Another view from the roof of the world: alternative Tibet in Sichuan
With epic mountain vistas, lively Buddhist monasteries, and grasslands peppered with yaks and alpine lakes as far as the eye can see, Tibet is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable places to visit in the world...
Places in Tibet
Despite rampant Chinese-led modernisation, Lhasa (literally the 'Place of the Gods') is still largely a city of wonders. Your first view of the red and white Potala Palace soaring above the holy city will raise goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the flavour of traditional Tibetan life.
Ü is Tibet’s heartland and has almost all the landscapes you’ll find across the plateau, from sand dunes and meandering rivers to soaring peaks and juniper forests. Due to its proximity to Lhasa, Ü is the first taste of rural Tibet that most visitors experience, and fine walking opportunities abound, from day hikes and monastery koras to overnight treks.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Seeking the yeti, mythical monster of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan
Everyone has heard the stories. The grizzled mountaineer who stumbles from his tent high in the Himalaya to find enormous footprints in the snow...
Know your gompas: a Lonely Planet guide to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries
One of the most surprising things about the Himalaya is how this desolate, almost monochrome landscape has produced so much vivid colour...
How to trek to Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s...
Travel literature review: To a Mountain in Tibet
To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reviewed by Steve Waters Death stalks the pages of esteemed English travel writer Thubron's melancholy Buddhist litany To a Mountain in Tibet...