1 The Jokhang, Lhasa

Shrouded in juniper smoke and surrounded by prostrating pilgrims, it’s hard not to be affected by this, one of the world’s most venerated sites.

2 Samye

Remote walled town encapsulating Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery.

3 Namtso Lake

A dream image of Tibet lies bright as a jewel beneath muscular peaks.

4 The Friendship Highway

This undulating road connecting Lhasa and Nepal cuts through some of the region’s best and certainly most accessible sights.

5 Mount Everest Base Camp

Breathe deep and gaze up at the jagged, snow-blown peak of the world’s highest mountain.

6 Mount Kailash

The world’s holiest mountain, its very remoteness an intrinsic part of its appeal.

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