Palden Lhamo Festival

Palden_LhamoPalden Lhamo Festival is to celebrate on December 6 this year at Barkhor Square in Lhasa honoring one of the most intriguing deity figures of Tibetan Buddhism—Palden Lhamo. If you come across any Thangkas (traditional religious paintings) with a blue-colored female figure whose hair is a fiery red, you can conclude that it is that of Palden Lhamo. Well, what but fiery red hair to portray so wrathful a deity? But, that is only a small giveaway, you just can’t miss her because she will have three eyes and will be holding a human skull from which she will be shown drinking blood. What’s more, Continue reading

The Great Cycling Trail, Lhasa to Kathmandu

Lhasa to Kathmandu Cycle Trip

Lhasa to Kathmandu cycling trail. Image: flickr/Jody McIntyre

It’s not only hiking that’s so much fun and adventure, cycling too can be as challenging, as spirited, and actually more of an adventure than even trekking. Besides, cycling long distance over high altitude terrain will surely require a fair bit determination and perseverance. Continue reading