Tibet, the land of mysticism and once isolated from the rest of the world, is a dream destination for any avid traveler or adventure seeker. The World’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8,848m), abruptly stands in Tibet at the Nepal-Tibet border including other greater Himalayan ranges in which four mountains exceeding above 8,000 meters and other thirty-eight exceeding more than 7,000 meters. There are over 1,500 lakes in Tibet as well as great green valleys and the vast Tibetan plateau covering over 1.23 million Sq. km area lined to the south by the 2500 km long Himalayas and to the west by Karakoram. Thus, the land is considered as ‘Roof of the World’. Since it remained a hidden sanctuary from the western world for many years, Tibet opened up it’s doors for travel during the mid 1980’s and travel to Tibet became a prime tourist interest globally. With passing of time and an amazing opportunity to explore the newer hidden territories of the remote world, tour to Tibet gained more popularity among the keen travelers and holiday makers alike. Despite the modernization and the rapid global urbanization, Tibet has succeed in retaining it’s authenticity and preserve their culture and tradition. Age old monasteries, Gompas, beautiful temples, ancient market places, amazing turquoise lakes still amazes any travelers in Tibet.
The popular tourist destination in Tibet is the capital city, Lhasa itself, besides other locations like Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarover, Yamdrok Lake, Lake Namtso and other rural towns and cities with age old monasteries, temples, stupas. Lhasa is located on the banks of Kyichu River at an elevation of 3650 meters and Lhasa literally meaning ‘Place of Gods’ has a history of over 1300 years. UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Potala Palace’ is located in Lhasa including other major cultural and religious landmarks such as Jokhang Temple, Norbulinka, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkhor Market. Tibet Overland is the most popular tour to Tibet starting from Nepal and ending at Lhasa in which overland drive passing along the great Tibetan plateau winding along the Nepal-Tibet Highway through various rural Tibetan towns and cities to ultimately arrive at Lhasa. Or this program can also be reversed with flying into Lhasa first then driving back to Nepal. Besides, other shorter tours with flying in & out of Lhasa are also very well liked.
Besides, Tibet boosts other exciting and adventurous tours such as visit to the base camp of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. Likewise, tour to holy Mt. Kailash and the Lake Mansarover, Tibet cultural tour and there are many among the list to choose from. Tour to Tibet is for those who are up for undaunted experience plus witnessing age old culture and tradition of this exotic land.