Over the years, more travelers have ventured into Tibet's remote regions due to their popularity. Many travelers find Tibet an interesting region, not only for the sight-seeing opportunities, but also for the people and their traditional culture.
At almost 30,000 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. It has become every climbers dream to be able to reach the summit and view the earth below. Situated in the Himalayas, the mountain is Tibet's crown jewel. Travelers to the region have the option to lodge for the night at one of the tent camps near the base of the mountain. For the adventurous, the trek to the Everest base camp can be made in about four days from Old Tingri.
Soaring to over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash is highly regarded as the holy place of several religions and millions of people. This religious mountain is believed to be the sacred site of Lord Shiva and the Buddha Demchok. The region is visited by thousands of pilgrims each year. The mountain is situated in the far western region of Ngari, a very remote region. In fact, it is so remote that no planes, trains or buses have access to the region. It is recommended only for experienced trekkers able to hike through this vast and often difficult region.
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