Good news! If you plan to have a Tibet tour in 2018, you're lucky. To promote winter tourism in Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region in China announced that travelers in Tibet can enjoy preferential policies from February 1st to April 30th in 2018. 115 Tibetan Attractions are totally free of charge, including the famous Potala Palace.
A-list attractions in Lhasa, Shannan, Nyingchi, Shigatse, Chamdo, and Ngari regions are included in this policy. The big names in Tibet, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, and Mount Everest National Nature Reserve, are all free to visit. For example, the Polata Palace is not only famous for its splendor but also for the difficulty to get a ticket. However, during these three months, every traveler can have a close encounter with its beauty free of charge. This list includes 4 AAAAA-grade sites, 13 AAAA-grade sites, 45 AAA-grade sites, 38 AA-grade sites and 16 A-grade sites, therefore, have a tour in Tibet this April will save you hundreds of dollars.
It's the best time to book your Tibet tour. As a local travel agency with 13 years’ experience, we offer numerous group tours which can meet your interest as well as your budget. What's more, you can also customize your own private tour and have a unique experience in this holy land.
Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity, you can realize your Tibet dream with less money just in this April.
Tips: Tibet is usually not open to international travelers in February and March, during the Tibetan New Year. The high season to travel to Tibet is from April. You are suggested to have your journey in April, and book your tour in advance.
Here are some top scenic spots,
The great Potala Palace, with 9 stories and a thousand rooms, is built by the King Songtsen Gampo for his bride from the Tang Dynasty. Now, you can explore numerous invaluable treasures and artworks free of charge in this magnificent red and white structure.
Jokhang Temple is recognized as the most important temple in Tibetan Buddhism. This elegant architecture was built in 652 by the King Songtsen Gampo. Being founded for his two brides, Princess of the Tang Dynasty and Princess of Nepal, the temple has a mixed style of Chinese, Tibetan, and Nepalese design. Pilgrims all over the Tibet come to Jokhang Temple to do kora around it and worship in front of it.
Sera Monastery, whose name means “Wild Roses Monastery” in Tibetan, is 6 kilometers north of Jokhang Monastery. Every afternoon, from Monday to Friday, monks in traditional red robes will debate on Buddhism at the courtyard. You can’t miss this famous debate, during which monks will jump up and do the interesting gesture, is really worth a visit. Besides the debate, Sera Monastery is also famous as the last Buddhist monastery to be built and houses delicate mandalas and murals of Buddha in it.
Famous as one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, the Yamdrok Lake attracts countless travelers to admire its beauty. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains and fed by small streams, it’s huge, with a length of over 72 meters. In front of this turquoise lake, you can free your body and your spirit from noise. And of course, free of charge.
Travelers, climbers, and armchair explorers all around the world are all interested in the highest peak in the world. During your tour in Tibet, you can't miss the Mount Everest. From February 1st in 2018, Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve is also free to travelers all over the world. You can trek in the massive shadow of the Mount Everest, have a great view of stunning scenery along the road. We also offer comfortable vehicles, our seasoned drive will take you to the Everest Base Camp. You will enjoy a special night at the base camp, and be shocked by the marvelous view of sunset and sunrise of the golden Everest Peak. You will enjoy the complete experience with less charge, don’t miss the boat.
To have a spiritual tour in Tibet, the holy Mount Kailash and holy Lake Manasarovar are best destinations. Luckily, they are also free of charge now.Mount Kailash is recognized as the residence of Shiva, the Supreme Being in Hinduism which is famous as the center of the world” in Buddhism. Pilgrims from all over the world come to this mountain and do kora around it, makes it one of the most important pilgrimages in Asia. Fed by the Kailash Glaciers, Lake Manasarovar is the highest freshwater lake as well as the holiest lake in the world. In Hinduism, the lake was created by the Lord Brahma in his mind. You can do kora with pilgrims, admire the marvelous scenery of the lake, and refresh your spirit.
Free scenic sites in Tibet from February to April in 2018 are as follows:
Free Attractions in Lhasa:
Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Namtso Lake, Yak Museum, Dezong Hot Spring, Canggu nunnery, Thousand-Buddha Cliff, Tsha-Tsha Rock Cultural Museum.
Free Attractions in Shannan:
Samye Monastery, Mindrolling Monastery, Lajali Royal Palace, Yamdrok Lake, Lebu Valley, Yumbu Lakang Palace, Tradruk Temple, Kajiu Temple, Dreku Lake.
Free Attractions in Shigatse:
Palcho Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, Sakya Monastery, Ancient Sakya City, Milariba Meditation Cave, Jifu Valley, Pengcuolin Temple, Paba Temple, Qiangqin Temple, Kaga Hot Spring, Ngor Monastery, Ganden Quguo Monastery, Karola Glacier, Rela Yongzhonglin Temple, Pala Manor, Engong Temple, Tahi Jipei Temple, Shalu Temple, Narthang Monastery, Ya Dong Ga Monastery, Lhatse Qude Monastery, Angen Qude Monastery, Rere Zhude Temple, Canzuolin Temple, Niguo Temple, Naining Temple, Zhasang Temple, Sewu Temple, Zangzha Temple, Simila Mountain Pass, Ouqu Mountain, Rijia Temple, Gang-gyan Monastery, Samzhu Quding Temple, Yadong zensang Temple, Zhabu Temple, Sengdu Temple, XiongXiong Temple, Laza Temple, Dana Monastery, Zidong Qude Monastery, Relong Temple, Pasuo Temple.
Free Attractions in Ngari:
Mt. Kailash & Manasrovar Lake, Khorzhak Monastery, Pangong Tso, Tholing Monastery, Piyang-Donggar, Zhari Namco, Khyung Lung Dngul Mkhar.
Free Attractions in Nyingchi:
Pagsum Lake, Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, Lulang Forest, Nanyi Valley, Kading Buddha Waterfalls, Niyang Pagoda.
Free Attractions in Chamdo:
Mangkang Salt Field, Galden Jampaling Monastery, Riwoche Monastery, Zizhu Temple, Duola Fairy Mountain, Yiri Valley, North Ridge of Meili Snow Mountain, Mang Co Lake, Jirong Gorge, Butuo Lake, Latuo WetLand, Rakwa Tso, Zuomalang Tso.