Tibet lies in the north-east plateau region of China, under the foot of Himalayas. It is the homeland of Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 feet).
Tibet enjoys the reputation of the ‘Roof of the World’ and the ‘Third Pole of the Earth’. Five mountains here exceed the altitudes of 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) and many others rise to 7,000 meters (22,960 feet), making a natural challenge for mountaineers. The world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest is situated in this region. The vast land is also the river source of the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. The Heavenly Lake Namtso, the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, the Lake Manasarova and many other amazingly beautiful lakes set the region apart as an exceptional scenic place.
XinJiang is the largest administrative division in China. It is split by the Tian Shan mountain range, which divides it into two large basins: the Dzungarian Basin in the north, and the Tarim Basin in the south. Due to the hot summer and low precipitation, most of Xinjiang is endorheic. Instead of flowing toward the ocean, its rivers either disappear in the desert, or terminate in salt lakes. Xinjiang is abundant of sweet and juicy fruit, and is famous for its Uygur cuisine such as roast whole lamb and kebab. It has China’s largest desert, Takla Makan Desert and boasts of special landscapes and unique natural scenery.