Tibet General Information
Tibet is one of the world's most extraordinary destination and there is adventure indeed lurking around almost each and every corner. Lhasa The capital lies high in the arid wilderness of the Tibetan mountains, it's name the Roof of the World is no idle statement. The valley bottoms of Tibet are higher than the highest mountains elsewhere. It's snow covered plateau are the highest in the world , and apart from the Everest , which Tibetans see from 'the other side', many mountains are over 15000 feet. In our tour programs you will have time to visit all of the Tibet's famous landmarks such as the Potala Palace, traditional home of the Dalai Lamas and the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's holiest religious site. When people think of Tibet, the image that usually comes to mind is of the holy city of Lhasa, Mt. Everest, the Potala Palace or perhaps the Dalai Lama in red clothing. The mystical Tibet can easily overload the senses, as it is a journey of scenic and religious discovery, overwhelming culture, impressive ceremonies and monasteries all located in the breathtaking landscape of the Himalayas. Visitors will witness the devotion of Buddhist pilgrims, monasteries, and intricate patterns of colorful Tibetan art, ancient architectural wonders and prayer flags flying in the wind that is Tibet. Tibet exposes travelers to the untouched, raw beauty of mountains and high deserts. This mystical land enchants every visitor. Whether you want to fly in or take the new high-speed train, our Tibet tours offer you the best accommodations and transportation around this remote highland. Whether you want to spend a few days in the capital of Lhasa or spend two weeks touring monasteries and seeing Mt. Everest, our Tibet tour consultants can customize a Tibet tour itinerary just for you. Enjoy Tibet tours and make them to be your lifetime experiences. We provide many classical Tibet tour programs as below. Other than these pre-designed tour packages, we also provide tailor-made service if you have any special requirement. Our professional travel consultants will design your trip according to your needs and your budget. Welcome to join our Tibet tour! Travel to Tibet is a dream for many people from all over the world, as it always the top key attraction for tourists.
When you plan to take Tibet tour, you may rely on us! We do offer all kinds of tours in Tibet for years. Tibet tour will be your trip of a lifetime. None of the other travel destinations in the world could give you so many unforgettable memories and deep impressions. Our mission is to make your dream trip to Tibet come true. Tibet Tours will be an unforgettable experience which will surely enrich your soul. When you have your Tibet tour planned by a professional Tibet travel agency, travel to Tibet is easy. You will get better service at lower costs and your trip will be enhanced far beyond what you would achieve on your own. There will be no travel mix-ups or frustrating travel mistakes.The Tibet Autonomous Region: Tibet, A Rich And Beautiful Land, Is Located At The Main Part Of Qrigin- Tibet Plateau, South West Frontier Of China, Situates Between 26o 50' - 36o 53'north Latitude And 78o 25' - 99o 06' East Longitude With An Average Altitude Over 4000m. Above Sea Level. Tibet Possesses More Than Fifty Peaks Above 7000m. Among Which Eleven Are Over 8000m. Tibet Borders With Sichuan, Yunnan, Qinghai And Xinjiang; To The South Contiguous To India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan And Burma, And Bounded By Kashmir On The West. The Tibet Autonomous Region With A Population Of Two Million (1993ad)Mainly Of Tibetans, And An Area 1.2 Million Sq. Km.
Tibet Is Rich In Natural Resources And Owns A Vast Expanse Of Landforms. People Living On This Land Have Been Creating A Glorious Culture Since Ancient Times. There Has A Long History; Majestic Mountains And Rivers, Regular Customs And Habits, Wonderful Natural Landscapes With Monks Clad In Robes And Yellow Hats Are Seen Everywhere. If You Were To Set Foot On This Virgin Land, To Follow The Steps Of Pilgrims Dating From Ancients Times, To Visit The Great Temples And Monasteries, To Enjoy The Unique Culture, To Have Sips Of Waters From Those Limpid Rivers And Lakes, To Sight The Different Customs And To Trek Around Those Mighty Snow Clad Peaks, You Would Surely Be Intoxicated With Their Wonders.
