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Overview of Tibet

Tibet is definitely a beautiful and wonderful territory, located on the highest plateau on Earth at an average altitude over 4000 meter. It is nowadays the South west frontier of China. Within its borders there are more than fifteen peaks above 7000 m. Among which eleven are over 8000m. For centuries this mysterious Buddhist kingdom, locked away in its mountain fastness of the Himalaya. It still has a unique hold on the imagination of the West.

Tibet has proved over the years its way of life has been able to withstand this influence. The power of thought and life itself overcoming the modern ravages of politics. Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. Tibet travel offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks. The  stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable peoples you will ever meet.

Tibet History

Between 1950 and 1970, the Chinese wrested control of the plateau, drove the Tibetans’ spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and some 100, 000 of Tibet’s finest into exile and systematically dismantled most of the Tibetan cultural and historical heritage, all in the name of revolution.

Lhasa however remains the major focus of Buddhist worship anywhere in the world, a place for the traveler to cast away any preconceptions he or she may have and join in Tibet’s journey of discovery along the way at least for a while. Monasteries have been restored across the country, along with limited religious freedoms. Your trip will take you past glittering mountain turquoise lakes and over high passes draped with prayer flags.

For many people, Tibet is a uniquely spiritual place. Those moments of peace, fleeting and precious, when everything seems to be in its proper place, seem to come more frequently in Tibet, whether inspired by the devotion apparent in the face of a pilgrim or the dwarfing scale of a beautiful landscape.

The own unique cultures and traditions of the Tibetans Monpas, Lhopas, and Moslems and their style of large exciting celebrations will keep you astonished. Through the high passes ornamented with colorful flags beating endlessly against the stone cairns, to the blue salt lakes of Namtso, you will travel an ancient trail alive with color, ritual, and history.

Visit the the Roof of the World

Tibet is entirely within and encompasses most of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau or the Plateau of Tibet, with an average altitude of over 4,500 meters above the sea level. It is known as The Roof of the World and The Third Pole of the Globe. Tibet is synonymous with devout religious practices, especially in Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. The people living in this vast land are mainly Tibetan, an ethnic group with bold and uninhibited characteristics.

They take beef, mutton and dairy products as staple food, which protect them from severe cold. Tibetan people grow crops under harsh climatic conditions. The main grain crop grown here is the barley. The popular Zanba and barley wine are made from it. Tibetan culture developed in Tibet, largely isolated from the rest of the world. Human activities can be traced back to the late Paleolithic Period.

The journey to unlock the complexities posed by this arid mass of discovery (almost the size of Europe) begins with probably the most dramatic flight in the world. From Kathmandu, you will be transferred by a van/coach to Kodari (Tibet border 116 km) accompanied by our escort and from Tibet border onwards, Tibetan crews will drive you all the way to Lhasa.

Tibet can be divided into three parts; the East, the South and the North. The Eastern part is forest region which occupies around 25% of Tibet. The Southern part is open grassland occupying almost a half of Tibet. The Southern and Central region is an agricultural region occupying the rest of Tibet as well as containing all the major cities Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Gyatsa, and Tsedang. This area is also considered as the cultural center of Tibet and Buddhism.

Tibet Tour in Lhasa

Spiritual traditions, temples and monasteries, lakes and rivers, and mighty snow clad peaks are just a few of the intoxicating wonders to be experienced by adventurous travelers who get the opportunity to visit this land. Despite untold ravages brought about during the Cultural Revolution, Tibet’s past grandeur, majesty, monuments & mystery still remains undiminished. Visit Lhasa’s many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan, spectacular Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. Cross the highest passes as Khamba La, Karo La and Gyatmso La that proves to be the adventurous hiking. We will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. Tibet Lhasa offers the best view of Mt Everest from north face and advance base camp.

Best time to visit Tibet is from July to September

You can travel to Tibet throughout the year but mid July through to the end of September is the best period. The temperature varies sharply from the south grassland to north plateau. The south is warm and rainy. Most rain falls during May to September. It is warm from June to August.

The coldest months are from December to February and crossing over the passes becomes almost impossible. Below given is a table of average temperature, rainfall and sunshine hours in Tibet. The weather is cold, harsh and dry. You will need enough warm cloths, tennis shoes, suntan cream, sunglasses, hats, scarves, lip guards etc.

