Tibet Tour 7 nights 8 days

Trip Overview
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous or Grade C (***)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast
  • Trip Start & Endkathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Typetrek and tour
  • Major AttractionTibet, Lasha
  • Maximum Altitude5200 Meters
  • Best TimeSpring, monsoon, Autumn


  • Kerung Border: The Kerung Border is a border crossing between Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayan region. It is a popular entry point for travelers visiting Tibet and provides easy access to the capital city of Lhasa. The border is near the town of Kerung in Nepal and is well-connected by roads and airports.
  • Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) - Rising high on the Nepal-Tibet boundary, Mount Cho Oyu stands as one of the towering peaks of the world, attracting the attention of adventurers seeking a challenging yet achievable climb. As travelers journey toward Lhasa, they are treated to an awe-inspiring view of this grand mountain, a testament to the beauty and majesty of nature.
  • Mt. Xishapangma (8,012m) - Nestled within the Langtang Himal, Mount Xishapangma reigns supreme as the summit ruler, attracting thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts from far and wide. The ascent to its peak is deemed one of the toughest conquests for mountaineers, yet it continues to be a popular destination for those who seek to test their limits. Along the journey to Lhasa, travelers will be greeted by this breathtaking mountain, a visual spectacle not to be missed.
  • Pikucho Lake: Nestled within the lofty peaks of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China lies the serene Pikucho Lake. This glistening body of water boasts crystal-clear waters that shimmer in the sun, providing breathtaking views of the majestic mountains surrounding it. Those visiting Lhasa are in for a treat as they can witness this natural wonder and bask in its captivating beauty.
  • Tengri (4,300m)/ Lhatse (4,350m) - Two alluring settlements perched at elevated heights in China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Tengri and Lhatse, are renowned for their awe-inspiring mountain landscapes and deeply ingrained cultural heritage. Visitors to Lhasa can embark on a cultural and historical journey to these towns, gaining an insight into the local way of life.
  • Shigatse (3,900m) - The City of Shigatse is renowned for its cultural richness and historical significance. The city boasts a multitude of revered monasteries, the most notable being the Tashilhumpu Monastery, making it a must-visit destination for travelers to Lhasa. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Shigatse and delve into its captivating history.
  • Gyatchu La (5,220m) - Gyatchu La is a high-altitude pass located in China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It is the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse and is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Travelers to Lhasa can cross this pass and take in the breathtaking scenery.
  • Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery: Nestled in Shigatse, Tibet, the Tashilhumpu Monastery is a hallowed sanctuary where the Panchen Lama resides. The place is not simply a religious center but represents Tibetan Buddhism's rich history and cultural heritage. Its towering presence has stood for centuries, symbolizing devotion, learning, and artistic expression. Pilgrims flock to pay homage to the Panchen Lama and bask in spiritual transcendence, where devotion and knowledge intertwine. The walls bear witness to countless journeys of faith as the air is filled with the scent of incense, the harmonious chant of mantras, and the rhythmic clatter of prayer beads.
  • Kumbum Stupa: Located at the heart of Shigatse, Tibet, the Kumbum Stupa is a revered monument of Tibetan Buddhism. This sacred stupa boasts a rich cultural legacy and is deemed one of Tibet's premier pilgrimage destinations. Visitors to Lhasa can explore this holy site and immerse themselves in the local history and culture.
  • Phalkhor Monastery: Phalkhor Monastery in Shigatse, Tibet, showcases a cultural richness, being an important Tibetan Buddhist site with intricate architecture, breathtaking frescoes, and a historical significance that lures travelers to Lhasa. It's a highly revered Buddhist pilgrimage, attracting numerous yearly visitors.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the beauty and culture of Tibet? Taking a Lhasa and Tibet Tour is an incredible way to explore this fascinating region while immersing yourself in its unique history, stunning scenery, and vibrant culture. From visiting iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace in Lhasa or the Jokhang Temple in Barkhor Square to exploring ancient monasteries or taking part in traditional festivals, travelers have countless opportunities on this unforgettable journey. So why not take the plunge and embark on an adventure that will stay with you forever?


Lhasa and Tibet are two of the most unique and magical places on earth. The Tibetan plateau is home to some of the world's highest mountains, deepest valleys, vast deserts, beautiful lakes, and stunning wildlife. This makes it an ideal destination for tourists exploring a completely different culture. Likewise, touring Lhasa and Tibet gives travellers an authentic experience they won't find anywhere else in the world. A tour through this region offers incredible sights and gives visitors insight into its rich history and cultural heritage. From visiting ancient monasteries, participating in traditional festivals, or simply admiring the breathtaking landscape – there is no shortage of things to do during a Lhasa-Tibet tour! Additionally, many tours offer cultural activities such as learning about Tibetan cuisine or trying local handicrafts, which create unforgettable memories for all those who visit this magnificent land!

