Lhasa and Beyond

Lhasa Overview Tour


Potala PalaceLhasa is the cultural and religious heart of Tibet. Lhasa is home to Tibet’s most famous and holiest temples. Each day, thousands of pilgrims prostrate around Jokhang Temple. Along with the famous monasteries of Sera and Drepung, Lhasa is a must see for anyone interested in Tibet! This itinerary will allow you to spend 4 full days exploring every part of the city.

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Welcome to Lhasa! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit
Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 3 full days exploring the city (for acclimatization). The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Around lunch, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the evening time, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 03: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the old town
This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the three most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day except Saturday. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete. In the early evening, we will visit Ramoche Temple in the old town.

Day 04: Norbulingka Palace, Tibet Museum
The Norbulingka Palace served as the summer residence for the Dalai Lama lineage for 180 years. The palace is one huge beautiful garden that can be explored on foot. Afterwards, you can wander around the Tibet Museum and learn more about Tibetan medicine and art. In the afternoon, you will have one more opportunity to explore the ancient Barkhor Circuit to finish any last minute souvenir shopping you might have left.

Day 05: Depart from Lhasa
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Lhasa Monastery Tour


Jokhang TempleThis trip will lead you to Lhasa, Ganden, Tsethang and Reting, the most historical interactions of Tibet. By visiting some of these very old sites, it will ensure you upon a full scanning about the cultural world of Tibet. If you are the one who is really finding out what is Tibet, we only can recommend this trip to you.

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Welcome to Lhasa! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit
Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 3 full days exploring the city (for acclimatization). The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Around lunch, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the evening time, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 03: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the old town
This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the three most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day except Saturday. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete. In the early evening, we will visit Ramoche Temple in the old town.

Day 04: Lhasa-Tsetang-Yumbulagang Palace-Trandruk Temple 160kms, 3 hours
You will depart from Lhasa and drive to the Yarlung Valley, which is often referred to as the “cradle of Tibetan civilization”. The Yarlung Valley is not very long at about 75kms, but is home to many of Tibet’s oldest temples, monasteries and castles. Sitting along the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, the Yarlung Valley is the most fertile and most densely populated area of Tibet. After arriving in Tsetang, you will explore the Yumbulagang Palace, which according to legend was the first building in Tibet. You will also visit Trandruk Temple, which is one of the largest and most important buildings remaining in the Yarlung Valley.

Day 05: Tsetang-Samye Monastery-Mindroling Monastery-Lhasa 200kms, 5 hours
In the morning you will visit Samye, the first monastery in Tibet with a history of more than 1200 years. Afterwards, you will go to Mindrolling Monastery, one of the 6 main monasteries of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. In the afternoon, you will return to Lhasa.

Day 06: Lhasa-Ganden- Drigung Til Monastery-Tidrum Nunnery-Lhasa 270kms, 5 hours.
From Lhasa you will set out for Drigung Til, which was founded in the 12th century and has around 300 monks. Afterwards, you will go to Tidrum, one of the largest nunneries in central Tibet. The nunnery is a great place to do some day hiking and has a great hot spring pool to relax in. On the return journey to Lhasa, you will visit Ganden, one of the three great monasteries in the area.

Day 07: Lhasa-Reting Monastery-Lhasa 300kms, 6 hours
This day you will drive north of Lhasa to Reting Monastery, one of the most remote monasteries in central Tibet. Sitting at 4100m, the monastery lies in a wooded area at the base of Mt. Gangi Rarwa. You will pass through several beautiful farming valleys along the way to the monastery. Afterwards, you will return to Lhasa.

Day 08: Depart from Lhasa

This itinerary can be modified in any way. Contact us for prices and more information regarding this trip.

Lhasa and Namtso Lake Tour


Namtso LakeThe heart of Tibet tour would be seeing essential sites what it lays in L 3, where you can feel the density of Tibet culture as well as belief of its people. This trip also lead to see one of the world highest lake and hidden heritages on Tashidor island.

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Welcome to Lhasa! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit
Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 3 full days exploring the city (for acclimatization). The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Around lunch, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the evening time, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 03: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the old town
This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the three most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day except Saturday. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete. In the early evening, we will visit Ramoche Temple in the old town.

Day 04: Norbulingka Palace, Tibet Museum and the Barkhor Circuit
The Norbulingka Palace served as the summer residence for the Dalai Lama lineage for 180 years. The palace is one huge beautiful garden that can be explored on foot. Afterwards, you can wander around the Tibet Museum and learn more about Tibetan medicine and art. In the afternoon, you will have one more opportunity to explore the ancient Barkhor Circuit to finish any last minute souvenir shopping you might have left.

