Area: 471,700sq. miles Border 2.5 million sq. km, appro. The size of Western Europe
Terrain: 70% Grassland, from the high plateau to tropical forest.
Climate: Average temperature 28 degrees Celsius (Summer) – 15degrees Celsius (in which), extremely dry except during raining season (July- August)
Population: 2.62 million
Ethnic groups: Ethnic Tibetans, Menba, Lhoba, Mongols, Hui and a growing number of Han Chinese.
Religions: (2006 approx.) 2,279,723
Culture: Wedding, Funeral
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese
Festivals: Tibetan New Year, Shoton Festival, Bathing Festival
Currency: Chinese Yuan Renmindi (CNY)
Time: Local Time = UTC + 8h6
Tibet Plateau, in the southwest of China, has long enjoyed a reputation of being “the Roof of the World”, where Tibet Autonomous Region with an average altitude of over 4,000 meters and an area of 1.2 million square kilometers occupies a major portion. The majestic Tibetan highland stands on top of the world and its unique cultural tradition has international fame. This is a land of vast contrast with snow-capped mountains offering beauty unsurpassed and deep tropical rainforests in another, and with open pastureland against imposing mountains and cornier forests. The great Himalayas lies in its south with the towering Mt. Qomolangma standing above all world’s peaks.
In addition to these spectacular offerings of nature, the time-worn Tibetan cultural tradition is most enchanting. A glorious tradition mingled with the wisdom of the Han and other ethnic peoples is represented by such achievements as the ancient Shengshong Culture ruins, Yumbu Lhakang Palace, the ruins of ancient Guge Kingdom, the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. The population of the region consists mostly of the Tibetans, Monbans and Lhobans, all industrious and honest people full of wisdom and valor. Over the centuries, they have cultivated very unique ethnic traditions, folklore and ways of life, contributing to the Chinese civilization and human progress. This is a land of enduring enchantment and tantalizing mystery.
Tibet enjoys such unparalleled travel resources as Mt. Qomolangma, the highest peak in the world on the Sino-Nepalese border, the winding Yarlung Tsangpo River, ancient ruins, palaces and monasteries, folkloric activities and religious ceremonies. Tourism resources in the region have been continuously developed. Lhasa is now the tourist center with routes extending to Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi, Ngari, and Nakchu, covering a total of over 60 scenic spots and places of interest.
The Tibetan people are quite bold and mostly inhibited. They love to sing and dance. Tibetan dress and ornaments are colorful and brightly characterized.
The Tibetan people are brave, industrious and intelligent. Over a long period of history, their society and culture have developed many rich and colorful recreational and sports activities, such as horseracing, stone-lifting. Tibetan opera and the “go shie” Tibetan folk dancing.
On the boundless grasslands of northern Tibet, one can see the seeds racing, cattle, and sheep clustering and can hear the pastoral songs flowing.
There are so many cultural relics in Tibet. The colorful Tibetan arts, from architecture, Sculpture, and painting to many kinds of handicrafts, attract world attention. With rolling mountains and range upon range of snow peaks, the Tibetan plateau, “the Roof of the World”, is a great land of beauty and mystery for tourists, mountaineers, and explorers. When you step on the soil of “the Roof of the World”, climb upon the World’s highest peak, put on the beautiful Tibetan dress, ride the Tibetan pony or yak-” the boat of the alpine plateau”, look at the melting of the boundless grasslands into the cobalt sky on the horizon, listen to the charming pastoral songs, spend a night in a nomad’s tent, taste a mouthful of aromatic sweet Tibetan barley beer, drink a cup of specially flavored yak-butter tea, eat some tasty mutton, sit around blazing, crackling fire, enjoy the melodious music from the “Dannie” six-stringed lute, bask in the romantic charm of a night on the high plateau grasslands, and explore on foot the mysterious, uninhibited, open spaces, the holy mountains and the sacred lakes, you will have on overwhelming and intoxicating experience which will be the most unforgettable time in your life. The Tibetan people are hospitable, simple and unsophisticated. The sons and daughters of the plateau are courteous, friendly and loyal.
Tibet is not easy for tours, because it is as “the roof of the world”, the highest region on earth background you to explore the majestic mountain peaks, amazing canyons, and fascinating high altitude lakes, vast expanses of arid plains and traditionally and religiously steeped people of Tibet.
Tibet is the average elevation is 4,900 m. Located to the western part of proper China, Tibet is home to the indigenous Tibetan and to some of the ethnic groups like Monpas and Lhobas. One of the key highlights of the Tibet tour is the alluring culture, tradition and religion of that the Tibetan people have been able to guard with such care and devotion down the ages. we can offer many kinds of tour packages, Since tourism began relatively late the facilities provided to visitors are limited and basic. However, we put our utmost efforts to make your tour as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…
Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…
Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…
I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…
My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…
Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.
My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.
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