Culture, history and mountains in the roof of the world
Himalayan landscapes, a profoundly spiritual culture and a location in one of the highest regions on Earth make Tibet one of Asia's most intriguing destinations. Tibet holidays offer the chance to discover beautiful old towns, barren countryside and a fascinating history. You can even take the opportunity to visit Everest Base Camp, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Despite a tumultuous past, Tibet has managed to preserve much of its unique Buddhist culture and history. Prayer flags and prayer wheels are scattered across the landscape while temples are alive with worshippers and thick plumes of incense.
Tibet’s cities are beautiful and accessible. Lhasa, the region’s capital, is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. The 15th-century Palkhor Chode Monastery can be found in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city. While the traditional Tibetan town of Gyantse is famous for its wool and carpet production.
The potential for adventure in Tibet is limitless. Drive along some of the world's wildest roads, explore the Himalayan landscapes of Terdrom and Drikung and watch nomadic peoples grazing their yak and rare blue sheep. While Tibet is off the normal tourist trail, you’re sure to receive a warm welcome from all of the people you meet along the way.