Author Archives for: Sogyal

About Sogyal

Sonam Gyaltsen (Sogyal) is a Tibetan American and the owner of Sonam Adventures LLC. He is a Himalayan connoisseur and passionate traveler. He divides his time between US, Nepal & Tibet PRC.

Tibetan Holidays and Festivals in 2015: Should I Travel or Not

Tibet Festival : Sonam Adventure

Make your Tibet adventure all that it can be. On our list of Tibetan Festivals and holidays, you will find that we have laid out for you the advantages and disadvantages along with weather condition on each event on this array of off-season travel opportunities, so that you can make a well-informed decision as you plan your trip. Enjoy searching through these materials; we hope you will come travel with us!

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2014 Mt. Kailash Tour: An Auspicious Year for Pilgrims and Tourists

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Mount Kailash is regarded as the most sacred mountain in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon alike. Kora (circling on foot) or circumambulating Mount Kailash is considered a very holy activity. According to Tibetan Buddhist beliefs, making a kora of Kailash in 2014, will enrich our good Karma 12 times and wash away our Sins 12 times. Find out more on Mt. Kailash trip and get enlightened!

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Everest Base Camp Trek: How to Prevent Altitude Sickness

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The Everest region is the highest in Nepal, averaging 4,000 meters (12,800 ft.) with Mt. Everest (8848m; 28,313 ft.) being …

The Everest region is the highest in Nepal, averaging 4,000 meters (12,800 ft.) with Mt. Everest (8848m; 28,313 ft.) being the tallest mountain in the world. The combination of cold, wind, strong sun, low oxygen, and dry air creates an inhospitable atmosphere for trekkers on the high altitude trail. As we hike higher, there is less oxygen in the air to breathe. According to the Center for Disease Control, at an altitude above 2800 meters, there is 60% less oxygen than at sea level. Altitude illness can afflict anyone. If untreated, it will end your trek short and in some cases prove to be life threatening. Continue reading

Everest Base Camp Trek Cost : Price Comparison Chart

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Searching for a reasonable price for Everest base camp trip could be challenging as the trek itself. You may suffer early symptoms of altitude sickness (headache and confusion)! with avalanche of travel companies showing different cost for Everest base camp trek. We hope you find Everest base camp trek price comparison chart useful and reach us with many questions.

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Trekkers Stranded At Lukla Airport-Alternate Routes And Choices

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Thousands of trekkers and hundreds of Everest expeditions consistently pass through the Lukla Airport, making it the busiest small airport in Nepal. Be prepared for alternate routes and choices from Lukla Airport. Lukla Airport is notorious for its scary airstrip and infamous for long flight delays or cancellations due to unpredictable weather.

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