This exceptional tour provides a rare opportunity to delve into the rich Tibetan culture and religion, experience the region's pristine natural beauty, and bask in the breathtaking views of majestic mountains and stunning scenic landscapes. Ideal for families or groups seeking a short yet captivating escape from their fast-paced lives, the itinerary includes visits to five of the most iconic cities in Tibet - Kerung, Tingri, Shigatse, Gyantse, and Lhasa. You will be awed by Tibet's massive and magnificent landscapes as you explore historic monasteries, picturesque valleys, and grand palaces, savor local cuisine and witness the stunning beauty of high mountain peaks.

Visit the magnificent Kerung border, nestled within the Rasuwa district just 175 kilometers from the bustling city of Kathmandu. Be transported to the Langtang valley, renowned for its stunning views and considered one of the world's most picturesque valleys. Your sightseeing trip to Tingri will be unforgettable as you cross the Gyatchu La, marveling at the snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and the breathtaking interplay of white clouds and blue sky at the Zhangmu fort. Discover the rich cultural heritage of Shigatse, also known as the Granary of Tibet, and immerse yourself in traditional Tibetan culture. As the second largest town in Tibet, Shigatse is home to key attractions such as the Panchen Lamas and Tashilhunpo Monastery, both of which are must-visits. At Gyantse, you will climb to the Kumba Pass and witness an awe-inspiring view of sparkling waters. Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, is a well-established hub with breathtaking natural beauty, which earns it a place among the world's most beautiful cities. During your visit to Lhasa, you will tour the Sera and Drepung Monasteries, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and the Barkhor Bazaar.

Your journey continues to the sacred halls of the Sera and Drepung Monasteries, sanctuaries that hold immense reverence among the Tibetan Buddhist community. Immerse yourself in their daily rituals and uncover the rich cultural heritage that has defined these historical institutions for centuries. Take a stroll down memory lane as you wander through the ancient alleyways and be awestruck by the intricate designs and breathtaking artwork that decorate the walls and interiors of these monasteries, serving as a testament to their timeless beauty. Dive into Tibet's rich history and cultural tapestry by exploring the magnificent Jokhang Temple - a hallowed place of worship in Tibetan Buddhism. Be awed by the mesmerizing gold-plated roofs and intricate details that make this temple a true masterpiece. Allow yourself to be enveloped in the spiritual essence of the temple and honor the numerous generations of Tibetan Buddhists who have made this place their spiritual home. 

Concluding your journey through Lhasa and Tibet, you must visit the renowned Potala Palace. This towering architectural gem, a symbol of Tibetan culture and heritage, offers breathtaking panoramas from its sweeping balconies and soaring spires. Admire the intricate carvings and delve into its rich history as you explore the magnificent palace. Envision the generations of Tibetan royalty who once lived within its walls as you gaze out at the breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings.

Festivals in Lhasa

Lhasa, the heart of Tibetan culture, is renowned for its diverse and colorful festivals. From the lively celebrations of the Tibetan New Year to the grand display of a massive Buddha painting during the Thangka Festival, there's always something to look forward to. The Shoton Festival is another favorite, where people gather to witness the unveiling of enormous Buddhist tapestries. Beyond these highlights, many smaller celebrations are tied to local traditions and monasteries, making a Lhasa tour a rich tapestry of cultural experiences. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Tibet by exploring these festivals.

