Tibetan Culture and Tradition

Tibetan Culture. Due to its Geographical and Climatic condition, Tibet has developed a unique culture. With the significate influence from the neighboring cultures from other parts of China, India, and Nepal. The inaccessibility and remoteness of this Himalayan region have helped preserve and develop the distinct local culture in Tibet.

Since its introduction in the seventh century, Buddhism has a strong influence on Tibetan Culture. Tibetan Art, Literature, Music and all our expectations of our daily life contain elements of Buddhist beliefs. Buddhism itself has evolved in this unique form main influence the pre-Buddhist nature religion call Bön religion.

Tibet’s climatic and geographic have encouraged dependence on pastoralism, also the development of a unique cuisine from surrounding regions, which fits the needs of the human body in these high altitudes. During your tours in Tibet, You will experience our unique culture and tradition in Tibet. Because all our Tibet tour packages are designed to maximize authentic Tibet travel experiences.

Here we would like to discuss the few aspects of Tibetan Culture;

Tibetan Sky Burial

Tibetan Burial

Due to the Unique environmental condition and the influence of Buddhist philosophy, we have a very unique form of Burials in Tibet. So Traditionally during the time of the Tibetan kings, we practice land cremation…

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Tibetan Language

Tibet Language

Our Language is classified as one of the 23 Tibeto-Burman Language. It is spoken widely in the Himalayan regions and the entire area of Tibetan-Qinghai plateau. But there are variations of Dialects in the different region….

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Tibetan Food

Tibetan food

Tibetan Diet is unique and special for the high altitude. It is made unique because of the isolation by the geographical setup. While you are making your tour to Tibet, I think it is essential to know about and try a Tibetan diet…

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Tibetan Marriage

Tibetan Marriage

Tibetan marriage custom and the wedding ceremony is mainly influenced by your source close connect environment and our belief systems. The marriage one of the primary social institutions in Tibet. The practice of polyandry in very common in rural Tibet.

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Tibetan Song and Dance

Tibetan Song and Dance

Tibet is known as the Ocean of Songs and Dances. Since childhood, all the children are introduced to songs and dances. We use the songs and dance to introduce the Buddhist philosophy to young ones and teach them of the reality to human existence and Norms…

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Tibetan opera

Tibetan Opera

Tibetan opera is known as Lhamo or Ache Lhamo in Tibetan. During your Tibet travel, you will often find the Tibetan opera performance in villages and if you visit Lhasa during the Lhasa Yogurt festival. The cultural wisdom of Tibetan for thousands of year and clearly reflected in the…

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traditional tibetan architecture

Tibetan Architecture

Traditional Tibetan Architecture is easily-Recognizable forms of architecture and one of the world’s most unique. Yet, studies of Tibetan architecture is still very much unexplored field. With the construction of the first Tibetan Buddhist temple in Central Tibet…

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tibetan prayer flag

Tibetan Prayer Flag

Tibetan prayer flag is used to promote peace, compassion, and wisdom.  As you arrive in Tibet, the first and foremost welcoming signs you would see in Tibet is a beautiful prayer flag. which we hang on our rooftop and the mountain pass. The flags are very important….

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Tibetan Art and Crafts

Tibetan Art and Crafts

Tibetan use the skill and crafts for expressing their belief and devotion to Buddhism. From making the Mask to the painting Thangka, it is most important for us to do it for the proposal to spirituality. Therefore, During your trip in Tibet, you can visit some of the Tibetan handicraft centers…

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tibetan jewelry

Tibetan Jewelry 

Traditionally Tibetan are very fond of the jewelry. Every man and woman should have a piece of gold on their body. We believe it will enhance the spiritual power over the bad omens and evil spirits.  The primarily in jewelry components are gold and silver…

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traditional tibetan clothing

Traditional Tibetan Clothing

Environment and climatic Condition of the local are the main factors deciding on the cloth wear by Tibetan. The main clothing item in Tibet is robe (we call it Cuba). All the major traditional Tibetan clothing items are woven with Yak and Sheep wool….

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Khata is one of the essential pieces of cloth in Tibetan culture. The term Khata is an informal and the formal term for the traditional Tibetan scarf is call Jel-Dhar. The most common color of the Khata is white to signify the purity of the intention of the offerer….

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Tibet Culture Tour

We can offer Specialize Culture Tour in Tibet, Kham (Sichuan) and Amdo (Qinghai). Contact Us if you are interested. We can offer a special discount to Groups.

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Responsible Tourism

I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.

As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.

Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour

All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.

b) Incentives for practice

Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.

c) Staff Training every winter

Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism.  We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.

d) Tree Plantation

Some portion of the tour money  are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.

e) Smaller group size

All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.

f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet

During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.

1: We nothing leave mother behind.

We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.

2: We protect the grassland

A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.

3: Collecting the garbage along the way.

We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise.  For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.

It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.

Sustainable toursim in Tibet

I-Tibet travel is local Tibetan travel agency based in Tibet. Being register in the year 1991, as Tibet Whole world international travel Co.Ltd.  Makes one of the oldest Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Thus we can to make all the Document require for your Tibet travel including travel permits. Our service includes wide ranges of Tibet tour packagesTibet group tour for Budget Travel. Also, You can book your Tibet flight tickets and Tibet train tickets. So, We hope you will choose a Local Tibetan travel agency to travel to Tibet.

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