Tibet has been dubbed' The Roof of the World' for a long time. Tibet is classified as the' roof of the planet' at an average elevation of 16,000 ft above sea level.  It is located in south-western China, bordering India, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal. The region is full of majestic mountain peaks, amazing canyons, scattered highland lakes, rolling pastures, farmland, and pristine forests. Tibet is also home to Mount Kailash, a holy place for Hindus and Tibetans alike (Hindus find the mountain to be Lord Shiva's birthplace). Whether you're searching for spiritual enlightenment or looking closely at the unique and fascinating landscape with its simple, religious people, your visit to Tibet will be a gratifying and pleasant experience. There is a rich cultural heritage in the region, incredibly dramatic scenery and fascinating history.

Lhasa, the historic capital of this territory and the headquarters of the Autonomous Region of Tibet, includes two world heritage sites: the Palace of Potala and Norbulingka, the former Dalai Lama residences. Lhasa also contains a number of important temples and monasteries including Jokhang and Temple of Ramoche.

People of Tibet

Tibet is mainly populated by Tibetans, one of the 56 ethnic groups which the People's Republic of China (PRC) officially recognizes. Tibet has many cultures, such as Menpa, Han, Chinese, Sherpa, Deng and Luopa, as their home. The region is quite densely populated with just 1.68 residents per mile. On the average, km. Tibet's total population is roughly 260, 0000. The present Tibetans ' ancestors lived on both sides of the Tsangpo River, and mostly earned their livelihood from barley, wheat, and peas cultivation. In Tibet, there is also a nomadic population that continues to move from one place to another, herding their yaks and sheep. But more and more people are slowly moving towards cities for better education and employment.

You can observe the predominant practice of a number of religions in the area, as the majority of the population is a firm follower of Buddhism. There are large numbers of people who follow Islam and Catholicism, particularly those in Lhasa and Yanjing. Tibet has the world's largest number of monks with almost one third of the population being a monk. These are known to be Buddhism's true adherents. Tibetan is the principal language spoken here. While the accent and pronunciation vary from region to region, most belong to the Sino-Tibetan phylum.

Religion in Tibet

Bon, in Tibet, is the oldest religion. It is later incorporated into the Buddhism adopted from India in the 8th century, thus giving much of its distinctive character to Tibetan Buddhism. With the rapid emergence of Tibetan Buddhism, religion has exercised widespread and profound influence on the Tibetan people, the history, politics, economy, culture, exchanges and customs of Tibet, and has become Tibetans ' most widely worshiped religion.

On the other hand, Tibet has become a popular destination for learning the religion and customs of the Bon. A fundamental belief of Bon's followers was that there were three deities in their heaven, whom they referred to as' Sridpa Yesang,' who ruled the universe : Dagpa, Salba, and Sherpa, one of whom controlled the past, another regulated the present and the third controlled the future.

Custom & Culture of Tibet

Since its arrival in the 7th century, the Buddhism has exercised a particularly strong influence on Tibetan society. Art, literature, and music all contain elements of Buddhist faith and in Tibet, Buddhism itself has taken on a unique form, inspired by Bon tradition and other local beliefs. The specific geographical and climatic conditions of Tibet-its altitude, short growing season, and cold weather-have promoted dependence on pastoralism and the production of a different cuisine from surrounding regions. There are many unique traditions and practices in Tibet that have been practiced since the time of their civilization by the Tibetan people.