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  • 8 Days Tibet Group Tour from Kathmandu
  • 8 Days Tibet Group Tour from Kathmandu
  • 8 Days Tibet Group Tour from Kathmandu
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8 Days Tibet Group Tour from Kathmandu from $1362

With the reopening of the Gyirong Port for international tourists, the overland journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa has become accessible once again. Join our 8-day group tour, featuring fixed departures and a budget-friendly price, as you take on a memorable adventure.

The journey begins in Kathmandu, a popular gateway city to Tibet, where you will be transferred to the Gyirong Port at the border. From there, you will travel to Lhasa, passing through awe-inspiring destinations like Mount Everest, Shigatse, and Gyantse. Prepare to be enchanted by the remarkable attractions and breathtaking high plateau landscapes along the way, including the Tashilhunpo Monastery, Palcho Monastery, the enchanting Yamdrok Lake, etc. Once in Lhasa, you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich Tibetan culture and delve into the fascinating history of the region.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Enjoy the breathtaking high plateau sceneries - snow peaks, grasslands, pure lakes, blue sky...
  • Explore the wilder regions out of Lhasa - Tingri, Lhatse, Shigatse and Gyantse where the tradition of Tibet have been preserved well.
  • Climb up to the top of Potala Palace, also go to explore the biggest Tibetan Buddhism monasteries in Lhasa city.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour code: TD-JT-08B
  • Tour Type: Join-in Small Group Tour
  • Destination: Kathmandu - Gyirong - Tingri - Mount Everest - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
  • Duration: 8 days and 7 nights
  • Departure: Fixed Departure
  • Travel Theme: CulturePhotographyMountainArchitecture
  • Best Time: SpringSummerAutumnWinter
  • Physical Level

    Physical Requirements

    • Capable of walking short to medium distances by oneself in high altitudes. Must be capable of minor ascents and descents.
    • Capable of light walking and hiking in high altitudes. Suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Average fitness level. High altitude hiking for several hours.
    • Possibly includes high altitude hiking of up to 6 hours per day or activities of a similar nature. Requires an elevated level of fitness.
    • Features demanding high altitude treks or cycling. Only suitable for those with a high level of physical fitness and endurance.

    Note: If you have any questions concerning the requirements or the unique demands for your particular tour package, please feel free to contact one of our helpful Travel Consultants for further information.

    It's advisable to have a body check-up or have your doctor's advice before visiting Tibet. Visitors with a record of heart, lung, liver, or kidney problems must seek medical advice before making the decision to go to Tibet Also, people with any of the following problems should not go to Tibet.

    • Have already caught a cold
    • Have severe anemia
    • Have high blood pressure or severe heart disease
    • Have pneumonia, tuberculosis, tracheitis, or bronchitis
  • Tour Pace
    Medium

    Tour Pace

    • Leisure: enjoy your tour in a slow pace, allowing plenty of time for photography, you will see the most famous attractions, and spend plenty amount of time in each destination.
    • Comfortable: enjoy your tour in a comfortable pace, you will see most popular attractions, and spend reasonable amount of time in each attraction.
    • Tight: enjoy your tour at a tight pace, as you will be able to see as many tour attractions as possible in the available amount of time.
  • Max Altitude
    5,200 m

    Altitude

    High Altitude Sickness is one of the biggest challenges when travelling in Tibet. According to our experience, most people will be fine up to 3500m above sea level, as the altitude go higher up to 4500m, mild symptoms as shortness of breath, headache might occur. Adverse reactions may vary from person to person. In most cases, the symptoms are mild and will subside in several hours to several days as the body acclimatizes.

    Mild Symptoms of AMS include:

    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath with exertion
    • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Fatigue
    • Loss of appetite
    • Poor sleeping
    • Dizziness or light-headedness
    Definition of High Altitude

Your tour - at a glance

Day 1~3 Nepal to Tingri via Mount Everest

Start your tour at Kathmandu and drive to Gyirong Town on the first 2 days, then visit Mount Everest and back to Tingri for accommodation.

Day 4-5 Tingri to Lhasa via Gyantse

On the Day 4, you will travel from Shigatse to Lhasa and visit unique Palcho Monastery, imposing Karola Glacier and tranquil Yamdrok Lake on route.

