Getting to Know Tibetan Plants and Traditional Medicine
23 Nov 2016

Getting to Know Tibetan Plants and Traditional Medicine

The high elevation and stark habitat of Tibet create a unique home for plants and animals, and the region is a stunning location for trekking and touring. Visitors to Tibet may have a cursory knowledge of Tibetan culture, especially Tibetan Buddhism, but there is so much more to experience. One

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8 Tibetan Foods You Have to Try
20 Nov 2016

8 Tibetan Foods You Have to Try

A Tibetan food is mostly composed of dairy, meat, and a few grains. Rarely will you find fresh greens or vegetables. This makes sense as the environment is harsh, and few tender herbs will grow. However, the diet of meat, dairy, and grains is hearty and gives significant fortification after

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16 Nov 2016

Packing Tips for Tibet

Travel in Tibet is different to travel in many other places, especially if you are used to independent travel. You have to travel with a tour guide, as independent travel in the region is not permitted. This means that even if you’re an excellent packer, you might need to rethink

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19 Oct 2016

Trekking in Tibet

Trekking in Tibet offers you the opportunity to explore an incredible landscape and catch a glimpse of an ancient lifestyle. It is a fantastic experience and quite different to trekking in Nepal. The landscape does not come well-equipped with conveniently-spaced tea house accommodation, nor a ready supply of people waiting

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Photo: Piet Van Der Poet
14 Apr 2015

Cycling from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Lhasa to Kathmandu is an epic 1,100 kilometer journey, but more so if you power your own way across the high plateau and across even higher passes. It may be a bit easier nowadays with more black-topped roads. We had the advantage of an organized trip with a truck to

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Photo: Tashi Sherpa
13 Apr 2015

Trekking in Tibet: Some of the basics

The name Tibet conjures up exotic images of mountain passes, traditional villages and a simple, more spiritual way of life. As a region it has attained almost mythical status among travellers, partly due to the difficulties involved in reaching this remote plateau and partly due to the fantastic experiences that

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Mount Kailash
06 May 2014

Mount Kailash: Offering to the Sacred Mountain

Long shrouded in myth and mystery, Tibet lies on the roof of the world, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Central Asia. Amid this grandeur, rising alone from the western Tibetan Plateau, stands Mount Kailash (Kang Rinpoche) – the most sacred mountain of the world and earthly manifestation of the

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07 Jan 2012

Authentic and unpretentious Hotel Tibet

If you want to feel the real hospitality of Nepal in a lovely small hotel, with fantastic breakfast and helpful staff, this is the place to be in. It is famed for its hospitality and for making guests feel at home. Hotel Tibet Pvt. Ltd. is an unpretentious but reputed

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Lhasa
01 Jan 2012

Tibet Overland Tour with Everest Base Camp

Travelling in Tibet is one of the most sought after travel destinations of the world. Either for pilgrimage, spiritual or for the sake of great scenery, Tibet has always allured tourists from around the globe. The Tibet Autonomous Region lies in the southwest of China and in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

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