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A Complete Guide to Visiting Lhasa 2021 – Part I

A Complete Guide to Visiting Lhasa 2021 – Part I

The capital city and administrative center of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world and is the world’s highest capital city. It receives thousands of visitors every year and visiting Lhasa is dream come true for most the Tibetans in Kham and Amdo regions.  At an altitude...
Tibet Travel Permit Update For 2021-2022

Tibet Travel Permit Update For 2021-2022

Documents required to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for foreigners living and working in Mainland China. Scan copy or clear image of the main page of passport Scan copy or clear image of Chinese visa or President permit Scan copy or clear image of one of the following document Work permit /Foreign Expert Certificate...
Highlights of a Tibet Winter Tours 2022

Highlights of a Tibet Winter Tours 2022

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. Tibet Winter tours are the best choice for people wanting to tour Tibet on a budget, and it can make the tour even more affordable than...
Best places to travel outside of Lhasa

Best places to travel outside of Lhasa

Tibet is a huge place to explore. All Tibet tours start from Lhasa city, but there are many places to explore outside the Lhasa city. Some of the oldest Buddhist sites are in Shigatse, Gyantse, and Tsedang, part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Here are the top must-visit Buddhist sites outside Lhasa city.  Samye Monastery...
Buddhist Stupas-Tibet

Buddhist Stupas-Tibet

Tibetan buddhist stupa are symbolise of Buddha’s body, speech and mind. When the historical Buddha was cremated, his body was placed in a traditional Indian funeral cask to be cremated. This cask is called a Stupa ( in Tibetan we called it Choten). It has subsequently become for Buddhist what the cross is for Christian....
3 Days Kailash Kora –  Tibet Trekking 2021

3 Days Kailash Kora – Tibet Trekking 2021

3 Days  Tibet trekking is the easiest and the shortest trekking from Zutulpuk back to Darchen, the journey extends only 14km (but most of Explore Tibet’s Kailash trekking itineraries have shortened the journey by 2km). The only effort of the day would be the 200m descent. The last day trek is most important for Milarepa...
The Tibetan Rosary Beads

The Tibetan Rosary Beads

There are various forms of prayer beads used in almost all religions globally, and the different religions have their own exact number of beads per rosary. The Tibetan rosary beads or prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited while meditating. It is important that if...
Tibet travel news: Tibet travel permit updated.

Tibet travel news: Tibet travel permit updated.

Documents required to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit for foreigners living and working in mainland China. 1.  Scan copy or clear image of the main page of the passport. 2.  Scan copy or clear image of the main page of Chinese Visa or Residence Permit. 3.  Scan copy or clear image of one of...
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...
Tibetan Architecture - Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

Tibetan Architecture – Wondrous Tibetan Tradition

As your Tibet tour is going on, one of the most interesting thing you might notice anywhere in Tibet is the architecture, the earliest recorded religious architecture – the Jokhang temple in Lhasa (7th century) owes a lot of its influences from Newari (Nepal) and Pala (Indian) styles. Still, Tibet has gradually grown its own...
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