Tibet, name evokes
feeling of awe and mystery. A land of
ancient Buddhist culture awesome landscapes,
artistic monasteries, exotic cities hidden
valleys and centuries- old caravan trails,
Tibet offers a totally different experience.
Known as the Roof of the world, it is
the destination for the ultimate thrill-
And Katmandu is the
natural gateway to this amazing land.
Once the center of the ancient trade route
connecting India & Tibet.
Katmandu is perfectly
positioned for its modern role as the
hub of adventure tourism in the Himalaya.
Fine transport connection exists between
Katmandu and Lhasa, the capital of Tibetan
Autonomous Region of China. You can go
overland on a Scenic highway that retraces
the old caravan trail or take a spectacular
flight over the Himalaya. The one-hour
flight to Lhasa is an adventure in itself.
Taking off from Katmandu, plane flies
a long side the eastern Himalaya as far
as Mt. Everest and then turns north with
gigantic snow peaks filling up the left-hand
side window soon to touch down at Gonggar
Airport, 85 km from Lhasa.The magnificent
Potala palace, former seat of the Dalai
Lama's, presides over the city. Built
in 1645 at the top of a hill, the palace
contains 1000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and