Well known for its culture, tradition and scenic beauty, Tibet will let you explore the major tourist attractions, religious sites amidst tranquil surroundings. With our Tibet Tourism & holiday Packages, you will get to visit some of the enchanting tourist destinations of Tibet including Lhasa, Shigatse, Ngari, Tsedang and more. In addition to this, a trip to Tibet will also let you come across the not to miss prime tourist attractions including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Mount Kailash, Tashilhunpo Monastery etc.

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Stunning monasteries, breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountains, thrilling high-altitude walks and the most likeable cultures is what makes Tibet one of the top tourism destinations in the world. We at Tour My India offer you the best of this scenic holy city of Himalayas and guarantee the best ever travel experience. Why book Tibet Tourism Package with us? Because we value your money and with this, we provide you with the best in the budget. As the quality and services must go hand in hand, we offer the services with top-notch quality. Client satisfaction being our prime focus, we believe in taking personal care of the travellers and assist at every step while you are on your trip to Tibet. Right from the day you choose us as your travel partner for Tibet Tour Packages till the time you return back home, our tour representatives will be your personal steward.

Whether you are travelling to Tibet with family, friends or solo, you can rely on us for your safety. Not only this, Tibet is also one of the best honeymoon destinations where you can plan your romantic escapade. Also, we customize the trip and help you explore the pristine lakes, splendid monasteries, the popular Barkhor Street, where you can enjoy every bit of your trip with your loved ones. We also deal in customising the best family holiday packages where you can let your kids witness centuries-old traditions, mysterious religious culture and untouched pure natural scenery of Tibet at its best.

From seeking blessings at the monasteries and temples to walking on the Barkhor Street, from trekking to the highest mountains to witnessing some of the interesting festivals, we aim at introducing Tibet at its best to the travellers. We also help one discover some of the offbeat travel destinations in Tibet where tourists can learn about their beliefs, culture and tradition of the locals. Surrounded beautifully by high, Tibet also offers the best adventurous activities for the tourists and we handpick the best ones. Our tour representatives have complete knowledge about Tibet and will always be there whenever you need any assistance while exploring the beautiful tourist destination. If you are looking forward to plan a trip to this heavenly place, our Tibet Travel Guide will cover you with all that you will get to experience including the rich history, architecture and mesmerising beauty of the region.

Top Places and Tourist Attractions to Visit in Tibet


The capital of Tibet region, Lhasa will let you marvel at the rich culture and heritage of the destination. As you enter the holy city, you get to witness the dominating red and white Potala Palace. Tourists can even indulge in taking a walk on the Barkhor Street and seek blessings at the Jokhang Temple which is the spiritual centre of Tibet.

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Also named as Xigatse, Shigatse has a number of tourist attractions that are composed of great natural sites and grand monasteries. On visiting Shigatse, you will get to learn about the history of the place and witness the status of Buddhism in the lives of the people. In addition to the cultural relics, Shigatse has a high-plateau land with impressive natural beauty.

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Dotted with pristine lakes and rivers, splendid mountains and glaciers, vast grasslands, spectacular snow mountains, Ngari gives the tourists a wonderful opportunity to indulge in a sightseeing tour. Not only this, the destination will give wildlife lovers a chance to witness the animals including yaks and Tibetan antelopes. Tourists can even explore the famous natural and historical sites, including the ruins of Guge Kingdom, the holy Mt. Kailash and the sacred Lake Manasarovar.

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Blessed with beautiful lakes, deep gorges, vast forests, azalea-filled meadows and more, Nyingchi is sure to delight the nature lovers. The tourist attractions in Nyingchi is no less than a heaven in the world that will give the tourists an opportunity to spend leisure time while exploring and enjoying the incomparable beauty of nature.

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Home to nomadic culture and splendid, Nagqu is an important tourist destination that tourists should visit when on a trip to Tibet. As Nagqu never fails to draw the tourist’s attention by its charm, one can head to visit Lake Tangra Yumco, Purog Kangri Glacier, Zandan Monastery and Siling Tso Lake.

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Holding a great significance in the history and spiritual life, Tsedang is an ancient capital of Tibet. Other than indulging in a sightseeing tour here, tourists shouldn’t miss out on visiting the prime tourist attractions of the region including Yung Balakang, Samye Monastery, and Traduk Temple.

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Situated at the strategic river junction of the Dza-chu and the Ngon-chu, Chambo is a worth visiting place which showcases beautiful landscapes. Dominated by hilltop Galden Jampaling Monastery, the pleasant town will let you spend quality time amidst the picturesque beauty. When in Chamdo, tourists can head to visit Chambaling Monastery, Karma Temple, Riwoche Monastery, Tsedrug Temple, Carnot Ruins and Rawok Lake.

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Potala Palace

Being the most iconic architecture and top UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tibet, Potala Palace is regarded as the landmark and symbol of Tibet. The beautiful red and white great giant palace consists of houses, towers and chapels. Because of its spectacular architecture style, Potala Palace is honoured as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world.  A visit to Potala Palace will give you an opportunity to learn about the precious arts and learn Tibetan culture and history.

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Barkhor Street

Situated in the old area of the Lhasa city, Barkhor Street is popular among the tourists. As you visit the place you will find the place to be an ancient round street that surrounds the Jokhang Temple. Being the symbol of Lhasa, a visit to Barkhor Street is a must that will let you shop Thangka (a Tibetan scroll painting) which is a unique art of Tibet depicting religion, history, literature, science and customs.

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Jokhang Temple

Nestled at the heart of the old town of Lhasa and surrounded by the Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple is the popular holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims. The four-storeyed building is covered with gilded bronze tiles which demonstrates a combination of the architectural style of Han, Tibetan, India and Nepal. On visiting the Jokhang Temple you will get to discover the mysterious and sacred land, you can get close to the religious part of Tibet and experience the devotion of Tibetans.

