Just after the break from Winter howls, people may tend to treat themselves with a spiritual practice, adventurous trips and connecting with just nature. Spring is the absolute season for doing many wonderful outdoor activities all over the world. Tibet is no exception and let me brief you what you can do in Tibet during this favorable season.
i. Spiritual Re-connection
You can experience the chanting and temple bells from dusk to dawn in any Tibetan community as the Saga Dawa (4th Lunar Month) falls in Spring. The Barkhor street of Lhasa will be busier than usual with different pilgrims from every corner of Tibet. Specially, 15th Day of 4th Lunar Month according to Tibetan Calendar, believers performs special and grand ritual activities at most of the Tibetan Buddhists community. Individual prostrations, group prayers, circumambulation of monasteries and the cities plus lots of charity activities. On the same day, one of the most special ritual activities would organize at Mt. Kailash by the locals, Tibetans, Chinese and Indians.
ii. Adventures and Fun
Since the Spring in Tibet is having a favorable climate condition, it is definitely good for outdoor activities. Many visitors like to opt for hiking, trekking, camping, biking and riding all over the Tibet.
iii. Enjoy Nature and Organic Foods
Tibet itself looks like a giant natural reservation center. You can enjoy and explore the beauty of nature and it’s mysteries. This season, the nomads transfers their spot to their nomadic area and the farmers start their field works. You will enjoy both wildlife florals and fauna from East to West of Tibet. This makes your trekking more enjoyable and riding more fun. You are just breathing nature all over the Tibet. Specially, do not miss the Spring Peach Blossom Festival in Kongpo/ Nyinchi. This is also the season of plucking Yar-Tsa-Gun-Bu (a medicinal plant species which is like grass in summer but worm like in Winter) by the Tibetans to make their annual income. Many Tibetan women also go to harvest Spring Tuber and mushrooms for their home as well as to earn a little. There are many other wild fruits would start growing in the forest which locals used to enjoy. You can join in one of these activities 🙂
This would be fun to do. You can choose a peasant host or a nomad host. Either of this would be fun! You can also choose to experience both and urban Tibetan family style. From this, you would learn the Tibetans living style, habit, occupation and some regional languages during your stay with them. You could also learn some conventional styles of stitching clothes, milking, butter or cheese making, and the like. You will certainly enjoy this trip.
Consequently, during Spring, you can enjoy many activities in Tibet which are pure and authentic.
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