Tibet has long been known as, 'The Roof of the World'. Standing at an average elevation of 16,000ft above sea level, Tibet is known as the 'roof of the world'. It is in the southwestern part of China, bordering India, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. The region is full of spectacular skylines of majestic mountain peaks, breath-taking canyons, scattered highland lakes, rolling pastures, farmland and pristine forests. Tibet is also home to Mount Kailash a holy site for both Hindus and Tibetans (Hindus consider the mountain to be the home of Lord Shiva).Whether you are in search of spiritual enlightenment or a close-up look at the unique and fascinating landscape with its simple, religious people, your visit to Tibet will be a rewarding and pleasant experience. The country has a rich cultural heritage, incredibly dramatic scenery and a fascinating history.
Lhasa, Tibet's traditional capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, contains two world heritage sites: the Potala Palace and Norbulingka, the former residences of the Dalai Lama. Lhasa also contains a number of significant temples and monasteries, including Jokhang and Ramoche Temple.
Location: Tibet lies north of Nepal
Area: 1,228,400 sq. km.
Latitude: 31.7056° N
Longitude: 86.9403° E
People: Tibetan communities & some Nomadic people in Kailash area
Population: 5.4 million
Topography: The highest Himalayan mountain range, farming and pastoral areas, numerous salt lakes
Vegetation: Mainly consist of spruces, fir trees, pines, larches, cypress, birches, oaks & 70% meadows
Weather: A mild weather all year round, without hot summer or cold winter.