Profound spirituality and a soaring landscape have combined to provide Tibet with a unique allure for pilgrims and adventurers alike. Tibet is often dubbed ‘the roof of the world’, because its average elevation of more than 4000 metres makes it the highest area anywhere on the globe. The country’s most sacred peak is Mount Kailash (6714m), home of the god Shiva and a magnet for trekkers in search of religious fulfilment, as well as for those who appreciate a spectacularly visual experience. Mt. Kailash, in the west of the country, is also the source of the region’s four greatest rivers, the Indus, the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo), Karnali (Ganges) and Sutlej, all of which are supplied by the sacred Lake Manasarovar.
Even disregarding the devotional significance of Kailash, the destination of a lifetime for both Hindus and Buddhists, the mountain has an aloof and mystical beauty, standing alone Tibet Antelope in the landscape and acting as an inspiration for poets and artists as well as for the pilgrims who circuit its base, wiping out all their sins in the process. There has been much publicity over the last half century about the invasion by China in 1959, the exile of the Dalai Lama and the ensuing dilution of Tibetan culture.
However, our company is one of the very few offering you the chance to trek to one of the last unspoiled bastions of true Tibetan tradition and lifestyle – the Kharta Valley, where you can also see Khangshung, the ‘forgotten’ eastern face of Everest.
Popular Tours in Tibet
The Tibet Tours that are offered in this section are run jointly by our Chinese agents in Tibet / Lhasa and Trekkers’ Society. A Tibetan guide (English speaking) from our Tibet-Agency accompanies you throughout the tour. In Tibet, travellers must have a tour guide; the guide deals with all Chinese officials and Military Check Posts while also providing you information and other services.
- Central Tibet Tour
- Cultural Tour
- Everest Base Camp Tour
- Kailash and Guge Kingdom (Tshaparnag) Tour
- Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour
- Kashgar to Lhasa Tour
- Kathmandu Kailash Heli Tour
- Kathmandu Lhasa Tour
- Lhasa Kailash Manasarovar Tour
- Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour
- Lhasa to Kathmandu tour
- Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
Trekking in Tibet
There is no finer trekking country on earth than Tibet, largely because it is surrounded by the most extensive and awesome mountain ranges anywhere on the planet. The legendary Himalayas stretch for almost 3000 km along Tibet’s southern boundary, while the western extremity is bordered by the equally rugged Karakoram.
These two ranges contain all 14 of the world’s 8,000+ metre peaks, including Mount Everest. The northern part of Tibet is a high, arid expanse known as Chang Tang, while eastern Tibet is flanked by a chain of mountains where three of Asia’s largest rivers cut deep parallel gorges on their journey from the plateau to the sea.