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 of service experience, real insiders design your trip
Award-winning Tibet travel agency, backed by the money-back guarantee
Operate all Tibet tours by ourselves instead of sub-contracting to others
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Great Tibet Tour is recommended by Lonely Planet Tibet, the 8th edition, 2011

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 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

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 USD860

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa

: 8 Days

Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour

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

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

: 15 Days

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour

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

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

: 6 Days

Lhasa Shigatse Mt.Everest Namtso Tour

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Start with 3 days of essential Lhasa tour, travelers will explore Tibet by following this authentic itinerary including Mt. Everest and Lake Namtso. They can also get the different experience of how it feels to relax in the hot spring with a high altitude in Yampachen.

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lake Namtso - Lhasa

: 10 Days

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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Dear Catherine Happy New Year!  How are you?  I'm very fine. Now I've backed in Tokyo n started to work this morning. ;D My TIBET experience with Great Tibet Tour was very brilliant.   It was the 2nd-time visit to TIBET but Shigatse and Gyantse. The hotel you chose me at Shigatse had very Lovely Tibetan decoration. and Guides ( both 2 guys)  were very kind and gentle. So I could relax. Also, I appreciate you, Catherine. You are very helpful, Kindly... so nice person for me !! thank you soooo much. If you will come to Tokyo, I will recommend you a lot of place and nice food restaurants! 😄😄😄 have a nice day! Sincerely  Asami Kawada
Dear Cherry I enjoyed my Tibet tour very much despite getting altitude sickness on the Qinghai-Tibet train. Both tour guides and drivers were great. The rooms of the hotel in Lhasa were very good, but I felt the breakfast needed more variety.  The Cesar/Caesar hotel in Shigatse was good and this breakfast was much better with a good and large variety of things to choose from. Obviously the night at the Rongbuk guesthouse was a bit cold. However, overall, I enjoyed the tour. Happy New Year Denis
Catherine, Yes. We have safely reached home. Thanks a lot for the arrangement. The guide and driver were great. Other than the cold weather, which can be hard to bear at times, the trip has been a smooth and memorable one. Will definitely recommend your agency to others who want to see Tibet. Derrick

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

Top Destinations in Tibet

Lhasa travel guide

Lhasa

Shigatse travel guide

Shigatse

Lhoka travel guide

Lhoka

Ngari travel guide

Ngari

Nyingchi travel guide

Nyingchi

Gyantse travel guide

Gyantse

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!