Tibet is yet another mystical land that allures travelers with its majestic beauty and traditional Buddhist culture and tradition. Situated in the northern frontier of Nepal, this autonomous state is rather famous as the roof of the world. Tibet is the gateway to the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Breakfree adventure’s Tibet tour takes you the world of ancient Buddhist state where survives the priceless testimonies of ancient monasteries, artistic Buddhist culture and above all the magical beauty of nature. Tibet tour takes you to Lhasa aka city of Sun and the capital of Tibet. Potala durbar (palace) and Jokhang temple are the main attractions of Lhasa. This magical land of ancient Buddhist culture further entices you with artistic monasteries, exotic Tibetan cities, hidden valleys and centuries-old caravan trails.
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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.
Trekking in Tibet
Trekking in Tibet is a great exploration outing for any adventure seekers and keen hikers. Tibet offers numerous trekking opportunities and allows trekkers to see and witness it’s real wonders and get to know the age-old culture & tradition of this religious land. Especially rural and remote Tibet is hidden paradise where time has stood still for centuries. The land is bestowed by unique landscape with ancient religion and culture too. For many centuries the only form of transportation across Tibet was by walking or by horses. Mostly Tibetan has been nomads and traders traveling across the country with their yak caravans trading salts, yak butter for other goods in order to survive in the harsh and barren land. Thus, they have many such caravan routes. Not only for trade Tibetans make pilgrimage journeys like the one to the Holy Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarover. Mt. Kailash is the holy site not only for Buddhist but for Hindus alike, and every year thousands of Hindu & Buddhist pilgrimages come to Kailash to circumnavigate the mountain.
There are other various trekking trails to embark and among them is the Everest Base Camp, the most renowned and popular one. Besides, there exits other exciting trekking routes such as Kharta Valley, Namtso Lake, Advance Everest Base Camp, Ganden Samye, Shisapangma Base Camp etc. Kharta Valley trek offers some of the grandest Himalayan panorama during it’s spectacular hike including steep sided valleys and glacial lakes. In summer the valley is beautifully covered with magnificent grassland colorful wild flowers. Likewise, trek to Namtso Lake allows observing some beautiful birds during the summer season as well as very remote nomad landscapes in the planet. It really is a great trek to witness it’s nomad wilderness, the lake surrounding areas, yak herds, high plain open grassland and breathtaking views of the snow-clad peak Mt. Nying Cheng Thangla (7,210m). Usually Tibetan treks are combined with sightseeing at the main cultural heartland, Lhasa. The capital city of Tibet, Lhasa has a history of over 1300 years and many cultural & religious sites are located here such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulinka, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Temple, Barkhor Market etc.
Trekking in Tibet is perhaps one of the most remote and rugged journeys into the distant and unexplored locations on earth. Most the trek here is done as camping basis as facilities are limited and basic. It’s one of the last places in the world to witness the pristine wilderness so a sense of adventure and exploration is required. Truly trekking in Tibet is one of the challenging and rewarding journeys of a lifetime.