Day 6~8 Lhasa Tour & Departure

Visit the most classic attractions in Lhasa on Day 6 and Day 7, including the grandiose Potala Palace, holy Buddhist sites Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, also the exotic Barkhor Street and quiet Norbulingka, and depart from Lhasa at Day 8 by flight or train.

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

Day 1 Kathmandu - Syabrubesi (137 km, About 7 hrs' drive)

In the morning, our local team will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and begin our driving journey to Syabrubesi Village, situated near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Please be aware the road conditions is not good and can make the journey relatively long. However, fret not, as the picturesque landscapes you will encounter along the way will make the drive worthwhile. Prepare to be enchanted by the lush green hills, deep valleys, and the serene beauty of the Trisuli River.

Stay overnight at your guesthouse in Syabrubesi Village.

Day 2 Syabrubesi - Gyirong Town

Today, you will be accompanied to the border and then cross the port on yourself. Once you finish your immigration formalities, our local Tibetan guide and drive will meet your at Gyirong Port, and then drive to Gyirong Town. Gyirong Town is home to many Buddhist temples, and you will have the opportunity to visit Paba Temple, a remarkable Nepali-style temple believed to have been constructed by Songtsan Gambo, a renowned Tibetan king, when he married the Nepalese princess Bhrikuti. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the surroundings.

Accommodate at your guesthouse in Gyirong Twon.

  • Gyirong Port Gyirong Port

Day 3 Gyirong - Tingri / 480 km, About 11hrs' Drive

After breakfast, you will have a long drive to Mount Everest. The views along the road are stupendous. The beautiful Pekutso Lake can be seen from the road either in clear day. When you get to Gawula Pass (5,250 m), you can get off the car to marvel at the spectacular scenery of five glorious peaks over 8,000 meters, Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lotse (8,516m), Mt Everest (8,844 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Shishapama (8,020 m) dominating on Himalaya Ranges from left to right. Keep driving about 2 hours from Gawula, you will reach Mount Everest Scenic Area Parking Lot where you will shift on to an eco-bus to Rongbuk Monastery (altitude: 5,100m), the highest monastery in the world as well as the best photography location to take photos of the intoxicating view of Mt. Everest, and spend some time exploring the Everest Base Camp.

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Accommodation: if you visit Mount Everest during off season (November to April), you will accommodate at Rongbuk Guest House near the Rongbuk Monastery; if you visit Mount Everest during the peak season (May to October), you will accommodate at the Tibetan Tents Camp which is only run between May and October by local Tibetans. It is near Rongbuk Monastery as well. The accommodation at both places is very simple and basic, only dorm beds with communal squat toilets are available. Duvets, heated blankets and hot water will be provided, and you are suggested to bring your own sleeping bag and toilet paper. There is no running water, sinks or showers. The dining room just offers basic breakfast and dinner without menu.

Tips for today: 1) Remember to dress warmly all the time; 2) avoid strenuous activity to prevent from high altitude sickness.

After sightseeing, drive to Tingri for accommodation

  • Tibet Plateau Landscape along Kathmandu Lhasa Overlanding Tibet Plateau Landscape along Kathmandu Lhasa Overlanding

Day 4 Tingri - Shigatse / 240km, About 7hrs' Drive (B)

In the morning, you will drive 4.5 hour to Shigatse. After arriving at Shigatse, you will go to visit the landmark of Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery. Tashilhunpo Monastery is famous as the seat of successive Panchen Lama who is another leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is an interesting sprawling amalgam of traditional Tibetan monastic style halls, chapels and other structures connected by precipitous steps and narrow cobblestone alleys.

Have a good sleep in Shigatse.

  • Qamba Buddha
  • Scenic China-Nepal Highway Scenic China-Nepal Highway

Day 5 Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa / 375km, About 7~8 hrs' Drive (B)

Today, you will leave Shigatse for Lhasa. First, drive about 2 hours to Shigatse's sister city - Gyantse. Enjoy the fascinating sky and mountain views along the road. After arrival, pay a visit to the characteristic Palcho Monastery. Found in 1436, this monastery is famous for its Kumbum, a magnificent stupa and symbol of the monastery.  And the Myriad Buddha Stupa there, consists of hundreds of chapels arranged in layers, housing some 100,000 images of Buddhas.

