Tibet has for centuries evoked images of a lost Shangri La! To this day, it’s stunning Himalayan views, high plateau, beautiful Buddhist monasteries and extraordinary people combine to make Tibet one of the world’s great travel experiences.

Tibet borders India, Burma, Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Covering a massive 1.22 million square kilometers, the plateau is surrounded by the highest mountain ranges, the Himalaya to the south, the Karakoram to the west and the Kunlun to the north. With an average elevation of 14,000 feet, Tibet is literally the highest nation on earth. Five of Asia's great rivers including the Indus, Mekong and Brahmaputra have their headwaters in Tibet, nearly half the world's population lives downstream from Tibet. Tibet's high plains, forests and mountains form a unique ecosystem on the planet and are home to an array of rare wildlife, including the snow leopard, blue sheep and Tibetan wild ass. This ecosystem and many of its species are now endangered.

Not only is Tibet home to Chomolongma – the local name for the highest peak in the world, but also to an incredible culture and history that emanates from the high, arid plateau that characterizes this striking land. World Expeditions adventure holidays in Tibet take you well beyond the tourist trails, to discover the cultural heart and hidden corners where few travelers have been before.

Facts about Tibet
  • Location: Asia
  • Area: 47, 000 sq. Km.
  • Terrain: 70% Grassland, from high plateau to tropical forest.
  • Climate: Average temp 28°Celsius (Summer) – 15° Celsius (in which), extremely dry except during raining season (July- Aug)
  • Capital: Lhasa
  • Population: 2.62 million
  • Ethnic groups: Ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
  • Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, and Animism
  • Festival: Tibetan New Year, Shoton festival, Bathing Festival
  • Currency: Chinese Yuan Renmindi (CNY)
  • Time: Local Time = UTC + 8h6