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Travel China Tibet The Roof top of the World

Travel China Tibet - is surely a destination like no other anywhere in the world, the rolling hills of the high plateau, the stunning mountain ranges, the culture and warmth of its people, the history.

Nothing can compare to this wondrous and mysterious area of Tibet China.

Today in the age of the internet, modernization etc, mysterious places are rare.

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Travel China Tibet and this region is one of them.

This Forbidden Land, "Roof of the World", this mysterious Buddhist Kingdom remained long closed to foreigners, exerting a strong hold on the imagination of the world.

For centuries, it has fascinated mankind, it was and still has difficult access to the outside world and has been always a challenge to visit and enjoy its wonders.

Travel China Tibet, a Forbidden land not only by man but also by nature, attracts many explorers, scholars, pilgrims and adventure lovers from all over the world.

It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion, which appeal the foreigners who visit Tibet, for some this is a must see destination at least once there lifetime.

Travel China Tibet - General Information

Tibet covers 1.2 million sq. kms constituting one eighth of China's land mass, nearly as large as the total territories of Germany and France. With an average elevation of 4,000 meters above sea level, and over 50 peaks above 7,000 meters, Tibet has become a real paradise for mountaineers and explorers.

The world highest summit-Mt Everest, strides across the boarder between China and Nepal, claiming a height of 8,848 meters above the sea level.

On the whole, Tibet claims a low temperature, long-day sunshine, strong sunlight, predicble rainfall (mostly) and thin air.

The pastoral area of Tibet is one of the five biggest in China, in which sheep, goat and yak are grazed. Farming crops are mainly highland barley, wheat, bean and rape seeds as well as some apples and walnuts. Tibet has forest coverage of 60,000 square kilometers, which is the second largest timber deposit in China.

Major Industries: Tourism, handicraft exports, agriculture and animal husbandry.

Lhasa is the spiritual and political capital of Tibet. Lhasa means in Tibetan "The land of Gods".

There is lots and lots to see and do, however these are the major MUST see stops and historical attractions.

Potala Palace,

Nobulingka Palace

Drepung Monastery

Sera Monastery

Ganden Monastery

and the Jokhang Temple all these places being the most famous sites to see.

Shigatse is the second biggest town in Tibet Lhasa is the biggest, Shigatse means in Tibetan "The Estate that fulfills one's Wishes ". Tashilhunpo Monastery is its major attraction within this area

Travel China Tibet - Best time to Visit.

Although the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine, be prepared for sudden drops of temperature at night, particularly in Western Tibet. The best time of year to be in

Tibet is between April and early November, after which temperatures start to plummet.

However, in May and June there is a wind factor to consider and dust storms are not unusual. These are not pleasant if you're trekking but usually come in squalls and can be seen coming.

 

Lhasa and Shigatse experience very mild weather between May and November although July and August can be rainy. These two months usually see around half of Tibet's annual rainfall.

Various routes within this region have their own golden times:

Lhasa, Tsedang, and Shigatse: As the weather and tourism facilities in these places are quite good, so you can visit them in anytime for enjoying the breathtaking scenery!

Lhasa - the border of Nepal/China - This area is not available for tourists from Dec-Jan because of the sowed land; every August, the rains come and you will see many landslides.

Mt. Everest area - it is too cold to the tourists visiting this area from Oct to April, however the beauty of the roof of the world will move you in anytime!

Ali (Mt.Kailishi)- You can enjoy the wonder in this area in May, June, July, Sep, Oct without the trouble of the landslide.

East Tibet - Don't touch this area in winter or in July, August, as there are usually landslides in summer and frozen in the winter!

North Tibet - Since it is too high with the average altitude at 4,500M, you only can appreciate her beauty in summer!

Here is a selection common Questions and there Answers concerning Travel China Tibet.

The Train to Tibet has just opened, here is all the up to date info you will need .

To Travel China Tibet China with confidence you need a good tour company, one with experience.

For me to be able to successfully send people to this region, I needed a good reliable partner to work with.

I have a great contact for this region; they have an office in Chengdu and Lhasa and have been running tours within this area for 15 years.

They have a great set up and understand how to operate within the hash environment Tibet Travel.

Permits, etc, all travel arrangements can be arranged.

Together we can design a Tibetan experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

Please contact me for more info on your Travel China Tibet.

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