Tibet is one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations and there is adventure indeed hidden around almost each and every corner. Lhasa, the capital lies high in the arid wilderness of the Tibetan Mountains, its name “the Roof of the World” is no idle statement. The valley bottoms of Tibet are higher than the highest mountains elsewhere. It’s snow covered plateaus are the highest in the world and apart from Everest, which Tibetans see from ‘the other side’, many mountains are over 15000 feet. Lhasa, at (3,590 meters), is Tibet’s religious, cultural and economic center. The 1000 room Potala Palace physically dominates Lhasa City.
Places of interest in Tibet
Zhangmu (7,000 ft.) better know by its Tibetan name, Khasa is a small settlement clinging to a bill side 10km inland from the friendship Bridge across the Bhotekoshi river after the closure of the china/India border from Gangtok, Zhangmu has become the major treading post between Tibetan and Nepal. The climate is quite different from the hinterland. The bills around Zhangmu are heavily wooded with innumerable waterfalls in summer and frozen icicles during winter. It has a bank, a post office a, government store, and is presently undergoing a construction boom to meet the demands of trade and tourism.
There are many different festival mostly based on Buddhism. Tibetan New Year is the most important and popular festival in Tibet known as Lhosar, the festival starts from 1st to 3rd of the 1st Tibetan month of Tibetan Calendar (February). Specially made offerings are offered to family shrine deities. Doors are painted with religious symbols and other painstaking jobs are done to prepare for the event. After dressing up, people “open” their doors with prayers and go to monasteries. People visit their neighborhoods and exchange their blessings (Tashi Delek) in the first two days. Celebration is the theme during the session. On the third day, old prayer flags will be replaced with new ones. Other folk activities may be held in some areas to celebrate the events.
Mount Kailash tour package starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu towards Mt.Kailash with sightseeing tours at the famed ancient towns and cities of Nylam and Saga. On arriving Nylam, our adventure starts off away from the main highway to Western Tibet for some days, the road climbs to the […]
Tibet Tour Packages, a journey of a life time, at the roof of the world with exciting adventure on route, crossing over 4,800 to 5000 meter passes with stunning picturesque scenery of the landscape, rural villages, people, monasteries and breathe-taking views of range of snow capped mountains. This is truly […]
Tibet Group Tours, a journey of a life time, at the roof of the world, with exciting adventure on route, as you will be driven through at the ‘roof of the world’ capital, Lhasa. The city of Lhasa is a mixture of old and new, the new Lhasa is a […]
Truly a fabulous tour (Tibet Trekking Tour) which offers awesomely beautiful picturesque landscape, colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and […]
Kangshung face of Everest trek, one of the most spectacular treks across the border, the trips begins with a sweeping flight to Lhasa at 3,650m. with superb view, flying above the world’s greatest snow peak range. On arrival at Lhasa, guided cultural tours with ample time for acclimatization before starting […]