Tibet, often called the roof of the world, is a land of rich Buddhist culture and tradition. Mahayana & Vajrayana teachings of Buddhism are still devoutly practiced. Religion is the unifying theme that brings together the language, art, and literature of this special country. Tibet is bounded to the north & east by the central China plain; to the west is the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan; Bhutan and Nepal are to the south. The Tibetan plateau includes the highest peak in the world, Sagarmatha (8848 m, 29,029 feet), called Everest by many. When you visit Tibet you will begin or end your journey in Lhasa, the capital, where you can visit the Potala Palace, once the home of the Dalai Lama. You will have the opportunity to participate in walking the circuits pilgrims follow there and around the city, visiting the Jokhang Temple, Sera & Drepung monasteries, and other sites where the living culture is practiced each day. Acquiring visas for Tibet can be challenging. But be assured that the staff at Shiva Excursion will handle all necessary paperwork, arrange safe transport, and provide you with the best guides for your visit. Contact Shiva Excursion today for the best pricing this season.