When you think about Tibet, all it reminds you of are those beautiful, snow-covered peaks, sprawling grasslands, vast valleys, turquoise lakes, and the serene beauty all around. If you are in the process of booking yourself a tour to Tibet, one of the first and foremost aspects to look for is the important places to visit.
While it may not be humanly possible to visit everything at one go, there are always ways in which you can club in all point of interest, if you are wise enough to plan it carefully. Now, as to the top places of interest in a Tibet local tour, there are several depending upon your personal choice.
The city of Lhasa is the first point which every tour operator in that area will suggest, since this is where it all begins, at least to the cultural point of view. The city of Lhasa is the capital of Tibet and is at 3700 meters high above the sea level. While the altitude is definitely a point of great interest to the trekkers and climbers, the city has some great and popular places of interest to visit.
The Potala Palace and the Jokhang temple, as well as the Norbulingka, are some of the favorite attractions. Although, what makes it even more special is the fact that it remains a pathway into the myriad of attractions that Tibet has in store for a traveler.
Most of the Tibet local tours start with Lhasa as the starting point, and from there to many monasteries such as the Shigatse and Dzong monasteries. There are also some very high-altitude lakes which are not only crystal clear but present a serene and spiritual experience to those who visit the place.
Some of the notable lakes of Tibet are the Pangong Tso, Yamdrok and the Namtso lakes. The Pangong Lake is one of the remotest lakes, even in the Tibetan point of view, located to the fur western part of Tibet, bordered to Ladhak and takes a longer time to reach. You can come across some of the rarest migratory birds in its proximity.
The Yamdrok lake camps are extremely beautiful among the tourists and the Tibet local tour organizers have several tours and treks to them. Although the lakes on the photographs that you see on websites might look quite similar, the views from them are entirely breathtaking and unique.
Apart from the lakes, the best part of any Tibet tour is the view of the snow-covered peaks and mountains. There are no words to describe the first minute you set your eyes on any one of those peaks. And, if you think the peaks are just snow-covered mountains, you will be offending your local tour guide for sure. For the Tibetans, each peak represents something highly spiritual and life-giving. Each peak has unique and enchanting names, such as the Noejing Kangsang mountain and the Kurla Gagri. And each of them is thought about and worshiped with reverence. All these quaint and endearing practices and the cultural uniqueness of the place itself is an experience that one can have on a Tibet local tour.
And, if you are still up for a challenge, you can always visit the Mount Everest base camp to have a firsthand view of the peak that has many adventurers and mountaineers pant about. The base camp tours are aimed at providing some insights into the lives of the mountaineers and the way they work at reaching the peak.
There are a lot more to Tibet than just peaks and valleys, as we mentioned before. It presents itself differently to every individual depending upon their interests and requirements. So, book yourself the best Tibet local tour from the list of packaged tours available to have a once in a lifetime experience!