Tibetan landscape is diverse and occupies an area of around 1000 by 2500 kilometers, having an average elevation from rocky mountains to low planes of over 5000 meters! Himalayas are the very reason for such a range - they contain Mount Everest - the world`s tallest mountain. Not surprisingly it is called "the roof of the world" as rocky mountans create unimaginably fascinating landscape. The origin of the Himalayan Rocky mountans goes back to Cenozoic era, when the Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates collided building huge "folds". Though it happened approximately 55 million years ago, the process is still ongoing , that is why earthquakes is a common thing here.
Mount Everest stands out of all Tibetan rocky mountans, being the Mecca for all ambitious alpinists and just the most whimsical mountan of all existing. With the title of world`s tallest mountan, Mt. Everest is a must see for any tourist too for obvious reasons. First of all, it provides a most beautiful view on the Tibetan rocky mountans and landscape, being itself a wonderful picture: its summit reaches just over 8, 840 meters above sea level, the majestic snow-capped peaks and large glaciers and seracs attract tourists and mountain enthusiasts each year. But we advise you think twice before deciding climbing the most capricious of all the rocky mountans as climbing services are not highly developed, why not to make photos?
Generally speaking Mount Everest as practically all are sacred to the local inhabitants who use them in their religious activities. Mt. Kailash, also being part of the Himalayan rocky mountans is said to have a sacred significance, too. Next to the mountain lies lake Manasarovar, which attracts many Buddhists, Hindus, and other religious groups each year to take part in religious activities, which usually include walking around the mountain. And if you think that it is an easy task you are terribly mistaken! This is interesting to see, but the journey to reach this area is quite difficult and often requires a separate trip. If you found yourself in western Lhasa, visit mountain gardens It is without saying the most famous garden in all of Tibet. It has a palace on its premises, built by the 7th Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas would later use the garden facility as a place to relieve themselves from the warm summer months. The garden palace is now considered a museum and houses many artifacts from different times througout Tibet`s history. It is a really miracle in the region of desert rocky mountains.
In the northwestern part of Tibet landscape a quasi-uninhabited region Kekexili is located which is covered with short walls built by sutra stones, with the length of several meters, several dozen meters, or even more than a hundred meters. These rocky mountans are multicolored, the colors of which are very fresh. According to the traditional belief, once the stone is carved with sutra lines, it becomes something holy. On the mountain top or at mountain passes where Tibetans often come and go, accumulated stones on which multicolor sutra streamers are hung are seen everywhere. Tibetan plateau is covered with these rocks everywhere, the most sacred as the Tibetans say these are the mansions of mountain gods. The most sacred and famous are Gyana Mani which has a history of nearly 300 years and is made up of over 200 million pieces of Stone carving art: Female devil with a tiger head.