Explore Tibet Announces Alternative Tours

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Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, has announced Tibet travel alternatives to travelers seeking Tibetan culture outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

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Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, has announced Tibet travel alternatives to travelers seeking Tibetan culture outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. The tours have been designed for travelers unable to get a Tibetan Travel Permit at this time.

Outside of these travel restricted regions are Yunnan province, which borders the Tibetan Autonomous province, in southwest China, and the other regions of Tibet, such as Amdo (Eastern Tibet) and Kham (Southern Tibet).

“Each of the three major regions of Tibet has its own distinct personality and style which needs to be seen to fully understand how together they form Tibet as a whole,” Explore Tibet have said.

“Tibet as a land is expansive and rich with many unique groups of Tibetan people and customs.”

Tours are being offered to Shangri La and Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan, a province noted for its high level of geographic and biological, as well as ethnic, diversity.

Shangri La and the surrounding countryside is home to many Tibetans.

“The local Tibetan population proudly displays their heritage through traditional architecture and traditional regional dress,” Explore Tibet has said.

“Travelers may experience a home visit in which they’ll become familiarized with the process of making butter tea and taste the staple of the Tibetan diet, tsampa, which is ground-up roasted barley. In the evening, Tibetan circle dancing will occur and all are invited to participate or watch on through the night.”

Tiger Leaping Gorge is a scenic canyon located on the Jinsha River, a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River. A contender for the world’s deepest river canyon, and around 15 km in length, the gorge is located where the river passes between the 5,596m Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the 5,396m Haba Snow Mountain in a series of rapids under steep 2,000m cliffs. Legend says that, in order to escape from a hunter, a tiger leaped across the river at the narrowest point, which is still 25 meters.

“A visit to Tiger Leaping Gorge will awe most as they gaze upon the majesty of the rushing waters,” Explore Tibet have said. “The gorgeous scenery and wildlife of Yunnan will also surely appeal to those seeking to understand the importance of the environment.”

Explore Tibet is a locally-owned travel agency committed to responsible tourism, hotels in Tibet, Tibetan travel permit and sustainable practice.

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