Tibet Cultural Tour

Great Tibet Tour offers you cultural, historical and archaeological small group tours in central Tibet, covering Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tsetang. Gyantse, located in the Nyang-chu valley, is framed for  Gyantse Kumbum at Pelkor Chöde Monastery, the largest Chorten in Tibet. About 90km northwest of Gyantse, lies Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest town and the traditional capital of Tsang province.Tsetang is the fourth-largest city in Tibet and the capital of huge Shanna(Lhoka) prefecture. For travellers, Tsetang is of interest mainly as a jumping board for exploration of the Yarlung Valley, which is considered the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
 

Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Group-Tour
FROM $690
  • 6 days
  • G03

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

This 6 days journey brings travelers a great chance to feel the core of Tibetan culture.During this tour, you will also enjoy must-see scenery like Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier and famous monasteries.
Horse Racing Festival
  • 7 days
  • F05

Nagchu Horse Racing Festival Tour

The spectacular Nagchu Horse Racing Festival which falls the mid-August. Not only you will enjoy all sorts of competition involves horse races, yak races, tugs of war, staging of Tibetan operas in the festival days, but also you will have a chance to experience true lives of Tibet nomads.
Lhasa Shigatse Namtso Tour
FROM $900
  • 7 days
  • G08

Lhasa to Shigatse and Namtso Group Tour

This package including the most famous scenic spots in Lhasa City and tourist will be able to view the sceneries along the road to Shigatse, majestic mountains and holy lakes on the roof of the world.
Lhasa Tsetang Yarlung Valley Tour
  • 6 days
  • M07

Lhasa Tsetang Yarlung Valley Tour

Tsetang is Tibet s heartland and has almost all the land scape you ll find across the plateau, from sand dunes and wide rivers to soaring peaks and alpine forest. The Yarlung Valley is considered all the cradle of Tibetan civilization. It was from Yarlung that the early Tibetan kings unified Tibet in the 7th century and their massive burial mound still dominate the area around Chongye. Yumbulagang, perched on a crag like a medieval European castle, is another major attraction of the area and the site of Tibet’s oldest building..
Lhasa-Yarlung-Valley-Shigatse-Tour
  • 8 days
  • M06

Lhasa Yarlung Valley Shigatse Tour

The Yarlung Valley is located in the middle of the Yarlung Tsangpo River valley. As the “cradle of Tibetan civilization”, it contains numerous important castles, monasteries, temples, meditation caves, peaks, and stupas. The first palace in Tibet, the first temple in Tibet, the mausoleum of Srongtsen Gampo, you can find them all there. Lhasa, Tsetang, Gyantse, Shigatse, this trip will lead you to main cities of Tibet Autonomous Region. The world-known attractions, like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and the holy lake Yamdrotso, are all included in this itinerary. Besides, tourists can visit the Tibetan Incense and Engraving workshops in Nyemo county, and you will learn the Tibetan culture more deeply.
Lhasa-Drigung-Til-Monastery-Tour
  • 6 days
  • L07

Lhasa & Drigung Til Monastery & Tidrum Nunnery Tour

This 6 days private tour not only can allow you to visit the main tourist sites in and around Lhasa City but also will lead you to go to see the Ganden Monastery and then drive to enjoy the famous medical hot-springs in Tidrum and have a look at the Drigung Til Monastery. Drigung Til Monastery is the head monastery of the Drigungpa School of the Kagyupa order and the most famous sky burial site in central Tibet. It sprouts from a high, steep ridge overlooking the Zhorong-chu Valley. The 180-degree views from the main courtyard are impressive and a serene stillness pervades the site.
Lhasa-Shigatse-Namtso-Tour
  • 7 days
  • M01

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Namtso Tour

This package is a relax route that including the most popular attractions in Tibet, like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and the holy lakes Yamdrotso and Namtso. Namtso is the largest lake in Tibet and also the highest salt lake in the world. The miraculous view will get you intoxicating. Except for the gorgeous landscape, tourists can enjoy the hot spring at a high altitude in Yampachen (4300m).
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Tour
  • 6 days
  • M02

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour

After sightseeing in Lhasa head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrotso before heading and the glacier-draped Karola pass to Gyantse with its must-see Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum. A 90 minute’s driving away to Shigatse, with its impressive Tashilump Monastery, it’s one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet.
Lhasa-Namtso-Tsetang Tour
  • 9 days
  • M03