Continue your trip from Gyantse to the holy lake - Yamdrok. En route, you will pass by the imposing Karola Glacier. Yamdrok Lake is known as one of "Three Holy Lakes" but featured in the clearest lake views. The water is as clean as crystal, and the glimmering water will shock you in sunshine. With it being branded as the crystal holy lake, one will always carry a sense of worship when standing beside the lake.

Leaving Yamdrok Lake, drive ahead to Lhasa.

Tips of today: 1. Wear warm clothes to prevent from cold and wild; 2. Prepare some food and drinks in advance because you will spend much time on the road.

  • White Pagoda of Palcho Monastery White Pagoda of Palcho Monastery
  • Tibetan Stone Marks beside Yamdrok Lake in Gyantse Yamdrok Tibetan Stone Marks

Day 6 Lhasa

After two days' acclimatization, you should be ready physical to defeat the uprising steps to reach the top of the Potala Palace. You will be picked up by your tour guide at your hotel, then go to explore Potala Palace, the symbol of Tibet, in the less-crowded morning. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Potala Palace is the highest (in altitude: 3,700 m) palace in the world. Because of its spectacular architecture style and magnificent Tibetan cultural value, it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, and honored as one of the most beautiful architectural buildings in the world. Originally built in the 7th century, Potala Palace is divided into two main parts: the White Palace and the Red Palace. After entering the gate, you will take about 30 mins to walk up along the stone steps to reach the White Palace, which is challenging for most of the tourists as the increasing of altitudes. You are advised to ascend slowly and make some stops to take rest and take photos of the grandiose architecture and panoramic scene of Lhasa city. The White Palace was the living quarters of the Dalai Lama and the office to deal with political and Buddhist affairs. Visit from the White Palace to the Red Palace where many historical relics and important stupas are housed, then exit Potala Palace from its back side.

After lunch, you'll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship the Jowo Rinpoche (or Jowo Shakyamuni), a life-sized (5 foot/1.5m) statue of the Shakyamuni of age 12 which is one of the most important treasure of entire Buddhist world. Lastly, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street. You will have chance to get close to appreciate how the artists draw Thangkas at the Thangka workroom at Barkhor Street.

Tips for today: 1. Wear hat and sun glasses to prevent ultraviolet radiation, but remember to take off when visiting in Potala Palace. 2. Remember to bring your passport which is needed to showcase when check in Potala Palace.

  • Potala Palace - Architecture listed in World Cultural Heritage Admire the amazing appearance of Potala Palace

Day 7 Lhasa

Today is your second day in Lhasa. You will visit Drepung Monastery, Tibet Museum and Norbulingka to help you acclimatize yourself to Lhasa’s high altitudes and prepare for tomorrow’s Potala Palace visit.

Your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel, then drive about 30 minutes to visit the Drepung Monastery first. Known as the “mother school ” of Dalai Lamas, this Gelug monastery has a history of more than 500 years. It used to be the largest monastery in the world with totally 10,000 monks there. Many precious stupas, sculptures, paintings, Thangka...are displayed in the hundreds of chapels. And the annual Shoton Festival is organized here.

In the afternoon, take a captivating journey through Tibetan culture with a visit to the Tibet Museum. This enriching experience begins on the first floor, where compelling exhibits showcase the daily life of Tibetans. From traditional dietary practices to transportation, agricultural traditions to intricate handcraft techniques, and vibrant celebrations of Tibetan culture, immerse yourself in the unique customs that define this region. On the second floor, delve into Tibet's rich history, spanning from prehistoric times to contemporary urban development.

Following this museum visit, go to the beautiful Norbulingka, once the exclusive summer retreat for Dalai Lamas and now a breathtaking public garden. Adorned with precious flowers and plants, the garden offers a tranquil escape amidst the backdrop of traditional Tibetan architecture. Revel in the beauty of Norbulingka as you explore its grounds, connecting with the essence of Tibetan heritage.

1) You are not allowed to take photos inside the chapels of the monasteries, but photography of the architecture is allowed; 2) You should take off your hat and sunglasses to show respect when you entering a monastery. Wearing shorts and exposing shoulders are disrespectful; 3) Try to walk and talk quietly to not disturb the living and study of the monks in the monasteries.

