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Tibet Travelers Discover Wonders of the Kailash Pilgrimage through new Trekking Package from TCTS Travel Agent in Lhasa

July 16, 2013 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Travelers are discovering that the Kailash Pilgrimageprovides a unique combination of cultural experience and outdoor adventure.

Each year thousands of Hindus, Tibetan Buddhists, Bon, and Jain make the ritualistic trek around the base of Mt. Kailash to symbolize purifying their souls of misperceptions of reality. Lhasa travel agency Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( welcomes travelers of all gI_70783_Prasad-and-his-wife-from-USfaiths to embark on this famous journey and learn about the significance of Mt. Kailash from the Tibetan prospective. In addition to making the 3-day trek around Kailash’s base travelers will enjoy seeing a large cross section of Tibet’s landscape and visit many Tibet attractions along the way.

Upon arrival in Tibet, the travel group’s native Tibetan guide will pick them up at the airport or train station and accompany them to their hotel. Over the first few days there will be time for acclimatizing to the altitude as travelers visit must-see sites such Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. In addition, the tour will visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Lhasa is home to many important cultural and historical sites; with TCTS travelers are welcome to customize their itinerary. After touring Lhasa and adjusting to the thin mountain air travelers will begin the journey to Mt. Kailash.

Tibet trekking begins in the small village of Darchen. Normally a quiet place, the village’s activity swells annually with the arrival of pilgrims. The drive takes 3-4 days with stops for visiting cultural sites and enjoying the scenery. Travelers will have opportunities to take in stunning landscapes like Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, and Lake Manasarovar and learn about Tibetan culture at places like Pelkhor Monastery, Kumbum Pagoda, and Tashilhunpo Monastery. There will be a night for rest and preparation once travelers reach Darchen.

Three days of uninterrupted majestic mountain scenery await those who complete the ritualistic Tibet trek around Kailash’s base. Travelers will encounter pilgrims of a variety of different faiths and have the opportunity to learn about the mountain’s significance to Tibetans. Tibetans make the pilgrimage to wash their souls of misperceptions of reality. Typically they may leave behind a lock of hair, a stone, or something similar to symbolize washing their soul of negative emotions. TCTS welcomes travelers to do the same but asks them not to leave behind anything that might harm the fragile environment.

People of a variety of origins hold the Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage sacred. Tibet trekking agency TCTS welcomes travelers of all faiths to join in and enjoy the opportunity to grow personally, learn about Tibetan culture, and take in unforgettable landscapes. TCTS employs native Tibetan guides who are passionate about sharing this experience and provides necessities such as tents, sleeping bags, food, and cooking equipment. At the trek’s end travelers may choose to continue to Nepal or return to Lhasa; TCTS will assist in making these arrangements. Thousands make this special journey each year so travelers are advised to plan and book their trip in advance.

Devin Moore provided this news release above on behalf of local Tibet tour agency TCTS ( Devin is a travel writer and independent economic analyst based in Springfield, Missouri USA. Devin Moore works to spread awareness of Tibet and its people through publishing Tibet travel information.

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