Monthly Archives: March 2014

Camping with Tibetan Nomads

Written on March 18, 2014 at 19:37, by

Living in yak-hair tents on the grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, Tibetan nomads lead simple lives. In the mornings, the women milk the yaks. Afterwards, the men take the sheep and the yaks out to graze while the women stay home and make milk tea. Nomad children either help their fathers herd the animals or More »

Tibetan Mandala དཀྱིལ་འཁོར

Written on March 14, 2014 at 19:03, by

Mandala or དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་in Tibetan is a circular diagram, highly technical and precise, representing an idealized Tantric Buddhist, it also used in Hindu or Bon Meditational Deity and surrounding idealized universe. The name of Mandala is a Sanskirt which means cosmogram or world in harmony.  Mandalas usually are painted on cloth,  walls of monastery or temple, More »

Tibet Holy Mountain Treks

Written on March 10, 2014 at 20:50, by

For centuries, Tibetans have been traveling to holy mountains as an act of pilgrimage. In Buddhism, pilgrimage refers to the journey from ignorance to enlightenment, from preoccupation with material concerns to a deeper awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. In Tibetan, the word for pilgrimage, nekhor, means to circle around a sacred place. Through circling More »

Packing List for Travelling to Tibet

Written on March 8, 2014 at 21:08, by

We have received many inquires regarding what to bring for their Tibet trip.  Tibet is a very unique place by culturally and geographically, so we made this Tibet Packing list for your reference. When packing for Tibet, there are two main ideas to keep in mind. One, pack light. Two, layer your clothes. Tibet sits More »

How to plan a trip to Tibet – Travel Advice on Tibet

Written on March 7, 2014 at 14:17, by

In the mind of most travelers, Tibet is a remote region tucked away in the Himalayan mountains. Long isolated from the rest of the world, Tibet was a forbidden land impossible to enter. But now Tibet is easier to access than ever. Here’s some advice on getting there. Tibet Travel Permits All travelers to the More »

Tibet Train Ticket

Written on March 4, 2014 at 20:06, by

Since the Qinghai – Tibet Railway opened in 2006, millions of travelers have taken the train into Lhasa. The railway travels through remote areas of eastern and northern Tibet, across frozen plains, and over high mountain passes. In addition to offering passengers a glimpse of the incredible scenery of the Tibetan plateau, the train also More »