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Palcho Monastery

It is said that all your worries will vanish away if you visit a monastery. So, this time while you are visiting Tibet, don’t miss a chance to visit the Palcho Monastery. Considered as one of the main monastery in Gyantse, Gyantse County, this monastery is also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse. With notable 108 chapels in its several floors and the old Dzong or fort, this monastery is a complex of structures.

Highlights: The outline and design of Palhor Monastery is a union of the three groups to consolidate distinctive basic Zhacangs (space for ministers), revered gods and more coordinated Tibetan Buddhist Culture. One can also find the Myriad Buddha as a capable Buddhist image and a calling card, making Palcho Monastery turns out to be more appealing and unique.

Location: Gyangze, Xigaze, Tibet, China

Price: The entry is free of cost.
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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

If you are planning to visit Tibet this time then Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is a must visit place for you. Founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was built to maintain the peace and harmony with the individuals and world. The ministers living in this religious community form into solid individuals with empathy, a feeling of give up, trustworthiness and a profound regard for all creatures.

Highlights: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery looks to give the most ideal cutting edge instruction, alongside a profound and cozy comprehension of the legacy of Tibet. Tashi Lhunpo in its prime housed more than 4,000 monks and had four Tantric schools, each with its own Abbot. It is one of the four awesome religious communities of Central Tibet and was directed and cared for by the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas.

Location: 7 Jijilangka Rd, Sangzhuzi Qu, Rikaze Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China

Price: The entry is free of cost.
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Everest Base Camp Trek

Well known for its stupendous mountain tops and the unwaveringness and benevolence of its occupants (the Sherpas), the Everest locale (Khumbu) is a standout amongst the most mainstream destinations for vacationers in Nepal. While huge numbers of the courses through the mountains are challenging, there are abundant spots to rest and appreciate a feast along the way. Besides, don't stress over getting lost. Simply ask a neighborhood the path to the following town on your course, and they will guide you.



Location
: Tibet

Prices
: Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000

Best time to visit
: April to June and September to December

Altitude
: 5,380 m

Difficulty level
: high

Highlights
: • Trek to the foot of amazing Everest, the world's most noteworthy mountain. • Set out on testing treks to Kala Pattar (18,192'), Nangkartshang Peak (16,672'). furthermore, Everest Base Camp (17,590'). • Investigate Sherpa towns and the old Thami and Tengboche religious communities. • Visit a school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain town of Khumjung.
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Mt. Amnye Machen Trek

Mt. Amnye Machen has for some time been viewed as a holy mountain and a position of the journey. Previously, up to 10,000 Tibetans would make the 120-mile circumambulation of the mountain every year. The principal European adventurers depicted it as one of the colossal geological disclosures of the twentieth century. On your excursion to the heavenly mountain, drive by red dirt mountains, sand hills, and the Yellow River.



Location
: Amnye Machen

Prices
: Rs 6999 to Rs 7999

Best time to visit
: In winter

Altitude
: 8000m

Difficulty level
: Very high

Highlights
: • Nomads along the Amnye Machen range • Monastery on the north side of the mountain • Prayer flags across a high pass on Amnye Machen • Amnye Machen viewed from near Chuwarna (Xue Shan) • Nomad Tibetans around Amnye Machen • Pilgrims prostrating along the kora of Amnye Machen • Foreigners on an organized trek around Amnye Machen using yaks • Small village near the Amnye Machen glaciers
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Norbulingka

Lying at the western rural areas of Lhasa, Norbulingka is 2 km toward the east of the Potala Palace. In 1988, the State Council approved it to end up a national vital social relic security unit. On Dec. 14, 2001, the UNESCO included Norbulingka into the expansion subjects of the Potala Palace which is enrolled as a World Cultural Heritage site. In 2001, the State Tourism Administration evaluated Norbulingka as 4A on the national tourism locale level.

