Self-help Trip to Tibet in Winter
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Self-help Trip to Tibet in Winter

Update: Nov. 29th, 2013

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Self-help Trip to Tibet in Winter – Lhasa

Lhasa is the first station for most tourists making a self-help trip to Tibet in winter. There would not be too many visitors in the historical sites in Lhasa in the low season. There is no restriction on the visiting duration and visitors could spend more time in your favorite site. Besides, price of the admission tickets of Potala Palace would be much lower in winter compared to the high season.

Enjoy the sunshine on the square in front of Jokhang Temple has been a must-do behavior for travelers come to Tibet for relaxing. Choose a corner to sit down on Jokhang Temple Square could witness numerous religious pilgrims performing body-length kowtow in front of the temple while enjoying the sunshine.

Self-help Trip to Tibet in Winter – Nyingchi

Noted as one of the most beautiful part of Tibet, Nyingchi is located in eastern Tibet. It is highly praised as the Switzerland on Tibet Plateau for its advantaged natural environment and pleasant climate. Tourists who've been to Nyingchi in winter might have found that Nyingchi is much warmer than the other regions with higher altitude. Actually, the oxygen content in the air on Tibet Plateau is relatively lower in winter compared to the warmer seasons, and Nyingchi has been the best place for tourists willing to have a good adjustment in the first period after arriving in Tibet.

Nyingchi is a place with extremely beautiful natural landscapes and delicious local snacks. The stone bowel stewed chicken in Nyingchi always leaves tourists deep impression with its good taste and rich nutrients. It has been one of the must-eat foods for visitors from different corners of the world. Tourists making a self-help trip to Nyingchi have several choices in the transportation to Nyingchi. Most tourists would like to drive/fly to Nyingchi from Lhasa while a small number of tourists would like to fly to Nyingchi directly from Chengdu or Chongqing.

Self-help Trip to Tibet in Winter – Shigatse

Compared to Nyingchi, Shigatse is much closer to Lhasa City. Be different from Nagqu and Ngari which are not available due to the road condition in winter, Shigatse has been widely regarded as a must-visit place all year around. As we all known, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet which only ranks after Lhasa. Tourists make a self-help trip here could choose the hotels and restaurants according to your requests. On the way to Shigatse from Lhasa, tourists could visit the most beautiful holy lake in Tibet – Yamdrok Yumtso.

Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the most famous historical sites in Shigatse. There would be solemn religious activity during the celebration of the annual Tibetan New Year Festival in winter. In addition, Shigatse is a good rest place for tourists willing to make a self-help trip to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Though the temperature at the Base Camp would be pretty low in winter, a certain number of tourists are also eager to pay a visit to the Camp to enjoy its spectacular winter view.

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