Tibet Tailor-made Holidays

Explore the palaces, monasteries and mountains of this Himalayan gem

Bespoke journeys to Tibet in 2017

The mystical "roof of the world" is a land of immense natural beauty and unique culture shaped by Buddhism and left untouched until the 1950s, and whether you're looking to explore the incredible capital home to imposing palaces and impressive temples, or head off the beaten track for stunning high altitude lakes and open grasslands, we're here to help. Our tailor-made team are on hand to create your perfect holiday to Tibet in 2017, building a bespoke itinerary to your individual requirements and interests. To get started, have a read of our best time to visit page for more information on when to go.

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See the best of Tibet on a tailormade holiday

The Roof of the World is a captivating combination of jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas and fascinating esoteric traditions that date back thousands of years. The mountainous and rugged terrain means that more often than not long road journeys are required to get from A to B but with such epic scenery the journey really is as thrilling as the destination and it's possible to see many of Tibet's top spots in a week. Below we've picked out our selection of top spots to get you started.

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Capital of what is now called the Tibet Autonomous Region since the 7th century, Lhasa is situated in a remote, ethereal location. Indeed, the name ‘Lhasa’ means ‘Place of the Gods’. The city is the traditional seat of the Dalai Lama (now exiled in India), the Potala and Norbulingka palaces and in Tibetan Buddhism is regarded as the holiest centre in Tibet. At an altitude of approximately 3,650 m. Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa’s draw cards are predominantly on ...
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Gyantse is historically a large and prominent town in Tibet located in the fertile plain of the Nyang River Valley. It was once an important centre for trade between India and Tibet and today lies along the Friendship Highway that connects Kathmandu in Nepal with Lhasa in Tibet. The town was originally surrounded by a 3km long wall and the Gyantse Dzong (Gyantse Fortress) guarded the southern approaches to the Tsangpo Valley and Lhasa. The fortress was constructed in 1390 and has had in a of ...
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Sitting at an elevation of 3,900m, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. Shigatse is the location of the huge Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, the second in authority to the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism (the sect which controlled Tibet from the 16th century until the Communist takeover). Successive Panchen Lamas form a tulku reincarnation lineage, which are said to be the incarnations of Amitabha Buddha. Who the true present (11th) a ...
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Considered to be "the cradle of Tibetan Civilization", the small city of Tsedang was once the capital of the Yarlung Valley and is considered a place of great importance for Tibetans. During the 19th century it is thought the city contained thousands of houses, a bazaar, a gompa and a fort. Situated in the lower and middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, the area around Tsedang features dramatic reaches, pristine lakes and beautiful rivers. Samye, Tibet's first monastery, is located and ...
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Namtso Lake

The Namtso Lake, also referred to as the 'Heavenly Lake' due to its unparalleled altitude, is the high salt water lake in the world and one of the most delightful in the country. Surrounded by herds of yaks, the lake is an oasis of peace and tranquility and is often entirely free from humans. The crystal clear water usually takes on a dazzling turquoise colour and this, combined with the snow-capped peaks of the mountains towering in the background, makes for one of the most breathtaking in all ...
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Rongbuk (EBC)

For serious mountaineers the main drawcard of Tibet is the base camp of Mount Everest, one of the most exhilarating places on the planet. Situated at almost 5,000m above sea level, this lofty location is the kind of place that has to be seen to be truly understood. While the air here is thin and the conditions are less than ideal, the staggeringly beautiful scenery, consisting of rugged slopes leading to snowy peak, is unrivalled anywhere else in the world, making everything you might suffer on ...
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Xegar is a small town at the base of Mount Everest in Tibet. The town acts as the starting point for many climbing expeditions to the highest mountain in the world (Everest), along with other mountains in the Himalayan region, including Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu. The town was built at the foot of the ruins of the impressive Xegar Dzong (fortress). Xegar was once the capital of the Tingri region and used to be an important trading post where Sherpas from Nepal exchanged rice, grain and iron for ...
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Situated in the rugged plains of northern Tibet, Nagqu is the ultimate in tranquillity thanks to its incredibly sparse population. The untamed wilderness that spreads across this region is certainly a sight to behold and can be explored in depth by those who dare to venture to this remote town. With the temperature throughout the year rarely reaching above 10 degrees Celsius, Nagqu stays cool and refreshing and provides some welcome relief for those coming from the heat and chaos of the bustling ...
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Suggested tailormade holiday itineraries for Tibet

Tibet is home to a number of magnificent palaces, monasteries and forts built against spectacular backdrops of Himalayan mountain ranges, and it's possible to visit the most popular destinations in little more than a week. If you have longer, consider combining with a visit to China's imperial capital or opt for an overland adventure from neighbouring Nepal. Here's a few itineraries to get you started and you can use our interactive map below for further itinerary ideas.

Sera Monastery in Lhasa - Tibet Tours - On The Go ToursPassage to Tibet - 8 days MapTailored To Suit You

Passage to Tibet

8 days | FROM USD $2,595

Discover the highlights of Tibet - the rooftop of the world, locked away in its Himalayan fortress! Discover -...

Take me to Tibet

12 days | FROM USD $4,045

Exploring Beijing’s grand Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the scenic Great Wall at Badaling and Pass, -...

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Nepal to Tibet

13 days | FROM USD $3,335

Journey beyond cosmopolitan Kathmandu to holy Tibet - 'the roof of the world'. Uncover the world's most holy...

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