Five Distinct Travel Destinations in Tibet
Tibet is too vast a place to explore it all in one single trip! To help travelers plan your Tibet travel, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS discusses five distinct destinations of Tibet.
Tibet travel opens the door for adventure and cultural discovery for travelers around the world! With so many travel destinations to choose from in Tibet, travelers can customize a tour that meets their specific needs and interests. Tibet is, without a doubt, a large country to explore. To help travelers better understand its geography, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS discusses five distinct travel regions. By taking time to familiarize with Tibet’s varied natural and cultural landscapes, travelers will be able to plan a Tibet tour that focuses on the areas that interests them the most!
Lhasa & Yarlung Valley
This is a hot spot for those planning a culture-focused Tibet tour that still includes opportunities to enjoy unforgettable natural scenery! In Lhasa, travelers can learn about Tibetan culture as their native Tibetan guide accompanies them to places like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Sera Monastery. Yarlung Valley, the cradle of Tibetan civilization, is home to Tsetang, the first capital of Tibet. Here travelers can tour Yumbulagang, the first palace in Tibet; Trandruk Monastery, one of the earliest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet; Chongye Burial Mounds, the tombs of the kings in pre-Buddhist times …
This is the region that includes Gyantse, Shigtase, Lake Yamdrok, and the surrounding area. This is another Tibet travel option for travelers interested in learning about Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism! The small town of Gyantse is home to Kumbum Pagoda, filled with fantastic works of art, and Pelkhor Monastery. In Shigatse, many travelers choose to visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama. Tashilhunpo Monastery, featuring a towering statue of the Maitreya Buddha, is a pilgrimage site for people from all over Tibet! With so much to learn from this region, native Tibetan guides of Tibet Ctrip are more than happy to answer questions!
Nyingchi, Eastern Tibet
This off the tourist radar region is home to fantastic landscapes! While the snowcapped mountain and alpine lakes are beautiful in themselves, the region’s biggest draw is the Basumtso Lake, with its sheer beauty and its surrounding 6000m peaks.
Mt Kailash & Lake Manasarovar, Western Tibet
In this region, travelers can take in stunning mountain landscapes as they join Hindus, Buddhist, and Bon in making the ritualistic trek around the base of Mt. Kailash. Travelers make this trek to cleanse their souls of anger, fear, and misperceptions of reality; Tibet tours in this region give travelers a special opportunity to grow personally as they learn about a variety of cultures.
This remote region near the border with Nepal was once reserved for the most intrepid travelers! A drastically improved tourist infrastructure has made standing at the base of Mt Everest, the world's highest mountain accessible to almost any traveler with reasonable physical condition. Trekkers can even make the four-day trek from Old Tingri all the way to Everest Base Camp!
Tibet is a vast country with varied landscapes and opportunities for adventure! When planning a Tibet travel, travelers are best off taking time to learn about what Tibet has to offer. Then focusing on the regions that interest them the most. Tibet Ctrip is more than happy to offer suggestions and answer questions about your Tibet tours. Now that the 2018 Tibet travel season is in full swing, travelers are encouraged to start planning their trip now!