For a Tibet trip, you need to plan the tour at least 20 days before the arrival date. Also, you need to apply Tibet Travel Permits with a reliable local Tibetan travel agency. Individuals cannot apply it by themselves. As for when to come, the best time is from May to October because winter is cold in Tibet. For tranportation, you can take a train or airplane. Then after your arrival, you can start exploring the fantastic Tibetan landscape!
Top Tibetan Tour Itineraries for Experiencing Tibetan Landscape
5 Days for Full Lhasa Attractions and Lake Yamdrok
This itinerary provides all must-see attractions in and around Lhasa. After the arrival on the first day, you can visit world famous Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang Temple and bustling Barkhor Street on the second day. Then on the third day, you can visit the summer palace Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. And on the fourth day, we will go to the holy lake, Lake Yamdrok for sightseeing. The turquoise blue water is very impressive and there are many wild animals along the lakeside. The fifth day is for your departure from Lhasa.
8 Days Lhasa and Everest Base Camp Adventurous Tour
You can view the stunning north face of Mt. Everest from this tour. The tour begins with the first arrival day, the second and third day in Lhasa. For the Lhasa tour part, we will visit Lhasa landmarks-Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, Norbulingka and two Gelugpa monasteries: Drepung and Sera Monasteries.
After that, we will head to Everest Base Camp. First we will arrive in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, another famous Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. Then we will drive to Everest Base Camp. And you can choose to trek for 4 km from the campsite to the Base Camp. The sunset of Everest will be glorious. The next day we will go back to Shigatse and head to Gyantse for Pelkhor Monastery on the next morning.
In Gyantse we can see Pelkhor Monastery and Kumbum Pagoda. After that, we will see Karola Glacier and Lake Yamdrok on the way to Lhasa. Then after a good rest, you can go for your home county on the last day.
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