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Central Tibet, Everest

At the cultural heart of Tibet are the great monasteries, temples, forts and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya and the Yarlung Valley.

With 8+ days you can explore the highlights of Central Tibet with the added bonus of Rombuk & Mt Everest. Add in beautiful Namtso Lake, Samye & the Yarlung Valley or one of Tibet's colourful festivals.

Mount Kailash & Western Tibet

The focus of journeys to western Tibet is Mount Kailash, the holy mountain that stands at the center of Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Bon cosmologies, the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru; the sacred lakes of Manasarovar & Rakshas Tal and the ancient kingdom of Guge.
To make a circumambulation (kora) of Mount Kailash is to cleanse yourself of the sins of a lifetime.

According to both Hindu and Buddhist cosmology the four great rivers of the world (Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Indus and Karnali have their source in Lake Manasarovar (and whilst not exactly accurate, all originate nearby)

Design your own Tibet Tour

Private, customised travel to Tibet is our specialty. The itineraries listed here are suggestions & recommendations to get you started. As Tibet travel is permit restricted some things are simply not possible (eg. public transport), however within the bounds of what is permissable and practicable we aim to make this YOUR trip.
Let us know where you want to go, your particular interests and time constraints and we will work with you to design your prefect trip.

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Tibet Sera Monastery

Short Breaks - Lhasa

Private tours 4-6 days at any time

Lhasa, Lhasa & Samye, Lhasa & Namtso

Explore the famous city on the roof of the world - join pilgrims in the most sacred of temples, the Jokhang, and in the busy surrounding market streets. Marvel at the vast monastic complexes of Drepung & Sera; the Dalai Lama's summer palace and, of course, the incredible Potala Palace.

The perfect add-on to any China tour.


Tibet Mount Everest

Full Moon at Everest

Group Departures
9 days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Sakya - Everest - Shigatse - Lhasa

The world's highest mountain in the light of the full moon is a sight to be remembered for life.

One of our most popular itineraries. Historic, cultural & scenic highlights. The world's highest mountain in close up! Visit the great monasteries, forts and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse; high mountain passes, beautiful lakes, glaciers, barren hillsides and fertile valleys.
A night Rombuk (monastery visit optional) at the full moon is a definite highlight!
An unforgettable journey

Cham Dance Rombuk

Tibet Festival tours

Group Departures
8 days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse- Lhasa

Time your tour to include one of Tibet's great colourful festivals. Some Tibetan festivals are secular with religious elements (such as New Year), others purely religious; some are celebrated throughout the Tibetan world, others specific to a region or a particular monastery.

Beautiful Yamdrok Lake is an impressive site; and the great historic centers of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are not to be missed.  Historic and cultural highlights and an absolutely stunning landscape.

Tibet tour Mount Kailash

Tibet - Mount Kailash

Group Departures
15 days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Sakya - Mount Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa

Explore the holy city of Lhasa - a city of marvels where history and art, commerce and religion meld into an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the great monastic complexes of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya. The 3-day circumambulation of the world's most sacred mountain is tough - relax afterwards beside Lake Manasarovar, legendary source of the four great rivers of South Asia.

Return to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp or you may opt to continue overland to Kathmandu.

Tibet Tour Kailash and Guge

Tibet - Kailash & the Guge Kingdom

Group Departures
18 days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigaste - Mount Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - Guge Kingdom - Mt Everest - Kathmandu

Discover the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau and the grandeur of the world's greatest mountain range.
Make the pilgrimage to and around the sacred mountain at the heart of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cosmology & spend a night on the shores of the vast blue Lake Manasarovar. Travel through stunning landscapes to explore the religious and artistic heritage of the ancient Kingdom of Guge on the banks of the Sutlej River. Cross vast grasslands for a spectacular close-up view of the world's highest mountain.

Lhasa sightseeing

Tibet Tour - Overland with Everest

Group Departures
10 days

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse- Everest - KTM

Traveling alone? or would like to share your experiences with a group of new friends - we have regular group departures of this 10-day overland tour. It includes all the highlights of central Tibet - the sights of Lhasa, high mountain passes and Yamdrok Tso, the old trading and monastic centers of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya, terrific scenery and Mount Everest in close-up.

Basum Tso

Tibet Tours - East Tibet

8+ days

Lhasa - Basum Tso - Pomi - Rawok - Lamaling

Here are the regions of Kongpo and Kham; geographically, politically and historically separate from central Tibet. Isolated valleys and tribal villages are host to some very important gompas and other sacred sites and offer an unforgettable and unique glimpse of a rapidly changing world - a region that is neglected by guide books and so less visited by western travellers.

Tibet tour Ganden trek

Tibet - Ganden Samye Trek

5-6 days

From the ruins of the great monastery of Ganden head for the high valleys. The scenery is spectacular and herders are often camped beside the small lakes and streams, their herds of sheep, yak and goats scattered across the high pastures. The end of the trek brings you to Samye. On the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), this Tibet’s oldest monastery and one of its most beautiful.
May be incorporated into any Tibet tour, but allow at least a week at altitude before trekking.

Tibet Tour Yarlung Valley

Tibet Tours - Central Tibet

7+ days

Lhasa - Samye - Yarlung Valley - Gyantse - Shigatse

In the Yarlung Valley, east of Lhasa stands Yambulakhang, fortified palace of the first Tibetan kings; Samye, on the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), is Tibet’s oldest monastery and one of its most beautiful.
A great addition to the traditional highlights of Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse.

Add-in the stunning Namtso Lake or little visited hot springs, a nunnery ...

Remember - these are itinerary suggestions - tailor-made tours are our specialty.
All may be customised to suit your time & interests.
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