Tibet is the land of ancient Buddhist culture, awesome landscapes, artistic monasteries and century-old caravan trails. The image of Tibet has been portrayed as ‘Shangri-La” in the western world because of geographical inaccessibility. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourists only in 1984. It was closed to all but tour groups in 1987 after an uprising by Tibetans in Lhasa, and reopened in 1992 for all kind of tourists. Known
as a roof of the world, Tibet is a dream adventure destination for he people living in the world narrowed by modern communication facilities.
Sprawled over vast landscapes of 1.2 million sq. km at an average altitude
of 3000 metere from the verdant forest to the arid dry moonscapes, huddled in the rain-shadow behind the mass range of the northern Himalayan, Tibet is a mysterious land which has retained the feel of the medieval era and a tinge of Shangri-La. Lhasa is the best place to explore the monasteries and Palaces once occupied by religious heads of Tibet.
You can reach the capital city Lhasa in a few hours both from the major cities in mainland China and Kathmandu by air. It is bounded by the Kunlun mountains on the north and the Himalaya to the South. Tibet’s nation, language, diet, climate and geography are unique and deeply religious and Tibetans are open spontaneous people admirably good humored and quick to joke.
This large and highest plateau has numerous destinations that one can explore from the cultural-modern colourful city of Lhasa and its numerous turquoise lakes to the giant mountains of Everest, Cho Oyo and Shisapangma.