  1. Tibet Shoton Festival on Aug 16: The Shoton Festival in 2023 is a celebration of both delicious yogurt and the vivid Tibetan opera tradition. On this day, the vibrant Tibetan culture comes to life with feasting and musical performances. So mark your calendars and be ready to indulge in a yogurt-filled feast and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Tibetan operas.
  2. Tibetan New Year with Losar Feb 21: The esteemed and widely celebrated festival in the Tibetan calendar, also referred to as the Tibetan New Year, is fast approaching. This occasion will be filled with merriment, rhythmical dance, and rich cultural customs such as reciting prayers, carrying flaming torches, and exuberant dancing. Although non-natives are not allowed to partake in the festivities, it is still a critical component of Tibetan heritage and customs.
  3. The Monlam Prayer Festival on Feb.24 - Mar 7: A Time of Reflection and Celebration: The Monlam Festival of Prayers holds great significance for Buddhists as they assemble to honor the miraculous deeds of Buddha and express their devotion. This festive event transpires from the fourth to the fifteenth of the Tibetan calendar and serves as a moment for jubilation and introspection. Join forces with fellow Buddhists and revel in the spiritual legacy of Tibetan heritage.
  4. Tibetan Butter Festival on Mar 7: On this day in the Tibetan calendar, Buddhists and locals celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha's legendary tale by crafting radiant sculptures with Tibetan butter and pigment.
  5. Saga Dawa Festival on Jun 4: Celebrated on the fifteenth day of the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, this festival is a tribute to the complete life of Shakyamuni Buddha. Prayers, temple visits, and an abundance of butter lamps are just some of the activities performed in honor.
  6. Buddha's Sermon Festival on Jul 21: Commemorating Shakyamuni Buddha's first teaching, the Choekor Duechen Festival is a celebration of the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma and the teachings given by the Buddha. A time of enlightenment and understanding, this festival is observed with reverence.
  7. Tibetan Bathing Festival (Garma Ri Gi) on Aug 22: On Aug. 22nd, immerse yourself in the joyous celebration of the Tibetan Bathing Festival, also known as Garma Ri Gi. For a whole week, the community comes together, regardless of age or gender, to bathe in the river and revel in the festival's festivities.
  8. Palden Lhamo Festival on Nov 27:- Join in the reverence on Nov. 27th as the Palden Lhamo Festival takes place. This celebration is dedicated to the worship of Palden Lhamo, a wrathful deity believed to protect Tibetan religious leaders. Visit Barkhor Street to witness the goddess being honored.
  9. Thangka at Tashilhunpo on Jul. 4th: Mark this date in your calendar for the Thangka Unveiling at Tashilhunpo Monastery. As the heart of Tibetan politics, economics, and culture, Lhasa hosts many religious celebrations, including the Thangka worship festival. Be amazed as huge Buddhist tapestries are put on display.
  10. Ganden Thangka Festival in 2023 On Aug. 1st, visit the ancient Ganden Monastery for the Ganden Thangka Festival. On the ninth day of the sixth month of the Tibetan calendar, people gather to circle the temple ruins, view the Buddha Thangka, pray and receive blessings. This is an important annual event in the monastery's calendar.

Weather and Best Months for Tibet Tour

Tibet lies perched atop towering mountain ranges, surrounded by peaks that intercept the rainfall, rendering much of the plateau inhospitable to life, except the southeast. This high-altitude plateau is dominated by desert steppe, tundra, and permafrost, with temperatures below freezing for much of the year. Most Tibet experiences frost for at least half the year and the highest lakes are frozen solid from October to March. Despite its stark and rugged terrain, the weather in Tibet can vary significantly from one region to the next, making it best appreciated from May to October, when the scenery is most breathtaking.

Tibet Climate Features: Tibet is renowned for its brilliant and scorching sun that shines ferociously on its towering plateau. The atmosphere is dry and light, with drastic temperature fluctuations between day and night. This challenging environment directly results from the region's elevation, causing a scarcity of oxygen and a reduced boiling point. Upon visiting Tibet, one is enveloped by sparkling, clear skies and harsh, inhospitable terrain as one adjusts to the high-altitude conditions. These hallmarks of Tibet's climate are breathtaking and demanding, offering a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable adventure for those daring enough to embark on this isolated and rugged region.

Sightseeing Best Time:-

For the ultimate sightseeing experience in Tibet, visit between May and October when the temperature hovers above 50°F and the air quality is optimal. This time frame tends to be peak season, but it's worth it for the pleasant weather. Just be aware that July and August bring the rainy season, with some areas receiving more rainfall than others. If your goal is to see the majestic Mount Everest, plan your trip for April, May, September, or October. During these months, the chances of catching a clear view of the peak are much higher compared to the rest of the year when clouds may obscure it.

For those looking to immerse themselves in Tibetan festivals, August is the recommended time to visit, with the Shoton Festival, Nagqu Horse Racing Festival, and Ganden Thangka Festival all taking place. However, be prepared for large crowds during this festive time. Consider checking out our 8-day Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour or 11-Day Tibet Tour with Everest Base Camp Trek for a memorable adventure.

The Optimal Seasons for the Kailash-Manasarovar Pilgrimage and Circuit The pilgrimage to the holy site of Mount Kailash, known as a "yatra," and the sacred circumambulation, referred to as a "kora," is best experienced during the summer months of June to August. This is due to the warm weather and abundant oxygen supply. On the other hand, for those embarking on a kora around Lake Manasarovar, the ideal time to visit would be in autumn, between September to November. During this period, the weather is more temperate with a reduced likelihood of rain.

