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.Read More..
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. Sightseeing Tours in Tibet lets you encounter the rugged terrain and landscape which are largely untouched.
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. Sightseeing in Tibet and learning its culture is a great feast for the inquisitive mind.
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 sightseeing in Tibet is a once in a lifetime journey through the Himalayan region.Hide..
Duration: 15 Days Max. Altitude: 4600 M Minimum Pax: 2+ Mode of Travel: Land Start Trip: Nylam End Trip: Zang Mu