Tibet – The Roof Of The World
Welcome to the ‘Roof of the World’ – Tibet, the land of Buddhist culture and tradition, breathtaking landscape, artistic monasteries and centuries old caravan trails. Tibet lies in the north east part of the Himalayas in the People’s Republic of China. Tibet is at an elevation of 4,900 meters, making it the highest region on Earth.
Tibet and its History
Tibetan history is primarily based on Buddhism. Buddhism has played an essential role in the development of Tibetan, Mongol and Manchu cultures in Tibet. The primary population consisted of ethnic Tibetans and other ethnic groups. The population was replaced around 3000 BC by immigrants from northern China. The original Tibetan ancestors are represented by the six red bands (Tibetan Flag), Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru and Ra. This is a nation filled with special traditional culture, a rich tapestry woven with legends, rituals and festivals.
Tibet is surrounded by 4 of world’s 10 highest mountain peaks with average altitude above 4000m. Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world is located between Tibet and Nepal. The Tibetans call it Mount Qomolongma.
Temperature in the south grassland and the northern plateau varies because of the different geographical conditions. The south is warm and rainy. The average temperature is 8 degree centigrade but during winters it goes as below as -16 degree centigrade. The rainy season is from May to September. In the north the average temperature is below 0 degree centigrade. The highest temperature recorded in July is 10 degree centigrade. North is It is a relatively dry area. The weather differs during the day and night. The best time to travel to the northern part of Tibet is from March to October.
Our Tibet tour package includes sightseeing of the 3rd longest virgin-forest with plenty of evergreen trees. You will find all types of domestic and wild animals like donkeys, yellow lamb, antelope, roe-deer, deer, leopard, tiger, bear, wolf, lynx, otter, snow pig, snow chicken and yellow duck etc.
What to do in Tibet?
- Potala Palace: You can visit the former residence of Dalai Lama
- Jokhang Temple: This is the most sacred and important temple for the Tibetans.
- Namtso Lake: Tibetans consider this to be a heavenly lake.
- Yamdrok Lake: Tibetan’s sacred lake.
- Ranwu Lake: A stunning glacier lake situated along Sichuan-Tibet Highway
- Mount Kailash: A holy mountain revered by both Buddhists and Hindus.
- Qomolangma: Tibetan side of Mount Everest
- Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon: The deepest canyon in the world
When you travel to Tibet, you are guaranteed to have an experience that is sure to remain in your minds forever. Apart from visiting to these marvelous places you can also indulge yourself in lots of other activities like sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering and mountain biking etc.