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Lhasa & Central Tibet

In the cultural heart of Tibet are the great monasteries, temples, forts and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya and the Yarlung Valley.
But it is not all monasteries.
Consider also the spectacular scenery - lakes, rivers, mountains, valleys, passes, glaciers, hotsprings...

Design your own Tibet Tour

The itineraries listed here are suggestions & recommendations to get you started. Let us know your particular interests and time constraints and we will work with you to design your prefect trip.



Tibet Tours Lhasa

Short Breaks - Lhasa

4-6 days

Lhasa, Lhasa & Ganden, Lhasa & Samye

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.
Add-in a day trip to Ganden with an optional hike to a small village; or a night at Samye on the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo River.

The perfect add-on to a China tour.

Tibet Tours Cnetral Tibet

Tibet Tour - Central Tibet & the Yarlung Valley

8+ days

Lhasa - Samye - Yarlung Valley - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

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 ...

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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 EBC

Tibet Tours - Lhasa & Surrounds

6 days

Lhasa - Drigung, Tidrom

As well as spending a couple of days exploring all the great sights of Lhasa take an overnigh trip into the valleys east of Lhasa to the remote, but religiously important Drigung Gompa and the nearby nunnery of Tidrom wit its medicinal hot springs.

Tibet tour Ganden trek

Tibet - Ganden Samye Trek

5-6 days trek

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa - Ganden - trek - Samye - Tsetang

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 - Lhasa & Namtso

6 days

Lhasa - Namtso

To the north of Lhasa is the sacred lake Namtso. The second largest salt lake in China it lies at 4718m. Visually stunning, the waters are are generally a brilliant blue and to the north a backdrop of the Nyenchen Tangla (7162m).
You will visit the Tashidor Peninsula jutting into the southern side of the lake with the cave hermitages of Tashidor.

Remember - these are itinerary suggestions. All may be customised to suit your time & interests.