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Festival Tours

The best way to gain a deeper understanding of Tibetan culture and religion is to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of one of Tibet’s many festivals. During these festivals, all of the local people wear traditional costumes and perform different traditional dances and ritual activities. Tibet Odyssey Tours offers travelers the opportunity to experience various Tibetan festival tours throughout the year, including Tibet New Year trips, Saga Dawa small group tours, Lhasa Shoton Festival Tours, etc. Of course to experience these amazing festivals, you will need to visit Tibet during the specific festival dates so it is necessary to plan well ahead. Please check out our 2019 Tibet Festival calendar to plan your Tibet Festival Trip accordingly.
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Festival Tours FAQ

  • Before the 17th century, “Shoton”was a purely religious activity, In the mid-17th century, however, the Tibetan opera performance was added, when the Shoton Festival assumed a fixed form. The largest taboo of Buddhism is destruction of life. Grass and trees grow, and all things revive in summer, so it is almost inevitable to kill insects when monks go out, which violates the “ahimsa”discipline. Therefore, the Gelug Sect provides that, from April to June of the Tibetan calendar, monks must stay in their monasteries to cultivate themselves. It is called “settlement in summer”, lasting until the end of June. On go downhill. People will reward them by preparing sour milk, holding a banquet in the field and performing Tibetan opera. This is the origion of the Soton Festival.

    The Shoton Festival of Drepung Monastery is held on July 1st every year in the Tibetan calendar. During the period, there are numerous of visitors to the Buddha exhibition is very large, which can be crowded.

    Visitors to the exhibition of the Buddha at Drepung Monastery should pay attention:

    Traffic control Since 0 a.m. before the festival begins, all vehicles will not be allowed to pass through the streets within 5 kilometers below the Drepung Monastery. You can take the free bus in the designated places.

    If you want to be close to the show, you need to start off early to get the best seats.

    Because you have to climb a mountain, it also takes a long walk to take the bus. Therefore, recommended to wear comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes. In case of rain, please bring along the cold clothes and raincoats.

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