Tibet, also known as Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) is often celebrated as “roof of the world” or “third pole of the Earth” due to its location in higher altitudes. Tibet takes pride in its natural grandeur such as snow-clad mountaintops mainly Northern Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5,150m, mirror-like lakes and massive glaciers. Tibet is an enchantress that spell-bind travellers with its scenic landscapes, religious traditions, culture, and folkloric mysteries. Further, Potala Palace is one of the most prominent man-made structures in Tibet. Located in Lhasa, this palace used to be the residence of Dalai Lama but now a museum and World Heritage Site. Tibet Museum, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Yarlong Tsangpo River, Heavenly Lake Namtso, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Pagsum Lake are other attractions of Tibet.
Tibetan Plateau features an arid and rugged landscape and covers most of Tibet. It holds the source of rivers and streams in surrounding regions in the form of abundant glaciers and other geographical and ecological features which stores and maintains the flow of water. The elevation can reach about 3,000m above asl due to which the plateau is exposed to stronger ultraviolet radiation and contains a thinner atmosphere with low levels of oxygen as well. The extreme climate and stone-strewn terrain make Tibet one of the world’s harshest places to live.
Travelling independently in Tibet is extremely difficult for non-Chinese citizens. There are several restrictions on foreign tourists including the requirement to join an organized tour operated by authorized travel agencies. Summer and autumn, from June to October, are considered to be the best times to visit.
17 Days Kailash and Mansarovar Trip Mount Kailash is considered as the holiest pilgrimage and to be a mythical Mount Meru, the center of the universe