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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...
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...
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...
Palden Lhamo Festival – Tibetan Festival

Palden Lhamo Festival – Tibetan Festival

Tibetan Buddhism has many festivals celebrating the births and mourning the deaths of many great Buddhism scholars and teachers Gautama Buddha, Tsongkhapa, Padmasambhava, Palden Lhamo etc. Most of Tibetan Festivals include quite a number of rituals and visits to the monastery of the specified festival i.e. Ganden Monastery on Tibetan Butter Lamp festival (Ganden Ngacho  aka...
Lithang Horse Festival - Tibetan Festival

Lithang Horse Festival – Tibetan Festival

Lithang Horse Festival is a well-known Tibetan festival held during summer in Lithang Couty, Kham, Tibet, it usually starts on the 1st of August, celebrated for 7 days. The festival itself originated from one of the town’s chief monastery, Lithang Monastery’s functions. Now, the function-turned-festival is attended from all over the eastern Tibet (mostly nomads),...
Norbu Lingka - The Summer Palace

Norbu Lingka – The Summer Palace

Among the many historic sites in Lhasa, there is also Norbu Lingka (Jeweled Park), it’s a palace and park, build in 1755 by the 7th Dalai Lama Kalsang Gyatso and completed in 1783 under Jamphel Gyatso, the 8th Dalai Lama. It served as the summer residential palace of the successive Dalai Lamas, it is recognized...
Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing Festival)

Gyantse as a county is small but a very lively 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, don’t...
Why Tibet Tour is a Good Hunt for Photography

Why Tibet Tour is a Good Hunt for Photography

Most of our clients and to-be-clients urge to come to Tibet for many reasons and features Tibet has to offer. One of the top reasons is Photography, every place and nation has its own unique culture, history and architecture, but Tibet as the roof of the world has a very unique landscapes, weather and a...
Saga Dawa (Vesak) - Festivals in Tibet

Saga Dawa (Vesak) – Festivals in Tibet

  Saga Dawa is the fourth lunar month and one of the four holy festivals in Tibet and all the Buddhist communities around the world. The actual festival is on the 15th day of the month, that’s when Gautama Buddha took Birth, Enlightened (attained Nirvana at the age of 35) and Died (or attained Parinirvana...
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