Tibet, a Country of Magnificent Mountains and Stunning Beauty

Mount Everest in Tibet is the Earth’s tallest mountain, and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. (Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn) / Flickr)
Mount Everest in Tibet is the Earth’s tallest mountain, and the 5th tallest mountain measured from the center of the Earth. (Göran Höglund (Kartläsarn) / Flickr)

Tibet is a country of stunning beauty, vastness, and cultural richness. It is the world’s highest region and is located on the Tibetan Plateau. Tibet has many of highest mountains on Earth. With elevations above 20,000 to 29,000 feet, several are among the top 10 highest mountains in the world.

 

Mountain climbers are often in the headlines as they challenge their physical fitness in attempting to conquer Mount Everest. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Mountain climbers are often in the headlines as they challenge their physical fitness in attempting to conquer Mount Everest. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Mount Everest, at 29,029 feet, is the highest mountain in the world, and is located on the border with Nepal. Some call it the “Third Pole.” With the mountains and immense landscapes, rivers, mountain lakes, and vast expanse of the blue sky, the air is invigorating and the views are breathtaking.

Mount Everest in Tibet, also called Mount Qomolangma in the Tibetan language. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Mount Everest in Tibet, also called Mount Qomolangma in the Tibetan language. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Several major rivers, such as the Yangtze River, Yellow River, Indus River, Mekong River, and Ganges River, all originate in the snowy mountains of Tibet.

Snowy mountains along the Sichuan-Tibet highway near Bayi. (Image: JP Davidson via flickr / CC BY 2.0 )

Snowy mountains along the Sichuan-Tibet highway near Bayi. (Image: JP Davidson via flickr / CC BY 2.0 )

Snowy mountain landscape of Tibet. (Image: © Jan Reurink via flickr / CC BY 2.0 )

Snowy mountain landscape of Tibet. (Image: © Jan Reurink via flickr / CC BY 2.0 )

Prayer flags hung at the entrance to Mount Everest, which are thought to spread blessings and bring protection to all people. Tibetans usually mount new flags alongside old ones to renew their hopes, and welcome changes in life. (Image: via Max Pixel / CC0 1.0)

Prayer flags hung at the entrance to Mount Everest, which are thought to spread blessings and bring protection to all people. Tibetans usually mount new flags alongside old ones to renew their hopes, and welcome changes in life. (Image: via Max Pixel / CC0 1.0)

Prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors, which represent the Five Pure Lights. Blue symbolizes the sky, white symbolizes the air/wind, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes the Earth. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors, which represent the Five Pure Lights. Blue symbolizes the sky, white symbolizes the air/wind, red symbolizes fire, green symbolizes water, and yellow symbolizes the Earth. (Image: via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Namtso, or Lake Nam, is a mountain lake that was born during the Paleogene age, due to Himalayan tectonic plate movements. (Image: Reurinkjan via wikimedia / CC BY 2.0 )

Namtso, or Lake Nam, is a mountain lake that was born during the Paleogene age, created  by Himalayan tectonic plate movements. (Image: Reurinkjan via wikimedia / < CC BY 2.0 )

Namtso is the largest salt lake in Tibet, and is renowned as one of the most beautiful places to visit. (Image: Boqiang Liao via wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Namtso is the largest salt lake in Tibet, and is renowned as one of the most beautiful places to visit. (Image: Boqiang Liao via wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

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