Tibet-China

China covers an enormous area of 9,522,055 [Encyclopedia Britannica 2008] square kilometers, with the largest population in the world, stretching from its southern borders in the Himalayas to the deserts of Mongolia in the north, and from the East China-Sea through the Yangzi River Valley plains to the Tibetan Plateau in the western mainland. One of only five countries to have a veto at the United Nations, China takes in 5000 islands comprising five autonomous regions and twenty-two provinces, as well as Hong Kong, which is now titled a 'Special Administrative Zone.' The seat of government, Beijing, is a large city of 11 million people, and like all of China's urban metropolises, life here contrasts immensely with that of the peasant farmers in rural areas. Due to its size, China's climate is very diverse, ranging from an unbearable 48°C in the northwest during Summer to an equally unbearable -48°C in the far north in winter. The official language in China is Mandarin, as spoken in Beijing, but there are also many different dialects. Art in China is also stunningly unique, perhaps best typified by calligraphy, performed with ink and brush and held in extremely high esteem by the Chinese.

Tibet is located in southwest China and internally bordered by Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Shanghai, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Tibet is bordered externally by Myanmar, India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Kashmir and Nepal in south and west. The Tibetan plateau covering 1.23 million square kilo meters is bounded to the south by the 2500 kilo meter long Himalayas and to the west by the Karakoram. With an average height of 4,000 meters above sea level, Tibet encompasses some of the world's highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m) the world’s highest peak which rises abruptly on the Tibet–Nepal border, four other mountains exceeding 8,000 meters and thirty-eight mountain peaks over 7,000 meters. The population of 27 million includes more than 30 ethnic groups such as Han, Monba, Lhoba, Hui, Mongol, Naxi and nu, but 92% are Tibetan.

Tibet remained hidden from the western world for centuries. Since Tibet opened up its doors for tourism in the mid 1980s it has become one of the world's prime tourism interests. Despite modernization over the past few years Tibet has retained the beauties of its past, such as the fascinating monasteries, amazing turquoise lakes, ancient markets, ever-smiling and fun-loving Tibetans and so on, which reward every tourist with an indelible memory. Many different languages are spoken in Tibet including Tibetan, Mandarin, Cantonese, but few of the young generation understand English, Nepali and Hindi.

Travelling to Tibet, a pristine land, with us means you experience the wonders of the planet with never-ending mountains, deep valleys, alpine lakes, widespread meadows, yak pastures, peaceful Buddhist culture, numerous sacred sites full of spiritual power, mysterious monasteries and gompas, unique Tibetan architecture and friendly people. The government of China together with the companionship of Tibetan people has been able to maintain a very strong cultural identity.

Chinese money is called Yuan.

Since the government of China declared Tibet as a protected area, foreigners can travel to Tibet only through a Travel Agency, and thus a traveller needs to join a certified travel company to obtain permits and hire an authorised tour/trek guide.

There are numerous popular trips to China and Tibet. Some of those we organize are mentioned below: