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Tibet Small Group Tours

Tibet is vast, in that it normally covers a long mileage from point A to point B. Besides, the living standard of Tibet is much higher than China’s inland provinces. For instance, if a can of soda sells CNY 2 in China’s inland, it will be CNY 3-5 in Tibet.

As a reputable Tibet tour operator running small group tours since 2005, we focus on saving costs for those individual travelers who want to have a budget Tibet tour. Our Small Group Tours include the most classic itineraries at an affordable price and premium tour experience. That’s why if you were traveling alone, it’s better to consider Tibet Group Tour to share the expense with other travelers by saving at least 20%.

The departure is guaranteed once you book our Tibet Tour Package. Even if we fail to recruit others, no extra charge will be forced upon you.

Each group is a maximum of 12 members to ensure quality. Be smart with your money,  join our fantastic group and enjoy a lifetime tour into Tibet!

Top Tibet Group Tour Packages

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour
This travel package is our most popular one. Tourists can see the major tourist spots in Tibet as well as all the awesome attractions, and you can spend a night at the famous Everest Base Camp to have closer contact with the great mountain.
8 Days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa

From USD930 p.p

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.
15 Days

Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Kailash Trek - Lake Manasarovar – Zhongba - Shigatse - Lhasa

From USD1840 p.p

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

Group members for Lhasa Everest Namtso tour
This excurse involves Mt. Everest and holy Namtso Lake. In the Tibetan language, Namtso means “the lake of heaven”. You will understand the reason when you get there, as the stunning landscape is really like from heaven.
9 Days

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

From USD1200 p.p

Lhasa Mt Everest & Mt Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour

This tour starts from Lhasa. You will visit Mt.Everest and Kailash, finally ends at Gyirong border.
The tour will take you to explore the most spectacular natural and cultural scenery of Tibet, including Mt.Everest-the world's highest mountain, Mt.Kailash-the center of the world, and Lake Manasarovar-the most sacred lake. The tour will end at the Gyirong border.
12 Days

Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Kailash Trek - Lake Manasarovar – Zhongba - Gyriong

From USD1860 p.p

Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour

Our customers by Yamdroktso Lake.
This tour will take you from the mysterious Tibet plateau to the bustling Kathmandu Valley. It is full of a religious atmosphere when you visit temples and dreamlike landscapes. The magnificent sunrise of Mount Everest will be a wonderful memory for your whole life.
7 Days

Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border

From USD980 p.p

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.
6 Days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

From USD710 p.p

Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

People enjoy Lhasa city essencial group tour
This is an essential Lhasa city tour for those who visit Tibet for the first time. You will go to Potala Palace, Jokhang Template as well as other must-see places in Lhasa city and enjoy the unique charm of the holy city of the plateau. It's a good choice if you have a busy schedule.
4 Days


From USD450 p.p

Lhasa & Ganden Monastery Tour

Ganden Monastery
The 5-day group tour will show tourists the top three Yellow Hat Sect Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung, Sera, and Ganden. Travelers can learn more about Gelug Buddhism, especially when visiting Ganden Monastery, which was built by the founder of the Gelugpa.
5 Days

Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa

From USD550 p.p

Lhasa & Yamdrotso Lake Tour

Our Tibetan tour guide and guest posed for a picture beside the beautiful Yamdrok Lake.
This trip shows you the holy Buddhist city of Lhasa, home of famous monasteries and devout Tibetans. After visiting Lhasa, you will have a short hiking trip along the holy Yamdrok Lake of blues.
5 Days

Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa

From USD630 p.p

Classic Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour

13 days Classic Tibet Nepal Bhutan Tour
This whistlestop tour of three Himalayan kingdoms will take you to enjoy diverse cultures and spectacular scenery. For your visit to Tibet, you will feel the profound Buddhist atmosphere and see the sunrise over Everest. In Kathmandu Valley, you can admire the unique historical architecture. Finally, you will explore the last Shangri-La Bhutan.
13 Days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - EBC - Gyirong - Kathmandu - Paro - Punakha Dzong - Paro - Taktsang - Paro

From USD2230 p.p

Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour

Kathmandu Gyrong Lhasa Overland Group Tour
Follow us and you don't need to worry about the transportation from Kathmandu to Gyirong. In Tibet side, you will see many snow covered mountains, the marvelous view of Himalaya Range, such as Mt.Everest, Cho Oyu, and Shishapangma, etc. One of the best Points, attractive price!
8 Days


From USD1290 p.p

Lhasa & Namtso Lake Group Tour

Namtso Lake
This tour will not only show you the majestic Lhasa city, but also the holy Namtso Lake. You will experience Tibet's religion, culture, and amazing scenery.
5 Days

Lhasa - Lake Namtso – Lhasa

From USD760 p.p

Why Choose Joining Our Group Tours?

Great Tibet Tour is a local tour company based in Lhasa, Tibet. It was founded in 2005 and recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best reputed local Tibet travel agencies. With great responsibility, professional know-how and passion for innovation, Great Tibet Tour endeavors to provide you with enjoyable, thoughtful service, and authentic cultural discovery.

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What Are Our Guarantees?