Norbulingka signifies "Treasure Garden" in the Tibetan dialect. It was first implicit the mid-eighteenth century and expected today's scale through numerous extensions. Norbulingka has 3 sections: the patio before the royal residence, the castle and woodland. With more than 400 arrangements of rooms, the greenhouse takes up 3.6 square kilometers, among which 3.4 square km are green knolls or woods.



Location
: Lhasa

Highlights
: • Temple • Losel Doll Museum • Shop • Hummingbird Café
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Yangbajing Hot Springs

Yangbajain is a town 87 kilometers northwest of Lhasa City. It is a rich green valley encompassed by the Nomads with yaks and sheep along the slope. The town is well known for its Yangbajain Hot Springs which are geothermic and have been created and used to deliver a large portion of the power for Lhasa and ranges adjacent. The field of Yangbajing Hot Springs field has a height of around 4500 meters which makes it the most noteworthy elevation of its kind in China.

The water temperature is around 30 to 84 degrees centigrade. The Yangbajing Geothermol Power Station is situated on the edge of the Yangbajing Hot Springs field. As the principal geothermal force station it has a territory of around 30 square kilometers.



Location
: Lhasa

Highlights
: • 87 Km’s long • Surrounded by green valley • Water temperature varies from 30 to 84 degrees centigrade
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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang signifies 'Place of Buddha'. Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was initially implicit 647 AD. Jokhang Temple is the profound focal point of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pioneers. Through ni It is said the site was picked actually by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.
The princess saw Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a "fiend's heart", a wellspring of abhorrence, and had it filled in and the sanctuary based on the site to balance insidious strengths.



Location
: Central Lhasa, 2 km (1.5 miles) east of the Potala Palace, in the middle of the Barkhor Street circuit.

Best time to visit
: Anytime in the year

Highlights
: • Life-Sized Sitting Buddha Statue • Tibetan New Year Celebration • Barkhor Street • Lhasa Mosque • Ramoche Temple • The Potala Palace.
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Meru Monastry

Another attraction in Tibet which is a must see for you is the Meru Nyingpa Monastry. Meru Nyingpa is an unassuming monastery settled profound inside the complex back streets and whitewashed dividers of the old Barkor neighborhood. Its history comes to back to the establishing of the Jokhang, to the starting point of Budhhism in Tibet. The Jokhang, housed inside the bigger complex of the Tsuklakkhang, is a notable structure and the focal church of the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Highlights: The religious community is swarmed with Tibetans thumbing prayer beads or chanting prayer. Another fascinating element of the religious community is one of a kind devout complex situated inside the focal point of Lhasa. The structure of Meru Nyingpa contains the components that portray the quintessential Tibetan Buddhist religious community.

Location: Meru Nyingpa Monastery is located in the Barkor area at the heart of the old city of Lhasa.

Price: The entry to this monastery is free of cost.

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What You Should Know More About Tibet

  • Travel Advice

    • Pre-decide all your stay and traveling facilities in advance.

    • Obtain all the permits and Visa for visits and carry a copy of it wherever you go as the entry and permit checking is very strict here.

    • Tibet is an oppressed land where people struggle and are yet positive. So, do not offend them or their culture in anyway.

    • Due to high altitude, Tibet has 40% less oxygen than in normal atmosphere. Hence, consult a doctor before your visit and take the necessary precautions.

    • There are no proper defined trekking routes and hence, take care of being on the most frequented routes as you might lose your track.

    • Take care of carrying your own supplies in abundance while on trek.

    • Tibet is a naturally serene place and hence, do not litter it in any way.

    • Maintain silence and decorum at religious places like shrines and monastery.

  • Drinking Laws

    There are not very strict prescribed laws about drinking age in Tibet, but it is advisable to follow the rule of minimum age of 18 years in order to consume alcohol.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Jokhang Temple

    Jokhang Temple is known as the spiritual heard of this sacred place. This was built during the mid-7th century and has been a witness to lot of important historic events. The intensely beautiful chapels, clouds of incense stick smoke, continuous hymns of religious prayers and monks worshipping is a sight which will leave you mesmerized.


