Tibet Trekking

October 20, 2015  —  By

Tibet is one of the best destinations in the Himalayas that are known for its adventure sports. So, do not underestimate this place as yet another hilly region of the Himalayas. There is a lot more to this place than just Buddhism and monasteries. The high altitude in Tibet allows the solar radiation to hit the earth’s surface directly with extreme intensity. Hence, you need to protect your skin and eyes from this heat. So, whenever you are going out always use a sunscreen and sunglasses that will help you to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. If you are opting for a tour to Tibet then choose to visit it in between April and October. You can go to Tibet during the winter months because the rush is not that much and you can enjoy yourself thoroughly.

There are numerous trekking routes and regions, which you can choose to go for during your tour to Tibet. One of the most popular is the Everest region. Trekkers explore zones that have never been visited by anyone before. You can opt for an Everest trek tour from Kathmandu drive through the beautiful and charming Nepalese countryside till Zangmu the Chinese border town before the road goes up into the deep gorges of the Sunkoshi River. You can choose to trek past the Tingri village to the base camp from where you can witness the wonderful dimensions of the Mount Everest.

Another very well known region, which you can use for trekking during your tour to Tibet, is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. For more than thousand years pilgrims have made their way to Kailash Mansarovar just to pay their respect to the mystery of the mountain. It is a prehistoric ritual of devotion that is continued even till this day. You will find that most of the primary passes lead to Kailash Mansarovar. The main ones in the Kumaon area are Nuwe Dhura, Jayanti, Lampiya Dhura and Unta Dhura. With the help of the Chinese Government and the External affairs ministry Kumaon Manadal Vikas Nigam are coordinating tours to Kailash Mansarovar across the Lipulekh pass.

If you want to explore another region for trekking during your tour to Tibet opt for the Namchag Barwa. It is a great short trek for amateur botanists and nature lovers. The trek includes Rong valley and the Nyima La. The route starts in the small village of Pei. A ferry crosses to Timpe a site of the Guru Rinpoche monastery and cave. A wonderful trail leads to the northern part of Nyima La via some of the flower gardens and virgin forests in the southeastern part of Tibet. During your Tibet treks you will pass through wonderful groves of flowering. You will get tremendous views of the Himalayas during your treks, which you will surely enjoy.

Before you head out for a trek tour you must know that there are no independent treks allowed in Tibet. You need to be a part of a group or take the help of a local travel operator who can arrange a trek tour for you.