Tibet is on top of the world, with an average elevation over 4,500 meters above sea level. These mountains and mountain ranges are created by the movement of tectonic plates, which are enormous portions of the Earth’s crust that float on the underlying mantle. When two plates contact each other, they press against and raise the Tibetan plateau, eventually forming the Tibetan mountain ranges. The creation of mountain ranges is a lengthy process that has taken millions of years.
As a result, Tibet makes a fantastic home for the world’s most iconic mountain ranges. Here are five of the world’s best-known mountain ranges:
The Himalayan ranges are also the world’s longest mountain range which stretches over 2,400km across Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India and Pakistan. It also includes the world’s highest peaks such as Mt. Everest.
The Nyenchen Tanglha Range is located in the northern part of Tibetan Plateau, which stretches over 700km. Mt. Nyenchen Tanglha’s highest peak is 7,162 meters.
Tangula Mountain Range is located in the northern part of Tibetan plateau, it stretches over 1,500kms. If you take a train from Xining to Lhasa, you will cross the Tangula Mountains and also crossing the highest point of 5,150 meters at the Tangula Pass.
Kunlun Mountain rage runs along the northern edge of Tibetan Plateau and stretches over 3000km from western China to Tajikistan. There are many high mountains which are above 7000 meteres.
Karakoram range is located in the northern part of Tibetan plateau, which stretches across China, India and Pakistan. This range also is the host of K2, which is the second-highest peak in the world.
Lhasa Gonkhar Airport receives over 80 flights daily. Many of these flights are from major mainland cities. There are just two flights from Kathmandu, Nepal, in a week. Wednesday and Friday are generally the days that flights from Kathmandu are available. Due to high demand, you probably find flights to Lhasa on other days of the week.
Tibet began to receive trains from China in 2008. Many who were concerned about getting altitude sickness no longer needed to be anxious because of train journey would give them plenty of time to acclimatize. Xining is the ideal station to catch a train to Lhasa. We can help by getting you a train ticket to Lhasa from Xining or other major cities.
Due to recent years’ development in the Tourism Industry, the average of every hotel in Tibet had leveled up. Therefore we try to find the most suitable accommodation for you.