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This tour covers all the major attractions and natural beauty in Tibet. It is combining the highlights of the classic Lhasa tour with an excursion to picture-postcard Namtso Lake. You can learn the history and religion of Tibet while exploring the life style of Tibetan nomads.


Price & Departure Date
  • August 26, 2022: 833 USD / per person
  • September 2, 2022: 833 USD / per person
  • September 9, 2022: 833 USD / per person
  • September 16, 2022: 833 USD / per person
  • September 23, 2022: 833 USD / per person
  • September 30, 2022: 1100 USD / per person
  • October 7, 2022: 1100 USD / per person
  • October 14, 2022: 766 USD / per person
  • October 21, 2022: 766 USD / per person
  • October 28, 2022: 766 USD / per person



Transportation: All transfers mentioned in the itinerary. Pick up and drop off at the airport or train station.
Accommodation: The above standard hotels listed in the itinerary are for reference. The final bookings are made according to actual conditions. If you want to upgrade from standard hotels to comfort hotels please contact our travel consultant.
Meals: All breakfast and one featured meal: Tibetan welcome banquet in Lhasa
Entrance ticket: All the tickets mentioned in the itinerary.
Tibet Permits: Tibet Entry Permit, Alien Travel Permit, Border Pass.
Oxygen and Water: A container of Oxygen per person for emergency use. Two bottles of drinking water per person per day.



Single Room Supplement: Two people in a room. If you need to stay in a single room, you will be requested to pay extra fee for a single room.
Personal Expenses: Laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
Tips to the guide and driver: Tips are not required. If you would like to give tips we suggest 30 CNY per person per day to the guide and another 30 CNY per person per day to the driver.
Transportation: Flight or train tickets in and out of Tibet.


Travel Tips

Q1: When is the best time to visit Tibet?

A1: The best time to travel to Tibet is from April to October. During this period, the temperature is more suitable for traveling with an average above 10℃(50℉). The warmer weather and higher oxygen content make it the peak season of Tibet travel.

Q2: How can I get to Tibet?

A2: You can reach Tibet either by airplane or by train. At present, there are direct flights to Lhasa from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining, Xi’an, Shangri-La, and Kunming. We recommend you to take a low-cost train, with a place at the window, so you can have time to slowly adapt to the high altitude.

Q3: What should I know before traveling to Tibet?

A3: Facility conditions in Tibet are not as good as in large cities. Also, money changing and drawing services are not usually available in some mountain areas or villages, it will be better to bring some cash with you.

Q4: Can I travel alone in Tibet?

A4: No, all foreigners can only visit Tibet via a guided tour with a local Tibet travel agency.

Q5: How can I avoid altitude sickness in Tibet?

A5: Altitude sickness can occur in some people around the 2,500 m, but everyone is different. You should avoid intense activity when you get to Lhasa and ensure you have enough time to acclimatise and take things slowly. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep is very important and also you can bring some electrolyte drinks, tablets or salts with you.

Q6: How many days should I spend in Tibet?

A6: If you have only 4 to 5 days it can allow you to explore Lhasa City. When you have 6 to 8 days then you can do so much more on top, such as visit Namtso Lake or Gyantse Town. As for adding Everest Base Camp to your trip more than 9 days will be much suitable for you.


FAQs about Tibet Travel Permit

Q1: What is Tibet Travel Permit?

A1: Tibet Travel Permit is an official travel document issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau. You need to have a Tibet Travel Permit to enter Lhasa or any other parts of the Tibetan Autonomous Region and apply through a travel agency.

Q2: How long does it take to get a Tibet Travel Permit?

A2: Normally, it takes around 5-9 working days to process your Tibet Permit at the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, we suggest applying for the permit at least 25 days before the visit to Tibet. As for urgent permits, it will take around 4-5 days to process but extra charge is required.

Q3: What documents are requested?

A3: Scanned copy of passport and Chinese Visa. If you work or live in China, you need to provide certificate of working in China for 28 days. During the pandemic, a negative COVID-19 test report with 7 days validity is requested.

Q4: Can I apply for the Tibet Travel Permit without tour package to Tibet?

A4: No, you can not. The only way to enter Tibet is to travel in groups. No individual travelers are allowed to visit Tibet at the moment. All tours must be booked in advance through a Chinese travel agency. Your whole tour in Tibet must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide.


Day 1: Welcome to Lhasa (Altitude: 3650m)

Pick you up from the airport or train station and drive you to your hotel in Lhasa.

Hotel: Lhasa MetroPolo Jinjiang Hotel、Lhasa Himalaya Hotel、Lhasa Hongshan Hotel or similar


Day 2: Lhasa City Tour (Altitude: 3650m)

Visit the famous Potala Palace. It is a place of 1000 roomed structure that sits on the hillside presiding over the capital that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum. Then explore the only nun temple in Lhasa - Canggu Temple. Buy exquisite souvenirs and enjoy street food in Barkhor Street.


Hotel: Lhasa MetroPolo Jinjiang Hotel、Lhasa Himalaya Hotel、Lhasa Hongshan Hotel or similar


Day 3: Immerse in lake and glacier (Altitude: 3650m)

In the morning we will drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you can enjoy the stunning view of Yamdrok Lake. Later on, you will explore the Karola Glacier.

Hotel: Shigatse Subei Hotel、Shigatse Gesar Hotel or similar


Day 4: Grassland beauty (Altitude: 4700m)

Discover Tashilumpo Monastery, now the largest functioning religious institution in Tibet. Visit Northern Tibet Grassland, the paradise for the wildlife.

Hotel: Damxung Namsto Holy Goat Manor Hotel or similar


Day 5: Soul in Tibet (Altitude: 3650m)

Stroll around Namtso Lake which is the highest saltwater lake in the world. After that visit the spiritual center of Tibet, called Jokhang Temple.

Hotel: Lhasa MetroPolo Jinjiang Hotel、Lhasa Himalaya Hotel、Lhasa Hongshan Hotel or similar


Day 6: Goodbye Tibet

Enjoy your free time until train or flight departure.

Terms & Conditions
  • Should you cancel at outside 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, the cost of tour package is refundable.
  • Should you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • Should you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Should you cancel after the trip has started, we are unable to refund any amount for cancelled services due to late arrival, early departure, missed days during the tours and non-participation.
Please Note
  1. Should you wish to book this tour, please send your holiday request to us in the website or contact info@expatsholidays.com for reservations. We also customize itineraries according to your schedule and liking.
  2. The above tour package includes the listed itinerary and excludes flight tickets, train tickets and hotel booking.
  3. We can also book your flights and hotel accommodation.
  4. We can definitely help you find great deals for International and Local Flights and Hotels within and outside China.
  5. Please note that the cancellation and booking policy of flight tickets and hotel bookings are to be sent to you separately.
  6. We offer Visa Services and Assistance according to you needs.
  7. For other travel requirements such as Ski Package, Diving, Weddings - please contact our Hotline:(+86)187-2197-8867.
  8. To take advantage of the best rates and the best travel options, we highly recommend to secure the booking at least 60 days from the first date of travel.