Tibet also called the roof of the world. From the lakes and mountains of the high Tibetan plateau to the vast open plains and the deep valleys, the landscape and people are amazing. Mount Everest. standing at an incredible 8,844.43 meters above sea level, this massive peak is part of the Himalayan Mountain Range.
The stunning scenery of the Himalayas is something we will never forget. You can drive into the mountain range to get to the base camp itself. The view of Everest is astounding, and at least 5 other peaks all above 8000 meters in height.
Do not miss the 3 holy lakes Lake Manasarovar, Yamdrok and Lake Namtso. Mt Kailash the most sacred mountain in the world, Lhasa, Rongbuk monastery and many more. But one of the
But like in the remote parts of China also the Tibetan people have little or no freedom of movement. The Chinese authorities have intensified control over Tibetans’ movements by denying and recalling passports. Denial of the ability to travel outside Tibet legally is used as a form of collective punishment. This includes Chinese and Tibetans travelling for teachings to the Dalai Lama, and punishment of those who do.
BUT despite living in a country where Chinese army and police monitor all movements and, in many locations, also conversations, the people of Tibet are some of the kindest and most genuine people we met, and we also felt welcome.