Tibet - Journey to the roof of the world…
Tibet, a mysterious Buddhist Kingdom, a region beyond the Himalayas is famous for having the highest plateau in the world. This country has always been a great challenge for human beings because of its high altitude and arid environment. It is the region, which has fascinated outsiders for a long, long time.
People call it “The Lost Shangri-La”, or “The Land of the Snowy Mountains” or even “ The Roof of the Worlds.”
To speak about the flora, forests of spruce and firs are found along the lower altitude whereas vast plateaus of rich juniper trees and grasses are found along the higher altitudes. In the Central Valley weeping willows are the most common sights. It is also possible that one can come across species of wild flowers like oleander, pansy and some indigenous flowers like ‘tsi-tog’ meaning light pink. Fauna section includes wild Yak, horses, Ass and Bharal (Blue sheep), snow leopard, red deer, antelope, mouse hares and marmots. Also the black necked crane are a common sight in most of the region.