Recommended Attractions along the Nepal Tibet Highway That You Can’t Miss out

Route between Lhasa and Kathmandu is becoming more and more popular among travelers. Because it gathers most of the best highlights of Tibet along this route. At the same time, you don’t have to waste time running the round road. And the Nepal Tibet Highway is the road for you to explore them all. So what does this great highway offers?

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Yamdrok Lake

Driving southwards, Yamdrok Lake is less 100km away from Lhasa. There, you have chance to see “the most beautiful waters in the world. Yamdrok is renown as one of “three holy lake”with Namtso and Manasarovar. It is one of the clearest lakes without any pollution in Tibet. The water is as clean as crystal, and the glimmering water will shock you in sunshine. With it being branded as the crystal holy lake, one will always carry a sense of worship when standing beside the lake.

Palkor Monastery

Palkor Monastery is located in the northeast of Gyantse city, where is about 230km away from Lhasa.. It has two features: firstly, it is a monastery which friendly houses monks of three Tibet Buddhim sects: Gelug, Kadampa and Kagyu. Secondly, it has a magnificent stupa – Myriad Buddha Stupa which consists of hundreds of chapels arranged in layers, housing some 100,000 images of Buddhas.

Palkor Monastery

Tashilumpo Monastery

Tashilumpo Monastery is the Buddhism center of the whole southern Tibet. It also plays a important role to Tibet due to its being the seat of Panchen Lama who is another leader of Tibet Buddhism. It is located on a hill in the center of the Shigatse city. There are four highlights you can’t miss: Jamba Buddha Statue, Panchen Lama’s Palace, Sutra Hall and Gyeni Chanting Hall.. There are many other buildings you can see that can reflect Tibetan architecture and culture.

Mount Everest

You have too many reasons to visit the peak of the world even once in a lifetime. It is a must-see attraction when traveling in Tibet. It is not very far away from both Shigatse city and Zhangmu town(near to Nepal border). Everest Base Camp is the gathering point where you can trek to the upper altitude to get better views. Near to the base is the famous Rongpulk Monastery.

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Qinghai Tibet Railway Tour from Xinig to Lhasa

Qinghai Tibet Railway Scenery

Qinghai Tibet Railway has become the most important transportation access getting into Tibet which is the world’s highest altitude railway, starting from Xining to Lhasa with a path length of 1956km.

There are 89 train station along the Qinghai Tibet Railway. Along the road, you will be amazed by the breathtaking landscaped of Tibet Plateau.

Here is a sample Itineray of train tour from Xining to Lhasa:

Day 1 Xining Arrival

Early arrival at Xining. In the afternoon,, drive about 26km to visit the famous Taer Monastery which is the birthplace of the Tibetan Buddhism master. You must not miss the “three bests” of Taer Monastery – murals, barbola and butter sculptures.

Day 2 Xining – Qinghai Lake (B, L, D )

After breakfast, drive around 2.5 hours to the Qinghai Lake which is the best highlights of your Qinghai tour.

Cruise on the lake and visit the Bird Island in the lake. On route, you will also visit the Riyue Mountains and Daotang River.Go back Xining and take overnight train to Lhasa from Xining West Train Staion

Day 3 Train to Tibet

Witness the beautiful Tibetan Plateau with groups of nomads. See the Kekexili Nature Reserve which protects wild plants and animals as well as their natural habitats.

You will be picked you up at the train station, and then be escorted to your hotel in the comfort of your own private vehicle.

Day 4 Lhasa (B, L, D )

The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop.  Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.

Day 5 Lhasa (B, L, D )

After breakfast, you are driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama, and then come to Drepung Monastery, once the largest Monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, and the ‘Buddhism Scriptures Debating’ in Sera is very famous. Enjoy the debate!

Day 6 Lhasa Departure ( B )

Today is free for you until to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

Russian Claims Base Jumping Record off Mount Everest

Mount Everest

14:30 on 5th, May, 2013,  a new world base jumping record was created by Valery Rozov, a Russian daredevil, who jumped off the north face of Mount Everest in a special wingsuit.

