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Chimpuk Meditation Cave
Chimpuk is one of the most popular centers for practicing self-meditation. Initiated by the Guru Rinpoche in the eighth century, the hotspot has since served as the meditation place for many a great king and guru. The center boasts over 100 meditation caves, sky burial stages and a Buddhist nunnery. The location offers the perfect setting to achieve absolute serenity, nestled amongst a beautiful mountain-scape, with green rolling hills and clear, moving waters. Visitors may use the space as a meditation center, or simply visit and take in the incredible splendor and unique energy the spiritual space.
The Samye Monastery was the first temple built in Tibet, complete with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Visitors come from near and far to see this incredibly well-maintained link to a fascinating past with their own eyes. The Monastery is notable as the site of the “Great Debate,” that took placed during the year 792-794 between the Indian Mahayanists and Chinese Chan, or Zen, Buddhists. It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists, some of whom travel on foot for weeks to reach the spiritual destination.
One of the earliest Buddhist temples in Tibetan history, Traduk Temple was built in 641 A.D. Many legends surround the establishment of the temple. The temple is composed of three parts - the main hall, the room utilized for the turning of the prayer wheel that encircles a great porch, and the porch courtyard. A consecrated Sanshi Buddha image made entirely of copper castings is unlike any other in the vicinity. The Pearl Tangka is another impressive sight. The embroidered tapestry is made up of nearly 30 000 precious minerals including pearls, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and gold. Its preservation is a near miracle as it has been passed down through several generations without being damaged or lost, even through socio-political turbulence and war.
Acknowledged as the first building in Tibet, the Yungbulakang Palace was built over 2,000 years ago. Perched atop a mountain, the panoramic view from the palace is second to none. The palace is named after its shape, “Yumba” meaning dear and “Lagang” meaning sacred place. It is dedicated to the worship of Shakyamuni Buddha, however wall paintings vividly depict the first king of Tibet.
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Feel a sense of peace on this 7-day Tibetan adventure. Venture into the country’s stunning nature as you walk around Yamdrok Tso Lake. Examine authentic goods in Barkhor Square, visit several old-world monasteries and learn the art of meditation, and get more in-tuned with this peaceful Himalayan region.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,950
This trekking journey to Everest Base Camp is the experience of a lifetime. Trek through stunning mountain panoramas and alongside Tibet’s Yamdrok Lake. Feel a sense of accomplishment unlike any other when you reach the base camp. You’ll switch between rustic lodges and luxury hotels like the St. Regis Lhasa.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,900
This modern 233-room hotel is located close to Tsetang town, around 20 minutes' walk from the old Tibetan quarter. There are a range of rooms to choose here, from standard, up to president suites, each offering air-conditioning, WiFi, TV with cable channels and minibar, plus a modern bathroom with all amenities provided. Some rooms even offer spectacular views. The onsite restaurants cater to an international clientele, with regional Chinese dishes, Western fare and authentic Tibetan cuisine all on offer. The property is also equipped with leisure facilities including a fitness center, bowling alley, tea house, hair salon and billiard room. Outside, Tsetang Hotel has extensive gardens where guests can enjoy a stroll in the brisk Tibetan air.
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