Nestled in between the largest mountains on Earth lies what was once a mysterious and almost completely sealed off part of the world, Tibet.
Explore the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau and its strikingly contrasting landscape that will take you from the foothills of Mount Everest to the shores of its holy, azure lakes and through the depths of its valleys.
Discover the warmth of Tibetans, its holiest sites, see Tibetan monks vividly debating. Our travel packages to Tibet will allow you to have a deep insight into different aspects of this enigmatic land.
Tibetan lady in Nyingchi, eastern Tibet
Duration: 8 Days
Snow-capped mountains and majestic glaciers loom over deep valleys and stunning lakes nestled amongst lush forest hills, creating vivid colourful combinations. Walk through Lunang Forest, explore several villages and towns, ride a horse to Midui Glacier, go to Rawuk Lake, which is surrounded by coniferous forests, and visit the holy Basum Lake and its iconic islet. Hike the less visited northern hills of Lhasa, go to Pabonka Monastery, Tahsi Cholling hermitage & Chupsang nunnery.
View of Gyantse Town in the prefecture of Shigatse. It was once the third largest city in Tibet.
Duration: 6 Days
Delve deep into Tibetan culture and history, learn about its extensive religious and artistic traditions as you explore Lhasa, hike around a ridge surrounding the Ganden Monastery 50 kilometres northeast of the capital with stunning views of the Kyi Chu Valley, see the most famous Kumbum stupa of Tibet in Gyantse, visit one of Tibet’s most important religious complexes in Shigatse city and drive through three main mountain passes before descending to the shores of Yamdrok Lake.
Rongbuk Monastery offers fantastic views of Mount Everest
Duration: 8 Days
After having experienced the cultural, historical and religious highlights of Tibet, you will drive west of Lhasa across the Tibetan Plateau seeing an array of different landscapes and aspects of this remote part of China; from major mountain passes to the shores of Yamdrok Lake, from barren lands and Gyantse town in the depths of Nyang Chu Valley to snow-capped mountains, observing life in remote Tibetan rural settlements before arriving at what is undoubtably the highlight of this expedition; the small Rongbuk Monastery where views of the grandiose Mount Everest are both humbling and awe-inspiring. Stay overnight at a small town nearby before heading to Shigatse where you will go to the huge Tashi Lhunpo Monastery before going back to Lhasa.
Pilgrims praying at Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
Duration: 8 Days
After having explored Lhasa’s most important landmarks head east to Samye, the first ever buddhist monastery built in Tibet. Then drive due west in a loop going through Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest holy lakes of Tibet, Gyantse town, where its castle and city walls will greet you before you visit its impressive 37 metre tall Kumbum, Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, and then follow the Yarlung River east back to Lhasa. You will go from high mountain passes down to the shores of a holy lake, visit ancient trade routes and drive through barren, sandy hills and fertile plains.
Basumtso Lake is King Gesar’s spirit
Duration: 7 Days
Fly into Nyingchi, walk through the dense Lunang Forest and discover Tashigang Village where views of snowy mountains and lakes are truly astounding. Go to the dragon shaped Basum Lake, home to King Gesar's spirit and an important pilgrimage site. Enjoy dramatic views of the Kyi Chu Valley in Ganden before heading to Lhasa where you will spend several days in search the soul of Tibet. End your trip by visiting Lake Namtso, the second largest salt lake on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, after going to the Largen-La mountain pass which is about 5,000 metres above sea-level.
Tibetan monks debating at the Sera Monastery
Duration: 4 Days
Ideal for first timers or those with limited time. Spend 4 days in the cultural and religious heart of Tibet. Visit the Potala Palace that dominates the city’s views, wander around the most important religious institution in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, that has attracted pilgrims from all over Tibet for centuries, see monks vigorously debating about buddhism at the Sera Monastery and enjoy walking around Norbulingka Park and Summer Palace where hundreds of locals gather for fun in spring and summer.
Yak at Namtso Lake
Duration: 5 Days
This tour is a day extension of our Lhasa Highlights Tour. After exploring the main sites of the region’s capital you will head around 240 kilometres northeast to Namtso Lake. This mountain lake is the largest salt lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region and second largest on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The lake has five uninhabited islands. Namtso lake has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. The contrast of the “Heavenly Lake” with a backdrop of snow capped mountains creates a stunning landscape.