Tibet is an almost mythical destination, and yet the reality still manages to surpass expectations. Extraordinarily beautiful, the vast high plateau of Tibet is commonly called 'The Roof of the World', with the capital of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,600m above sea level.
Dominated by the Potala Palace - once the seat of the government of Tibet, and the tomb of former Dalai Lamas - Lhasa is an amazing city to explore that feels like going back in time. Explore the Jokhang Temple with its crowds of pilgrims, and discover the deep-rooted traditions that bind Tibet together. Head out into the wilds of the Tibetan countryside, visiting the famous fortress of Gyantse, the incredible Tashilhunpo Monastery of Shigatse, and stand in awe of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, from its northern base camp at Rongbuk.