Overlanding in Tibet

Presenting for you an unequivocally high class topography and a really pleasant weather, Tibet experiences a ‘never fading beauty’. Commencing right from its eternal sunshine to its hazy isolated surroundings, this region is an overall spiritual hub with an esteem sense of culture.

Country Quick Facts

Country

Tibet- situated in the Central Asia is a blend of mountains, plateaus, rivers and lakes which are clipped among the East, South and the Central Asia. The topography of the Tibet Autonomous Region is considered to be quite complex witnessing an upliftment of approximately 4000 meters. More than two-thirds of this region’s area is taken over by the North-Tibetan Plateau. The south Tibet Valley, Henduan Ranges to the eastern side and the North-Tibet Plateau to the western past together make up the lovely regions of Tibet.

Area: 1,200,000 km2
Population: 31.8 lakhs (2014)

People & Language

The official language of Tibet is none other than the ‘Standard Tibetan’ and it is widely spoken by majority of the region’s population. It is nicknamed as the ‘’Lhasa Tibetan’’. More than 6 million communicate with each other in the Tibetic languages, however, considered to be an International language- ‘English’ is spoken way too rarely here. Residents of Tibet are officially recognised as the ‘Tibetans’ and they might also be found in a good number in India, Bhutan and Nepal.

Currency

The legal currency in Tibet is the ‘Renminbi’ that is symbolised as ‘¥’. Anyone seeking for some of the foreign exchange services can contact only the Bank of China and some of the market hotels for the same. The currency is available in the form of paper money and the coins. Denominations of the notes are 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Yuan and 1 and 5 Jiao whereas the coins are available in, 1 Jiao and 5 Jiao. Yuan stands out to be the largest denomination of the RNB. Tourists who are having the Chinese Debit Cards with them will have the facility of the easy withdrawal of cash through Tibet’s ATMs. Credit cards are only accepted by the Bank of China and other varied malls and hotels in Lhasa.

Weather

Tibet’s weather consists of four seasons- Spring (April–May), summer (June–August), fall (September–October) and winter (November–March). A frosty weather is experienced in Tibet for a minimum amount of 6 months in a year, whereas ice shall be witnessed in some of the lakes during the months from October to March. The weather conditions here differ from one region to another. The difference between night’s temperature and the day’s temperature is really vast and thus, one might experience extreme weather conditions sometimes too. The winters here are cold and dry but the amount of sunshine falling on each region is a satisfactory and a strong one.

Practicalities

Time: The China Standard Time is followed in Tibet and is 15 hours ahead of the Pacific Standard Time.

Electricity: The Standard Voltage in Tibet is notified to be 220V and the frequency is estimated to be 50 Hz. One might find a great variety of power plugs here. If you are staying in India, but are present in Tibet for travelling or any other purpose, then you can easily use your gadgets here without any issues

Weight & Measurement: The Metric System is adopted by Tibet for the purpose of Weight and Measurement.

Telecommunications: Telecommunication in Tibet has seen some improvement from the past many years. There were many regions which had no communication facilities but presently the people there are indulged in the usage of mobile phones. People can make use of the pre- paid phones and also the local Sims.

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Tibet Weather Chart

 
MIN °C
MAX °C
RAIN (mm)
JAN
24
29
5
FEB
24
30
20
MAR
25
32
40
APR
25
32
110
MAY
25
31
200
JUN
24
29
310
JUL
23
29
210
AUG
24
29
160
SEP
24
29
190
OCT
23
29
270
NOV
22
29
200
DEC
22
29
70

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Food & Drink

Majorly influenced by some of its neighbours, the Tibetan food will surely make your trip go ‘super-amazing’. While experiencing the varied cuisines here, you might also conclude that a part of its taste is not an unfamiliar one. The natural resources presently available in Tibet are constituted in the diet charts for many of the Tibetans present here. Never miss even a bite of the mouth-watering taste of the Tibetan delicacies with a perfect view of the scenic landscapes provided by the mountains.

Tsampa

Tsampa

It is the Tibet’s staple food carrying a great relevance. The dish is consumed along with salty Tibetan butter tea.

Tibetan Momo

Tibetan Momo

It has its origin from the Indian subcontinent. In this dish, the main ingredients are none other than the butter, chicken, spices, ginger and garlic.

Tibetan Noodle Soup

Tibetan Noodle Soup

Locally known as the Thukpa, this soup is served typically with a cup of Tibetan sweet tea.

Tibetan Yoghurt

Tibetan Yoghurt

It is considered to be a pastime snack. The yoghurt is creamy and white with raisins acting as its toppings.

Tibetan Yoghurt

Dre-si

Dre-si is a Tibetan dessert widely consumed during the Tibetan New Year. It is made up of butter broth, sugar and Droma.

Tibetan Sweet Tea

Tibetan Sweet Tea

This is just like a coffee for the people in Tibet. It suits the best with the Tibetan Noodles and is a favourite beverage of many

Lhasa Beer

Lhasa Beer

It is a beer prepared from a perfect blend of yeast, Himalayan spring water, highland barley and the saaz hops.

Lhasa Beer

Chang

It is a wine made up of barley and is considered to be a traditional beverage in Tibet. Chang is consumed mostly during functions and events.

Tibetan Yak Meat

Tibetan Yak Meat

It is considered as the ‘trademark of the Tibetan dishes’, comprises of a delicate flavour and the nutritious food.

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