www.questhimalaya.com
BEYOND OUR MOUNTAINS
Index Page
Tibet
Places of Interest
Facts For The Visitor
About Quest Himalaya Adventures
Itineraries
Places of Interest
Special Interest Tours
Hotels We Use
Image Gallery
More About Sikkim
Research/Presentations
Travelogues
Himalayan Artists
Everest from Rongbuk

Tibet - Facts For The Visitor

 

Full name

Tibet Autonomous Region of China

Area

1.2 million sq. km

Population

3 million (In Exile : 300,000)

Capital

Lhasa (Population 200,000)

People

Tibetan & Chinese

Language

Tibeto-Burmese, Tibetan and Chinese

Religion

90% Buddhist, 1% Muslim, 3% bon, 6% Others

Currency

Yuan (Y 8.00 = US$ 1.00)

Government

Occupied by China in 1949/1950

Geography

Tibet has border with India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Burma

Climate

Spring (May to June) – Best weather condition, May to Mid September Winter – (October to April)

What to wear

Light weight clothing is recommended for May to June, Warm garments are required from September to April. An umbrella or a raincoat is a must for the Summer season.

Voltage

Standard voltage only 220 volts.