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Tibetan Butter Lamp

Tibetan Butter Lamp

The Tibetan butter lamp burning is one of the oldest ways of offering to god and goddess. It is called Kame in Tibetan. The yak butter is used for the lamp, but these days’ people also use vegetable oil and ghee. The butter lamp is the feature of Tibetan Buddhist temples, monasteries, and households of...
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...
Mani Stones—the Artistic and Spiritual Beauty

Mani Stones—the Artistic and Spiritual Beauty

Several pleasing objects visually enrich your experience of the Tibet Holiday to see in Tibet. Apart from the ubiquitous colorful prayer flags, we have the beautiful Mani stones at almost every Buddhist site of attractions on the roof of the world—be it in the compounds of monasteries and on the mountain peaks or by the...
Tsampa—the Tibetan staple of food

Tsampa—the Tibetan staple of food

Tsampa has been the staple food for Tibetans for hundreds of years. It is roasted flours, most commonly barley flour, but can also be wheat or maize flours. Along with salty Tibetan butter tea, it constitutes the signature traditional Tibetan diet. In terms of preparation, it has a variety of ways to suit different situations...
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...
Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse County Gyantse as a county is small but a vivacious small town with lots of activities and sites to see around for pilgrims. The only probable site you’ll see is the Gyantse Kumbum Chorten (Stupa) and the monastery next to it. But if you happen to take your Tibet tour around mid-July this summer,...
Is Tibet Worth Visiting?

Is Tibet Worth Visiting?

Tibet has scenery worthy of any National Geographic FrontPage. It is the land of high-altitude Snow Mountains, stunning crystal-clear turquoise lakes, ancient monasteries, and lush valleys. Vast plains stretch out for hundreds of kilometers in all directions. The homes of the world’s rarest wildlife like wild asses, rare Tibetan antelopes, and the wild yaks are...
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...
The Recipe of Making Tibetan Sweet Tea

The Recipe of Making Tibetan Sweet Tea

A Tibetan hot spring experience is not complete without local refreshments such as Chang-barley wine, the local delicacy Tsampa, and Tibetan sweet tea. Tibetan sweet tea plays its foundational role in Tibetan culture, and Tibetan sweet tea is also the name of a Tibetan typeface. Some Tibetan friends love and are crazy about Tibetan sweet...
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