Geography of Tibet

Geography of Tibet:-Tibet is roof of the world, Tibet consists of high mountains, lakes and rivers and borders between China on the north, and India, Nepal, and Bhutan on the south. Most of Tibet is spread atop the Tibetan Plateau and the altitude of Tibet averages over 4,000 meters. On the southern edge of the plateau, the Himalayas run along Tibets border with India and Nepal. Chomolangma, or Mt. Everest in English is the highest mountain in the range, which also has four peaks over 8,000 meters and 38 peaks over 7,000 meters. Mt. Kailash is another religious heritage site of Tibet. Tibet has a complex topography, but can be divided into three distinct natural zones: the North Tibetan Plateau, the South Tibet valley, and the east of high mountains and deep valleys. Furthermore, it can be divided into polar altitude mountains, alpine mountains, medium- high mountains, low mountains, hills and plains, volcanic and periglacial landforms. More than 1500 lakes are found in Tibet. Most of these lakes are saline. Tibet also has the most popular number of rivers flowing to India and Nepal like, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Kaligandaki.

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