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How to Visit a Monastery in Tibet

How to Visit a Monastery in Tibet

An unavoidable and integral part of any tour to Tibet is visiting monasteries – the religious centre of Tibetan life and culture. But for people who are unfamiliar with Tibetan Buddhist customs, it can be overwhelming and even a little intimidating the first time you walk into a monastery and wonder “What are all these...
Happy Yoghurt Festival

Happy Yoghurt Festival

Explore Tibet wishes a Happy Yoghurt Festival to all of our dear friends around the world!  This week in Lhasa one of the biggest Tibetan festivals of the year is being celebrated: the annual Yoghurt Festival. Beginning on the 20th of August and continuing for seven days, the Yoghurt Festival is a week-long event that...
Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Experience Tibet, Protect Tibet The Tibetan plateau is a unique place in the world not only for its spectacular geography but also for the ancient Tibetan and Buddhist culture that has been preserved for centuries by its isolation from the rest of the world. As business and tourism is booming in Tibet, bringing development and...
7 Must Eat Dishes in Tibet

7 Must Eat Dishes in Tibet

1. Momos These meat-filled steamed buns are ubiquitous in Tibet and a trip to the plateau would be incomplete without trying one. In shape and form they’re akin to the Chinese baozi but bear several delicious differences. The skin, made from white flour and water, is slightly thicker than Chinese dumplings and has a more...
Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Group Tours: Making That Dream Tibet Trip a Reality

Have you been continually shelving that bucket-list trip to Tibet for “some day”? It’s understandable. With the cost of flights, hotels, and transportation in Tibet, it’s easy to rack up a hefty price tag. Plus, researching destinations and finding travel companion takes time. But have you ever thought about doing a group tour? Here are...
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...
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...
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 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...
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