White Horse Mound, one of the most beautiful—and most mysterious—places in Tibet, holds sacred meaning for the Tibetans. Tucked away in Yalung Zangbo Grand Canyon, Medog (Motuo) has no public roads or clear access trails. Visitors reach Medog by helicopter or on foot. Two massive snow-covered mountains stand guard over the region and the sole mountain pass can only be traveled between July and October. Even summer brings dangerous rainstorms and mudslides. The difficult journey is well worth the effort, though—awestruck visitors marvel at this isolated and primitive land's pristine natural beauty. Only the most adventurous trekkers or the most devout Buddhists reach this breathtaking oasis of sky and mountain.
Around 5 kilometers northeast of Nyingtri lies a delightful wood of wild peach trees, attracting many varieties of birds and other animals. Peach Blossom..
Yarlung Tsangpo River means "water running from the highest peak" in Tibetan. The world's highest river encircles a Tibetan peak at 7,787 meters above sea..
Perched on a massive rocky crag looming above Gyantse's Old Town, the 14th century citadel of Gyantse Dzong stands as a bittersweet reminder of..
About 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Lhasa lies Sera Monastery (Sèlā Sì, 色拉寺), one of the three great university monasteries dedicated to the Gelukpa,..