I was so excited when Tibet’s borders opened for travellers to enter this incredible region again, from the Potala Palace to Everest Base camp, listening to monks mid-debate to and meeting the friendly locals as you travel across the Roof of the World! With prayer flags flapping in the wind and vast, crystal lakes breaking up the stark landscape, I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to head into Tibet in the not too distant future just to take in the whole incredible experience.
Last year I visited Tibet on a Rickshaw trip having wanted to go for a very long time. After visiting Beijing, my friends and I took an incredible 50 hour train journey to Lhasa; the roof of the world. I was blown away by the sounds of the prayer wheels, the colourful prayer flags, the smell of incense and the sight of the faithful pilgrims prostrate around the temple. Watching the sunrise over Everest was a highlight I will never ever forget.
I spent 10 days travelling through Tibet and can confidently say it is truly magical. I still recall with complete clarity stepping into the crowds of Lhasa’s Jokhang temple, engulfed by incense and surrounded by Buddhist mantras. The devout spirituality pervades everything you see, hear, touch and smell from the distinct taste of yak butter tea to the soaring mountain peaks. I would go again in a heartbeat.
Travel Specialist Ceri went to our local project in Tibet to meet the wonderful students and staff at Braille Without Borders & shares her experience here.
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