Tibet is one of the most beautiful tourism destinations in the world that everyone wants to visit for ‘precious memory of life’. Also known as the ‘roof of the world’, Tibet is the highest region on earth sharing its border with Nepal. It has become the number 1 choice of the visitors who crave for delving in the splendid nature by enjoying the unique rich culture. The artistic Dalai Lama palaces and ancient Buddhist monasteries are the manmade landmarks that draw the attention of the travellers worldwide. Salt-water lakes, large rivers, natural caves and Everest Base Camp North Face are natural beauties to promote Tibetan tourism.
The Potala Palace, also known as the ‘Palace of Tibetan Art’ is the central cultural and historical milestone of Tibetan sightseeing tour. The summer palace of the Dalai Lama, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Another must-visit cultural site in Tibetan Autonomous Region is the Norbulinka Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama between 1649 and 1959. Norbulinka, now a park, is the largest garden in Tibet famous for the best scenery and most historical sites. The greatest Tibetan Shoton Festival which falls on any date between 15 to 20 August is celebrated in this park. If you plan Tibetan cultural tour in this time, you can indulge in the ethnic songs and cultural dances.
Namtso Lake is the second last salt water lake in China which is one of the must-visit natural sites of Tibet. Meaning a ‘holy lake’, Namtso is situated at the elevation of 4,718m that it looks like exactly a lake in the sky. The scenery of this holy pond almost attached to the sky and surrounded by the gigantic snowcapped peaks are worthy of visiting. Another important water body not to miss during Tibet tour is Yamdrok Lake which is popularly known as the ‘Coral Lake’. The Samding Monastery which is the only Buddhist shrine run by a female tulku in Tibet has added to its beauty. Surrounded by the high mountains and waterfalls, the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the world. The diverse species of flora and fauna found around the canyon make your tour more meaningful.
Located at the Bharkhor Square, Jokhang Temple is the supreme temple of Tibetan Buddhism that you must visit while in Tibet. Built by combining Chinese Tang Dynasty, Indian Vihara and Nepalese architectural designs, it is the most sacred and important shrines for Tibetans. Next attraction of Tibet is Tashilhunpo Monastery, which was built in 1447 AD by Gendun Drup including Ganden, Drepung and Sera monasteries. It is the largest monastery in Shigatse which can accommodate around 2,000 nuns and monks for carrying the Buddhist rituals. You can see the 26.2 meters tall statue of Maitreya Buddha in the Maitreya Temple of Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Mount Everest North Base Camp (5,200m) is the closest place one can reach nearby the summit of the world’s highest peak. Climbing Everest summit is everyone’s dream once in a lifetime that remains merely a dream for many of those people. Mt. Kailash is another calling natural site, which is popular as a pilgrimage to the isolated pyramid on the Tibetan Plateau. The abode of Lord Shiva Mt. Kailash is close to the Holy Mansarovar Lake that you can experience in Kailash Mansarovar tour. One of the highest altitude lakes located in the Tibetan Plateau, it is a sacred shrine for the Hindus, Buddhists, Bon and Jains. Likewise, Lulang Forest (meaning ‘Dragon King Valley’ in Tibetan dialect) is yet another natural heritage that you must visit during your Lhasa Shigatse Tour. It is a typical plateau forest on mountain slopes having from low to high bushes, dragon spruce and pine trees. The people of the scattered villages around this forest use the cultivated meadow area with the water of a rivulet.
There are other beauties of Tibet excursion that are worthy of exploring at least once in lifetime. Drepung Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Basum Lake, Tibet Museum, Bharkhor Market, Segrila Mountain and Everest Tent Camp are some of them. Tibet fulfils the imagination of Shangri-La to the western people who come to witness its surreal natural beauty and ancient Buddhist culture. You can plan for Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour, Beautiful China and Holy Tibet Tour, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Lhasa Sightseeing Tour, etc. For choosing the right Tibetan Tour package, you can contact Orbit Alpine Adventure via email, phone calls, WhatsApp or site booking facilities.