Tibet is a beautiful country with the highest mountains on the planet, old culture with distinct traditions, religious practices and architecture. When visiting,you will see magnificent mountain peaks, alpine lakes, fast mountain rivers, ancient glaciers, incredible monasteries and palaces. Below is the list of the most impressive places in Tibet.
The Best Places to Visit in Lhasa
Drepung Monastery was once the largest monastery in the world with over 10,000 monks living there. The complex is huge and you need one full day to visit it,so most guests only visit the highlights
The summer residence of Dalai Lamas is surrounded by a beautiful park. You can visit living quarters of Dalai Lama there, as well as rest in a shade of trees or have a picnic with many Tibetans during Yogurt festival in August.
The Most Important Monasteries in Tibet
Tashilhunpo monastery in Shigatse is a home to Panchen Lamas, the second most important lama after the Dalai Lama.
Sakya is the monastery of Sakyapa or Tantric sect of Tibetan Buddhism.It is located near Shigatse.
The Most Impressive Mountains in Tibet
The highest mountain on the planet standing at 8,848 meters or 29,029 ft attracts thousands of people every year. Some prefer to enjoy its beauty, and others attempt to climb up to the top.
Mount Kailash is the sacred mountain for four religions. Tibetans and Hindus pilgrims walk around the mountain in a clockwise direction,while followers of the Bon religion walk in a counterclockwise direction.
Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain on the planet standing at 8,027 meters/26,335 ft. It is the only one "eight-thousander" located entirely in Tibet.
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest peak on Earth with the height of 8,188 meters/ 26,864 ft. It is the easiest of all eight-thousanders to climb and many summit Cho Oyu before going to the Everest.
Rivers and Lakes in Tibet
Gorgeous turquoise-colored freshwater lake set at the elevation of 4,440 meters/ 14,570 ft is the sacred lake for Tibetans.
Namtso is the largest lake in Tibet found at the sweeping 4,700 meters/ 15,470 ft above the sea level. It is located in a lovely area in Northern Tibet surrounded by the snow peaked mountains.
Manasarovarlake is the holy lake for Tibetans and Hindus. Thousands of pilgrims stop by the lake on the way to or from Kailash pilgrimage and rest by its magnificent shore watching numerous birds.
Brahmaputra is one of the largest rivers in Asia carrying its waters through several countries. It originates in the Himalayan mountains in Tibet.
Ranwu is a magnificent lake, the largest lake in the Easter part of Tibet Autonomous Region. There are several stunning glaciers around the lake that fill it with melting ice.