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20 Things to Do in Tibet

 
  • If you are looking for something which is truly heavenly you can witness the stunning scenery of Yamdrok Lake. It is a truly refreshing experience to see the turquoise blue waters. It will a truly refreshing experience. You can also take a private tour to Mount Everest which allows you to witness some spectacular views of the mountains.

    All the train lovers can experience the new Tibet railway which will let you see some of the most mysterious and beautiful area of the world. One can also watch monks debate scriptures at Sera Monaestry. During the debate they jump and make other interesting gestures which makes it a must watch for many tourists.

    Here are some of the best things to do in Tibet:

  • 01Yangbajing Hot Springs

    Image Credit : Matt Wan
    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.

    Image Credits : Greg Walters



    Location
    : Lhasa

    Highlights
    : • 87 Km’s long • Surrounded by green valley • Water temperature varies from 30 to 84 degrees centigrade
  • 02Tibet Biking Tour

    Image Credit :  Marc van der Chijs
    The Tibet bike visit begins from Lhasa on our 500cc Power-Bullets, with a Nepali camp and kitchen team and our Road skipper Hubert, who is an incredible Tibet master, with the experience or twenty trekking and mountain bicycle visits in Tibet. We are gathering reservations as of now and in the wake of counseling with our neighborhood organization in Kathmandu we chose to begin the arranging of the Tibet bike visit. Acquiring the important grant from the Chinese has again turned into a reality, at any rate that is the thing that we have been told by our organization in Lhasa/Tibet, in spite of the fact that there is no surety.

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    Location
    : Tibet

    Prices
    : Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000

    Best time to visit
    : May, June, August

    Difficulty level
    : 10/10 - Extreme

    Highlights
    : • Tibetan people and culture • Lhasa, Himalaya • Mt. Everest (Base Camp) • Gyantse Kumbum • Tashilunpo and many more monasteries.
  • 03Trekking

    Image Credit : Annette Bouvain
    Tibet outskirts India, Burma, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Covering a monstrous 1.22 million square kilometers, the level is encompassed by the most elevated mountain extends, the Himalaya toward the south, the Karakoram toward the west and the Kunlun toward the north. With a normal rise of 14,000 feet, Tibet is actually the most elevated country on earth. This biological system and a considerable lot of its species are presently endangered.Not just is Tibet home to Chomolongma – the nearby name for the most noteworthy crest on the planet, additionally to an inconceivable society and history that radiates from the high, bone-dry level that portrays this striking area.

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    Location
    : Tibet

    Prices
    : Rs 6200 and up

    Best time to visit
    : All seasons are perfect except snowy (Nov-March)

    Difficulty level
    : 10/10 - Extreme

    Highlights
    : • Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse • Classic, natural beauty of the Tibetan plateau • Tea with nomads and nuns • Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit • Potala Palace
  • 04Camping

    Image Credit : Matt Ming
    On the off chance that you wish to get a closer affair of being a traveler in Amdo, this outing is for you. You will camp at Kusum, the heartland of roaming area, where Mongols live today as the lion's share who has kept the methods for travelers for a long time. The best time for this excursion is from May to late Sept. High on the green fields of the Tibetan level, Tibetan wanderers live in amicability with their creatures and the earth. Outdoors with migrants offers a one of a kind chance to find out around an antiquated lifestyle while personally encountering Tibetan society. Toward the day's end, unwind while drinking margarine tea, eating yak jerky, and swapping stories with local people.

    Location
    : Tingri County, Shigatse, Tibet

    Prices
    : Rs 8000 and up Best time to visit: April to June, and September to December

    Difficulty level
    : 8/10

    Highlights
    : • Camping • Trekking • Photography • Shopping • Visit Tsuglag Khang • Enjoy Momos
  • 05Hiking

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    Tibet, place that is known for soul and dream, is constantly strange to trekkers. Lying in the shadow of Himalaya, the amazing high level scene of Tibet offers awesome open doors for trekker. Regardless of what your advantage is, suppose climbing great towering mountains, hovering around heavenly lakes, going to hallowed cloisters, riding steeds over the limitless meadows, or trekking through national parks, Tibet has something for you. Here are a few prescribed trekking courses in Tibet which offer you amazing perspectives and life-changing encounters. Above all, the courses are available to all levels of abilities and experience.Gandan to Samye trek is the best long trek, which costs you 4 to 5 days.

