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On the Road, Never Miss These Authentic Tibetan Experiences

Latest Update: September,25 2018

Tibet, the holy place where breathing-taking natural scenery and fascinating cultural customs mix together, is a dream land for many tourists. Apart from visiting hot attractions, many interesting experiences along the road will also embellish your tour which you should never miss.

For some travelers entering Tibet from a city with relatively low altitude, Nyingchi is an ideal choice. It’s mild in climate and attractive in scenery. Renowned as “Oriental Switzerland”, Nyingchi is not only famous for Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon but also the Peach Blossom Festival held in every March. At that time, you will enjoy the beautiful picture formed by a large lush blossoming peach on the mountain root and snow-capped mountaintop faraway.

peach blossom in NyingchiThe beautiful picture formed by blooming peach flowers and snow mountains far away

For most travelers, Lhasa is usually their first stop in Tibet. Having finished the day tour in Potala Palace, Barkhor Street or Jokhang Temple, watching the grand show of Wencheng Princess at night will be a visual and audio feast that is highly recommended for you.

wencheng princess showOur client is taking pictures with actors in the show

barHave a drink with friends to enjoy the night in Lhasa

tibetan foodDon’t miss Tibetan hotpot during your tour

tibetan workshopVisiting handicrafts workshop in Lhasa is also an novel experience

Except for the routine tourist sightseeing, there are some special activities that will give you different experience. You can hang around in Tromsikhang Market, a very big and busy small commodity wholesale market in Lhasa to experience the daily life of local people; or you can also take ride of a rickshaw to look around slowly in Lhasa downtown to experience local customs and practices. Some Tibetans will set up a stall at the roadside to sell some ornaments like Tibetan-style bracelet and necklaces. If interested, you can stop and buy one for memory.

tromsikhang marketShoping in the Tromsikhang Market

tibet family foodYou can try local Tibetan food in a Tibetan family

sweet tea houseGuests are enjoying Tibetan noodles and sweet tea in a sweet tea house

rickshawTake a rickshaw to tour leisurely in Lhasa downtown

stallA stall selling Tibetan style decorations

Heading to Everest Base Camp from Lhasa, you’ll obtain many novel experiences along the way. When you drive from Lhasa to Shigatse, you’ll pass Gampala pass and have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. At Simila Pass, you can hang pray flags. This will be a fresh and interesting experience for many tourists. Don’t miss it.

tibetan mastiffTourists can take photographs with Tibetan Mastiffs in Gampala pass

hang prayer flagsHang pray flags at Simila Pass

On the road, except for fascinating natural sceneries, herds of yaks and Tibetan goats frequently encountered on the road will often attract tourists’ attention and make them stop for a picture. If you are lucky enough, you may see some wild animals such as argali, goral and kiang.

yaksYou can often meet many yaks on road in Tibet

kiangKiang can be spotted on the roadside of northern Tibet grassland

small town in gyangtseWhen you are heading to Shigatse, you’ll pass Gyangtse Fortress in Gyangtse

countryside in gyangtseExperience the country life on your way to Shigatse

Having arrived Shigatse, you are recommended to visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. It’s also the biggest and most important monastery in Shigatse. Watch monks debating and the Panchan sermoning on the square, you will be immersed in a pure world of religion.

sermon in the courtyardTea break during monk debate in Tashilunpo Monastery

tashilunpo monasteryYou can chat and take a photo with monks in the monastery

pilgrimsTake a rest during your visit,you may meet some old laies coming for kora and treat you with sweet tea

millVisit the mill for making Tsam-pa in Shigatse

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass and Gawu La Pass. With an altitude of 5205 meters, Gawu La Pass is the grandest viewing platform in the world to see snow mountains. From here, you can see four snow mountains towering over 8000 meters. With winding roads beneath, you will enjoy an extraordinary view from here.

gawula passYou can appreciate a great view on Gawula Pass

meditation in rongbuk monastery Tourists in meditation cave of Rongbuk Monastery , a temple near to EBC

Finally, we will arrive at the most important destination of the tour - Everest Base Camp. Don’t forget to bring you with a camera to record the stunning views. In the sunny day and clear night, you may see amazing sunrise and the Milky Way. Additionally, to spend a night in EBC tented camps will also be a once- in-a-lifetime experience.

cameraDon’t forget to take some photographic equipment to record the majesty of Mt. Everest

ebcTake a photo at everest base camp

ebcIn the sunny day, you can take a clear picture of Mt. Everest

night skyIn good weather, you can see Milky Way in the sky above Mt. Evertest

Namtso, as one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, is another must-see attraction for every traveler. Located in the northern Tibet grassland with an altitude of more than 4700m, we strongly recommend you to visit it on your last day of Tibet tour. And it takes only about 3 hours to drive from Lhasa to Namtso. At the lakeside, you can take ride of a yak to have a memorable picture with the blue broad lake. Besides, you can also take some pictures of the flying sea gulls circling above the lake.

namtsoOn the lakeside of Namtso

seagullsSeagulls are perching on the lake surface of Namtso

In fact, except for what we have introduced above, there are still a lot fresh experiences on the road waiting for you to be explored, such as camp on the lakeside of Manasarovar, explore the authentic Tibetan life in the countryside, take pictures with splendid sceneries on the roadside and try some sweet fruits on the border. These fresh experiences will lighten your journey to make it unique and impressive.

If you want an unforgettable journey, just pack up and go ahead, you’ll obtain colorful experiences in Tibet.

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