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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 the Tibet plateau. Mount Kailash Pilgrimage trek – wildly known kora route to 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 are other options for you. You can also maximize your experience by choosing a customized tour to any trekking destination in Tibet.  Check out the Tibet trekking tours, plan your adventure, and find a different Tibet!

Lhasa – Shigatse - EBC - Kailash - Shigatse - Lhasa
Explore Tibetan culture more deeply. It's a challenge as it's a pilgrimage tour to the holy Mt. Kailash and Everest.
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Lhasa – Ganden to Samye Trek – Lhasa
Experience the highlights of Lhasa and the most rewarding trekking route connecting two sacred Tibetan monasteries.
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Lhasa -Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek- Lhasa
Explore the birthplace of reincarnation, enjoy breathtaking alpine pastures, and feel the magic of nature at Yangpachen.
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Lhasa- Shalu To Nartang Trek- Shigatse- Lhasa
Follow the ancient trade route and pass through beautiful villages, Buddhist temples, and spectacular canyons.
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Lhasa- Shigatse- Old Tingri to EBC Trek- Shigatse- Lhasa
Looking for adventure? You may love trekking on the roof of the world to explore the magnificent scenery of Mt.Everest.
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Lhasa - Samye to Chimpuk Trek - Lhoka - Lhasa
Cover the best of Lhasa and Lokha, as well as a spiritual pilgrimage trail from Samye to Chimpuk meditation retreat.
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Lhasa- Dode Valley- Lhasa
Visit the must-see attractions of Lhasa and have a light trek in Dode Valley with pristine scenery.
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Hike to Sera Utsé Hermitage to experience cultural charm of Tibetan Buddhism and have a panoramic view of Lhasa City.
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Lhasa - Draksumtso - Nyingchi
Hiking around Xintso Lake in the depths of Draksumtso to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Lhasa-Shigatse-Gama Valley-Shigatse-Lhasa
Hiking on the eastern slope of Mt.Everest, enjoy the extremely spectacular Himalayan snow-capped mountains at close range.
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Lhasa-Namtso-Nagqu-Sepu Kangri-Biru-Lhasa
Take you deep into northern Tibet, appreciate Sepu Kangri, and hike among the snow-capped mountains and meadows.
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Lhasa- Sexiang- Cuoyu Village- Sexiang- Cuomei County- Lhasa
It's comparable to EBC in Nepal for appreciating Snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and alpine rhododendrons in June.
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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 also the best time to visit Tibet. Some hikers and trekkers believe they should avoid the rainy season from July to August. But in fact, rain in Tibet does not affect it a lot. Due to the block of high grand Himalayan mountains, heavy rain rarely falls. Besides that, even if it rains, it always rains at night. You can see the stunning sunrise the following day. From April to October, the weather is warm and comfortable. With the mild breeze, blooming flowers, lush forests, blue sky, and 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 snow.

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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