Tibet is located on world highest and largest plateau. It is an autonomous country of China, which was annexed in the late 1950’s. Its vast landscapes stretching from green forest to arid dry moonscapes, huddled in rain shadow behind the Northern Himalaya massive range thrills as the tourists. Tibet still retains as mysterious as it was for many past centuries. Travelers can easily feel the age of medieval period and a tinge of Shangri-la when visiting Tibet.
Tibet is a high country at an average altitude of over 3000 meters / 8,000 ft. Overland journey into Tibet involves high passes of above 5,000 meters with alluring panorama of mountains from Mt.Everest, Cho-Oyu, Shisapangma to over 6000 meters peaks. The southern border links Nepal and towards south West with India and Pakistan and towards south east Bhutan, Sikkim and all the way to Myanmar.
Since it open the door for visitors, one can travel by air or on surface reaching from mainland China and Nepal.
Tibet with its ancient culture and traditions steeped with history. One can observe at the ‘roof of the world’ capital, Lhasa.The city of Lhasa is a mixture of old and new, the new Lhasa is a modern town, having a network of streets, apartments, hotels and stores. Old city of Lhasa dates back to 6-7th century. Around the centre of Barkhor Market Square at Jorkhang temple, one can still see Lhasa of the old days with pilgrims, traders, and people from all walks of life.
Lhasa is an interesting places to visit from the busy markets of Barkhor, monasteries, and the famed ever present Potala Palace. Other famous historical cities are Gyantse and 2nd biggest Shigatse, home of Panchen Lama 2nd in line after Dalai Lama
Travel into Tibet can be reached from mainland China by air, train or overland, the other route from Kathmandu by air or on surface.
Destination Holidays has lined up with the best trip in Tibet. Please check in our list of Tibet tours from Mt. Kailash overland trip to Overland Tibet to Lhasa with fly out or fly into Lhasa. Trip to Tibet can be on drive back to Kathmandu with Northern Everest Base Camp on route, and more other interesting programs.