Tour Tibet in November and December
------Cheapest Travel Season with Amazing View and Least Crowds
There is no shortage of reasons to fall in love with Tibet in Nov. and Dec. Brilliant weather with crisp air for epic mountain vistas; dirt cheap flight along with much affordable price for 5-star luxury resorts; What’s more? You may roam over Buddhist monasteries with the least-crowded days and intense Buddhist vibes. While flocks of migratory birds and snow-slicked landscape add mystic charm to this spiritual realm.
Teaming up with our Tibetan travel gurus, we have hand-picked the best Tibet tours in Nov and Dec to help you plan your Tibet visit. Check the tour options and insider tips below and join us for a mesmerizing journey this winter.
Nov:-13℃ ~ 11℃
Dec:-18℃ ~ 6℃
Nov:-4℃ ~ 12℃
Dec:-8℃ ~ 8℃
Nov:-8℃ ~ 7℃
Dec:-11℃ ~ 6℃
Nov:-13℃ ~ -3℃
Dec:-20℃ ~ -7℃
Nov:-5℃ ~ 11℃
Dec:-20℃ ~ 8℃
Nov:7℃ ~ 22℃
Dec:5℃ ~ 21℃
Tibet Small Group Tours Available in Nov. and Dec. to Join
With fixed tour departure and attentive service, our small group tours offer you a wide array of budget-friendly choices to discover the stunning beauty Tibet has to offer in this winter season. Pick your favorite tour below and get ready to meet like-minded global travelers to discover an amazing Tibet.
8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour: marvel at Mt.Everest real close
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Almost all the itineraries covering Everest Base Camp originate from this classic itinerary. The travel route to EBC involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder.
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7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu
This tour combines the classic itinerary of visiting Tibetan cultural and natural beauty with a stopover in EBC. Tourists will finally end up in Kathmandu via Gyirong.
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10 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Namtso - Lhasa
The travel route to EBC & Namtso Lake involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder in Tibet.
From USD 1190 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$1210open for booking Book2020-11-04$1210open for booking Book2020-11-06$1210open for booking Book2020-11-11$1210open for booking Book2020-11-13$1210open for booking Book2020-11-18$1190open for booking Book2020-11-25$1190open for booking Book2020-11-27$1190open for booking Book2020-12-02$1190open for booking Book2020-12-09$1190open for booking Book2020-12-11$1190open for booking Book2020-12-16$1190open for booking Book2020-12-20$1190open for booking Book2020-12-25$1190open for booking Book2020-12-30$1190open for booking Book
4 Days Lhasa Impression Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa
This classic Lhasa city group tour is the best choice for tourists who have limited time or visit Tibet for the first time. After visiting the must-sees in Lhasa, you will have a comprehensive impression of Tibetan culture and pave the way for your revisit in the near future.
From USD 375 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$390open for booking Book2020-11-04$390open for booking Book2020-11-06$390open for booking Book2020-11-11$390open for booking Book2020-11-13$390open for booking Book2020-11-18$390open for booking Book2020-11-25$390open for booking Book2020-11-27$390open for booking Book2020-12-02$390open for booking Book2020-12-09$390open for booking Book2020-12-11$390open for booking Book2020-12-16$390open for booking Book2020-12-20$390open for booking Book2020-12-25$390open for booking Book2020-12-30$390open for booking Book
6 Days Travel to Sky Lake - Lhasa and Lake Namtso Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
This itinerary covers major scenic spots in Lhasa and tourists will be able to see majestic mountainous range and sacred lakes on the roof of the world.
From USD 750 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$770open for booking Book2020-11-04$770open for booking Book2020-11-06$770open for booking Book2020-11-09$7702 Guests BookedBook2020-11-11$770open for booking Book2020-11-13$770open for booking Book2020-11-18$750open for booking Book2020-11-25$750open for booking Book2020-11-27$750open for booking Book2020-12-02$7501 Guests BookedBook2020-12-09$750open for booking Book2020-12-11$750open for booking Book2020-12-16$750open for booking Book2020-12-20$750open for booking Book2020-12-25$750open for booking Book2020-12-30$750open for booking Book
8 Days Driving Across Himalaya Overland Adventure from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Tour Route: Kathmandu - Kyirong - Everest Base Camp - Tingri - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
This 8 days Kathmandu to Lhasa tour involves all the amazing natural landscape and historical cultural sites with an epic road trip, including the Everest Base Camp, Yamdrok Lake, Tashilhunpo Monastery etc.
From USD 1060 p.p
8 Days Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Lhasa
The cultural tour takes tourists to visit the hot attractions in main cities of Tibet and appreciate the spectacular view of two scared lakes.
From USD 920 p.p
6 Days Central Tibet Culture Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse- Lhasa
The week-long Journey gives tourists a rare opportunity to taste the essence of Tibetan Culture in central Tibet. Besides, the must-see scenery like Yamdrok Lake and glaciers, vital monasteries are also covered in the itinerary.
