Tibet is an extraordinary travel location, so much history and mystery. Watching monks debate scriptures at Sera Monastery is a highlight considered not-to-be-missed by many travelers. The monks in their traditional red robes gather at the monastery courtyard each afternoon. During a debate they may jumps or make many other interesting gestures. It is really interesting to watch. Note that the monk debates don’t take place on Sundays. If you travel with us, your Travel Advisor and Tibet guide are flexible to change your itinerary to make sure you won’t miss this highlight.
Yamdrok Lake is one of the four “Great Wrathful Lakes” guarded by the goddess Dorje Gegkyi Tso and is regarded as one of the most sacred of the holy lakes in Tibet. It is so sacred that Tibet’s fate is traditionally tied to this freshwater lake: it is believed that if Yamdrok Tso Lake dries, Tibet would not be habitable. Yamdrok Lake is a72 km (45 mi) long fresh water lake and has a very beautiful scenery. Its crystal clear, blue waters are surrounded by snow-capped mountains.The lake is also one of the most easily accessible of the holy lakes. It is on Friendship Highway S307 (the highway connecting Nepal to Tibet), and you can have a panoramic view of the lake from the road. In addition to Chinese visa to enter the country, you need an additional visa called Tibet Visa, or Tibet permit to enter the Tibet Autonomous Region. This document is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) and arranged by the tour operator (it usually takes 3 workdays to get this permit). This document is needed before buying the travel ticket to Tibet. Tibet Travel Permit alone will only allow you to enter Lhasa City and some parts of Shigatse Prefecture and Lhoka and Nyingchi, Nagqu, etc. For getting out of Lhasa City, you need one more document named Aliens’ Travel Permit. The Alien’s Travel Permit is issued by police, Public Security Bureau. If you are planning to go out of Lhasa City and visit places in “unopened areas” like Shigatse, Samye Monastery or Everest Base Camp, you need this document.
Tibet trekking top locations : This 8 day trek takes you to the Gyama or Gama Valley which many have claimed is one of the most beautiful mountain valleys in the world. The valley leads up towards the base of Makalu and Everest from the east in a region that few tourists visit. The region is know how its orchids, azaleas and numerous wildflowers as well as forested slopes at the lower elevations. The high point on the trek is Shauwula Pass at 4900m. Since the area is remote and seldom visited trail conditions can be quite be difficult and its important to bring an experienced guide who knows the region well. The Gama trek is much like stepping back in time as you will meet locals from a variety of cultures such as the; Monpa, Lhoba and Sherpa who still maintain the traditional ways.
The Ruins of Guge Kingdom is in today Zhada County, Ngari Prefecture. Guge is said to be the highest ancient kingdom located on the ridge of Tibet. More than 1,000 years ago, a powerful kingdom with a splendid civilization was born in Ngari. It is the highest ancient kingdom located on the ridge of Tibet. Now the ruins cover an area of 200,000 square meters. The buildings follow the hill to the top in a rigid layout and an imposing manner. The 11-storey castle is more than 300-meter high including houses, caves, pagodas, blockhouses, defense works and tunnels. There are a total number of 1,416 surviving pieces of architecture, including 879 caves, 445 houses, 60 blockhouses, 28 pagodas, and four tunnels, which lead in all directions inside the architectural group of the Ruins of Guge Kingdom. At the outer ring there are walls made of loess, which are decorated with many figures of Buddha, scriptures and incantations in Tibetan, and Sanskrit engraved on large cobbles. The houses within the ruins have wooden structures and level roofs. The larger works of architecture include the Red Temple, the White Temple, the king palace and the meeting hall. The White Temple and the Red Temple are about the same size, covering 300 square meters. Within the temple there are 36 square pillars. The pillars and the ceiling are covered with colored drawings of patterns and figures of Buddha, and all the walls are covered with frescoes of different subjects. The only path from the base of the hill to the palace halls on the hilltop is a man-made tunnel. The upper part of the Guge Castle holds the Winter Hall and Summer Hall, where the royal family lived. They are empty now. Only the frescos and wooden engravings in Tancheng Hall are well preserved. Guge colored paintings, frescos and sculptures are rich works of a high artistic level and immense research value.
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