tibet Winter Tour

All around the western world, Christmas is a time of giving, a cherished time for family and friends, filled with love and peace, and for many a time to celebrate in the most expansive way possible. Christmas is a time celebrated in all Christian countries, and even in Tibet. Tibet winter tour is quite a...
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,...
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...
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...
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