Tibet Trekking

Trip Duration 10
Max Altitude 5250M at Shug La Pass
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


Embark on an unforgettable Trekking Tour through the mystical and enchanting land of Tibet. This carefully curated tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes, and spiritual wonders that define this remote region.

Day 1: Lhasa Arrival

Upon arriving in Lhasa, the heart of Tibet, you will be greeted with warm hospitality and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to acclimate to the high altitude and explore the vibrant Barkhor Street, lined with traditional shops and bustling markets.

Day 2: Lhasa Exploration

Begin your day with a visit to the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former residence of the Dalai Lama. Next, explore the spiritual Jokhang Temple, an architectural marvel filled with devoted pilgrims and intricately adorned chapels.

Day 3: Lhasa Monasteries

Today, journey to Sera Monastery, where you can witness the captivating debates among Buddhist monks. Continue to Drepung Monastery, once the world's largest monastery, and marvel at its impressive architecture and serene surroundings.

Day 4: Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse

Venture beyond Lhasa to the tranquil Yamdrok Lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and breathtaking vistas. Continue to Gyantse and visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery, adorned with ancient murals and a striking Kumbum Stupa.

Day 5: Shigatse Exploration

In Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, a significant seat of the Panchen Lama. Explore the grand halls, sacred statues, and impressive artwork that graces this revered spiritual center.

Day 6: Everest Base Camp

Embark on a thrilling journey to the world's highest peak - Mount Everest. Drive along picturesque landscapes and arrive at the Everest Base Camp, where you can soak in the majesty of the towering mountain.

Day 7: Return to Lhasa

Travel back to Lhasa, with opportunities to capture picturesque views and reflect on the awe-inspiring experiences of the trip.

Day 8: Departure

Bid farewell to the mystical land of Tibet, carrying cherished memories and a newfound appreciation for its profound culture and natural beauty. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Conclusion and Summary

This Tibet Trekking promises an exceptional and transformative adventure, introducing you to the wonders of Tibet's ancient culture, breathtaking landscapes, and spiritual treasures. Join us for a remarkable journey that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore the majestic Potala Palace, a symbol of Tibetan Buddhism’s rich heritage.
  • Wander through the bustling Barkhor Street surrounding the sacred Jokhang Temple.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Drepung Monastery, a center for Buddhist learning and practice.
  • Witness the animated debates among monks at the historic Sera Monastery.
  • Embark on a scenic drive from Lhasa to Ganden Monastery, one of Tibet’s oldest monastic institutions.
  • Trek through high mountain passes and pristine alpine landscapes.
  • Camp under the starlit sky near the tranquil Yama Do valley.
  • Traverse rocky terrains and lush meadows amidst breathtaking scenery.
  • Experience the authentic Tibetan way of life at remote herder camps.
  • Trek through the picturesque Lhamchu Valley, surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Reach the iconic Samye Monastery, the first of its kind in Tibet.
  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Samye Monastery’s ancient halls and courtyards.
  • Discover the rich cultural heritage of Tibet through interactions with local communities.
  • Witness traditional Tibetan architecture and craftsmanship in remote villages.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and pristine valleys.
  • Experience the challenges and rewards of high-altitude trekking in the Himalayas.
  • Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Capture stunning photographs of Tibetan landscapes and religious sites.
  • Share stories and experiences around the campfire with fellow trekkers.
  • Depart with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and resilience of Tibet.


  • Arrive in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
  • Rest and acclimatize to the altitude (Lhasa sits at around 3,656 meters above sea level).

  • Visit the iconic Potala Palace, former residence of the Dalai Lama.
  • Explore the Jokhang Temple, the holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism, and stroll around Barkhor Street, a bustling market area.

  • Visit Drepung Monastery, one of the “Great Three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
  • Explore Sera Monastery, known for its lively debates among monks.

  • Drive to Ganden Monastery, one of the earliest and most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Trek from Ganden Monastery to the first campsite.

  • Trek over Shug La Pass (5,250 meters) and descend to Yama Do.
  • Camp overnight near Yama Do.

  • Trek through alpine meadows and rocky terrain.
  • Camp in the beautiful Tsotup Chu Valley.

