TIBET : THE ROOF OF THE WORLD : LHASE XIGATZE ROUTE & YAMDROK LAKE

Tibet (Tibetan : བོད་, Chinese : 西藏 : pinyin: Xīzàng) is a region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) China.Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5000 m (16000 ft).The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain rising 8848 m (29029 ft) above sea level

TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL LHASA XIGATSE ROUTE
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
THE YAK IS A ANIMAL OF THE REGION & LAKE
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
THE PRAYER FLAGS ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM AND CAN BE VIRTUALLY FOUND EVERYWHERE IN TIBET (AS WELL AS AREAS IN CHINA WITH TIBETAN BUDDHISM INFLUENCE), NEPAL, BHUTAN & INDIA
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
TIBET : THE BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE : ONE OF THE FOUR HOLY LAKES IN TIBET
XIGAZE (SHIGATSE)

Why is Tibet called `The Roof of the World`?


  • Tibet is often called the “roof of the world, because it is a very high plateau
  • Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 5000 m (16000 ft)
  • Tibet has some of the world’s tallest mountains, with several of them making the top ten list
  • The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain, rising 8848 m (29029 ft) above sea level
  • Mount Everest, located on the border with Nepal, is, at 8848 metres (29029 ft) the highest mountain on earth
  • Several major rivers have their source in the Tibetan Plateau (mostly in present-day Qinghai Province)
  • These include the Yangtze, Yellow River, Indus River, Mekong, Ganges, Salween and the Yarlung Tsangpo River (Brahmaputra River)
  • The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River, is among the deepest and longest canyons in the world
  • Tibet has numerous high-altitude lakes referred to in Tibetan as tso or co.
  • These include Qinghai Lake, Lake Manasarovar, Namtso, Pangong Tso, Yamdrok Lake, Siling Co, Lhamo La-tso, Lumajangdong Co, Lake Puma Yumco, Lake Paiku, Como Chamling, Lake Rakshastal, Dagze Co and Dong Co.
  • The Qinghai Lake (Koko Nor) is the largest lake in the People’s Republic of China
  • Tibet has been called the “Water Tower” of Asia, and China is investing heavily in water projects in Tibet
  • The Indus and Brahmaputra rivers originate from a lake (Tib: Tso Mapham) in Western Tibet near Mount Kailash

How is the general climate in Tibet ?


  • The atmosphere is severely dry nine months of the year, and average annual snowfall is only 18 inches (46 cm), duto the rain shadow effect
  • Western passes receive small amounts of fresh snow each year but remain traversible all year round
  •  Low temperatures are prevalent throughout these western regions, where bleak desolation is unrelieved by any vegetation bigger than a low bush, and where wind sweeps unchecked across vast expanses of arid plain
  • The Indian monsoon exerts some influence on eastern Tibet
  • Northern Tibet is subject to high temperatures in the summer and intense cold in the winter

How are the general habitations in Tibet ?


  • There are over 800 settlements in Tibet
  • Lhasa is Tibet’s traditional capital and the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region
  • Lhasa contains two world heritage sites – the Potala Palace and Norbulingka, which were the residences of the Dalai Lama
  • Lhasa contains a number of significant temples and monasteries, including Jokhang and Ramoche Temple
  • Shigatse is the second largest city in the Tibet AR, west of Lhasa. Gyantse and Qamdo are also amongst the largest.
  • Other cities and towns in cultural Tibet include Shiquanhe (Ali), Nagchu, Bamda, Rutog, Nyingchi, Nedong, Coqên, Barkam, Sakya, Gartse, Pelbar, Lhatse, and Tingri; in Sichuan, Kangding (Dartsedo); in Qinghai, Jyekundo (Yushu), Machen, and Golmud

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