EXPLORE THE SECRETS OF THE TIBETAN PLATEAU
Tibetan history can be traced back thousands of years. However, the written history dates back only to the 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit. Upon his return, Sambhota invented the present Tibetan script based on Sanskrit, which is still used today. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, in the southwest of China, has long enjoyed reputation of being "the Roof of the World", with an average altitude of over 13,000 feet / 4,000 meters. The Great Himalaya lies in its south with the towering Mt. Qomolangma (Mount Everest) standing above all of the world's peaks. No program in Tibet would be complete without a chance to visit the north side of Mount Everest.