Tibet

Tibetan plateau covers 1.23 million sq km and is linked to the south by the 2500km long Himalayas and to the west by the Karakoram. At an average height of 4,000 meters above sea level, Tibet has some of the spectacular mountains. Mt. Everest (8848m), the world’s highest peak rises abruptly on the Tibet – Nepal border. Four mountains exceed altitudes of 8,000 meters and thirty eight mountains exceed altitudes of 7,000 meters.

Known as the “Roof of the World’ sharing  3,482 km international border with Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Myanmar, Tibet has remained a hidden sanctuary to the western world for many years. Soon after Tibet opened up doors for tourism in the mid 1980s, Travel in Tibet became one of the prime tourism interests across the world. Tibet tourism has gained more popularity amongst avid travellers. Despite modernization over the past few years Tibet has retained the beauties of its past, such as the fascinating Gompas, ancient markets, ever-smiling and kind Tibetans, amazing turquoise lakes etc which reward every tourist with an indelible life long memory.

FACTS ABOUT TIBET

Capital city: Lhasa
Population: 2,700,000
Language: Mandarin, Tibetan and Cantonese
Currency: Renminbis
Religion: Buddism

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