If you aren’t looking for a vacation that is all about spa massages and a dip in the pool, but more about nature and culture, consider Tibet for your next trip. The homeland of Tibetan people, this region in China is nothing like the rest of the country. A land of yaks, monasteries and prayer flags, Tibetan people love their butter tea and yak meat and live life at their own pace. Being an offbeat tourist destination, you will find ample serenity and natural beauty here that is untouched and unexplored. Often called the ‘roof of the world’ Tibet is one of the highest regions on earth  with an average elevation as high as  16,000 ft. One of the most breathtaking and underrated regions, we give you a glimpse of Tibet that capture its beauty perfectly. Also Read - Rajasthan News: Shops, Parlours to Open in State, Govt Offices to Function in Full Strength From June 1

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Indian citizens who want to visit Tibet need to first get a Chinese visa and then apply for a Tibet travel permit through a local travel agency in Tibet. Before the earthquake of 2015, it was possible to enter Tibet from Nepal via road. But now, you can fly from Nepal to Tibet or fly to Beijing and then take the Beijing-Lhasa train. Also Read - Unlock 1.0: Tarapith, Tirupati, Jagannath, Meenakshi Temples | What is Opening And From When?

Natural beauty in blue and green

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Towering mountain peaks

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Ancient temples like these

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Tibetan yak in all its glory

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And Tibetan people in their national dress

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Prayer flags that line the mountains and roads

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And prayer wheels that adorn most temples

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Monasteries and monks

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The Potala Palace, an iconic landmark of Tibet

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Fields with peach blossoms and cole flowers

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The Tibetan mastiff, an extremely big and strong dog

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A Tibetan farmer in the Shigatse region

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The beautiful Shegar Dzong in Tingri

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Another yak decorated in Tibetan attire

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A breathtaking stupa at the Karo-la Pass

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