whl.travel Unveils Tibet Travel Portal, Bringing Local and Experiential Journeys of the Mystical Culture of the Highlands

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Announcing the launch of Tibet-tours-travel.com, the whl.travel travel-booking network welcomes visitors to ancient Tibet and unveils and a wide range of authentic local travel experiences.

Tibetan woman journeys on a pilgrimage

Tibetan men and women can be seen on the country's pilgrimage roads almost every day of the year. Photo courtesy of Wong Jiawang

Whether interacting with Tibetan families, shopping for local products or visiting venerable monasteries, travelers can make lasting memories of this 3,000-year-old Himalayan region.

The whl.travel global online travel network powered by local travel experts has just launched a new travel-booking portal serving the astounding region of Tibet.

Travelers to Tibet can now make arrangements through whl.travel to savor views from atop the 'roof of the world' over sacred crystal-clear lakes, ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries, and a skyline made remarkable by the world’s tallest mountains. The unparalleled scenery and culture of Tibet has for the most part been well preserved due to its isolation from the rest of the world for both geographical and political reasons. Today, however, tourism in the region is thriving.

With the launch of the whl.travel site, Tibet-tours-travel.com, visitors can choose from among a wide range of authentic and local travel experiences in Tibet that take in the extraordinary history and culture of the 'Land of the Snows'. Whether interacting with Tibetan families, shopping for local products or visiting venerable monasteries, travelers can make lasting memories of this 3,000-year-old Himalayan region.

One way to enjoy a local travel experience of the unique Tibetan culture is through a Tibet tour, such as one that joins pilgrims on a visit to lakes Namtso and Yamdrok Yumtso, considered holy by Buddhists. Other Tibet excursions explore the beautiful and ancient holy capital city of Lhasa, or the ancient cities of Shigatse and Gyantse, known for their grand temples and palaces. Not to be missed is a hike to Everest Base Camp, just one of the many awe-inspiring trekking tours in Tibet.

Technically speaking, Tibet is an autonomous region of China, the government of which regulates access to it. All travelers therefore need Chinese visas and special permits that must be arranged in advance.

To help with that, the new whl.travel local travel connection is Tibet Travel Professionals (TTP), an agency that has been organizing complete Tibet travel packages for foreign visitors since 2005. TTP was selected as the new whl.travel local partner due to TTP's strong belief in local travel, responsible practices and authentic experiences, as reflected by their Tibet tours' built-in interactions with Tibetan families, shopping for local products and sustainable environmental practices.

“We feel very excited about the launch of Tibet-tours-travel.com,” commented Mr. Liu Anbing, representative of TTP and the whl.travel booking portal.

Tibet joins Beijing and Lijiang as whl.travel’s destinations associated with the People’s Republic of China.

About whl.travel
whl.travel is a wholly owned business unit of the WHL Group, the largest local-travel company in the world. Originally started in 2002 as a pilot project of the IFC (part of the World Bank Group), it was spun off as a private company in 2006 and has since grown into a global franchise network of award-winning companies that help travellers find unique ways to experience a destination through local tourism professionals present in more than 100 countries. WHL Group companies empower local partners who have practice in experiential and mindful travel and a local's knack for identifying, explaining and sustaining the distinctive qualities of a place.

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