Tibet is situated on the plateau
of the same name at an average altitude of about 4900 metres. It is the highest plateau in the world.
On a cultural level, Tibet is the traditional centre of Tibetan Buddhism.
Tibetan Buddhism is a distinctive form
of Tantric Buddhism. Due to its geographical isolation, it is the school that has suffered the least from modern influences while remaining faithful
to the ancient rnying ma
(རྙིང་མ་, Nyingma) tradition.