To visit Tibet, land on the roof of the world, has been the dream of many westerners. In this marvelous place, you can view some unique architecture such as a variety of temples or monasteries, holy lakes, snow mountains, one of most popular adventures to the Himalayas - Everest Base Camp, and so on. How to travel to Tibet? For foreign tourists to this plateau region, you can either join in a small Tibet group tours and travel with other tourists, or take a private tour and travel alone or with friends and family. Since Tibet territory is vast and a tour guide escort is compulsory there,the cost of a Tibet tour is higher than most of other China tours. In order to save for those individual travelers and those travel on budget, we have a huge number of Tibet group tours to the region. In our eyes, join in a budget group tour to Tibet not only means travelling smart and wise but also mean makes friends from different cultural backgrounds. Now, we are ready to serve you and your friends, and here you can find the best of the amazing tours planned. Looking forward to meeting you in Tibet!
Lhasa, literally means “the Place of Deities” in the Tibetan language, the name itself today still equals to holiness, power and exoticism to most of travelers. The 4 days Lhasa tour is made exactly to show you the best flavor of this exotic holy power into the Himalayas, and it is one of the most popular short tours of Tibet. Nothing to visit but rest and acclimatize best on your arrival day. On the second day, you will visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa - Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama’s winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism - Johkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. And the bustling Barkor Street with its surrounding beautiful whitewashed traditional dwellings makes this old Tibetan quarter the best walk in Lhasa. On the third day, you will have a chance to go to into the yards, chapels and halls of the most important monasteries in Lhasa. At Drepung Monastery, to feel the vicissitudes of this historic monastery used to have more than 10 thousands monks living and studying here, yet today much less. At Sera Monastery, you can enjoy watching the script debating and learn their Buddhism philosophy from your guide.
If you are interested in explore major cities of Tibet, joining this 6 days Exploration of Legendary Ancient Cities small group tour brings you to three of the holiest historic cities of Tibet under the Himalayas. Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, is the politic, economic and culture center of Tibet, there you will visit many sacred and historic sites. No matter visit the landmark sites of Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, stroll on the bazaar-like Barkor Street full of pilgrims, or step into a tranquil monastery of only sutra chanting, you can easily tell the difference of this awe-inspiring plateau holy city from others. Before strolling into the legendary ancient country of Gyantse, holy Yamdrok Lake on the way is the first nature masterpiece you can enjoy, seen from the Gangbala Pass, the lake like a turquoise long belt embedded on the Himalayas. Also halfway, Karola Glacier is the nearest of its kind, rising up into sky just besides the highway. Gyantse is quite a small yet distinctive country with strong Tibetan ambience, the characteristic local dwellings, the ruined ancient city-wall, the unique monastery and eye-catching stupa, the dominating castle that used to be a heroic bettle field against British invaders, are all there waiting. Shigatse, also a city of thousand year’s history, is the second largest city in Tibet, with Panchen Lama’s seat Tashilumpo Monastery sits here as well as the opening of the new railway between Lhasa and Shigatse, this ancient city now plays a more and more important role in Tibet.
Everest Base Camp, the main goal to Tibet for many tourists, this 8 days small group tour to Mount Everest Base Camp is one of our most popular adventures to the Himalayas. Start easy in Lhasa from its historic palaces and monasteries, tourists can smoothly acclimatize themselves while visiting the city for the first three days. While in Lhasa, you will get to the sacred site of Potala Palace, the former seat of the Dalai Lama’s power in Tibet, as well as the sacred site of Johkang Temple, the center of Tibetan Buddhism. You will also visit the two typical monasteries in Tibet, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. And you can also hang out in Barkor Street, enjoy Tibetan local unique culture. Outside of Lhasa, the first impressive site is Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, seen from the Gangbala Pass, it is like a turquoise long belt embedded on the Himalayas. On the way to Mount Everest, you will stop to visit the Karola Glacier, he Gyantse Kumbum in the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama. After one more night’s acclimatizing-sleep in Shigatse, then drive to Mount Everest, most of landscapes are of barren hilly plateau until get to Mt. Everest Nature Reserve at Tingri. The reserve holds world’s some of the highest mountains over 8,000 meters with all can be seen from the Gyalpo-la Pass. Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, is the best position to appreciate this nature’s masterpiece. If weather is good, the golden sunset and sunrise views of this giant are marvelous speechlessly. By doing such a trip, not only we meet memorable and fabulous scenery we dreamed, also achieve a new life-time record high challenge.
Everest Base Camp
Tibet and Nepal are two of the most stunning and characteristic tourists destinations under the foot of the Himalayas, if you want to go to Nepal after Tibet trip, the 8 days Lhasa to Kathmandu overland group tour is highly recommended. The tour starts in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, gives you a wonderful experience of the religion and culture of this holy city. The first three days acclimatizing visit in Lhasa will take you to visit Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, as well as Sera Monastery and Drepung Temple. Departing Lhasa, the trip first takes you to Gyantse, where you get to see the unique Kumbum Stupa, Karola Glacier, Yamdrok Lake. Then continue to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, here you will visit the famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama. After short rest in Shigatse, you’ll head to Shegar County and stay one more night there, which not only makes the journey more relaxed but also brings one more night vital acclimatization before arrival to the lofty Everest Base Camp. Concerning the altitude sickness, sleeping one night at Shegar with an altitude of 4,300 meters can be extremely helpful to your highlighted goal of Everest Base Camp with an altitude of 5,200 meters. What’s more, we handpick historically unique Sakya Monastery en-route, making this tour definitely worthy of your time and money. Next, you’ll continue trip to Everest Base Camp and stay overnight there. Before reaching EBC, you will firstly see the Rongbuk Monastery that is the highest monastery in the world, where is also the best position to appreciate the sunrise and sunset. After spending one night in the tent or guesthouse at EBC, we will drive you to Gyirong Port and your tour nears end. From there, you will cross the border into Nepal, and continue your Nepal tour.
For many pilgrims, going to Mount Kailash is one of their main goals to Tibet. It is a good idea to join 15 days Mount Kailash trekking group tour. The first three days are spent in Lhasa visit the majestic Potala Palace, Johkang Temple and other famous places at this holy city till you get acclimatized sufficiently. Enroute from Lhasa towards Mount Kailash, you’ll see Yamdrok Lake with its becautiful turquoise water, Tashilumpo Monastery, then reach Everest Base Camp, you can see see the golden sunset and the starry sky during the night there. The trip will head to Mount Kailash, which lies in the far west of Tibet in Ngari prefecture, close to the border with India and northwest Nepal. The three days trek around sacred Mount Kailash will a unique experience physically and spiritually, beautiful scenery from different faces of Mount Kailash, golden sunset view, pilgrims doing full-body length prostrations, challenges enduring the snowy, all those could be your lifetime memory.
If you are planning a trip to Tibet and don’t know how to choose a suitable tour, joining our Tibet group tours is highly recommended. From the short 4 days Lhasa city tour and the extended tour that includes Yamdrok Lake or Tashilumpo Monastery, to the longer tours to the far west of Tibet to visit the holy mountains Mount Everest or Mount Kailash, there is always one that suits for you.
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.
Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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