Why Great Tibet Tour?

Great Tibet Tour has a team of Tibet travel experts with the majority being local born Tibetans who handpick the best things to do in destinations around Tibet. As a recommended Tibet travel agency by Lonely Planet, ever since 2005, we've designed and operated tours in Tibet from standard Lhasa Tours to the adventurous Tibet Trekking Tours. To ensure the tours you book at Great Tibet Tour deliver the type of travel experience we know you want to have – a once in a lifetime experience – we've sought out the most reputable and trustworthy Tibetan guides, hotels, restaurants, and transportation companies throughout Tibet. This comprehensive insider access possessed only by locals. We live here; we know Tibet! Read more.

  • More than 15 years service experience
  • Authentic local Tibet tour operator, a direct line to travel Tibet without going around in circles
  • Customize your unique itinerary
  • 100% Tibet permit guarantee
  • No Forced Shopping
  • No hidden cost and no fraud
  • 7–day full refund guarantee
  • Money back guarantee. We commit making refund if the service is not as what we promised
  • Great Tibet Tour operates all Tibet tours by ourselves instead of sub-contracting to others
  • Abundant reliable travel information
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Great Tibet Tour is recommended by Lonely Planet Tibet, the 8th edition, 2011

Our Top Deals

As the leading local Tibet tour operator based in Lhasa officially licensed by the government, we design journeys of comfort and authenticity to the most amazing destinations in this highland since 2005. To meet tourists’ satisfaction, we always focus on the customized Private Tours and classical Small Group Tours. Every year, more than 3,000 clients have traveled with us and enjoyed the magic and mystery of this holy land. The following our top deals are just from the choices by the excellent feedback from our travelers. Just contact us and travel to the third pole of the world without going around in circles.

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour
This travel package is our most popular one. Tourists can see the major tour spots in Tibet as well as all the awesome attractions, and you can spend a night at famous Everest Base Camp to have a close contact with the great mountain.
FROM USD850

8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa
On the way to Mt. Kailash
This tour can lead tourists to explore Tibetan culture more deeply than other packages. But it’s a challenge to tourists’ physical body, so you’d better make sure you are in a good condition to complete this pilgrimage to the holy Mt. Everest and Mt. Kailash.
FROM USD1840

15 Days Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour

Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Saga – Darchen - Kailash Trek - Lake Manasarovar – Zhongba - Lhatse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Lhasa-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.
FROM USD710

6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

Tibet Tours by Themes

The thematic tibet tour packages offer you a chance to see and explore Tibet more. Without a doubt, the unique culture and landscape make Tibet as desired nature photography destinations. For adventure activities, biking and trekking are very popular. If you want to experience exotic culture and festival tour, you will get satisfied with the thematic tibet tour packages below.

Everest Base Camp Tour

Everest Base Camp Tour

The journey to Everest base camp is more than a trek! It's for travelers who love culture and Himalaya sightseeing.

Mt. Kailashi Tour

Mt.Kailash Tour

Once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage journey to the holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, which will satisfy spiritual, cultural and religious desire in the magic land.

Tibet Train Tour

Tibet Train Tour

Tibet train tours get across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, you will enjoy the impressive scenery along the railway.

Nepal tibet tour

Nepal Tibet Tour

Explore Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet and have a transnational Himalayan culture experience.

A journey to feel thousands of years' precipitation and uncover the mysteries of the roof of the world.

China Tibet Tours

A journey to feel thousands of years' precipitation and uncover the mysteries of the roof of the world.

Tibet Trekking Tour

Tibet Trekking Tour

Check different trekking packages and find a way to experience a memorable adventure.

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Hello, I would like to write a review of our recent tour with Lobsang and driver Lhakba.  First, I give the entire tour 5 stars out of 5. Everything the company promised happened. The hotels were good (not great), but the guide, Lobsang (and) Lhakba) was the best part of the tour. Lobsang is very knowledgeable about Tibet history. But more importantly, he is very kind and caring. Our comfort and safety was his number one priority. When one of our rooms had no hot water he went straight to the front desk and got us a better room. I can't say enough great things about him and our driver. If I need to rewrite this I will be glad to.
Dear Cherry  Thank you for your kindness last week Returning to Japan as scheduled, spending the same daily life as before Ever since I arrived in Lhasa, I have been suffering from altitude sickness. I would like to take measures against altitude sickness at the next visit. Cherry, and all the Great Tibet Tour companies Guide Zhong Ning, German Frank who joined us I would like to thank all those involved in this trip Freedom comes back to Tibet I wish the happiness of the Tibetan people Postscript I think there is a picture taken with Zhong Ning and Frank If Zhong Ning still has it, please send it as an attachment. Satoshi Matsuoka
Hi Cherry, Thank-you for your email. We returned home to Utah on Monday. Our trip to Lhasa was great! We enjoyed the itinerary and Tashi was a wonderful guide.  It is a bity that Marcia and Becky lose the opportunity to have this tour with us. Marcia and Becky may try to finish this tour next year. Keep in touch. 

Newest Tibet Tour Advice and Travel Tips

Already had a rough idea but want to make everything clear before traveling to Tibet? You come to the right place! We selected the following useful tour advice for Tibet travel based on our experience. How to get to Tibet? What to expect in Tibet? When is the best time to visit Tibet? After reading those posts, You will know them all and understand this wonderland more deeply. What we want is to make your Tibet tour smooth and comfortable, and bring you an emotional luxury trip you will never forget.

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How to Plan a Trip to Tibet

When is the best time to visit Tibet

When is the best time to visit Tibet?

Generally, the appropriate time to visit Tibet is from May to June and from September to October.
A lot will depend on the destinations and the local weather.
It's recommended to avoid the major Chinese holidays due to the traffic jam unless you want to join in the Tibet festival events.
What would recommend for the first-time Tibet trip

What would recommend for the first-time Tibet trip?

Have an Everest Base Camp tour or Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage tour
Explore Tibetan Monasteries: Jokhang Temple, etc.
Experience Tibetan Culture and Buddhism
Enjoy Tibetan Festivals: Shoton Festival, Saga Dawa, etc.
How long should you stay in Tibet

How long should you stay in Tibet?

Usually, it takes about 4 ~ 20 days to visit the top attractions in Tibet
4 ~6 Days for an impression tour (18% of travelers' choice)
7 ~10 Days recommended for a highlights tour(56% of travelers' choice)
11~20 Days needed for an in-depth/adventure tour (26% of travelers' choice)
Useful Tibet travel experiences

Useful Tibet travel experiences

Transportation to Tibet: by flight or train
Applying for Tibet Travel Permit in advance
Nepal Tibet Tour experience
Taking a train to Tibet to view the unique scenery of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Having a kora experience

Tailor-made your Tour within 0.5~24 hours

Want something different and unique? Just let us know! Please send us your ideas about the travel plans, destinations, attractions, your group, hotel class, etc. We specialize in planning your journey based on our first-hand experience, your budget, style, and interest!