Tibet has long been 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. 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.
Best time to visit: Tibet experiences both hot and cold climates. In winter the region faces extremely cold weather, whereas in summer it is cool and pleasant. The annual precipitation is a mere 18 inches of rain or snow. Sunlight is extremely intense. The most pleasant months to visit are from April to October.
Getting to Lhasa (Central Tibet): Currently, there are several ways to get to Lhasa. If you are looking for a package/ individual/ group tour, My Nepal Adventure Tours & Travels will arrange it for you. The two main options are by air and overland. Air travel is considerably easier and affords stunning views from the aircraft windows. The overland journey is challenging and good for acclimatization. All the routes to Tibet require special Tibet entry permits.
Tibet At A Glance
- Location: Asia
- Area: 471,700 square miles (2.5 million sq. km). Approximately the size of Western Europe Terrain: 70% grasslands, from high plateau to tropical forest.
- Climate: Average temperature 21-8 degrees Celsius (summer), 7-15 (winter). It is extremely dry except during the rainy season (July-August)
- Population: 2.62 million
- Religions: Tibetan Buddhism and Animism
- Languages: Tibetan and Chinese
- Currency: Chinese Yuan