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    Location
    : Tibet

    Prices
    : Rs 5000 and up

    Best time to visit
    : April to June

    Difficulty level
    : 9/10

    Highlights
    : • Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse • Classic, natural beauty of the Tibetan plateau • Tea with nomads and nuns • Camping • Trekking • Photography • Shopping
  • 06Yak Ride

    Image Credit : Joanne Wan
    Encompassed by immense mountain ranges in a horde of hues, meadows so green your photos will dumbfound your companions, lovely individuals who still wear their conventional attire as regular clothing, and a religious commitment and intensity obscure anyplace else on the planet, Tibet is nearly the remainder of the WILD Asian human advancements. Come see it before it goes Western! Subsequent to the principle charms are distant the beaten track, far from the urban communities (other than Lhasa, obviously), inquisitive explorers at long last can visit these WILD country ranges, even with no Tibetan or Chinese dialect abilities! more on attractions in Tibet.

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    Location
    : Tibet

    Prices
    : Rs 20,000 and up

    Best time to visit
    : April to September 

    Difficulty leve
    l: 5/10 

    Highlights
    : • Classic, natural beauty of the Tibetan plateau • Tea with nomads and nuns • Tea with nomads and nuns • Camping • Trekking • Photography • Shopping
  • 07Visit Monasteries

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    Encompassed by immense mountain ranges in a horde of hues, meadows so green your photos will dumbfound your companions, lovely individuals who still wear their conventional attire as regular clothing, and a religious commitment and intensity obscure anyplace else on the planet, Tibet is nearly the remainder of the WILD Asian human advancements. Come see it before it goes Western! Subsequent to the principle charms are distant the beaten track, far from the urban communities (other than Lhasa, obviously), inquisitive explorers at long last can visit these WILD country ranges, even with no Tibetan or Chinese dialect abilities! more on attractions in Tibet.

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    Location
    : Tibet

    Prices
    : Rs 30,000 and up

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

    Highlights
    : • Photography • Shopping • Tibet Biking Tour • Classic, natural beauty of the Tibetan plateau • Tea with nomads and nuns • Camping • Trekking
  • 08Potala Palace

    Image Credit : Mengjie Jo
    This astonishing castle has the pleasure of being the most astounding antiquated royal residence on the planet, with its most noteworthy point achieving 3,750 meters (12,300 feet) above ocean level, towering 100 meters (300 feet) over the city of Lhasa. The Potala Palace has remained for quite a long time as a demonstration of the Tibetan individuals and their convictions. A huge number of travelers from around the globe come each year to pay reverence to this great home and the image it remains for.

     

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    Location
    : central Lhasa, 2 km north of the Lhasa river, 5 km south of Sera Monastery, 3 km east of Norbulingka, and 2 km west of Jokhang Temple

    Best time to visit
    : Any time in year

    Highlights
    : • The Red Palace • The White Palace • Inside the Potala Palace • The Golden Roof Group
  • 09Barkhor Street

    Image Credit : Antoine 49
    Situated in the old range of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is an extremely antiquated round road encompassing the Jokhang Temple and local people are constantly glad for it. As an image of Lhasa, it is additionally an unquestionable requirement see place for guests. It's said that in 647, the main Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617 - 650) manufactured the Jokhang Temple.

    Because of its brilliance, it immediately pulled in a great many Buddhist explorers. Additionally you can see a few explorers strolling or advancing body-lengths by body-lengths along the road. Indeed, even some of them are youngsters or have encountered a great many miles' stroll to achieve this hallowed spot. The way they express their devotion could make you comprehend the blessedness of religion.

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    Location
    : Central Lhasa

    Best time to visit
    : Any time in year

    Highlights
    : • Buddhist worship • Watching pilgrims do prostrating obeisances • Shopping • The Circumambulation Road • Makye Ame • Canggu Monastery
  • 10Lake Yamdrok

    Image Credit :  Esther Lee
    Lake Yamdrok, Lake Nam, and Lake Manasorova are the three holy pools of Tibet. Lake Yamdrok is said to have the capacity to offer Tibetans some assistance with finding the resurrected soul of the Dalai Lama. After a Dalai Lama passes away, the senior friars are dependable to discover the kid in whom the resurrected soul of the Dalai Lama has gone to tolerate.

    They come to Lake Yamdrok to serenade and implore, and toss hada (a bit of silk utilized as a gift object) and other heavenly articles into the lake to get the impression of the particular area of the Dalai Lama's spirit. The view is best seen from a separation, up on a mountain.

