Zanba(also spell as Tsampa) is the most indispensable food in Tibet. For thousands of years, in the harsh natural environment of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, only highland barley groups tenaciously, providing people with the food. People in this land love Zanba so much that there comes the Zanba culture. It has been more than 3,800 years long about Zanba.
Tibetan food Zanba
Do you know how much people love to eat zanba? Even the peas can be made into zanba, pea is good for defecate, protecting sight health and weight lose to keep slim. So in the past, pea Zanba is the noble class food. It is very popular way to mix highland barley with peas and serve them with yak butter. It is also a common way to eat grinding barley with cooking Zanba porridge.
The raw material of Zanba is highland barley, eating more highland barley can play a role in protecting the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health. People with diabetes ear more barley, which can help control their blood sugar. This is one of the reason why Zanba is so popular. In Tibet, people used to put Zanba into boxes with decoration of pattern of dragon, phoenix, leaves of wood, some Zanba box in gold, silver or copper very expensive. In order to convenient to carry out, people used to put Zanba into cloth or leather bag, at the same time bring yak butter, tea, salt and bowl, as long as there is hot water, they can make the good meals with all these carrying. From the traditional Zanba to the present market all kinds of dazzling Zanba products, Zanba biscuits, Zanba cake, Zanba cookies meet the needs of different people. At the same time, it also show that though people’s pursuit of food is changing, love for Zanba is consistent.
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I'm interested in the 14 day trip from Lhasa to Nepal trip. In in January or February would be great. how much would that be? is there space?
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Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Sorry we do not have any group tour in Jan or Feb to Kailash as there will be heavy snow and the road will be blocked, and also the area would be closed, and no one do the business there, no hotel, no restaurants there. So from Nov to March we would not send any groups there.
If you would like to do this tour, you must plan it from April to Oct. and at present we have the group tour in next 6th May and 29th May, and we will have more available date in future. if you are interested in joining in this, please kindly let me know. Best regards.
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