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whl.travel Welcomes Travellers to the Mystical Culture and Highlands of Tibet

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  • 28 October 2011

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Perched on the roof of the world is the astounding region of Tibet, one of those lands that most people only dream of visiting. At an average elevation of 4,900 metres above sea level, Tibet encompasses the world’s highest plateau, some of the oldest and most guarded places on earth, crystal-clear lakes, ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries, and a skyline made remarkable by the world’s tallest mountains.

Pilgrim, Tibet

Tibetan men and women can be seen on the country's pilgrimage roads almost every day of the year. Photo courtesy of Wong Jiawang

Once you are settled in your comfortable accommodation in the capital city of Lhasa, there is a stunning range of things to see and do in Tibet. Given the vastness of the territory and the transport challenges, most sites are most easily enjoyed while on a Tibet tour.

For example, take in the venerable monasteries in the historical cities of Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse on a Tibet Cultural Exploration or join the pilgrims on a visit to lakes Namtso and Yamdrok Yumtso, considered holy by Buddhists. Of course, not to be missed is a hike to the world-famous Everest Base Camp, just one of the many awe-inspiring trekking tours in Tibet .

The unique culture of the Tibetans has for the most part been well preserved due to their isolation from the rest of the world for both geographical and political reasons. It was only in the 1980s that Tibet opened its doors to tourism. Since then travel has been a key factor in its development.

Lamas, Tibet

Lamas in Tibet stay fit like everyone else. Here they are exercising and practicing their martial arts, just one way of debating. Photo courtesy of Wong Jiawang

Technically speaking, Tibet is an autonomous region of China and travel to Tibet is regulated by the Chinese government. All travellers therefore need Chinese visas and special permits, as well as a complete package tour to travel around Tibet.

To help with that, whl.travel has partnered with Tibet Travel Professionals, the online arm of the International Department of Lhasa ChangThang Yak Travel Service, a local Tibetan travel agency based out of Chengdu, China.

Mr. Liu Anbing and the rest of his team at Tibet Travel Professionals have been organising complete Tibet travel packages for foreign visitors since 2005, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free trip to this ancient realm. The company strongly believes in responsible travel and authentic experiences. Many of their Tibet tours involve interaction with Tibetan families, shopping for local products and sustainable environmental practices.

“We feel very excited about the launch of Tibet-tours-travel.com,” commented Mr. Liu. “whl.travel has been very patient and helpful in building the site.”

Tibet is joins Lijiang as whl.travel’s destinations associated with the People’s Republic of China.

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IN CHINESE / 用中文:

西藏位于世界屋脊,大多数人只在梦中来过这片令人震撼的土地。它的平均海拔为4900米,是世界上最高的高原,属于地球上最古老、最神圣的地方。它有着清澈的湖泊、历史悠久的佛教寺庙、世界上最高的山脉及其在天空中留下的美丽轮廓。

在西藏首府拉萨安顿好住宿后,你会发现西藏有太多值得去体验的事情。由于西藏地域辽阔、交通不便,可以通过参加西藏旅游行程轻松游览西藏的大部分地方。

例如通过西藏文化之旅可以拜访西藏历史名城拉萨、日喀则江孜的古老而庄严的寺庙,参加圣湖之旅参观纳木错湖羊卓雍错湖。当然不容错过的还有到世界闻名的珠峰大本营徒步,这只是西藏众多令人惊叹的徒步行程之一。

由于地理位置偏僻,西藏的独特文化大部分得以完好地保留了下来。直到上世纪八十年代西藏才对旅游者开放,从此旅游成为了西藏发展的其中一个最主要的动力。

严格来讲西藏是中国的一个自治区,由中国政府管理西藏的旅游。 所有外国游客需持有中国签证和入藏许可证件,并参加当地的旅游行程在藏旅游。

Mountain, Tibet

Tibet's high-elevation mystical landscape is full of snow-capped mountains like the one pictured here. Photo courtesy of Wong Jiawang

为了方便外国游客入藏旅行,whl.travel 和西藏当地的拉萨强堂亚旅游公司合作,通过其位于中国成都的国际部网络品牌 Tibet Travel Professionals, 为国内外游客提供高质量的旅游服务。

Tibet Travel Professionals 的负责人刘安兵先生和他的团队从2005年起就开始为国外游客组织西藏旅游行程,确保游客在这片古老的土地上旅行顺利,留下难忘的美好回忆。公司坚持以负责任的态度让客人体验一个真正的西藏。公司许多行程都包含了当地藏民家访、自由购买西藏当地产品并注重旅行中的环护措施。

刘先生说“我们很高兴 Tibet-tours-travel.com 即将开始正式运行,whl.travel非常有耐心地帮助我们建立了这个网站。”
和一起,西藏将成为whl.travel在中国的又一个合作区域。

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2 Responses to “whl.travel Welcomes Travellers to the Mystical Culture and Highlands of Tibet”

  1. Lee Sheridan says:

    There’s so many fascinating destinations emerging from the whl.travel network – Tibet I have always wanted to visit, and hope I will get the opportunity soon!

  2. Tibet really still is one of the most exciting countries in the world. Thank you very much for sharing your insights! Hiking to the Everest Base Camp sounds wonderful! Makes me want to pack my bag immediately and to head off to Tibet!

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