Bill Alen - Nov 28, 2011

Tibet seems like a land in the sky. With an average height of 4,000 meters above sea level, it lures mountaineers and fascinates cultural heritage fans.

There are many stories relating to Tibet, featuring its history, culture, political status. It is a fascinating place which lies nearly in the clouds, with an average height of 4,000 meters above sea level. Local fascinating culture combines several nations and even religious background of Tibet is fascinating. It is no wonder tourists have been increasingly interested in visiting and exploring local charms.

Winter Tour in Tibet is currently one of the running campaigns which aims to present Tibet in a slightly different light. The ice-cold temperatures should not daunt anyone from exploring the mystical glittering scenery, blue crystal clear lakes and primeval forests. The number of tourist agencies in Tibet is increasing at an impressive speed and many of these are already offering special ‘winter’ packages.

One needn’t have the ambition to climb Mt Everest, however, visiting the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is highly recommended. Holidays during Tibetan Losar, or New Year, are a very rewarding experience. A visit to the capital of Lhasa is a must and paying tribute to local religious beliefs will take one to Tibetan monasteries, such as the Samye or Tashilhunpo Monastery, Jokhang Temple or Norbulingka Palace.

Those who wish to face a trying challenge head for Mt. Kailash, one of the most significant religious places for devotees to Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism alike. Some even take weeks to climb its peak and reaching it is no easy task.

The majority of tourists who visit Tibet are locals, however thousands from abroad arrive each year and Tibet hopes this is not the end to the tourist influx.

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