Shigatse Travels

Situated in the heart of old Lhasa, Shigatse Travels was established in 1980 and continues to grow as it operates as a joint-venture between its Tibetan & Dutch founders. Dedicated to quality service, Shigatse Travels offers the best on-the-ground service and support possible.

Shigatse Travels works with numerous international agencies as well as offering our own fixed group tours and arranging private, customised tours.
All are handelled personally from our Lhasa office.

Itineraries can be designed for all areas of the Tibetan Plateau - from Kailash and Guge, even as far as Kashgar in the west to Kham and Amdo in the east; from the northern Changtang to Everest and Nepal. All trips are individually designed and tailored to your specific needs and interests - cultural tours, trekking, camping, sightseeing, hotel and guest house accommodations and transport.

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Tibet - Private, Customised Tours

At, Shigatse Travels any tour many be tailor-made for you. This is our specialty and our aim is to ensure you have the perfect trip to suit your interests.
You decide where you want to go, what you want to see, when to go and what you would like included. The only restrictions are those of practicality (what's possible in a day) and legality.

Tibet - fixed group departures

Traveling alone, want to reduce your costs or looking to join others and make new friends and share your experiences ...
We offer fixed-date group departures of some of our most popular itineraries.

Tibet - Traveling with us

All the essential information regarding permits and visas - what we will need from you and when.
About accommodations, our guides, vehicles, arrival & departure options ...
An intorduction to the nitty-gritty.


4-5 days
** Explore Lhasa

6-7 days
**Lhasa and some of the immediate surrounds (Namtso, Samye, Drigung, Tidrum, Ganden)

6-8 days
** Central Tibet: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse -(Namtso) - Lhasa


9-10 days
** Lhasa - Gyantse - Sakya - Everest - Shigatse - (Namtso) - Lhasa

**Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Sakya - Everest - Kyirong - Kathmandu

10-12 days
** Lhasa - Gyantse - Sakya - Shegar - Rombuk & Everest - Shigatse - Namtso - Tsurphu - Lhasa


12+ days
** Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - (Everest) - Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - Kyirong - Kathmandu (or return to Lhasa)

16+ days
** Lhasa - (Gyantse) - Shigatse (Sakya, Everest), Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom, Lake Manasarovar, Kyirong - Kathmandu (or return to Lhasa)


8 days
** Lhasa - Dorje Drak - Samye - Tradruk - Yumbulakhang - Gyatsa - Nyingchi - Bayi - Lamaling - Nyingchi airport

10+ days
** Lhasa - Ganden - Basum Tso - Lunang - Rawok - Bayi - Tsetang - Lhasa

10+ days
** Chengdu - Batang - Markham - Rawok - Nyingchi - Basum tso - Lhasa

All our itineraries are carefully designed to balance included activities and free time - experienced local guides ensure you get the most from your sightseeing and introduce you to the local culture and cuisine, yet there is also plenty of time for you to make your own discoveries.
We believe that in order to fully enjoy your journey and appreciate all this wonderful region has to offer it is important to allow yourself to relax and to take the time to absorb the atmosphere, the smells, the tastes... and not just rush from sight to sight.

Tibet Manasarovar International Travel Co. Ltd