Tibetan New Year Tour 2014
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Tibetan New Year Tour 2014

Update: Nov. 27th, 2013

Tibetan New Year celebration

The solemn Tibetan New Year Festival 2014 will be celebrated in February according to the Gregorian Calendar. Tourists who've collected information regarding the Tibet festival might found that the annual Tibetan New Year Festival is the most solemn festival among all the Tibetan festivals. Family members and relatives would get together and spend a happy time together during the celebration of the Tibetan New Year every year. Tourists planning to join the Tibetan New Year tour 2014 will have the chance to explore the traditional folk customs.

Tourists who've visited Tibet during the celebration of the Tibetan New Year were always impressed by the hilarious entertainment activities and devout religious activities. Go to the monasteries for pilgrimage during the Tibetan New Year has been one of the must-do things for the devout Tibetans. Tourists visit Jokhang Temple in the morning would find continuous local pilgrims pray for happiness in front of the temple by doing body-length kowtow repeatedly.

Tibetan New Year Tour 2014 – Must-do Things in Tibet

Tourists making a Tibet New Year Tour 2014 are strongly suggested to ask your trip advisor to arrange you a local Tibetan family visiting. Visitors would have the chance to witness some new decorative items in the Tibetan houses. For Tibetans, it has been an old tradition to decorate their houses with new prayer flags and Thangka with auspicious pictures and characters.

In addition, visitors could also have a taste of some local snacks especially prepared for the celebration of the Tibetan New Year Festival. Gutu is the most typical snack among all the foods prepared for the New Year. The stuffing of the Gutu varies from beef, fruit, coin, chilli and so on. Each stuffing has its own implication. For instance, the gravel stuffed Gutu implicates cruel and merciless while the wool stuffed Gutu implicates tenderhearted. Actually, local Tibetans chose these strange materials as the stuffing of Gutu just for fun.

Tibetan New Year Tour 2014 – Recommended Tour Routes

Lhasa City Tour

Except for explore the special festal atmosphere; tourists join the Tibetan New Year tour 2014 could also choose some classic routes to experience the charm of Tibet in winter. Noted as the City of Sunshine, Lhasa would always present its lovely and warm sunshine as gift for visitors from different corners of the world. Tourists could pay a visit to Potala Palace, Norbu Lingka, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery and some other historical sites in Lhasa while enjoying the lovely sunshine.

Lhasa-Shigatse-Lhasa Tour

Both Lhasa and Shigatse are suitable for sightseeing all year around. Tourists planning to travel to Shigatse in during the Tibetan New Year tour 2014 don't need to be worried about any road blocking caused by the snow. Besides, there are some differences in the Tibetan New Year celebration activities between Lhasa and Shigatse. Visitors choose the Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse- Shigatse route could have more memories regarding the festival. Tourists especially interested in the natural view of Mt. Everest could also continue your Shigatse trip to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It must be noted that the temperature there would be much lower than that in the city due to its high altitude.

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