Variously described as the Roof of the World, the Land of Snows and Shangri-la, the ancient and fascinating Buddhist kingdom of Tibet remained, for centuries, locked away in its mountain fastness. Such inaccessibility captured man’s imagination to a degree unmatched by other remote places on this earth. Only as late as the mid-1980s did Tibet open its doors to Westerners eager to visit the Forbidden City of Lhasa and the supremely sacred Mount Kailash.
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A visit to Tibet is awe-inspiring and unforgettable, yet at the same time a sobering and thought-provoking experience; a unique adventure which begins in Kathmandu, historically the centre of the old-established trade r...