If you ever planed a trekking tour in Tibet, you must know how hard it is. With the average altitude of four thousand meters, trekking in Tibet needs courage and ability. Unlike other trekking routes in Tibet, there are a great number of difficulties which trekkers should overcome, such as the changeable weather in Tibet, the complex geographic conditions, multiple restrictions, and so on. How to choose the right trekking route in Tibet relies on your interests. Here are some famous Tibet trekking routes which may help you choose a favorable one, including old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek, Ganden to Samye trek, Lake Manasarovar Kora trek, Mt. Kailash trek, Shalu to Nartang trek, Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek, Nyenchen Tanglha to Lake-Namtso trek, Mount Everest to Gama Valley trek, and Everest Advanced Base Camp trek. Here are some details about some of them.
Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trek
Trekking at the foot of Mt Everest, you must be stunned by the attractive natural scenery with running wild animals, snow-covered mountains, and majestic temples. Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek is full of challenges and thrills. Not only you may encounter the extreme weather, but also you may meet some fierce beasts such as brown bears.
The best Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek time is from April to October. The weather is warm and comfortable. You have no need to worry about the heavy snows and bad road condition during this period. The highest point of this trek route is about 5400 meters, and the lowest point of this trek route is about 4400 meters. Thus, this is a high altitude trek. Without too much trekking experience, you must do a good preparation in advance.
Ganden to Samye Trek
If you take the famous Ganden to Samye trek, you can have a chance to enjoy the charming views of the mirror-like lakes, plateau scenery, and traditional camps. Due to the complexity of this trekking route, only the trekkers with professional skills have the ability to finish this route.
Lake Manasarovar Kora Trek
This is a popular trekking route around the holy Lake Manasarovar. Regarded as the holiest lake in Tibet, Lake Manasarovar attracts thousands of tourists from home and abroad. According to the legend, doing kora around the Lake Manasarovar can get rid of the sins and miseries in the whole life. Here are some famous attractions which are worthy of being recommended to you: Chiu Monastery, Gossul Monastery, Trugo Monastery, Yerngo Monastery, Seralung Monastery, Langbona Monastery, and Cherkip Monastery.
Mt Kailash Trek
Crowned as the center of the world, Mt Kailash is worshiped by pilgrims from Tibet, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. There are two routes for travelers to do kora, the inner circle and outside circle. The outside circle is the main route for trekkers because the inner circle is too dangerous to take. There are some scenic spots which are worthy of being recommended to you, such as prayer squares, Qugu Temple, Dira-puk Monastery, Dolma-La Pass, and so on. The best time for trekkers to take this pious route is from June to September.