  • Enviado's family with group with Tibet Discovery Enviado's family with group with Tibet Discovery
  • Norbulingka Summer Palace Pay a visit to the Dalai's Summer Palace - Norbulingka
  • Exquisit Exhibits in Tibet Museum Exquisit Exhibits in Tibet Museum

Day 8 Lhasa Departure

Today is free for you until your tour guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight or drop you off at Lhasa train station. Tour ends. Thanks for traveling with Tibet Discovery!

Tips for today: 1) Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charger, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. 2) If your flight departs in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

Price Guide

What's included in this price?

  • Tibet Travel Permit.
  • Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary.
  • Professional Tibetan English-speaking tour guide.
  • Travel Agency Service Charge.
  • Transportation
  • - Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city.
    - Tourist vehicle according to Group size.
  • Hot water bottle and sleeping bag provided in Winter while traveling to EBC.
  • Oxygen provided while traveling to EBC.
  • All accommodations
  • - 3-star facility sharing twin room in Lhasa and Shigatse. - Tent or Guesthouse on Mount Everest. - Guesthouses in Syabrubesi Village, Gyirong Town, Tingri Town.

What's excluded in this price?

  • China Group Visa.
  • Single room supplement.
  • China visa, all air tickets and train tickets off Tibet.
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary ("B" for breakfast, "L" for lunch and "D" for dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Flight or train off Lhasa
  • Excess Baggage Charges.

Free Transfer between Hotel and Airport (Train Station)

We provide complimentary transfers between hotels and the airport or train station, subject to availability and if your flight or train schedule aligns with our designated times. This service is exclusively offered to guests who have booked their accommodations in Lhasa through us.

Free Airport Transfer to Hotel in Lhasa

- Around 09:30 pick up travelers who arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport before 09:30 AM

- Around 13:00 pick up travelers who arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport before 13:00 PM

- Around 16:00 pick up travelers who arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport before 16:00 PM

Free Transfer to Airport from Hotel in Lhasa

    - Around 06:00 pick up travelers who depart from Lhasa Gonggar Airport between 08:00 ~ 10:30 AM

    - Around 08:30 pick up travelers who depart from Lhasa Gonggar Airport between 10:30 AM ~ 14:30 PM

    - Around 12:30 pick up travelers who depart from Lhasa Gonggar Airport after 14:30 PM

1. We arrange shuttle buses to conveniently transport travelers to and from the airport, ensuring a collective transfer experience. 2. Please note that if you arrive at the airport significantly earlier than the designated time, you may need to wait for other travelers to join the shuttle bus. 3. In the event of a flight delay causing you to miss our designated airport pick-up time or if you prefer a private transfer, an additional fee will apply for the alternative arrangement.

We offer free pick-up and drop-off services at Lhasa Train Station on the fixed arrival and departure days for all train schedules.

Value for money & money-saving ideas:

We understand that value is an important factor when choosing a tour, even though the experience itself is priceless. Here are a few reasons why our tours offer great value for money:

Comprehensive Experience: Our tours are carefully designed to provide you with a complete immersion in Tibetan culture, history, and natural beauty. We ensure that you get the most out of your trip and create lasting memories.

Reasonable Pricing: When comparing tour prices, it's essential to compare like-to-like. Our tours are competitively priced to offer a balance between quality and affordability. We strive to provide excellent value for the experiences we offer.

Group Discounts: Inviting more people to join your trip is a fantastic way to enjoy the lowest possible price. As the group size increases, the cost per person decreases. If you are traveling alone, we recommend joining our group tour where you can share the travel experience and expenses with like-minded travelers. Feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information.

Early Booking Benefits: Booking your tour in advance is another way to secure the best rates. We highly recommend contacting us at least one month before your planned departure date to ensure availability and take advantage of any early booking offers.

By considering these factors and planning ahead, you can make the most of your budget while enjoying an enriching and fulfilling journey through Tibet.

FAQs of This Trip

  1. What is a Tibet Group Tour?

    Save money, make lifetime friends on the way!

    Getting more people in the group is a great way to save money. Our group tour is very suitable for solo travelers and students. When inquiring, please ask our travel consultants if there are other people also travel alone and indicate if you would mind to travel with like-minded people.

