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Top Lhasa Shigatse Tour

As a scenic trip, it takes you to enjoy the natural scenery of Tibet and explore the two biggest and most ancient cities: Lhasa and Shigatse. Apart from the mysterious Tibetan monasteries like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery, etc., along the way, you will also see the stunning highland view such as the amazing Karola Glacier, turquoise holy Lake Yamdroktso, vast grassland and even have a close glimpse of the world's highest mountain -  Everest. After visiting, you will have a complete impression of Tibet culture, dreamlike landscape and charming natural sightseeing. Come and explore these cities with glory and story together with us, it has never failed to feast the explorer's mind.

This Golden route shows you the highlights of Tibet tour including monasteries, snow-capped mountains, lakes, etc.
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By visiting the cultural centers, you will have a complete impression of Tibet's religion and fantastic landscapes.
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Read the most splendid chapters of Tibetan history, culture and religons by visiting Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse.
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The combination of culture and natural landscape allows you to appreciate all aspects of Tibet's beauty.
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Discover the mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism in Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse. Appreciate holy lakes of Yamdrok and Namtso.
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Enjoy the scenery&culture from Lhasa to EBC and admire the magnificent view of Everest and the beauty of Sakya Temple.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top things to do in Lhasa and Shigatse?

As a world-famous city of sunlight, Lhasa is usually the first stop for many tourists to Tibet. They will stay there for two days or three to appreciate the unique charm of this plateau city by wandering around Barkhor Street, exploring the Potala Palace - the highest and most majestic palace in the world, seeing the stunning stone carvings on Yaowang Mountain, visiting Jokhang Temple - the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism, as well as the "three major monasteries in Lhasa"- Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery and Drepung Monastery.

Heading west from Lhasa to Shigatse, the scenery is very charming. Along the way, you will pass the Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery - the seat of Panchen Lama after the fourth generation and Mount Everest - the highest peak in the world.


Yes. Lhasa-Shigatse Railway is an extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. The whole rail line is more than two hundred kilometers long. Along the way, you can see unique Tibetan idyllic scenery such as fields, mountains, rivers, and valleys. The railway will pass through the Yarlung Zangbo River Valley, along with the Yarlung Zangbo River scenery, so there are many bridges and tunnels. There are four stops on the way, and it takes three hours ride from Lhasa to Shigatse. If you take this train, you will miss some scenic spots such as Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier.

The temperature in Lhasa and Shigatse is pleasant all year round. It is not very cold in winter and not very hot in summer. If tourists are coming for Mount Everest, the best time to visit is from April to June or September to October. During July and August, it's the monsoon season and the peak of Mt.Everest would likely be shrouded in rain and fogged. In the winter between November and April, you may encounter heavy snow to block the roads.

There're two routes from Lhasa to Shigatse, the southern route and the northern route. The distance of the southern route is 340km, which takes 7 hours. En route, you can visit Yamdrok Lake,  Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chode Monastery, etc. And the northern route is 270km, taking 5 hours' ride. En route, you will see the Yarlung Zangbo River Valley.  Usually, we will go both routes.

We recommend 8-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour. This classic route connects many scenic spots in Lhasa and Shigatse, as well as the spots along the way.

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa and adapt to the plateau climate.
Day 2 Have city sightseeing at Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Day 3 Explore the landmark of Tibet - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Day 4 Drive to Shigatse. En route, you can visit Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier and Pelkor Chode Monastery.
Day 5 Drive to EBC from Shigatse. Watch the sunset of Everest. Stay overnight at nomad tents from April to October.
Day 6 EBC to Shigatse. Watch the sunrise and then return to Shigatse.
Day 7 Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning then drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse.
Day 8 Lhasa departure.

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