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Best Priced Tibet  Small Group Tours | Explore Tibet

Best Priced Tibet Small Group Tours | Explore Tibet

The Tibet Autonomous Region of China is one of the most unique places any traveler can visit, and gives one a unique experience of the culture and religion of the Tibetan people. Located high on the Tibetan plateau in the far west of China, the plateau has an average altitude of over 4,000 meters, making...
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...
Tibet Winter Tours Give More Insight Into the Tibetan Culture | Explore Tibet

Tibet Winter Tours Give More Insight Into the Tibetan Culture | Explore Tibet

Most tourists to Tibet visit in the high season, from May to October, when the temperatures are warmer and the landscape is green and healthy, with lush prairies and verdant forests. However, winter is one of the best times to take a trip to Tibet, and it is not as cold as you might think....
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...
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...

How to Actually Overcome Altitude Sickness in Tibet

With an average altitude of 4,500 m (14,800 ft), getting Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on the Tibetan Plateau is not a question of “if” but rather a question of “when.” The general consensus in preventing AMS is to ascend slowly to allow your body to adapt to the decreasing oxygen in the atmosphere. But with...
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...
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...
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