Tibet is truly the roof of the world. It is the source of famous rivers like the Yangtze, Yellow, Mekong, and Indus; it is a Buddhist holy land, where you can see Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags hanging all around; it is a sacred place, where magnificent monasteries are sitting halfway down the snow-capped mountains, under the blue sky, or close to the pure lakes. More than 2 million foreign travelers visit Tibet every year. They come to this land and visit the iconic images like the prominent historical architectures - Potala Palace, mystical Jokhang Temple; go for adventure by bike riding on the way to Namtso or suburb of Lhasa City; go to see Mt. Everest – a trip to Everest Base Camp could be an unforgettable memory of your life.
As the Top Tibet tour operator, Great Tibet Tour was recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the best reputed local Tibet travel agencies. We specialize in providing perfect service for worldwide travelers with many well-designed Tibet tour packages. With great responsibility, professional know-how and passion for innovation, Great Tibet Tour endeavors to provide clients an experience beyond their expectations by enjoyable, thoughtful service, and authentic culture discovery.
All our English-speaking Tibetan guides are professional and enthusiastic. They make every effort to your excellent Tibet trip. Meanwhile, ensuring a safe and joyful Tibet vacation is our top priority. Send an inquiry to our travel consultants for suggestions and help to make your dream Tibet trip come true.
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For people with a tight budget or a solo traveler, small group tours are just exactly suitable for you! Tourists can enjoy a fantastic Tibet tour at a relatively lower price compared with private tours, and make new like-minded friends as an additional prize.
We offer some handpicked itineraries with fixed departure dates and a maximum of 12 persons a group, to share the cost of accommodation, vehicle, guide service fee, etc.
Look no further — below is a hand-picked selection of Tibet private tour itineraries, top-rated by thousands of travelers. Treat them simply as inspirations as our travel consultant will tailor-make them individually to match your needs.
The Tibet-themed tours are sorted by your interests, such as visiting Everest Base Camp - get close to the highest mountains of the world and make your dream of reaching the sky come true; having an Mt.Kailash kora - a spiritual tour to purify the soul; experiencing Qinghai-Tibet railway - witness the stunning scenery along the sky road; exploring China and Tibet in one package - trace the Chinese history heritage and the Tibet culture. We listed different tour themes below for your perusal. Let's see what you might expect to do.
You can experience many superlatives like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash, Potala Palace, Guge Kingdom, etc. Why not let us enlighten you by whisking you away to this awe-inspiring land of mystery?
A lot will depend on what you want to see and what kind of weather you can tolerate. Generally, the comfortable seasons for most of the major tourist attractions, like Namtso Lake, Mt. Everest camp and Mt.Kailash are summer (June to August) and fall (from September to October). The landscape of the plateau is colorful and the weather is pleasant. Winter and spring (Nov. to next April) are the perfect seasons to visit Lhasa and its surroundings and Shigatse city, with the temperature staying at around 10°C to -8°C. The visibility in the air is high and the attractions are least touristy. Besides, you can benefit from the year-low flight and Tibet train ticket and discounted hotels.
Knowing what you expect to see or do in Tibet will help determine how long you should stay. We recommend at least 4 days for visiting the essential attractions of Lhasa . If you are interested in experiencing more out of Lhasa, like holy lakes, glaciers, majesty Mt. Everest or Kailash, admiring amazing landscapes, or visiting a Tibetan family, you will need 6-15 days or even more time. More tour choices are available on our website depends on your vacation.
Tibet is a popular and marvelous destination filled with remote Buddhist monasteries, natural beauty, and mysterious culture. Geographically, Tibet is large and the attractions are scattered. The following experiences should not be missed:
Explore the Buddhist history of Tibet: Lhasa (3~5 days);
View the highest peak in the world: Everest Base Camp (7-10 days);
A Journey to the Center of the world: Mt.Kailash (12~15 days)
Our Tibet Travel Guide provides some practical articles and advice about how to plan a Tibet trip so that you can know all the steps about preparing an ideal Tibet tour. From the necessary documents to your Tibet Travel Permit, from the ways of preventing high altitude sickness to choosing the best time to go, our professional travel consultant will be happy to work with you for a perfect vacation.
When you first go to the Tibetan plateau, do not exercise vigorously, do not overeating, and preferably do not drink and smoke; but have more vegetables, fruits and other vitamin-rich substances, drink plenty of water, and prevent yourself from catching a cold. It is recommended to travel to Tibet by train to better adapt to the high altitude.
The cost of your Tibet tour depends on several factors. Firstly, your travel time. The cost in peak tourist season (July to August)is highest, followed by shoulder season(Apri to June and Sep to Oct), and off-season(Nov to March) is the cheapest. Secondly, your transportation means. Taking a flight is more expensive than taking a train. Thirdly, your travel duration. The longer you stay, the more expenses you need to spend. Take an example of 4 days Lhasa city essential group tour, the cost is about USD125 per day if you choose 3-star hotels in the shoulder season.