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Free Tibet Attraction for Winter Tibet Tour

Potala Palace in winter

Good news! If you plan to have a Tibet tour in the winter of 2023, you're lucky! To promote winter tourism in Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region announced that travelers in Tibet could enjoy preferential policies from November 1st 2023 to March 15th, 2024. A great number of Tibetan Attractions are free of charge, including state-owned attractions with grade sites above AAA (Tibetan temples and monasteries are excepted). 

The big names in Tibet, such as the Potala Palace, Everest Base Camp, Mt.Kailash, etc., are all free to visit. For example, the Potala Palace is not only famous for its splendor but also for the difficulty of getting a ticket. However, during these three months, every traveler can have a close encounter with its beauty free of charge. Therefore, having a tour in Tibet this winter will save hundreds of dollars.

If you are interested in realizing your Tibet dream at the lowest cost, the winter Tibet tour is your choice. Not only for the entrance tickets but also all the related prices, such as flight, train tickets, accommodation, tour guide fee, transportation, etc. would be much cheaper than usual. As a local travel agency, we offer numerous tour packages that can meet your needs as well as your budget. What's more, you can also customize your private tour and have a unique experience in this holy land.

Free Scenic Sites

Here is the list of free scenic spots in Tibet from Nov 1, 2023, to March 15, 2024:

Lhasa Region: Potala Palace, Norbulingka park, Tibet Museum, Tibetan Yak Museum...
Shigatse Region: Karola Glacier, Everest National Nature Reserve, Sakya Ancient City, Pala Manor...
Ngari Region: Kailash(not open in winter), Manasarovar(not open in winter), Pangong Lake, Zhari Namco, Piyang Dongga, Khyung lung Dngul mkhar...
Nyingchi Region: Pagsum Lake, Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, Lulang Forest, Nanyi Valley, Midui Glacier...
Nagqu Region: Tangra Yumco, Siling Lake...
Shannan Region: Yamdrok Lake, Lagari Palace, Lebugou...

Here are some top scenic spots.

The magnificent Potala Palace, with nine stories and a thousand rooms, is built by King Songtsen Gampo for his bride from the Tang Dynasty. Now, you can explore numerous invaluable treasures and artworks free of charge in this magnificent red and white structure.

Potala Palace
Majestic Potala Palace.

Jokhang Temple is recognized as the most important temple in Tibetan Buddhism. This elegant architecture was built in 652 by King Songtsen Gampo. Being founded for his two brides, the Princess of the Tang Dynasty and the Princess of Nepal, the temple has a mixed style of Chinese, Tibetan, and Nepalese design. Pilgrims all over Tibet come to Jokhang Temple to do kora around it and worship in front of it.

Jokhang temple
Jokhang Temple is the most sacred monastery in Tibet.

Sera Monastery, whose name means “Wild Roses Monastery” in Tibetan, is 6 kilometers north of Jokhang Monastery. Every afternoon, from Monday to Saturday, monks in traditional red robes will debate on Buddhism in the courtyard. You can’t miss this famous debate. Besides the debate, Sera Monastery is also renowned as the last Buddhist monastery to be built and houses delicate mandalas and murals of Buddha.

Sera Temple
Buddhism debate on Sera Monastery.

Famous as one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet, the Yamdrok Lake attracts countless travelers to admire its beauty. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains and fed by small streams, it’s enormous, with a length of over 72 meters. In front of this turquoise lake, you can free your body and your spirit from noise. And of course, free of charge.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake.

Travelers, climbers, and armchair explorers all around the world are all interested in the highest peak in the world. During your tour of Tibet, you can't miss Mount Everest. In winter, Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve is also free to travelers from all over the world. You can trek in the massive shadow of Mount Everest, and have a great view of stunning scenery along the road. We also offer comfortable vehicles. You might have a chance to enjoy a starry night at the Base Camp and be shocked by the marvelous view of the sunset and sunrise of the golden Everest Peak. You will enjoy the complete experience with less charge, don’t miss the boat.

The golden summit of Mt.Everest.

To have a spiritual tour in Tibet, the holy Mount Kailash and holy Lake Manasarovar are the best destinations. Luckily, they are also free of charge now. Mount Kailash is recognized as the residence of Shiva, the Supreme Being in Hinduism, which is famous as the center of the world in Buddhism. Pilgrims from all over the world come to this mountain and do kora around it, making it one of the most important pilgrimages in Asia. Fed by the Kailash Glaciers, Lake Manasarovar is the highest freshwater lake as well as the holiest lake in the world. In Hinduism, the lake was created by the Lord Brahma in his mind. You can do kora with pilgrims, admire the marvelous scenery of the lake, and refresh your spirit.

Mt.Kailash attracts numerous pilgrims every year.

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