Climate: Varies from tropical at the bottom of the mountains to everlasting ice and snow at the highest elevations. The quantity of rainfall increases from west to east alongside the southern front of the range.
Geography: The Tibetan Buddhists of the Himalayas span a significant region of Asia. From Kabul, Afghanistan through the north of Pakistan into northern India, all of Nepal and Bhutan, into Bangladesh, and a significant portion of southern China (Tibet Autonomous Region—TAR).
People Groups: Largest populations include: Drukpa, Khampa (Eastern), Tamang (Eastern), Tamang (Western), Tibetan (Central), Tibetan (Gtsang)
Languages: Multiple; Tibetan is primarily spoken.
Largest Religion: Buddhism
Percentage Evangelical Christian: 0.02%
People Groups with Access to Scripture:25
URGENT is engaged in the following activities within Tibetans of the Himalayas:
Jesus to be made know among unreached peoples in hard-to-access locations.
Biblical training and Christlikeness for a rising generation of church leaders.
The small, but growing number of Christians in Tibet – may they be given courage, strength, wisdom and vision.
Christians to stand firm and multiply despite harsh treatment and harassment.
Long-term transformation in the tragic battle against extreme poverty.