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Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Sakya monastery is located in Sakya county of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is 127km from the Shigatse on the way to Tingri. The monastery is the seat of the Sakya Tibetan Buddhist sect and was founded in 1073 by Kuchok Gyalpo. He is originally a Nyingmapa monk of a noble family of Tsang, and later,...
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. At the same time, pilgrimages require Tibetans to travel to holy sites...
Tibet Tea Horse Road

Tibet Tea Horse Road

Tibet Tea horse road is the oldest trade route in Tibet, stretching from China to India via Tibet. It was not only the trading route but also represented the cultural bridge. A brief history of Tea horse road According to history, tea was introduced in the Tibetan area during the Chinese Tang dynasty. During the...
Gyantse: Ancient Commercial Street For Tibetan

Gyantse: Ancient Commercial Street For Tibetan

GYANTSE  Between the 14th and 15th centuries, Gyantse emerged as the center of a fiefdom with powerful connections to the Sakyapa order. By 1440 Gyantse’s most impressive architectural achievements- The Kumbum and the Dzong had been completed. Pelkor Chode Monastery also dates from this period. Gyantse’s historical importance declined from the end of the 15th...
Choose the Right Tibet Tours for You

Choose the Right Tibet Tours for You

Tibet is huge, and seeing everything it has to offer in one Tibet tour is not possible. So choosing the right Tibet tours are important for travelers. 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...
When is the best time to visit Tibet?

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

Set on a high-altitude plateau and among tall mountains, Tibet is one of the new wonders of the modern tourist world. And once the harshness of winter is over, it is a great place to visit around Tibet. Whether you want to trek the mountains’ slopes or visit the base-camp used by the Everest mountaineering...
How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

How to Travel to Tibet: A Simple Breakdown of Your Options

How to travel to Tibet is the most common question. Did you know that there is only one international flight into Tibet? It’s from Kathmandu, Nepal and you need the Tibet Group Visa (different from the Tibet Travel Permit) to even board the flight to Lhasa. Tibet is without a doubt one of the most...
How to Start a Tibet Tour Plan and Obtain the Tibet Travel Permit in 2020

How to Start a Tibet Tour Plan and Obtain the Tibet Travel Permit in 2020

Though Tibet is well known for its stunning landscapes and the enriching culture, but due to its geographical distinctiveness and restrictive formalities, so it is fairly important to have the up-to-date Tibet travel information while you plan a tour to Tibet. According to years of working experiences, Explore Tibet Team provide firsthand Tibet travel information and...
Discover Lhasa- the holy city of Tibet

Discover Lhasa- the holy city of Tibet

Once known as the mysterious capital city of the forbidden Kingdom of Tibet, Lhasa today has became one of the top travel destinations of the world. It is like your gateway to explore Tibet, the experience so thrilling and unforgettable that you will cherish for all your life. Located at an altitude of 3,490 metres...
What to Pack for a Tibet Tour

What to Pack for a Tibet Tour

Packing for a trip to Tibet is a lot more important than many people think. You need to ensure that you have the appropriate clothing and gear for the time of year you are traveling, as well as for where you are going. The climate of the plateau varies greatly, so here is a basic...
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