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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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