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Tibet Tours for Seniors

With the same spirit for travel and adventure as young people, the senior travelers are also the frequenters to holy Tibet, where your years of travel wishes are fulfilled. As a prestigious local Tibet travel agency with 3 decades of tour running experiences, we offer you the most elderly-friendly Tibet tours with a wide array of tour combinations and special care.

Whether you travel solo or come with your friends and families, our senior-friendly small group tours and private tours will meet your needs. You will tick off your bucket lists at iconic Potala Palace, and explore holy Jokhang Temple with fervent local worshippers and meditate beside heavenly Lake Namtso or enjoy the scenic trek to discover the peaceful life of locals in enchanting Tibetan villages or even fulfill your childhood dream to closely admire Mt. Everest at EBC, etc.

All the daily itineraries are expertly built to suit your physical level. Hotels are properly chosen and booked to ensure maximized comfort. Accompanied by our local experts, you can enjoy a safe and fabulous journey in Tibet.

Tibet Small Group Tour for Seniors Travelers

No worries about finding travel partners and a low budget for Tibet tour. Our small group tours, with multiple fixed tour departures each month, offer you an affordable and worry-free way to realize your Tibet journey. Centering on Lhasa and Shigatse, two of the biggest cities in Tibet, the tours take you to experience famous UNESCO heritage sites in downtown Lhasa, and explore the lives of locals and Tibetan monks and appreciate the two of the best-known holy lakes around Lhasa, etc. Find your favorite tours below.

  • 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 375p.p

  • 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 560p.p

  • 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 750p.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 720p.p

Customized Tibet Tours for Seniors

Want to travel at your pace and enjoy the attractions to which you find most interesting? Then, customizing a Tibet tour will give you the ultimate flexibility and freedom for your travel inspiration. Apart from the quintessential experiences in Lhasa, you can travel beyond tourist hotspots. Either a scenic trek to Tibetan villages or visit the Buddhist heritage or natural hot spring or combine your Tibet tour with popular destinations in Bejing, Chengdu or Xi’an, and Chongqing, etc., we can make it work for you. Check the following sample tours and make your individualized tour with our friendly travel consultants.

  • 3 Days Lhasa Tour at a Glimpse

    Lhasa

    This three-day tour in Lhasa city is mainly to visit Potala palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street,which is the shortest stay if you just make a stopover in Lhasa by rail or by air.

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  • 4 Days Private Tour of Holy Lhasa City

    Lhasa

    The 4-day Lhasa private tour takes you to visit the best landmarks of Lhasa in your own space.

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  • 5 Days Lhasa Private Tour with Three Great Monasteries

    Lhasa

    This 5-day classic Lhasa monastery tour is ideal for Tibetan Buddhism and culture fans to visit the “Great Three” Gelug Monasteries of Tibet.

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  • 5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok-tso Lake Private Tour

    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.

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  • 6 Days Lhasa and Countryside Life Discovery Tour

    Lhasa - Trubshi Village - Lhasa

    6 days in Lhasa to experience the local life of Tibetan,to visit handicraft workrooms of Tibetan joss stick, Tibetan porcelain, Tangka and Tibetan Carpet,to go to Tibetan farmer's house in countryside.

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  • 6 Days Eastern Lhasa Discovery Tour

    Lhasa - Tidrum - Lhasa

    This trip takes in the main tourist sites in and surrouding Lhasa, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, the three greatest monasteries in Lhasa (Drepung, Sera and Ganden), and the most famous sky-burial site at Drigung Til Monastery.

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  • 7 Days Lhasa Tour with Brahmaputra Cultural Relics Discovery

    Lhasa - Tsedang

    Tour to Lhasa for a feast of the mysterious Tibetan culture and Buddhism by visiting the world famed Potala Palace, holy Jokhang Temple, busy Barkhor street, then exploring "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization" - Tsedang.

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  • 9 Days EBC Family Adventure

    Lhasa - Gyantse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa

    EBC family adventure offers you a golden chance to explore unique Tibetan culture and visit the world's summit - Mount Everest with little kids and elderly parents.

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  • 10 Days Images of Tibet and China Tour

    Beijing - Xi’an - Lhasa - Shanghai

    From the heart of present China to that of ancient China, you will get a full idea of the rich culture of China and its long history; and then you will fly to the center of Tibet to explore its mysterious religion, culture, and fabulous landscape.

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  • 12 Days Tibet Tour from Chengdu by Train

    Chengdu - Tibet Railway - Lhasa - Namtso - Shigatse - Lhasa - Chengdu

    Fly to Chengdu to see the lovely Giant Pandas, enjoy the stunning scenery along the world's highest railway while taking a train to Lhasa, explore the holy land Tibet, appreciate the world's highest mountain.

