It was great to get the chance to try Tibetan dishes, in Tibet. We's skirted around the edges of Tibetan culture in the Sherpa villages of the Everest region and dined in Tibetan restaurants in Kathmandu and Pokhara, often run by Tibetan refugees, but what of food in Tibet ? How would that be. We had an amazing chance to find out during our Tibet tour. Some Tibetan food was … [Read more...]
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Our Lhasa tour was part of a longer 8 day tour of Tibet. We travelled overland from Kathmandu and returned by air from Lhasa airport. Lhasa itself was an incredible highlight not just of this Tibet tour, but of a lifetime of travel. I knew a lot, feared disappointment and was ready for the worst but Lhasa did not disappoint in any way. Our two days in Lhasa blew us away and we … [Read more...]
One, just one, of the massive bucket list highlights of our tour of Tibet was visiting the Sera Monastery. This Monastery just outside Lhasa city is the place to come if you want to see Tibetan Buddhist monks debate.This is something I never dreamed I'd see for myself. But I did, along with our small group of travellers, my husband and kids. It was a highlight of a … [Read more...]
So here's the thing, Tibet is way, way high. Crazy high. Everyone knows that to trek in the Himalayas you'll have altitude issues and probably need to take diamox and have acclimatisation days and such like, but before we set off to Tibet last week I hadn't actually thought much about the altitude of the Tibetan Plateau. The altitude of the passes you will cross to likely … [Read more...]
I honestly don't know where to start with Tibet. We've just spent 8 incredible days travelling through Tibet from Kathmandu and those 8 days were some of the most mesmerising of our last 6 years of full-time travel. I now need to create a Tibet travel blog to record our memories before they fade and to give you the low-down on this beautiful and inspiring place. Our … [Read more...]
If, like me, you've dreamed of visiting Tibet and the iconic Potala Palace has long been near the top of your list of must see places, you'll enjoy this post. I've checked out much of Asia, some of China, and now, finally, Tibet . It was a dream come true.We saw wedding shots being taken on our 8 day journey in Tibet, most around the lakes mentioned below.You can read … [Read more...]