Birding extension to Tibet
Tibet, whose Chinese name Xizang means "Western Treasure House", has long exercised a unique hold on the imagination of many Westerners. Often referred as the "Roof of the World" most of the province is made up of an immense upland plateau whose altitude ranges from 4000 to 5000 metres. Although its China's second largest province it's population is a relatively miniscule 2.7 million. Tibet is without doubt one of the most remarkable places in the whole of Asia and offers fabulous monasteries, breathtaking high-altitude treks, stunning views of the world's highest mountains and some of the friendliest people anywhere on the planet. Its also an excellent place for bird watching.
Almost 500 species of birds have been reported in Tibet and about 18 nature reserves have been established.
Although this extension is basically a birding trip we also will see some of the cultural highlights of Tibet and get an impression of the spectacular scenery.
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