Highest Plateau in the World is the Tibetan Plateau or Himalayan Plateau which is also known as the Qinghai-Tibetan (Qingzang) Plateau. It is extends in Central Asia or East Asia covering most of the Tibet Autonomous area and Qinghai region in western China, as well as part of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. It extends around 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) north to south and 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) east to west. It is situated with an average height of 4,500 meters above sea level. Tibetan Plateau is occasionally called the Roof of the World and is the world’s highest and largest plateau, with an area of 2,500,000 square kilometres (970,000 sq mi) (about four times the size of France). The Himalayan Mountain is positioned in southern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its highest peak, Mount Everest (Mount Qomolangma) is 8,848.13 meters above sea level. It is the highest peak in the world.
The Tibetan Plateau is surrounded by several massive mountain ranges. The Tibetan plateau is surrounded to the south by the Himalayan range, to the north by the Kunlun Range and to the northeast by the Qilian Range which divides the plateau from the Hexi Corridor and Gobi Desert. The Tibetan Plateau contains the world’s third-largest store of ice. Many of China’s major rivers originate from this Plateau. Here are boasting over 1,000 lakes, including the Qinghai Lake, which is China’s largest salt water lake. This is also a plateau with the most lakes worldwide. Tibet’s elevation and lack of rain water shrinks the number of species that live in this arctic like country. But the country has species of wolf, wild donkeys, cranes, vultures, hawks, geese, snakes, and buffalo. One of the most exciting animals is a high altitude Jumping Spider. This spider can live at over 6500 meters height.