Trekking in Tibet
Among the many touristic activities popular in Tibet, trekking is one. Trekking in Tibet is first of all a challenging adventure in itself. Being the roof of the world, Tibet has an average elevation of 4000m. So only physically fit and healthy trekkers will be able to trek in Tibet.
The southern part of Tibet is hemmed in by the mightiest of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Awesome views of the northern face of Everest can be accessed from base camp on Tibetan side along with Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and Shisha Pangma. Along the way you will overcome highest passes and experience the rich biodiversity of Tibet as well as nomadic lifestyles of various ethnic groups of Tibet.
Trekking in the southwestern Tibet will let you experience some important landmarks including Mt. Tise (Mt. Kailash) and Lake Mansarovar. Pilgrims and tourists alike walk along the Mt. Tise trail.
Visit to the ancient monasteries of Tibet such as Samye and Ganden will be a walk back into history. But the most important of all is sightseeing of Lhasa, capital of Tibet, which is home to 1000-room Potala palace, the summer residency of Dalai Lamas. A short hike from Potala will reach you to Norbulingka Palace, which together with Potala Palace is part of the world heritage site. The age-old Drepung and Sera monasteries located nearby is full of ancient scriptures, murals and statues.
Also don’t forget to pass through Barkhor Street, the traditional marketplace of Lhasa- a perfect place to buy Tibetan arts and handicrafts.