Dates 12 Apr '13 to 16 Apr '13
Flexible? Yeah, sure
Est. Cost 1 - 10,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name June in 2013 is a great time to visit Tibet
Do you have any plan to tour Tibet in June, 2012? It is great time to go to Tibet as the 2012 Saga Dawa Festival will fall on 4th of June this year and will last for a whole month.
As an important Tibetan Buddhist festival, Saga Dawa Festival is held each year on the full moon day of the fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. This festival is celebrated for whole month and is one of the most significant festivals celebrated in Tibet.
During Saga Dawa Festival, you can see hundreds of Tibetan pilgrims circumambulating around the Barkhor (Circuit around Jokhang Temple) and Tsekhor (Circuit around Potala Palace), and hundreds of Tibetan people lined up in Drepung kitchen for making their donation for the monks during chanting prayers in assembly hall.
Tibetan people will liberate of fishes in Lhasa river(Kyichu) and other animals according to their budgets and will never eat meats during 15th day of the Saga Dawa and you can see every Tibetans eating vegetables in restaurants after finishing their circumambulating.
Tibetan peoples are also busy with visiting various monasteries during the festival. After finishing visiting monasteries, Tibetans will go for picnics in different picnic centres in Lhasa. Even in picnics, older Tibetans mumbling mantras by rosary in left hand and small prayer wheel in their right hand. It is really interesting to visit Tibet during Saga Dawa Festival.
Besides, June is also one of the peak tourism month with pleasant weather. The temperature of Lhasa in June is around 10-20℃. It is not too cold or too hot. But the temperature between day and night varies greatly, so you'd better take down jackets with you. The down jackets are also needed if you travel to higher places of Tibet.
For getting to Tibet, you can take a train to Lhasa from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, etc. You can also get to Tibet by flight for saving time. But Tibet entry permit is a must for foreigners to go to Tibet. Besides, if you are planning to visit other places out of Lhasa, Tibet travel permit is also required. This year, you even need at least 3 or 4 travel partners with the same nationality to join in you so as to get Tibet permits.
June in 2013 is a great time to visit Tibet
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