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The Second Tsampa Festival Is Approaching

Time: 27-09-2018 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

The second Tsampa Festival is to be held in Duilongdeqing County at September 28. With the news that was released, lots of Lhasa citizens and tourists show their desire to attend it. For thousands of years, Tsampa (roasted qingke barley flour) is the most indispensable food in Tibet as only the Qingke has grown tenaciously in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Tsampa culture is the best proof of Tibetan’s affection to Tsampa.

Tsampa Festival

The times are changing, but people’s love for Tsampa is always the same. Tani, senior folk expert in Tibet& traditional cultural research scholar, said in the literature, the history of planting of barley can be traced back to the Paleolithic age, which means that our ancestors began planting barley as early as millions of years ago, and the record of Tsampa has a history of 3800 years. He also said Delongduiqing, Tibetan means the heavenly land, with unique geographical advantages, is a good place to create a high-quality Tsampa.

The raw material of Tsampa is Qingke (green barley), and eating it can protect the stomach and cardiovascular. It also can help control blood sugar, which is one of the reasons why it beloved by Tibetans.

In Tibet, people are used to placing and eating Tsampa in a wooden box painted with dragons, phoenixes leaves and other patterns. Some boxes are packed in gold, silver and copper. In order to carry them out, people also put Tsampa in cloth pockets or leather pockets; meanwhile bring ghee, tea, salt and bowls. You can have a good meal with hot water together with Tsampa.

With the developing of the times, the variety of products is developed from traditional Tsampa, which satisfied different people. It also shows that although people's pursuit of food is changing, the love for you is always the same.
Since the launch of the protection of intangible cultural heritage, the Tibetan government regards it as the top priority. Duilongdeqing County is also making efforts to make Tsampa become a representative intangible cultural heritage project project with rich local characteristics, solid mass foundation and broad development prospects

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We want to come with two children,  6 and 8 year old. Is it okay?
Also, can you guys book train tickets from Chengdu to Lhasa and flight tickets back to Chengdu for us?


Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ch***,

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, and thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry, no problem for your children to visit Lhasa, and we even had children about 3 and 4 years old visiting Everest Base before without problem, kids can adapt the high place quite well there. No problem for us to arrange you the train ticket to Lhasa and flight back to Chengdu, and I will need your travel date please, and send you the tour details to your email. Best regards.

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Hi there, I'm a student in Tianjin and next January/February my friend and I would like to go to Tibet. The 8-day EBC tour starting January the 29th looks really great. However, we are on a bit of a tight budget. Is there any way we can reduce the cost? - for example, are there cheaper accommodation options than the 3-star hotels? Are there some scenic spots which we can skip? Also, we can both speak Chinese, so are there any Chinese-speaking tour options which would be cheaper? I'd be grateful for any information you can give. Thank you.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ar***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. As the beginning of February is Tibetan New Year, the Tibet maybe closed to tourists during that time. I was wondering whether you could advance your tour or not. You can start your tour on 23rd Jan. If you don’t mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, no breakfast), we can reduce some cost for you. In Jan, part of the spots are half fare. Because the entrance fee is not included in our tour price, if you don’t visit some spots, you can choose not to enter it and you don’t need to pay the entrance fee. I will send the detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards

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Can you get China Visa for me? I am Canadian with passport expire 2023. I want 10 year multiple entry China visa. Can you apply for me, it is standard for Canadian citizens if requested. Then you can get Tibet Visa as part of package. You can send to my hotel in HK. Then I will take train from Gaungzhou to LXA. I want 7 day tour package LXA to KTM. Price says $830 to 950??? How much is car or bus from border to KTM? Please answer all of my questions by email. thank you.

Answered by Nancy

Hi Ab***,

Greetings from Nancy Chung at Budget Tibet Tour, and thanks for sending your questions here, for China visa you have to apply it in your place with local travel agency’s help, and we can help you to provide visa invitation letter if necessary. We will apply Tibet permit with your passport and China visa copies, as you will take train from Guangzhou to Lhasa, so you will just need the permit copies in color, which we will send to your email box beforehand, and our guide will wait you at Lhasa train station with the original one in his hand. We will arrange you the transfer from the border to Kathmandu downtown, so you do not need to find a bus or car there. If you can confirm your travel date, I will provide you the exact tour quote. For more details, I will send more details to your email. Best regards to you.

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