Why You Simply Must Visit Tibet and How Best to See This Magnificent Country
Thanks to moving technology and a far greater number of people who travel and have traveled the globe, the world as we know it has become far smaller. With this being said however, there are still countries around the world which retain a certain mystery, countries which we vaguely understand but have little idea what life is actually like there. One such country for me was Tibet, a land which endeared me more each time I saw photos or heard stories of people who had traveled there. I finally made the trip to Tibet 2 years ago, and it was everything that I had hoped for and more. If you have not yet considered packing up a bag and heading off to visit the unknown, here are is why you should visit and how I would recommend that you do it.
There is so many enchanting aspects when you travel Tibet and the most striking and obvious is the natural splendor on offer here. Many of us know about the Himalaya mountain range crossing the Tibet border, with the impending Everest straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Owing to the wildly varied climate here, the snowcapped mountains in the north are rivaled by thousands of miles of national parks, river canyons, cypress groves, wetlands, prairies and deep valleys which appear from nowhere. Whether you are a nature lover or not, it is hard not to get swept away but the sheer beauty which you can find here.
The Tibetan people are deeply religious and you can see evidence of this throughout your stay in the country. The deep spirituality which the natives have ties in with their respect for the land. I was fortunate enough to do a short home-stay to discover more about the locals and their sense of not only religion, but of respect and love, are something which will stay with me forever. Thanks to the strong beliefs of the Tibetan, there is something very otherworldly about the nation and there is a real sense of getting away from it all.
Path Less Travelled
Thanks to the low tourism which is seen here, nothing has been ruined or spoiled by foreign intervention. The result of this is a country which you can travel through, knowing that you are experiencing something which very few people have, or ever will.
Making The Trip
Whilst not a requirement, my advice would be that you take one of the Tibet group tours for your stay in Tibet. I used the reputable Explore Tibet for all of my Tibet travel needs, and for me I would say that I made the very best choice. The company offer local guides who really know their stuff, they also have a range of tour choices from a 4 day quick tour to a 15 day tour, and everything in between, in order to really get to know the country. What I liked about the tour was that it was tailor-made for me and my group, meaning we saw what we wanted, with guides who knew all about the places. I have never enjoyed tours but this Tibet tour has really changed my mind about that. If you are going to Tibet then I recommend that you use these guys as they are incredibly professional, first aid trained (not always a guarantee here) and their attention to customer service is absolutely exceptional.
I urge you to visit Tibet, it is every bit as mysterious and jaw-dropping as you may have already thought, and the best part it that it is relatively untouched by foreign feet, if you truly want an adventure, look no further.
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