Brief History Of Tibet: Inhabitants Were In Existence In Tibet Since The Later Part Of The Paleolithic Age, Which Is Considered As The Opening Curtain Of The Tibetan History. By The Neolithic Age These Inhabitants Had Scattered To A Wider Range Of Circle Whose Result Had Gradually Led To The Tibetan Race Of The Present Generation. In The 7th Century A Famous Tibetan Kind Named Songtsen Gompo United The Whole Of Tibet And Established The Tubo Dynasty. In The 7th And 8th Centuries Respectively Two Princesses From The Tang Dynasty Had Married Tibetan Kings, As A Consequence The Two Peoples, The Hans And Tibetans, Became Closer In Relationship And Further Exchanges Took Place Within Political And Economical Affairs Between The Tubo And Tang Dynasties Which Gave Creation To A Beneficial Condition For The Development Of The Tubo Society.
Tibet Fell Into A Decentralization Period For Over Three Hundred Years Since The Fall Of The Tubo Dynasty Caused By Inner Revolt Of The Common People. During This Period The Tubo Society Took A Change Over From The Slave Society To The Feudal Society. In The Mid13th Century Tibet Became Subject To The Yuan Dynasty, Whose Central Administration, Passed The Power To The Sakya For The Overlordship Of Tibet. In The Latter Part Of The Yuan Dynasty, The Sakya's Rule Over Tibet Tottered And The Kagyupa Sect Overtook The Power And Established Pagdu Dynasty.
At The End Of The Ming Dynaty And At The Beginning The Qing Dynasty, The 5th Dalai Lama, By The Help Of The Mongolian Prince, Gorshi Khan, Became The Ruler Of The Tibet And Established The Ganden Podrang Administration Which Was Recognized By The Qing Dynasty, Gave The Overlordship Of Tibet To The 5th Dalai Lama And Established Its Representative In Lhasa Called The "Amban" To Supervise Political Affairs Of Tibet In Order To Strengthen Its Control Over Tibet.
After 1911 Revolution The Republic Of China Established A Working Office In Lhasa To Exercise Its Management Over Tibet. In May 1951 Concerning The Method Of Liberation Of Tibet, The 17 - Point Agreement, Was Signed Between The Central People's Government Of China And The Local Government Of Tibet, Which Opened A New Historical Page Over Tibet. Although Tibetan History Can Be Traced Thousands Of Year's Back, The Written History Dates Back To The 7th Century. Its History Can Be Divided Into Four Periods As Follows:
1. The Tsangpo Period. 127 A. D. - 847 A. D.
2. The Period Of Decentralization 842 A. D. - 1260 A. D
3. The Period Of Sakya, Pagdu And Karmpa's Rule 1260 A. D. - 1642 A. D.
4. The Period Of The Ganden Podrang's Administration 1642 A. D. - 1959 A. D.
After Dalai Lama Took Political Asylum In India In 1959, People's Government Of The Tibetan Autonomous Region (China) Has Ruled Tibet. Geographically This Land Can Be Divided Into Three Parts; The East, The South And The North. The Eastern Part Is Forest Region Which Occupies One-Fourth Of Tibet. The Southern Part Is Open Grassland Which Occupies Almost Half Of Tibet.
The Southern And Central Region Is Agricultural Region Occupying One Fourth Of Tibet And With All The Major Cities Such As Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Gantse, Tsedang Etc. This Area Is Also Considered As The Cultural Center Of Tibet And Buddhism. Tibet Covers Total Area Of 1,200,000 Sq. Kms. And It Has Population Of Approximately 2,200,000. It Is Divided Into One Municipality, Lhasa And Six Prefectures, Shigatse, Ngari, Lhoka, Chamdo, Nakchu And Nyigntri.