(A blessing bestowed upon mankind by heaven itself)
Tibet the “roof of the world” covered in lofty peaks and snowcapped mountains, is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5,000 m (16,000 ft). Situated beside China and Nepal sharing the Mt. Everest with the latter, Tibet is rich in its ethnicity. The art, music and festivals celebrated in the country are unique from the rest of the world having their own variations and rituals different from any other. Buddhism is the indigenous tradition due to which many beautiful monasteries can be found throughout the country.
The architectures and arts are heavily influenced by Buddhism, mainly depicting immaculate sculptures and portraits of Lord Buddha and his teachings. Tibet is a lovely place to spend the holidays in, surrounded by intricate culture and history, snow and the feeling of being the presence of Siddhartha Gautam himself. What better way to find happiness than to spend Losar tucked the warmth of Tibet losing yourself to the feasting and the dances.
On different occasions in a year Tibetans have their flamboyant festivals going on. Horse racing and archery are tremendously admired in Tibet and its periphery. And the Gyantse relishes the pride of being the first one to start this sport in 1408. This festive includes horse races, archery, shooting on a galloping horseback followed by few days of picnicking, parting and entertainment. Butter tea and Yak meat are some staples of Tibet and when the scared planet “the Venus” appears in sky for a week, it is commonly believed that the water in rivers and ponds becomes purest and are able to cure disease, where Tibetans take bath.
Filled with soaring high mountains, arid valleys and pristine mountain lakes, Tibet is a heaven for adventurers as well as pilgrimage. More than 2 million foreign travelers visit Tibet every year, they come to this land and visit the iconic images like the prominent historical architectures – Potala Palace, mystical Jokhang Temple; go for adventure by bike riding on the way to Namtso or suburb of Lhasa City, to go on delightful excursions to heavenly mountain lakes; visit the settlements of Tibetan highlanders, step into the hallowed chambers of ancient Buddhist monasteries and interact with learned monks, go to see Mt. Everest – a trip to Everest Base Camp could be an unforgettable memory of your life.