(PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Even as the autumn 2013 Tibet travel season is coming to a close, travelers from around the world are booking winter tours of Tibet. Many are surprised to find that Lhasa remains hospitable year round even though the weather can be harsh in other regions of Tibet. With cooler temperatures come smaller crowds of tourists and more authentic experiences. This year Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) is helping travelers experience winter in Tibet on the Lhasa culture tour.
Lhasa is home to many of Tibet’s most famous cultural and historical sites; despite the winter weather visitors will have no shortage of things to do. The majority of travelers begin with a visit to Potala Palace and then explore Jokhang Temple. Then it's on to other popular sites, including Sera and Drepung Monasteries along with Norbulingka. If road conditions permit, tour groups can make the trip to Lake Namtso and then soak in Yangpachen Hot Spring. Tibet Tours by TCTS are fully customizable; travelers are encouraged to create an itinerary that fits their interests and needs.
Once visitors arrive their guide will pick them up from the airport or train station and accompany them to their hotel. Given the thin and dry winter air, travelers are advised to take this time to acclimatize to the altitude. If the group wants to do some exploring after arrival it’s best to drink lots of water and keep physical activity light. Also, be sure to bundle up; temperatures average around freezing throughout much of the winter. Packing properly and taking time to acclimatize are essential on a winter Tibet tour.
Although temperatures spend most of the time below freezing, a winter tour shows a side of Tibet most don’t see; travelers can enjoy smaller crowds of tourists and get a closer look at every day Tibetan life than during the high season. Lhasa is filled with opportunities to see famous sites and learn about Tibetan culture making winter a great time to pay a visit. Tibet travel agency TCTS has begun taking reservations for winter tours; travelers are encouraged to start planning their adventure now.