Tibet has fascinated mankind for centuries. This land, amid the mighty Himalayas and set upon the highest plateau of the world, was long inaccessible to the outside world. Fortunately, the doors have been opened to the ‘Roof of the World’ and foreigners can now visit the ‘Forbidden Land’ of Tibet.

Tibet is a rich and beautiful land with an average altitude over 4,000m (13,120ft) above sea level. Possessing more than fifty peaks above7,000m (22,960ft), Tibet is home to eleven Himalayan mountains over 8,000m (26,240ft). China, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Burma and Kashmir all border Tibet. Over two million people inhabit this land of rich natural resources and ancient cultures.