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Tibet is a holy and sacred place. The air has less oxygen but the country has built a strong faith. The combination of less oxygen, clouds like cotton scattered in the blue sky, crystal lakes, silvery snow mountain and vast grasslands. Additionally, the yaks in the backdrop of colorful Tibetan decoration will delight you throughout the trip. Tibet; the closest place to paradise!
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Trip Length: 4-5 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Lhasa is said to be the closest place to heaven. There, you’ll be amazed by the Jokhang Monastery, the Ramoche Monastery, the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Balang Street. These are well-known sacred places for pilgrims of Tibetan Buddhism. You can also take a glimpse at the local ethic events like horse racing and events staged in Niangre.Learm More Customize a Similar China Tour
Trip Length: 5-7 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Lhasa is a charming city located 4,000 meters above sea level. There, bathed in a religious atmosphere, you can listen to your heart and find your true self with the locals. In Lhasa you’ll see the bluest sky and brightest sunshine in the world. You’ll experience prayer as local Tibetans sing melodious folksongs, while prayer flags dance with the wind.Learm MoreCustomize a Similar China Tour
Trip Length: 5-7 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Zedang is known as the cradle of Tibetan culture. Long ago, local Tibetans travelled there to multiply and build homes. It is home to the first Tibetan palace, also known as the Yongbulakang Palace and has a history of over 2000 years. The ancient tomb of a Tibetan King and Yongchang Monastery are located there as well as where Songtsen Gampo and Princess Wencheng used to live.Learm MoreCustomize a Similar China Tour
Trip Length: 7-10 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
Nothing is more compelling than the Mount Everest also known as the highest in the world. Visitors in Tibet will be fascinated by the magnificence of its peak. There, you can see hundreds of glaciers converging with one another. What a picturesque landscape! In the morning you can see Mount Everest from a distance in the glow of sunrise. The mountain is covered with snow year round, forming a winter wonderland that does not fail to appeal to visitors.Learm MoreCustomize a Similar China Tour
Introduction to Tibet
Tibet Autonomous Region, also known as the “Roof of the World” is located in China’s southwestern border southwest of Qinghai-Tibet plateau. It is the highest region on earth with an average elevation of more than 4,000 meters. It has an area of over 1.22 million kilometers squared and takes up one-eighth of the total area of China, next only to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Tibet is often a mystery for millions of people because of its holiness. Countless people from within China and abroad have dreamt of visiting Tibet. Tibet has long been well-known for its unique geological features, splendid natural scenery, magnificent ethnic culture and unique local customs. This is why it became the “Holy Land” for many tourists, mountain explorers, and scientific researchers worldwide.
Introduction to Lhasa
Lasa (Chinese pinyin: Lasa) is known as “the City of Sunlight” and “the Holy Land.” It is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. With a history of about 1,300 years, Lhasa is a famous historical and cultural city. It has an area of 30,000 kilometers squared and is home to 550,000 people. Of these people 87% of are of Tibetan nationality and the rest are people from 31 ethnic minority groups.
Festivals in Tibet
There are many popular festivals in Tibet, among which Tibetan New Year, Great Prayer Festival, Butter Lantern Festival, and Shoton Festival are the most famous ones.
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Tibet
Tibetan Opera, the most popular traditional opera of minority ethnic groups in China, is of numerous art varieties and schools due to the different natural conditions, life styles, cultural traditions and dialects in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Tibetan play in Tibet is the precursor of Tibetan opera. Spread to Tibetan areas in Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan by monks and pilgrims that pursue further training in temples in Tibet, Tibetan play developed into many branches including Huangnan Tibetan opera of Qinghai, Gannan Tibetan opera of Gansu, and Seda Tibetan opera of Sichuan. Tibetan play is also popular in Tibetan-inhabited areas in India, Bhutan and Sikkim, etc.
The best time for you to go to Tibet is between July and September. Tibet has intensive polar radiation, long duration of sunshine and low temperature, along with decreasing temperature decreases as altitude increases. Tibet is also characterized by a division of humid and dry seasons with most of its rainfall in the nighttime. In Tibet, the winter is dry, cold, windy and long; the summer is mild, rainy and it hails often. Generally, the four seasons are not distinctive. In most parts, the average temperature in the hottest month is below 15℃ and the average temperature in January and July is between 15℃ and 20℃, which is lower than that of any part of the eastern plain at the same altitude.
The Zang are the most prominent minority culture in Tibet. Tibet is sparsely populated with 90% of its population living a nomadic life and most of the farmers inhabit the valley of Brahmaputra River and its tributaries—the Niyang River and Nianchu River. Most of its crops consist of wheat, peas and rapeseeds. The northern prairie covering most of the land is home to the herdsmen and to flocks of yaks and sheep. The other 10% of the population live in town mainly to do business and manufacture handicrafts, most of them being workers and government officials.
Safety and Healthcare Tips
People traveling to the plateau will inevitably face the risks of being afflicted with altitude sickness. Generally speaking, when you’re 2000-2500 meters above sea level, chances are high that you will suffer from mild altitude sickness. More than 3000 meters will be noticeably more severe.
Whether your state of health enables you to take on the challenges posed by the environment or not is a question that you need to ask your doctor. Your doctor should do some basic tests and make sure that you are in proper health.
Luxury Hotels in Tibet
St. Regis Lhasa Resort 5*
Located on Jiangsu Road (in the area around the ancient Bafang Street), St, Regis Lhasa Resort is blessed with convenient transportation. It is a 10 minute walk to Dazhao Temple, 8 minute drive to Potala Palace, and 75 kilometers away from Lhasa Gonggar International Airport. St. Regis Lhasa Resort has refined and spacious rooms, private villas, as well as deluxe suites (including president suites). The highlight of the hotel lies is its butler service, which is geared towards tourists’ needs. St. Regis Lhasa Resort has Social All Day Dinning Restaurant (open to guests 24 hours a day), Yan Ting Chinese Restaurant, Si Zi Kang Tibetan Restaurant, Tea Room and Wine Bar. There is a large selection of food here to choose from. The hotel’s unique spa features, Tibetan-style herbal therapies, help relax and ease altitude stress. Additionally, you can go swimming in the Golden Leaf Swimming Pool, or can practice yoga (or Pilates) in the outdoor garden.
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