Tibet tour package and travel tips

Potala palace in Lhasa Tibet

Tibet is vast empty land sparsely populated with nomads and highly religious tribes. The hearse weather, high altitude and wilderness kept Tibet untouched from westernization until recently. Lhasa Shigatse and Gyantse of central Tibet became cultural center with architecturally rich monasteries, seat of religious and political heads and mystic stupas and temples. Remote corners of Tibet are dotted with calm turquoise lakes, holy mountains and meditation caves.

Tibet is Open for foreign tourists from April 2023

Tibet is now open for foreigners to visit from April 2023. However Kathmandu - Lhasa flight is yet to resume at normal price. At the meantime, it is more cost effective to take a train from Lhasa to Chengdu and then fly back to your home country from Chengdu. MORE 

Latest travel tips

  • For now, we need 4 full office days with client's passport in Kathmandu to apply Tibet visa.
  • Minimum 5 people are required in a group. OR, ask for a group joining date.
  • Tibet remains closed for foreign travellers during the month of March because of the Tibetan New Year (Losar). Perhaps some political regions.

Tibet Tour Packages

Kathmandu Lhasa Tour

Price : USD 1,380
Duration : 7 days
Max Altitude : 3,600 m
Accommodation : 3 star standard
Transport : Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu flight and tour by private car

Tibet Overland Tour

Price : From USD 1,150 + Fixed departure group joining tour departs every Tuesday and Saturday
Duration : 8 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Max Altitude : 5,070 m Karo La
Accommodation : Budget and Standard
Transport : Private vehicle from Kathmandu - Lhasa and flight back to Kathmandu

Nepal Tibet Tour

Price : From USD 2,550 +
Duration : 14 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Max Altitude : 5,070 m Karo La
Accommodation : Standard and deluxe
Transport : Private vehicle, Kathmandu - Lhasa flight and flight to Pokhara.

Kailash Tour western Tibet

Price : From USD 1,880 +
Duration : 12 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Max Altitude : 5,800 m Dolma La
Accommodation : Budget and Standard
Transport : Private vehicle

Lhasa to Kailash Tour

Price : From USD 2,780 +
Duration : 17 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Max Altitude : 5,800 m Dolma La
Accommodation : Standard hotel and lodge
Transport :Flight | Private vehicle

Simikot trek and western Tibet

Price : From USD 3,580 +
Duration : 16 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Max Altitude : 5,800 m Dolma La
Accommodation : camping and Standard
Transport : Trekking / Private vehicle

Tibet Travel Tips

Luxury Tibet Tour

The major cities of Tibet like Lhasa and Shigatse have luxury hotels if that is what is putting you away from visiting Tibet. You can fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu or Chengdu and spend a good time exploring the medieval Tibetan neighborhoods and monuments like Potala palace. Lhasa is the cultural center of Tibet. A drive to Shigatse unveils beautiful landscapes with glaciers, alpine lakes and mountain passes. The drive from Lhasa to Shigatse could be accommodated with luxury services. A day trip to Namtso Lake and back will also fulfil the purpose of seeing the beautiful landscape and alpine lake that Tibet is famous for.

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Tibet is from April, May, June, September and October. Because of the high altitude and the Himalayan shadow, the weather in Tibet is different. Both Spring and Autumn come late and are short. While winter is longer. Since it rains very little in Tibet, the summer months of July and August also remain busy. Certain tours like the overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu and Lhasa tour can be done even in winter.

Health on a Tibet trip

It is always good to workout and prepare yourself physically for trips in Tibet even though you will be mostly driving. The high altitude is the major challenge for Tibet. Consult with a physician if you have some chronic respiratory problems, diabetes and blood pressure. The dry and cold air may cause nasal decongestant and dry cough. So your medical kit must have nasal decongestants, aspirin, flu medicine and throat lozenges. Keep Diamox (Acetazolamide) for altitude sickness. Travelers' diarrhoea is another common sickness. You can treat most of the bacterial diarrhoea with Loperamide tablets. Rehydration is a remedy for most of the above mentioned problems.

Traveling to Tibet on a budget

Unlike India and Nepal, Travelling to Tibet is regulated by the Chinese government. They have made travellers reluctant to go through travel agencies. Only travel agencies can issue Tibet travel permits on the basis of which a paper visa for Tibet is issued. So a cheapest Tibet tour costs about USD 1280 / person. There is a fixed departure, group joining tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa and back based on budget hotels. This is the only budget way of travelling to Tibet.

Tibet Overland Tour

Three regions of Tibet

Geographically Tibet has three parts; the East, the South and the North. The Eastern Tibet is lush and occupies around 25% of Tibet. Half of the Tibet is southern grassland. The central region is where most of the agricultural activities take place. This is where major cities like Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse are located as well.

Everest seen from Rongbuk monastery, Tibet

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  • Cost effective Treks.
  • Cultural immersion experience.
  • High quality services.
  • Eco friendly & sustainable practices.

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Thank you, too, for the flexibility you allowed in me to choose what "I" wanted to do and see ... and not forcing me into a cookie cutter tour. I definitely told you that I had five requests: the Potala Palace, Tiger's Nest, Bhutan, Base Camp, and that I wanted to see the country; the way the real people live.
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Tibet Travel Info


Mustang Jeep Tour

10 days driving tour of Upper Mustang.

Buddhist circuit tour

Buddhist pilgrimage tour of Nepal
Nepal was a safe haven for Buddhist practitioners for long time. Along with birth place of Buddha, there are meditation caves of Siddhas, relic stupas of Bodhisattva and Buddha.

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Kathmandu Lhasa Tour

Nepal and Tibet tour could be organized from 6 days to month. There are options of flying or overland tour to Lhasa. Lhasa and Everest North base camp could be combined with Nepal tour and trek in one go.

Short treks in Nepal

The foothills of Himalaya provide beautiful short and easy treks and day's hike starting from either Pokhara or kathmandu.

Acclimatization Trip

Kathmandu is surrounded by verdant hills overlooking at the Himalayan ranges. These hills still exhibits countryside lifestyle of Nepal and shelters significant species of wildlife. Day hike or short trek around Kathmandu is fantastic idea to prepare your body for high altitude of Tibet.
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A day tour in Kathmandu

Kathmandu day tour is a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath, Boudha, Bhaktapur, Shyambhunath, Kathmandu, Patan, Budanilkantha for about 6 hrs.
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