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Tibet Trekking Tour

Tibet is a vast region with diverse views - high mountains, deep valleys, ancient monasteries, religious faith, and endless plains offer incredible opportunities for trekking.  Whereas the remoteness of Tibet combined climatic extremes and particular terrain challenges for adventurous hikers, and it's also a unique reward. The wonders of Tibet’s natural environment are enhanced by the people met along the trail, heritages to an ancient and fascinating way of life. Blessedly, it is still possible to enjoy the off-the-beaten trekking routes in Tibet without encountering modern civilization.

Here, we recommend the top 5 Tibet trekking tour packages that take you to explore the unique culture and natural scenery of Tibet plateau. Mount Kailash Pilgrimage trek – wildly known kora route to the Asia’s most sacred Mountain Kailash; Ganden to Samye trek – the most classic spiritual journey to connect two of the holiest Buddhist monasteries and enjoy marvelous landscapes; Tingri to Mount Everest trek - the popular trekking route to enjoy stunning Himalayan Mountains; Tsurphu to Yangpachen trek – the scenic trekking route that perfectly balances cultural and wilderness activities; Shalu to Nartang trek – the shortest route that makes you feel like tracing back to the past, as you will hike past villages and dry canyons.

Besides the top 5 trekking routes, here're other options for you. You can also maximize your experience by choosing a customized tour to any trekking destination in Tibet.  Check the Tibet trekking tours, plan your adventure, and find a different Tibet!

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

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

Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Kailash Trek - Lake Manasarovar – Zhongba - Shigatse - Lhasa
Amazing scenery around Yamdrok Lake.
It's comparable to EBC in Nepal for appreciating Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and alpine rhododendrons in June.

9 Days Kula Kangri to Baimalincuo Trek

Lhasa- Sexiang- Cuoyu Village- Sexiang- Cuomei County- Lhasa
Ganden to Samye Tibet Trekking Tour
This trekking tour will offer you a unique journey from Ganden to Samye. After an exploration in Lhasa city and suburb, the trekking will start in Ganden. During the following 4 days, you will enjoy the scenery of valleys, mountains, and lakes. You will finally arrive in Samye and have a view of the golden spires of Samye.

9 Days Ganden to Samye Tibet Trekking Tour

Lhasa – Ganden Manastery - Trek to Samye Manastery – Lhasa
Tsurphu to Yangpachen Tibet Trekking Tour
Starting from Tsurphu Monastery, the originating place of the reincarnation system in Tibetan Buddhism, this classic route allows you to have an exciting hiking trip to the northwest of Lhasa and have a bath in Yangbajain Hot Springs to feel the miracle of nature.
2 of our clients
This tour package is a good choice if you want a taste of middle-level trekking in Tibet in 2 to 3 days. This journey will follow the ancient trade routes and show you a lively splendid chapter of Tibetan history.

9 Days Shalu to Nartang Tibet Trekking Tour

Lhasa-Shalu-Shalu To Nartang Trek-Shigatse-Lhasa
Tingri to Everest trek
Looking for adventure? You may love trekking on the roof of the world to explore the magnificent scenery of Mt.Everest.

12 Days Tingri to Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Old Tingri - Trekking to EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
It's a great experience to view the amazing scenery closer during your trekking tour.
This tour will lead you to visit the main tourist sites inside and outside of Lhasa, then drive to Samye, where you will do a trek to Chimpuk Hermitage, once a meditation retreat for Guru Rinpoche. If you feel good, you can climb up to the peak of Chipmunk.

7 Days Chimpuk Hermitage Trekking Tour

Lhasa - Samye – Trekking - Chimpuk - Tsetang - Lhasa
Have a rest
Joining in this private tour is a good choice if you are interested in trekking but with a tight schedule. After visiting all the must-see attractions of Lhasa, you can spend one day to hike in Dode Valley, which is full of pristine scenery and regarded as the back garden of Lhasa.
Guide & our client
Visiting Sera Utsé Hermitage is the highlight of this 5-day private tour. Sera Utsé Mountain is on the outskirts of Lhasa. In addition to overlooking the panoramic view of Lhasa city, you can find many hidden small temples on the trekking route.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best Tibet Trekking time?

Generally speaking, travelers can have a Tibet trekking tour from April to October, which is the peak tourist season. Some hikers and trekkers hold the opinion that they should avoid the rainy season from July to August. But in fact, rain in Tibet does not affect a lot. Due to the block of high grand Himalaya mountains, heavy rain rarely falls. Besides that, even it rains, it always rains at night. You can see the stunning sunrise the next morning. From April to October, the weather is warm and comfortable. With the mild breeze, blooming flowers, lush forests, blue sky, warm sunlight, your trekking in Tibet must be unforgettable and wonderful. Winter is not the right time for trekkers because of the heavy snow and low temperature. Partial attractions in remote Tibetan areas will be closed and the roads will be blocked by the heavy snows.

According to the regulations of the National Tourism Administration, foreigners are not allowed to travel to Tibet on their own, let alone trekking in Tibet. You can only trek in Tibet with the help of a local Tibet Travel Agency by applying for a Tibet Travel Permit including the pre-arranged trekking route, tour guide, vehicles, accommodation, etc. according to your preference.

As is known to the world, the reason why Tibet is such a hot tourist destination is that the natural scenery in Tibet is attractive and charming. The best way for travelers to explore the natural beauty in the vast Tibetan plateau is to go trekking in Tibet, which is also a great way to get closer to nature. By trekking, you can have a chance to enjoy the crystal-like lakes, splendid Tibetan temples and monasteries, white snow-capped mountains, mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, running rays, and sheep on the boundless grassland, and so on.

High altitude sickness is the biggest concern for most travelers. Some trekking routes can reach over five thousand meters. Therefore preparing some medicine before your tour is the best choice. Nuodikang Capsules, Nifedipine, and Suoluomabao Capsules (known as Hongjingtian Capsules in Chinese) are the most common drugs for high altitude sickness.  Suoluomabao Capsules can be taken three days before your departure for prevention.  During your trekking, if you feel uncomfortable, you should tell your tour guide immediately, and descend the height soon. If the symptom of the high altitude sickness doesn't get relieved, you should be sent to the nearby hospital as quickly as possible.


There are two main ways for trekkers and hikers to get to Tibet. One way is to get to Tibet from mainland China, and the other way is to get to Tibet from Nepal. If you get to Tibet from China, you are required to apply for a Chinese visa. If you get to Tibet from Nepal, you are required to apply for Group Tourist Visa.

Before you arrive in Tibet, you are required to take Tibet Travel Permit which can only be applied by a local tour agency. Besides that, you are required to have an Alien’s Travel Permit or Military Permit when you trek in some remote Tibetan areas such as Mt Kailash, Mt Everest, etc. With more than ten years’ experience in operating Tibet tours, Great Tibet Tour can help you obtain all those permits if you book our tour packages.

The temperature from November to March is low, so trekkers should take some warm and thick clothes. The temperature from April to October is higher than other months, therefore you can bring some thin and light garments concerning the big temperature difference between the day and night, you are suggested taking some sweaters and jackets as well. If you are going to higher altitude places such as Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc., you are suggested to take your down jacket and thick pants. What’s more, the following items are also recommended: first-aid packets, sports shoes, tissues, drinks, dry food, masks, sleeping bags, waterproof, some skin-care products, such as sunhat, sun cream, sunglasses, lip balm, etc.

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