Tibetan Religion

Tibetan Religion

When it comes to the religion of the Tibetan people. Many travelers have the pre-established notion of all the Tibetans Being a Buddhism. Yet the fact is like all the region on the surface of the earth, We also have varieties of religions in Tibet, co-existing peacefully with each other.

Buddhism has been the main religion of Tibet since the 8th century AD. Before Buddhism was arrive in Tibet. Indigenous animistic and Shamanic religion called Bön was the main religion for Tibetan. Now, this religion is practice by sizable minorities in Tibet. This religion has a strong influence in the formation of Buddhism in Tibet later.

According to the estimates, 91% of the Tibetan are buddhist and rest are of Bön, Muslim, and Christian. People following the Bön religions are the sizable amount in Tibet with 400,000. There are four mosques in Tibet with 5,000 Tibetan muslim. The is a Catholic Church in Yanjing in eastern Tibet with 700 Parishioners.

Here are four different Tibetan religion follow in Tibet

Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is a very unique blend of Buddhism where there are many influences from the traditional Bon religion, Like prayer flags and offering incenses for purification. Buddhism was first introduced in the 7th century by the 33rd King of Tibet called Songtsen Gampo…

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Tibetan Bön Religion

Bön (བོན་པོ།)

Bön is the indigenous pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet. It is an animist and shamanic belief system revolving around the worship of Nature. In the Bön, there is three scripture relating to the Mythos of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche; mdo ‘dusgzer mig, and gzi brjid.

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Christianity in Tibet

Nestorians are the first Christians documented to have reached Tibet. Various inscriptions and remains of them have been found in Tibet. They have also debated in 1256 with Karma Pakshi of Karma Kagyu sect at the imperial camp of Mongke Khan at Shira Ordo.

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Tibetan Muslim

Islam in Tibet

As early as the 8th and 9th century Muslims has been living in Tibet. Tibetan Muslim are commonly called Kachee. There are small communities of Muslims in Tibetan Cities. Tibetan Muslim can trace their origin from three main regions: Kashmir also knows…

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Tibet Spiritual Tours

Tibet Spiritual Tours

We can offer Specialize Tibet Spiritual Tours in Tibet, Kham (Sichuan) and Amdo (Qinghai). Contact Us if you are interested. We can offer a special discount to dharma Centers abroad.

Tibet Spiritual Tours

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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