Rozov, 48, claimed the record for the world’s highest-ever base jump, at 7,220 meters above sea level.

Rozov, with his companions, climbed up to the Everest Base Camp from morth side of Everest. With assistance of 4 local Tibetan,  Rozov reached the jump location which has a elevation of 7220m. After all preparation got ready, he jumped with a special wingsuit which he had designed for almost two years. He glided for a full a minute in the thin mountain air, reaching speeds up to 125 mph, before landing at a glacier at 5950 meters.

Mount Everest
“Only when I got back home did I see how hard it was for me both physically and psychologically,” Rozov said.

Rozov had many successful jumping histories. He jumped into an active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Fast East in 2009. In 2012, in a warmup for the Mount Everest leap, he jumped from 6,420 meters from Shivling in the Himalayas.

Mount Everest

Ticket Fees Kept the Same as Fees in Peak Season during China National Holiday in Tibet

As National Holiday finished, it was reported that all Tibet scenic spots kept ticket fees as fees used to be in October, while in other parts of China, some scenic spots increased ticket fees, and some unpopular scenic spots lowered the ticket fees.

Potala Palace

Generally, all Tibet scenic spots charge by two standards according to peak season and off season. Peak season starts from 1, May to 31, October. This year’s ”Gold Week” was quite different from it used to be. Because China’s traditional Mid-Autumn Festival was right ahead of National Holiday, which made this “Gold Week” last from 30, September to 7, October, in total 8 days. It was reported that there were thousands of travelers flock to Tibet that time. Unlike some other parts of China, Tibet Travel Bureau decided to keep the ticket fees steady so as to build a stable and harmony traveling environment during holiday. Following is a list of detailed fees for some attractions in Tibet:

Potala Palace 200 RMB

Jokhang temple 85 RMB

Sera Monastery 55 RMB

Drepung Monastery 55 RMB

Mt. Everest 180RMB

Guge Kingdom Ruin 298 RMB

Tashilhumpo Monastery 80 RMB

During the “Gold Week”, booking of Tibet tours increased rapidly. Latest news from some Tibet travel agencies, the ticket supply of Potala Palace were in shortage, but they had applied for tours plan to insure all travelers can visit the Potala Palace. At the same time, hotels were celebrating the coming of accommodation peak, and the hotel price were increased about 30 percent.

Tibet-the Last Pure Land on the Earth

 

Tibet-the Last Pure Land on the Earth

Tibet-the Land of Snows, also known as “the Roof of the World”. It used to be a mysterious Buddhist kingdom for many centuries, and blocked by the great Himalaya Mountains away from outside world. But now it is quite easy to travel Tibet from land or air.

Tibet Lhasa

For explorers it was a forbidden land of treasure and without doubt ranked as one of the most remarkable places to visit in Asia. It has incredible monasteries, fabulous challenging treks, splendid views of the world peak and one of the friendliest people on this amazing plateau. Witness the largest chörten (stupa) in Tibet in the “city of hero”-Gyantse. Hike along the Yarlung Valley which is considered as the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Marvel at the monkey cave in Gangpo Ri or walk the monastery kora (pilgrim path). There are too many incredible things for you to experience.

During your Tibet trip, you will bass by glittering mountain, turquoise lakes, and see prayer flags fluttering in the wind. You can stop at a stray monastery and listen to their chanting about Buddhism. You can stroll over to Tingri, and trek up to the Everest Base Camp where you will enjoy both incredible sunset and sunrise. The beauty of Tibet adventure is limitless.

Tibet

For some people, Tibet is the best place for a spiritual tour. You will find a peace in mind when you came across a pious pilgrim praying aside of the Yamdrok Lake, or slices of prayers flag flying in the wind. Those moments of peace drive you quiet down and think about life, which will be one precious memory in your life. Tibet can truly be a spiritual paradise.