COVID-19 Policy for Travelers in Tibet 

To enter tourist hotspots and hotels, it is necessary to present a form of identification such as an ID card or passport and your Health Code. You can quickly obtain your Health Code by registering on the Alipay health monitoring app. Before booking your hotel, ensure that it accepts foreign guests, as some places may be restricted during the current pandemic. Travelers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau must undergo mandatory quarantine at designated facilities. Visitors from "high-risk areas" must present a recent nucleic acid or blood test certificate issued within the last seven days. Don't hesitate to contact us for further clarification on high-risk areas and testing.

The past two years have seen a significant event unfold in the world - the COVID-19 pandemic. Although China has successfully contained the spread of the virus within its borders, there is still the potential for a resurgence, mainly from imported cases. As a result, travel restrictions are in place, and various preventive measures have been implemented. Despite this, China's ability to manage natural disasters has significantly improved, and there have been no fatalities among foreign tourists. The warning systems and response methods continue to improve with ongoing investment in infrastructure.

Additionally, bird flu and swine flu cases among humans have been rare and contained, with no current outbreaks. While ex-pats can still travel to China, the quarantine requirements challenge foreign tourism. However, there are signs of tourism recovery in China, as demonstrated by recent developments.


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On the first day of your journey, our team will collect you from your lodgings in Kathmandu early in the morning. The trip will take you on a scenic drive through mountainous terrain, affording views of cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers, stunning gorges, and lush forests. After a 185-kilometer drive, you will reach the border on the Nepalese side and ultimately arrive at Kyirung. Breakfast will be provided at your hotel in Kyirung.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 9 Hours
  • 2800 Meters

Embark on a scenic journey from Kyirong to Old Tingri, soaring high above the clouds at an altitude of 4,300m. As you cross the border into Tibet, be ready to meet your local Tibetan guide, who will accompany you on this 370km adventure. Admire the stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and the magnificent Himalayan range as you navigate the scenic route. 

With a stopover at Tongla Pass (5100m), you'll be captivated by the breathtaking mountain scenery. After a long day of sightseeing, rest and rejuvenate in the comfort of a hotel in Tingri.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 6 Hours
  • 4350 Meters

Day 3 is the journey to the majestic Rongbuk Monastery, a mere 90km away from Tingri. Soak in the awe-inspiring vistas of the north face of Everest as you arrive at this historic shrine founded in 1902.

Get ready to be enthralled by the unique blend of spirituality and adventure at Rongbuk Monastery, as it not only houses monks but also nuns, creating a harmonious blend of male and female energies. Stay in the cozy guest house at the monastery and get a taste of monastic life.

Take a few steps further and find yourself at the doorstep of one of the world's most sought-after destinations - the Everest Base Camp. Hike to the EBC today and bask in the glory of the Himalayan giants.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 7 Hours
  • 5200 Meters

Rise and shine, my daring friends, as we embark on a journey that will take your breath away. Our starting point is the towering town of Shigatse (3,900m), and we'll embark on a 90-kilometer scenic road trip that will lead us to the charming town of Gyantse (3,950m). The journey will take us just three hours, and we'll make a pit stop for a delicious breakfast en route. Our first stop will be at the Tashilhumpu Monastery, which will amaze us with its grandeur and rich history as the former home of the Panchen Lama. From here, we'll venture to Gyantse, where the towering Kumbum Stupa and the peaceful Phalkhor Monastery'll greet us. As the day ends, we'll retire to our cozy hotel, ready to rest for the next day's adventure. So, my friends, get some shut-eye as the next thrill-seeking journey awaits.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 5 Hours
  • 3950 Meters

Awaken your senses with an early morning journey through the stunning Tibetan landscapes. Departing from Gyantse, the drive takes you over the towering peaks of Karola and Kambala, past the colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the life-giving Brahma Putra River. This full-day adventure is a feast for the eyes and will leave a lasting impression.

We will stop at the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery, a sacred site in the Tibetan Buddhist religion. The Panchen Lama, second only to the Dali Lama, has been shrouded in mystery since his disappearance in 1995. This visit will give you a glimpse into the region's rich history and spiritual significance.

After a long day of sightseeing, retire for the night at a comfortable hotel in Lhasa with memories to last a lifetime.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 6 Hours
  • 3650 Meters

Awaken to the majesty of Lhasa's soaring peaks (3,600m) as you embark on a two-day odyssey of stunning vistas and cultural richness. Fuel up with a delectable breakfast before delving into the soul of Tibetan spirituality with visits to Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar, Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery. The iconic Potala Palace boasts 1,000 rooms and 13 stories to explore, making it the most sought-after tourist attraction in Tibet. Jokhang Temple, constructed in the 7th century, houses the holiest statue in Tibet - the massive Shakyamuni Buddha and is a hallowed site. Barkhor Market buzzes with devout activity, offering a labyrinth of charming temples to explore.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 4 Hours
  • 3600 Meters

