Archive for April 22nd, 2010

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.

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