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A thematic tour, small-scale and local atmosphere, often a special experience.

Songkran, A Big Water Fight & Buddhist Festival

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Nagqu Horse Racing Festival

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Bhutan: Punakha Tshechu Festival

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Celebrating Songkran in Thailand is fun for some, a nightmare for others. If you’re heading to Thailand, prepare to get wet! Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year water festival that is big in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and other cities and towns in Thailand where it’s being celebrated from Friday 13th through to Sunday 15th April in 2018, although some …

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Discover Lhasa, ancient capital-in-the-clouds and the spiritual home of Tibetan Buddhism. In a whirl of prayer wheels you’ll visit temples and monasteries thick with incense and crimson-robed monks, breathe crystal clear air in Tibet’s awe-inspiring landscape, and find serenity in a uniquely spiritual culture. Also you’ll visit the spectacular Nagchu Horse Racing Festival which falls …

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In Bhutan, a peace-loving country that measures national wealth by Gross National Happiness, you’ll find both stunning scenery and a rich cultural tapestry of Buddhist arts, traditions, and festivals. On a journey through the heartland of this devoutly spiritual country, you’ll travel from picturesque Paro Valley to the capital city of Thimphu, then on to …

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Are you looking for a travel experience in a unique land that many will only ever read about in magazines? How about a virtually unknown event celebrating Golden Eagles? I’d like to share this unique and full-on bucket list tour with you; it’s the 1000-year-old tradition of eagle falconry in Mongolia. AMAZING doesn’t come close …

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During the Hemis festival in the largest and richest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, the locals get dressed-up in traditional clothes, men wear cummerbunds and women wear vibrant headgears and loads of jewelry. The Mask Dances of Ladakh are referred collectively as chams Performance. Chams performance is essentially a part of Tantric tradition, performed only in …

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Here is the perfect solution for those whose time is limited but are still determined to make the trip of a lifetime. This six day tour from Linzhi and Lhasa to emphasize the stunning beauty of Tibet while providing a luxury travel experience, complimented by authentic contemporary encounters with the Tibetan way of life. This is a …

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Shaman Festival is for local Tibetans to show their gratitude to the Mountain God; based on colorful folk dance, which is an important carrier of sacrificing and entertaining God. Through an ancient dance to entertain God, Tibetan Nationality and Tu nationality pray that gods bless the land has an abundant harvest of all crops, the domestic …

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For four days every winter, Labrang Monastery in China’s Gansu province plays host to a breathtaking festival on an epic scale, a riot of color, music, and even smell, all wrapped in deep spirituality and centuries-old tradition. The largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, Labrang draws thousands of pilgrims who have come …

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