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.
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.
- 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 4 Lhasa – Gyangtse (4,040 Meters) – Shigatse (3,836 Meters): Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery
Time to move out from Lhasa and travel toward south direction via one of the popular passes – Gampa La pass. The first stop of the trip is Yamdrok Lake and it is one of the top four Buddhist holy lakes in Tibet. It’s about 150 kilometers from Lhasa and takes 2½ hours to get there by car. Karuola Glacier is another popular sightseeing to see and it is one of the top three continental glaciers in Tibet.
Gyangtse is one of the popular towns historically and religiously. The popular Tibetan-Braitain war was fought there and the town hosts the biggest Tibetan Buddhist stupa there. Palchoe monastry is a must visit site, which is the “One Hundred Thousand Buddhas Pagoda”.
Your next destination for the day is Shigatse and more to expore there.
DAY 5 Shigatse – Tingri (4,300 Meters): Tashilunpo Monastery
Shigatse is the second largest town in Tibet. Tashilhumpo monastry is the most popular destination in Shigatse which is the seat for The Panchen Lama – the second highest Lama in Tibetan Buddhism.
The journey from Shigatse to Tingri is long and it take around five hours on drive. Your car stops at different sightseeing point and you will enjoy the natural breaktaken views on the way.
DAY 6 Tingri – Shigatse: Mt. Everest Base Camp (5,200 Meters), Rongbuk Monastery
The day you will leave the town and drive toward the Everest to experience being on the top of the world. It takes around five hours to pass through all the zigzag road along the Himalay range to reach the destination. Once the car stop at Everest Base Camp, you will see the great Everest standing in front of you and a mixed feelings should overwheel within you. The moment of being on the top of the world should be a life long memory can be shared with others.You have the opportunity to take EBC transportation to go to higher altitude.
Rongbuk monasetry is not far from EBC, you will visit the monastery and see the monastery life on the top of the world.
Now it is the time to return and you will drive toward Shigatse.
DAY 7 Shigatse – Lhasa
It take around six hours to travel from Shigatse to Lhasa. This route is very good to see some of natural views on the way. The lakes, rivers, snow-capped mountain and traditional village. Definitely you will enjoy the slow and long drive along brahmaputra which flows toward the south asia sub continent.
DAY 8 Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250km, 5 hours )
Your day stars early in the morning to drive from Lhasa to Namtso. Namtso is one of the four holy lakes in Tibet and it is also the highest saline lake in the world.
You will see the big grass land and lots of nomads grazing cattles in Summer time. The popular mountain range is Nyechen Thangla. While standing at the famous Lagenla Mountain Pass(5190m), you can view the stunning vista of holy Namtso Lake.
You will surely enjoy in visting the cave temple and walking along the lake. At Namtsok, tent guest house is a good option for you.
DAY 9 Namtso Lake to Lhasa (250km, 5 hours )
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves.
In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water.
Finally, head back to Lhasa.
DAY 10 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.