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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.

Facts About Tibet

  • Area: 47,000 sq. Km.
  • Capital: Lhasa
  • Religion: Tibetan Buddhism, and Animism
  • Language: Hindi, English and 22 regional languages
  • Festival: Tibetan New Year, Shoton festival, Bathing Festival
  • Climate: The climate is severely dry nine months of the year, and average annual snowfall is only 46 cm (18 inches), due to the rain shadow effect.
  • Currency: Chinese Yuan Renmindi (CNY)

Travel With Rajbala

Since we began in the early 90s we have always strived to keep our environmental footprint as small as possible and to give back to the many villages we pass through on our trekking itineraries. Today we still embrace this responsible travel approach when devising and operating our small group travel holiday experiences in Nepal. We invite you to trek in Nepal with the Himalayan trekking specialists Raj Bala Treks and Expeditions.