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Top 6 Attractions in Tibet

Time: 19-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Tibet is a destination quite often found on travel junkies' bucket lists. It’s also a holy destination for Buddhist pilgrimages, and for a very good reason. Tibet is one of the few tourist destinations that has so endless attractions to offer. If you’re planning your trip here, you have to know a thing or two about the top attractions so that you can decide which ones to visit.

Here are the top 6 attractions you must visit in Tibet.

Potala Palace

This beautiful palace has been the winter palace of the famous Dalai Lama for centuries – the 7th century to be exact. This palace sits on the Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley. It boasts gorgeous white and red compromising architectural design. This palace is an absolute must-see for any Tibetan tourists, pilgrims, or visitors of any kind.  

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Johkang Temple

Johkang Temple is one of the most sacred places in all of Tibet – it’s actually known as the holiest destination for Tibetan pilgrims. Located within the old town of Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan region, it’s one of the most popular attractions for tourists. This temple was built in the 7th century by the heroic Songtsan Gambo. Its gorgeous exterior boasts innovative architecture inspired by a mix of the cultures of India, Nepal, Han, and Tibet.  

Johkang Temple
Johkang Temple

Mount Everest Base Camp

Many tourists think of Everest Base Camp as a restricted area for them unless they are planning to climb this magnificent peak, but that’s not so. The Everest Base Camp stands at the altitude of 5,380 meters above sea level and, if you chose to visit, you must take precautionary measures to prepare for these severe conditions. But it also offers magnificent trekking and hiking opportunities.

If you decide to visit Everest Base Camp one day, be ready for the adventure of your lifetime. You will be able to explore the Namche village which is the headquarters of the Everest region Khumbu. You’ll also become acquainted with the Sherpa culture.

Mount Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest Base Camp

Mount Kailash

The Gangdise Mountains are the most famous part of the Himalayas in Tibet. The mountain's peak, Mount Kailash, is a tourist attraction that has been exciting to travelers from all around the globe for decades now. Quite rare will you be able to find a place sacred to so many religions as Mount Kailash is, including Bon, Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

If you ever desired to experience a true spiritual journey in Tibet, visiting this holy peak is the perfect destination for you. Treading on this mountain trails is truly an unforgettable experience. The trails are at an average altitude of 4,720 meters so come prepared.  

Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery is very close to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan region. This monastery is held in high regard by the Buddhist monks because it is the most important monastery of the Gelugpa sect of Buddhism.

Established by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden in 1416, Drepung Monastery stands at the foot of Genpeiwuzi mountain.  This monastery has grown to become one of the Great Three Holy Monasteries of Lhasa. During your visit, you should see the Monastery courtyards, Ganden Palace, the Four Great Dratsangs, and Coqen Hall.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery

Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok is one of the few holy lakes in Tibet. This dark blue lake cuts its way through the wild mountains leaving a gorgeous landscape. This lake is 130 km long and 70 km wide.

According to legend, this lake is a form of the female Guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. Walking the trails surrounding the lake is quite the experience. There are many lake islands and one of them hosts an old castle.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake

If you’re fortunate enough, you will be able to visit all 6 of these attractions throughout your lifetime. Experiencing either one of these will take you on a spiritual journey beyond your wildest dreams. Budget Tibet Tours will take you to all these places and more. Book your Tibetan journey with us today!

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Ms. Pa*** from: Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

Hi,

I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards

Pa***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Pa***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.  At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.

There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.

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