Tibet In Depth
Tibet is a complex land with a fascinating and often troubling history. To understand it and its people requires more than just a brief visit. This trip to the ‘Roof of the World’ offers a deep and comprehensive insight. We travel to little visited areas in search of authentic traditions and landscapes that will take your breath away.
We start first in the ‘forbidden city’ of Lhasa, out of bounds to westerners for centuries and still retaining its mystique. We visit the mighty Potala Palace and take in the key sights of the city before heading west.
Our journey takes us to the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse with their impressive monasteries, and then on to Rongbuk, to stand in awe of the world’s highest peak, Everest. Continuing our journey into Tibet’s western wilderness, we pass Mt Shisapama and Peikutso Lake before moving on to Manasarovar Lake, one of the holiest lakes in Tibet and a site of pilgrimage. We have a chance to hike around the lake and visit the monastery, with views of Mount Kailash in the background.
From here we travel to the ancient kingdom of Guge, dating back to the 10th century, and nearby Zanda with its striking canyons and eroded earth structures.
We travel back on the little traversed northern route passing marshlands and dry canyons, beautiful lakes and multi-coloured mountains, looking out for wildlife on the way. This is a part of Tibet that few visitors see. Before our final approach to Lhasa we stop at the holy lake of Namtso. It has been an epic journey through a wild land.
Tibet is a complex land with a fascinating and often troubling history. This comprehensive trip will take you to the soul of this alluring region.