Tibet Tours & Trips
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For centuries the Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet was hidden away from the rest of the world, nestled in the vast snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. Not any more. A land of mysterious treasures, rich history, sublime beauty, and welcoming people, Tibet is enthralling for travelers. With breathtaking mountain peaks, glistening lakes, and a wealth of trekking trails, the adventurous will delight in this Land of Snows.
Your Tibet tour is best combined with a trip to China, and our Highlights of China & Tibet group tour is a great option. Or you can visit Tibet with one of our private tours, which can be designed to suit you!
As the home of the Dalai Lama, and brimming with sacred temples and ancient monasteries draped in prayer flags, Tibet also offers a unique insight into Buddhism. Browse our range of Tibet tours below and don't hesitate to reach out to our team if you would like to start planning your own visit to Tibet.
Tibet Group Tours
Browse our selection of Tibet group tours, taking in all the vibrant highlights of this less-explored but fascinating region. From the thirteen-story Potala Palace, once home to the Dalai Lama, to the vast untamed wilderness of the Tibetan Plateau, see it all with our award-winning trips. Escorted as always by a local, English-speaking tour guide.
Highlights of China & Tibet12 days | FROM USD $2,405
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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 Tibet tour, building the perfect itinerary for your individual requirements and interests.
Travelling Beyond LhasaYour Tibetan trip is likely to be based in beautiful Lhasa, home to the spectacular Potala Palace. Outside of Lhasa, explore the charming town of Gyantse, marvel at Tibet’s three sacred lakes. Visit a myriad of ancient monasteries and sacred temples in Shigatse – Tibet’s second most important city, and discover Yumbulakhang Palace – the oldest palace in Tibet. Wherever you visit on your Tibet tour, you'll experience the best of Tibetan culture and architecture.
Tibet's Number One Destination
This spectacular dzong fortress in Lhasa was the winter home of the Dalai Lama for more than 300 years, from 1649 until the spiritual leader's exile to India in 1959. Since then it has become a museum, and it is by far the most visited destination in Tibet. Listed by UNESCO in 1994, it features 13 stories of shrines, offices, and apartments, ripe for exploration! Whether you join us in Tibet on a group or private tour, we'll make sure you take in this most important of highlights.
Spectacular Yamdrok Lake
Of Tibet's three holy lakes, Yamdrok is the most famous, and for good reason. You can catch a glimpse of Mount Everest on a clear day, and soak up some of the Himalayas' famous scenery. Yamdrok Lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is a popular pilgrimage destination. It's a tranquil, peaceful place, and is sure to be one of the highlights of your Tibet tour.
Recommended places to visit in Tibet
In English Namtso translates as “heavenly lake”, an apt definition for this stunning stretch of water. Sitting at almost 5,000m above sea level, it is officially the highest saltwater lake on the planet. For those seeking some tranquillity, the lake is the perfect place to have a wander and forget about the chaos of life. Yaks and goats roam freely around the lake and in the crystal clear water fish splash about, making for some wonderful Kodak moments.
This ancient city is Tibet’s second-largest and sits at an altitude of 5,200m. Several intricately designed monasteries throughout the region, giving Shigatse an air of spiritualism. Furthering this is the fact that the city is the residence of the Panchen Lama, the second most important lama after the Dalai lama. Visitors should take the time to check out his palace whilst in Shigatse.
The mystical aura of Tibet is wholly imbued into the city of Lhasa. There are koras (walking paths) that encircle most sacred sites, which are worth wandering along. The city's rich heritage is prevalent in many of the ancient establishments scattered throughout the region. The Nyetang Lhachemo temple and the Ani Tsamkhung nunnery are two sites that should definitely be visited in order to learn more about this culture. Not forgetting of course Potala Palace, once the home of the Dalai Lama.
Historic Gyantse wins over those who visit with its relaxed ambiance and small-town vibe, despite once being one of the most important cities in Tibet. Its main attraction is the magnificently constructed Kumbum, a tiered collection of Buddhist chapels with white-washed walls covered in intricate patterns. Other sites of interest include the Gyantse Dzong, a fortress built into the side of a rocky cliff face, and the Pala Manor, a well-preserved noble residence.
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