The beauty Tibet has to offer is just incomparable. With plateau-climate and picturesque locations, the place offers to be a perfect tourist destination.
Decide what’s time to visit Tibet is an important question. There is no clear answer about the best time of year to visit Tibet. When you want to travel to this magnificent place, it depends entirely on your interest, or what you want to see and to do. In fact, Tibet can be visited at any time of the year, but at certain times of the year is better than other time.
Best places to visit in Tibet in the season of Winter:
- Lhasa, the City of Sunshine
- Shigatse, a Hot Tourist City
- Mt. Everest, the Peak of Heaven
Best places to visit in Tibet in the season of Summer:
- Mt.Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Known as the latest uplift with the largest area and the highest elevation, Tibetan Plateau is honored as the “Roof of the World” and the “Third Pole of the Earth” in addition to the South Pole and the North Pole. Tibet is the main part of the Tibetan Plateau. What’s the geography of Tibet like?
Terrain and Mountains of Tibet
The Tibet Autonomous Region has an average elevation of more than 4000 meters and is the main part of the Tibetan Plateau. The terrain is complex and diverse, with a variety of sceneries, including high and steep mountains, cliffy and deep gorges, glaciers, bare stones, Gobi, and other landform types. The landform can be roughly divided into the Himalayas Alpine Region, the South Tibetan Valley, the North Tibetan Plateau, and the East Tibetan Alpine Valley.
Rivers and Lakes of Tibet
Within the territory of Tibet, there are more than 20 rivers with a drainage area greater than 10,000 square kilometers, and more than 100 rivers with a drainage area greater than 2,000 square kilometers. The famous rivers are the Jinsha River, Nu River, Lancang River, and the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Tibet is also a Chinese province with the most international rivers. The sources of the famous Asian rivers such as the Ganges River, Indus River, and Mekong River are all located here. The water sources of Tibet’s rivers are mainly composed of rainwater, melted ice and snow, and groundwater. They have the characteristic of rich flow, low sand content, and good water quality. The Yarlung Tsangpo River is the longest river in Tibet, with a total length of 2,057 kilometers (within China) and an average elevation of about 4,500 meters. It’s the highest river in the world.