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Top 7 Tibet Tours

Tibet is mysterious to travelers, backpackers, and Buddhists. 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 selected the top 7 Tibet trips & itineraries for you after our careful considerations. Book one or some of our top Tibet tours, you may have a joyful experience by exploring the authentic Tibetan culture and fascinating plateau scenery, seizing the best highlights, as well as 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 USD1240 p.p
Friendship Highway
Lhasa-Shigatse-EBC-Nepal Border
7 Days

Take you from the mysterious Tibetan plateau to Kathmandu by crossing the Himalayans, full of dreamlike landscapes.

From USD980 p.p
Visit the forbidden city to discover the old times.
13 Days

Visit Beijing's essences as well as the highlights of Chengdu and Lhasa to discover the culture and traditional beauty.

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

First Time Trip to Tibet

When to Go

A lot will depend on what you want to see and what kind of weather you can tolerate. Generally, the comfortable seasons for most of the major tourist attractions, like Namtso Lake, Mt. Everest camp and Mt.Kailash are in summer (June to August) and in fall (from September to October). The landscape of the plateau is colorful and the weather is pleasant. Winter and spring (November to next April) are the perfect seasons to visit Lhasa city and its surroundings such as Shigatse, with the temperature staying at around 10°C to -8°C. The visibility in the air is high and the attractions are least touristy. Besides, you can benefit from the year-low flight fare and discounted hotels.

How Long to Stay

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, majestic Mt. Everest or Kailash, admiring stunning landscapes, or visiting a Tibetan family, you will need 6-15 days or even more time. More tours are available on our website depending on your schedule.

Where to Go

Tibet is a popular and marvelous destination filled with remote Buddhist monasteries, natural beauty, and mysterious culture. Geographically, Tibet is large and the attractions are scattered. The following experiences should not be missed:
Explore the Buddhist culture of Tibet: Lhasa (3~5 days);
View the highest peak in the world: Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (7-10 days);
A Journey to the Center of the World: Mt.Kailash (12~15 days)

How to Plan a Tibet Trip

Our Tibet Travel Guide provides some practical articles and advice about how to plan a Tibet trip so that you can know all the steps in detail. From the necessary documents to your Tibet Travel Permit, from the ways of preventing high altitude sickness to choosing the best time to go, our professional travel consultant will be happy to work with you for a perfect vacation.

How to Avoid Altitude Sickness?

When you first go to the Tibetan plateau, do not exercise vigorously, do not overeat, and preferably do not drink and smoke; but have more vegetables, fruits and other vitamin-rich substances, drink plenty of water, and prevent yourself from catching a cold. It is recommended to travel to Tibet by train to better adapt to the high-altitude environment.

What about the Cost of a Tibet Trip?

The cost of your Tibet trip depends on several factors. Firstly, your travel time. The cost in peak tourist season (July to August)is highest, followed by shoulder season(April to June and Sep to Oct), and off-season(Nov to March) is the cheapest. Secondly, your transportation means. Taking a flight is more expensive than taking a train. Thirdly, your travel duration. The longer you stay, the more expenses you need to spend. Take an example of 4 days Lhasa city essential group tour, the cost is about USD125 per day if you choose 3-star hotels in the shoulder season.

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