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Guaranteed Departure

  • With varied choices of itineraries and departures, we guarantee you a fixed tour once you book with us.
  • Even if we fail to recruit others for your group, no extra charge will be forced upon you.
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Ideal Group Size

No more than 12 persons in a group assures you have a cheerful trip with good care from your guide.
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Excellent User-experience

  • We only use English-speaking Tibetan tour guides and experienced drivers, therefore you can explore Tibet with no worries.
  • An oxygen bottle is always on the tourist vehicle for an unexpected situation.
  • Travel insurance covers sudden accidents.
  • Restaurants that are carefully chosen to serve you safe and yummy local food.
  • Although we pay more for the hotels with a good location, we just want to make sure you don't have to waste time on the way to the scenic spots.
  • Sleep in 3 or 4-star hotels with a tasty breakfast.
  • A distinct Tibetan flavor welcome dinner gives you a happy beginning with hospitable Tibetan people.
  • No forced shopping unless you require one.
  • Money-back guaranteed. We commit to making a refund if the service is not as what we promised.
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Discount: (note: You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policies, not both.)

  • 5% off if you have another two companions.
  • 3% off for booking in advance for more than 3 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get a Tibet Travel Permit?

The Tibet Travel Permit is a necessary document for international tourists before traveling to Tibet. In fact, you can't even board a train or plane to Tibet without this permit. To get this permit, you first need to book a tour with us. Then, send us a photocopy of the information pages of your passport and Chinese visa. Once we've received all these copies, we will hand them over to Tibet Tourism Bureau to process your permit. It normally takes around 8-9 days. We assure you that we will deliver this permit to you at your hotel in mainland China or email a copy of the permit to you, according to your means of transportation. Please plan at least one month for your Tibet Travel Permit before you set to Tibet.

Tibet can be generally reached from two basic access points, namely: mainland China and Nepal. Hence, all points of entry to Tibet originate from these two countries. 

If you enter Tibet from mainland China, you need to apply for the Chinese Visa in your home country in advance. You can take direct flights from major cities of mainland China to Lhasa, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Chengdu, or Kunming. You can also choose to take a train to Tibet. The top five cities to take a train to Tibet is Xining, Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, and Shanghai.

If you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for a China Group Visa at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu even if you have already had a Chinese Visa. It usually takes 3 working days. There is a daily direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, which takes about 1hr 30min. Nepal to Tibet Overland Tour is also available, and it takes about 4 days from Kathmandu to Lhasa or vice versa. 

We offer a one-stop service to secure your train & flight tickets to Lhasa. Please feel free to contact us and our staff will help you book your preferred tickets & schedule. 

It depends on where you would like to visit. The top three destinations in Tibet are Lhasa, Shigatse, and Nagri. Actually we have already designed the top three destinations in our itineraries. 

For your first time trip to Tibet, if you have 4 to 6 days, you may have a glimpse of Tibet by joining 4 days Lhasa City Essential Group Tours or 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tours. For most travelers, 8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour is our best seller. If you are going to have a pilgrimage trip, 15 Days Mt.Everest& Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour would be your choice.

If you are very interested in the natural landscape, 10 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group tour is a good choice. However, if you are going to Kathmandu, 7 Days Lhasa Everest Kathmandu Overland Group tour is perfect for you due to the good value and stunning scenery. 


Generally speaking, the best time to visit Tibet is from April to October. However, it entirely depends on what you want to see and to do. In fact, most tourist spots in Tibet can be visited at any time of the year, such as Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Shigatse, etc. But a certain time of the year is better than others. For visiting Everest Base Camp, you may go there in April and May, or September and October with a clear sky and awesome visibility for having a better view of the Himalayas, and starry sky. Also, it's the best season to have trekking tours such as Mount Kailash Trekking tours.

Usually, our group size is 3 to 6 people, the maximum number is 12. It’s our belief to ensure our members an excellent user-experience. Other travelers come from all over the world. It's fun to travel with global tourists with different backgrounds, professions, interests, and so on.

You are welcome to bring your children to join our Tibet group tours. We quote prices for children according to their age. For infants below 2 years old, they are free of charge. For children between 2 to 12, there's a big discount for them if they don't occupy a bed. For teenagers aged 12 and over will be charged as adults. 

Not definitely. Only 1 or 2 clients going to the hospital due to altitude sickness among our thousands of travelers of all ranges of conditions every year. So the data is less than 0.1%. Please do not worry about it.

Generally speaking, altitude sickness is a series of physical discomfort when someone gets to a place with a high elevation, usually 2,700 meters(8,859 feet) and up. The elevation of Lhasa is 3,650 meters(11,975 feet). It's possible to have mild symptoms of altitude sickness like shortness of breath, tachycardia, or fast heart rate, headache, insomnia, and dizziness a few hours after your arrival. Usually, you will get restored in 2 days. In case the symptoms of high-altitude sickness persist, just inform your guide about it. Our travel guides are trained to handle any problem you will encounter in Tibet and they will send you to the hospital as soon as possible.    

If you travel by train, you will adapt to the high altitude better as you will ascend your altitude gradually.

Sure, you can book hotels of your own choice. Please inform your travel consultant about your accommodation to synchronize everything for your tour(ensure pickup and dropoff). However, you might find it's hard to book a hotel or lodging in the remote regions in Tibet like Mt. Kailash and Everest Base Camp. Please feel free to turn to our staff for help.

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