Tibet and Qinghai

Tibet and Qinghai

In Tibet, called the 'Roof of the World', explore stunning ancient monasteries and literally breathtaking high-altitude treks. In Qinghai Province, encounter otherworldly salt lakes amidst stark mountains, remote cliff-side towns that smell of Juniper incense, fresh air and Yak Butter, and a surprising mix of long-established local ethnicities, from Chinese Tibetans and Kazaks to descendants of China's first Islam converts.

 

Tibet and Qinghai: Did you know?

  • Tibet’s prayer flags are made up of the 5 natural elements, each a different colour: red, green, yellow, blue and white symbolising earth, water, fire, air and space
  • Qinghai Lake, the biggest lake in China, is fed by twenty-three different rivers
  • Sherpa people never sleep with their feet facing the mountain
  • More than 20 species of bird migrate to Qinghai Lake's ‘Bird Island’ and during major migratory months, there can be up to ten thousand birds on the island
  • Traditional Tibetan people believe that the true enemies in life are selfishness, anger and ignorance