Buddhism is the lifeforce of Tibet, so visiting its monasteries will probably form the crux of your trip. But why are monasteries so rewarding to visit, and where exactly should you go? Tibet specialist Duncan shares his thoughts.
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The Tibetan people offer a warm welcome to all who come to marvel at their fabled land. Home to remote temples, robed monks, and Himalayan vistas, a well-planned trip to Tibet can involve camping by Lake Namtso, a drive along the Friendship Highway adorned with prayer flags and a glimpse of Everest’s awesome peak from Base Camp.
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It’s remote, its politics is an imbroglio, and there are strict rules governing Western visitors — but Tibet still rewards in spades. Tibet specialist Duncan explains why Tibet’s monasteries, capital and its portion of Everest are so fulfilling to visit.