Specialties of Tibetan New Year

March 2, 2014 sees Tibetan New Year, or Losar, a grand manifestation of the Tibetan culture. Hereunder we pick some unique Tibetan festival items.
Butter sculptures

Specialties of Tibetan New Year1Butter sculptures, the largest and most elaborate New Year stockings are made around the time when the Tibetan New Year arrives. They are giant monuments built of yak butter or ghee (clarified butter) mixed with fat and wax. Illuminated with colored lamps and decorated with colorful dyes, the intricate sculptures commemorate various traditional stories and fables.


Highland barley seedlings

Specialties of Tibetan New Year2Highland barley seedlings are regarded as both interior decorations and bless for a harvest year. Usually they are grown one month before the New Year comes.

Prayer flags

Specialties of Tibetan New Year3The five-colored prayer-flags are impressive to those who have first been to Tibet. Those flags are hung on peaks, mountain passes, or by roads and monasteries. They are also named after the scripture on each flag. Blowing in the wind, they are also called sutra streamers.

So if you’re ready to an Adventure Tour to Tibet

1.) enjoy the mind-blowing Himalayas

2.) trek to the foot of Mt. Everest, the world’s summit

3.) explore mysterious Tibetan Buddhism

4.) appreciate the beauty of holy Tibetan lakes

5.) experience divine kora around holy Mt. Kailash

6.) witness exotic Tibetan culture

7.) taste Tibetan, Nepali, Indian cuisine

8.) look for a paradise of photography

9.) have safari on the roof of the world

Then Let’s Get Started with Our Local Tour Experts

Tell Us your Tibet Travel Plan

Have a Question? Ask below or call +86 28 85552138

Question Summary*



Please fill in your contact information, we will send you the answer by email


0 Comment ON "Specialties of Tibetan New Year"