Formerly independent Tibet is a very mountainous region of China in the Himalayas. The air is thin here and the average altitude is around 15,000 feet.
Formerly independent Tibet is a very mountainous region of China in the Himalayas. The air is thin here and the average altitude is around 15,000 feet. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is a major religious center. Nestled in a valley, Lhasa was once home to the Dalai Lamas, who resided at the huge, nine-story Potala Palace. The seventh-century Jokhang temple is the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet and attracts masses of pilgrims. Two monasteries stand out: Drepung Monastery is Tibet’s largest and Sera Monastery is especially holy to a Tibetan religious sect. There are many open-air markets in this city.
Xigaze, also known as Shigatse. Tashilumpo monastery is particularly important to the Buddhist religion.
The best time to visit Tibet is from April until mid-September (June is the absolute best month). There are sunny days with some rainfall expected during June, July, and August. The cold months are October through March.
Independent travel is not permitted in Tibet, China. Preplanned group travel is allowed with a confirmed tour package. Our trip includes all transfers needed during the trip. You can walk around Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse during your free time. Public buses and taxis are available in those cities.
Our standard tour packages include standard tourist hotels. There are some international chain hotels (such as Holiday Inn), and other domestic chains have properties in Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. You can upgrade to luxury hotels in Lhasa with additional costs.
Chinese cuisine reigns here along with the distinctive flavors of Tibetan food. International chain hotels in Lhasa offer a mix of Western, Chinese, and Tibetan cuisine.
You can combine your trip to Tibet with other destinations, such as Nepal, India, and Bhutan. We can arrange your personalized itinerary.
Special permission is needed to travel in Tibet and it is granted through tour companies with confirmed tour packages. We handle all visa formalities for Tibet once you have decided on one of our Tibet tours.
People with serious cardiovascular, lung, liver, or kidney diseases, people with contagious inflammatory diseases, including those in the infectious stages or in convalescence, people in convalescence following major or medium surgery, people with uncontrolled epileptic or seasonal asthmatics should not travel to Tibet. Motion sickness, climate sickness, insomnia, and mountain sickness can be expected during the trip.Share this tour