Tibet has long been better known as "the Roof of the World", with an average altitude of over 4,000 meters. This is a land of snow-capped mountains, deep tropical rainforests and open pastureland. Its treasures include Mt. Qomolangma- the highest peak in the world on the Sino-Nepalese border, the winding Yarlung Tsangbo River, ancient ruins, palaces, monasteries and a deeply religious cultural heritage.
Due to its inaccessibility, austere environment, and powerful Buddhist culture many travelers, researchers and explorers attract towards this special and fantastic land. The combination of an ancient culture with a rugged landscape makes the experience of Tibet unforgettable. They overcome with countless hardships – the alpine dry climate, blinding sands, piercing winds, bumpy routes to reach their ultimate destination of the planet. Naturally isolated by the mighty Himalayas in the north, its doors opened to tourists in 1992 with very strict permit requirements.
Whether you wish to experience the Buddhist lifestyle, delve into Buddhist culture, trek through the Himalayas, drive through the vast Tibetan Plateau or commune with nature, you need physical endurance, careful preparation and a sense of humor. Then, only you will have a rewarding & unforgettable experience.
Tibet at a Glance
Area: 471,700 sq. miles border 2.5 million sq.km, approximately. The size of Western Europe
Terrain: 70% Grassland, from high plateau to tropical forest
Climate: Average temperature 21-8 degrees Celsius (summer) 7-15 (in winter), extremely dry except during raining season (July-August)
Population: 2.62 million
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, and Animism
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese
Currency: Chinese Yuan