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Tibet Tours for Expats

Dreaming of a visit to Tibet to see its majestic mountains, mysterious Tibetan Buddhist culture, and unique plateau landscape? Now it's your time to start exploring since Tibet reopened to expats living in China from May 9th, 2021. In this marvelous land, there are many famous monasteries such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Ganden Monastery, etc., the highest mountain – Everest, the most sacred mountain in Asia - Kailash, the lost civilization - Guge kingdom, and other historical sites.

As the leading Tibet tour operator based in Lhasa officially licensed by the government, Great Tibet Tour has chosen top-recommended tours for expats after our careful considerations. Book one or some of them, you may have a joyful experience by exploring the authentic Tibetan culture, fascinating plateau scenery, and discovering the mystery of this land. Some travelers may have different interests to achieve their dreams of Tibet, and we are willing to use the local professional knowledge to tailor your Tibet trip according to your tastes and budget.

In addition, as we put the health and safety of our customers first during the pandemic, we will also take necessary epidemic prevention measures to ensure your worry-free trip. We look forward to seeing you in Lhasa!

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa

8 Days
Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group 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.

From USD930 p.p

Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour

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

15 Days
Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour

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.

From USD1840 p.p
4 Days Lhasa City Essential 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.

From USD450 p.p

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

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

9 Days

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.

From USD1220 p.p
Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa
5 Days

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.

From USD550 p.p
Scenery along Qinghai Tibet Railway
7 Days

It’s a good idea to take a train to Lhasa from Beijing, not only for the cheaper price compared with flight but also for the awe-inspiring scenery along the way. The train crosses from the north to southwest of China, which shows the half splendid landscape of China.

From USD1040 p.p
Shanghai Tibet Train Tour
8 Days

You won't feel boring on the train as you will enjoy the changing scenery all the way. You will see Tibetan antelope, wild yak, Namtso lake, etc. After crossing the Tanggula Pass, Tibet is at your feet. Then you will travel from Lhasa to Shigatse, and enjoy the beauty on the road.

From USD1235 p.p

Top Travel Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

How do China expats get a Tibet Travel Permit?

Tibet has reopened to China ex-pats living in mainland China and officially issued Tibet Travel Permits from July. Now you can contact us and prepare following documents for your Tibet Travel Permit.

  • Colorful scans of your passport and China residence visa;
  • Screenshot of your Green Health Code and Green Arrow Code;
  • Work certification from your company with a confirmation of your stay in China for 90 days(with a red stamp);
  • Negative nucleic acid reports within 7 days.

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.

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.

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.

We can 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. 


Generally, it is recommended to book your Tibet tour about 1 month in advance in order to handle the travel.

  • It usually takes 7-14 working days to apply for your travel permits depending your the tourist destinations.
  • During the peak tourist season (July-September), please confirm your booking even further in advance due to the high demands of hotels, vehicles, tickets, tour guides, and so on. .
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