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WINTER SURPRISES IN TIBET  

Everyone imagines that because Tibet, Lhasa in particular is located on the highest point on the earth, that their winters are akin to a frozen wasteland, somewhere only the abombinal snowman can survive! Surprisingly, Tibet has a fairly mild winter climate with daily average temperatures around fifty degrees! It rarely gets below freezing in Lhasa which is why the occasional snows doesn't stick very long. Lhasa's winters have more sunny days that dark days, more comfortable days than chill-bending days. Of course, you'll need a good down jacket after dark when the sun takes it's warmth and goes to sleep. The warm sunshine brightens almost every day in Lhasa, the city of dreams. The ancient Barkhor circuit is filled with Tibetans performing their daily religious practices. If you're looking for artistic inspiration or your muse, Lhasa has it all and winter is the best time to feel it's charm!

   

LANDSCAPES

COBALT BLUE SKIES
Ever dreampt of a landscape so full of color and contrast and design that made you feel as if you'd died and gone to some Wizard-of-Oz heaven? Well, folks, without a doubt the landscapes of Tibet will never cease to amaze you. With so much diversity and beauty you'll be in a constant state of awe. Bluer than blue, greener than green, and sunsets that make the rest of the world seem drab. This dry air, lofty peaks, majestic rivers, my oh my, this must not be Kansas City! "There are no clouds in the world to compare with Tibetan Roof of the World clouds. Tibetan clouds are so much closer to the earth you can almost touch them with your fingertips. Fluffy? You've never seen a fluffy cloud until you've seen a vast sky of white wonderful Tibetan clouds. They will delight even the novice photographer! No matter how hard you try you just can't capture it, you can't bottle it up and take it home. You just have to live it and let it knock your socks off!

LESS CROWDS NO LONG LINES
Fewer tourists come in winter for many reasons. The idea of the cold at the top of the world keeps many away, but for whatever reason it's sure nice not to be crushed between bodies at every tourist site. The only hustle and bustle you'll witness in winter is the pilgrims shoulder to shoulder humming around the Barkhor circuit, spinning their prayer wheels and praying. If you're looking for a spiritual experience, a time to ponder the real meaning of life, a chance to meditate on godly things, a little slice of time to understand yourself, come in winter to this amazing place. Oct-Feb. March is a sensitive month. April or fall is nice also. Just walk right up and get your ticket, no long lines or crowds to fight. Some sites are limited, only so many tickets sold per day, only so many tourist allowed, but that's during the peak seasons! Think how many more places you can see just by eliminating the crowds, the lines and the limit rules. For this reason alone, a winter tour to Tibet is ideal. Not to mention how much easier it is to get great photos without a bunch of people mucking up your shot! October is great for changing autumn colors! See Tibet and enjoy!
 
 
CHEAPER PRICES TIBETAN NEW YEAR
Off season prices can save you a nice chunk of change. Winter in Tibet is actually considered the LOW-SEASON because there are fewer tourists than any other time of the year. To entice tourists, hotel rates drop substantially during the Tibetan winters. Tour companies, car hire, even private guides are willing to negotiate prices for winter business. Always ask the hotel for a lower rate than the rate you find on the wall, many times HALF PRICE! Your private guide will make sure you get the best rates on everything! Truly a major celebration, beginning on New Year's Day on the Tibetan Lunar calendar Tibetan homes will open their doors with prayers, then fetch their first bucket of drinking water of the year. From early morning people greet each other with good wishes like "tashi delek" (long life). Families get together for a celebratory dinner, prayers and festivities. MORE

 

 

IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS!

Sutra streamers. Mounds of Mani stones carved or painted with scriptures. Temples and religious activities. Pilgrims prostrating themselves along the highway all the way to Lhasa on their annual pilgrimage to Lhasa. Spinning prayer wheels. Burning Incense. Thousands of butter lamps. Nomads and farmers in traditional dress. Potala Palace without tourists. Contact a guide today!

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