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Tibet's stunning great outdoors shows western culture what we're missing

27 SEPTEMBER 2012

Steeped in the mythical and enchanting Buddhist heritage, HELLO! Online brings you the breathtaking landscape of Tibet.

North-east of the Himalayas and the highest region on earth, the 'Land of Snows' has often been depicted as an enchanting and far-away Kingdom, dramatically different to the West. For centuries Tibet provided a mythological dream of Shangri-La, treasures and riches, and despite a painful history, the complex country remains a spiritual haven.

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With such vibrant culture, friendly locals, picture-perfect landscape, and the musky smells of juniper incense, Tibet will be sure not to disappoint. Truly an enlightening visit, whether you prefer high-altitude treks or Yarlung Valley hikes, your Tibetan adventure will be truly memorable.

The world-renowned monastery kora or pilgrim path is draped with colourful prayer flags and speckled with vast turquoise lakes. Take a challenging hike from Kathmandu to Lasha, or indulge in other superb possibilities for mountain activities including hiking in Yarlung Zangbo Canyon Valley. Nestled in the Yarlong National Park and known as the cradle of Tibetan civilization, the Canyon Valley is an idyllic spot with awe-inpiring scenery.

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Alternatively, start your journey in Tsetang and marvel at the monkey cave in Gangpo Ri. With such diverse activities displaying the heights of culture throughout the Himalayas, a trip to this exciting and culturally stimulating Land of Snows will be justly unforgettable.

The upcoming winter offers the opportunity to explore the country undisturbed by fellow tourists. For a true sense of unrivalled culture, don’t miss Tibetan New Year in Losar to experience first-hand the diversity and richness of Tibetan life.

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The upcoming winter offers the opportunity to explore the country undisturbed by fellow tourists. For a true sense of unrivalled culture, don’t miss Tibetan New Year in Losar to experience first-hand the diversity and richness of Tibetan life.

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