Tibet is an awesome travel destination, so much history and mystery. Barkhor Street is Lhasa’s pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple. The street is also a busy shopping street, selling a mind-boggling array of souvenirs from Tibet and Nepal. Join the pilgrims as they circle clockwise around Jokhang Temple to roll the prayer wheels, or join the locals or travelers haggling hard over souvenirs. Most travelers stroll around this street after a visit to Jokhang Temple. Allow plenty of time to explore the local shops. All shops on the street close early in the evenings.
Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people.They are believed to be the dwelling places for protective deities. This is also believed to give these sacred places a spiritual power. There are many sacred lakes in Tibet, and some of these are very important religious focal points. One such sacred lake is Namtso Lake. This is the largest lake in the Tibet. Namtso means “Heavenly Lake” and has a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains over its turquoise waters and especially offers fantastic sunrise and sunset view. Namtso is one of the holy lakes and one of the four “Great Wrathful Lakes” guarded by the goddess DorjeGegkyi Tso. The scenery of Namtso Lake is very surreal. Its crystal-clear waters reflect the snow-capped mountains, open grassland and the clouds in the sky. The grassland is dotted with yak herds and local nomads. Namtso Lake has five uninhabited islands of reasonable size. Like the hills around the lake, these islands have been used spiritual retreat by pilgrims who walk over the lake’s frozen surface at the end of winter.
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.
Yarlung Zangbo River, the world highest river, turns south suddenly in Mainling County and cuts the Himalayas Mountain into two sections. Then the river runs through a narrow passage between the two 7,000-meter high peaks of Namjagbarwa and Jialabailei, forming the deepest, narrowest and longest canyon in the world- the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon which stretches 496 km long and averages over 5,000 m deep. The diversified climatic zones distributed vertically in the canyon determine its vertical distribution of diversified vegetation and numerous wild animals. Nearly 5,000 species of vegetation have already been found here. The diversified climatic zones distributed vertically in the Yarlung Zangbo River Grand Canyon determined its vertical distribution of diversified vegetation and numerous wild animals. Nearly 5,000 species of vegetation have already been found here. Embracing all representative animals of the south and north as well the Grand Canyon has won the reputation as Natural arboretum, natural zoo, Plant Gene Bank and so on, a typical ‘Xishuangbanna in Tibet’. At the deepest of the Yarlung Zangbo River Grand Canyon, Menba and Luoba people live their primitive life on the purified land on the earth.
As Tibetans, our core values are our rich culture, indigenous tradition and natural environment. We are proud to be one of the first companies in the region to practice Responsible Tourism. In a nutshell, it is tourism “that creates better places for people to live in and better places for people to visit.” We design our tours to pass through smaller Tibetan villages to utilize their services. By partnering with Tibetan owned hotels, family-run guesthouses, restaurants and handicraft shops we can promote local economic growth. See extra details on Tibet Tour.