Tibet Travel Guide, Advice and Tips
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A 2nd railway line from Chengdu to Lhasa is underway that will wind through some of the world’s most mountainous and inhospitable territory and likely take a decade to complete. Currently the train from Chengdu to Lhasa still goes the longer route via Xining, which takes about 43hrs. The planned 2nd railway will go directly from Chengdu to Lhasa, through the mountains from Kangding in Sichuan to Nyingchi in Tibet. Once completed, the travel time will be cut from 43 to about 13 hours.
As one of the top 3 monasteries in Lhasa, Ganden Monastery was founded by Tsongkhapa who is a great master and the founder of Gelug sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Ganden Thangka Showing Festival is a traditional feast which attracted thousands of pilgrims and visitors every year. Take a journey of discovery and spirituality to the temple and have an excellent experience in the holy land of Tibet.
Top Three Holy Lakes in Tibet, Namtso, Manasarovar and Yamdroktso. The lakes in Tibet have a distinct charm that is different with other lakes on the planet, not only because of the high altitude, but also the religious overtones. Waters are the origin of life, especially when facing the extremely bad natural conditions, the lakes mean a lot for the Tibetan people. All the lakes on the plateau are considered as sacred places.
Should I stay overnight at the lakeside of Namtso? -- This is a questions often asked by travelers. As a local agency, we here below give you the pros & cons of staying overnight at the lakeside of Namtso, but as how to choose it exactly, it depends on what kind of traveler you are, essentially what kind of person you are.