    Our group tour is a join-in tour. You will travel with other visitors from all over the world. You will share the costs of hiring vehicle, guides and accommodation with other visitors. 

    Our group size is from 2-20 people. To make sure the tour guide is able to take good care of everyone in the tour, there will be less than 8 people for most of our group tours. We had handled tours only had 3-4 peoples, which is like a private tour.

     

  2. Recommended Tibet Packing List

    For clothing, we suggest casual style and layered clothing because temperatures in Tibet vary greatly during a day. Down coat is necessary if you go beyond Lhasa and Shigatse to remote areas, e.g. the Everest Camp or further to Mt.Kailash. Sun glasses, sun block,moisture cream are necessary too.

    For food, 2L of water each day, and some snacks. We also find the energy drink Red Bull is a great energy boost while traveling in Tibet.

    For medicines, we suggest that you take some pain-killer pills with you and enough medicine for colds, diarrhea, nausea and fever. Some nasal ointment andthroat-moistening pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive tochilly weather conditions. Please consult your doctor prior to your travel toTibet. Medicine is a must for travelers to Tibet.

     

  3. Tibet Travel Permits and China Visa
    All foreign tourists and Taiwan tourists must apply for a Tibet Entry Permit issued by the TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) for entry to Lhasa or any other parts of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

    We will take care of all necessary Tibet permits in all of our Tibet tours. It is included in the price quotation and it is part of our tour services. It's advisable to apply for your travel permits at least 10 days prior to your entry date. The earlier, the easier for us to get a permit for you.

    Please tell us your real occupation when applying a tibet travel permit. Journalists and people involved with political matters (such asdiplomats and government officials) require more complicated procedures to beissued a permit.

    A valid passport and a valid China visa is needed when applying a Tibet travel permit. The cost of a Chinese Visa is not included in our tour, so you have to apply for your China Visa in your country by yourself. If you have any question in terms of applying a China visa and filling out the application form, feel free to contact our Travel Consultant.
  4. Meal Information

    Breakfast: If you are staying in a star hotel, breakfast is usually included. If you are staying in a guesthouse or tent, breakfast is not included.

    Lunch and Dinner:
    We don’t usually include lunch and dinner in our tour itinerary. We do arrange lunch or dinner for you at your request though. However, we prefer to give you the freedom to choose the food you want and pay on the spot. From our previous customers' responses, we find that most of our clients prefer to leave the dinners open on their own so that they can enjoy some time to themselves. They can choose either to go to a local restaurant for a little adventure or to have a simple dinner in the hotel where they stay. They may also prefer to choose a restaurant which appeals to their own unique tastes.

    We have created a list of our favorite restaurants in Tibet and hand-picked some local restaurants to recommend to our customers. In Lhasa, you can choose Chinese food, Western food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese food and Indian food. In "off-the-beaten-road" destinations, choices are limited. Our tour guide will be more than happy to recommend good restaurants for you and take you to the restaurants available according to your tastes and preferred style of dishes. Soon you’ll develop your favorite Tibetan dishes!

     

  5. Questions About Attractions and Tour Activities

    Acclimatize: We suggest that you take it easy for your first few days in Tibet. Don't push yourself physically since your body will require some time to get used to the high altitude.

    Photography: When photographing Tibetans, please be sure to get their permission first. Also, when inside the religious sites, please be aware that if photography is permitted. It is not allowed to take pictures while inside the halls of Potala Palace and JokhangTemple. Make sure you bring a flashlight if you want to see the inside of the monastery, though please ask for permission when taking pictures in the monastery. Some Monastery might charge visitors a 10-30RMB fee for taking pictures. Please ask your tour guide if you are not sure.

    Free time: During the free time of your trip, like the rest of the first day and the last day before departure, you can walk around on your own and do some shopping if you wish.

  6. High Altitude Sickness Information: How can I prepare for high altitude adjustment?

    Anxiety is the common cause of mountain sickness. Our customers age range from 20 years old to 70 years old, there is no evidence that suggests that age has anything to do with the occurrence of mountain sickness.

