Nothing short of magic, Tibet is a travel destination that you visit for indelible memories. It wouldn’t be a mistake to call Tibet a canvas painted by an expert painter with precision and perfection. There are so many shades of blue, brown, and green in its landscape that will compel you to polish your skills of recognising colours. Undoubtedly, Tibet’s natural beauty is breathtaking, however, its monasteries, stupas, traditional houses also add charisma to its silhouette. What makes Tibet even more irresistible place to visit are the disarming smiles and hospitality of its locals.
An autonomous region of China, Tibet is mostly referred to as the ‘Roof of the World’ since it is the highest plateau in the world with an average elevation of 4000 m. Here you are greeted with a surreal landscape comprising of lofty snow-clad mountains; azure/turquoise sacred lakes; expansive meadows; gigantic glaciers; gurgling rivers; and hot springs.
Tibet, as we know, is a thriving Buddhist pilgrimage destination, and its monasteries indeed adorn its silhouette. Jokhang Temple, Kumbum Stupa, Samye Monastery, Sera and Tashilhunpo monasteries are all quite an important part of the Buddhist religious tour in Tibet. Not only this, the imposing Mount Kailash and stunning Lake Mansarovar also reckoned to be important religious sites not only for Buddhists but also for Hindus, Jains, and Bon.
The opportunity of adventure is the bridge between the stunning landscape and sacred destinations. Yes, Tibet makes for a unique place to challenge yourself as an adventurist. This autonomous region of China is replete with spectacular trekking trails and a plethora of opportunities for mountaineering, mountain biking, and several other adrenaline-rushing activities.
A treasure trove of culture, history, and several surprises that you can only have when you are at this top destination in Asia, Tibet is indeed a not-to-miss. The land is both exotic and humble, compelling travellers from around the delve deeper to have an authentic experience that is often missed at a commercial tourist destination.
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Tibet Visa/Travel Permit is required by the international tourists to enter Tibet in addition to Chinese Visa. For every foreign traveller, Tibet Permit is mandatory as an entry pass to board the flight or Tibet-bound trains for Lhasa. Click on the link to learn more.View Details
The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October, when the snowfall ceases, and all the trekking routes and offbeat destinations are accessible. Tourists wishing to see snow can visit Lhasa in the winter months between December and March.View Details
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