• by Meo
  • Last Updated: 2019-11-29

Good news! If you plan to have a Tibet tour in 2019, you're lucky! To promote winter tourism in Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region announced that travelers in Tibet could enjoy preferential policies from October 15th this year to March 15th in 2020. A great number of Tibetan Attractions are free of charge, including state-owned attractions with the grade sites above AAA (Tibetan temples and monasteries are excepted). Attractions under AAA-grade sites or non-state-owned spots will charge for a half based on the entrance fare during this period.

The big names in Tibet, such as the Potala Palace, Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, etc., are all free to visit. For example, the Potala Palace is not only famous for its splendor but also for the difficulty of getting a ticket. However, during these five months, every traveler can have a close encounter with its beauty free of charge. Therefore, having a tour in Tibet this winter will save hundreds of dollars.

If you are interested in realizing your Tibet dream with the lowest cost, the winter Tibet tour is your choice. Not only for the entrance tickets but also all the related prices, such as flight, train tickets, accommodation, tour guide fee, transportation, etc. would be much cheaper than usual. As a local travel agency, we offer numerous tour packages that can meet your needs as well as your budget. What's more, you can also customize your private tour and have a unique experience in this holy land.

Tips: Tibet is usually not open to international travelers from February to March, during the Tibetan New Year, which will be held on Feb 24, 2020.

Free scenic sites in Tibet from October in 2019 to March in 2020 are as follows:

AAAAA-grade sites:

Potala Palace

AAAA-grade sites:

Pagsum Lake, Tibetan Yak Museum, Norbulingka Park, Sakya Ancient City, Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, Namtso Lake, Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, Nanyi Valley, Lulang, Mangkam Yanjing, Holy mountains and sacred lakes in Ngari, etc.

AAA-grade sites:

Niangre Folks Garden, Nimutunba, Xiusecaina, Karuola Glacier, Pangong Tso, Yamdrok Lake, Midui Glacier, Cuomujiri Scenic Area, Niyang Building, etc.

Half price scenic sites in Tibet from October in 2019 to March in 2020 are as follows:

Under AA-grade sites:

Sijinlacuo Lake, Dezhong Hot Spring, Zonggongbu, Zhegu CoCo, Zhuomalangcuo Lakes, Yiri Valley, Rakwa Tso Lake, Meiyu Grassland, Meili Snow Mountains (Northside), Mang Cuo Lake, Jirong Valley, Doula Holy Mountain, etc.

Here are some top scenic spots.

The magnificent Potala Palace, with nine stories and a thousand rooms, is built by 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.

Potala Palace

Majestic Potala Palace.

Jokhang Temple is recognized as the most important temple in Tibetan Buddhism. This elegant architecture was built in 652 by 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.

Jokhang temple

Jokhang Temple is the most sacred monastery in Tibet.

Sera Monastery, whose name means “Wild Roses Monastery” in Tibetan, is 6 kilometers north of Jokhang Monastery. Every afternoon, from Monday to Saturday, monks in traditional red robes will debate on Buddhism at the courtyard. You can’t miss this famous debate. Besides the debate, Sera Monastery is also renowned as the last Buddhist monastery to be built and houses delicate mandalas and murals of Buddha in it.

Sera Temple

Buddhism debate on Sera Monastery.

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 enormous, 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.

Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok Lake

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. Starting from 15st in 2019, Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve is also free to travelers all over the world. You can trek in the massive shadow of Mount Everest, have a great view of stunning scenery along the road. We also offer comfortable vehicles. You might have a chance to enjoy a starry 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.


The golden summit of Mt.Everest

To have a spiritual tour in Tibet, the holy Mount Kailash and holy Lake Manasarovar are the 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.


Mt.Kailsh attracts numerous pilgrims every year.


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A friend has planned the 11 day senior tour and asked me to join her. I would like to do some trekking. Is this possible on the senior tour?



In your inquiry, you mentioned that you are considering joining our 11-day Senior’s Everest Base Camp Tour that your friend has planned. This is a private tour for elders with a slow pace. If you like trekking, you can have a short hiking on Everest before returning to Tingri Town. Please check the itinerary I emailed you.



i intend to travel Tibet in 22th March 2018. Can I go with this time?Permitting of Tibet is not easy?Must I buy tour in Tibet? Can I go byself?How much is the cost of tour in Tibet? Very expensive?Thank you and hope that your rely as soon as possible



Due to Tibet's unique background, Tibet Permits will not be issued for all tours from mid-February to March. How about having this tour in April? It’s easy for us to get your Tibet Permit. We could surely get all your necessary permits to Tibet after your tour booked with us, we need your passport and China visa copies to apply for them from Tibet Travel Bureau. You can’t travel in Tibet by yourself as your Tibet tour itinerary, tour guide name etc. will record in your Tibet Permit. You need to book a Tibet tour with us so that we can apply for Tibet Permits for you. It’s not very expensive to travel in Tibet if you join a Tibet group tour which you will share the total cost of vehicle and tour guide