WindhorseTour's Clients Have Participated in the 2013 Tibetan Bathing Festival with the Locals

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It offers a great chance for travelers to explore the Tibetan traditional festival. The activities include Bathing in the Lhasa river and a deep experience of local cultures.

Tibetan bathing festival

tibetan bathing festival

it has offered a fresh wonderful experience to bath in the most natural way. -- Tashi

Tibetan Bathing Festival, one of the holy traditional activities was held in Lhasa on September, 9th, lasting for 1 week. WindhorseTour’s clients have just celebrated this festival with the locals in a 4-Day Lhasa City Tour.

“Tibetan people also called it “Gamariji”. We do believe the water in Lhasa River can wash away the evil omens, bring us fortune and healing during this week.” Tashi, a local Travel Advisor at WindhorseTour said.

The main activities include taking a holy bath in Lhasa River with thousands of Tibetans of all ages. Travelers can capture hundreds of tents (lingka in Tibetan language) that are settled up along the river banks turn Lhasa into a colorful world during the festival.

WindhorseTour’s clients have left a deep impression on sharing picnic, wine and buttered tea with the Lhasa local residents, even singing songs to each other followed the local customs.

The water temperature near the riverbanks can exceed 20 degrees centigrade, travelers should not concern about getting cold. “Some of our clients even tried to take a bath when the night falls. they expressed that it has offered a fresh wonderful experience to bath in the most natural way.” Tashi said.

En route over this 4-Day Lhasa City Tour, clients will explore the other highlights, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and least visited Ganden Monastery in this holy city. “Based on your personal interests, we can tailor make and extend this itinerary with other popular Tibet private tours.” Tashi said.

The Tibetan name "Gamariji" refers to Qishan star, or Venus. Originally it was a celebration to commemorate the Medicine King, who helped Tibetan and their cattles survive from a horrific epidemic happened in history.

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