    Mount Kailash

    Mount Kailash, the origin of 4 major rivers in Asia and supposed home of Lord Shiva is a magnificent peak located in Tibet. It is a pilgrimage site for worshippers as well as mountaineers, because this place is a trekking ultimate for a lot of people. This Precious Jewel of Mountains, always covered in Snow is a hectic trek and you need to have the right kind of endurance and medical fitness to trek on it.


    Everest Base Camp

    The Mt. Everest peak is indeed an aspired summit for a lot of people but the Everest Base Camp in Tibet is also a dream destination for trekkers. Located at an altitude of 5200m, you can reach here by jeep of on foot. The village houses a lot of camps, and will also give you a sense of the local Tibetan festivals, culture and lifestyle, against the backdrop of some of the most magnificent mountains of the Himalayas.


    Potala Palace

    The Potala Palace is an architectural wonder and the moment you see its glimpse, you will be stunned with the beauty it reflects. It is not a living monastery but a museum, which is actually a little depressing as it reflects the atrocities which Tibet faced and is a palace without the Dalai Lama living in it but still, this site is worth visiting once.


    Nam-Tso Lake

    This turquoise watered lake is a salt water lake at the foot of Byenchen Tanglha range and being at such a scenic spot at an altitude of 15,400 feet is truly a breathtaking experience. You can fill your soul with the beauty of the huge lake surrounded by blue skies and snow-clad mountains. This lake has been considered holy and sacred and hence, the aura around it is really different in a positive way.


    Drepung Monastery

    Constructed in the 15th century, the Drepung Monastery is one of the greatest monasteries in the world, which has been home to several Dalai Lamas. Located on a hillside, this is one of the least damaged holy shrines in Lhasa and has many of its heritage structures still intact. It still manages to reveal its true structure in the most authentic form and you should indeed visit this precious monument.


    Samye Monastery

    The Samye Monastery is the first Buddhist Monastery in Tibet and it is a complete adventure to go there because after driving till Lhasa, you have to take a ferry in order to cross the Tsangpo River and later get an open-air truck to reach Samye. You can also join a trek to reach here, which starts from the Ganden Monastery and witness the first and one of the most beautiful monasteries in Tibet.


    Draksum-Tso Lake

    This beautiful highland lake in Kongpo is encircled by sky-touching peaks clad with snow. This picturesque green lake has a lot of historical connections both related to Guru Rinpoche and King Gesar The Lake is known for a tiny island located in the middle of it and is home so several Nyingma nuns.


  • What will like you like there?

    Cultural heritage

    Despite of being exploited and half of it being nearly destroyed, Tibet has still managed to maintain the charm of its culture and traditions. People here follow their culture and tradition in the same way like was centuries ago and it is indeed a feeling beyond explanation to witness and feel this aura.


    Warm People

    Without any doubt, Tibetans are some of the most humble, warm and positive people you will ever meet. Despite of being oppressed for centuries, the kind of positivity these people have and the way they celebrate all the festivals with full happiness forgetting all their sorrows is something worth taking back.


    Nature’s Grandeur

    Housing the grandest peaks of the world like Mount Kailash and Everest base camp, Tibet boasts about some of the most scenic natural wonders in the world. The climate, the transparent lakes, mountain peaks, pollution free environment and freshness will leave you mesmerized.


    Monuments

    The monasteries and religious shrines at this place have architecture which is a treat to your eyes. Though a lot of it is destroyed during invasion, those that remain are a reflection of the grandeur that once existed and still, these monuments manage to charm tourists from all over the world.


    Local Cuisine

    The local cuisine, which is simple and non-spicy, consists of Thukpa, Momos, steamed vegetables and rice and once you eat it, you will forget all the other delicacies you have ever tried in your life and you will not get tired of eating the same things every day at all.


  • Recommended reads for destination

    Website

    Tibet Travel

    Forum

    Trip Advisor Travel Forum

    Books

    Trans Himalaya Discoveries And Adventures In Tibet, Vol.3

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