Tibet - " Roof of the world "
Tibet situated at an average elevation of 5000m above mean sea level with it’s ancient Buddhist Culture, Monasteries, caravan trails, hidden Valleys and surrounded by mysterious snow clad mountains is one extraordinary destination,where adventure lurks around every corner. Its name the “Roof of the World or The Forbidden Land” is not a mere statement. The valley bottoms are higher than the highest mountains elsewhere. Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Trans-Himalayan drive of over 970-kms,through the four mountain passes, promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpasable anywhere. A journey through the heart of “The Forbidden Land” gives you a lifetime of spiritual satisfaction. The imposing Potala Palace once the residence of the Dalai Lama the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people standing at a height of 117m and 360m wide & with over one thousand Rooms, Norbulinka the summer Palace of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa is an architectural beauty to appreciate. Chanting of the Tibetan monks from the Holy scriptures accompanied by resonant drums & low syllables the romantic music of the Nyingmapa, Sakyapa and Kagyupa schools will make your visit worth cherishing for a life time. The highest mountain in the world, Mt.Everest, Mt.Kailash, the high altitude lakes, arid land, rolling hills, it’s ancient culture, ancient monasteries decorated with ancient and mysterious art, the majestic Himalayas, prayer flags fluttering in the dusty wind presents an ultimate challenge to trekkers, climbers and thrill seekers. One of the last few unadulterated countries left on this earth to explore and cherish at least once in a life time.