Day seven continues with a full-day excursion to Sera Monastery, a beacon of Buddhist teachings. Despite the Cultural Revolution's devastation of many monasteries, Sera stands tall and largely unharmed. Drepung Monastery, founded in 1416, was once the largest in the world and is a must-see for history enthusiasts. End the day with a peaceful slumber in the comfort of your hotel, dreaming of the countless exciting sights and sounds that await you on your awe-inspiring journey through Lhasa.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 5 Hours
  • 3600 Meters

From Lhasa to Kathmandu, it's a quick 2-hour flight from Gonggar Airport. Rest and recharge in the comfort of a luxurious hotel before setting off on your next adventure, be it in Mainland China or beyond. Start the day with a delicious breakfast before boarding your flight.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 2 Hours
  • 1360 Meters

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Cost Details


  • Transportation by van/bus depends on the Group Size and Kathmandu to Border Drop
  • Tibet Visa.
  • Flight from Lasha to Kathmandu.
  • Tibet travel permit.
  •  English-speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees are as per our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa.


  • Client and travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, tips&, etc.

Essential Info

Crime in Tibet and China

China is generally known for being a nation with a low crime rate, but tourists still face the possibility of petty criminal activities. To ensure a hassle-free and safe trip, it is advisable to have a basic understanding of the potential dangers and frequent scams.

When exploring the country, exercise caution and rely on sound judgment, especially in tourist hotspots and congested locations like markets. Be vigilant during nighttime, and stick to busy and brightly lit areas. Also, heed the warnings from our local guides. If they warn you about an unsafe place, it is best to avoid it for your safety.

Theft in Tibet and China: Thieves are attracted to valuable items like wallets, mobile phones, cameras, jewelry, and laptops. To avoid becoming a target, try to keep your wealth discreet by avoiding carrying large sums of money or flaunting apparent symbols of wealth. Keep your wallet or purse hidden, preferably not in a back pocket, and use loose change to pay for small purchases instead of flashing your purse around.

Crowded areas like public buses, trains, city centers, and busy shopping streets can be a pickpocket's paradise. Be vigilant of your belongings when in these types of environments. Avoid carrying multiple valuables that are easily visible, as it can be challenging to keep track of everything.

Purse snatching can also be risky, so keep your valuables close to your body. When exiting public transport, check that nothing has left your pockets. Also, if you fall asleep on a train or bus, ensure your valuables are securely stored inside your bag to prevent someone from accessing them quickly.

Ensure the security of your essential documents, such as passport, tickets, visa, etc., by keeping them close to you, ideally tucked away in a pouch or money belt worn underneath your clothing. Avoid leaving valuable items unattended in your hotel room or vehicle. Opt for a safe deposit box provided by your hotel for added protection. Additionally, bring a copy of your crucial documents as a backup.

What Do In Lost or Difficulty? 

In China and Tibet, the police force is known for its friendly demeanor, but limited English-speaking skills can pose a problem for tourists. Although only a minor proportion of law enforcement in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen have a basic grasp of the language, they are still eager to lend a hand when required, especially for giving directions.

To guarantee seamless communication, carry some note cards with commonly used English and Chinese expressions. This will make it more manageable for you to communicate your needs accurately. Additionally, having a card with your hotel's Chinese name and address on hand can serve as a helpful reference for the police if they need to assist you in any way.

History of Lasha and Religions in Tibet

In 641, Songtsan Gampo, the Tubo tribe's ruler, conquered the Tibetan territory and established the Tubo Kingdom. He married Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty. At the request of Princess Wencheng, a magnificent temple was constructed over Wotang lake. Given the name Lhasa, meaning "goat and earth" in Tibetan due to the earth carried by white goats to fill the lake, this temple soon became a kingdom symbol. The surrounding area took the name Lhasa, with the Jokhang Temple. As Lhasa became the spiritual hub for Tibetans, it was referred to as their "Mecca," with Jokhang Temple serving as its "Kaaba."

In the high-altitude plateau of Tibet, a diverse array of religions are practiced, including Bon, Tibetan Buddhism, Islam, and Catholicism/Christianity. However, none hold as much sway over the local population as Tibetan Buddhism. This spiritual tradition permeates every aspect of Tibetan life and culture, originating from Central Asia and evolving to become its unique form of Mahayana Buddhism. Despite facing challenges during periods of fragmentation, Tibetan Buddhism persevered and experienced a resurgence in the 11th century, leading to its increased influence and spread beyond the borders of Tibet. Its teachings continue to captivate and inspire individuals far and wide, particularly in Mongolian regions.

