Tibet is located on the south-west of China, also bordering Nepal, India Burma and Bhutan to the south, eastern Turkistan to the north and to the east with China. It is biggest Tibetan plateau on earth. Tibet is also highest region on earth which is known as “Roof of the World” and “Third Pole of the World”.
Tibet as a plateau land is not only dry and infertile; it also has vast areas with forest and extremely fertile valleys. Most of the parts are surrounding with ranges of mountain including north side of Mount Everest and the beautiful lakes including some of the fresh water lakes lies in high altitude like Lake Mansarovar. Tibet is also the source of some largest rivers of Asia.
Tibetan peoples are practicing Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. They are still maintaining unique practice as pilgrimage way. Historical Buddhist monasteries are still in same structure. Potala Palace, Jokhang monastery, Toling Monastery and Ronbuk monastery are the most famous Buddhist monasteries.
Good numbers of foreigner visit Tibet every year. Religious tour to western Tibet Kailash Mansarovar, other adventure tours and treks in central and other part of Tibet are famous. Some of the expedition tour also goes in autumn season. Visiting in Tibet for foreigners have various restriction. The entire foreigner visitors are compulsory to join authorized travel agencies like Nepal Highland Treks. Traveling Tibet independently is prohibited. There are still many areas closed to foreigner travelers, areas near China boarder and military bases.