, 2005 - Travel
- 360 pages
All New Highlights and planning sections Practical directory Itineraries Easy-to-use maps Cross-referencing throughout Lonely Planet indisputably makes the most far-flung destinations seem instantly accessible 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. * 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.