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Tibet Tour

Treasures of Tibet

  • Mingle with monks and pilgrims at Tibet’s working monasteries and temples
  • Tour the Potala, the former home of the Dalai Lama
  • Cruise the Yarlung to magnificent Samye Monastery
  • Enjoy stunning views of turquoise Lake Yamdrok Tso
  • Explore ancient temples and palaces in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal

Visit Tibet with us and experience the colorful, fascinating Tibetan culture as we explore the towns of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.  A brief flight over the Himalayas, during which you may be able to see Mt. Everest, takes us to Lhasa, the political, economic and cultural center of the region.  On this Tibet tour, we will have the privilege of exploring Tibet’s most revered temples and monasteries, including the massive Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, bustling with pilgrims.  As we drive between the towns you will see some of the most stunning mountain scenery, with soaring Himalayan peaks covered in snow, turquoise blue lakes, and prayer flags fluttering at the mountain passes.

Tibet Tour
Monks during Buddhist festival

Day 1-5: Meet in Kathmandu
Tour the three ancient cities of Kathmandu Valley: Kathmandu City, Patan and Bhaktapur. We also visit small villages, ancient shrines and observe rural life.

Day 6-8: Lhasa
Visit Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Kangyur Stupa and Norbulingka, the former Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama. Browse the Barkhor square and market around Jokhang Temple, and interact with nomads and pilgrims. Excursion to Drepung and Sera Monasteries.

Day 9: Samye
Relish the site of the magnificent and unique 8th century Samye Monastery. The first floor is of Tibetan architectural style, the second Han style and the third Indian style.

Day 10: Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse
Drive to Kampa La Pass 4793m to view turquoise Yamdrok Tso, one of Tibet's sacred lakes.

Day 11: Gyantse - Shigatse
Visit Pelkor Choede Monastery which accommodates the three sects of Tibetan Buddhism and the renowned Kumbum, with its extraordinary multifaceted architecture. Also enjoy Shalu, the only monastery in Tibet known to possess a significant collection of 14th century Newari style murals.

Day 12: Shigatse - Lhasa
Visit the great Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, originally built in 1447. En-route back to Lhasa, we stop to see the Tibetan carpet weavers.

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and Depart


Trip Details

13-day trip begins and ends in Kathmandu, Nepal
2017 DATES
October 10-22
2018 DATES
April 11-23
October TBA
FROM $4025
$200 discount if booked with Bhutan tour
4-star hotel in Kathmandu Best available traditional guesthouses in Tibet
4-12 guests
daily breakfast and lunch in Nepal, all meals in Tibet

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