• Boutique hotel in Lhasa
  • Monks of Jokhang monastery
  • Children playing amidst handwoven carpets
  • Regesberg friends at Potala Palace Lhasa
  • Ladies in traditional attire Bakhor market

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Recent Events

New train Lhasa to Nyingchi
New train Lhasa to NyingchiNew Train Fuxing service now connects Lhasa to Nyingchi one of the most scenic destinations of south west Tibet from 25 June 2021. Tourists and train buffs now can take the region's fastest trains and enjoy the awesome views along a…>> Read More

 

Black necked cranes winter
Black necked cranes winterBlack-necked cranes flock to the nature reserve in Linzhou county, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region making it their winter home. Linzhou county, a distanced of 65 km from Lhasa, is known to a great bird watching area for these magnificent…>> Read More

 

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MAKING NEWS!

  • SriLankan resumes flights to Kathmandu!

    SriLankan Airlines has resumed its flights to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu starting 31st August 2021, connecting the island nation to the…

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  • Two New UNESCO Heritage Sites in India

    Two new cultural heritage sites in India were inscribed into UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on 25 July, 2021. The unique…

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  • New Terminal 3 at Lhasa Gonggar Airport

    New Terminal 3 at Lhasa Gonggar Airport opened becoming the largest of its kind in the Tibet Autonomous Region, it was…

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  • Pokhara gets a cable car!

    The beautiful lake city of Pokhara has got a brand new cable car connecting the scenic Phewa Lake to the…

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  • Gurung Museum inaugurated!

    A Gurung Museum has been inaugurated 23 May on the popular trekking trail of Lamjung. It has been constructed by…

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  • Everest almost a meter higher!

    The world's highest mountain Mount Everest is 0.86m higher than had been previously officially calculated; Nepal and China jointly announced…

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  • Conde Nast Travellers' Choice

    Asian Bhrikuti Holidays has two 2 countries where it operates featured on the top 20 worldwide destinations list selected by…

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  • Practise Safe Covid 19 Health Protocols

    Practise Safe Covid 19 Health Protocols   Dear Clients, Friends and Well Wishers,     In the midst of challenging…

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  • Taj Mahal reopened on 16 June 2021

    The Taj Mahal reopened on 16 June 2021 to public after the current lockdown with a cap of 650 daily…

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  • Book Tibet TAR Join-in Departures 2021

    Tibet TAR Join-in Departures 2021 give an opportunity for individuals and couples to enjoy these journeys in the pleasant company…

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  • Travel Update to Nepal, Bhutan, China & India

    As of 24 August 2021; Nepal has allowed tourists to the country under Covid health protocols. While Bhutan has introduced…

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  • Nepal is Forbes top places to visit

    On the eve of Visit Nepal Year 2020 Forbes magazine has named Nepal a ‘top destination for travellers to visit…

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  • Lonely Planet picks Bhutan - World Top Destination!

    Bhutan the tiny landlocked Himalayan nation, has topped Lonely Planet's best places to travel in 2020. The list was compiled by…

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  • Early Picasso Art exhibition in Beijing

    Ullens Center for Contemporary Art or UCCA Beijing is holding the largest showcase of Pablo Picasso’s early works in China…

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  • Trip Advisor picks Kathmandu as World's 19th top destinations

    Trip Advisor picks Kathmandu as World's 19th top destinations amongst 25 other equally amazing places!  As a city surrounded by…

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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.  

 

 

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