Day 05: Lhasa-Nam Tso 225kms, 5 hours
This day you will depart from Lhasa and drive to Nam Tso, Tibet’s most famous lake. Sitting at an elevation of 4723m, the lake offers a panoramic view of the nearby Nyenchen Tanglha Range. The small monastery of Tashi Dor sits along the shores of the lake. The drive to the lake will take you past nomad yak herders who live part of the year in black yak wool tents.

Day 06: Nam Tso-Lhasa 225kms, 5 hours
You will return to Lhasa where you will have enough time to wander around the Barkhor circuit and the Tibetan Quarter to finish any last minute souvenir shopping you have to do.

Day 07: Depart from Lhasa
This itinerary can be modified in any way. Contact us for prices and more information regarding this trip.

Nepal Border via Mount Everest Tour


Mount EverestDay 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Welcome to Lhasa! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit
Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 3 full days exploring the city (for acclimatization). The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Around lunch, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the evening time, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 03: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the old town
This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the three most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day except Saturday. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete. In the early evening, we will visit Ramoche Temple in the old town.

Day 04: Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse-Shigatse 360kms, 6 hours
You will travel from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest and most beautiful lakes. Yamdrok Lake sits at 3900m and is an amazing turquoise color. The 7191m Mt. Nojin Kangtsang can be seen in the distance. After visiting the lake, you will drive to the mid-sized town of Gyantse. Gyantse, elevation 3950m, is famous for its massive hilltop military fort and for the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has the tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Tibet. After that, we will continue drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Shigatse, elevation 3750m, is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Along with exploring the monastery, you can also hike the ancient pilgrim circuit along with hundreds of Tibetan worshippers.

Day 05: Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar (New Dingri) 240kms, 5 hours
This day you will depart Shigatse and drive to Sakya Monastery. Sakya Monastery, elevation 4310m, was established in the year 1268. Its fortress-like appearance is unique among monasteries in Tibet. From Sakya, you will drive to the small town of Shegar, also known as New Dingri. In Shegar, elevation 4330m, you can explore the Shegar Monastery as well as hike up to the remains of the old Shegar Dzong.

Day 06: Shegar-Rongbhu Monastery-Everest Base Camp 125kms, 4 hours
From Shegar, you will set out for Mt. Everest Base Camp. You will cross over the Pang La pass, which rises to nearly 5200m. The pass has a sweeping view of the Himalaya Mountains. Eight kilometers before Everest Base Camp is Rongphu Monastery, the highest monastery in the world at 5000m. After visiting Rongphu, you will continue on to Mt. Everest Base Camp, which lies at 5200m.

Day 07: Everest Base Camp-Old Dingri 80kms, 3 hours
This day you will depart the Everest region for the small town of Old Dingri, elevation 4335m. Along the way, you will pass Mt. Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. This route will also pass through a few small villages, which you can stop at and explore.

Day 08: Old Dingri- Dram/Zhangmu (Nepal Border) 185kms, 5 hours
From Old Dingri, you will drive to Dram, the last town before the Nepal border. Along the way to Dram, you will cross over the Tong La pass at 5000m. This pass has an amazing sweeping view of the Himalaya Mountains. In Dram, you will go through immigration and enter into Kodari, the first town on the Nepal side of the border.

Those who will return to China,
Day 07: Everest Base Camp-Lhatse 195kms, 5 hours.
This day you will begin the journey back to Lhasa. Leaving Everest Base Camp, you will drive to the mid-sized town of Lhatse. In Lhatse, elevation 4020m, you can visit the small monastery of Lhatse Chode.

Day 08: Lhatse-Lhasa 420kms, 8.5 hours.
You will return to Lhasa where you can explore the Tibetan Quarter once last time to find that perfect last Tibetan souvenir.

Day 09: Depart Lhasa
This itinerary can be modified in any way. Contact us for prices and more information regarding this trip

Mount Kailash Tour


Mount KailashDay 01: Arrive in Lhasa
Welcome to Lhasa! Your guide and driver will meet you at the train station or airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 02: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Circuit
Lhasa, elevation 3650m, is the holiest city in Tibet and each day pilgrims from across the Tibetan Plateau arrive in the city to worship at one of the many temples found there. You will spend 3 full days exploring the city (for acclimatization). The first day you will visit Jokhang Temple, the most famous temple in Tibet. From the rooftop you will see religious pilgrims prostrating in front to the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery. Around lunch, you will visit the Potala Palace, the most recognizable structure in Tibet. Built in the year 637, the Potala Palace rises 13 stories and has more than 1000 rooms. In the evening time, you will explore the endless maze of markets and restaurants that line the ancient Barkhor circuit. While exploring the Barkhor circuit, you will rub elbows with Tibetan pilgrims who are prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter.

