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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...
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...

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...
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...
Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash: The Most Spectacular vs. The Most Spiritual

Mt. Everest might claim the title of the world’s tallest mountain, but Mt. Kailash is undoubtedly Tibet’s holiest mountain. People from all over the world ascend 5000 meters to Everest Base Camp just to get an unobstructed view of the world’s tallest mountain. While others journey to the far west to complete the 51 km circuit around Mt....
7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

7 Things You Must See and Do During the Tibetan New Year

  Right now, if you walk through the streets of Lhasa, you will see Tibetans everywhere carrying wooden buckets full of different grains and yak butter. On this third day of the Tibetan New Year or “Losar,” these buckets or “qemar” are given to friends and family to symbolize a good harvest. During this time...
Lake Manasarovar - Tibet Attraction

Lake Manasarovar – Tibet Attraction

Every traveller in Tibet making it to Mt. Kailash for the world famous 3 days trekking knows that it is a long and back-numbing 5 days’ drive, and then come Lake Manasarovar about past half the journey, the perfect getaway from the suffocating long days in your vehicle. Just seeing the lake from the first...
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