    Taking a Tibet tour with Tibet Discovery, our tour guide will take care of you and give advice on how to avoid high altitude sickness on arrival. A bottle of oxygen will be prepared for each person for emergency use when the tour includes visiting places like Mt. Everest, Lake Namtso, Mt. Kailash and activities like trekking and biking. Always remember that if you have any problems or feel uncomfortable, please tell your guide immediately or contact our travel consultant.

     

     

  7. Tibet Discovery’s Service and Value

    Tibet Discovery’s Service and Value:

    Travel Insurance:
    We provide a limited Accident/Casualty Insurance in Tibet through China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance which only covers accidents that occur within Tibet. This policy’s indemnity is relatively low, so if you would like a more inclusive plan, then it is best to purchase one in your home country before your departure.

    Refund Policy: Cancellations made…
    30 or more days prior to departure result in a 90% refund
    29-15 days prior to departure result in an 80% refund
    14-7 days prior to departure result in a 70% refund
    6-2 days prior to departure result in a 50% refund
    Less than 2 days prior to departure or a no show result in no refund.
    Note:
    Additional cancellation fees, if applicable, imposed by the service providers other than Tibet Discovery tours (i.e. flight ticket booking, train ticket booking, hotels reservation, etc.) will be deducted from the money refunded. While this is the official policy, in cases where our customers face unexpected and unavoidable problems, we can sometimes offer a more generous refund.

    Before the trip: Before your trip, feel free to contact our Travel Consultants for any further information you need. All of our tours are fully customizable, so if you are not satisfied with any part of a tour pakage, just let us know and our expert Travel Consultants will do their best to design the perfect tour for you.

    During the trip:
    If you have any questions or concerns during your trip, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your Travel Consultant will do his or her best to resolve any problems you have and ensure that your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

    After the trip:
    Once you have returned home and have had a chance to settle back in, we’d love to hear from you. We welcome your comments, suggestions, pictures, and whatever else you want to share with us about your trip. We are always striving to improve our customers’ experiences, and also love to hear about their adventures!

  8. Best time to visit Tibet

    Best time to go:

    Peak Season: June, July, August, September (June to October 15th )
    In July and August, the crowds will be considerably larger and the costs for vehicle, food, accommodation, and tour guides are higher. June-August generally has great weather, though during July and August, Tibet tends to be extremely crowded as many Chinese travel there for their summer vacation. As July and August is the peak season to travel to Tibet. We highly recommend you avoid those two months to reduce the costs.

    Best Value: April, May, and Late October to November (April 16th to May 31st)
    Late April to Early June, late October to November is the best value time to go, as the weather still nice and the cost is considerably less. The tour costs between this time is usually a few hundred dollars cheaper than peak season.

    Shoulder Season: Late November December, January, February, early April (Nov 16th to April 15th)
    December-February tends to be a slow period for travel to Tibet. The weather is generally quite cold, though there will be no crowds like there are during the peak season. Another benefit to traveling during the shoulder season is that prices are considerably lower. The view might not be as vivid but you can enjoy another side of Tibet.

    Note: Above information applies to most Tibet tours. For specific best travel time, please contact our travel consultant.

Reviews of This Trip

Still not sure if this trip suits you? Read what other travelers think about this Tibet trip. We only accept reviews from confirmed travelers who purchased the tour / activity from us, so you can be sure the reviews are unbiased and authentic.

Hi Rita

Excellent excellent tour. We really enjoyed all of our tour arrangements. Each tour guide was very flexible and allowed us to add tour sites and activities as we requested. This flexibility made the tour very very good. While it is nice to have an option for having lunch stops, we were not always hungry at lunch time and would have preferred to continue touring or just make a very brief stop to get a drink or snack rather than a full stop fot lunch.

Conrad

Tibet Tour Photo

Conrad's family visited Potala Palce in April 2024, tour tailormade by Rita

Tibet Tour Photo

Conrad's family visited Mount Everest in April 2024, tour tailormade by Rita

 April 28, 2024
Thank you Wonder,

A wonderful trip, giving me a great impression of Chengdu and Chongqing, thanks to the professional guide by Ellen and David.

Jesús

 February 18, 2024
Thank you very much Mr Leo Li,

we were pleasantly satisfied with the service provided by you.

