Tibet is known as the roof of the world due to its elevation and also know as the third pole due to the water reserve in the ice form. The average elevation reaches over 4,572 meters above sea level.
Tibet could divide two parts, lake region in the north-west and the river region in the south-east. The north region is also known as Chang-thang (the northern plan in Tibet) region . Its has lost of Lake and it is a source many major rivers of south-east Asia and China. the Changthang region covers the area equivalent to France. this region also has the huge numbers of hot springs.
The river region is characterized by fertile mountain valley. the most famous valley of all is the Yarlung Tsangpo valley. The valley is believed to be as the origin of Tibetan race. Yarlung Tsangpo canyon in the deepest and the longest canyon in the world. The valley of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are also located on the banks of river Yarlung Tsangpo
Due to its distance from the sea and the hindrance from Mighty Himalaya range, Tibet is mostly dry and cold. except regions of south and east. The peculiar landscape and climate have gestated immense natural resources, firs, pine, cypresses and valuable herbs of snowdrops, fritillaries, tuckhoes and muskiness. it is also the paradisical habitat of thousands of rare wild animals such as pandas, antelopes, yaks, black neck crane, white-lipped deer, etc.
we have many clients how brings all the thickest cloth for visiting Tibet. Tibet is cold and dry generally but it is important to keep in mind that your visiting place is located in the lower area. the traveler must consider the strong sun rays in Tibetan during the sunny days. As Tibet is the highest place on the surface of the earth, which makes it the nearest to the sun.
From month of April to October, it is advisable for the travelers to bring the light cloth and may be one thicker coat which could be a good wind sheet for the mountain passes, during this time assume the climate as little hot in the sun and mild cold in the morning, night and in the shadow. But winter starts from the month of November and the temperature will drop down dramatically.
It is mostly dry and low humidity in Tibet. But the level of humidity will climb drastically from the month of may at 44% to the month of august at 66%, then it will drop down to 34% in the December to lowest at 26% in the month of January. Winter in Tibet is extremely cold and dry. It’s very important for travelers to stay hydrated all round the year in Tibet.
For travelers, It is very important to know little bit about the culture of the host. Our culture is mainly influenced by our belief in Buddhsim. Every act and events have strong connections with Buddha’s teaching about interdependence and the loving kindness. There is also a huge influence from the neighboring countries and the provinces. There is popular saying that the Our religion came from India, Clothing came from Mongols and the food came from the Han area’s of China, that is why travelers must some similarity in food habit of China and Tibet
Besides these influences, we have loads of our own home grown belief, customs and culture. For this, we need to go the little bit deeper in History of Tibet.
The main source of homegrown cultures is our home grown Religion called Bon, which is kind of like a shamanism. This religion was strongly suppressed by so called Dharma kings of Tibet to make the vacuum hit Buddhism. Nowadays there are the minute number of people who still practice the teaching Bon Dharma. most of them are located in remote regions.
Other popular homegrown tradition practice of presentation of Khada on occasions. This practice has been spread into Mongols and Kazakhs in modern Russia. Our institution of putting prayer flag has become custom for modern mountaineering communities around the world. the practice of putting prayer flags can be traced back to its origin in the Bon practice of worshiping the nature and prayer flag is the form of worshiping towards the air or the wind.