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9 Tibetan Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

9 Tibetan Summer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

There is perhaps no better way to experience authentic Tibetan culture than to attend a festival. With summer is around the corner, Tibetans all over the plateau are in high-gear preparing for festival season. If you’re looking to travel to the “Roof of the World” this summer, a Tibetan festival is a must to include on...
Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

Prostrating Pilgrims: Gaining Merit Towards Enlightenment

In Tibetan Buddhism there are two popular ways of accumulating religious merit: prostrations and pilgrimages. A full prostration requires a pilgrim to put both knees, elbows and forehead on the ground to show veneration of the Lord Buddha, his teachings and the community. While pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites and perform a...
How to Choose the Right Tibet Tour for You

How to Choose the Right Tibet Tour for You

Tibet is huge and seeing everything it has to offer in one trip is simply not possible. Your best bet is to identify what aspect of Tibet draws you to visit our homeland and plan your trip around that. But even that sometimes isn’t so simple. Going through the spectrum of options available can be...
Top 5 Destinations in Tibet

Top 5 Destinations in Tibet

Your Tibet tour is defined by what your destinations look like for the time you have planned, if you have planned more than a week, you can choose the important sites with other smaller subs sites, or even some off-beaten path trips. But if your stay is a week or less, you have to plan...
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”,...
Central Tibet Highlights – Part I

Central Tibet Highlights – Part I

Although there are wonderful places to travel all around Tibet, but if you are planning only one Tibet tour, the ideal place to visit will be the central Tibet, it not only holds the important and historic places, but also some of the most beautiful mountain lakes and highest peaks you will ever come to...
Ganden Ngachoe-Explore Tibet.

Ganden Ngachoe-Explore Tibet.

Gaden Ngachoe 5th Dec, 2015 is a special day in Tibetan religion where it’s celebrated for the memorial of Tsongkapa (founder of Gelugpa Sect in Tibetan Buddhism and found of Gaden monastery). This special day is celebrated in all over Tibet and every homes light-up butter lamps in and around homes. Before Tibetans also bring...
Listen To The Nature & Its Mesmerizing-Explore Tibet.

Listen To The Nature & Its Mesmerizing-Explore Tibet.

As i listen, i could hear the chirping sounds of birds in the open air, the wild wind is blowing in a gentle motion and it make me feel as i am listening to the conversation of the nature in their own language. No honing sounds of noisy cars and people,just nature. The way they...
Princess Wangchen-Gyasa-Tibet.

Princess Wangchen-Gyasa-Tibet.

Wangchen Gonzhu was a member of a minor branch of the royal clan of the Chinese Tang dynasty and in 641 emperor Taizong of tang dynasty grant her daughter wangchen to the great king (Songtsen Gampo) of Tibet for marriage and she is popularly known as Gyasa for her designation as princess in Tibet. Ever after...
Tibet Winter Tour-Explore Tibet.

Tibet Winter Tour-Explore Tibet.

Have you traveled to Tibet during the winter? So many people think that it will be crazy to travel in Tibet during the winter. Just because they are scared of coldness. But in reality, Tibet is not deadly cold as you think. In fact, Lhasa is warmer than Beijing. Tibet is in the temperate continental...
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