Tibet

Tibet: the Land of Snows, the roof of the world. For centuries this mysterious Buddhist kingdom, locked away in its mountain fastness of the Himalaya, has exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the West. For explorers, imperialists and traders it was a forbidden land of treasure and riches. Dreamers on a spiritual quest have long whispered of a lost Shangri-la, steeped in magic and mystery. When the doors were finally flung open in the mid-1980s, Tibet lay in ruins. Between 1950 and 1970, the Chinese wrested control of the plateau, drove the Tibetans’ spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and some 100, 000 of Tibet’s finest into exile and systematically dismantled most of the Tibetan cultural and historical heritage, all in the name of revolution. For a while images of the Buddha were replaced by icons of Chairman Mao. Today, Tibetan pilgrims across the country are once again mumbling mantras and swinging their prayer wheels in temples that are heavy with the thick intoxicating aroma of juniper incense and yak butter. Monasteries have been restored across the country, along with limited religious freedoms. A walk around Lhasa’s lively Barkhor pilgrimage circuit is proof enough that the efforts of the communist Chinese to build a brave new (roof of the) world have foundered on the remarkable and inspiring faith of the Tibetan people.

 

Country Fact

 

Name:

Tibet ToursOfficial Name: Xizang Zizhiqu

 

Int’l short form: Tibet

 

Geography:

Location: Asia, north of India, located on the Tibetan Plateau, the world’s highest region.

Area: 1.2m sq km (471 700 sq miles), Bod: 2.5 million sq. km, approximately the size of Western Europe.

 

Climate: Average temperture 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) -15 degrees Celsius (in Winter), extremely dry except during rainy season (July-August). Click here to know the best time to visit Tibet.

 

People:

 

Tibet FactsPopulation: 2.62 million

Ethnic Groups: primarily ethnic Tibetans; Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.

 

Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Animism.

 

Culture: Wedding, Funeral

 

Languages: Tibetan, Chinese.

 

Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival.. Click to see more Fesitivals celebrated in Tibet.

 

Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

 

Time:

Local Time = UTC +8h

Actual Time: Thu-Aug-25 15:35

 

Tour in Tibet

Trekking in Tibet has it’s own advantage, Travellers will experience the breath taking grandeur and beauty of nature on the highland, There are lots of possibilities of trekking routes for the adventure trekkers.

In general, travel to Tibet represents the sightseeing tours but even the land is situated in average of above 13000 feet, this inaccessible land have lots of possibilities of trekking routes for the adventure seeker. Whether it is a pilgrimage trek or a mountain expedition, Tibet offers trekking trips from short one day to month long as per ones requirement. But the treks are not feasible in the wintertime as the temperature goes very low (-30 to -40ยบF) and also the days are much shorter.

We offer many different types of treks to Tibet, with a range of hotels to suit every pocket. What’s more, as we understand that a visit to this spe

Expedition in Tibet

Tibet is the known as “The Roof of the World” where you will see unique Himalayan people settled around the snowy mountains’ surroundings with their own different identity of culture and society, lush valleys, beautiful landscape. Himalaya Expedition in Tibet is the one of the challenging adventures trips. Since the late 1970s the Chinese and Tibetan mountaineering association have been issuing permits to foreign mountaineers for Mount Everest , Mt. Shisapangma , Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Gurla Mandata , Mt. Lakpa Ri , Nojin Kangsang and twenty other summits. The majority of these mountains are part of the high Himalayas between Everest and Shishapangma, though several other interesting 7000-meter and 6000-meter peaks have been opened on other regions of Tibet.

Trekking in Tibet

Trekking in Tibet has it’s own advantage, Travellers will experience the breath taking grandeur and beauty of nature on the highland, There are lots of possibilities of trekking routes for the adventure trekkers.

In general, travel to Tibet represents the sightseeing tours but even the land is situated in average of above 13000 feet, this inaccessible land have lots of possibilities of trekking routes for the adventure seeker. Whether it is a pilgrimage trek or a mountain expedition, Tibet offers trekking trips from short one day to month long as per ones requirement. But the treks are not feasible in the wintertime as the temperature goes very low (-30 to -40ยบF) and also the days are much shorter.

We offer many different types of treks to Tibet, with a range of hotels to suit every pocket.