Technically, I did make it to Tibet when my Air China flight touched down at the Lhasa airport for one hour en route to Kathmandu.
The first part of the flight from Chengdu, over the snow-capped mountains of the Tibetan Plateau was spectacular, but the real treat was a flyby of the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest.
And for a dinky 6-megapixel point and shoot camera at 30,000 feet through a jetliner's thick plastic windows, I managed to get some great photos.
Come Fly With Me (Over the Himalaya) reflects what has to be one of the most scenic flights on this planet.