Tibet

Tibet is a mystical land that is home to many fabulous palaces, holy monasteries and sacred temples. The spiritual centre of the region is the fascinating city of Lhasa which is a living museum of Tibetan Buddhist culture. For the more adventurous, a journey away from the city will allow you to discover the true nature of Tibet.

Lhasa

The most famous building in Lhasa is the Potala Palace, an architectural wonder that towers over the city. Discover within the thousands of rooms treasures such as intricate shrines and beautiful frescoes. The Barkhor circuit has the atmosphere of a medieval carnival where pilgrims walk past stalls selling religious trinkets and the sound of chanted prayers fills the air. The circuit encompasses the 7th-century Jokhang Temple, the most sacred in Tibet. Also visit Sera Monastery which has about six hundred monks in residence and Norbulingka, the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Discover Tibet

There are many discoveries to make outside of Lhasa. In Shigatse visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama and in Gyantse see the famous Gyantse Kumbum, the largest shrine in Tibet.

But most importantly as you travel around the plateau, immerse yourself in the Tibetan culture to better understand life at the roof of the world. On this adventure, distances are large and conditions are basic but you will experience a land like no other.

Mt Everest Base Camp

Travel over remote roads to Rongbuk Monastery at an altitude of 5,500m. While here you can take a photo at the base camp marker, mingle with the climbers and maybe walk to Rhongpu Glacier. Visiting Everest Base Camp is a challenging journey and conditions are tough but the rewards of experiencing this remote place are immeasurable.

Tibetan Express

For a rail journey like no other take the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to Lhasa. Travel across the Tibetan Plateau on the world's highest railway reaching a maximum altitude of 5,072m. This extraordinary journey takes up to two full days for the complete journey from Shanghai or Beijing with shorter options from Xian or Lanzhou. It's truly a unique travel experience.


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