With an average elevation of more than 12,000 feet, Tibet is the highest country on earth, and is appropriately termed the “Roof of the World.” The planet’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas, soars into the Tibetan sky above rushing rivers, beautiful lakes, and high plains.

    Intrepid travelers discover the beauty of Tibet on foot, by raft, and over dramatic, high-altitude roads. Treks through lower passes and foothills of the Himalayas and Karakoram make for a memorable adventure, and the hardiest hikers can even trek to the Mt. Everest base cam


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    p, where mountaineers launch assaults on the world’s highest summit.


    Yet the natural wonders are only one aspect of this fascinating land.


    Tibet’s rich cultural and religious heritage awaits the curious visitor, with visits to ancient monasteries and a host of other opportunities to learn about the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.


    Travelers often begin their exploration of the country not long after arrival in Lhasa, where the 1000-room Potala Palace is built on a cliff within the city.

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