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 an 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 Tibetan culture is actually the Tibetan Buddhism culture. You will see a great influence on all aspects of Tibetan people's life. Apart from touring in the monasteries, we will also arrange a 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 in the world, and meet pilgrims en-route to the holy places.
Are you a fan of Tibetan history? If yes, come and join this private tour which will show you the first temple, the first palace in Tibet and the largest mausoleums of Tibetan kings from the 29th. to 40th. generation, including the great Songtsen Gampo.
This is a tour of exploring the Tibetan culture. You can visit all the influential monasteries, palaces, temples in Yarlung Valley, which is considered as “the cradle of Tibetan civilization”. You can also see Tibetan incense and engraving workshops in Nyemo County – the birthplace of Tibetan language.
Lhasa - Tsetang - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
This impressive journey will not let you down definitely. The itinerary involves all the important tourist sites in Lhasa, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, the top three Gelugpa monasteries, etc. The significant activity is to witness the mysterious sky-burial site at Drigung Til Monastery.
This is a relatively easy route for travelers. After 2 days of essential sightseeing tour in Lhasa, tourists will go to Shigatse passing through Gyantse, then stay overnight at the lakeside of Namtso - the holiest lake in Tibet. At last, enjoy a hot spring bath in Yampachen on the way back to Lhasa.
This journey starts from exploring Lhasa city, then drive to Namtso for a ‘Heavenly Lake’ experience. On the way, you will enjoy the vast grassland and charming natural scenery. The last station is to head to Tsedang for discovering the "cradle of Tibetan civilization" and Samye Monastery, the first monastery in Tibet.
Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Tsetang - Lhasa
This tour package has much to offer, spectacular monasteries, beautiful alpine landscapes, and charming villages. The most attractive scenery is Lhamo Latso Lake, one of the most famous pilgrimage destinations. Many pilgrims believe that if they keep fasts for three days with sincerity, they will obtain a revelation of their future in the skull-shaped mirror of the lake.
The tour will take you to some great cities in Tibet and show you the dreamy natural views and the origin of Tibetan Buddhism. After a 4-day visiting in Lhasa, you will head to the east and discover the symbols of the Tibet culture then enjoy the two of top three holy lakes.
Lhasa – Tsetang – Gyantse – Shigatse – Lake Namtso – Lhasa
It could be a glory to go on a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash during Saga Dawa Festival. On the journey，you can visit most of the top monasteries and holy lakes in Tibet. Follow your heart and start a journey of blessing and purification!
Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC – Saga – Darchen - Mt Kailash Kora – Lake Manasarovar - Saga – Shigatse – Lhasa
With a culture tour in Lhasa, you will visit the best of Lhasa city including the World Heritage Site of the Potala, Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor pilgrimage circuit, and meditation tour in Dark Yerpa Hermitage.