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Travel to the Roof of the World

So long off-limits and shrouded in mystery, Tibet is now attracting inquisitive travellers looking to experience the rich culture, traditional ways of life and magnificent landscapes of the high plateau. The holy monasteries and vacated palaces of Lhasa and Shigatse leave a profound impression, holding the keys to the past and offering a window on modern day life. Venture further afield to find turquoise lakes, dramatic mountain passes adorned with prayer flags and a flourishing river, along which herds of yaks graze and locals gather for afternoon picnics. Keep going south and you’ll reach the fabled Everest Base Camp and glorious views of the world’s highest peak.

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Xining to Lhasa Train

Journey past spectacular Tibetan scenery on the 22 hour train ride onto the high plateau.

10 things to know about the train to Tibet

Read all about the epic 20 hour train journey across the Tibetan Plateau to the holy city of Lhasa.

Lhasa

Lhasa is the cultural, religious and historical centre of Tibet, one of the world's most fascinating regions.

House of Shambhala

A charming Tibetan-run courtyard hotel situated in the heart of the old town, with wonderful views from the rooftop.

Shigatse & Tibet

Tibet's mountain landscape is dotted with turquoise lakes, remote communities and magnificent monasteries.

Everest Base Camp

In the magnificent Himalaya mountain range of the border with Nepal, Mount Everest stands tallest in a land of giants.

Rongbuk Monastery Guest House

A remote guest house opposite the historic monastery, with views of Mount Everest and basic facilities.

Everest Tents

Cozy communal tents with stunning views of Mount Everest and a short ride to Base Camp.

Waking up to Everest

We relive our recent intrepid journey from the Tibetan capital Lhasa to the fabled Everest Base Camp, for an unforgettable en…

Tashilhunpo Monastery

One of Tibet's most historically significant monasteries and home to magnificent stupa-tombs and Buddhist statues.

Palcho Monastery & Kumbum

Follow the path to enlightenment of the rare Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy fine views over the Dzong hilltop fortress.

Sakya Monastery

Fortress-like Sakya is known as the "Great Wall of Tibet" and boasts an important collection of cultural relics.

Yamdrok Lake

Hidden in the Tibetan mountains, the sacred Yamdrok Lake is a stunning sight and a deeply sacred place for Tibetans.

Karola Glacier

En-route to Everest we find this magnificent white glacier, framed by colourful prayer flags and high mountains.

Holidays to Tibet - the complete guide

Considering going to Tibet? Find out how you can visit, the best places of interest and when to go to Tibet.