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As the largest local Tibet tour operator, receiving 8000+ global travelers annually, we put years of Tibet travel statistics together and present you with the top 10 most popular Tibet tour itineraries. For both first-timers and frequenters to Tibet, you have an unlimited chance for a spiritual tour of a lifetime in Tibet. Find your ideal Tibet tours below and enjoy our hassle-free tour service now.

Top 10 Tibet Tour Itineraries & Travel Experience in 2024

  • 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour: Get up close with the majestic Mount Everest

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    Renowned as the best highlight for Tibet travel, the Everest Base Camp tour from Lhasa brings you to the foot of Mt. Everest (8,844.86m/ 29,019 ft) at Everest Base Camp (5,200m/17,060 ft), showcasing the Himalayas’ magnificence and Tibetan culture in an unforgettable adventure.

    The most popular itinerary is the 8-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour via Shigatse. Along the way, you’ll visit the stunning Yamdrok Lake and pass by the ancient town of Gyantse. From the Gawula Pass, you’ll marvel at the panoramic view of the Himalayas’ highest peaks. Upon arrival at the Everest Base Camp, you could witness the top of the world just in front of you and discover Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest monastery at 5,009 m (16,434 ft).

    This trip is available year-round, even in winter months. For clearer views of the peaks, the best times to visit Everest Base Camp in Tibet are from April to May and from September to October.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    from USD 939 p.p

    1297 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 15 Days Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Tour: Fulfil the ultimate pilgrimage dreams with an unforgettable spiritual odyssey in Tibet

      Time to Vist: April to October i

    Trip Level: Moderate for Physically Fit i

    Mount Kailash stands as a revered pilgrimage site, cherished by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon followers alike for its spiritual significance and symbolism of purity. Nearby is Lake Manasarovar, one of Tibet's most sacred lakes.

    The classic Mount Kailash tour from Lhasa usually takes 15 days, with a 3-day trek around the sacred mountain. It's a special journey, letting you experience spirituality amidst rugged landscapes and ancient monasteries in Tibet.

    The best time to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is between late April and early October. During this period, the weather is pleasant for trekking, and you can enjoy clear views of the mountain. For a richer cultural experience, consider visiting during the Saga Dawa Festival, a major celebration in the region.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - E.B.C - Saga - Kailash Trek - Darchen - Lake Manasarovar - Saga - Gyirong - Tingri - Lhasa

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    from USD 2059 p.p

    808 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour: Explore the best of the Himalayas from the northern to the southern side of Mt. Everest

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    The Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour through the Himalayas is a popular journey, offering stunning views and cultural experiences via the Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway from Tibet to Nepal.

    The general 7-day overland journey includes a memorable overnight stay at the Everest Base Camp, allowing you to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the world's highest peak up close. This experience is truly unforgettable, offering a glimpse into the stunning grandeur of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan range.

    The extensive land voyage from Lhasa to Kathmandu is feasible throughout the entire year. Just pay attention to the monsoon season from July to August.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong - Kathmandu

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    from USD 979 p.p

    993 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 10 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Tour: Discover the Finest Natural and Cultural Wonders of Tibet in One Go

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    If you have 10 days in Tibet, don’t miss to visit Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake in one go. Starting from Lhasa, you’ll trace the iconic G318 highway towards the majestic Mount Everest, where you’ll be awed by the top of the world. End the trip with a purification ritual at the holy Lake Namtso, renowned for its tranquil beauty and spiritual significance.

    This journey is the best way to explore Tibet in one go, offering a chance to see its diverse landscapes and rich culture. If you've never been to Tibet, consider this route for your once-in-a-lifetime Tibet tour.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Damxung - Lhasa

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    from USD 1289 p.p

    826 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 5 Days Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake Tour: Get a Panoramic View of the Holy Lake and Experience the Local Village Life at a leisurely pace

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    Yamdrok Lake, renowned for its stunning turquoise waters and serene surroundings, is a popular day-tour destination near Lhasa City. This sacred lake, with surrounding snow-capped peaks, offers a serene escape and a glimpse into Tibetan spirituality.

