In addition to the mountainous terrain, there are many glacial lakes, valleys and other amazing landscapes in Tibet. With this awesome terrain, Tibet is considered to have the best hiking trail in the world.
The most popular trekking routes with maps are listed below. For the easy trekking route, Ganden to Samye trek or Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek is the best choice; for the picturesque hiking trail, Nyenchen Tanglha to Holy Lake-Namtso trek is highly recommended; for the challenge hiking route, old Tingri to EBC and Mt.Kailsh trek should be considered.
Trekking from Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp, you can appreciate the scenery of the north side of Mt. Everest. It is considered as top 3 trekking routes among trekking lovers who prefer challenging hiking.
Ganden to Samye Trek is a picturesque and relatively easy hiking route. This trek gives trekking lovers a chance to explore the hidden valleys and the life of Nomadic People.
Mt.Kailsh Kora is regarded as the most sacred hiking route of Tibet. It is specially designed for the Pilgrims who would like to visit the sacred mountain Kailash. This trail is also one of the most challenging trekking routes in the world as the low oxygen content and extremely high altitude.
It takes four days to complete the 90-kilometer kora on foot. Pilgrims generally start from Jiwu Temple or Khor Township in the northwest corner and walk clockwise. You will not only enjoy picturesque scenery but also get moved by their devout faith.
Tsurphu to Yangpachen trekking trail is definitely very scenic which also lets you get acquainted with the indigenous Tibetan culture. The journey basically takes three days to complete and covers around 45 kilometers.
Shalu to Nartang trek is the shortest trekking route, which will take 2 to 3 days to finish the trek(15 hours of walking). Trekking on this route can make you feel like tracing back to the past as you will hike past villages and dry canyons.
Gama Valley is a beautiful valley with an altitude from more than 2000 meters to more than 5000 meters. It's the best-preserved and largest virgin forest in the Everest region. And you can see spectacular snow-capped Himalaya mountains during this trek.
The Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Highway from Dangxiong to Nagqu. It's the most famous mountain god in Tibet. In Tibetan folklore, the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain and Namtso Lake are a lovely couple. From the Nagen Pass, there is a flat road, along this road you can reach the Tashi Peninsula by Namtso Lake.