An adventurer's paradise
Tibet the autonomous Region, the mystic Shangri-la, the forbidden Kingdom on the Roof of he World, is a source of inspiration for sages and ordinary at all time, and has captured man's imagination for centuries. Great explorers and adventurers of the century has ventured into this holy land rendered inaccessible by the hostile nature conditions and bandits that waylaid them across through the Himalayas. Popularly known as the "Roof of the World" Tibet, the very name evokes feelings of awe and mystery, and a land of ancient Buddhist Culture. Awesome landscape, artistic monasteries, exotic cities, hidden valleys and centuries-old caravan trails.
Bordered by Nepal on the South, Bhutan to east and India to east west, today the Autonomous Region of Tibet measures 2,600 km (1,625 miles) from east to west and 1,300 km (812 miles) north to south for a total area of 1,221,700 square km (471,900 square miles). The average elevation is 5,000 m (16,500 ft).