Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Tibet Travel Coop (TTC) now offers three kinds of Tibet tour. Depending on their interest, travelers can choose spiritual journeys, cultural odysseys, or adventure trekking. Itineraries can be tailor-made to suit individual requests.
“Spiritual journeys offer an experience full of inner awakenings,” TTC said. “They trace the footsteps of Tibetan pilgrims, who often spend six months to a year on the road as they journey to Tibet’s most sacred places.”
Sights available on TTC’s spiritual journeys include central Tibet’s Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, and Sera monastery in Lhasa; Samye and Yumbu Lhakhang Yarlung Valley where Tibetan civilization began; Palkhor Choide Chorten, in Gyantse, the region’s most sacred and impressive architectural achievement; Tashilhunpo monastery in Shigatse, which is Tibet’s second largest town; and Namtso Lake, the world’s highest salt lake and Tibet’s most sacred and beautiful place.
“Travelers will visit magnificent monasteries, ancient chortens, sacred mountains, caves and temples, lively bazaars and historic trading towns.” TTC said. “Throughout the trip, they will meet monks, Lamas, Yogis, nomads and scholars and learn about Buddhist culture. They can participate in meditation, observe rituals, mingle with pilgrims, and deeply connect with local people and traditions.”
Itineraries for the spiritual journey include a 14-day tour in and around the sites of Lhasa in central Tibet, and a 16-day pilgrimage to holy Mt. Kailash. All tours in central Tibet require a group of at least 5 and a guide.
“The Kailash itinerary is the 53km pilgrim path around Mt. Kailash.” TTC said. “The trek begins and ends in the city of Darchen and the journey can be started in Lhasa or Dam via Kathmandu. Three days is perhaps the minimum time required to walk leisurely around the mountain, spend two nights in or near Drirapuk and Zutrulpuk monasteries.”
Tibet Travel Coop is a collection of local Tibetan travel agencies and guides working together to promote authentic travel experiences while contributing to the sustainability of host communities and their culture.