Tibet Geography

Located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau at the southwest frontier of China, Tibet covers an area of 1.2 million sq km which is 4,000 meters above sea level at an average and has over 50 peaks more than 7,000 meters, so it known as the 'the roof of the world' or 'the third pole on the globe'. Its old name - "land of snow" - the name by which Tibet is almost known as, is always thickly covered with snow with hardly any signs of inhabitation. In fact, it is correct only when it is referred to the world greatest ranges located in Ima, the Tisi, and like. These ranges run by leaps and bounds across the country showing their beautiful snow covered peaks against the bluest of skies.

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the world's latest, largest and highest plateau, which is known as the "Roof of the World", and was regarded as the "third pole of the earth". The terrain of the plateau tilts from northwest to southeast. There are steep winding mountains, deep ditches and glaciers, Gobi and other landforms. Frigid zone, temperate zone, subtropical and tropical zone’s wide variety of plants and rare wild animals also can be found here. Landscape here can be divided into Himalayan Mountains, the South Tibet Valley, northern Tibet and eastern Tibet alpine gorge area. In this page, you will find information about Tibet geography for you to know more about Tibet.

Mountains in Tibet

Mountains in Tibet

In Tibet, there are many famous high mountains, which constitute the basic skeleton of the plateau topography and are also the center of the ancient and modern glaciers. The peaks of mountains with an altitude above 5000...

Rivers in Tibet

Rivers in Tibet

Tibet Autonomous Region is the one with the largest number of rivers among all the provinces in China. According to the incomplete statistics, in Tibet, there are over 20 rivers with drainage area ​​of more tha...

Lakes in Tibet

Lakes in Tibet

In Tibet, there are 787 lakes which are larger than 1 square km, with an total area of ​​24,566 square kilometers, accounting for about 30% of the total area of ​​the lakes in China. It is one of the largest distribution...

Himalayas - The Highest Mountains in the World

Himalayas - The Highest Mountains in the World

While Mount Everest is the highest peak which is known by all the people around the world, the Himalayas is the mountain chain giving birth to the highest peak in the world including Mount Everest. In this...