Sky-punching mountains will form a backdrop to much of your time in Tibet, whether you’re trekking to Everest Base Camp or journeying by road to the historic town of Gyantse, passing the turquoise waters of Yamdrok-tso. Lhasa, the capital, sits in a valley of the Himalaya surrounded by steep-sided mountains whose mocha-hued peaks are covered in dazzling white snow in winter. Nearby is Drepung, once the largest monastery in the world and still a place of worship for Tibetan monks.
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Popular places to visit in Tibet
Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Tibet, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.