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Inspirational Tibet

7-day tour from €1590 per person (based on two sharing). Enquire for special group rates!

Your Tibetan journey begins in Lhasa, the “Place of the Gods”. Explore the magnificent Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama and the world’s highest ancient palace. This world heritage site is divided into the Red Palace and the White Palace, adorned with murals depicting the story of Tibet and filled with artefacts from Tibetan history. Climb to the roof to get a closer look at the exquisite flower-and-bell-shaped spires of the golden roof, aswell as breathtaking views of the city. From here you can make your way to Jokhang Temple (“House of Buddha”), the holiest destination for Tibetan pilgrims. Inside you’ll find Jokhang’s oldest and most precious artefact, a life-sized sitting statue of Shakyamuni Buddha when he was 12 years old, gilded and adorned with jewels. This is the most sacred statue in Tibet. The Great Prayer Festival is held in the temple every Tibetan New Year.

Explore Tibet’s largest man-made garden at Norbulingka, the “Park of Treasure” and the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Chill out while you observe the beautiful rare plants and serene water features of the garden. Appreciate the extraordinary Tibetan architecture of the three surrounding palaces and visit inside to view remarkable murals, Buddha statues and ancient artefacts. Mingle with the locals at Barkhor Street Market before unwinding with some traditional Tibetan wine. Which is a favorite of many of our own staff!

We will take you to Namtso Lake by road, witnessing incredible sights and frequently stopping to take it all in. Our itineraries are focused around you so you will have plenty of time. The mountain lake Namtso is natural beauty at it’s very best, with vivid blue skies reflected on the water. It is an incredible sight. You can explore the area on foot or on horseback, and prepare to be rendered speechless. In the evening you can retire to your lakeside guesthouse, sipping wine and swapping stories with other travelers until late into the night!

The next day you can return to Lhasa to experience the Tibet Museum’s extensive range of fascinating artefacts dating back to prehistoric times. Pay a visit to the magnificent fifteenth-century Sera Monastery, to observe the stunning murals, statues and scriptures written in gold powder. If we’re lucky, we’ll see Buddhist monks engaged in heated religious debates. You can venture outside of Lhasa to the traditional farming community of Namba Village, to see tsampa processing mills and nomads passing through.

Optional Highlights for your Trip

  • Add-on a 5 day Everest Base Camp extension to get sight of the world’s tallest mountain
  • Start and finish your tour to Tibet in Xi’an or Beijing
  • Easily add-on one of our China tours at minimal extra cost
  • See all the main tourist sights and we will show you all the rest
  • See the monks debating at Sera Monastery
  • Hike around Namtso Lake and traverse down by horse or on foot
  • Spend the night at a guesthouse by the lakeside
  • Feast on Yak meat and plenty of Tibetan barley wine
  • Enjoy excellent Lhasa beer throughout your trip
  • Do the sensational train journey back to Xi’an or Beijing to complete your tour

Sample Itinerary

Day1
  • Arrival by flight to Lhasa, the spiritual and charming capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region. You can fly from Beijing or Xi'an (this particular flight is included in your package).
  • Meet up with your Tibetan guides for a very warm welcome and a chat about the adventure ahead over the next week.
  • Get a first look around Lhasa in the evening if you like with dinner and Tibetan drinks around the town. Lhasa Beer, barley wine and tea are popular! The atmosphere on the streets is very special.
  • You spend tonight in Lhasa. Depending on your preference you can choose between Tibetan inns or Chinese style hotels

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Insider Info

Our Tibet itinerary and pricing is a guide only and each trip can be tailored to your individual requirements or that of your group. If you wish to travel to Tibet from a city other than Xi’an or Beijing we can arrange the train or flight for you. If you would like to take more time in Tibet just let us know. And be sure to check out our Tibet extensions to Everest Basecamp and China too! Tour prices will also reduce substantially for small, medium and of course large groups. If there are particular areas of any of our destinations, specific sites of interest you wish to visit or activities you would like to do, this can be arranged as part of your own designed itinerary. For example, if you wish to learn about the history, culture or sports of any of our destinations or of course just relax on a holiday - all of this can be catered for. We can offer options on luxury or budget accomodation. All our tours are developed with local expert staff and guides to make your experience both authentic and safe.

Included in this tour

  • All Tibet permits
  • Flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu or Xi'an
  • Local guide fees
  • Transport on the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast

Not included in this tour

  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Optional extras such as horse riding etc.
  • Chinese Visa fee
  • Optional guide tips

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