    Generally, the Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake tour takes 5 days, offering enough time to explore the essence of Lhasa city and highlights around the holy lake. You’ll not only appreciate the natural beauty of this holy lake but also have a chance to visit the local Tibetan village and visit the world’s loneliest temple on the island of Yamdrok Lake.

    Yamdrok Lake is a destination accessible throughout the year, offering varying beauty across different seasons.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa

    5 Days / 4 Nights

    from USD 689 p.p

    651 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 8 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour: The Most Popular Overland Journey to Tibet Crossing the Himalaya

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    It is the most popular way to travel to Tibet from Nepal by overland. Passing through the Langtang National Park on the southern side of the Himalayas and crossing the Gyirong border to Everest Base Camp on the northern side, you will enjoy the landscape changes from dense forests and valleys to barren plateau mountains.

    For better acclimate to the altitude changes from 2800 meters to over 5000 meters, we highly recommend an 8-day itinerary from Kathmandu to Lhasa by land with a night stay at Gyirong before reaching higher places.

    traveling from Kathmandu to Lhasa by land is possible throughout the year, with the ideal seasons being spring and autumn.

    Travel Route: Kathmandu - Gyirong - Everest Base Camp - Tingri - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    from USD 1169 p.p

    590 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 4 Days Lhasa City Exploration Tour: Dive into the Holy City and Mingle with Locals

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    For those short on time in Tibet, a 4-day Lhasa city tour is the best way to get a glimpse of Tibet. Lhasa, the bustling capital of Tibet, hosts a treasure trove of iconic sites like the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, offering profound insights into Tibetan culture and religion. This Lhasa city excursion allows you to explore the top cultural and historical treasures of Tibet efficiently.

    Additionally, experiencing the lively monks' debates at Sera Monastery and savoring traditional butter tea in a local Tibetan tea house further enrich the journey, adding unique highlights to the experience.

  • 6 Days Lhasa to Shigatse Tour: Delve deeper into central Tibet, uncovering more hidden cultural gems and stunning landscapes

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    Lhasa and Shigatse are the two largest cities in Tibet, each boasting a wealth of historical, religious, and natural wonders. In Lhasa, discover the majestic Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the bustling Barkhor Street, where vibrant markets offer a glimpse into local life.

    As you venture towards Shigatse, marvel at the stunning landscapes of the Tibetan plateau and take a detour to the stunning Yamdrok Lake. In Shigatse, visit the grand Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, and explore the vibrant local markets.

    Together, a 6-day Lhasa to Shigatse tour promises an enriching experience, filled with cultural discoveries and breathtaking scenery.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse- Lhasa

    6 Days / 5 Nights

    from USD 799 p.p

    145 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

  • 5 Days Lhasa to Drak Yerpa Meditation Tour: Dive into ancient meditation caves for a serene journey.

      Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    If a monastery sightseeing tour doesn’t satisfy your spiritual quest in Tibet, then a meditation trip to Drak Yerpa Monastery is a must. Nestled amidst the rugged cliffs of a mountain valley near Lhasa city, this ancient sacred site boasts meditation caves dating back to the 7th century.

    These caves, carved into the monastery's mountainside, served as retreats for Tibetan Buddhist masters, including the revered Guru Rinpoche. Today, they continue to attract spiritual seekers and pilgrims, offering a tranquil sanctuary steeped in history and spirituality.

    Travel Route: Lhasa - Drak Yerpa - Lhasa

    5 Days / 4 Nights

    from USD 599 p.p

    Open for Booking

  • 7 Days Chengdu to Lhasa Overland Tour: Experience the lifetime G318 Highway journey for the most beautiful landscapes to Tibet

      Time to Vist: April to October i

    Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

    Praised as the most scenic route to Tibet, the Chengdu to Lhasa overland tour offers unparalleled vistas along the journey. Traversing the stunning landscapes of western China, this route unveils the majestic beauty of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and winding rivers. Following the G318 national highway, the journey typically spans around 7 days, allowing ample time to soak in the natural splendor and visit key attractions en route.

    The best time to take this land adventure from Chengdu to Lhasa is during the spring and autumn months, from April to June and September to November, when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear, offering optimal conditions for travel and sightseeing.

