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Gongbo New Year celebration in Nyingchi, Tibet

Gongbo New Year celebration in Nyingchi, Tibet

The earliest Tibetan New Year festival in Tibet known regionally as the Gongbo New Year is an interesting occasion whose history traces back to the Gongbo king period. Now, the question is why do the Gongbo people celebrate new year festival so early? Surprisingly, Tibet has several regional new year festivals that includes Nyingchi Gongbo...
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To go on this sacred pilgrimage is to go on the journey of your lifetime!

As we arrived into Nepal we spent our first few days in Kathmandu. We had the opportunity to experience the intriguing beauty of Nepal, with its unique art forms and beautiful architecture.  It was fascinating to see how the Hindus and Buddhist peacefully  live together in this country.  As we started on our journey to...
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Gyantse Monastery

Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp – 10 Days

Explore Tibet’s rich culture and landscape with tours of remarkable monasteries, exotic caves, cultural sites and the EBC. Lhasa and Kathmandu are two exotic places that fixate every traveler with their spectacular beauty. Lhasa the “place of Gods” and Kathmandu, the “city of Temple” never fail to allure travelers from all around the world. Traversing...
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Yamdrok Tso Lake

Yamdrok Tso Lake – Largest Amongst Four Holy Lakes in Tibet

Yamdrok Tso Lake, also known as Yamdrok Yumtso, is one of the four largest holy lakes in Tibet, besides Nam Tso Lake and Lake Manasarovar. The lake is situated at the south of Yarlung Tsangpo river within Langkazi county in Shannan region of Tibet. Perched at an altitude of 14, 570 ft (4,440 m), the...
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Rongbuk Monastery – The Highest Monastery in the world

Rongbuk monastery, also known as Dzarongpu was initially established with the name of Dongnga Chöling in 1902 by the Nyingmapa lama Tsedru Ngawang Tenzin. The highest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the world lies near the base of the north face of Mount Everest, at the end of the Dzakar Chu valley at Basum Township in...
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10 Things You Should Know Before You Go to Tibet

Monks, monasteries, meditation and mountains – Tibet conjures images of blue skies, white ice and saffron robes of a spirituality pure Shangri-La. A trip to Tibet can be rewarding and adventurous, in fact a paradise for westerns as well as Asian travelers. Tibet tour offers fascinating views of the magnificent monasteries and the world’s highest...
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Top 7 Must-See Landmarks and Popular Places to visit in Lhasa

Top 7 Must-See Landmarks and Popular Places to visit in Lhasa

Explore Lhasa and capture its top 7 must-see landmarks in the canvas of your life long memory. Lhasa, in Tibetan, means “The land of gods”. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet. So, gear up for a typical Tibetan culture tour and savor the inimitable joys of your trip. There are...
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Top 10 Travel Tips for Tibet

1. Don’t Forget Your Tibet Entry Permit All non-Chinese passport holders need a Tibet Entry Permit to visit Tibet, and the only way to enter Tibet is to travel in groups. No individual travelers are allowed to travel to Tibet at the moment. All tours must be booked in advance by a Chinese travel agency....
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Top 8 things to do in Tibet

Tibet is all you’ve heard and everything you’ve imagined: a land of intense sunshine and towering snowcapped peaks, where crystal clear rivers and sapphire lakes irrigate terraced fields of golden highland barley. The Tibetan people are extremely religious, viewing their daily toil and the harsh environment surrounding them as challenges along the path to life’s...
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Journeying on the Silk Road

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and explore China’s oldest trade route and some of the country’s most dramatic sites and landscapes. Why Go Now The Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor, a 3107-mile stretch  of this ancient series of trade routes, where silk, porcelain, spices, and other goods were exchanged and where civilizations converged, was added to...
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