Tibet

Tibetan Discovery 13 days

Tibet may not be the easiest place in the world to reach but it is well worth the effort. Give us two weeks of your time and you’ll be rewarded with an unforgettable experience to an extraordinary, mystical region.

Travelling in a loop from the capital, Lhasa, our Tibetan Discovery itinerary journeys through the country’s spectacular scenery, taking in the provincial towns of Gyantse and Shigatse.

Over the course of ten days you’ll visit Tibet’s significant religious and historical sites, including the imposing Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple and the immense Drepung Monastery. And, of course, no trip to Tibet would be complete without a stop at Everest Base Camp for unbeatable views of the world’s highest peak.

We've combined Tibet with a stopover in Kathmandu: an easy and popular country combo. However, this is not set in stone and it's also possible to access Tibet via mainland China. Your Destination Specialist can provide more information.

Highlights

  • Join pilgrims on their daily kora around the ancient Jokhang Temple.
  • Get a close-up view of the mighty Mount Everest from Base Camp.
  • Visit some of the largest, most important Buddhist monasteries in the world.
  • Admire the breath-taking, unspoilt natural scenery & Himalayan vistas.

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 - 45 - 6
First Class$3,493$2,926$2,489

Traditional Comfort

The Traditional Comfort hotel, just outside the busiest area of central Kathmandu, showcases a stylish fusion of Newari craftsmanship and contemporary design…
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Gang Gyan Hotel

Centrally located within easy reach of several major sights, including the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street market and Ramoche Monastery, the Gang Gyan hotel offers convenience and flexibility in the heart of Lhasa…
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Gyantse Hotel

Location, location, location! You can’t get more central and convenient than the well-established Gyantse Hotel. The imposing Gyantse Dzong, one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet, is within walking distance...
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Shegar Grand Hotel

Chances are you will only spend one night in Shegar en-route to Everest Base Camp, and the Shegar Grand Hotel offers all the facilities needed for this overnight stay. Whilst the interior décor may not be on-trend, the rooms are a good size and perfectly comfortable, with an en-suite bathroom.

Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse

High in Tibet’s Himalayan foothills, with unparalleled views of Mt Everest, the Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse offers a down-to-earth, vibrant and visceral taste of this extraordinary part of the world…
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Tashi Choeta Hotel

The Tashi Choeta is a fairly large, traditional hotel in central Shigatse, overlooked by rugged hills on one side and the Tashilhunpo monastery on the other…
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Deluxe$4,319$3,672$3,279

Dwarikas Hotel

Housed in an extraordinary building that showcases its founder’s passion for Nepali culture and craft, the Dwarika Hotel is an atmospheric sanctuary amid the temples and monuments of historic Kathmandu…
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Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa

Exemplifying the consistently high standards of their brand, the Shangri-La Lhasa hotel combines premier luxury accommodation and facilities with a peak location overlooking Tibet’s sacred Potala Palace…
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Gyantse Hotel

Location, location, location! You can’t get more central and convenient than the well-established Gyantse Hotel. The imposing Gyantse Dzong, one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibet, is within walking distance...
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Shegar Grand Hotel

Chances are you will only spend one night in Shegar en-route to Everest Base Camp, and the Shegar Grand Hotel offers all the facilities needed for this overnight stay. Whilst the interior décor may not be on-trend, the rooms are a good size and perfectly comfortable, with an en-suite bathroom.

Kangar Hotel

Tourist accommodation in the small Tibetan town of Lao Tingri is limited: the Kangar Hotel is the best option in town. Rooms are simple, but comfortable; the staff are welcoming and impressive mountain views can be enjoyed from the rooftop sitting area.

Tashi Choeta Hotel

The Tashi Choeta is a fairly large, traditional hotel in central Shigatse, overlooked by rugged hills on one side and the Tashilhunpo monastery on the other…
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Travelling alone? Prices available on request.
Please note: During high season periods (July - October) hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • One way flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary and relevant permits
  • All meals listed
  • International flight reconfirmation.
  • Tibetan Entry Permit.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights from the UK
  • Chinese entry visa
  • Nepal entry visa
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will require a visa to enter Tibet and Nepal.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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