News & Notes

Including travel updates and news on Tibet and all other Tibetan region

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    Tibet closes for foreign Tourist from June 18th, 2016

    Dear Travelers, Tibet will be closed for foreign tourist from June 18th til June 23rd. The process of Tibet permits will be stopped during this time and resumed on June 24th. So if you are planning to travel to Tibet during this time, you have to reschedule either before or after this ban. With said More »

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    Yak Butter Sculpture in Tibet

    Tibetan New Year is the biggest holiday in Tibet. This year 2016 in Western calendar is the year of Fire Monkey year 2143 in Tibetan Calendar. New Year holidays lasts 15 days from the first day to the 15th of the first month in the Tibetan Calendar. On the 15th, which is also a full More »

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    Tibetan New Year 2016

    Today, on February 9th is the Tibetan New Year. It also called Losar in Tibetan. This is the largest holiday in Tibet and it is celebrated in most of Tibetan regions including Amdo and kham. SnowLion Tours wishes you all the best in the coming year!  

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  • magnitude of 6.4 hit nearby Xining, Qinghai Province

    Last night at 01:15 am a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck between Dola (Qilian county) and Gyado (Men Yuan County) in Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Amdo, Qinghai province. It’s about 120 km away from Xining. Our friends and families who live in Xining felt strong shaking, everyone ran out More »

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  • Ganden Ngacho Chenmo – Tsongkhapa’s Butter Lamp Festival

    Today, 25th lunar day of 10th lunar month, is Ganden Ngacho Chenmo – Butter Lamp Festival.

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    Saga Dawa Festival in Tibet

    Saga is a Tibetan name of a star. On every 15th of 4th lunar month, this star known as Saga appears and shine. Therefore 4th lunar month is called as Saga Dawa ( Dawa means month ), the month of Saga Dawa is observed as a trisects of three important moments of Buddha’s life. On More »

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    Lhaze – worship ground of Mountain God in Tibet

    Lhaze is a place for worship and make offerings for mountain gods in Tibet. It can be seen at the mountain pass or on the top of a holy mountain. The Dzongkar Lhaze(on the picture)is the largest Lhaze in Tibet. It’s located on the mountain Dzongkar Kyiri about 60km to the west of Xining, Qinghai More »

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    Lhasa city will be closed for foreign Tourists at the beginning of September 2015

    Tibet Tourism Bureau officially stopped issue Tibet Travel Permits at the beginning of September after a meeting on Wednesday (Sept 19th). The exact dates are from September 1st til September 12th.  Those groups which are registered at TTB before Shoton Festival still could go to Tibet. However, these groups CAN NOT stay inside Lhasa during More »

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  • Central Tibet is closed from September 1st 2015

    Tibetan Autonomous Region will be closed to all foreign tourists from September 1st. Although there is no official information at the moment, it will probably be reopen in 7 or 1o days.

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    Labrang Great Kalachakra Empowerment 2015

    Geshe Jamyang Gyatso (རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དབྱངས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་མཆོག), one of the great teacher of Penchen Lama from Labrang Monastery gave Great Kalachakra Empowerment (དུས་འཁོར་དབང་ཆེན) in Gangya Grassland near Labrang Monastery from June 27th  to June 30th, 2015. It became one of the largest Kalachakra Initiations in entire Tibet in the recent years. There were more than 10.000 tents dotted More »

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