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Update: Apr. 23rd, 2012

Tibet Trekking Tours

Tibet Trekking Tours – Circumambulation around Mt. Kailash

This is one of the most famous Tibet trekking tours. If you know something about Tibet, you may know this tour.

The Mt. Kailash is one of the most famous holy mountains. It is regarded as the center of Buddhism in the world. At the same time, it is the holy mountain of Hinduism, Jainism and Bon religion.

Tibetan Buddhists think that to circumambulate around the Mt. Kailash for once can clean all sins; while to circumambulate for 108 times, one can become Buddha.

The most difficult point in this tour is the high latitude. The average latitude in this tour is about 4700 meters. The highest place is the Zhuo Mala Mountain peak, where the latitude is 5630 meters, and the change of climate is very obvious. For common visitors who first go to Tibet, it will be a great challenge. But, for senior backpackers, it will be ok. The advantage in this tour is that you can see many pilgrimages on your tour if you go there at right time.

Tibet Trekking Tours – Tour of Lhasa – Tshurphu Monastery – Yampachen

This tour is a relatively mature tour, and very famous. It is praised as one of the 20 classical trekking tours in China.

The Tshurphu Monastery is main monastery of Tibetan Buddhism Kargyu Sect, also the living place of Karmapa. After the Tu Bo Kingdom destroyed, he Kargyu Sect ever controlled Tibet for hundred years. The Kargyu Sect is the sect with most juntas in Tibetan Buddhism, including four large juntas and eight small juntas. At Yampachen, there are rich geothermal resources. Now, there are some hot spring resorts.

If you have this tour, you not only can know some thing about the history of Kargyu Sect, but also can view the pasture scenery of Damxung, enjoy the pleasure of bathing in hot spring on highland. And the tour is not too hard.

Tibet Trekking Tours – Tour of Lhasa – Ganden Monastery – Samye Monastery

Ganden Monastery is one of the six monasteries of Gelug Sect. it is the monastery which built by Tsongkhapa. So, we can say that the Ganden Monastery is the original monastery of Gelug Sect.

The Samye Monastery was built in 762, and completed in 779. Some people may have noticed that the Jokhang Temple has 1350 years history, so it should be built in 660. Why the Samye Monastery was praised as the first monastery in Tibetan history. Because of the Jokhang Temple was built to sacrifice the 12-year-old statue of Sakyamuni which was brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. So, the Jokhang Temple in Tibetan language means chapel. So, the Samye Monastery is the first monastery in Tibetan history.

After you finish this tour, you will know more about Tibetan Buddhism.

Tibet Trekking Tours - Tour of Shigatse – Garma Valley

It is said that the Garma valley in Shigatse was praised as "the most beautiful valley in the world" and "one of the top ten classical trekking tours" in the 1920s.

This tour is in the Mt. Everest natural reserve area. So the scenery in this tour is very beautiful, and there are mysterious Sherpa, and precious wild animals. During this tour, you can see the Mt. Everest (the highest mountain in the world), the Lhotse Mountain (the fourth highest mountain in the world) and the Makalu Mountain (the fifth highest mountain in the world).

This trekking tour is very hard for visitors. The weather is changeable, and the latitude is very high. But that is the charm. It will bring you the pleasure of conquering.

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