What is Tibet trip like? Real Tibet trip stories and experiences shared by our clients
Tibet is one remarkable place fascinating numerous people. Traveling Tibet seems a little complicated because of the needed permits and higher altitude. However, traveling with an experienced travel agency will make things quite different. Tibetdiscovery is a Lhasa based tour operator equipped with professional travel consultants, local travel guides and skilled drivers. If you choose our service, the tour will be arranged well according to your demands and you just need to focus on sightseeing.
We have helped many travelers from different corners of the world to realize their Tibet dreams. In the different destinations (like Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Everest, Ngari etc.), they fully savored the high plateau views and cultural fragrance. There are the real Tibet trip experience shared by our customers, involving the amazing attractions, recommended restaurants, good hotels and some travel ideas. You can trust our travel information because all the authors visited the places they wrote about. Check their stories as a reference and plan your own travel.
If you are one of our dear customers, you will be sincerely appreciated to share your Tibet story to those people who are interesting in traveling to Tibet.
Shared by: Jack from USA / 2017-09
Itinerary: Lhasa Gyantse Lhasa
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier
"I’ve used Tibet Discovery for my travels 5 times to Tibet and I got an outstanding experience every time. I love the amazing scenery in Tibet, also love the Tibetan people with strong heart and devoted belief. Thanks to Wendy, I enjoyed another great trip to Tibet in 2017. give our experience with Tibet Discovery, our tour guide, travel, lodging, etc. the highest rating and I will highly recommend Tibet Discovery.""
Shared by: Ines from USA / 2016-12
Itinerary: Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Lhasa
Highlights: Potala Palace, Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery, Mount Everest
"We decided to do this trip at the last minute and this company was great at getting us all set up. Jack Li was our initial contact and was able to get all our permits in order in a short time. Our hotel in Lhasa was in a very central location that made it easy to get around. Tendol was our guide and she was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about so many things. And our driver, Tiley, was excellent. I, particularly, am not at all comfortable on high winding roads (because of a previous accident) but with Tiley, I felt absolutely safe and at ease..."
Shared by: Maria from Nedarland / 2017-06
Itinerary: Beijing Luoyang Xining Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibet Family Kitchen
"I and My son had an unforgetable and magic trip made by travel consultant Wonder Wang. We visited several cities in China and Tibet. I It is undoutedly the most special trip I have made and sharing this experience was amazing. Under the help of the professional trvel guide, we experienced the spirit and culture of Tibet. In my trip, stopped in Xining which is half way up to Lhasa to help our systems acclimate and that really helped with the altitude discomforts..."
Shared by: Patricia from Dutch / 2016-10
Itinerary: Xining Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Lhasa
Highlights: Qinghai Tibet Railway, Potala Palace, Mount Everest
"It was a long wish for me and my husband to go to Tibet. We decided to take the children. (7, 10 and 12 years old). As you cannot travel on your own through Tibet, we searched for an organisation to help us to arrange the trip incl. all the permits. We decided to take Tibet Discovery (not the cheapest) but Wendy was very fast in answering all our questions. She arranged also our train tickets from Xining to Lhasa..."
Shared by: Bogusia from USA / 2016-10
Itinerary: Beijing Xian Xining Lhasa Mount Everest Lhasa Kathmandu
Highlights: Great Wall, Potala Palace, Mount Everest, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu Boudhanath, Palace Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
"Our trip came to an end, but we really had a good time. Nepal was great and food was very good. China and Tibet was beautiful. It was a very memorable trip and we thank you for arranging it for us. Tour guides service was great .They did more for us than were expected very good & friendly people we just loved them. Drivers were great never seen better ones very good, safe & courteous. So as you see overall it was great & very memorable, we will never forget this trip. Thank you very much for all your gifts everyone loves them."
Shared by: Maciej from Poland / 2016-04
Itinerary: Beijing Lhasa Namtso Chengdu Xian Beijing
Highlights: Potala Palace, Namtso Lake, Sichuan Opera
"Tibet was always our dream destination. This year we decided to do a 16 day trip to China and Tibet. Tibet was our final dream destination, but the rest of China was a very big suprise for us. It was not just filling the trip, but it became an equally important part of our trip. We started in Beijing and then we took a train to Lhasa (41 hours). It was an interesting experience, but I would probably recommend to take a flight. The Tibet itself is amazing. Culture, religion, people... everything in a proper mix made this an unforgettable experience."
Shared by: Mjpinder from Britain / 2016-07
Itinerary: Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Mt. Kailash Lhasa
Highlights: Potala Palace, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash
"It was a great trip, but quite tough and tiring, so not for the faint hearted! I and my wife had planned traveling in China a few months ago, until mid-September we decided to ask Catherine Liu to help us to plan the trip to Lhasa and Mount Everest Base Camp on 7 Oct. We contacted Catherine at her holiday time, but she still very happy and detailed told us how to set up the trip in phone. It was great experience. Whole trip was great. It let us saw Tibet beautiful scenery, understood more of its religion, and how people live there."
Shared by: Jwong from USA / 2016-10
Itinerary: Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Lhasa
Highlights: Potala Palace, Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery, Mount Everest
"I and my wife had planned traveling in China a few months ago, until mid-September we decided to ask Catherine Liu to help us to plan the trip to Lhasa and Mount Everest Base Camp on 7 Oct. We contacted Catherine at her holiday time, but she still very happy and detailed told us how to set up the trip in phone. Afterwards, we used Wechat to communicate, no matter day or night, 24/7, she responded instantly all questions we asked, just like you sat on the her desk in her office. It was great experience. Whole trip was great. It let us saw Tibet beautiful scenery, understood more of its religion, and how people live there."
