The first animal that comes up in people’s minds when they hear Tibet is the Yak, the official animal of Tibet. Around 10 million of them roam the Tibetan plateau – that’s about 85% of the total yak world population! … Continue reading
Many people are reluctant to travel to Tibet because they imagine the weather to be really harsh and cold. But it’s not that bad, really! Temperatures are suitable for travelling between April and November, for some areas the best time … Continue reading
While trekking you are on your feet and walking for several hours a day, often far from tea houses or shops. To make sure you always have the energy to keep going, you should pack some snacks for on the … Continue reading
His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama will pay a visit to Scotland this year. At the End of June, he will tour three Scottish cities: Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. His visit starts in Edinburgh, where he will arrive in the … Continue reading
On Sunday an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale hit north-eastern India and Nepal, followed by two aftershocks of magnitude 6.1 and 5.3. The earthquake could be felt as far away as the Indian capital Delhi, … Continue reading
In the west of Tibet you can find the most holy mountain in the world: Kailash. The mountain dominates the landscape with its distinctive four-sided peak.
The last part of our series “Food of the Himalayas” will take us to Tibet. The roof of the world is a country of harsh climate and has been secluded and with little contact to the outside world for a … Continue reading
Today His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama celebrates his 76th birthday. Himalayan Footsteps sends congratulations and all the best wishes!
In the Himalaya they are ubiquitous: Prayer flags! They adorn chortens, bridges, mani walls, hilltops, you can see them in the streets of big cities and in the remotest places in the mountains: fluttering in the wind, braving the weather. … Continue reading