Tibet Location;

Tibet is located on the highest region of the world and known as “Roof of The World” and Tibet stand with an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000ft).  Tibet is surrounded by many great snowcapped Mountain Ranges like, Karakoram Ranges in the West of Tibet, Himalaya Ranges in the North, Nyenchen Thangla Range in the North and so on. The Highest Point of the world is the Mt. Everest (Mt. Qomolangma), rise up to 8,848m (29,029ft) above the sea-level. Because of its location, Tibet is separated from rest of the world and this unique Home of Tibetans has become the world travelers’ top travel – destination, drawn to its unique Culture. 

 

Tibetan History;

Tibetan History was orally recorded till the 7th Century. In the beginning of 7th Century the form of writing history of Tibet was established by the King Songtsan Gampo. This form of Tibetan writing was created based on Indian Sanskrit. From then, the Tibetan history was particularly focused on Buddhism in Tibet. The Earliest Religion in Tibet was called Bon Religion. It was a shamanistic religion and the shamans communicate with the evil and good spirits and act as Intermediaries. In the 8th and 9th Century, buddhism was well introduced to the Tibetan People by the Indian Great Master like Shangkarashita and Padmasambhava. Also built many buddhist temples and monasteries all over the Tibetan plateau. Samye Monastery in Tsedang Prefecture is the 1st monastery built in the 8th century with help of Padmasambhava. In the 9th Century the Lang Dharma persecuted Buddhism and Buddhism declined after his death. In the 10th century, from the Guge Kingdom invited the Great Indian Master called Atisha and revival the Buddhism. This phase is also known as the 2nd Introduction of Buddhism in Tibet. In 1073 the Sakya Seat was found. In the 13th century the Mongol Empire made Sakya Lama the temporal ruler of Tibet. He became the 1st Lama ruler in Tibet. In the end of 13th century Tibet became a secular states. In the 15th century Geluk Pa or Yellow Head Seat was founded by the Great Scholar Tsongapa. Then found many Geluk pa monasteries all over Tibetan plateau and Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Garden are the biggest three monasteries found during the life time of Tsonga pa. 

Tibetan culture;

Tibet, for its remote geographical location, has grown its own distinct ways of keeping things running, but of course with a lot of influences from the neighbouring countries such as Nepal, India and China, but still Tibet’s remoteness has help preserve Tibetan culture as it was.

Generally speaking, from April to October are the best time to visit Tibet, as in these months, we have a warmer and beautiful climate. Choosing the best season to travel to Tibet mainly depends on the tour you are interested in. If you are interested in Mt.Everest Tours, the best time to visit would be in May, June, September and early October. In these months, EBC is comparatively less windy and clear, blue skies allow you to view the mighty peak of Mt. Everest from the Everest Base Camp. If you are interested in Mt. Kailash and far Western part of Tibetan plateau, then May, June, July and September is the best time to travel. In these months it is warmer and you will have no rain during your Kailash trekking days; you will also have the opportunity to see local pilgrims doing the Kora (trek). If you are interested in experiencing Tibetan festivals, then August is the best time to travel, in which there are numbers of popular festivals both ritual and cultural celebrated in Tibet. and best time for Trekking in Tibet is from May to Sept.
However, having a winter tour from November to February can be an unique experiences if you are interested to experience local activity and culture. by travel Tibet during the winter, you can avoid the tourist crowds and costs are comparatively much cheaper. Nevertheless, you can experience the mass of local pilgrims around the monasteries and temples, because winter is a best travel season for Tibetan pilgrims.

Tibet Festival Dates for 2018;

Festivals

Location

Date 2018

Tibetan Losar (New Year)

Tibet

9th Feb

Great Prayer Festival

Lhasa

22nd Feb

Saga Dawa

Tibet

7th – 21st May

Drigung Dil Thangka Display

Drigung Dil

1st June

Gyantse Damag (Horse Racing)

Gyantse

19th July

Tashi Lunpo Thangka Display

Shigatse

17th July

Zamling Chisang/Samye Dodei

Samye

19th July

Yangpachen religion Dance

Yangpachen

1st August

Ganden Thangka Display

Ganden

18th August

Shoton Festival

Lhasa

1st – 7th Sept

Bathing Festival

Tibet

8th – 14th Sept

Buddha’s Descent Festival

Tibet

20th Nov

Kongpo / Purang New Year

Bayi/ Purang

30th Nov

Butter Lamp Festival

Lhasa

23d Dec