Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) February 28, 2015
A Google search for Tibet travel quickly uncovers multiple destinations to choose from. When starting to plan a tour the options can seem a bit overwhelming at first. To help travelers sift through the details Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) has released new information about a few of Tibet’s popular tour destinations.
Lhasa: This is the largest city, capital, and heart of Tibetan culture. Here travelers can learn a great deal about Tibet and its history as they visit famous places such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Norbulinka. During the tour's down time, the crowded streets and winding alleyways of Barkhor Bazaar are a fantastic place to see every day life and do some shopping.
Mt Everest: This is a must-see for those who visit Tibet. The best times to go are late April to mid May and September to early October; during this time travelers have the best chance of catching crystal clear views of Everest’s face. The best views come early in the morning so be sure to ask TCTS about staying in one of the tent camps or the inn at Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.
Mt Kailash: Located in Ngari, Tibet’s westernmost region, thousands flock here every year to make the ritualistic Tibet trek around the mountain's base. This is a sacred place for Hindus, Tibetan Buddhists, Jain and Bon; Kailash is to them as Jerusalem and Mecca are to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The trek is said to wash one’s soul of anger, fear, and prejudice. Most take three days while some devout pilgrims do it in as little as one.
There’s a seemingly endless list of destinations to choose from. TCTS advises travelers to first think about their group’s interests and then plan their tour of Tibet accordingly. Those interested in culture may want to stick to places like Lhasa, Shigatse, or Tsetang while outdoor enthusiasts may want to consider trekking or biking one of Tibet’s famous routes. TCTS is happy to answer questions and offer suggestions. The travel season is coming up quick so now is the time to start planning an adventure!