For the independent traveler who wants to experience Tibet but doesn’t want a tour guide, there is another way. Look to China.
In 2013 I travelled around Greece alone. I had a stellar trip with rich encounters, tasty food, and history lessons (re)learned. Why, then, is this post 4 years late? It has to do with broth.
As Chinese tourism continues to rise, independent travel is the new preferred way to see the world. This is especially true amongst post-80’s and younger. With freedom to move about without restrictions of organized group tours and a desire for building experiences, tourism services and brands are slowly (but surely) updating their offers.