Currently, Tibetan Buddhism holds a significant place in Bhutan as the state religion, while also practiced in Northern Nepal, Northeastern China, and specific parts of India. The migration of Tibetans has led to the spread of Tibetan Buddhism globally, including in the West. The popularity of figures like the Dalai Lama, who travels extensively to disseminate their teachings and enlighten the world on Tibetan culture, is a testament to this. One can best witness the essence of Tibetan Buddhism culture through its vibrant and colorful festivals. 

Outline Itinerary of 7 Night /8 Days Drive Fly out Tibet Tour

Day01: Kathmandu (1310m) - Kerung Border(2800m) 165Km. 8-9 Hours Drive

Day 02: Kerung Town(2800m) - Tengri(4,300m)/ Lhatse(4,350m) 370 Km 05 -06 Hours Drive.

Day 03:  Tingri(4,300m) to Ronbuk (5200m) to Shigatse  335Km  

Day 04.: Shigatse(3,900m) – Gyantse (3,950m) 90Km 04 -05 Hours Drive

Day 05: Gyantse(3,950m) - Lhasa(3,650m) 261 Km 05 -06 Hours Drive 

Day 06 -07 Sightseeing in Lhasa(3,600m)

Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu or Main Land, China

Visa Requirements

Exploring the rugged, sparsely populated mountains of Tibet and Lhasa is the ultimate experience for backpackers and adventurers. It is an undertaking many seek, but to do it, you must be very familiar with the visa requirements for both Tibet and Lhasa. Each jurisdiction has different visa requirements, and this article will walk you through the process step-by-step. Tibet requires two kinds of visas. The first type of visa is the Chinese visa, which is necessary for all foreign visitors. This short-term visit visa allows a traveler to stay in Tibet for up to three or six months. To obtain a Chinese permit, travelers must provide official documentation like their passports and relevant paperwork for their journey.

The Tibet Travel Permit is the second type of visa travelers need for Tibet. This is the official document issued by the Chinese government that allows foreign nationals access to the Tibetan Autonomous Region. To obtain the Tibet Travel Permit, travelers must provide clear proof of their legal activities being undertaken in Tibet, such as attending a conference, studying, going on a tour, or traveling through Tibet for personal matters.

As for the visa requirements for Lhasa, the process is similar to that for Tibet. All travelers need to obtain a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit. Additionally, travelers also need to get a Lhasa Entry Permit to gain access to the city. Although the permit is obtained directly throuThismbassy in Lhasa, travelers can also apply for it at the office of the Tourist Administration of the Tibet Autonomous Regia. 

Furthermore, the cost of both visas and permits will likely vary depending on the traveler's region of origin. The Tibet Travel Permit is the second type of visa travelers need for Tibet prices between US$30 and US$140. In comparison, the Tibet Travel Permit costs around US$200 per person. The Lhasa Entry Permit typically costs between US$20 and US$50. 

Tibet Entry Permit :- 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues the Tibet Entry Permit in the Tibet Autonomous Region under the approval of the state council of the People's Republic of China. This permit is required for all travelers, regardless of nationality, and it is impossible to obtain it independently. Instead, travelers must enlist the services of a qualified Tibetan travel agency to get the relevant paperwork. 

To apply for the Tibet Entry Permit, the travel agency must have the traveler's full name, date of birth, passport information, address, and so on. They will then submit this paperwork with the relevant official fees on the traveler's behalf and should be able to provide the full permit within a few weeks. The costs vary depending on the traveler's nationality. Still, generally, they include the Tibet Travel Permit, the Alien's Travel Permit, the Border Pass, and a service fee to the travel agency. This fee is usually between US$70 and US$100 per person.

Getting the Tibet Entry Permit is a crucial part of any trip to the area and should not be taken lightly. Even though it can seem like a daunting process, and the fees that come with it seem costly, the cost is worth it to ensure a safe and successful tour of the region. With the Tibet Entry Permit under their belt, travelers can explore this unique region with the peace of mind that they've done everything in their power to travel with the government's permission.

Chinese visa:- 

Planning for a trip to Tibet can be overwhelming. It is a dream travel destination for many travelers from around the world. To explore this beautiful place, tourists need a valid Chinese visa and special permits to enter Tibet. To savor the beauty of this mystical place, it's imperative to secure both valid Chinese access and necessary permits. Tibet, being a part of China, is regulated by the Chinese government, and thus, obtaining a Chinese visa is mandatory for travelers. This visa is available in two types- a tourist visa for travel and sightseeing and a business visa. A tourist visa requires only a valid passport, a completed visa application form, a recent passport-sized photo, and a visa fee.

