Tibet Tour - The Roof of the World
|FToday in the age of information with jet aircraft, highways and computer networks mysterious places are rare to be found; but Tibet is an exception. Refereed as Shangri La, The forbidden Land, The Roof of the World, and bymany more, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom remained long closed to foreigners,exerting a strong hold on the imagination of the world. or centuries, it has fascinated mankind. It was hardly accessible to the outside world and has been always a challenge to human beings. Tibet , a "forbidden land" not only by man but also by nature, attracted many explorers, scholars, and pilgrims and adventure lovers, all in pursuit of "Real Shangri La". It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime.|
|Places of Interest|
Norbulingka consists of wooded greenery and three palaces once used by the Dalai Lamas as a summer retreat.
The Drepung Monastery lies about 10 km from the city. Built in 1416, it is the largest in Tibet . The Sera Monastery, about 5 km to the north of Lhasa , is another important center of Buddhist learning. It lies amidst serene surroundings.
The Tashilhunpo Monastery , built in 1447, houses a 26-meter high statue of Maitreya (the Buddha to come). Other buildings contain images of Sakyamuni (the Buddha of our times) and embalmed bodies of lamas.
Gyantse (3,800 m) is located 260 km to the southwest of Lhasa . This trading town was a major stop on the legendary India-Tibet caravan route. Gyantse's centerpiece is the Kumbum Stupa which is 32 m high and contains 77 rooms and 100,000 images of the Buddha. Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Fort (built atop a massive rock) are the other major sights here.
The road from Gyantse to Lhasa takes you over three mountain passes: Simala (4,380 m high), Karola (5,045 m) and Ghampala (4,794 m). The highway skirts the Yamdrok Tso Lake before twisting up the Ghampala Pass from the top of which a fantastic view of the lake on one side and the Yarlung Tsangpo river on the other can be had.
Tsetang (195 km from Lhasa to the south-east) is known as the cradle of Tibetan civilization. The ancient town offers a number of side trips that illustrate Tibet 's early history. The Valley of the Kings (ancient capital of the Yarlung kings who established the Tibetan nation), the Yumbu Lagang Palace (built for the first Yarlung king), and the Tandruk Monastery (one of the three royal Buddhist temples) are some of the major sights.
Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in western Tibet are intensely sacred pilgrimage sites for the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon faithful, besides presenting an entrancing natural sight. Kailash is 1,257 km over a mountain highway from Lhasa .
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If due to really true emergency you are unable to come or continue in the trek or rafting you have chosen to join, there will be some cancellation charges. That what constitutes a true emergency case is interpreted at Tirupati Holidays Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. discretion. Please be aware of these conditions such as Dysentery, Giardia diarrhea are commonplaces in East and South Asia and such are not classified as emergencies.
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