As Tibet travel becomes easier and more accessible to international travelers many of its more remote destinations are rising in popularity. These remote destinations, great for enjoying Tibet’s natural heritage, are often the main draw for travelers. However, with so many destinations to choose from it can be difficult to plan a tour! To help travelers get started TibetTravelExpert discusses some of Tibet’s most popular, and most beautiful, travel destinations.
- Everest. With its peak sitting at 8,848 meters, Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and is the crown jewel of any tour of Tibet. Visitors can stay overnight in one of the tent camps near its base; with a bit of luck travelers may wake up to early morning crystal clear views of the mountain. Those looking to add in some adventure can make the four-day trek from Old Tingri to Everest base camp.
- Kailash. Revered as the abode of sacred deities such as Lord Shiva and the Buddha Demchok Kailash is a pilgrimage site for Hindus, Tibetan Buddhists, Bon, and Jain. Many believe that the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (ritualistic trek around its base) washes ones soul of anger, fear, and prejudice. Located in the far western region of Ngari, those who travel here will experience a large cross-section of Tibet’s landscape.
- Lake Yamdrok. Set amongst a backdrop of snow-capped peaks this lake, one of Tibet’s largest, shines a beautiful blue hue on sunny days. This is one of Tibet’s most accessible places to enjoy its natural beauty; a short drive from Lhasa, even travelers who have just a few days in Tibet can make the trip.
Thanks to a rapidly developing tourist infrastructure travelers can now move between destinations much quicker than before and, in many locations, enjoy the comfort of modern tourist hotels. Adventure travelers have ample opportunities for fully supported Tibet trekking and mountain biking tours from tour operators like TibetTravelExpert. Autumn in Tibet is right around the corner bringing with it excellent opportunities for enjoying its stunning landscapes, travelers are encouraged to start planning their tours now.