Pablo was very empathetic and adjusted to our needs, particularly in the speed at which we could walk. His Spanish very good. The van and driver also ok.

The sites visited were wounderful and the time spent in them was well balance.

EVERYTHING OK, thank you and greetings from Mexico.

Jesús

 December 20, 2023

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Please Note:

Please Notice that the tour itinerary is taken as a guideline only, but also is an indication of what the tour should accomplish. The sequence of your sightseeing may be adjusted when something specific requires, such as the weather, the reservation of visiting Potala Palace, and something necessary for better operation. And in case of possible heavy snowy weather or seasonal maintaining, Mt. Everest might be closed for visiting in Winter. Tibet Discovery will help you customize an alternative itinerary according to your requirements.

(1) The above group departure is subject to change. Please make inquiry or contact us to confirm availability. If you couldn’t find an available departure suits your travel plan, please contact our travel experts to tailor-make a tour of your own or let us try to set another departure if possible. (2) Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.85. The USD quote is based on current exchange rate, it may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will remain the same.

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Useful Trip Notes

  • 1. What Are the Features of Our Group Tours
    Our Group Tours are budget tour packages with great service which have covered the most popular destinations in Tibet with reasonable trip lengths. Joining in our group tours, you will choose your travel dates from our fixed departures and travel in a small group with maximum members of 12 people.
  • 2. Tibet Permits Guaranteed
    To travel in Tibet, all Non-Chinese passport holders need to have a Tibet Travel Permit which is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa. And only Chinese travel agencies dlke Tibet Discovery can apply for the permit on behalf of tourists. You must obtain it before your tour starting because the permit will be checked when you board your fdlght/train to Tibet. Travedlng with Tibet Discovery, you don't have to worry about the compdlcated procedures of Tibet Travel Permit appdlcation. All you have to do is to confirm a tour package with us and send us your passport and Chinese visa copies at least 15~20 days in advance before your tour, then we will take care of all the rest things. Once the permit is issued, we will dedlver to your address in China's other regions, such as your hotel, local travel agency, etc.
  • 3. Available Months to Visit Tibet
    Generally speaking, you can travel to Lhasa all year around. But months from April to October are more recommended. If you want to extend your trip to other regions, such as Shigatse, Mount Everest, Namtso, Ngari, etc., you are suggested to visit during April to October. Other months are usually very cold, and possible have heavy snow, especially in regions dlke Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Namtso Lake, etc.
  • 4. High Altitude Sickness
    The average altitude of Tibet is about 4000 meters above the sea level (Lhasa: 3700m; EBC: 5200m; Namtso: 4718m). You may suffer a bit from High Altitude Sickness in the beginning days of your Tibet trip if you haven’t had rich high plateau travel experience. But don’t worry too much, the high altitude can be accdlmatized usually in 2~3 days. Our suggestion is to take a physical examination and get suggestions from your doctor, and also bring some medicines to prevent from High Altitude Sickness before your trip. While in Tibet, you should keep warm all the time, avoid strenuous activities, drink more water and eat more vegetables and carbohydrates. You’d better not take showers during the first two days after your arrival in Tibet. If you don’t feel well, get help from your tour guide or go to the hospital without any delay.
  • 5. How to Go to Tibet
    Basically you have two options – fdlght and train. Currently, you can take a fdlght to Lhasa from Beijing(4.5hrs), Xian(3.7hrs), Chengdu(2.5hrs), Chongqing(3hrs), Kunming(3hrs), Kathmandu (1.5hrs), etc. Among all these cities, Chengdu and Xian have more frequent fdlghts to Lhasa.If you prefer a train travel, you can take a train to Tibet from Beijing(40.5hrs), Xian(32hrs), Chengdu(43hrs), Shanghai(47hrs), Chongqing(42hrs), Lanzhou(25hrs), Xining(22hrs), Guangzhou(54hrs).
  • 6. Packing and Wearing Ideas
    Firstly you can’t forget your passport and Chinese Visa. A large backpack and a smaller one are recommended (the smaller one can be used for daily activities). Also bring necessary medicine you need. Other stuffs dlke sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, dlp balm, sun block are recommended.As for wearing, you are suggested to dress in layers (both thin and thick jackets). Down jacket is necessary in Spring and Autumn. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes is necessary.

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