At Third Eye Travel, we are very enthusiastic about Tibet; for years we looked at the Himalayan peaks and could only dream of what lay beyond. Since Lhasa was first opened to tourists in 1981 we at Third Eye Travel have been actively running trips into Tibet in association with our local Tibetan partners in Lhasa.
The road to Lhasa from Kathmandu was opened to tour groups in 1984 and whole new type of trip became possible . Tibet’s capital. Lhasa, the roof of the world, is not only as the earth’s highest ecosystem and one of its last remaining great wildernesses but also as the source of asia’s greatest rivers. It shares a 3482km international border with India, Bhutan, Nepal and Burma, and is bordered to the north and east by the Chinese provinces of Xinjiang, Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan.
Tibetans call their homeland “BO” and BOPA are the people of Tibet. With the cultural revolution dying a well-deserved death, the true Tibet has made a small resurgence; though not as much as some of us would like to see. However, there has never been a better time to visit Tibet. Prohibitive prices of tours, a general feature in early 80’s is a thing of the past. Services are greatly improved.
The Chinese government has spent a huge money on the infrastructure like road, bridges and recently bringing the train across the Tibetan Plateau which is one of the marvellous engineering feats. The Lhasa Kahtmandu road has been improved significantly.