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Why the Everest Base Camp Tours in Tibet Better Than from Nepal | Explore Tibet

Why the Everest Base Camp Tours in Tibet Better Than from Nepal | Explore Tibet

The North Everest Base Camp in Tibet is one of the most popular destinations for travelers, and every year thousands of tourists head for the land at the roof of the world to visit this massive peak. The highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is a huge draw for tourists to the region and...
The Saga Dawa Festival at Mount Kailash

The Saga Dawa Festival at Mount Kailash

Held in Tibet every year, the Saga Dawa festival is one of the four major Buddhist festivals of the year, and occurs on the 15th day of the fourth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar. An important festival for both Buddhists and Hindus, it celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha Sakyamuni, who...
Tibetan Prayer Flags

Tibetan Prayer Flags

Traditionally, prayer flags are colorful rectangular pieces of cloth that are used to give blessings to the countryside, as well as in many forms of Tibetan Buddhist prayers. A common misconception among non-Buddhists is that prayer flags carry the prayers of the people to the gods. This is not true. Tibetan people believe that the...
Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air as Tibet opens for the 2018 Tourist Season

Spring is in the air, and in Tibet, that means the start of warmer weather, new growth, blooming trees and flowers, and most of all, the start of the tourist season. Since February, there has been no international tourism in Tibet, due to the closure of the region for the Losar (New Year) celebrations. As...
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...
Nagchu – The Land of Nomad

Nagchu – The Land of Nomad

If your last trip to Tibet didn’t make it feel like it, you are missing the true components of Tibet-ness in your Tibet tour itinerary, what you need is more of authentic Tibetan experience which has become rare by a lot in the recent few years of full head-first stride of modernization. Among the few...
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...
Gonchen Or Derge Monastery In Kham-Tibet.

Gonchen Or Derge Monastery In Kham-Tibet.

Derge monastery in Kham is also known as Gonchen Gompa. One of the large Sayka monastery in Kham region of Tibet. Gonchen monastery was erected in 1385-1464 by Thang Tong Gyalpo, we popularly utter him as Chakzampa because he was the first iron chain maker in Tibet and he made 58 the iron bridge around...
Kriti Gonpa-Amdo-Tibet.

Kriti Gonpa-Amdo-Tibet.

The first Kirti Monastery founded by Kirti Rinpoche was in Gyelrang. These days the two main Kirti Monasteries are in Taktsang Lhamo and Ngawa region of Amdo. There are around 700 monks at Takstang Lhamo monastery and is located in the Zorge district, Sichuan Province.Rongpa Chenakpa, a renowned disciple of Tsongkhapa established kriti monastery in 1472 as...
Densa Chenmo Sum-Explore Tibet.

Densa Chenmo Sum-Explore Tibet.

Tibet is a land of religion and you will encounter countless numbers of big and small monasteries every where in Tibet with very ancient historical background. one of the most popular monasteries are called Densa Chenmo Sum which included Drepung,Sera and Ganden and known as Gelukpa monasteries. In the early times there were around 10,000...
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