 The application for this visa can be made online, and the processing time is usually between five to twenty business days. Once approved, the visa will be valid for up to three months and allow multiple entries into the country. For those visiting Tibet for business purposes, a business visa is required. This visa will enable travelers to conduct business activities in Tibet, such as attending meetings and conferences or visiting commercial projects. Unlike a tourist visa, a business visa requires additional documents, such as an invitation letter from a Chinese partner. The processing time for a business visa can take longer, up to thirty business days. The visa will be valid for up to six months with multiple entries.

Apart from obtaining a valid Chinese visa, travelers intending to visit Tibet must apply for a Tibet Travel Permit. This permit is obtained from the Tibet Tourism Bureau, which can take ten to twenty business days to process. Some extra time is needed for the government to approve the permit. In addition to the Chinese visa and Tibet Travel Permit, other important documents, such as a Chinese medical certificate, a criminal record check, and travel insurance, may be required.

Transportation Cost

Tibet is known for its picturesque natural beauty and deep spiritual practices. Still, it's worth noting that the cost of traveling to this exotic location can be a major factor to consider before making the journey. To ensure a smooth, cost-effective travel experience to Tibet, knowing what components drive transportation costs and how much each element adds to the overall cost is essential.

Journeying to Tibet involves a calculated balancing act of time, money, and transportation options. From soaring above the clouds by air to braving the rugged terrain by land or opting for a blend of both, there's a route to suit everyone's needs and budget. While air travel might seem like the quickest and most convenient way to reach Tibet, it comes at a premium, with airfare prices being one of the steepest among transportation options. However, the premium might be worth the premium for those who prioritize speed.

Another factor affecting the cost of traveling to Tibet is that most people will need a guide or driver to accompany them. It's important to note that hiring a guide or driver is not only necessary for safety and navigation issues but will also result in major added costs. Depending on the length and destination of your journey, you can expect to pay a minimum of USD 100 a day for a qualified guide or driver.

Ultimately, venturing to Tibet can come with a hefty transportation fee due to the various supplementary expenses incurred during travel. Obtaining entry permits, a mandatory requirement for all visitors can significantly drive up the cost. Additionally, obtaining necessary vaccinations, securing insurance coverage, and paying for transportation for sightseeing excursions can quickly escalate the total expenditure, especially for those embarking on longer journeys to Tibet.

It is clear that visiting Tibet is an extraordinary experience, but it comes with a hefty price tag. Transportation to Tibet can quickly add up between airfare to the region, the cost of guides or drivers, and the various additional fees involved in traveling. However, with careful consideration and budgeting, travelers can make their dreams a reality and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Land of Snows.

Accommodations in Tibet and Lhasa Cost

With picturesque landscapes, unique culture, and numerous sites to explore, Tibet and Lhasa are two of the most popular places to visit in Asia. Each city is filled with hotels and hostels that provide travelers with a comfortable place to stay. Figuring out suitable accommodation in Tibet and Lhasa can be daunting if you don’t know what to look for. Tibet has become increasingly popular with tourists. If you’re looking for a luxurious stay in Tibet, the Grand Tibet International Hotel offers five-star accommodations in the heart of Lhasa. With over 200 rooms and suites, the hotel boasts stunning views of the Himalayas and lovely décor. Guests can take advantage of the spa and fitness center, international cuisines, and babysitting services. 

Lhasa is known for its many monasteries. Budget travelers can check out one of these monasteries for unique accommodations. Hostel World offers reasonable prices on traditional rooms, Tibetan bedding, Tibetan-style furniture, and Tibetan prayer flags for an authentic Tibetan experience. From the city, visitors can find a variety of guesthouses in the rural areas of Tibet. These traditional accommodation facilities offer impressive pastoral views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. 

Aside from hotels and guesthouses, travelers can also look into campgrounds and homestays in Tibet and Lhasa. Travelers can pitch their tents and enjoy the tranquil outdoors or try a homestay with a local family in both cities. Homestay offers an up-close experience with Tibetan culture, offering the authentic feel one can only get in Tibet. No matter what accommodation you’re looking for in Tibet and Lhasa, you will find it. Be sure to read reviews before booking a place to make sure you get what you’re looking for. From 5-star hotels to rustic countryside guesthouses, travelers can get the perfect accommodations. Each accommodation option has its charm, allowing travelers to experience the true beauty of Tibet and Lhasa.

Tibet offers a range of accommodations to suit every budget and style. In the bustling city of Lhasa, guests can choose from budget-friendly options such as the Flora Hotel to more luxurious stays at the Xing Ding Hotel. For those looking for a relaxing and intimate experience, the Snow heaven/ Lubhum Tsang ) Hotel provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

In the picturesque town of Gyantse, guests can opt for the comfortable and affordable Gyantse YouTube Hotel or upgrade to the more upscale Gyantse Youuube Hotel. Meanwhile, the bustling city of Shigatse offers a range of options, from the unique and authentic Shigatse Yak Hotel to the elegant and stylish Manasarover Hotel.

