Tibet





Tibet is an autonomous part of China. It is bounded on the north and east by Central plain, on the west by Kashmir and on the south by Nepal, India and Bhutan. Most of Tibet sits atop a geological structure known as Tibetan plateau which

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Tibet is the autonomous region of China and is bounded by the Central plain on the north and east , Kashmir on the west and Nepal, India and Bhutan on the South. Most part of Tibet lies on the Tibetan plateau which has the Himalayas and some of the highest mountains in the world. Mountains like Chantse, Lhotse, Makalu, Gaurishankar and Mount Kailash lie on the Tibetan plateau.

Tibet is one of the destinations that isn’t very popular for the adventure that it offers. Trekking aficionados who have been on adventurous trips to Tibet have whole heartedly preached the majestic beauty of this country. Tibet is also well known for Buddhism, beautiful monasteries and its extreme cold weather.

Trekking in Tibet is a wonderful experience. There are many mountain peaks in the country that are gradually gaining popularity among trekkers around the world. Besides trekking, Tibet is also a haven for many other travelers looking for other types of adventure activities. Mountain biking from Lhasa to Kathmandu along the off beaten roads is a relaxing experience. One can enjoy views of the six major passes and some beautiful monasteries like Shigatse, Gyantse, Shegar and more.

Tibet is also a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Lhasa, the Land of Gods is the capital of this autonomous region. From Potala Palace to Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang temple and the Ramoche Temple, there are dozens of shrines that make Tibet a must visit destination for religious devotees. Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet is reverend by Hindus and Buddhists all over the world. For thousands of years, people have traveled to this place for worshipping God. Kailash Mansarovar is said to be the dwelling place of Lord Shiva, the God of the Gods and has great religious importance.

Tibet is one of the most beautiful places in Asia and its major portion lies atop the Tibetan plateau which is above 4000 meters and is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides. The Himalayas falling in the autonomous region of Tibet comprise of some of the highest mountain peaks in the world. Tibet is known for its rugged terrain and landscape, ideal for adventure trekkers.

Tibet is the mystical land with many secrets; there are many nomadic tribes that still follow the same lifestyle as they did a couple hundred years ago. They mainly rely on their yak herds for survival. Tibet is also rich in monasteries that are visited by people from many parts of the world.

The culture and religion of Tibetans go hand in hand. The Bon religion was originally followed in Tibet. Later on, most of the people started following Buddhism after the Buddhist teachings and statues and Sanskrit manuscripts related to Buddhism started dominating the culture of Tibet. Some say that Tibetan Buddhism is the culmination of the Bon beliefs of the earlier times as well as the Indian Buddhist texts written by many great Lamas.

The politics of Tibet was largely influenced by Buddhism, especially after King Songsten Gampo married a Chinese and a Nepali princess who both played pivotal role in spreading Buddhism in the kingdom. The fifth Dalai Lama built the Potala Palace in Tibet as the central body of government and main religious center. The theocracy remained until 1951 when China interfered.

Tibet is gradually opening up to the outer world. Hiking and trekking in Tibet started gaining popularity from the later years of the 20th century. For most part of the 20th century, it was largely unexplored and very few foreigners went there. China opened the doors to Tibet for foreigners from over the world. Tibet is really an incredible place to visit, especially if you are into trekking adventures. The rugged landscape makes it difficult to ascent and without prior experience trekking in Tibet isn’t an easy feat. The facilities are also very crude and luxury seekers may need to struggle a bit. Trekking in Tibet unlike other trekking trips isn’t for the faint hearted but it truly offers an amazing experience of a lifetime.

Lying in the southwest of China, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau on which Tibet largely sits is also known as the “Roof of the World”. Therefore popularly, Tibet itself is referred to as the “Roof of the world”.  Tibet’s average elevation is 4000 meters and has an area of 1.2 million square kilometers. Tibet’s unique culture, beautiful mountains and landscape, the tropical rainforests and conifer forests and beautiful grasslands against the backdrop of mountains are enough reasons to lure any adventurer.

Trekking in Tibet will take you through the Tibetan culture which is of great importance. The tradition influenced by the Hand and other ethnic people is evident from the ancient Shengshong culture ruins, Yumbhu Lhakang Palace, Potala Palace, Guge Kingdom and Jokhang Temple. The people of Tibet are mostly Tibetans, Monbans and Lhobans who are honest hardworking people. Therefore trekking in Tibet is a glorious journey through the Himalayan region.

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Sightseeing Tours in Tibet

Tibet is a most unusual and beautiful place. The majority of it's land rests above 4000 meters (13,000 feet) and is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides. The awe-inspiring Himalayas are the highest in the world, as is the never ending Tibetan plateau. It is a place for the rugged adventurer as well as the spiritual wanderer.

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Hiking & Treking in Tibet

Trekking in Tibet has it's own advantage. Travelers will experience the breath taking grandeur and beauty of nature on the Tibet. The best time for trekking is May to July and Sep. to October. August is rainy season. Popular trekking