    Travel Route: Chengdu - Xinduqiao - Litang - Batang - Zogang - Ranwu - Nyingchi - Lhasa

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    from USD 1780 p.p

    2 Clients’ve Booked for 2024

Top Things to Know about Tibet Tours in 2024

  • 1. How far in advance should I book my Tibet tour?

    For a hassle-free travel experience in Tibet, we advise reserving your Tibet tour at least 15-20 days ahead of departure.

    Of course, booking months in advance allows us to efficiently handle your travel document processing and secure advanced hotel bookings on your behalf, especially during the peak tourist season.

    Moreover, early bookings unlock the possibility of early bird discounts. The earlier you confirm your booking, the more prepared you’ll be, avoiding last-minute hassles.

  • 2. Do I need a Chinese Visa to visit Tibet in 2024?

    Obtaining a Chinese Visa is essential for all Tibet tours, as it's a prerequisite for obtaining the Tibet Travel Permit.

    If you're planning to enter Tibet from Nepal, regardless of whether you already hold a Chinese Visa, you must obtain a Chinese Group Visa through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.

    Under the latest visa-free policy, travelers from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, and the Netherlands are entitled to a 15-day visa-free stay in China. Meanwhile, passport holders from Singapore and Thailand enjoy a 30-day visa-free period.

    For those eligible for visa-free entry to China, applying for the Tibet Travel Permit is straightforward with just your passport and a confirmed Tibet tour booking with us. Please feel free to tell us your travel plan. Our travel consultant will assist you in applying for all necessary travel documents based on your travel plans.

  • 3. How to apply for a Tibet travel permit and how can I get the permit?

    After booking your Tibet tour with us, simply provide scanned copies of your Chinese Visa and a valid passport, ensuring it has at least 6 months of validity.

    Typically, the processing time for the Tibet Travel Permit is 7-14 working days. Once the permit is successfully issued, we will mail it to your address in China 3-5 days before your Tibet trip. This ensures you can smoothly board the train or flight to Tibet without any complications.

  • 4. When is the best time to visit Tibet?

    The best time to visit Tibet is typically from April to May and from September to October, During these months, the weather is generally milder, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures, making it ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.

    Additionally, these periods often coincide with cultural festivals and events in Tibet, adding to the overall experience. Summer is the best time to attend a Tibetan festival, such as the popular Shoton Festival and the Horse Racing Festivals in Northern Tibet grassland.

    Winter also offers unique opportunities for tours in Tibet, such as trips to Everest Base Camp and overland journeys between Kathmandu and Lhasa. It is an excellent time for budget Tibet tours, as many hotels and flights offer significant discounts during the winter season. Additionally, many major attractions, such as the Potala Palace, are free to visit during the winter.

  • 5. What are the top things to do for Tibet tours in 2024?

    Tibet remains an incredible destination for those seeking stunning scenery, spiritual growth, and a deep dive into rich culture.

    A visit to Everest Base Camp is often a top choice. Spending a night there, at a breathtaking altitude of 5200 meters, offers unforgettable views of Mount Everest at sunrise and sunset.

    The Mount Kailash trek is another must-do, cherished by pilgrims and adventure seekers. This sacred pilgrimage around Mount Kailash is a profound journey, refreshing visitors with both spiritual significance and natural beauty.

    Whether you're exploring deep into the Tibetan Plateau or just passing through Lhasa, don't miss the iconic Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. These landmarks are symbols of Tibet's spiritual heritage and historical importance.

    Immersing yourself in Tibetan Buddhism is a truly enriching experience. You can observe monks debating at Sera Monastery or take part in a meditation tour at Drak Yerpa Monastery near Lhasa, gaining insight into ancient traditions and spiritual wisdom.

    Furthermore, engaging with local Tibetans is essential for understanding Tibetan life and customs. Staying in traditional Tibetan guesthouses, visiting a local Tibetan family, and supporting local artisans and handicrafts allow you to forge meaningful connections and contribute to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

    Of course, Tibet offers a wealth of other experiences. If you’re interested in exploring more, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our travel consultants are here to suggest personalized options that match your interests.

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