For those seeking a more rustic and adventurous experience, the guest houses in Xegar or New Tingri, Rongbuk, Kyirong, and Old Tingri or Lo Tingri offer a chance to immerse oneself in the local culture and natural beauty. 

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Traveling to Tibet is a dream for many as it is filled with majestic sceneries and ancient culture that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The captivating beauty and the snow-capped Himalayas, the mesmerizing Potala Palace, and the holy Lake Mansarovar make Tibet a fantastic destination that can't be compared with anything. 

If you're looking forward to taking the trip to Tibet, then a Lhasa Tour allows you to explore the culture, stunning views, and natural wonders of this region. The total cost of the tour when staying in a deluxe hotel such as Xing Ding Hotel 4 stars is approx US$2525- $3000. This is the most expensive option of the three. Deluxe Hotels have the best facilities and amenities. 

On the other hand, if you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, you can choose to stay in a Standard Hotel such as Snow Heaven or LObum Tsang, which has a total cost of US$2385- $2800. Standard Hotels usually provide adequate facilities and services, and the comfort is not as exquisite as the deluxe ones but still guarantees a good stay. 

Finally, if you want to keep it to a minimum, you can stay in a Budget Hotel such as Flora or similar hotels. The total cost of a trip to Tibet in this accommodation is US$2050- $2500, a more accessible option for those traveling on a budget. Budget hotels usually provide basic facilities but no luxury. 

When it comes to visiting Tibet, the total cost for the tour will depend on the hotel you decide to stay in. Deluxe amenities are more comfortable and provide more facilities, but it's not always necessary to splurge on them, depending on your type of travel. Standard and Budget Hotels are usually sufficient to provide a decent stay. In the end, it all comes down to personal preferences and your trip budget.

Things to Consider While Shopping in Tibet- Lhasa

The Barkhor Bazaar, with its lively hustle and bustle, boasts a profusion of shops that offer a stunning array of Tibetan wares - from intricate ornaments to traditional clothes, Buddha statues, and Thangkas, not to mention the spices, incenses, and farm produce imported from Nepal and India. A shopping experience in Tibet promises to exceed your expectations. The hub of bargaining can be found in the ancient district of Lhasa, particularly in the vicinity of Barkhor Street. Embark on your Tibet shopping journey with the guidance of our seasoned local leaders. They will share insider tips on choosing the best souvenirs and effectively negotiate with vendors for the ultimate deal.

The popular things to bring home from Lhas are The iconic dried yak jerky, Tibetan tea bags with a sweet taste, and the well-known Lhasa beers that offer a taste of Tibet's uniqueness. Handcrafted treasures like Tibetan prayer wheels, turquoise bracelets, Buddhist prayer beads, and scented Tibetan incense are also highly prized by travelers. For those seeking premium souvenirs for home décor or clients, the exceptional Tibetan Thangka paintings are a must-have.

Avoid purchasing overpriced jewels from street vendors in Lhasa, as they're frequently counterfeit. In Lhasa, steer clear of buying miraculous medicines made from wildlife remains and untested wild herbs, as it's both illegal and hazardous. While crime is low in Tibet, refrain from flaunting large sums of money while shopping at bustling Barkhor Street. Credit card usage in Tibet is prevalent in big malls in Lhasa's downtown. However, a processing fee may apply, so it's advisable to carry cash for transactions beyond Lhasa, such as in remote regions or at local restaurants. With the growing popularity of Alipay and WeChat via smartphones in China, it's recommended to exchange 1,000-2,000 RMB for shopping purposes.

When shopping in Tibet, unique products are available in different regions. Nagqu Prefecture is famous for its Tibetan herbal medicine - the "winter worm, summer grass" or caterpillar fungus. Nyêmo County in Lhasa boasts the finest Tibetan incense. The Nyingchi region, nicknamed the "Swiss-Alps" of Tibet, is where the best matsutake mushrooms can be found. Gyaca County in Shannan Prefecture is known for its high-quality walnuts, a tradition dating back over a thousand years. In Nagarzê County, Shannan Prefecture, dried yak meat is the local flavor. As nomads, Tibetans often use daggers to slice yak meat, with the best knives made in Lhatse County, Shigatse Prefecture (but remember, carrying it on a plane is forbidden). Don't forget to check out the hand-made Tibetan rugs, Thangka paintings, and other handicrafts in Lhasa. Your local guide will provide more insider tips for your shopping needs.

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