Experience the Difference…
Tibet is a plateau region north of the Himalayas with an average altitude of over 4000 meters above sea level. It is described as the “Roof of the World”. For centuries Tibet has been known as the last home of mystery, the hidden, sealed land where ancient mysteries still survive that have perished in the rest of the Orient. Many people from all over the world have Tibet as a trip destination for at least once in their lifetime.
After a glance at the reasons below, the Awe-inspiring Plateau Landscape, the Overwhelming Devoted Religion, the Welcoming and Friendly Tibetan People, the Long-standing Customs and Traditions, one will surely start picturing before their eyes a trip to Tibet as a must-visit place. A well-known English proverb says that “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”
1. The Awe-inspiring Plateau Landscape
In many respects, Tibet is synonymous with the image of Shangri-La and exoticism of a mystical land gifted with remarkable natural landscapes. Over one-fifth of world’s top 100 independent summits is situated in Tibet. They include the Mt. Everest (alt. 8844.43m), “the world’s summit”; the Mt. Cho Oyu (alt. 8201m), the sixth highest mountain on the planet; the Mt. Shishapangma (alt. 8013m), the fourteenth highest mountain in the world; and the Mt. Kailash, one of the most sacred spots on earth, and is also a holy pilgrimage site for many religious believers in South Asia including the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon faiths.
The land is also blessed with numerous gorgeous lakes including Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, Manasarovar Lake and Lhamo La-tso Lake. In addition, Tibet is gifted with many other natural beauties like deep canyons, grand glaciers, bare stones, Gobi desert, lush forest, wild species, and vast prairie.
2. The Overwhelming Devoted Religion
Religion is extremely important to the Tibetans and has a strong influence on every aspect of their lives. Tibetan Bon religion is the indigenous spiritual tradition of Tibet rooted before the arrival of Buddhism in the 7th century AD. But nowadays Tibetan Buddhism is the most widely practised religion, which is evident when you set your eyes on many things around you, even on the attractive key chains that you buy from the smallest street shops that have a depiction of Buddhism in some form or another. Tibetan people take their religion, beliefs and values very seriously.
Many ancient monasteries, temples and palaces are dotted around the land of Tibet. You can explore many best-loved religious sites, which would enable you to familiarize with the biographies of the renowned spiritual masters and scholars of the past, and also observe the unique landscapes and the buildings that represent Bon and Buddhist architectures. They include such sites as the Potala Palace, which was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gambo; Jokhang and Ramoche temples, which are two of the holiest Buddhist temples in Tibet, which were built in the 7th century; the Yumbu Lhagang Palace, which was built in the second century B.C. by the first king of Tibet ,‘Nyatri Tsenpo’; Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, which are the biggest learning centres of Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
3. The Welcoming and Friendly Tibetan People
Tibet has a rich cultural heritage as well as a deep unique societal tradition and values. Wisdom, knowledge about life, compassion, tolerance and peace of mind are some of the key values that underpin the Tibetan culture. The simplicity of life and the spirituality of minds of the people in this land are always distinct in many senses. Even a few days of stay and travel in and around Tibet will leave you with a strong impression of how simple traditional courtesies and values are being upheld, and the ways in which one can attain some of the desirable qualities such as compassion and empathy for others.
4. The Long-standing Customs and Tradition
As many cultures around the world, Tibet has formed its own unique customs and traditions over thousands of years. They include traditional beliefs and practices that are much related everyday lives (i.e. clothing, food, housing, festival, folklore, wedding, funeral, customs and social taboos), as well as special sectors such as animal husbandry, astronomy, calendric system, medicine, architecture, hardware, textiles, literature, paintings and sculptures, as well as other art forms – including music, dance and local operas.
Why not Book a 9 Days Mt. Everest Base Camp Adventure Tour to Tibet and Experience this Magical World of Culture!
This will be a great adventure tour, as you will have opportunities to see some of the stunning landscapes of Tibet and key historical and religious sites, such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, and Drepung and Sera monasteries.
Then, you will embark on an extended journey which will include overland travel through some of the marvellous landscapes and visits to key stunning sites. For example, the north-facing Mt. Everest (alt. 8848m), the Mt. Shisha Pangma (alt.8012m), the Yamdrok Lake, the Karo La Glacier, and the Pelkhor Chode Monastery in Gyantse, which has one of the best old towns in central Tibet.
Next, you will go to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city and home to the largest Buddhist monastery of Tashi Lhunpo. After Shigatse, the tour will take you through some of the high passes, including the Gyatso La, which offers sweeping views of the world’s highest mountain range, and the north-facing Everest Base Camp from a distance.
In addition, you will be able to experience an up close of the traditional lifestyle of the local Tibetans. We will arrange for your visit to a typical farmers’ village or a nomad tent, and ensure that you have plenty of time at your own disposal to see and feel what it is like to be eating in local Tibetan restaurants and have an afternoon or morning tea in local tea-shops.
A visit to Tibetan traditional handicraft centre will be also arranged during the tour to see and learn the extraordinary array of authentic Tibetan traditional and contemporary works of crafts and arts.
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