Tibet is located at the main part of Qinghai Tibet Plateau, south west of China. Tibet is lying in the rain shadow of the Greater Himalayas beautiful never ending Landscape and surrounding my mountains. Tibet is roof of the world, most of land situated above 4000m (13000ft) from sea level. Third Pole of the Globe is located at the main part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau; The Tibet Autonomous Region with a population of over two million covers an area of 1.2 million sq. km.Tibet is bounded by Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province to the north, Sichuan Province to the east, Yunnan Province to the south east and countries like India, Burma, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal to the west and south. Although it’s a part of China, Tibet has a unique culture of their own; it is mainly inhabited by Tibetans, a minority nationality of old and mysterious people. Due to unique landscapes, religion and culture, Tibet has remained a hidden sanctuary to the world for many years and gained more popularity among enthusiastic travelers.
The economy of Tibet is dominated by agriculture, though tourism has become a growing industry in Tibet in recent decades. The main religion in Tibet is traditional old Tibetan Buddhism( Bonor Bonpo) , in addition there is Bon which was the indigenous religion of Tibet before the arrival of Buddhism in the 7th century CE (Bön is now similar to Tibetan Buddhism) though there are also Muslim and Christian minorities. The Staple foods in Tibet are roasted barley yak meat potatoes, and butter tea/green tea. Now they grow many vegetables and fruits in a modern green house.
Tibet has a long and complex history, written records have survived from the 7th Century A.D. however it is known that nomadic tribes populated Tibet as early as the 2nd Century B.C.The main land of Tiber is surrounded by High Mountain, old caravan trails, which cross mysterious landscape; through hidden valleys to exotic cites. All this combines to offers you a spiritual journey to highlights of your lifetime experience.
The major cities of Tibet are
- Tsetang .
This area is also considered as the cultural center of Tibet and Buddhism.
Main attraction of Tibet Tour:
Potala Palace: The Potala place, one of the most famous architectural works of the world. It was started build during the 5th Dalai Lama’s region in the 7th century. the Red Palace and the White Place of Potala is 110 m high with 1000 rooms .
Jokhang Temple: The Jokhang Temple situated in the centre of the old section of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple was built in the mid-7th century A.D. This four stories with splendid Golden roofs Temple is Tibet’s most secret Temple. The temple houses many historical relics Murals since, Tang Dynasty and statues of King Songtesn Gampo, Princess Wencheng, and Princess Bhrikuti Devi. “Princess Willow” (a tree), and “The Uncle-Nephew Alliance Tablet” can be seen at the front gate of the temple.
Norbulingka (official summer resident of Dalai Lama): There is a beautiful park in the western suburbs of Lhasa. It used to be the Summer Palace for the Dalai Lamas where they handled political affairs, and practiced religious activities. This park covers 40 hectare with full of various flowers, trees ponds, gardens, and pavilions.
Drepung Monastery: It is one of the great largest Gelukpa monasteries in Tibet. It is located 5km’s distance to the western suburb of Lhasa. Derpung means “rice-heap”.It was founded by Jamyand Chojey a disciple of Tsong Kapa in 1416.The monastery, occupying an area of 250,000 Sq.Km, with a fixed number of 7,700 monks, is the largest monastery in Tibet. The monastery keeps plentiful historical and cultural relics, Buddhist ancient scriptures, arts and crafts, scroll paintings.
Sera Monastery: It is lies 5km northern outskirts of Lhasa along the base of the mountain and edge of the Lhasa valley. It was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Choje, one of the eight disciples of Tsong Khapa, the founder of Gelugpa Sect, covering an area of 114,964 square meters.You will enjoy the unexpected architecture as you have an opportunity to learn history of Tibetan Buddhism. If you are lucky and reach there after 3 pm, you can see the exciting events of monks debating in the courtyard grounds.
Tashilunpo Monastery and Sigatse: It was founded in 1447 by Gendun Zhuba, one of the principal disciples of the Founder of the Yellow Sect Zongkaba, and was then enlarged consistently by different generations of Panchen Lama; the main chapel contains a 26 m high huge statue of the future Buddha.
Namtso Lake: It is located about 269 km from Lhasa, With an area of 1,940 square kilometers, the Namtso Lake is the second largest salt-water lake in Tibet and world highest altitude salt lake as well..
Mt. Everest: Qomolangma meaning “Goddess of universe” in Tibetan is the highest mountain on earth with an altitude of 8, 850 metres. Mt. Qomolangma,known to the western world as Tsedang
Mt. Kailash: Mount Kailash, one of the world’s most sacred mountain by Buddhists and Hindus
Manasarover; Lake:A Holy Lake: It is situated in the west Tibet between Mt. Kailash and Gurla mandhara mountain range. The Hindu and Buddhists believe that the lake is the bestowal from the heaven. The holy water can cure all kinds of diseases, wash people clean and get rid of people’s worries. After walking around the lake and taking baths at the Four Bathing Gates, the pilgrims can be free from sins and be bestowed happiness.