Tibet Permit is a mandatory document required to enter Tibet
Ensure you have valid insurance coverage before your trip
Complete medical check and consult the doctor for your trip
Draft your list and have important items package for the trip
What’s the coolest destination in your mind? This tour might give you an idea: drive through glaciers towards to the roof of the world — Mt. Everest, ride a yak on the bank of Yamdrok Lake, and count the stairs of the Potala Palace.
This tour gives you the most original experiences and most options. It is flexible so that you can change the itinerary and transportation. We offer a free Tibet travel permit and free connecting transportation suggestion. A caring and experienced local guide will ensure your safety and maximum comfort.
- Stay in a Tibetan style guesthouse in the backstreets around the Jokhang Temple and see the local people doing kora under your window
- Challenge your breathing limitations — approach Everest Base Camp and feel the thin air
- Admire the sacred Potala Palace and count the steps
- Observe monks debating at Sera Monastery
- Explore the local culture at Tashilunpo Monastery, Shigatse
Generally, the price for the offered package differs from seasons to season and groups size.
The peak season is April to Octomber and the cost is higher comparatively.
The size of the group is one important factor on the price of the tour package. We offer private tour service, group tour service as well as FIT tour package service to individual tourist.
Other factor affects the price is the hotel and transportant standard requested from the customers.
Hence, we would request you please advice if you prefer a private tour, group tour or FIT group.
What are included in the price?
Whatever price is quoted, the following lists service products are included in the price.
1. Tibet Permit
2. Guide Fee
5. All entry tickets
6. Food and meals
DAY 1 Arrive in Lhasa (Elevation 3,650 Meters)
Your assigned tour specialist will come and pick up either from the airport or railway station. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the downtown and 20 minutes from the railway station. The tour specialist will accompany you to the hotel and help you to check in the hotel.
It is important to take a good rest and take plenty of water for the first day. The first day of the trip is to help you to get acclimatized to the environment and adjust the jet lag. Please contact your assigned tour specialist for any kind of uncomfortable situation and your tour specialist is always available on call.
DAY 2 Lhasa: Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery
The day starts with Norbulingka Palace – the summer palace of The Dalai Lama. You will see the palaces built in a very traditional and beautiful ways that attract the local as well as international tourists.
Drepung Monastry is around 15 minitues in car and it is the biggest monastery in Tibet. The monastry used to be the center of different institues in the history. The monastry today hosts hundred of monks and it can even host meals for thousand of people at one time.
Your lunch is arranged in a local Tibetan restaurant at Drepung monastry. You are recommended to drink a lot of Tibetan butter tea which is believed to be very helpful for acclimatization.
Your afternoon destination is Sera monastery. The monastry is very popular for its Buddhist philosophy study and many domestic and international tourists visit the monastry to grab the opportunity to see the Buddhist debate there.
- Circumbulance in clockwise
- Please do not discuss sentive informaiton
- Please remove hat and sunglass when you enter the chapels
- Please make sure that you seek for permit before you take video or photo
DAY 3 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
The third day of the tour requires some level of energy and you should be fine with it after light tour of the first two days. We are now to move toward Potala Palace in the morning. The palace is considered as one of the wonders and it used to be the winter palace of The Dalai Lama. The palace is covered with white and red paint symbolizing religion and administration.
Post lunch destination is Jokhang – Mecca of Tibetan Buddhist. The temple hosts the only twelve years old Sakyamuni image in the world. Tibetans from all corner of the autonomous regions worship the image. The outer circle of the temple is called Barkhor street which is the only way to circumbrance of the temple.
DAY 4 Lhasa-Yamdrok lake-Gyantse-Shigatse (3900m), 350Km
You will start your tour at around 8 am from your hotel and then drive towards Gyantse through 3 big mountain passes, Gampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it’s most beautiful glaciers.
Arrival in Gyantse during your lunch time, visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. Continue your journey to Shigatse by passing one of the biggest farming lands in Tibet where people grow barley, wheat, different kinds of vegetables.
DAY 5 Shigatse to Rongbuk moanstery (5000m), 340Km
Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of the Penchen Lama and the biggest monastery in Tsang region. You will finish your sightseeing in the morning and continue your journey towards Rongbuk.
You will travel acrossGyatso La pass (5220 meters) and Pang La pass (5000 meters), and you will see beautiful villages. First view of the Everest is from the foot of Gyatso la pass.
DAY 6 Rongbuk – Sakya monastery (4050 meters), 240km
You are now at the Everest and you can go for higher attitude either on public transportation or walk for the short distance..
Trek back to Rongbuk monastery and have lunch. Afternoon, drive back to Sakya monastery by taking a loop tour via Drila pass through Tingkye county. From the top of Drila pass, you will enjoy the beautiful view of Lhotse, Makalu.
DAY 7 Sakya to Lhasa (3650 meter), 430km
Start your tour early in the morning and drive along the Bharmaputra river with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and Rulak Yungdrung ling at the otherside of the river
You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa . Free afternoon for shopping.
DAY 8 Departure
A team of Tibet Trip Hub will visit you at the hotel and offer Tibetan Khata and thanking you for choosing Tibet Trip Hub to visit Tibet. Your tour specialist will later accompany you till either to the airport or railway station.
A very beautiful and memorable trip with a very good guide. He was very knowledgeable and reliable. I would definitely recommend him to friends travelling to Tibet.
Pemste and his team provided us with a world-class trip. He spent time finding out what we wanted to do in Tibet before arranging our wonderful family trip to Lhasa and Everest Base Campt (EBC). We learned about Tibet, Buddhism, and life in the Himalayas. The staff was very well spoken and the drivers very safe. Best of all, we saw extradinary sights. Our family is grateful that so much attention was given to our comfort and enjoyment. There is no substitute to visiting a country with locals who can answer questions and explain local culture.