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Top Five Tibet Tour Itineraries

If you don't know Tibet very well, you will probably be confused when planning a tour itinerary by yourself. Because there are so many wonderful attractions in Tibet, and they are located in different places on the plateau.

To make it easier for your trip, we carefully select 5 top Tibet tour itineraries, which are well received by our clients. Choose the one that works best for you, and get prepared for your lifetime journey to Tibet.

Top 1 Tibet Tour Itinerary: Lhasa to EBC (8 days)

This itinerary is perfect for those who want to witness Mount Everest at the real close. If you are a first-timer, and want to see major highlights of Tibet, it is also recommended. This itinerary is relatively easy, and even suitable for seniors and young kids.

During the trip, you will first stay in Lhasa to explore the Buddhist architectures here, while adapting to the high altitude. Then travel to Shigatse via Gyantse, enjoying famous attractions including Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse Kumbum, Tashilhunpo Monastery, etc., along the way.

Everest Base Camp
Enjoying the breathtaking sunrise of Mount Everest at Everest Base Camp.

The most exhilarating moment will be the time you see Mount Everest at the base camp, the nearest place you can reach the peak. If lucky, you will also appreciate the sunrise or sunset of the golden Everest peak.

Daily Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse
Day 5: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp
Day 6: EBC and return to Shigatse
Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa
Day 8: Depart from Lhasa

Check to know more details about 8-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour.

Top 2 Tibet Tour Itinerary: Lhasa to EBC + Namtso (10 days)

If you want to visit Mount Everest and Namtso Lake in one single trip to Tibet, this itinerary could be the best option. It is based on the classic eight-day Everest Base Camp tour, with an additional trip to Namtso Lake in northern Tibet.

Namtso Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet
Namtso Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet

Namtso Lake is praised as the heavenly lake, and one of three holy lakes in Tibet. Here you will see turquoise lake water, snow-capped Nyenchen Tanggula mountains, grazing yaks, and sheep dotted on boundless grassland. A leisure trek at the lakeside is also highly recommended.

Besides, you will enjoy the natural hot spring bathing in Yangpachen when back to Lhasa. This will sweep away all your fatigue, and make you totally refreshed. So the whole trip is not as tiring as many think, and suitable for any nature lover to get a deeper impression of Tibet.

Daily Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse
Day 5: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp
Day 6: EBC and return to Shigatse
Day 7: Shigatse to Lhasa
Day 8: Lhasa to Namtso Lake, drive back to Damxung and Yampachen
Day 9: Yampachen to Lhasa
Day 10: Depart from Lhasa

Check to know more details about 10-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso tour.

Top 3 Tibet Tour Itinerary: Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland (7 days)

This route is tailor-made for anyone who desires an overland adventure at the roof of the world. It is also a good choice if you want to tour Tibet first before traveling to Nepal.

Following the smooth Friendship Highway, you will drive all the way from Lhasa to Kathmandu, across the Gyirong Border. On the way, you will pass Yamdrok Lake, then Gyantse and Shigatse, two important cultural cities of Tibet. A special visit to EBC is also included.

Gyirong Border
Gyirong Border, the Sino-Nepal border

Driving across the Himalayas is not dangerous. And with our professional guide, experienced driver, and comfortable tourist vehicle, you can rest assured to enjoy a safe and pleasant ride.

Only one thing to notice, remember to check the weather forecast when travel in the summer season, in case there may be mudslides on the road. But of course, your guide will always handle it well to ensure your safety.

Daily Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse
Day 5: Shigatse to EBC via Tingri
Day 6: EBC to Gyirong Border
Day 7: Gyirong Border to Kathmandu

Check to know more details about 7-day Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour.

Top 4 Tibet Tour Itinerary: Lhasa to Mount Kailash Tour (15 days)

Mount Kailash is the holiest mountain in Tibet, attracting thousands of believers every year. While it is also a dream destination for tourists fond of trekking and nature adventure. The trip to Mount Kailash usually starts from Lhasa, and takes around 15 days to complete.

On the first stage, you will travel the same route from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp. This can help you gradually adapt to high altitude before reach the mountain. You will also not miss important attractions in Lhasa and Shigatse, as well as Mount Everest.

Capturing the stunning view of Mount Kailash for the distance
Capturing the stunning view of Mount Kailash in the distance.

Then continue to Mount Kailash via Saga and Lake Manasarovar. Following the paces of the pilgrims, you will take 3 days to trek around Mount Kailash, feel the magic of devout faith first hand.

The trip is a test of physical strength and willpower, while it will be a lifetime rewarding experience. And it is recommended to choose a trustworthy agency like us to handle your tour, so that you can get everything well prepared for a worry-free trip.

Daily Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse
Day 5: Shigatse to EBC
Day 6: EBC to Saga
Day 7: Saga to Darchen via Lake Manasarover
Day 8-10: Three-Day Trek around Mount Kailash
Day 11: Darchen to Saga
Day 12: Saga to Sakya
Day 13-14: Saga to Shigatse to Lhasa
Day 15: Depart from Lhasa

Check to know more details about 15-day Lhasa to Mount Kailash tour.

Top 5 Tibet Tour Itinerary: Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake (5 days)

For tourists who don’t have enough time and want to enjoy an effortless trip in Tibet, you are suggested to take the 5-day trip from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake. It combines a classic Lhasa city trip with a scenic discovery of Yamdrok Lake, suitable for tourists of all ages.

Yamdrok Lake in Tibet
Our clients visited the stunning Yamdrok Lake.

After sightseeing in Lhasa, you only need to take a short ride to Yamdrok Lake. It looks like a long blue ribbon when seen from the Gangbala Pass. While you get closer, you can find it reflecting a different level of blue, when the sun shines on the lake from different angles.

Daily Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Day 3: Lhasa tour - Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day 4: Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake and back to Lhasa
Day 5: Depart from Lhasa

Check to know more details about 5-day Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake tour.

Conclusion

Of course, there are more classic itineraries to tour Tibet. If you are not sure which route to choose or have some new ideas, we can help to customize your own trip according to your needs. Booking your Tibet tour with us, you can enjoy the one-stop services including Tibet travel permit application, accommodation, dining arrangement, etc.

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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