• Boutique hotel in Lhasa
  • Pilgrims
  • Potala
  • Monks of Jokhang monastery
  • Children playing amidst handwoven carpets

Tibet TAR Related Activities

MAKING NEWS!

  • Helicopter charter service in Lhasa

    Tourists will now enjoy a wings over view of Lhasa city provincial capital of Tibet Autonomous Region with the operation…

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  • Tibet Airlines flies into Kathmandu

    Lhasa based Tibet Airlines has commenced flights linking the western China city of Chengdu with Kathmandu capital of Nepal.  A…

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  • New! Highway Kathmandu to Lhasa opens

    The overland highway between Nepal and Tibet TAR has opened now making it possible for International tourists to travel through…

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  • Boutique hotels in Kathmandu

    Boutique hotels in Kathmandu offer visitors the opportunity to stay close to World Heritage Sites and enjoy a unique experience. …

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  • Annapurna & Everest treks perennial favourites!

    In a good news report by a California-based structural engineering company Miyamoto International of California, US commissioned by the Nepal…

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  • Book Bhutan Festival Join - in Departures 2018

    Bhutan Festival Join-in Departures 2018 are set giving an opportunity for individuals and couples to enjoy these festivals in the…

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  • Nepal Heritage sites all open

    Nepal Heritage Sites have re-opened giving visitors opportunity to visitors to sightsee centuries old monuments and cultural highlights which the country…

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Tibet TAR General Information

 

For centuries, Tibet TAR has fascinated travellers throughout the ages.  This land beyond the mighty Himalayas, on the highest plateau in the world was scarcely accessible to the outside world and has always been a challenge to travellers.  With an average altitude over 4000 metres, it has  peaks above 7000 metres to over 8000 metres.  Tibet TAR borders India, Nepal, Bhutan and Burma (Myanmar) to the south.

 

Tibet is now accessible by air and highway from Kathmandu, Nepal and many Chinese cities with Chengdu serving as the main hub. Flight links Lhasa airport with major provincial capitals Beijing, Guangdong, Kunming and Shanghai.  The world's highest train journey connects Lhasa with Xining, Qinghai province.

 

This "land of mysteries" which was forbidden to visitors in the past, has since ages fascinated adventure seekers, explorers, scholars and pilgrims alike all hoping to find the real “Shangrila-La”.  The beauty of Tibetan landscape is beyond imagination.  Scenes of rolling vast plains of grassland, of unending sand dune, jagged mountains, crystal clear rivers, turquoise hued lakes, deep blue sky and village dwellings decorated with colorful prayer flags are truly astounding.  Travellers are likely to see wild yak, Tibetan antelope, Kiang - wild ass, marmot, many species of migratory birds.

 

Buddhism is the all pervasive religion of this ancient land.  Communities of other faiths live together and have their own customs and traditions that are colorful and enduring. It remains one of the most interesting, remote and least explored parts of the world.

 

Monasteries of different sect dot the landscape; each one unique to itself.  The towering Potala Palace, sprawling Tashilunpo monastery, world's highest and remote Rongbuk monastery at Everest Base Camp, serene lakes of Yamdrok. Namtso and Mansarovar, sacred Mount Kailash, ancient Guge Kingdom continue to inspire and amaze visitors.

 

Tibet festivals are also another joyous celebration of ancient rituals and traditions - Saga Dawa commemorating the Buddha's birthday, Shoton festival marking the recounting of legends, Butter Lamp festivals are some of the better known in the calendar of festive occasions.

 

Book Asian Bhrikuti Holidays' Tibet tour and trek packages selected to include major tourist attractions, special itineraries for bird watching in the Namtso Lake and mountain biking trips are also available for with specific interest.