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.
With a special preface by The Dalai Lama.
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