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Top Three Best-selling Tibet Tours of 2014

April 26, 2014 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

“We had received nearly eight hundred bookings for 2014 by the end of March.

Scenery along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Most are traveling from mainland China to Tibet by train,” said Ms. Debbie Deng, the OP manager of Tibet Travel Org CITS, “After arriving in Tibet, they will stay two or three days in Lhasa, then go to Everest Base Camp or Kathmandu.”

“I have worked in our company as a trip advisor for over six years. In my experience, Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the most popular way to Tibet,” said Mr. Tony Yin, a senior trip advisor of Tibet Travel Org CITS, “Lhasa to Everest Base Camp or Kathmandu is always the best-selling route in Tibet. This year is the holy year for Tibetans to worship mountains, so the tour from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash also becomes one of our best sellers.”

Qinghai-Tibet Railway, at an average elevation around 4,500 meters above sea level, is known as the highest railway in the world. It became a hot tourist railway soon after it was put into operation in July 2006. It has transported about eight million passengers in the past seven years. The number is expected to reach ten million by 2015. Travelers take a train to Tibet not only because of the lower cost, but also because of the breathtaking scenery along the railway.

Many tourists make a tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp or Kathmandu because they can experience both Tibet’s natural and cultural highlights within a week. This route covers most famous tourist sites in Tibet, such as the world’s highest ancient palace (Potala), Lhasa’s sacred center (Jokhang Temple), the three biggest monasteries in Lhasa (Sera, Drepung and Ganden), holy lakes in Tibet (Namtso and Yamdrok), the seat of Panchen Lamas (Tashilhunpo) and the world’s highest peak (Mount Everest).

Mt. Kailash of western Tibet is a holy mountain for four important religions in Asia, Buddhism, Bonism, Hinduism and Jainism. Tibetan Buddhists have a tradition of worshiping this mountain in the year of horse in order to gain multiplied merits. This year is the year of wood horse in Tibetan calendar, so a larger number of pilgrims will go to visit the mountain, especially in summer and autumn when the weather is good. Tourists will also grasp this opportunity to learn more about Tibet’s culture and customs while enjoying its beautiful landscape. Tibet Travel Org CITS has designed a 15-day tour from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash via Everest Base Camp to make sure travelers enjoy all the highlights on the roof of the world.

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