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If you are looking for a trip filled with peacefulness and renowned spirituality, Tibet is the right place for you. Trek through these lands at breath taking heights and you will be greeted with fabulous monasteries. And there is a lot more waiting to be discovered here.
There are many destinations to visit in this mesmerizing country. Qamdo is one such town. Its rich history and heritage is truly delightful and worth exploring. When you are here, ensure that you stop at the banks of the Mekong river, which makes a picturesque setting against this thriving town. The capital city of Lhasa is also worth exploring. Apart from its breath taking location above the sea level, it also has a lot of monuments and attractions worth visiting here. Take a trip here and you will know why it is known as the Land of God. Qyantse is another popular destination that is worth a visit here. It has several attractions which include the Pelkor Choede, Gyanste Dzong and the Gyntse Kumbum which is influenced by local culture and spiritual belief. On your journey here, don’t forget to visit Shigatse. This city has one of the oldest monasteries along with a free gift market. Even the old ruins of the Xigatse Fortress are worth exploring.
Tibet has some of the most spellbinding monuments dedicated to its strong spiritual beliefs and culture. Amongst the many monasteries, the Drepung Monastery is one of the most important ones. Apart from being one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, it is also one of the largest. The Sera Monastery also belongs to the Gelukpa University. It is also known as the wild rose monastery due to the wild roses surrounding this structure. History lovers must visit the wonderful Potala Palace which previously was the residence of the Dalai Lama. Today, it stands as a museum and world heritage site. Mountain climbers must visit the iconic Mount Kailash for an adventure. Additionally, it is also stands as a symbolic pilgrimage structure of the four different religions.
The cuisines of Tibet are very simple and humble, mostly limited to barely, meat and dairy products. Thukpa is a popular soup that is favoured by the locals and travellers. Few other popular cuisines include momos, tingmo and thenthuk. Yak butter tea is also a delightful beverage; however you need to develop an acquired taste for this salty beverage. Apart from this, you will also find a lot of varieties of tea that is served during different seasons and events. Alternatively, you can also try the Chang.
Tours and walks are a popular pastime here especially since there are many attractions and monuments that are worth visiting. You can even go on a bicycle tour if you are up to it. Hiking and trekking the mountains here are considered a great challenge, although you need to be fit to undertake this long climb up. During the warmer seasons, you can go river rafting or even kayaking.
There are plenty of activities you can undertake on your journey here. However, at times, unexpected mishaps or events might hamper your trip and threaten your safety. At times like this, it is best to be well prepared for any eventuality. A safety net will keep you will protected in such events. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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