Sacred religious relics, postcard-worth sceneries and unique life styles are the indispensable factors for an unforgettable Tibet Tour. Every year, thousands of tourists go to the mysterious land to make their Tibetan dreams come true.
Potala Palace, Lakes Yamdrok and Namtso and Mount Everest Base Camp and Mount Kailash are the most popular attractions in Tibet. Besides these must-visit places, we go the extra mile with you by helping you explore some unknown places, such as the Drak Yerpa Hermit and Ganden Monasteries, Pala Manor and Tsada Clay Forest. You could learn more about Tibetan culture by making local costumes, Thangkas and other handcrafts on your own.
Over 70% of international tourists will join in a Tibet group tour package to enter Tibet, while there are still quite a few of them like private tours in Tibet. It might be because they want to do more trekking, cycling, photographing or they simply do not like too many people to go with them. It is not a problem at all! Please kindly check out both the group and private tour packages below and you will find the one you like the most.
Generally speaking, whenever you go to Tibet, you would see unique charming sceneries.
In spring (between March and May), the snow in Tibet is melting and the flowers are reaching their best season of a year, especially for the peach blossom in Nyingchi. Thousands of tourists will go to Nyingchi for the Peach Blossom Festival.
In summer (between June and August), the peak season for tourism in Tibet is coming! Lots of students choose Tibet as their summer holiday destination. The weather is getting warmer, so tourists do not have wear heavy coat any more.
In autumn (Between September and November), the foliage in Tibet is becoming red, which makes Tibet a paradise for photographer. There is not so much rainfall, so it will be safer for photographers to take photos on mountains, in valleys or beside rivers in Tibet. October is the best tome to climb the Mount Everest.
In winter (between November and next February), tourists can still enjoy abundant sunshine in Tibet, although the weather is getting colder. It is the best time to admire blue sky and lakes and glacier in Tibet in winter, because the reflection of the sky on lakes or glacier is more clear due to the winter’s thin cloud.
It is almost impossible to avoid altitude sickness in Tibet. However, it is possible to lessen it. Please check out the methods to lessen the altitude sickness as below:
Take a good rest. There is usually no sightseeing on the day you land in Tibet. Our tour guide and accompany you to your hotel to have a rest. It is suggested to stay in your hotel to take a good rest on the day you enter Tibet.
Move slowly. Some tourists are very excited when they arrive in Tibet, so they may can’t help jumping or running. It is not helpful for acclimatization by doing that. They have to calm down and move slowly in order to lessen the altitude sickness.
Take Acetazolamide. Taking Acetazolamide before you go to Tibet is helpful for lessening the altitude sickness. Please inquire your doctor for the quantity and other details about the medicine.
Heavy coat – You need to take heavy coat even if you travel to Tibet in summer due to the drastic temperature change between daytime and night in Tibet. The lowest temperature can reach 5 degree centigrade in some nights of August, the warmest month in Tibet.
Mountaineering shoes – The wild world in Tibet is charming, so you need a pair of mountaineering shoes. Even if you wouldn’t go to wild areas, you still need a pair mountaineering shoes to climb the steps on the way the Potala Palace, which is located in the city of Lhasa.
Sunglass and sunscreen – Lhasa enjoy a reputation of the “city of sunshine”, so it is important to avoid to getting burnt
Other necessary items include kettle and medicine. Besides, we will prepare oxygen for you.
Yes. In other seasons, the Mount Everest might be not so good as winter, because it might be too misty in other seasons, but in winter, there is almost no mist at all. During clear days in winter, you may see 5 giants on the view terrace of the Mount Everest Base Camp. These 5 giants are Everest, Lohtse, Makalu, Chooyu and Shishapangma.
It is also easier for tourists to get used to the low temperature on the Everest in winter, because the temperature on the Everest is not so significantly different with the temperature in other places in Tibet.
No, international tourists are not allowed to travel in Tibet alone. We have to respect the law made by Chinese government. And we do think international tourists need a tour guide in Tibet, because Tibet is a vast area with high altitude. If tourists have altitude sickness, they would need a local people to help them.
