Tibet Tour

Treasures of Tibet with Nepal

As Nepal is the gateway to Tibet, the tour starts in Kathmandu. Explore ancient temples and palaces in the Kathmandu Valley. In addition, visit the surrounding villages on a five day tour.

Visit Tibet with Original World Travel and experience the colorful, fascinating Tibetan culture as we explore the towns of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.

Onward, 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 country, five days are spent in Lhasa and surrounding areas.

On our Tibet tour, explore Tibet’s most revered temples and monasteries, including the massive Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, bustling with pilgrims and the 8th c. Samye Monastery, a unique monastery and village rolled into one. Samye is a highlight of a visit to Tibet. A visit to the ancient town of Tsedang, cradle of Tibetan civilization is included as well.

The Tibet tour also visits the Sera Monastery, whose setting is one of the prettiest in Lhasa, hugging the ridge that forms the northern wall of the Kyi Chu Valley. Founded in 1419, Sera Monastery is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet.

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 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur & Patan in Nepal
  • 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

View A Detailed Itinerary:

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Monks during Buddhist festival, Tibet Tour

  • 1
    Nepal
    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.

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    Tibet
    Day 6: Fly to Lhasa

    On arrival, drive to Tsedang. We visit Yambu Lakhang, the oldest known dwelling in Tibet, dramatically situated above the valley. Next is a visit to 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

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    Day 7-9: 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.

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    Day 10: Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse

    Drive to Kampa La Pass 4793m to view turquoise Yamdrok Tso, one of Tibet's sacred lakes.

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    Day 11: Shigatse

    In Gyantse, visit Pelkor Choede Monastery which accommodates the three sects of Tibetan Buddhism and the renowned Kumbum, with its extraordinary multifaceted architecture. Depart to Shigatse, stopping en-route at Shalu, the only monastery in Tibet known to possess a significant collection of 14th century Newari style murals.

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    Day 12: Shigatse - Lhasa

    Visit the great Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, originally built in 1447. Return to Lhasa. This evening you can explore Barkhor Bazaar.

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    Day 13: Depart
  • Trip Length

    14-day trip begins in Kathmandu, Nepal and ends either in Kathmandu or Bangkok

  • Dates

    October 7-19, 2023

  • Land Cost

    2023 $4625 per person based on min 6 people, single room supplement: $575
    $200 discount if booked with Bhutan tour

  • Accommodations

    4-star hotel in Kathmandu Best available traditional guesthouses in Tibet

  • Group Size

    4-12 guests

  • Included Meals

    daily breakfast and lunch in Nepal, all meals in Tibet

  • Duration

    14 days

  • Reading List

    Suggested Reading - Nepal
    Suggested Reading - Tibet
    Article - A Blessing in Tibet

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Lhasa, Tibet, China

Gyantse, Xigaze, Tibet, China

Shigatse, Tibet, China

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