The customs and traditions on the roof of the world are unique due to the great influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Before you travel to Tibet, you may know Tibetan people have a distinctive culture in terms of greeting, etiquette, marriage, gathering, and more. Celestial burial is a custom whereby people dispose of the corpses of their loved ones. This death ritual entails taking the body to a burial site in the mountains where it is left to feed vultures. The Buddhists in Tibet believe that the soul is immortal and death is only the beginning of a new life. Instead of letting the body vanish naturally, it is better for almsgiving to another kind of life and liberates the soul from the body enabling it to gain entry into rebirth. The method is widely used by common Tibetans.