The Mount Kailash hike is the most popular hiking route in Tibet, as well as the most dangerous one. The falling stones, extreme weather, high altitude and wild dogs can all be killers on the hiking route. If there isn’t a tour guide who know the area well, the adventure would be even more dangerous.
Tourists could take a plane from Lhasa to Kathmandu or drive to Nepal along the Tibet-Nepal highway. Most tourists choose the latter, because they could stop for sightseeing during the car ride. The most popular tourist attractions along the highway include Potala Palace, Mount Everest Base Camp, Yamdrok Lake and Karola Glacier.
Normally it takes 7 days to finish the car-ride and sightseeing and it would take one more day if you want to visit the Lake Namtso, which is to the north of Lhasa. Tourists will enter Nepal from the Gyirong Port on the 7th or 8th day.
The answer is no. International tourists are not allowed to travel in Tibet without joining in a tour group organized by local agency. Foreigners should be organized into groups by local travel agencies, and follow the schedule throughout the trip.
It is necessary to apply for Tibet Entry Permit before we head to Tibet. Your tour itinerary, entry and exit cities, the modes of transportation, the scanning copy of the valid passport and visa shall be sent to local travel agencies through email at least a month in advance.
Foreign visitors are expected to prepare the following documents for visiting the north line: Tibet entry permit, military pass and Border permit. It takes you about one month to obtain these files.
Ngari Prefecture is a prefecture-level division belongs to the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is also one of the least densely populated areas in the world, retaining a unique plateau natural scenery.
The best time to visit Mount Kailash is from June to September, it’s not too cold for trekking, so that will be easier to finish the trekking in 3 days.
Keeping warm should be the first thing you keep in mind when you arrive in Tibet in winter. Although the average temperature in Tibet is about 15 degrees Celcius during daytime, it can drop to minus 5 degrees Celcius at night. There’s a large temperature difference between day and night, we suggest you prepare enough warm clothes, like thermal underwear, down coat, thick trousers and warm shoes.
Secondly, it’s important to arrange your itinerary reasonably. The areas around Lhasa and the lower altitudes area of Nyingchi are recommended destinations in winter.
Emergency medication can't be ignored during the trip. Such as cold medicine, vitamin, gastroenteritis medicine and altitude sickness medication. And you need some skincare products too, like sunscreen and moisturizing skin care products and lip balm.
There are some excellent places for photography in different seasons. Mount Everest is full of colorful flags in April, and you can see the mountain shined by golden sunlight in September.
Passing the Qushui Bridge, willows along the banks of the Brahmaputra river attracts numerous photographers, if you come here in July, the golden fields of cole flowers and green barley highland will be the highlights of your masterworks of photography.
Tashilhunpo Monastery can be the representation of Shigatse’s attractions. The monastery is built by the mountain, and famous for its murals which are various, colorful and exquisite, you can call it the masterpieces of Buddhist art.
There’s an airport called Ngari Gunsa Airport in Ngari Prefecture, where Mount Kailash is located in, so you can get there by air or sightseeing buses. If you are intended to enjoy the view of snow-covered plateau, lakes, forests and wild animals, sightseeing bus would be your first choice. But if you are restricted in time, and the reason to visit Mount Kailash is only trekking and sightseeing, the direct flight from Lhasa to Ngari will suit you better. The flight will take you about 2 hours, and the fares can be expensive.
Religion is extremely important to Tibetans. it has a profound impact in all aspects of life. Buddhism has been widespread since the 8th century, the main religion in Tibet has always been Buddhism since then. And that title once belonged to Indigenous shamanism and Bon which is made up of a large number of ethnic minorities.
The Tibet autonomous region has four mosques with between 4,000 and 5,000 Muslim worshippers. The traditional Yenching Catholic community in the eastern part of the region has a Catholic church with 700 parishioners.
In addition to the above religions, there are also some folk religious sects active in some remote areas of Tibet.