Great Tibet Tour offers you cultural, historical and archaeological tours in central Tibet covering Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tsetang. Gyantse, located in the Nyang-chu Valley, is framed for Gyantse Kumbum at Pelkor Chöde Monastery, the largest Chorten in Tibet. About 90km northwest of Gyantse, lies Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest town and the traditional capital of Tsetang province. Tsetang is the fourth-largest city in Tibet and the capital of huge Shanna(Lhoka) prefecture. For travelers, Tsetang is of interest mainly as a jumping board for exploration of the Yarlung Valley, which is considered the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
During your exploration of the Tibet tourist destinations, Tibetan Buddhism Monasteries are the highlights of your cultural tour, as Tibet culture is actually the Tibetan Buddhism culture. You will see the great influent in all aspects of Tibetan people's life. Apart from touring in the monasteries, we will also arrange local Tibetan family visit. You can walk into the house, observe the furnishings, have a cup of buttered tea, try home-made snacks, and chat with the friendly people with the help of the tour guide.
Below are our hand-picked packages about the cultural tours. You will go to the most important monasteries, feel the local life in your way, get close contact to the highest mountain of the world, and meet pilgrims en-route to the holy places.