Traveling Tibet can be such as to explore people lives in different parts of the world, to see beautiful places, to experience the historical monuments, to escape from regular life and experience adventures. Tibet can be the destination that you are dreaming for and will make your dream come true.

Visit Sera Monastery in Tibet

Sera Monastery  tour in Tibet is together with Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa are known as the Three Great. Sera, in Tibetan, means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it. The Sera monastery was completed in 1419. The monastery is magnificent and covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). Scriptures written in gold powder, fine statues, scent cloth and unparalleled murals can be found in these halls. The purpose of the sera monastery 4nights/5days tour is also to raise funds for Sera Jey Monastery.

Sera temple is designed around a Main Assembly Hall, which is the grandest hall of Sera, occupying a floor space of 1,000 square meters. The four-storied hall has four chapels in which Arhats, Manjushri, Tsong Khapa, and Chenrezi are enshrined. During the 1959 revolt in Lhasa, Sera monastery suffered severe damage, with its colleges destroyed and hundreds of monks killed.

Visit the famous Potala Palace, the Jokhang

The valuable Buddhist sutras that Jamchen Chojey brought back from Beijing are kept in a sutra pigeonhole adjacent to the hall. The monastery’s unique tradition and its philosophical curriculum has attracts hundreds of pupils each year and is presently recognized as one the largest and premier leading Buddhist monastic institutes in the world.

Sera Monastery tour is a fine introductory tour to the heart of Tibet. Start the tour with Fly over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa and tour this ancient Buddhist Capital. You first visit Potala, a splendid summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Visit the famous Potala Palace, the Jokhang, great monasteries and walk through the bustling Barkhor Market. Visitors who go to the Sera monastery are very interested in the debating of Buddhist Doctrines.

The Sera Bengqin Festival is a grand festival held in the Sera Monastery on December 27 of the Tibetan calendar (about February in the Gregorian calendar). The Norbulingka Palace (summer palace of the Dalai Lamas) along with a round of the Sera monastery is the other highlight of this Sera and Drepung monastery tour in Tibet package.

Lhasa Tibet Everest base camp trekking

It is the entire rage trekking destination in Tibet. Most of Tibet’s territory being high mountains above 4,000 meters. The region has rightly earned the nickname of “The Roof of the World.” Tibet Lhasa Everest base camp tour offers superb Himalayan scenery including Mt. Everest 8848m. The beautiful landscape and Tibetan monasteries as Lhasa Potala palace, Drepung Monastery etc. The Everest Base Camp Trekking from Tibet is a journey of lifetime. You will also explore and experience the Tibetan amazing culture, brown rolling hills, wrecked forts. The artistic monasteries and centuries old caravan trails. Exploration of Everest base camp from Lhasa is the uncovering of mysterious Buddhist Kingdom  of Tibet is still a mystery for the  foreigners.

Everest base camp trekking via Tibet trip starts with scenic flight to Lhasa. It also offers a magnificent views of Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. Spend two days exploring the Lhasa city. We will visit Lhasa’s many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan, spectacular Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.

Enjoy the highest passes of Khamba La, Karo La and Gyatmso La

Tibet EBC camp tour continues through the valleys of Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, Shegar and Dingri to Everest base camp. On the way we will cross the highest passes as Khamba La, Karo La and Gyatmso La that proves to be the adventurous hiking. We will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. We also  pass High Mountain passes, beautiful Tibetan villages and colorful slopes of the Tibetan hills.

Next five days of Everest Base camp trek from Tibet is trekking to the Base camp. Trek along Ra Chhu stream to beyond Chholling and past the village of Lungjhang. We climb over Lamna La with Gyachung Kang and Cho Oyu off to the south; and descend to Zommug, the highest permanent settlement in the Everest region. On the path we are rewarded with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma, with clear views of Everest as we turn into the Rongbuk Valley.

Arriving at Everest Base Camp and be face-to-face with ‘Chomolungma’ north face (the Tibetan name for Everest) is the best and breathtaking moment of this trek. Then we return our path to Zhangmu for the journey back to Kathmandu valley.