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    Location
    : Nangartse County, Shannan Prefecture

    Best time to visit
    : April to November

    Highlights
    : • Photography • Bird watching • Samding Monastery • Hiking • Camping • Shopping • Photos with Local Animals • Stunning Scenery of the Lake • Bird Watching • Samding Monastery
  • 11Attend Losar

    Image Credit : Christian Fortier
    Tibetan New year, otherwise called Losar, is the most imperative celebration in the Tibetan timetable. Tibetan New Year is said to most recent 15 days, however the initial 3 days are generally essential. It is mostly celebrated over a time of 3 days in late The Tibetan date-book comprises of 12 (or 13) lunar months, and Losar starts on the principal day of the Tibetan year. The Tibetan date-book is lunisolar and verging on indistinguishable to the Chinese schedule.

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    Losar is commended by Tibetan individuals. It is set apart with antiquated functions that speaks to the battle in the middle of good and insidiousness. There is droning and going of flame lights through the group. A specific measure of levity is given by occasions, for example, the move of the deer and the diverting fights between the King and his different pastors. Losar Festival is described particularly by moving, music, and a general soul of fun.
  • 12Gyantse Damar Festival

    In the event that you need to go to Tibet around June, Gyantse Damar Festival is an absolute necessity for you to encounter. This celebration is held in the fourth month of Tibetan date-book( or June in sun oriented calender) and it can be gotten to easily as it covers the hot Tibet travel course. Damar celebration in Gyantse is more mainstream for nonnatives to comprehend it well. This celebration is set up in 1408 and the agriculturists and herders from each parts of Tibet accumulate in Gyantse for steed dashing, bows and arrows rivalries, horsemanship show took after by few days'entertainment or picnicking.



    Location
    : Lhasa

    Best time to visit
    : Any time in the year

    Highlights
    : • Fast running horse competation • A well decorated horse. • Many horsemen with Typical local Ethnic dress up. • Hundreds of bussinessmen diplaying the local products. • Showing different skill during Archery competition. • Hundreds of Tibetan spectators with typical ethnic dress up.
  • 13Join The Commemoration of Tsongkapa

    Image Credit : Lyle Vincent
    Tibetan individuals are an ethnic gathering great at singing, moving and horsemanship. Tibetan individuals are additionally a gathering with faithful religious conviction and a long history of love nature, similar to mountains and lakes. Profoundly affected by these elements,festivals in Tibet are likewise firmly associated with religions and nomadism. Since Tibetan individuals dependably lead an existence under brutal indigenous habitat and dedicated conditions, they are emphatically anxious of a superior life and trust that God and Buddha can ensure them.

    Consequently, they express their request to God to divinities, Buddha and nature on specific celebrations. There are more than 100 noteworthy or minor celebrations consistently. For whatever length of time that you stay in Tibet for half month in any season, you will surely to go over a celebration there, and you will be flabbergasted by festal party of the Tibetan individuals.

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    Location
    : Tibet

    Highlights
    : • Tibetan New Year • Great Prayer Festival • Butter Lamp Festival
  • 14Tashilhunpo Festival

    Image Credit : Jan Reurink
    Tashilhunpo Festival, otherwise called Buddha Exhibition Festival in Tashilhunpo Monastery appreciates high prevalence among neighborhood Tibetans and sightseers. The celebration goes on for three days amidst the fifth lunar Tibetan month. Occasions achieve its peak with the uncovering of an enormous four-story-tall thangka (religious painting) on a tower behind the cloister.

    The agenda revolves around the Lhasa city and its encompassing beautiful spots and visitors head to Tashilhunpo Monastery where you can partake different religious occasions that must be seen amid the enormous celebration. Tibet travel grant and all other vital licenses to Tibet. All cabin recorded in the schedule; it's your choice about the settlement class: extravagance 5-star universal inn, agreeable 4-star lodging, financial 3-star inn or spending plan inn, guesthouse or tent.

    Location
    : Lhasa

    Highlights
    : • Potala Place • Johkang Temple • Barkor Street • Drepung and Sera Monastery • One Day Tour for Tashilunpo Festival • Yambulakhang Palace • Tadruk Monastery • Departure from Tsedang
  • 15The Grand Party of Tibetan Nomads

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    It is trusted that Tibetans get from Qiang People, the wanderers in old China. It is the intermarriage between Qiang People and neighborhood tribes that prompts the presence of Tibetans. Because of the serious environment, compelling height and badly designed transportation, and so on.

