Tibet and Napel are both amazing lands of the mighty Himalayas, and are both great places to visit. These two stunning tourist destinations share a large portion of the western Himalayas, including Mount Everest and several others of the world’s highest mountains. However, while they do have a lot in common, there are also significant differences in the cultures, landscapes, religions, and tourism of Tibet and Nepal. These two destinations in Asia have influenced each other greatly over the last few thousand years, yet have many things that they do not share.
The biggest difference between Tibet and Nepal is the landscapes in each location. Tibet is a harsh and somewhat arid land, lying on the world’s highest plateau. With an average elevation of around 4,000 meters, the plateau does have a varied landscape, which depends largely on the altitude. With vast open plains and prairies, huge lakes that are dotted across the region, as well as hundreds of smaller lakes too, and an almost uninterrupted transition from plains to mountains, the plateau landscapes in most of the region could not be more different than those of Nepal.