Tibet Overland Tours
Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas and currently governed under the People's Republic of China. Basically, it is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people which include different other ethnic groups such as Monpas, Qiang, and Lhobas. After 1951, the land is also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han and Hui people. Often called as “Roof of the World”, Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 meters.
Though tourism has become a growing industry in Tibet in recent decades, basically the economy of Tibet is dominated by subsistence agriculture. The Tibetan Buddhism is the dominant religion in Tibet whereas an indigenous religion, Bön was practiced before 7th century. In addition to it there are also some minority group of Muslim and Christian. Tibetan Buddhism has chief influence on the art, music, festivals and lifestyle of the region. Tibetan art and architecture reveals Chinese, Nepalese and Indian influences. Common foods in Tibet are roasted barley, yak meat, and butter tea.