From USD 720 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$750 open for booking Book2020-11-04$750 open for booking Book2020-11-06$750 open for booking Book2020-11-11$750 open for booking Book2020-11-13$750 open for booking Book2020-11-18$720 open for booking Book2020-11-25$720 open for booking Book2020-11-27$720 open for booking Book2020-12-02$690open for booking Book2020-12-09$720 open for booking Book2020-12-11$720 open for booking Book2020-12-16$720 open for booking Book2020-12-20$720 open for booking Book2020-12-25$720 open for booking Book2020-12-30$720 open for booking Book
5 Days Lhasa Small Group Tour with Three Major Monasteries
Tour Route: Lhasa
The 5 days tour features the major monasteries of Tibet, Drepung monastery,Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery, which are 3 main Yellow sect Monasteries in Lhasa. Through this tour, tourists may have a better understanding of the largest and mainstream leading sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
From USD 560 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$590 open for booking Book2020-11-04$590 open for booking Book2020-11-06$590 open for booking Book2020-11-11$590 open for booking Book2020-11-13$590 open for booking Book2020-11-18$560 open for booking Book2020-11-25$560 open for booking Book2020-11-27$560 open for booking Book2020-12-02$560 open for booking Book2020-12-09$560 open for booking Book2020-12-11$560 open for booking Book2020-12-16$560 open for booking Book2020-12-20$560 open for booking Book2020-12-25$560 open for booking Book2020-12-30$560 open for booking Book
6 Day Lhasa to Tsedang Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Tsedang - Lhasa
This itinerary involves the major attractions in Lhasa and a day tour to the oldest Samye monastery. Then, you can continue your exploration to the cultural root of Tibet in Tsedang.
From USD 750 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$780open for booking Book2020-11-04$780open for booking Book2020-11-06$780open for booking Book2020-11-11$780open for booking Book2020-11-13$780open for booking Book2020-11-18$750open for booking Book2020-11-25$750open for booking Book2020-11-27$750open for booking Book2020-12-02$750open for booking Book2020-12-09$750open for booking Book2020-12-11$750open for booking Book2020-12-16$750open for booking Book2020-12-20$750open for booking Book2020-12-25$750open for booking Book2020-12-30$750open for booking Book
5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
This itinerary involves the major attractions in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, and a day tour to the holy lake Yamdrok, one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet.
From USD 630 p.pAvailable Departures in Nov. and Dec.2020-11-04$630 open for booking Book2020-11-04$630 open for booking Book2020-11-06$630 open for booking Book2020-11-11$630 open for booking Book2020-11-13$630 open for booking Book2020-11-18$630 open for booking Book2020-11-25$630 open for booking Book2020-11-27$630 open for booking Book2020-12-02$630 open for booking Book2020-12-09$630 open for booking Book2020-12-11$630 open for booking Book2020-12-16$630 open for booking Book2020-12-20$630 open for booking Book2020-12-25$630 open for booking Book2020-12-30$630 open for booking Book
Most Popular Private Tibet Tour Itineraries for Traveling in Nov. and Dec.
Though traditionally known as the off-season for Tibet tour, the tour activities and excitement in Nov and Dec in Tibet are never dull. The following private tours allow you to decide when and where to visit a particular attraction. Birding, religious festivities, and photography and cultural exploration, etc, Our Tibet travel guru will give you the maximized flexibility and help you make the most of your journey.
4 Days Lhasa and its Surroundings Winter Birding Tour
Tour Route:Lhasa - Lhünzhub County - Lhasa
This outstanding 4-day bird watching tour in and around Lhasa takes you to the biggest attractions of the capital, including the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, two of the main monasteries of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, and the awesome Barkhor Street.
5 Days Short Visit to Lhasa from Nepal in Winter by Air
Tour Route:Kathmandu - Lhasa
Lhasa tour from Kathmandu by air is designed for tourists who only get a short holiday around a week. After a full day tour in Kathmandu, Nepal, fly to Lhasa for another two full days of sightseeing in the holy city.
5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok-tso Lake Winter Tour
Tour Route:Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
This trip will take you to visit the holy sites Lhasa, the world heritage Potala Palace to the most popular pilgrimage destination Jokhang and Barkhor, then to Drepung and Sera monasteries and the holy lake Yamdrok.
5 Days Tibet New Year Festival Tour in Winter
Travel to Tibet during Tibetan New Year, the most important festival for Tibetans, you will get a wonderful Tibetan culture experience and have a great time with local people. During the festival, people celebrate by some ancient ceremonies, dancing, and many local events.
5 Days Lhasa Winter Tour and Pilgrimage Trekking Path
The 5-day tour covers the historical sites like the Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Bakor street and all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Then explore Drak Yerpa,one of the holiest sites.
5 Days Gaden Ngachen Chenmo Festival Tour in Winter
During this Tibetan festival tour, you will have chance to see local Tibetan people celebrate the death anniversary of Tsongkapa. 25 October according to Tibetan lunar calendar is considered as the death anniversary of Tsongkapa.
