|A border is always
~ Larry McMurtry
~ American Writer
is Tibet? Tibet is
a rich and beautiful land with an average altitude over 4,000m (13,120ft)
above sea level. Possessing more than fifty peaks above 7,000m (22,960ft),
Tibet is home to eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m (26,240ft).
China, India, Nepal,
Burma and Kashmir border the Tibet.
Tibet - People
and Culture: Over
two million people inhabit this land of rich natural resources and
ancient cultures. Spiritual traditions, temples and monasteries,
lakes and rivers, and mighty snow clad peaks are just a few of the
intoxicating wonders to be experienced by adventurous travelers
destined to visit this place.
with a history of some 1,300 years is shaped into a unique form
of "Lamasm". Tibetan history, culture and religion are
mixed together and infiltrate every aspect of social life. Tibetan
religious arts have a distinctive style with adoption of Indian
and Chinese Buddhist influence, thus forming a pearl of Oriental
People living on the Tibetan plateau, such as Tibetans, Monpas,
Lhopas and Moslems, have their own ways of living, marriage, burial
and other ceremonies. Festivals in Tibet are in big variety. The
Tibetan New Year, the largest festival, is followed by others such
as the Wangkor Festival and horse races. For the dead, sky burials,
water burials, cremations and stupa burials are practiced, but the
sky burial is the most common.
Science and culture in Tibet include technology, medicine, grammar,
logic, Buddhist philosophy, rhetoric, words and expressions, syntax,
drama and astrology. Tibet is known as the Sea of Songs and Dances;
folk songs and dances are diverse, especially during the "Shoton
Festival" in August.
to get there? This unique land is now easily accessible
from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Schedule air services fly
from Kathmandu to Lhasa, and back every Tuesday and Saturdays with
additional flights on Thursdays from July. This flight last a little
over one hour and gives you a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Our
have different package tour programs to this fascinating land. They
will will give you a reason to get up early. Please check out their
Programs to find out how. A trip not be missed in this lifetime!
The best season for Tibet tour is from the end March to end November
each year. From end November to end March it gets too cold and flights
do not operate during this period. Flights operate from first week
April to end November every year.
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