  • Trek through stunning landscapes, passing small villages and herder camps.
  • Camp overnight at a herder’s campsite.

  • Continue trekking through remote valleys and pastures.
  • Camp overnight in Lhamchu Valley.

  • Trek to Samye Monastery, the first monastery to be built in Tibet.
  • Explore the monastery and its surroundings.
  • Drive back to Lhasa.

  • Depart from Lhasa, either by flight or train, depending on your travel arrangements.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

Cost Includes:


  • Accommodation in Lhasa, including hotels or guesthouses (typically for 3 nights).
  • Camping accommodation during the trek (tent accommodation).


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking days.
  • Some meals in Lhasa might be included, depending on the package.


  • Airport or train station transfers in Lhasa.
  • Transportation by private vehicle for sightseeing and transfer between Lhasa and trek starting/ending points.

Permits and Entrance Fees:

  • Tibet Travel Permit (required for all travelers to Tibet).
  • Entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, and Samye Monastery.

Guide and Support Staff:

  • Services of a professional local guide who speaks English.
  • Support staff including cooks, porters, and trekking crew during the trek.

Trekking Equipment:

  • Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats for camping during the trek.
  • Kitchen equipment and dining tents for meals during the trek.

Medical Assistance:

  • Basic first aid kit and emergency medical assistance during the trek.

Price Excludes

Cost Excludes:

International Travel:

  • Airfare or train tickets to and from Lhasa.
  • Visa fees for entering China and Tibet.

Personal Expenses:

  • Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, and souvenirs.
  • Any additional meals or snacks outside of the included meals.

Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellation, and evacuation.

Additional Permits:

  • Any additional permits required for specific trekking routes or regions in Tibet.

Tips and Gratuities:

  • Tips for guides, cooks, drivers, and support staff (optional but customary).

Extra Activities:

  • Optional activities such as horse riding or cultural performances not included in the itinerary.

High Altitude Gear:

  • Personal gear such as trekking poles, high-altitude clothing, and waterproof gear (may be rented or purchased separately).

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Best Time to Visit: The best time for trekking in Tibet is during the spring and autumn months, from April to May and September to October, when the weather is generally mild, and there’s less chance of encountering heavy rainfall or snow. These months offer clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and vibrant landscapes.

Duration: The duration of a typical Tibet trekking trip can range from 7 to 12 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking route chosen. The itinerary provided earlier is a 10-day trip, which includes sightseeing in Lhasa and a multi-day trek.

Difficulty: Trekking in Tibet can be physically demanding due to high altitudes, rugged terrain, and variable weather conditions. The difficulty level varies depending on the trekking route and individual fitness levels. The trek outlined in the itinerary involves high-altitude trekking with multiple days of hiking over mountain passes, which requires a moderate to high level of physical fitness.

What to Bring:

  • Lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for layering.
  • Sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support.
  • Warm layers, including fleece jackets, thermal underwear, and a down jacket.
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell layers.
  • Hat, gloves, and sunglasses for sun protection.
  • Trekking poles for stability and support.
  • Sleeping bag rated for cold temperatures.
  • Personal toiletries and medications.
  • High-energy snacks and hydration system or water bottles.
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF.
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries.
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories.
  • Personal first aid kit.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), can occur when ascending to high altitudes too quickly. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness. To prevent altitude sickness, it’s essential to acclimatize gradually, stay hydrated, avoid alcohol and strenuous activity, and consider medications such as acetazolamide (Diamox) as a preventive measure.

Permits and Visa: Travel to Tibet requires several permits, including the Tibet Travel Permit, which is obtained through a registered travel agency in Tibet. Additionally, travelers to China require a Chinese visa, and those entering Tibet from Nepal may need additional permits. It’s essential to obtain the necessary permits well in advance of your trip.

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended for a Tibet trekking trip to cover medical emergencies, trip cancellation or interruption, evacuation, and other unforeseen circumstances. Make sure your insurance policy includes coverage for high-altitude trekking and activities in remote areas.

Before embarking on your Tibet trekking adventure, ensure you’re well-prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenges of high-altitude trekking and the unique cultural experiences that Tibet offers.

Tibet Trekking Route Map

Tibet Trekking Map


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