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China Tibet Tour

Tibet is a truly unique destination for a lifetime trip, which will offer a heady combination of long history, breathtaking landscapes, stunning temple and monastery architecture and spiritual culture and belifes.

China Tibet Tour is a specially designed for you, covering the Tibet areas and other popular destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin and Chengdu. You’ll travel any places with your local English-speaking tour guide and vehicle.

Lhasa & Surrounding: Essentials of Tibetan culture, people & landscape

Lhasa & Surroundings
Lhasa is always the first stop of a Tibet tour. And for those visiters who are short in time, we carefully selected these Lhasa & Surroundings Tours. All of these tours cover the highlights in Lhasa city and some extend to the surrounding areas of Lhasa. These classic tours will give you a fantastic introduction to this mysterious land.
View sample tours:
7 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Discovery Tourfrom $1044
4 Days Lhasa Impression Tour from Beijing
5 Days Lhasa Tour with Experiencing Tibetan's Lifefrom $1173
7 Days Beijing & Lhasa Tour ( flight to Lhasa )from $1295
9 Days Beijing Lhasa Shanghai Essence Tourfrom $2026
15 Days China Best Tour incl. Tibet & Chengdufrom $3265

Mt. Everest: A lifetime adventure to the top of the world!

Mt. Everest Tours
While coming to the roof of the world, Tibet, you shall never miss the highest peak of the world. For most visitors, Mt. Everest is an epic adventure for a lifetime. Experience the Tibetan culture on the road, enjoying the marvelous sun rise at Rongbuk Monastery and camp at the EBC, your tour to Mount Everest will make a unique memory.
View sample tours:
8 days Lhasa and Mt. Everest Exploration Tourfrom $988

Namtso Lake: Purifying your soul at the most heavenly lake

Namtso Lake
Namtso Lake is the heavenly lake in the holy land. Pilrims from all over the Tibetan Plateau keep coming here every year to do the Kora. While walking along the lakeside, you will marvel at the amazing scene and find your soul purified by this crystal clear lake.
View sample tours:
5 Days Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tourfrom $749
7 Days Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tour ( train from Beijing )from $1123

Train Tour: Unique experience along Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Tibet Train Tours
Taking a train is the best way for traveling to Tibet for you can gradually get used to the raising of altitude and enjoying the changes of landscapes along the railway. Traveling along the Qinghai-Tibet railway, you will witness thousand of miles of unrivaled charming landscapes that you will never see from a plane window.
View sample tours:
8 Days Beijing & Lhasa Tour ( train to Lhasa )from $1055

Nepal: Overland tours from the holy Tibet to mysterious Nepal

Tibet & Nepal Overland Tours
The overland route between Lhasa, Tibet and Kathmandu, Nepal is one of the best adventure route in the world. You will have enough time to enjoy the different cultures and natural beauties along the way.
View sample tours:
7 Days Lhasa Everest Kathmandu Tour from Beijing

China Tibet Travel Tips

Is this kind of trip customizable?

Yes. You can eighter work with our travel advisors to put together an itinerary that fits your specific needs while planning step, or you may work with our tour guide while on tour should you wish to change your itinerary. Clink here to customize a China tour incl. Lhasa.

If it is a small change tour guides will sort it out directly with you. If it is a big change they may need to call our office to coordinate it and quote costs if you are adding on to the itinerary.

What vehicles do you arrange between cities?

Usually, we arrange a plane between long-distance cities. But we may arrange G or D train among Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. From midtown Guilin to Yangshuo County, you will cruise on the picturesque Li River.

If you have special needs of transfering for your China tour, please tell us when booking our itineraries.

What travel permits do I need to apply for if I travel to Tibet?

There are several kinds of travel permits in Tibet. Firstly, you only need a TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau) permit if you just want to have a few days in Lhasa city or some places near Lhasa.

Secondly, if you want to travel outside of Lhasa, like Mt. Everest, Tsedang, Nyingchi, you need PSB (Public Security Bureau) permit for which we could help you to apply for.

When do I need to apply for the Tibet travel Permit?

You need to apply for the travel permit at least 15-20 days prior to your entry date, which means you should prepare all the information and documents in hand before this period of time.

How much is a Tibet permit?

Please note that we never just sell a permit as this is illegal. We only help you apply a permit from the TTB. The cost of a permit includes both the charge by the government and the service fees by our travel agency. The cost will be calculated into the quote of the whole tour package including tour guide and other items.

What is the weather like in Lhasa and when is the best time to travel there?

Lhasa has highland temperature semi-arid monsoon climate and vary greatly within one day. In a year, it is said the suitable time for traveling to Tibet is from April to October while the golden time is August and September. However, if you can bear the cold weather a winter tour is dollar-saving and you can avoid the crowds.

Read more information about Lhasa Climate & Travel Tips.

What should I bring while traveling to Lhasa?

Tibet tourism is in its infancy, but you are able to buy the life necessaries. If you want to bring some, we suggest that you bring casual style and layered clothing because of various temperatures; sunglasses, sun cream and hat because Lhasa has over 3,000 hour's sunshine per year. Down coat is necessary if you go beyond Lhasa and Shigatse to remote areas, e.g. the Everest Camp or further to Mt.Kailash.

What are accommodations like in Lhasa?

Although Tibet Tourism has developed fast, and various levels of hotels are settled down in the midtown, hotel facilities and service standard may not be as you would expect from a hotel in other cities in China. Staff will probably not speak much English. Many hotels just have a public bathroom with squat toilet.

However, there are some recommended good hotels for you to choose. Read more hotels in Lhasa.

What cuisine options are there in Lhasa?

In Lhasa, water boils at 90℃ which makes it hard to cook with water due to high altitude and harsh climate. But you can choose Chinese food, western food, Nepali food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese food and Indian food in midtown of Lhasa.

Read more about Lhasa Food and Cuisine.

What kind of vehicles can I take for getting around in Lhasa?

If you are traveling by yourself, you are suggested to use minivan as the road condition around Lhasa is pretty good, and the minivan cost less as well.

You can travel with us in Lhasa. We have 5-seat Toyota, Jinbei Minibus and business minivan for you to choose.

Read our Lhasa Car Rental.

What are the currency and the ATM system in Lhasa like?

In Lhasa, you can not deal with foreign currencies, but you can exchange your money at many bank outlets, such as Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Construction Bank of China.

In addition, Credit cards are not recommended as a way of payment in Tibet because they are only accepted by the Bank of China, up-market hotels and large shopping departments in Lhasa and Shigatse.

Will there be problems with the language barrier?

When you travel with us in Lhasa, you needn't worry about the language barrier, although the locals usually communicate with Tibetan, not mandarin. We will arrange an English-speaking tour guide who can speak Tibetan, mandarin and are familiar with all attractions of Lhasa.

Can I easily find a Muslim restaurant in Lhasa?

Yes, Islam has a long history in Tibet, and so does the Muslim Food. Currently, there are two famous Mosques in Lhasa city, named Lhasa Great Mosque and Lhasa Little Mosque. The regions around the two Mosques are gathering places of Muslim restaurants.

If you inquire this question from us, we will help you to find a Muslim restaurant or arrange you to go to the Muslim restaurant.

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