Tibet is a plateau region lying on the northeast of the great Himalayas in Asia. Tibet is also called as "the roof of the world" as most of it lies on the Tibetan plateau region which is situated at the highest elevation over 4,900 meters (16,000 ft.) of the world. Most of the Tibetan plateau consists of the world highest peaks above 6,000m including Mt. Everest (8,848 m.). According to census done in 2000, the total population of the country was 2.62 million.
Tibet by virtue of its location in the high plateaus has a harsh kind of climatic condition. Winters in Tibet are awfully cold with temperature dropping down to minus 16 degrees C i.e., 3 degrees F whereas, summer is comparatively cool. In Tibet during summer sometime the temperature may rise above 29 degrees C also with strong solar radiation. April to October is the best seasons to visit the land of Tibet.May, June and September are the best season to visit eastern Tibet.
During July and August eastern Tibet receives rainfall which can bring landslide and block the road. Whereas July and August are the best time to visit the Northern Tibet during these seasons the temperature is warm with intense sunlight, clear weather with proper visibility.It's impossible to visit Tibet during the coldest months from December to February.
Tibetan people are very friendly and hardworking Tibet with these wonderful people teaches you to learn simple courtesies and way to acclimatize moral values in your life The economy of Tibet is dominated by subsistence agriculture. Due to limited arable land, livestock raising is the primary occupation mainly on the Tibetan Plateau, among them are sheep, cattle, goats, camels, yaks, donkeys and horses.
At the end of 2000, the total population in Tibet was 2.62 million.
Tibetan Lhosar celebrated as the New Year is the most important festival in Tibet. Tibetan people celebrate many kinds of festivals all around the year which starts from the Tibetan Lhosa at the month of February to January. Other festivals that Tibetan people celebrate are Monlam prayer festival, Butter lamp / Choe-nga Choepa, Saga Dawa, Gyantse horse race, Thangka unveiling TashilungpoMonastery, Zamling Chisang / Samye Dolde, Choekor Duechen / Tukbe Tseshi, Ganden Thangka unveiling, Shoton festival, Labrang Rikda, Karma Dunba, Nagchu horse race, Jerkhundo horse race (Yeshu), Litang horse race, Lhabab Duechen, Palden Lhamo festival, Ganden Nga-Choe.
the main religion that Tibetan people believe on is Tibetan Buddhism. However, there are other religions also like Bon, Islam and Catholicism. People of different religion keep religious tolerance and coexist harmoniously with each other.