Day 03: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Ramoche Temple and the old town
This day you will explore Drepung Monastery. Drepung was formerly the largest monastery in the world and is still one of the three most important monasteries in Tibet. Below Drepung is Nechung Monastery, the former home of Tibet’s state oracle. In the afternoon, you will visit the great monastery of Sera, where monk debates take place each day except Saturday. If you are interested in hiking, there is a pilgrimage circuit around the monastery that takes about an hour to complete. In the early evening, we will visit Ramoche Temple in the old town.

Day 04: Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Gyantse-Shigatse 360kms, 6 hours
You will travel from Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest and most beautiful lakes. Yamdrok Lake sits at 3900m and is an amazing turquoise color. The 7191m Mt. Nojin Kangtsang can be seen in the distance. After visiting the lake, you will drive to the mid-sized town of Gyantse. Gyantse, elevation 3950m, is famous for its massive hilltop military fort and for the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has the tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Tibet. After that, we will continue drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Shigatse, elevation 3750m, is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Along with exploring the monastery, you can also hike the ancient pilgrim circuit along with hundreds of Tibetan worshippers.

Day 05: Shigatse-EBC 360kms, 6 hours
This day you will depart Shigatse and drive to Sakya Monastery. Sakya Monastery, elevation 4310m, was established in the year 1268. Its fortress-like appearance is unique among monasteries in Tibet. From Sakya, you will drive to Everet Based Camp.

Day 06: EBC-Old Dingri-Saga 290kms, 6.5 hours
From EBC, you will drive to Old Dingri and then to Saga. This route let us see Pekutso Lake and the highest peak of Mt. Shishabangma, above 8000m

Day 07: Saga-Paryang-Lake Manasarovar 500kms, 6 hours
You will continue following the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra River going through vast expanses of grasslands home to yaks and sheep before arriving in Paryang, elevation 4590m. After driving through wide expanse of high altitude grasslands, you will arrive at the holy lake of Manasarovar, which lies at 4560m. Manasarovar is an important pilgrimage destination not only for Tibetans, but also for Hindu’s from India and Nepal. From the lake, you can see Mt. Kailash in the distance.

Day 08: Lake Manasarovar-around the Lake-Darchen 114km
Lake Manasarovar, the highest fresh water lake in the world. We will also drive around the lake and visit four very old monasteries there. Drive to Darchen 4600m in the early evening and get ready for Mt. Kailash Kora starting from the next day.

Day 9: Trek from Darchen-Dirra Puk 18kms, 5 to 6 hours
Walk along beautiful rocky cliffs and take pictures of breathtaking waterfalls. Take deep breaths of fresh air. From time to time, the face of Mt. Kailash will appear. Dira Phug sits at 5050m.

Day 10: Trek from Dirra Puk-Dolma La Pass 22kms, 8 hours
Hike across a valley up to the Dolma-La Pass. By the late afternoon arrive at Zuthal Puk, the cave of miracles where the Tibetan poet-saint Milarepa once stayed.

Day 11: Trek from Dolma La Pass-Darchen 14kms, 4 hours
After finishing your circuit of Mt. Kailash Kora, your car will pick you up and take you to Tithapuri where you can have a hot-spring shower. Stay overnight at Tithapuri.

Day 12: Tithapuri-Zanda 165km 4 hours
You will drive to Zanda County through a unique landscape like earthen forest. We will see Tholing Monastery in the evening time.

Day 13: Visit Ruins of Guge Kingdom, Dongkar and Piyang 130kms 4 hours
In the morning you will drive 16km to Guge Kingdom and explore the marvelous ancient fort dating to 16th century. In the evening time, we will drive to Dongkar and Piyang, the summer palace of Kings of Guge and we will explore the best mandala caves there. In the evening drive back to Zanda.

Day 14: Zanda-Purang 420km 6hours
You will drive to Purang and visit Korchak Monastery.

Day 15: Purang- Paryang 355km 6.5 hours
You will begin the journey back to Lhasa. Returning to Lhasa

Day 16: Paryang-Lhatse 530km 7 hours
Returning to Lhasa


Day 17: Lhatse-Lhasa 420kms, 6 hours

Returning to Lhasa


Day 18: Depart from Lhasa