9 Days Central Tibet Winter Tour with Premium Cultural Destinations
Tour Route:Lhasa - Tsedang - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
It is a private tour package, and its price depends on the season, the number of participants and the specific service standard, so please contact our trip adviser to ask for a quote for your requirements.
12 Days Tibet Winter Tour to the Historical Sites along the Brahmaputra River
Tour Route:Lhasa- Nyingchi - Tsedang- Shigatse- Lhasa
This trip starts from exploring the holy city Lhasa, then travel east to Nyingchi for a "Switzerland Land" experience, later to Tsedang to explore the "cradle of Tibetan civilization" and the first temple of Tibet.
FAQs about Tibet Tour in Nov. and Dec.
Is It too Cold to Visit Tibet in Nov. and Dec.?
Well, with an average temperature at around 8-15℃ in the daytime in Lhasa, it can be said that it’s quite mild and pleasant, due to the strong and long hours of powerful sunlight on Tibetan Plateau.
However, the temperature at night quickly drops to minus 10 to 12℃. So, you do need to put on a down jacket, scarf and stay indoors to stay away from the cold. And if you travel to high mountain passes or places with high altitude like Namtso or EBC, do wear your beanie, scarf and windbreaker and thermal underwear to shield you from the bone-chilling wind.
Do I Need to Worry about the Altitude Sickness in Winter Season?
Whenever and wherever you travel to places above 3000m, you can’t be too careful with the physical response to altitude ascent. And Tibet is even so. Theoretically, the newly-arrived tourists need more time to acclimatize to the thin air in Lhasa than in summer, because the vegetation might be fewer.
However, there is no need to worry about getting mountain sickness. Always follow your Tibetan guide’s advice and have enough rest and acclimatization before venturing out to higher places; avoid abrupt ascent in one day; prepare some medication recommended by the pharmacists or your doctor; avoid catching a cold; there’s some useful tips will help you enjoy your stay in Tibet. Besides, our Tibetan guide will closely follow your health and offer the time medical help when needed.
Can I Enjoy the Trek from Old Tingri to EBC in Nov.?
Although EBC can be visited all year round, the trek from Old Tingri to EBC would be considered too risky, given the severe gale and extreme cold in that barren land. If you do want to experience such a trek, come from late April to Oct., the milder weather can be more workable.
Where are the Best Places to Enjoy Wild Birds in Nov. and Dec.?
Interestingly, as the tourist No. drops from Nov. in Tibet, the number of migratory birds like black-necked cranes and ruddy shelduck and bar-headed goose, etc, actually is steadily on the rise till reaching its peak in late Dec..
Some of the best places for birding are Zongjiao Lukang Park in downtown Lhasa, Lhasa River, Linzhou County, esp. famed for black-necked cranes watching and Shongse Nunnery, etc. You may check our birding tours for more details.
What are the Best Festival to Enjoy in Nov. and Dec.?
Buddha's Descent from Heaven Festival (Lhabab Duchen Festival or Buddha Sakyamuni's Descent Day) is one of the four great Tibetan Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha. The other three are Losar Festival, Saga Dawa Festival, Chokor Duchen Festival according to Tibetan traditions.
The Lhabad Duchen Festival in Tibet falls on the 22nd day of the ninth month in Tibetan calendar. This Buddhist festival is celebrated to observe the descent of Buddha Sakyamuni from the heaven back to the earth. On that day, there are a large number of pilgrims in Lhasa. Ladders are painted afresh on rocks around many monasteries to symbolize the event.
Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival, also known as Gaden Ngachen Chenmo Festival, is celebrated to commemorate the parinirvana of Tsongkhapa, the founder of Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsongkhapa Festival falls on the 25th day of the tenth month in Tibetan calendar. On that day, Tibetan monks would light up numerous butter lamps on the altars in and out of temples, and it’s common to see lamps illuminating day and night at Tibetan homes.
Tsongkhapa was born in a Buddhist family in Huangzhong County, Qinghai Province. At the age of 16, he went to Tibet and learned from the elites of Tibetan Buddhism. Under the tutelage of Sakya, Kagyu Sect and other monks, Tsongkhapa devoted himself to the study and practice of Buddhism for many years. Finally he created Gelug Sect at the beginning of the 15th century and died at Ganden Monastery on Oct. 25th, 1419.
Tibetan Fairy Festival is a traditional Tibetan festival in Tibet believed to be a festival of women, so it is also known as the 'Women's Festival' in modern Tibet. The Fairy Festival in Tibet is celebrated on Oct. 15 in the Tibetan calendar, when various kinds of religious activities are held.
On this day, girls and women are dressed up to make pilgrimages in temples, present Khadas to their respected angels, treat themselves to go shopping, have magnificent food, and particularly, ask for money from men to donate to the fairies. They can ask for money from any man they meet, who has to be very generous with their money on this day so that they can be endorsed with good luck in the coming new year. While in family, parents have to give money to children on this day as gifts to celebrate their plentiful harvest in autumn and the coming of a new year. And Tibetan People gather around at Jokhang Temple and women all dressed up with beautiful traditional clothes singing and dancing.
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