15-Day Small-Group Best of Tibet Tour

Lhasa, Tibet, China
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15-Day Small-Group Best of Tibet Tour
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  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors


Day 1: Arriving Lhasa
Upon arrival at the airport, take a free airport shuttle ride to Dekang Hotel (or simila). The airport shuttle service is available between 12:30pm and 3:30pm. Enjoy rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 2: Lhasa and its Suburbs (B, D)
Attractions for today: Drepung Monastery or Drak Yerpa, and Sera Monastery.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 3: Lhasa (B)

Today, you will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 4: Gyantse (B)

Drive to Gyantse in the morning to visit Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, and Pelkor Chöde Monastery.
Overnight: Gyantse Yeti Hotel or similar

Day 5: Shigatse (B)
After arriving in Shigatse, visit Tashilunpo Monastery, also know as the Heap of Glory, located at the foot of Drolmari, Shigatse.
Overnight: Manasarovar Shigatse or similar

Day 6: Mt. Everest Region (B)
Enjoy majestic views and spend approximately 10 to 12 hours at the region. You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in late afternoon.
Overnight: Tent camp

Day 7: Mt. Everest Base Camp

Today, visit Mt. Everest Base Camp and Peikutso Lake. Mt. Everest Base Camp is the furthest point that vehicles have access to. Take a shuttle bus for the last glorious 2.5 miles (4 km) with incredibly scenery. Later, head to Peikutso Lake.
Overnight: Saga Hotel or similar

Day 8: Darchen
Visit Darchen, previously an important sheep herding stop for nomads and their flocks.
Overnight: Darchen Hotel or similar

Day 9: Dirapuk (B)

Today, head out to Dira-puk (Lhalung Dira) Monastery and soak up more cultural atmosphere.
Overnight: Guest House

Day 10: Mt. Kailash Kora
Hiking on Mt. Kailash Kora.
Overnight: Guest house

Day 11: Darchen

You will visit Lake Manasarovar, a freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan Plateau.
Overnight: Guest House

Day 12: Saga

Relax and enjoy riding back from Darchen to Saga.
Overnight: Saga Hotel or similar

Day 13: Shigatse

Continue your ride back to Shigatse and stop along the way for photo opportunities.
Overnight: Manasarovar Shigatse or similar

Day 14: Lhasa (B)

Visit a Tibetan incense workshop in Nyemo.
Overnight: Dekang Hotel or similar

Day 15:
Departing Lhasa (B)


  • Experienced local English-speaking tour guide
  • Ground transportation
  • All entrance fees per itinerary
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTP)
  • Alien's Travel Permit (PSB) to be applied in Shigatse with original copy of your passport (30 minutes processing time)
  • Military Permit
  • Travel agency liability insurance
  • Government tax
  • Express delivery service fee for permits
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Airfare to/from Tibet
  • Transportation from/to Lhasa Airport (free daily shuttle service is available from 12:30pm to 3:30pm)
  • Chinese Visa
  • Express delivery of Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (e.g. China Air Express)
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

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