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Geography, Weather and People

The Tibetan plateau is one of the severe areas of the world when it comes to geography and weather. The average altitude is over 3,962 metres and covered with mountain ranges with most mountains easily over 5,000 metres. During winter there are deadly snow and ice storms, with temperatures rarely rising above freezing point. The summers are not much better. Intense sunshine and afternoon thunderstorms combine with melting snow to make most rivers flood. Also, during the summer huge areas of the country's permafrost melt, making for deadly areas of quick sand up to 10 metres deep.

All of these factors added together make for stunning beauty, blue skies and clear lakes, which is what makes Tibet and Tibetans so unique in the world. The plateau is littered with countless crystal clear fresh water and salt water lakes, on whose shores yaks graze on rough grass and nomads cook dinner outside their black felt tent homes with a small solar panel on the roof. Springing from the plateau are mountains at every turn in the path with stunning glaciers and cliff faces that no person has ever named or touched. Little maroon monasteries hang to the sides of cliffs or sit in valleys were monks and nuns do their daily rituals. Meanwhile, countless nomads walk in a kora around the temples and monasteries with swinging prayer wheels and chanting hums. Incense and yak butter lamps fill the air of any temple and small home with large statues or thangkas (Tibetan scroll paintings) covering the walls.

Sights and Activities

  • The Jokhang Temple in Lhasa was built in 647 AD by Songtsen Gampo and is one of the holiest sites in Tibet.
  • The Barkhor in Lhasa is the name for the ring of streets of traditional Tibetan buildings surrounding the Jokhang Temple.
  • The 'Norbulingka (Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama) is located in Lhasa, about 1km south of the Potala.
  • Samye Monastery - constructed in 779AD, Samye was the first Buddhist Monastery established in Tibet, and is located near Dranang, Shannan Prefecture, 150 kilometres southeast of Lhasa.
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery - the traditional seat of the Panchen Lamas. It was constructed in 1447 and is located in Xigatse.
  • The Rongbuk Monastery - one of the highest monasteries in the world, from which the view of the Mt. Everest is just amazing.

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Tibet is rich in natural beauty and even more in cultural uniqueness.

Tibet has some of the world's tallest mountains, with several of them making the top ten list. Mount Everest, located on the border with Nepal, is, at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), the highest mountain on earth. Several major rivers have their source in the Tibetan Plateau (mostly in present-day Qinghai Province). These include the Yangtze, Yellow River, Indus River, Mekong, Ganges, Salween and the Yarlung Tsangpo River (Brahmaputra River).[66] The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River, is among the deepest and longest canyons in the world. Tibet has been called the "Water Tower" of Asia, and China is investing heavily in water projects in Tibet.[67][68] The Indus and Brahmaputra rivers originate from a lake (Tib: Tso Mapham) in Western Tibet, near Mount Kailash. The mountain is a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Tibetans. The Hindus consider the mountain to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The Tibetan name for Mt. Kailash is Khang Rinpoche. Tibet has numerous high-altitude lakes ...