THE LOST FRONTIER
Tibet has always held a great fascination for travelers, not only because it is the “Roof of the world” but where Mount Kailash, the Buddhist, and Hindu center of the Universe looms tall. The breathtaking beauty of the land and the grace of its people is a revelation. Trek through the wilderness of Ladakh or past the north face of Everest, or visit sites of cultural and devotional significance like PelkorChode Monastery, Yarlung Valley, and Potala Palace. Fall in step with the Tibetan life and let it open your perspective to a new realm of light and clarity.
“The country through which we had been traveling for days has an original beauty. The landscape was dominated by the 25,000-foot peak of GurlaMandhata; less striking, but far more famous, was the sacred Mount Kailash, 3,000 feet lower, which stands in majestic isolation apart from the Himalayan range.”
― Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet
Go off the beaten track, and lose yourself in the wilderness in the roof of the world. Trekking in Tibet is for the experienced trekker with April-June and Sept-Nov the best time for a visit. Walk with the nomads underneath the azure sky through the cold desert and wind-swept rims of the valleys. Start your days with cups of yak-butter tea and end it with a few rounds of Chaang. And in the end, the highlight of the trek, Mount Kailash standing in intimidating isolation towering over the Tibetan plateau.
Tibet is culturally and historically fascinating with a rich and ancient heritage courtesy of its complex history. Tibet Autonomous Region covers 1.2 million sqkms of the Tibetan plateau with Chang Tang, a rocky desert making up the north, protected forests in the east and the moretemperate southern valleys bringing up the rear. Tours will focus on the towns of Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse with visits to Jokhang temple, Potala Palace and Kumbum stupa on the agenda. An excursion to the Everest Base Camp is also an option.
Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"