Nowadays this relatively small place in Himalayas is a real magnet for the huge flow of tourists. Among them one can meet the lovers of the exotic cultures, the extreme fans who prefer the mountains and sleeping outside to the comfortable hotels and sunny beaches and the serious pilgrims who want to get acquainted with the center of Eastern philosophy. The ones who enjoy the unusual nature full of contrasts also may find a lot of interesting in Tibet.
The magnificent mountains of Himalayas, the highest mountains in the world is a composite system of giant parallel situated ranges. They are expanding over the other forming a tremendous chain on board of Central and Southern Asia. Tightly held together and spreading over 2 thousand miles, they glitter with everlasting snow and frost. Translated from Sanskrit mean “abode of snow”. Even countless birds go round the mountains from the east being unable to go through them. This chain has 500 extraordinarily high mountain tops which are much higher than Mont Blanc and over 50 of them surpass the value of 7 000 m. 10 of these tremendous spurs are over 8 000 m. The topmost mountain end of the Earth is 8 848 m high and is called Everest (which is also knows as Chomolungma), the magnificent spur and the most noticeable mark on the map.