Planning a visit to the real Shangri-La will lead you to the mountainous terrains of Tibet. You are bound to be enthralled by the spectacular monasteries and the variety of geographical demographics. The bright blue sky with the nomadic tribes walking along the endless routes with their yaks makes a perfect combination of nature and human beings. You will love the tranquil lake views with glimpses of snowy mountains from here and there. Tibet has become a popular destination nowadays.
You need a guide
The Tibet tour will be half-hearted without the proper guidance. All you need is a skilled guide for a good Tibet Tour Agency who can assist you throughout the duration. Tibet is a land of mythological stories. Each palace, monastery, and lake has a strange and interesting story behind it. You cannot feel the typical taste of Tibetan culture if you don’t come to know about all the stories from the past. The architectures are a depiction of historical events, and sometimes, the portrayal of ancient sociological systems. Unless you know the stories for your guide, you will not find any meaning for the structures.
Different options for group tours
The group tours as organized by most reputed Tibet Tour Agency cover exciting places at a comparatively lower price. If you want a budget tour that will take you to the Mount Everest Base Camp, you can select the typical eight days tour that starts from Lhasa. If you are a patron of ancient cultures and holy rituals, then a spiritual trip of as little as four days duration can be the perfect option. The Golden Route Tour stretching for about six days can be a good choice when you want to witness the historical places of Tibet especially. Extend your Everest Base Camp tour by a couple of days, and you can visit Yamdrok Lake and Namtso Lake- two of three holy lakes.
Tibet is known for being the holy abode of many ancient mythological characters. Hindu and Buddhist religious beliefs merge to become one in this land. To understand how the two religions walk hand in hand in the mountains of Tibet, go for half a month tour to Mount Kailash. Traversing through Lhasa and Shigatse, you will visit the Mt. Everest base first. Then the journey continues for Mount Kailash. The Hindus believe the place to be the ultimate meditation site of Lord Shiva. But the Tibetan Buddhists believe that Kailash is the site of a fierce sorcery battle between sage Milarepa and champion of Bon religion Naro Bon Chun after which Buddha Demchok started to live there.
You can arrange for five days long hike from Lhasa to Drak Yerpa. The Drak Yerpa Hermitage trip is a good option for a day tour. You will fall in love with the peaceful ambiance of the site. The cave has been the site of meditation of The King Songtsen Gampo. The Hermitage is the most propitious place in Tibet. You can plan up small group tours or a package tour with your family to enjoy a comfortable trip.