Archive for April, 2010

Responsible Tourism in Tibet

April 25th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Tibet Travel News

Responsible Tourism in Tibet

Do you care about the places and people you visit? Discovering ways of connecting with locals and making a difference will greatly improve the quality of your trip. Here are some helpful guidelines for ecotourists and responsible travelers to Tibet.

Tibetan New Year

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Field Notes

Tibetan New Year

Losar, or the Tibetan New Year, is the most important festival in the Tibetan calendar. In Tibetan, lo means “year” and sar means “new.” Losar is determined according to the lunar calendar, and often falls sometime in February or March. It is traditionally celebrated for weeks, but nowadays it is celebrated for three days.

Tibetan Food

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Field Notes

Tibetan Food

An introduction to Tibetan food. Traditional dishes include noodle soup, yak jerky, yogurt, and a variety of breads. While Tibetan cuisine is not renowned for its spices and variety, it is hearty and healthy and sustains those living on the high plateau.

Maps of Tibet

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Tibet Travel Tips

Maps of Tibet

Ethnic Tibetan areas encompass a space much larger than the Tibet Autonomous Region. The map above shows all of the ethnic Tibetan entities (including the Tibet Autonomous Region and all Tibetan Autonomous Prefectures and Counties) set up by the People’s Republic of China.

Getting to Tibet

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Tibet Travel Tips

Getting to Tibet

Tibet is now easier to access than ever. Here’s some advice on getting there. Read for more information on Tibet Travel Permits, entering Tibet via mainland China, entering via Nepal, and traveling to Tibetan areas outside the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Lhasa Day Trips

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Lhasa Day Trips

There are many locations near Lhasa that are worth visiting for a day or two. These sights give you a chance to experience the beauty of Tibetan land and culture outside the city.

Tibet Autonomous Region Maps

April 5th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Tibet Autonomous Region Maps

Trying to get a better idea of where your itinerary will lead you? Want to map out your trip or plan the best order to visit different sites? Check out these maps, which are all published by the China National Tourism Administration.

Volunteering in Tibet

April 4th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Volunteering in Tibet

Are you interested in an intimate, service-learning experience in Tibet? Try volunteering. Teach English at a primary school in a nomadic area or spend some time helping fix up an orphanage. Join in on NGO projects or find other ways to give back to local Tibetan communities. Here are a few ideas to get you […]

Famous Monasteries in Lhasa

April 3rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Famous Monasteries in Lhasa

Join pilgrims from all corners of Tibet in lighting butter candles, burning incense, and offering khata scarves to blessed statues. Visit the Potala Palace

Camping with Tibetan Nomads

April 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Destinations

Camping with Tibetan Nomads

Camping with nomads offers a unique opportunity to learn about an ancient way of life while intimately experiencing Tibetan culture.

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