Mountains around Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Tibet 04 Feb 2017
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A fine mist descends the rugged Himalayan mountains onto the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which snakes between small rises on the valley floor. This forms the backdrop for Lhasa Gonggar airport in Tibet. Built in a valley and elevated at 3,570m, this airport is the highest in the world and hosts spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
The Himalayas are home to the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, and over 100 more mountains with elevations of over 7,200m. The range separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau, covering a length of 2,400km, and spans five countries (Bhutan, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan). Explore Lhasa (and fly into Gonggar airport) on Insight Guides' Tantalising Tibet trip.