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  • HOT Travel Notes: Drepung Monastery

    Travel Notes: Drepung Monastery

    Travel Notes

    Time: June 27, 2018 People: Me and my wife, and our tour guide Transportation: Car Drepung Monastery​ is one of the six major monasteries of Shamanism. It is also the largest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. Located about 10km from Lhasa City. Although the road is well built, it is still not an easy journey. The main hall of Drepung Monastery is majesty and spectacular. There are 183 columns with elegant sculptures. the hall is all decorated with embroidery Thangka, figures of Buddha and murals. It is said that the hall is able to contain 8,000 people. The monastery also conserving countless ancient literatures and Buddhist scriptures. My guide told us that walking around the monastery will bring good luck. For we are not travel in peak season, there is few travelers in the monastery. Our gu

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  • HOT Travel Notes: 7 days Lhasa, Shigatse & Everest Tour

    Travel Notes: 7 days Lhasa, Shigatse & Everest Tour

    Travel Notes

    After a year's preparation, I finally managed to go Tibet and Everest. This is an impressive journey for me, so I am going to share my experience here. It will be so pleased for me if you can learn sth from my words. Plan For a traveler, Tibet is a must-go destination, the Everest is a must-see attraction. And for me, not visiting Mount Everest, not being Tibet. Itinerary I booked a tour in Tibet Trip Booking, a 7 days & 6 nights private tour. Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa Day 2 Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Day 3 Yamdroktso, Karuola Glacier, Palcho Monastery Day 4 Arrive Everest Base Camp Day 5 Everest Base Camp Day 6 Tashilhunpo Monastery Day 7 Leaving Equipment Winter jacket, down jacket, climbing boots. I travelled in June, it is warmer in many places, except Everest

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  • HOT Travel Notes: One Day with Namtso

    Travel Notes: One Day with Namtso

    Travel Notes

    About itinerary Time: August 14, 2017 Travel companion: Me and my 3 friends Transport: Group travel in tour vehicle. Round trip 13 hours from Lhasa to Damxung and arrive in Namtso​. Stay in Namtso for 1.5 hour. Expense: RMB 300 per person, including car fare, tour guide and ticket. From Lhasa to Namtso We arrive Lhasa by train in June 30, 2018 and have a rest. In July 1, we head to Namtso. Early in the morning, we depart when daybreak. The car runs along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway. The highway is smooth and steady. When the sky becomes brighter, the sight view outside becomes clearer. When we drive closer to the snow-capped mountain, we saw the first sunrise in Tibet. The altitude of northern Tibet is relatively high, so it is suitable for yak grazing. The white tents of Tibetans and yak gr

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