Tibet is a country of Buddhist belief, and the plateau is the source of Tibetan Buddhism. The region has hundreds of monasteries, and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Tsedang, and Sakya are major tourist destinations. In Lhasa you will find the World Cultural Heritage sites of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, and around the region are famous monasteries like the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery - the seat of the Panchen Lama, and the first ever Tibetan monastery, Samye Monastery, in the Yarlung Tsampo River valley.
After touring around the central area of Tibet, you will be taken to visit the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest, in the grand Himalayan Mountain Range, and see the four major peaks that are over 8,000 meters above sea level. The final leg of the journey takes you through the alpine valleys to the border with Nepal, and on across the border to the legendary, Kathmandu. The ten-day tour is the perfect way to explore the depths of Tibetan culture and Buddhism, as well as the amazing scenery, and spectacular mountains and lakes.