Tibet Cultural Tour
This classic tour covers the cultural centers of Tibet, generally it known as Tibet Cultural Tour which covers namely Tsedang, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigtse. The tour allows you to visit ancient monasteries, experience exotic culture and spectacular turquoise lakes. If your interest is to experience the Tibetan Buddhist culture, visit ancient monasteries and to get close to real people of Tibet , this is the right trip for you.
This tour also offers other highlights of Tibet travel- the unique overland landscapes, the snow-covered mountains , serene lakes and dramatic high passes. We guarantee that this tour will be the one of memorable tour in your life with us . The tour can do any time in the year but April to early November is known as the best time for this tour.
- Memorable festival tour.
- Unique culture.
- Exploring the first place and first Tibetan monastery in Tibet's history - Yumbulakang and Samye Monastery.
- Trip to the tranquil Yamdrok Lake, a holy lake in Tibet.
- Climb up the grandiose Potala Palace.
- Visit sacred Buddhist temples and monasteries in Lhasa
- 07 - 08 days Nepal and Tibet tour.
- Flight from Kathmandu.
- Budget/Standard and Deluxe tour.
- 4000 M. elevation.
- Possible to extend the trekking days
- Guided tour.
- All night at city.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Tour in Tibet is a medium thing with some of small uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain. Make sure you have an average walking experience to enjoy the tour. Altitude will not be the major problem still drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern.
Your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in some remote regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Day 1: Fly to Lhasa Gongkar airport and transfer to Tsedang (120KM.) Free to explore the town and acclimatize yourself. O/n in hotel in Tsedang.
Day 2: Visit Yongbulakhong palace, Changdu monastery and the Tombs of the Tibetan Kings . O/n in hotel in Tsedang.
Day 3: Drive from Tsedang to Gyantse, picnic lunch at Yamdrok lake and Overnight at Gyantse (340 KM).
Day 4: Visit Kumbum and Pelkor Chode Monastery at Gyantse. Afternoon- drive to Shigatse(100 KM) and visit Tashilhunpo monastery.
Day 5: Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa (270 KM).
Day 6: Visit Potala palace, Jokhang temple and Bharkhor traditional market.
Day 7: Visit Drepung and Sera monastery.
Day 8: End of Tibet culture tour . Transfer to the airport for onward flight.
If you have a limited time, then we can omit Tsedang form the itinerary and follow this itinerary which is one day shorter.
Day 1: Fly to Lhasa , transfer to hotel, free day to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself.
Day 2: Guided tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street.
Day 3: Guided tour of Drepung and Sera Monastey.
Day 4: Drive Lhasa to Gyantse via the Kambala pass and Yamdrok Tso lake ( 300 km ).
Day 5: Visit Kumbum and Pelkor Chode Monastery at Gyantse. Drive Gyantse to Shigatse (100 km ) . Visit Tashilhunpo monastery , the seat of the Panchen Lama.
Day 6: Drive Shigatse to Lhasa via Yampachen, where you can enjoy the grassland view and hot spring. 270 km We do not trace back the route but we make a circuit while covering these places.This makes a very rewarding “Central Tibet Tour “.
Day 7 : Fly Lhasa onward.
- Tibet travel permit & visa
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
- Daily breakfast.
- Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa and Kathmandu.
What's not included
- Client and travel insurance.
- Lunch and dinner while not in the tour.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, wi-fi etc.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Tips for the guide, porters.
- Flights To/From Nepal.
This trip can be possible to make longer or shorter as per your time schedule. You may customize the trip yourself and let us know as you want. Here are the few options what you may do during the Tibet tour.
1. Heart of holy land tour.
2. Lhasa & local life discovery.
3. Tibetan history trace tour.
4. Golden triangle destinations.
5. Tibet shoton festival.
6. Tibetan new year festival.
7. Horse racing festival.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide accommodations in Kathmandu and Tibet on your choice. All the accommodation in the city and tour will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Tibet cultural tour, we can enjoy Tibetan food, vegetables and beverages as well the more common international cuisine (Continental, Italian, Indian etc.). Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be served during tour, only breakfast include at Kathmandu Hotel.
Best Time To Visit
The most common questions everybody wants to know the best time to visit Tibet, though it has not a fix answer. It depends the place that located at different latitude, each place has its own distinct weather and climate. Thus, the best time to visit those places of interest also varies. With an average temperature of 9 to 22℃, visitors can enjoy most warm days and cool nights during the year. In summer everything looks perfect. Trees turn green and flowers begin blooming. Meanwhile, oxygen level in summer is twice higher than in winter.
According to the different festival, every places has offer an excellent chance to participate in the folk activities with locals.But for the natural scenery winter is not so vibrant as summer.
You are advised to consider the required equipment as essentials while packing. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.