The highest plateau on this planet and in the lap of the mighty Himalayan ranges, has unlimited destinations covering its miraculous and rich heritage possessions. Tibet is the world’s highest country, with an average altitude of well over 3000m, and most of the plateau at over 4000m. Gradually the mighty doors to this fascinating region have swung open, so that explorers and travellers, with their enthusiasm and curiosity, can share the opportunity to experience the lifestyle and culture of the land of Shangri-La in Tibet.
The culture, political and economic hub of Tibet, Lhasa is the heart and soul of Tibet, and an object of devout pilgrimage. Visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Drepung monasteries is to explore the spiritual side in you. The Jokhang Temple and Bharkhhor circumambulation circuit is filled with pilgrims from all over and innumerable shops and wayside peddlers selling everything from prayer flags to yak skulls.
Potala Palace dominates the Lhasa skyline from every corner. Originally there were building from 640 AD but the present Potala Palace was built in 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso). Different sections of the palace house a great wealth of cultural and art objects of Tibet. Many parts of the palace, now turned into a museum, are open for visitors.
Located in a quiet and beautiful garden in the west of Lhasa, the palace is best known for the well preserved murals, super mandalas and frescoes. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Norbulinka Palace serves as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from 1780s until the 14th Dalai Lama’s exile in 1959. Here, also you can see the which the 13th Dalai Lama.
Namtso Lake, situated at height of 4720 meters from sea level, is popular tourist destination in Tibet. The heavenly lake with aqua blue and crystal clear water, its surrounding plain is dotted with yak herds and nomad camps. Summer is the best time to visit and acclimatization has to be taken proper care of.
The Highest fresh water lake in the world, Manasarovar is located at the foot of Mount Kailash. An important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhist alike, the lake is famed for its exceptional beauty. Also known as Mapam Yumco, the lake symbolizes the wheel of life and is famous for night camping in its vicinity to set one’s mind in tranquility. Its changing colors, from clear blue from around shores to the deep emerald green in the centre and enchanting magical in the moonlight captivates its visitors to the deepest.