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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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We're two friends from Italy and we’re planning our summer vacation. We're thinking to get to Lhasa approximately on the 8th or 9th of August and to stay for a week. We would like to know which is your best (cheapest) offer (private or group tour) considering that we don’t have a big budget, with details about what’s included and what’s not.

Thank you so much!!!


Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Ma***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I wonder whether you can come to Tibet on 5th Aug, as we have 8days group tour on this date, so I can provide you some discount for the tour. If you want the tour is cheaper, then better for you to join in a group tour, private tour cannot be cheap in Aug as it is the peak season, and everything in its highest cost. And our group size is from 4 to 14 people. Or if you insist the tour on 8th or 9th Aug we can collect people based on that too, but cannot guarantee it will be a group as at least 4 people. Looking forward to your idea about it. Best regards.

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Hi, i'm interested in your Llhasa to Kathmanu tour in August. (or viceversa)
The question is: the road from Llhasa to Kathmandu, by Gyrong Port, is NOW open and safe?
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2 person from Slovenia,
arrive on 23.06.19 in Kathmandu, departure from Kathmandu on 09.07.19.
10 days Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake.
What will be a total cost for a Tour per Person?

Best whises


Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Jo***,
Greetings from Helen at Budgettibettour. From your inquiry, I see that you are interested in both Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake, here we recommend one 10 days Tibet Mt. Everest plus Namtso Lake group tour to you, and we currently have one departure date on 28th of June, which is suitable for your itinerary. As you enter Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu, which takes at least three working days. If you arrive in Kathmandu on 23rd June, you can start to apply for visa on 24th June, and you'll get visa on 26th or 27th, then flying from Kathmandu to Lhasa and join tour starting on 28th June. Firstly, we will apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passports. Next, we will send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passports. Then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for visa for you. Finally, pick up your passport and Chinese Group Visa from our partner and fly to Lhasa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.

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