Capital City: Lhasa
Population: 2.62 million
Main Language: Tibetan; Mandarin Chinese
Major religions: Buddhism
Currency: Renminbi (RMB)
Time Zone: China Standard Time (GMT+8)
Tibet: the very name evokes feelings of awe and mystery. The former home of the Dalai Lama, Tibet is known as one of the most spiritual places in the world. Even though it was invaded by China in 1950 and is under Chinese rule, Tibet is still seen as an independent nation under illegal occupation. Tibetans are still fiercely loyal to their culture and religion. Tibet is a country full of ancient Buddhist culture, awe-inspiring landscapes, lively monasteries, and centuries-old caravan trails; Tibet is no ordinary destination.
With an average elevation of 4,000 m, Tibet is one of the highest inhabited regions in the world. Aptly nicknamed “The Roof Of The World”, Tibet’s southern boundary contains many of the world’s highest mountains including Mount Everest (8848m), the highest point on earth. Owing to these incredible heights, Tibet is one of the most isolated areas on earth, with its sparse population living from 1200m to 5100m above sea level across the plateau.