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Tibet Trekking

Tibet Trekking

Nestled in the shadows of the Himalayan Mountains, Tibet has always been a land of mysticism and spirituality. With its breathtaking landscape and unique culture, Tibet trekking has always drawn adventurers to its high plateau for the landscape, the mountains, its immense lakes, and its sacred monasteries and temples. While backpacking around Tibet is not...
Buddha and the Beginnings of Buddhism

Buddha and the Beginnings of Buddhism

The world’s fourth largest religion, Buddhism is one of the most widely revered religions, with more than 520 million followers around the globe. From its humble beginnings in India, thanks to the teachings of one mortal man, Buddhism spread across the globe. Starting in around the 6th to 4th centuries BCE, Buddhism expanded from its...
The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

The Ancient Artworks of Western Tibet

While most of Tibet came under the influence of the Tibetan Kings during the 7th and 8th centuries, a large area of the region on the roof of the world was held by other kingdoms. Vast stretches of the plateau in the modern-day Ngari Prefecture were once home to the ancient kingdoms of Guge and...
Lake Namtso -One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Lake Namtso -One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

The third of the Great Three Lakes in Tibet is Lake Namtso , it lies in Damxung County in the northern part of Lhasa, around 166 kilometers north of the Tibetan capital by road, or around 112 kilometers asthe crow flies. Known locally as Nam Co, the lake is also known as the“Heavenly Lake”, and it...
Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

Manasarovar Lake – One of the Great Three Holy Lakes of Tibet

One of three sacred lakes in Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, which lies in the far west of Tibet, close to the sacred Mount Kailash, is one of the highest lakes in the world, lying at an altitude of around 4,590 meters above sea level. Located in the Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet, Lake Manasarovar, also known...
Highlights of the Qinghai Tibet Railway

Highlights of the Qinghai Tibet Railway

The route from Xining to Lhasa is the main Qinghai Tibet Railway and travels from Qinghai Province of China to the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa. Traveling down across the vast plateau, the train passes through and by several notable sights and areas of interest that travelers do not normally get to see...
How to Plan a Tibet Motorcycle Tour

How to Plan a Tibet Motorcycle Tour

Probably it is the greatest experience on two wheels in the world. A trip across the vast Tibetan plateau on a motorcycle is an adventure that no right-minded biker could pass up. For motorbike riders, there is nothing that could equal the experience of riding your bike across the Tibetan plateau. By crossing the vast...
Best places to visit for your first Tibet tour

Best places to visit for your first Tibet tour

Tibet is one of the world’s most mystical and mysterious lands, one in which much of the culture is the same now as it was a thousand years ago. A massively Buddhist land, Tibet is one of the most popular places to visit in Asia. It receives millions of tourists flocking to the region every...
How to avoid Altitude sickness

How to avoid Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the most irritating problems of traveling to the high altitudes of the Tibetan plateau. For many people, arriving in Lhasa often means feeling the symptoms of altitude sickness, from the mildest symptom of a headache to nausea, dizziness, and sleepless nights that can happen. Altitude Sickness is actually a milder...
How to get the Tibet travel permit | Tibet travel

How to get the Tibet travel permit | Tibet travel

How to get the Tibet Travel Permit? Tibet is often known as the “Roof of the World”, and is a popular place for travelers to visit to learn more about the unique Tibetan culture, immerse themselves in the divine Tibetan Buddhism, or just go sightseeing around the countless lakes, mountains and monasteries that can be...
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