Travel Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR) borders Xinjiang, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan internally while India, Burma, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal meet its external borders. It covers a massive 1,220,000 sq km (470,920 square miles), which is about 12.8% of the whole of China. It offers fabulous monastery sights, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likable peoples you will ever meet. There's Gyantse, in the Nyang-chu Valley, famed for the largest chörten (stupa) in Tibet, and hiking in Yarlung Valley, widely considered the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Base yourself in Tsetang and marvel at the monkey cave in Gangpo Ri or walk the monastery kora (pilgrim path). Your trip will take you past glittering mountain turquoise lakes and over high passes draped with prayer flags. Find a quiet spot in a prayer hall full of chanting monks, hike past the ruins of remote hermitages or make an epic overland trip along some of the world’s wildest roads. The scope for adventure is limitless.
In Tibet, the average height of the whole region is more than 4,000 m above sea level, for which Tibet is known as the ‘roof of the world’. The highest peak of Tibet is also the highest in the world. Mt Everest is 8,848 m above sea level. Most of the Himalaya mountain range, one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world at only 4 million years old, lies within Tibet.
In Tibet, the vast land is also the cradle of several great rivers such as the Yangtze River, the Yellow River, the Nu River (Salween), the Lancang River (Mekong), the Yarlong Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Indus, and the Ganges. Tibet also offers awe-inspiring scenery of beautiful lakes and valleys. Over 1,500 lakes including Heavenly Lake Namtso and the holy Lake Manasarovar make Tibet the plateau with largest amount of lakes.
We, Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions take you on a magnificent journey through Tibet that will last for a lifetime. We offer Overland Tour, trekking or climbing Package for Tibet. We run the trip for family, adventure Travelers or individual Travelers.
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