(PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Explore Tibet now re-opens the Tibet tour after several months’ closure.
For centuries the Place of the Gods has attracted the attention of pilgrims, travelers, and more recently artists. Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency and tour operator, now re-open the gates of the Forbidden City of Lhasa and uncloses millennia of wonders.
Situated at the impressive altitude of 3,650m, the holy City of Lhasa, dominated by its monumental Potala palace, offers travelers the most spectacular and direct insight into Tibetan culture, architecture, and religious fervor. Heart and soul of the city, the Jokhang temple, located in the middle of the old Tibetan town, awash with pilgrims coming from all over the Himalayas to behold the benevolent stare of Buddha Shakyamuni. Echoing the murmurs of religious hymns, the intensity of the beholders proves to be a unique experience into the sacred realm of Buddhist devotion.
Once outside, get active again by following the uninterrupted stream of mendicants, monks, and pilgrims along one of the three devotional routes and be rewarded with thousand smiles, Tashi Deleg greetings, and good merits. Or simply slip away from the pilgrimage circuits and wander the meanders of alleys and backstreets full of tea houses, shops, and hidden chapels with their flickering butter lamps and wafting incense.
In the summer, follow the clamours of dice players coming from the Norbulingka summer palace, the Lukhang park, and the embankments of the Kyichu River, all of them assaulted with Tibetan picnickers.
Exhibitions, art galleries, and festivals also punctuate the religious and cultural life of Lhasa often combining past and present grandeurs. But the excitement does not stop at sun set and goes on all night long at bars, clubs, and nangma variety shows producing top Tibetan pop stars, folk artists, and other antics.
Around Lhasa, Sera and Drepung monasteries, as well as other hermitages, offers pleasant walks onto the nearby mountains that may turn into exiting hikes. And if by then the Forbidden City has not yet exercised its power of attraction, climb up the sacred Bumba Ri at dawn and watch the sun rising on Lhasa, a city truly blessed by the gods.
Throughout the trip travelers will be accompanied by an Explore Tibet guide who has local knowledge of the land, culture, and Tibetan people. Explore Tibet is a Lhasa-based travel agency that uses only local Tibetan guides and drivers. “We are committed to customer service and authentic Tibetan cultural journeys."
For More Information, please visit: http://www.tibetexploretour.com/