is known as the High Plateau Land of Snow, sharing borders with Nepal, Bhutan, and India. The Buddhist Kingdom has more than a thousand years of history and one of the most vibrant cultures of the world site, which makes it a unique travel destination in the world. The central Tibet is the cultural heart of Tibet which is situated on the upper altitudes of the Brahmaputra valley. It has some vast farming lands and agricultural communities, as well as monasteries and temples of historical importance. Divided into four different regions based on their slightly varying culture, location, and the local dialects namely Utsang, Ngari, Kham, and Amdo. Your tour to Tibet is going to be filled with much enchantment. To have more information about your trip to Tibet, please visit travel tips.
Ustang is the cultural heart of Tibet which occupies the upper region of the Bharmaputra valley. It has some of the biggest farming lands, agricultural communities, monasteries, and temples of historical importance. It is ideal for a Tibet group tour.
Lhasa, the capital city of Tibetan people, is situated by the Kyichu river. Gyangtse and Shigatse are on the Nyangchu river, Tsetang on the Yarlung river and Kongpo on the Gyamda Nyangchu river. The highland of Utsang is bordered by the great Himalayan range, facing Mt Everest to the south all the way to Nyingtri, in the forested eastern region of Tibet. A Tibet Everest base camp tour can help you cover all the exciting locations of Lhasa and its vicinity.
The far west side of Tibet is called Ngari and is the least populated part of Tibet. Perfect for your Tibet holiday, it comprises the great Changthang plateau and the sacred Mount Kailash, (6714m) Rakas and Mansarovar lakes, Tholing monastery, and the ruins of the Guge Kingdom, Dungkar, etc. Every year, thousands of people land in Ngari on Kailash pilgrimage tour.
Your Tibet tour is incomplete if you don’t visit Kham. The easternmost region of Tibet is more populated than the central plateau. The inhabitants stand out from other Tibetans, not only due to their colorful attire and impressive physiques but also due to their dialect and customs. The Kham region is rugged and densely forested in places with many gorges, snowcapped mountains, numerous lakes as well as vast grasslands. Sights include Keldan Jampaling monastery in Chamdo, Derge Printing house, Ganze monastery, etc.
The northeast of Tibet is the lowest region in Tibetan area in elevation; it is a plateau with extensive, spacious grasslands, nomads, lakes, and snowcapped mountains. The inhabitants of the Amdo region closely resemble the Khampa. Amdo is the birthplace of many famous Tibetan scholars such as Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa, Yellow hat sect, Gedun Choepal, a renowned writer and scholar, some of the most revered Tibetan highest Lamas including Dalai Lama and the late 10th Panchen Lama. The monasteries of Labrang Tashi Kyil, Kubum monastery and many more lie in Amdo and attract thousands of people from across the globe to arrive here on a historical trip to Tibet