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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 consideration. Book one or some of them, you may have a joyful experience by exploring the authentic Tibetan culture, and fascinating plateau scenery, and discovering the mystery of this land. Some travelers may have different interests in achieving 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.

Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa

8 Days
Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour

Visit major tourist spots in Tibet, followed by holy lakes, glaciers and majestic snowy mountains on the way to EBC.

From USD930 p.p

Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour

Lhasa – Shigatse - EBC - Kailash - Shigatse - Lhasa

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

Explore Tibetan culture more deeply. It's a challenge as it's a pilgrimage tour to the holy Mt. Kailash and Everest.

From USD1990 p.p
4 Days Lhasa City Essential Group Tour

This essential trip is usually chosen by first-time visitors and it includes the most spectacular sites in Lhasa.

From USD490 p.p

Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour

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

9 Days

This excurse highlighted Mt.Everest - the world’s highest peak and holy Namtso Lake - heavenly lake in Tibetan.

From USD1230 p.p
Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa
5 Days

Designed for tourists with a special interest in Tibetan Buddhism. Hiking around Ganden Monastery is the highlight.

From USD610 p.p
Scenery along Qinghai Tibet Railway
7 Days

Head to the holy city Lhasa via Qinghai-Tibet Railway to see Potala Palace and relax by the sacred Lake Namtso.

From USD1040 p.p
Shanghai Tibet Train Tour
8 Days

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along Qinghai-Tibet Railway and explore the landmarks of Lhasa and Shigatse.

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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