Shangri-la, the Land of Snows, the roof of the world : the magical, mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Tibet is without doubt one of the world's most remarkable places. Whether you seek spiritual enlightenment or a close-up look at the world's highest mountains, Lonely Planet will guide you on your quest. Make a voyage of discovery with our comprehensive coverage of the Tibetan plateau including western Sichuan and the gateway cities of Kathmandu and Chengdu.
Go deeper - Decipher the deities and uncover the concepts with the help of our special chapter on Tibetan Buddhism. Pace yourself - Our expert trekking chapter takes you on Tibet's most spectacular routes - walk in the footsteps of nomads, pilgrims and the conquerors of Everest. Make your own way with the help of detailed transport information and over 50 maps. Work the bureaucracy - Thorough advice on getting visas and permits