The ambience of peacefulness and serenity makes Tibet different from rest of the Himalayan regions. Located 470 km from Bhutan at an altitude of 4,000m, Tibet is one of the most striking regions of the Himalayas. The best time to visit Tibet is between April and November.
Tibet and the trans Himalayan region showcase some extra ordinary
landscapes. The towering mountain peaks and their solitude were
awe-inspiring and endearing at once. Adventure lurks in each and every
corner of the region. The way through the four mountain passes provides
a beautiful panorama of a diverse culture and landscape. The place
echoes the spirituality and compassion associated with Buddhist
religion. It is quite visible that Buddhism has seeped into the
lifestyle of the people of this land. Buddhist monasteries and palaces
of Dalai Lama are the main attractions of this region.
Tibet has some really cold climate throughout the year. It experiences
extreme climatic conditions in the world. During the summer the
temperature is cold but during winter it is freezing cold. In northern
Tibet the average temperature is subzero. Winter lasts from October to
May or June. The best time to visit Tibet is during July and August as
the temperature is warm during this time. It is the time for sunshine,
festivals and scenic beauty.
How to Reach
To reach the capital of Tibet i.e. Lhasa, foreigners usually starts
their journey from Chengdu in Sichuan, Xining in Qinghai or Kathmandu in
Nepal. If you wish to travel by air than direct flights are available
between Chengdu, Sichuan and Lhasa. You can also opt for a two-hour
journey between Chongqing and Lhasa as flights are available twice
weekly. There are flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa
If you wish to travel by road than there is bus trip from Xining,
Qinghai via Golmud to Lhasa. The trip takes a minimum of 2 nights and 3
days along the Qinghai-Tibet Highway. Even you can opt for the Kathmandu
via Dram (Khasa) to Lhasa. This route brings you close to a number of
popular sights, such as Shigatse, Gyantse, and the Everest base camp. It
takes five to seven days of traveling over the Tibetan Highlands to get
to Lhasa via this route.
If you are an adventure sports lover than you have various options to
choose from starting from trekking to mountaineering to jeep safari.