Lhasa Namtso Tsetang Tour

If you’re very interested in the Tibetan culture, we highly recommend to you the 9 days Lhasa Namtso Tsetang Tour. After spending several days to see the main attractions in Lhasa, you’ll go to the holy lake Namtso. On the way, you can enjoy the view of the vast grassland and spectacular natural scenery. Meanwhile, you have the chance to take a bath in the famous Yampachen Hot Spring. Tsetang will be the last destination for you in Tibet. It is situated near the flank of Mount Gongbori and is home to the ruins of the ancient Gajiu Monastery. It is known as the cradle of Tibetan's civilization.
Lhasa-Tsetang-Lhamo-Latso-Tour
  • 8 days
  • M04

Lhasa Tsetang Lhamo Latso Tour

In this tour, the most attractive tourist site is Lhamo Latso Lake which is one of Ü s most important pilgrimage destinations; Lhamo Latso has been revered for centuries as an oracle lake. The Dalai Lamas have traditionally made pilgrimages to Lhamo Latso to seek visions that appear on its surface. The lake is considered the home of the protectress Palden Lhamo. (But not available to foreign travelers at the moment)
Lhasa-Tsetang-Shigatse-Namtso-Tour
  • 10 days
  • M05

Lhasa Tsetang Shigatse Namtso Tour

This is an excursion that focuses on exploring Tibet culture from the natural and historical spots. Tourists travel from Lhasa, Tsetang, Gyantse, to Shigatse, almost the mighty cities of Tibet. The world-known attractions, like the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and the holy lakes Yamdrotso, Namtso, are all included in this itinerary. Besides, tourists can enjoy the bath in hot spring at a high altitude. Overall speaking, this is a relatively easy route compared with others in Tibet because there is no trekking in it.
Tsurphu Festival
  • 5 days
  • F01

Tsurphu Festival Tour

Tsurphu Cham Dance Festival falls on 04 Jun 2017 in solar calendar. Cham dancing (ritual dances performed by costumed monks), colourful processions and the unfurling of a great thangka are the highlights of Tsurphu Festival, held the 9th ~11th days of the fourth lunar month, usually for two or three days..
Saga Dawa Festival
  • 14 days
  • F02

Mt Kailash Kora during Saga Dawa Festival

Saga Dawa Festival falls on 09 Jun 2017 in solar calendar. Mt Kailash rises from the Barkha plain like a giant four-sided 6714m chorten. During Saga Dawa Festival, hundreds of pilgrims clamour to watch the annual raising of the Tarboche flagpole.
Horse Racing Festival
  • 7 days
  • F03

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival Tour

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival falls on 10 Jul 2017 in the solar calendar. It’s considered to be one of Tibet’s most traditional festivals. You will see Tibetan world famous horse racing, archery, Tibet opera, dancing and more with locals. Also, you have a chance to experience Tibetan Buddhism and folklore in an intimate way. In this tour, you will see the holy of Lhasa city through major monasteries for the first three days and head to tour the well-known Gyantse-Shigatse loop during which you can join the festival.
Shoton Festival
  • 4 days
  • F04

Shoton Festival Tour

This 4 days Tour will show you the grandest festival to Tibetans - Shoton Festival lasting from August 22 of Tibetan calendar. The most attractive of which is Buddha Thangka and Tibetan Opera. Also, it’s the most sacred way to show the deepest respect for Buddhism. During this festival, you also will have a chance to well know the holy city Lhasa by visiting historical Potala Palace, mystical Jokhang temple, sprawling Sera and Drepung monastery.
Ganden Thangka Festival
  • 5 days
  • F06

Ganden Thangka Festival Tour

This tour is suitable for travelers who really want to know the Tibet monastery cultures. It covers all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet like Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Among of them, Ganden Monastery is the ancestral monastery of the Gelug Sect. You may be very interesting in trekking Lingkor (circle). The most valuable collections are the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave and the 25 holiest relics. Also, you will visit the prominent historical architects of Potala palace, mystical Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street where you can taste much Tibetan delicacy and explore some unexpected goods.
Cham Festival
  • 6 days
  • F07

Samye and Trandruk Cham Festival

Samye and Trandruk Cham Festival would be respectively held at Samye and Trandruk monasteries for two or three days in early July. It would be respectively held at Samye and Trandruk monasteries for two or three days. The main attractions are special ceremonies and cham dancing which has the multitude and divergence of the colorful masks. Besides, you can visit the famous Chongye Burial Mounds, one of the few historical monuments in Tibet. After this tour, you will know better the Tibet monasteries culture and has a creative epiphany in your life.

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