Tibetan Yoghurt and Shoton Festival

The Tibetan diet consists of mainly barley, processed into flour and used for things like tsampa, vegetables, soups, noodles, and the unforgettable yoghurt. Known in Tibet as “sho”, it is part of the staple diet of the Tibetan people, and is so popular it even has its own festival. Origins of Tibetan Yoghurt Yoghurt itself…

June 26, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibet Vista Travel Featured on InfoHub + GIVEAWAY!!!

We have just been notified by InfoHub.com that one of our tours – 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour – Best Price for Solo and Budget Travellers – has been chosen as their Unordinary Trip of the Month!!! InfoHub.com is the #1 travel portal on the net specializing in the out-of-ordinary, special…

June 20, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top 9 Attractions in Big Loop Tour around Tibet Ngari Region

Ngari region in the western Tibet is the horizon of the sky for Tibetans. The region also has a very high spiritual important as the holy Mount Kailash here is believed to be the centre of the world and the Lake Manasarovar is considered to be the mother of all holy lakes. Ngari was once…

June 13, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top Six Holy Lakes in Tibet

For the people in Tibet, religion is very important and shapes many aspects of the life. The dominant religion, Tibetan Buddhism, has blended many pre-Buddhism shamanic and animist beliefs into the current religion. These animist features make Tibetan people worships many snow-capped mountains and lakes. They believe the mountains and lakes are dwellings for deities…

June 11, 2017 BY Kunga

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Top Four Holy Mountains in Tibetan Buddhism

Tibet is not just a land of spectacular landscapes and lush grasslands, interspersed with crystal clear lakes and high, snow-capped mountains. The region abounds with holy sites of Tibetan Buddhism, historic monuments to long-dead lamas, and is full of legends that are often attached to its variety of natural structures. These mean a regular flow…

June 7, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Butter Sculpture – An Ancient form of Tibetan Art

There are many things in Tibet that most parts of the world find strange and intriguing. Probably one of the strangest, yet most beautiful, things to come out of this remote region of China is the Tibetan Butter Sculptures. What are Butter Sculptures Made from Tibetan Dri butter – the dri is the female yak…

June 1, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibet’s Magic Herb – Cordyceps Sinensis

What is Cordyceps Sinensis? Cordyceps Sinensis is also known as the caterpillar fungus and sometimes even the winter worm. It is typically mistaken to be a mushroom but is actual it is a parasitic fungus. It is also known as the zombie caterpillar and is native to China and Tibet. It has been known to…

May 26, 2017 BY Kunga

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Sakya Monastery, A Treasure House of Tibetan Buddhism

Sakya Monastery, in Tibet Autonomous Region, is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and is located in Sakya County, in Shigatse Prefecture, south-west Tibet. Around 160km southwest of Shigatse, the monastery lies on the hillside on the road to Tingri. History of Sakya Monastery Several decades before the rise of the…

May 22, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tsha Tsha – A Miniature of Tibetan Buddhism

One of the many unique arts of the Tibetan people is the Tsha Tsha, handcrafted figurines made of clay, and painted in vibrant colors. Tsha Tsha is made exclusively in Tibet, and is a small piece of Buddhist artwork that was introduced into Tibet from ancient India. The Tsha Tsha is used to express a…

May 17, 2017 BY Kunga

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Ngari, Tibet: A Star Gazer’s Heaven

When you’re standing on the rooftop of the world, it’s only natural, you’ll be at the best vantage point to see the night sky in all of its spectacular glory. Dark Sky Reserve in Ngari With low population density and few urban centres, Ngari in Tibet is a star gazer’s delight, boasting stunning views of…

April 16, 2017 BY Kunga

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