    Tibetans have since a long time ago depended on pastoralism for survival. Accordingly, customarily Tibetans are understood for being strong travelers, an ethnic gathering that live one next to the other with domesticated animals and nature. In spite of the fact that nobody can tell the accurate number of existent migrants in Tibet, an expected around 2 million including travelers and semi-wanderers couldn't turn out badly.


    Location
    : Tibet

    Highlights
    : • Harsh Environment and Tibetan Nomads • Tibetan Nomad Mastiff • Lake Manasarovar Kora • Visit a Tibetan Nomad Tent • Tibetan Nomad Life and Livestock • Tibetan Nomads Tour - Meet nomads on the Trekking Path
  • 16Yushu Horse Racing Festival

    Image Credit : Keith Tan
    Horse Racing Festival in Yushu of Qinghai territory is one of the three most acclaimed steed hustling celebrations in Tibetan region. It begins from 25th, July and more often than not goes on for a week, significantly more. The commonplace celebrations include horse races, yak races, pulls of war, what might as well be called a weight-lifting competition, eating and drinking and also moving and singing exhibitions, showcase of conventional Tibetan outfit, and so on.

    Image Credits : Keith Tan



    Location
    : Tibet

    Highlights
    : • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet; • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary; • Personal knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide; • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size; • Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary; • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car; • Tourist accident/casualty insurance; • First aid kit;
  • 17Kailash in Saga Dawa Festival

    Image Credit : Bob Witlox
    The celebration of Saga Dawa marks the edification of Sakyamuni, and happens on the full moon day of the fourth Tibetan month. The celebration is required to most recent a month, amid which a sizable number of travelers will end up staging so as to celebrate it different religious occasions, the most alluring of which is the hovering around Mt. Kailash for love. Around then, not just would you be able to see grave Buddhist exercises like droning, moving and playing religious instruments, and love, and so forth. Voyagers might have an opportunity to watch the Kailash Kora (hovering around religious locales ) and join Tibetans to supplicate, offer tips to poor people, and visit cloisters, and so on. All cabin recorded in the schedule; it's your choice about the settlement class: extravagance 5-star global inn, agreeable 4-star lodging, monetary 3-star inn or spending plan inn, guesthouse or tent.

    Image Credits : Bob Witlox



  • 18Namtso Lake

    Arranged at a height of 4718m, Namtso, alongside Yamdrok Tso and Manasarovar is considered as a sacred lake venerated by Tibetans. The lake remains as a cherished memory to Tibetans and it truly signifies 'heavenly or consecrated lake'. Namtso extends similarly as 70 kilometers from the east toward the west side of the lake and not just is it generally perceived as the second biggest saltwater lake in China additionally the saltwater lake with most elevated height on the planet. The amazing turquoise water ladies the skyline, making it hard to tell whether you are strolling on the water or the elevated snow-topped bumpy extent approaching a long ways ahead is inside of your simple scope.



    Location
    : Damshung County, Nagqu Prefecture; 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of Lhasa city, 4½ hours’ drive.

    Best time to visit: June to September

    Highlights: • Go down into the entrails of the Potala Palace, the great yet spiritless bastion of the Dalai Lamas. • Join the rearranging, mumbling pioneers around the places of worship of the Jokhang Temple, the otherworldly heart of Tibet. • Take after friars, beggars and kindred travelers around the Barkhor Street, Lhasa's entrancing medieval explorer circuit. • Take in a supplication to God meeting or some friar debating at Sera and Drepung Monastery, two of the biggest and most in place of Tibet's incredible religious communities.
  • 19Norbulingka

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    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.

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    Location
    : Lhasa

    Highlights
    : • Temple • Losel Doll Museum • Shop • Hummingbird Café
  • 20Shoton Festival

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    The Shoton Festival is a standout amongst the most mainstream conventional celebrations in Tibet. It praises eating yogurt, the Tibetan ministers who end their season of reflection, the viewing of Tibetan emotional musical dramas, and Tibetan Buddhism. It is held every year in the month of August, or late in the 6th month or ahead of schedule in the seventh month of the Tibetan date-book.

    The Shoton Festival has turned into a far reaching festivity that impacts the way of life of Tibet. It is an incredible event for both Tibetans and voyagers. It has likewise turned into a business sector time, and a period for rivalries, exhibitions and amusement.

    Image Credits : M T



    Location
    : Lhasa

    Highlights
    :  Interested in celebrating the Shoton Festival? China Highlights offers you the unique opportunity to celebrate the festival as locals do. China Highlights has a special tour to Tibet each year to coincide with the Shoton Festival.