(PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers Tibet travel alternatives to travelers seeking Tibetan culture outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Tibet as a land is expansive and rich with many unique groups of Tibetan people and customs. Explore Tibet is proud to offer tours of Tibetan regions of Yunnan province to those seeking adventure and breathtaking scenes of nature.
A professional Tibetan guide familiar with the area and culture will guide the travelers’ steps through vast areas of deep blue forests and endless grassland. Strollers and contemplatives alike will rejoice at exploring the 1,300 square kilometer Pudacuo National Park, a wildlife sanctuary preserving a hundred endangered species in a blissful environment of lakes, coniferous trees, and ravishing orchids. This Tibetan Eden also provides destinations for confirmed hikers desirous of following pilgrims in an inspiring journey around the sacred Mount Kawa Karpo (6,740m) on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. This arduous 240km trek is punctuated with life-time encounters, greeting villagers, and frolicking Tibetan kids.
Shangrila County is also a place of cultural history and exchanges between China and the West. For centuries, the Ancient Southern Silk Road was travelled back and forth by merchants delivering the precious thread and other hand-made embroideries carefully manufactured by the Naxi women of northern Yunnan. Travelers will be able to experience firsthand the vibrant colors worn by the locals and taste the delicious cuisine sold throughout the ancient old town.
Explore Tibet’s trip to Shangrila also includes destinations to the 800 year old Lijiang, most famous for the waterways and bridges ornamenting the ancient Baisha town. Cultural centre for the Naxi people and other Tibetan ethnics, the area is infused with cultural flavour and Buddhist temples, among which the Dabaoji Palace with its 500 year old murals, and the spectacular Ganden Songsten Ling Monastery built during the Qing Dynasty. Take in a musical show in the evening while relaxing or for those more adventurous, participate in traditional Tibetan dance with local townspeople. From fine arts to adventure, Lijiang is a definite destination for those seeking an experience that will last for a lifetime.
Throughout the trip travelers will be accompanied by an Explore Tibet guide who has local knowledge of the land, culture, and Tibetan people. Explore Tibet is a Lhasa-based travel agency that uses only local Tibetan guides and drivers. “We are committed to customer service and authentic Tibetan cultural journeys."