Sakya Monastery, Do I Need to Add it to My Tibet Trip or Not?

Sakya Monastery is the seat of the Sakya Sect, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Situated at about 4,300 meters on the way from Shigatse to Lhatse, this monastery is quite worth visiting especially for those heading for Everest Base Camp. Introduction of Sakya Monastery Located around 130 kilometers to the west…

March 20, 2020 BY Kunga

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Top Seven Tips for a Comfortable Tibet Winter Tour

Visiting Tibet in winter is an enriching activity practiced by a growing number of travelers. The world’s highest plateau is particularly tranquil during this season when it comes to tourist crowds. But, if you are up to some bustle, local religious festival celebrations will give you plenty of opportunities for that. Tibet in winter is…

December 6, 2019 BY Kunga

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Top 9 Things to Know Before You Travel to Tibet in 2018

1. Tibetan New Year and Chinese Spring Festival on February 16, 2018 In China, the Tibetan New Year and the Spring Festival are not fixed. Sometimes the difference is two or three days, sometimes a month apart. However, there are overlaps, and it happens to be the same day: February 16, 2018 in Gregorian calendar.…

February 13, 2018 BY Kunga

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Experiencing Horse Racing Festivals in Tibetan Area

Tibet Autonomous Region or more popularly known as Tibet has many variety of experiences to offer to the enthusiastic wanderlusts visiting her. And except for its cultural and scenic charm, the festive spirit of the entire Tibet makes the travelers want to go back to her again and again. A lot of popular and unique…

October 10, 2017 BY Kunga

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Traditional Ongkor Festival Celebration in Tibet

The Ongkor Festival is one of the most important festivals in the Tibetan Calendar. Usually held at the end of summer, it celebrates the upcoming harvest, and literally means “make circle round the field”, or “surrounding the farmland”. Also known as the “Bumper Harvest Festival”, it is held in farming communities across the region to…

September 25, 2017 BY Kunga

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Why Tibetan People Like Hanging Prayer Flags ?

Tibet is a land of customs and traditions. Woven in its air is a deep sense of spirituality that never fails to enamour the inhabitants as well as the tourists. Tibet is known for its unique rituals, distinct belief system and religious accessories that Tibetans use to worship and pray. Thinking about Tibet, the first…

August 7, 2017 BY Kunga

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Nagqu, Home to Qiangtang Nomadic Culture

In Tibet Autonomous region, there are seven prefectures and the Nagqu prefecture is the largest administrative division of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It has an area of 450,537 square kilometers with a well constructed and facilitated airport and a railway. The airport, Nagqu Dagring Airport is considered to be world’s highest altitude airport, standing at…

July 31, 2017 BY Kunga

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Tibetan Mask & Cham Dance Festival

The art of Tibetan masks forms part of the traditions of Tibetan culture, and is steeped in history. The masks, which are traditionally used in Buddhist festivals, and date back to before the 6th century. Significance of Tibetan Masks Tibetan masks often embody the wrathful deities of Tibetan Buddhism, and are meant to drive fear…

July 10, 2017 BY Kunga

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