Shared by: Deb from Philippines / 2015-06
Itinerary: Xining Lhasa
Highlights: Qinghai Tibet Railway, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery
"A trip to Lhasa sounds complicated when you go over the various requirements such as Special Permits, the need to travel as a group etc. The reality was somewhat different. I can count this trip as being hassle-free and enjoyable due to the excellent arrangements made by Rita and her colleagues. Rita answered ALL my questions and concerns on an urgent basis, she set up ALL the arrangements (including delivering my soft sleeper train tickets by courier to my Xining Hotel), and ensured that all required Permits were delivered ..."
Shared by: Petra from Belgium / 2016-05
Itinerary: Chengdu Lhasa Namtso Tsedang Gyantse Shigatse Mount Everest
Highlights: Potala Palace, Mount Everest, EBC, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Palcho Monastery, Tashilumpo Monastery, Samye Monastery, Ganden Monastery
"For many years I wanted to see the Potala Palace, and yes it is amazing! Another highlight was the visit to Mt. Everest Base Camp and to glance at the very rooftop of the world! All the sights we visited in Lhasa were very impressive. Besides, We visited a lot of monasteries but it has never bored us. At Kumbum Monastery, we were lucky to see a large Thangka of Shakyamuni Buddha. We really have had a fantastic time in Tibet! So we want to thank you all, and specially our guide Dhokar an driver, for the good care and the lovely time we spent together."
Shared by: Vivian from HK / 2017-10
Itinerary: Hong Kong Kunming Dali Lijiang Shangri-La Lhasa Shigatse
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Tibetan Family Visit, Tashihunpo Monastery, Sera Monastery, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang Old Town, Kunming Stone Forest
"This was the second time I used their services. Their reliable and excellent consultant, Jack Li, planned our two week itinerary covering Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangari-la, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Everything went like clockwork and I was very impressed with the organisation, hotel selection and general reliability. Jack obviously planned our itinerary with altitude sickness prevention in mind - so we started in Yunnan and the elevation gradually increased as the trip progressed so we acclimatised very well by the time we go to Tibet. The drivers were generally good. We had a lovely lady tour guide called Alice in Dali - highly recommended. "
Practical Suggestions from Our Customers
Apart from the wonderful travel experience, they also conclude some good suggestions after their Tibet tour. Check the following suggestions and they may do a great help to your future Tibet tour
"To visit Tibet as a foreigner, in addition to the Chinese visa, you must also apply for the Tibetan permit. Not all tour agencies can successfully obtain the Tibetan permit. Tibet Discovery has good track record in obtaining the Tibetan permit for its clients."
"On top of this, it is worthy to mention that having her taking care of getting the Tibet access permit was key to be able to board on the plane to that destination and here Lily exceeded my expectations as she noticed that might be a problem with my hotel booking so she contacted the hotel, clarify all aspects with them and managed to make sure that the permit was at the hotel before my arrival."
"We reached Lhasa from Beijing by train. It was quite impossible to buy train tickets on the net, so we have to thank Tibetdiscovery. Viven helped us to build the most suitable itinerary for the times and needs of our group, also dealing with all the issues related to the many permits needed to travel to Tibet. "
"Potala Palace only allows a limited number of tourists to visit each day. The admissions ticket is hard to get. You must wait in line to buy it in advance. Tibet Discovery knows well how to obtain the tickets. I chose to pay them for this service so I didn't have to do it and to free myself up for additional sightseeing." - Geminican from USA
"The security in Tibet is tight. All foreigners must be accompanied by a tour guide in order to visit major attractions and you will be security checked at almost every entrance." – Geminican from USA
"It is extremely important for the travel agency, agent and guide to understand all the worries and the challenges us, as foreign tourists have when go to Tibet. A trip to Tibet is not an ordinary trip! But this understanding, IMO, should have to be both ways, as a trip to Tibet requires a big effort from tourists as well; the “mental” preparedness of the tourists traveling to Tibet might be a focal point in trip preparation, as life and travels is tough in that area! When these things are in harmony, the tourists will have the most wonderful experience while being on the roof of the world!"
"Caught the train from Shanghai to Lhasa, which was a great experience. The scenery on the second day was spectacular: sparsely populated plains with snow-capped mountains in the distance."
"The highlight of our trip, the train journey from Chengdu to Lhasa was a great experience for our family of 4. Travel permits and soft sleepers ensured there were no hitch on this journey."
"Some of our tour members suffered from high altitude sickness and our guide made sure that they got oxygen. But luckily we did not have any problems with high altitude sickness at all"
"One word of caution – please study all the literature on High Altitude Sickness and ways to combat the same, and take necessary precautions, something that I did not do, thus costing me a day of lying in bed in Lhasa (instead of joining the tour)"
"On that note, we were worried about the elevation affecting the little one and made a slow ascent and it was just fine. In fact she had more energy that we did climbing up all the hills! "
from Hong Kong
"Due to the amount of step-climbing involved, wear comfortable walking shoes and follow recommendations for that first day of altitude acclimatization. I heeded recommendations and experienced no problems. - Lee from India "
"The hotel in Lhasa (Dekang hotel) was very good. People all very friendly and helpful. "
"2) If you are going to the Mount Everest base camp, suggest you stay at the Rongbuk Monastery House instead of the tent lodging. "
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