Tibet is one of the most mysterious and spectacular places to visit. Lying on the world’s highest plateau, it boasts magnificent landscapes and beautiful cities, perfect both for backpacking adventurers and city-dwelling travelers.
While far away from the United States, Tibet is still one of the most affordable places to visit and can fit any budget. So, if you want to experience something completely different and exciting, while saving a few pennies, Tibet is the best place for you.
Let’s take a look at everything Tibet has to offer.
Potala Palace in Tibet
As a foreigner traveling to Tibet, you’ll need to get a Tibet permit. Independent traveling is not allowed there, so you’ll want to find a Tibet travel agency, and arrange your journey through that.
It might seem like a lot of hard work to apply for permits and await approval, but it’s actually much easier than it sounds. When you book a tour with a Tibet travel agency, your tour operator will handle all permits, and can even handle your accommodation, food, tours, and your overall travel inside Tibet.
If you’re more of an outdoorsy type who’d like to hike mountains and trek through different trails, you should check with your tour operator about the best seasons for those activities.
If you travel to Tibet from China, you can decide whether you’d like to travel on a domestic flight or a train.
The plane is your fastest and most comfortable option, however, if you want to enjoy the view, opt for the train. A train offers cost-effective transportation for travelers on a budget, and you’re sure to enjoy the entire experience.
During your train ride, you’ll be traveling on the highest railroad in the world, and you’ll get to see spectacular scenery.
Train to Tibet
Tibet’s friendly people are highly religious, and you’ll see devout Buddhists, Hindus, and the followers of the Bon religion, among others. The importance of religion will be seen in Tibet’s buildings, as you’ll come across countless beautiful monasteries.
One that you should definitely visit is the Samye Monastery. Samye monastery is considered to be one of the most important monasteries in the Himalayas, and having been founded in the 8th century, it’s Tibet’s first monastery.
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, and no journey would be complete without a visit to the capital. It’s a large city that you’ll enjoy exploring. You’ll get to visit amazing restaurants that serve traditional Tibetan food, go sightseeing, and more.
The most iconic structure in Lhasa is the Potala Palace which dominates the skyline. The Old Town in Lhasa is home to the Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s holiest temple, which will take your breath away.
The north base camp of Mt. Everest in Tibet offers a spectacular view. The overland journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is the most popular tour, and you won’t regret taking it.
Mount Kailash in Tibet
Another amazing site is Mount Kailash, which is considered to be a highly spiritual place as it is a common destination for pilgrims.
Tibet is home to countless pristine lakes, amazing mountains, beautiful architecture, and more. It’s a perfect destination for any U.S. traveler. Book your tour from the U.S. today!
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
I am interested to join 8 days tibet basecamp tour. in sep 2 schedule
I am Indian female living in hong kong right now and plan to reach lhasa by train.
May I know the pricing of single supplement room? Will there be availability of vegetarian food?
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, and welcome you to join 8 days Tibet Mt. Everest group tour. If you travel alone, there is single room supplement fee, but this fee can be spared if there is another person who can share the same room with you. And it's no problem for you to get vegetarian food, we will tell your special requirement to our guide, and the guide will help you order vegetarian food. If you live in Hong Kong and want to take train to Lhasa, you can get to Guangzhou firstly, then taking train from Guangzhou to Lhasa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards,
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