• Last Updated: 2019-11-21

Tibet Autonomous Region, located in the southwest of China with a land area of 1.22 million square kilometers, is the second-largest province in China. As one of the 5 Ethnic Minority Autonomous Region in China, Tibet borders the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province to the north, Sichuan and Yunnan to the east, India, Nepal, Sikkim, and Burma to the south, and this borderline is about 4,000 kilometers. Lying on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with an average altitude of 4,000 meters, Tibet is the highest region in the world and called “roof of the world”.

Tibet is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. Since the Yuan Dynasty, the government had jurisdiction over Tibet. The Chinese government had direct control over Tibet since 1965. Nowadays, the economy of Tibet and the living standard of Tibetan are promoted largely with the help of the Chinese government.

Tibet on World Map

Tibet on World Map

Tibet on Asia Map

Tibet on Asia Map

Tibet on Asia Map

Tibet on China Map

Tibet on Asia Map

Tibet Physical Map

Tibet Political Map

Tibet is a large region with a capital city, six prefectures, 72 counties, and has about 3.3 million people. The capital city of Tibet is Lhasa (3658m), and six prefectures are Shigatse, Ngari, Shannan, Nagqu, Nyingchi, and Chamdo. The highest prefecture is Ngari (4500m), the lowest prefecture is Nyingchi ( 3000m), and the world’s highest mountain is Mt. Everest (8844.43m) in Shigatse prefecture.

Tibet Political Map

 

Tibet Travel Map

Tibet is the second largest region in China with a great number of attractions, so the travel map of Tibet is essential for tourists to know about where the most famous scenic spots are. And due to the unique features of Tibetan geography, culture, customs, and history, tourists can enjoy different kinds of Buddhism monasteries in different prefectures, explore holy lakes and sacred mountains with ancient legends, just Mount Everest, Lake Namtso, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Mount Kailash, etc.

Tibet Travel Map

Tibet Trekking Map 

In addition to the mountainous terrain, there are many glacial lakes, valleys and other amazing landscapes in Tibet. With this awesome terrain, Tibet is considered to have the best hiking trail in the world. 
 
The most popular trekking routes with maps are listed below. For the easy trekking route, Ganden to Samye trek and Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek are the best choices; for the picturesque hiking trail, Nyenchen Tanglha to Holy Lake-Namtso is highly recommended; for the challenging hiking route, old Tingri to EBC and Mt.Kailsh trek should be considered.
 
Tibet trekking route from old Tingri to Mt.Everest.
This trekking route is a classical route. It is considered as top 3 trekking routes among trekking lovers who prefer challenging hiking. Trekking from Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp, you can appreciate the scenery at the north side of Mt. Everest. 
 
 

Lhasa Attractions Map

The detailed Lhasa attraction map can help you tour in Tibet much easier so that you can efficiently find the hospital, hotel, bus station, departments, banks, scenic spots and other locations you need to go along the road in the map. Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet with profound history, culture, and stunning attractions. Therefore, you can explore Lhasa with these highlights on the map, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Deprung Monastery, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka, etc.

Lhasa Attractions Map

 

Tibet Topographical Map

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the largest and highest plateau in the world, is known as the “roof of the world” and the “third pole of the earth". The Tibetan Plateau is located in the main area of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The terrain is generally inclined from northwest to southwest and the topography is complex and various with steep and meandering mountains and canyons. The landform can be divided into three regions, including the Himalayas, southern Tibetan valley, northern Tibetan plateau and alpine canyon area of eastern Tibet. Meanwhile, the landform can be divided into six types: extremely high mountains, high mountains, mountains, low mountains, hills and plains, as well as ice margins, karst landform, aeolian landform, and volcanic landform.

Tibet Topographical Map

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