Edited by James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger

Including stories by Pico Iyer, Alexandra David-Neel, Lama Govinda, Wade Davis, Pamela Logan, Peter Hessler, Mark Jenkins and many more

Few lands are as beloved, mysterious, or controversial as Tibet. Travelers’ Tales Tibet brings this remote and captivating region to life through true tales by great writers and adventurous travelers. Given the tense political situation and the difficulty of obtaining a tourist visa, a journey to Tibet is not an easy undertaking. Now, interested travelers and readers can experience the next best thing to a visit—a tour of the Tibetan interior with world-renowned writers as guides.

The literary journey begins with a gorgeous cover photograph of the famous Potala Palace in Lhasa and continues with enlightening tales about the Tibetan people and the vast land they inhabit. Travelers’ Tales Tibet is a must-have for anyone interested in the “Roof of the World.”

For many Tibet brings to mind monasteries, snowcapped peaks, and wide-open spaces, but the true essence of the region becomes clear through the stories of the Tibetan people, whose vibrant spirit has sustained them through years of upheaval. From the flanks of Everest to the fabled city of Lhasa, taking a seat next to these adventuresome writers will result in the ride of a lifetime.

In Travelers’ Tales Tibet readers will:

  • Join Heinrich Harrer as he befriends and tutors the Dalai Lama southeastern Turkey
  • Search the Himalayas alongside Wade Davis for the elusive and fabled clouded leopard
  • Chase monks and dodge buckets of water with Maria Mõller in Lhasa
  • Investigate an outlandish Communist business intrigue with Broughton Coburn
  • Endure a Long March, blizzards, and apathetic monks with Pamela Logan
  • Take a role with Michael Buckley in a Chinese film as a British trooper
  • Stroll with Karen Swenson among the aging summer palaces of past Dalai Lamas
  • …and much more.

About the editors

James O’Reilly,president and publisher of Travelers’ Tales, wrote mystery serials before becoming a travel writer in the early 1980s. He’s visited more than forty countries and worked on virtually all of the Travelers’ Tales books, winning nineteen awards for excellence. James lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers’ Tales, co-edited the award-winning Travelers’ Tales Mexico and Travelers’ Tales Thailand, among others. As a series editor he has worked on almost all of the Travelers’ Tales titles. He is co-author, with James O’Reilly, of “World Travel Watch,” a syndicated column which since 1985 has appeared in major newspapers in five countries. Larry lives in San Francisco, CA, with his family.
Both James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger have traveled to Tibet.

About Travelers’ Tales

Founded in 1993, Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel writing from world-famous authors and new and emerging writers. Our goal is to inspire and enlighten readers through true stories by travelers who have explored the depths of their experiences. The series includes: country and regional guides; books which explore the themes of women’s travel, spirituality, food, humor, and adventure; travel advice books; Footsteps: The Soul of Travel, a series of single-author travel narratives; and Travelers’ Tales Classics, a series which introduces out-of-print favorites of travel literature to a new audience. Travelers’ Tales Tibet is the latest in the country and regional guide series.

Travelers’ Tales Tibet
Edited by James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger
Travelers’ Tales, December 2002
$18.95, Trade Paperback, 320 pages, 5 1/8″ x 8″
ISBN: 1-885211-76-7