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Envoy Tours presents

Custom Tibet: A journey just for you

No destination on Earth is more mystical than Tibet, this land high up in the Himalayas. And few destinations require the expertise of travel professionals knowledgeable about the ins and outs of journeying to this remote land.

Our tour to Tibet...

... begins as the plane lands at an airstrip near Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, where the guides and tour buses gather to pick up arriving travelers. After a ride with spectacular views of towering, snowcapped peaks, you arrive at your hotel in Lhasa, Tibet. The first order of business is rest in bed. Lhasa is at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet, and bodies accustomed to life at lower elevations need time to adjust to the altitude after traveling to Tibet.

The best way to tour Tibet is with a private car, guide, and driver. And there is much to see. The fabled Potala Palace, former home of Tibet's Dalai Lama, with its 1,000 rooms looms over Lhasa, its image perfectly reflected in the pond of a lovely park near its base.

The summer home of the Dalai Lama is preserved just as it was when he fled Chinese rule over Tibet in 1959.

In monasteries tucked away in Tibet's hills, Buddhist monks with shaven heads and dark maroon robes chant and meditate. In Buddhist convents, nuns dressed like their male counterparts create copies of sacred scriptures using ink pads and wooden blocks. The scriptures find their way into prayer wheels, which every citizen of Tibet carries and spins while chanting constantly. Tibet's monks and nuns are very friendly and may offer the visitor a spot of yak-butter tea––definitely an acquired taste.

  • Tibetan woman
    at the market
Photo: C.A. Marquard
The holiest place in Tibet is the Jokar Temple, where pilgrims come from all over Tibet to prostrate themselves and pour yak oil into hundreds of lamps to keep the flames burning before precious idols and artifacts in deep, dark recesses.

Outside the Jokar Temple is a great marketplace where the people purchase yak meat and yogurt, cloth and beads. And where visitors can pick up small prayer wheels and other mementos of a most memorable journey.

Tibetan prayer flags
Photo: C.A. Marquard
To learn more, go to our travelogue:

Journey to Mystical Tibet

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