Discover the sheer magic of Tibet visiting not merely highlights of this eminently spiritual place but experiencing the culture and character of the land and its people revealed by every encounter. Explore historic Yarlung Valley, by the banks of the mighty Tsangpo (Brahamaputra River) visiting Sayme the first Tibetan monastery constructed in Tibet. Cross high mountain passes with glorious Himalaya vistas. Tour the markets and monasteries of Lhasa. Pay enlightening visits to Kumbum chörten—bestowing its amazing chambers of many thousands of ornate religious images—and to the majestic Potala Palace, a treasure of Tibetan history and winter home for many generations of Dalai Lamas.
Our Quick Escape series of short journeys are designed for the modern traveler who seeks to experience the majestic beauty and diverse cultures of exotic lands far far away, but has time constraints that only allow for a one-week break from the demands of the office, home, or family.