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Vassi Koutsaftis's Top Five Cultural Destinations: Tibet

By Vassi Koutsaftis | 3/16/14

Vassi Koutsaftis, a legendary guide who has been leading GeoEx tours for 29 years, was just named one of the best guides in the world by Outside magazine. The publication chose him as Best Cultural Guide in its 2014 Travel Awards, announced in the April issue. To celebrate, we asked Vassi to tell us his five favorite cultural destinations. We’re presenting one each day, illustrated with one of his extraordinary photographs.


I love Tibet because of the open spaces, high mountains, clear air, beautiful sky and the opportunity to “get away” – to get lost on the plateau and be with the nomads and their animals as they walk across these clear, open expanses. When I am with these people, absorbing their life, I feel touched by a spirit of liberation.

To see more of his wonderful portfolio, visit his website. For more information on Vassi’s next trip, visit Pakistan’s Hunza Valley.

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