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Top 6 Attractions in Tibet

Time: 19-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Tibet is a destination quite often found on travel junkies' bucket lists. It’s also a holy destination for Buddhist pilgrimages, and for a very good reason. Tibet is one of the few tourist destinations that has so endless attractions to offer. If you’re planning your trip here, you have to know a thing or two about the top attractions so that you can decide which ones to visit.

Here are the top 6 attractions you must visit in Tibet.

Potala Palace

This beautiful palace has been the winter palace of the famous Dalai Lama for centuries – the 7th century to be exact. This palace sits on the Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley. It boasts gorgeous white and red compromising architectural design. This palace is an absolute must-see for any Tibetan tourists, pilgrims, or visitors of any kind.  

Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Johkang Temple

Johkang Temple is one of the most sacred places in all of Tibet – it’s actually known as the holiest destination for Tibetan pilgrims. Located within the old town of Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan region, it’s one of the most popular attractions for tourists. This temple was built in the 7th century by the heroic Songtsan Gambo. Its gorgeous exterior boasts innovative architecture inspired by a mix of the cultures of India, Nepal, Han, and Tibet.  

Johkang Temple
Johkang Temple

Mount Everest Base Camp

Many tourists think of Everest Base Camp as a restricted area for them unless they are planning to climb this magnificent peak, but that’s not so. The Everest Base Camp stands at the altitude of 5,380 meters above sea level and, if you chose to visit, you must take precautionary measures to prepare for these severe conditions. But it also offers magnificent trekking and hiking opportunities.

If you decide to visit Everest Base Camp one day, be ready for the adventure of your lifetime. You will be able to explore the Namche village which is the headquarters of the Everest region Khumbu. You’ll also become acquainted with the Sherpa culture.

Mount Everest Base Camp
Mount Everest Base Camp

Mount Kailash

The Gangdise Mountains are the most famous part of the Himalayas in Tibet. The mountain's peak, Mount Kailash, is a tourist attraction that has been exciting to travelers from all around the globe for decades now. Quite rare will you be able to find a place sacred to so many religions as Mount Kailash is, including Bon, Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

If you ever desired to experience a true spiritual journey in Tibet, visiting this holy peak is the perfect destination for you. Treading on this mountain trails is truly an unforgettable experience. The trails are at an average altitude of 4,720 meters so come prepared.  

Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery is very close to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibetan region. This monastery is held in high regard by the Buddhist monks because it is the most important monastery of the Gelugpa sect of Buddhism.

Established by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden in 1416, Drepung Monastery stands at the foot of Genpeiwuzi mountain.  This monastery has grown to become one of the Great Three Holy Monasteries of Lhasa. During your visit, you should see the Monastery courtyards, Ganden Palace, the Four Great Dratsangs, and Coqen Hall.

Drepung Monastery
Drepung Monastery

Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok is one of the few holy lakes in Tibet. This dark blue lake cuts its way through the wild mountains leaving a gorgeous landscape. This lake is 130 km long and 70 km wide.

According to legend, this lake is a form of the female Guardian of Buddhism in Tibet. Walking the trails surrounding the lake is quite the experience. There are many lake islands and one of them hosts an old castle.

Yamdrok Lake
Yamdrok Lake

If you’re fortunate enough, you will be able to visit all 6 of these attractions throughout your lifetime. Experiencing either one of these will take you on a spiritual journey beyond your wildest dreams. Budget Tibet Tours will take you to all these places and more. Book your Tibetan journey with us today!

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user portrait Mr. St*** from: Kailash Circuit ( 18 Days )

ello, we are willing to organized a tour of Kailash from Lhassa for a group of 4 persons (3 french and 1 from Kazakstan) around end of august. Could you provide a private tour for 4 persons ? and for what price ?

Thank you very much

St***

Answered by Helen

Dear St***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I do not know if your friend who hold Kazakstan can apply China visa, as it is quite strict for them to get China visa, and almost the embassy would turn them down. So please tell your friend about it. No offence, and we had Kazakstan clients before but failed to get China visa so cannot come to join in the tour. If there are 3 or 4 of you, and I just wonder whether it will be OK for you to join in a group tour, and we have the group tour on 12th Sept, which I can provide you some discount if all of you would like to join in, and also our group size is 4 to 12 people, so not large group.  I will provide you the private tour quote too with 3 people and 4 people and also you can start it in Aug or Sept any time you want. And 30th Aug. will be Tibet Shoton festival which will last about 1 week in Lhasa, and the highlight will be the first day in Drepung Monastry for Thangka Buddha Show there. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. jo*** from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour

hi

I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?

as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?

also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. jo***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.


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user portrait Mr. Ro*** from: Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Hi ,

Can I get information to do the Inner Kora Darshan of Mount Kailash. I am planning to start my tour from Lhasa. Appreciate if you could provide details//// Tour Operators . Please note I will flying from Canada to Lhasa and I do have a mutiple Chinese Visa.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ro***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally people are not allowed to take the Inner Kora unless they finish the 13 circles outside kora, so at present we never managed it successful for the inner Kora tour there. And we only have the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp tour available every month from April to Oct. Please kindly let me know when you would like to do this tour? So I can recommend you the proper date. Your visa will be No problem for us to apply Tibet permit. I will send you more details by email. Best regards.


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