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  • 15 Days Classic China Tour with Tibet

    Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai

    The classic China tour with Tibet covers the must-see cities of China, Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai. You will get a great experience of the profound culture of China, its amazing landscape and time-honored civilization.

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  • 13 Days All Around China and Tibet Discovery Tour

    Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chongqing - Yangtse River - Yichang - Shanghai Tour

    This tour takes in the hot tourist cities of China, like Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chongqing, Shanghai, offering you all kinds of experience.Your whole trip is sure to be full of fun and surprises.

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Tibet Senior Tour Moments

Most Asked Questions about Tibet Senior Tour

Is there an age limit for the elderly to visit Tibet?

Well, there is no such an official age limit for the elderly visiting Tibet. So far, some of the oldest clients we have received are 84-year-old American lady who visited EBC with her daughter who was at the age of 60, and another German client who made it both to EBC and Mt.Kailash at the age of 82.
Though they are the exceptional cases, it proves that so long you are physically fit and have the spirit for travel and adventure, you can make it to Tibet, with our senior-friendly services.

Are tourist facilities senior-friendly in Tibet?

Admittedly, the hotels and infrastructures have been greatly improved in Tibet in recent years. In Lhasa, Shigatse, and Nyingchi, there are enough paths and parks for the seniors to walk, and restrooms are much easier to be found in downtown. In Lhasa, some of the best hospitals are available for emergent diagnosis and treatment.
If you travel beyond Lhasa, esp. to the remote western areas or places with high altitudes like EBC or Lake Namtso and Mt.Kailash, the facilities remain very basic. The local guesthouse and pit toilet are the common scene.

Which elderly people are not suitable for Tibet tour?

Due to the high altitude (averaging 4,000m above the sea level) and huge temperature change and thin air, Tibet enjoys much praise and abuse for its otherworldly landscapes and harsh environment. For both the young and old, it’s a challenge for acclimatization.
If you happen to have cardiovascular diseases or hypertension, you are not suitable for visiting Tibet. You’d better consult your doctor for an accurate evaluation.

Can the elderly easily get altitude sickness in Tibet?

Well, actually whether or not you will have altitude sickness has more to do with your gene and what you do to get acclimatized than your age. So, there is no need to panic. Instead, following our local expert’s advice to avoid altitude sickness will help you dispel worries and quickly adapt yourself to the altitude ascent.

What is the best time to visit Tibet for senior travelers?

Summertime (from June to early Sept.) is your best time for Tibet travel. It’s the time when the verdant grasslands and trees enhance the oxygen content in the air. You can enjoy more moisture in the air, which makes your skin feel more comfortable as you travel in Tibet.
Besides, it is also the best time to enjoy the various Tibetan festivals like Shoton Festival Saga Dawa Festival and Horse-racing festivals,etc. The lively festivities and expected local encounters will leave you a mesmerizing journey.
Although summer is the monsoon season in Tibet, the constant downpours are hardly seen on lofty Tibetan Plateau. The unique terrain and weather often lead to rainfall at night. While the western Tibet sees little precipitation even in summer.

What the elderly should prepare before visiting Tibet?

In addition to preparing travel formalities like Tibet Travel Permit, you are expected to bring enough warm clothes, like thermal underwear, down jackets, sweaters, wind-proof jackets, etc. to brave the cold at lofty mountain passes and drastic temperature change.
For senior travelers, do prepare personal medication for pre-existing diseases if you have and get medicines for eye drops, cold relief, diarrhea, and mountain sickness pills from the pharmacists. Toiletries and sun-protection gears and vacuum flask are also needed.

What are the recommended tours for senior travelers?

Well, it depends on your interest, physical level, and how long you decide to stay in Tibet. For most of the senior travelers, we suggest that you take it easy and focus on your visit to the attractions and parks in downtown Lhasa. You can spend 3 days in Lhasa to cover the most iconic attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street and explore “Great Three Gelugpa Monasteries”, i.e. Sera, Drepung and Ganden monastery.
The Zongjiao Lukang Park and Norbulingka Palace are exceedingly elderly-friendly for the visit. You can discover the local lives and enjoy the summer palace of former Dalai Lamas.
If you love to enjoy serene holy lakes, do add one or two days to visit turquoise Lake Yamdrok, and enchanting Lake Namtso, the incredible view will blow your mind away. If you have long dreamed to admire mighty Himalayan peaks and closely observe Mt. Everest, the classic 8-day Lhasa to EBC small group tour and 9-day EBC private tour will offer you flexible options.

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