Its name the “Roof of the World” is no idle statement. The valley bottoms of Tibet are higher than the highest mountains elsewhere. Its snow-covered plateaus are the highest in the world. Apart from the Mt. Everest many mountain ranges are above 15,000 feet. North of the mighty Himalayas, where larger than life legends mingle with the magic saffron clad monks in age old monasteries recently opened; where an ancient culture beckons awaiting the past to happen again; no land has captured man’s imagination for its remote particularity and its almost mystical aura than Tibet, the hidden kingdom in the heart of Asia.