Lhasa Everest base camp trekking in Tibet is for those who are in good health, enjoy hiking and traveling and don’t have any underlying health issues that might be worsened by spending nights at high altitudes. A trip to significant places of interest in Tibet comprises cultural, historic and natural attractions of Tibet and outstanding Everest base camp trek is full of astonishing possessions.

Simikot Kailash Lhasa trekking

This trek offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Mt. Everest, Holy Himalaya Mt. Kailash, ancient cities, lush valleys, beautiful landscape and Tibetan monasteries. This Tibet Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour will offer the excellent type of trekking fluency, which takes you to Tibet’s mythical Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, via the hidden upper Humla valley in Nepal’s western most Tibetan frontier. Simikot Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour in Nepal-Tibet offer an great opportunity to experience Tibetan ancient culture and Tibetan tradition travelling through the wonderful mountain area, past typical villages, along rivers and across the highest Passes.

Nepal Simikot Kailash trek tour’s legendary reputation draws pilgrims from throughout Asia to walk the sacred path around the earthly incarnation of the mythical Mount Meru and Lake Mansarovar.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Simikot starts with flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj with good views of the Himalayas. Early next morning we fly north to Simikot; headquarter of Nepal’s most remote district, Humla. We ascend to a nice forest ridge above the town of Simiko. From here  continue through jungle & villages along Karnali River toward Dhara pokhari.

We’ll visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. We follow the Humla Karnali basin to Kermi. Crossing the Salli La Pass walking along a relatively flat terrain we arrive at Yalbang. Passing small villages of Munchu, Yari, sip and Hilsa, we reach to Mansarovar. En route we visit the Dhungkar Choezam Monastery, crosses Thado Dhunga (4043m). We will also reach the base camp for the Nara la pass (4580m). It offers  incredible views of the Tibetan Plateau before arriving at the village of Ranipauwa and cross the Nepal-China (Tibet) border.

Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Simikot

The drive through the green pastures and huge valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.  Mansarovar is the most venerated of Tibet’s many lakes. Explore the Garuda Valley containing mysterious caves some of which have never been explored.

After Simikot Mansarovar tour we drive to Tarboche which is the starting point of Five days of Kora of Mt. kailash. We walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us up to Dirapuk, with a fine view of the north face of Mount Kailash.

It’s a tough climb to the summit with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion and descends down to Dzutul-puk. There is a monastery and several meditation caves and a cave containing an image of Milarepa. Pass by the small towns of Zhongba and Paryang. We continue driving today along stretch of road, passing through the small, dusty town of Zhongba, Saga en route to Shigatse. Visiting the Tashilhunpo Monastery, we will visit Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum at Gyantse.

Next two days of Simikot Kailash Lhasa tour is exploring of the Lhasa city. We will visit Lhasa’s many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Visit the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan, spectacular Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. The Simikot Mt. Kailash Mansarovar trekking trail ends with a journey back to Kathmandu.

This Simikot Kailash trekking tour is highly recommended to those who are fond of experiencing Buddhist traditional culture, tradition and life style of Tibetan Buddhists. Simikot Mansarovar tour is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights.

Tibet Birdwatching

Tibet ”Roof of the World” is one of the most noteworthy places in the Earth offers awesome cloister sights, stunning high-elevation treks. The  shocking perspectives of the world’s most noteworthy mountains and a percentage. The friendliest individuals anyplace on the planet and also a superb spot for bird watching tour.

Over 488 species of bird are in Tibet and about 18 nature reserves are there. Five of these are National Nature Reserves in which uncommon and valuable creatures are protected. There is more than 2,300 types of insects; 64 types of fish.

There are  45 species of amphibians; 55 types of reptiles also found there, taking after Nature Reserves are famous for. The Qiangtang Nature Reserve for Wild Tibetan Yaks and Black necked cranes, Asses and Gazelle. The Markam Nature Reserve for yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey. The  Shenzha Nature Reserve for Black necked Cranes.  Nyingchi-Dongjug Nature Reserve for Antelopes. The  Riwoge-Chamoling Nature Reserve for Red Deer.

In Tibet, Snow Pigeon, Tibetan Pheasants, and Black necked cranes and so forth uncommon winged creatures for you to watch. Key ornithological attractions in Tibet incorporate Tibetan Eared-bird, Derbyan Parakeet. There is also  Black necked Crane, Tibetan Blackbird, Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush and Giant Babax.

 

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