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Sight Seeing Tour of Tibet

Sight Seeing Tour of Tibet

Tibet is a most unusual and beautiful place. The majority of it's land rests above 4000 meters (13,000 feet) and is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides. The awe-inspiring Himalayas are the highest in the world, as is the never ending Tibetan plateau. It is a place for the rugged adventurer as well as the spiritual wanderer.

Tibet is a land held back in time, housing many secrets. Nomads remain much the same as they did one hundred years ago. Roaming the plateau from winter and summer camps the nomads still mainly subsist from their yak herds. Then, there are the monasteries which are striving to find a place in a country that's suddenly facing the 21st century.

The Tibetan people and their religion have been inseparable. Even in their earliest myths one finds references to Tibetan religious beliefs. Originally, the Bon religion dominated Tibet. After the introduction of Buddhist statues and later, sanskrit documents from India, Buddhism crept increasingly into Tibetan culture. Tibetan Buddhism is the culmination of some early Bon beliefs, Indian buddhist texts and several great lamas. Buddhism and politics had been interwoven since King Songsten Gampo married a Chinese and a Nepali princess, who were both intergral in the emergence of Buddhism. It was the Fifth Dalai Lama who actually built the Potala Palace as the government seat and religious center. A theocracy had prevailed until 1951.

Program of Sight Seeing Tour

Discovery Tibet 17 days

Discovery Tibet 17 days

TIBET-from north of the Himalaya, Tibet beckons and is a magical country of snow-capped peaks soaring to dizzying heights. Tibet still exerted a strong pull on the imagination of the world and this program is very ideal to first time visitors.

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Kailash Circuit Parikarma

Kailash Circuit Parikarma

MT. KAILASH & MANSAROVAR, high on the remote western Tibetan plateau, in the northernmost region of the Himalayas, sits the mystical Mt. Kailash. The very fact one thought of proceeding to Kailash and Mansarovar is a “call from within”.

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Monasteries of Tibet

Monasteries of Tibet

Tibet is country of monastery landmark and mysterious places are rare to be found in the world,Tibet is an exception and literally the highest nation on earth. Nearly half the world’s population lives downstream from Tibet with five of Asia’s great rivers in ...

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