Tibet

Quick Facts 

Official Name :  Xizang Zizhiqu (Rooftop of the world)

Capital City :  Lhasa (Sunshine City)

Area :  1.2m sq. km.

Highest Point :  Mt. Everest (8,848m)

Language :  Tibetan and Chinese.

Geography :  Plateau to tropical forest

Ethnic Groups :  Menba, Lhoba, Hui and Han

Religions :  Tibetan Buddhism and Animism

Attractions : Potala Palace, Mount Everest, Mansarovar Lake, Barkhor Street, Mount Kailash and ancient monasteries

 

Overview

The mystical land of Tibet beyond snow-clad mountains has fascinated many travelers from across the world. Tibet is the Chinese autonomy which is regarded as the roof of the world. Tibet shares its border with India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Burma and Nepal. This stunning land offers spectacular views of mountain, plateaus, lakes and natural wilderness while the region holds its own unique and time-forgotten cultural practice. People have still adopted nomadic life.

 

Religion is deep-rooted in the daily life. The land is clustered with sared relics, bright temples and monasteries. The people are deeply religious and amiable in nature. Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibetans. Explore the cultural heritages of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery. Visit to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Tibet has something in store for all. Remained hidden from outer world for several centuries, Tibet was opened for foreigners since 1984. This is the least populated area. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet. Potala Palace is known for being the palace located at world’s highest location.

 

Geography of Tibet

Located to the southwest of China, Tibet is aptly called the roof of the world as it is the world’s highest plateau .There are more than fifty 7,000m+ peaks and five 8,000m + mountains in Tibet. Average altitude in Tibet is 4900m.

 

Weather and Climate in Tibet

In an average, temperature in Tibet remains around 28 degrees Celsius in summer and it drops down below zero to as low as -15 degree Celsius in winter. Rainy season begins in July and remains till August. Temperature fluctuates swiftly in this land. May, June and September is best time to visit eastern part of Tibet.

Activities in Tibet