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Ganden Monastery

Being one of the earliest and largest Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet, Ganden Monastery is three times as large as Potala. On being here you will get the opportunity to witness the stupendous views of the surrounding Kyi-Chu valley and mesmerising scenery. Comprising of fifty structures in total the main halls in the temple include the Coqen Hall, Zhacangs, Khangtsens, and Myicuns.

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Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake meaning ‘the holy lake’ in the Tibetan language is no less than a fairyland. The beauty of the place offers a visual feast where the lake and the sky seem to be one and undivided. For tourists seeking peace and tranquillity, a visit to Namtso Lake will give the best ever experience. In addition to this, the incredible views of the place offer a good opportunity for photography.

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Mount Kailash

Tibet is never short on holy peaks and of all the recognised mountains, Mount Kailash is revered as the holiest destination. The awe-inspiring surrounding area fills the heart of the visitors with a palpable sense of holiness. The inexplicably divine experience of the place is unmatched anywhere else which offers a spiritual journey like never before.

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Lake Manasarovar

Situated near Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar inculcates immensely pristine water accompanied with extreme divinity. Considered to be one of the three holiest lakes of Tibet, the invincible lake offers spiritual satisfaction to the pilgrims coming from across the globe. In addition to this, Lake Mansarovar is the source of four great rivers of Asia including Brahmaputra, Ghaghara, Sindhu and Sutlej.

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Sera Monastery

Surrounded by a very beautiful setting with cobbled alleyways, temples and colleges, Sera Monastery is one of the great three Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. Dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, the prime highlights of the monastery stands out to be the monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Also, a visit to the three colleges is a must including Sera Me, Sera Ngapa and Sera Je.

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Everest Base Camp

Travel to the Everest Base Camp, one of the popular tourist destination for trips in the Himalayan region. Being one of the most desirable and most reachable places for tourists, Everest Base Camp offers a sweeping and breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Everest- the highest peak in the world.

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Yamdrok Lake

Surrounded by the flanks of dull grey and green mountains, Yamdrok Lake glows with various colours which appear to be truly mesmerising on a bright sunny day. Considered to be a sacred lake, Yamdrok is believed to be able to let the tourists find the reincarnated soul of the Dalai Lama. Offering stunning scenery, Yamdrok gives the tourists an opportunity of bird watching especially during autumn and winter season.

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Tashilhunpo Monastery

Founded by the first Dalai Lama, Tashilhunpo Monastery is important in Tibetan history and culture. Being one of the largest monasteries in Shigatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery holds much treasure including the priceless Future Buddha Statue, precious Buddha Stupas and a lot of Buddhist texts and murals. Other than this, the annual Thangka Ceremony is yet another not to miss attraction in Tashilhunpo Monastery.

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Palkhor Monastery

An interesting religious center, Palkhor Monastery has multiple sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery complex includes the Tsuklakhang Monastery, the main temple, and its Kumbum Stupa. The beautiful architecture of the Palkhor Monastery dates back to the 15th century with each floors having well-preserved murals and images. Being here one can experience a unique and relaxed atmosphere that will fill one’s heart with peace and holiness.

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Kumbum Stupa

The Kumbum Stupa in the Palkhor Monastery is the most symbolic architecture. The Kumbum Stupa is composed of approx 77 temple halls with over 10,000 Buddha statues in halls, niches and on murals. From the staircases of the Kumbum Stupa, you will get a spectacular view of the town and the famous Gyantse fort.

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Samye Monastery

Founded in 775, Samye Monastery is the first monastery in Tibet which is not just famous for its pivotal history but for its unique mandala design. Renowned for its splendid structure, the monastery features the Tibetan, Chinese and Indian, architectural style. Not only this, Samye Monastery symbolizes the center of the universe letting the pilgrims explore the ancient heart of Tibetan Buddhist world.

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Frequently Asked Questions For Traveling to Tibet

For Indian citizens, the first priority is to get a Tibet Visa or Tibet Travel Permit. However, tourists planning to visit the unopened areas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash and more, additional permits are required which is to be approved by several government departments. Tourists planning to enter Tibet from Kathmandu has to apply for travel permit through the Chinese Embassy at Kathmandu. For those travelling to Tibet from China, you still have to get the Tibet Travel Permit from China.

The foreign tourists except Hong Kong and Macau citizens are required to have a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) before planning to travel in and around Tibet. An additional permit is required if planning to visit the best tourism places of Tibet including Mt. Everest, Mt.Kailash. Foreign tourists planning to travel to Tibet from Nepal can avail the Tibet Visa or Tibet Travel Permit from the Chinese Embassy at Kathmandu or can also get it from China. Other than this, diplomats, journalists and certain professional media photographers are not permitted to enter on a TTP and must apply through the diplomatic channels of their respective countries or media companies.

Processing a Tibet Travel Permit usually takes up to two weeks. In theory, it can be completed within 3-4 days but often takes longer. Tourists planning to travel to Tibet must book a tour in advance by partnering with a registered travel agency who can aid you in obtaining an original Tibet Travel Permit (not a copy) before you board your flight or train to Tibet.

The best time to visit is between April and October when the weather is pleasant for Tibet Tour with family, friends, kids and elderly. During Tibetan New Year which takes place either in February or March, the Chinese Government periodically restricts the issuance of visas. So check with your travel agency if you are planning a trip during this time.

The popular route to enter Tibet is from Kathmandu and Indian travellers require a passport to cross through this highway route as it can be crossed either by a bus (not so recommendable as it is quite a long route) or flight. However, Indians, Nepalese and Tibetans prefer travelling by air. Tibet houses only one international airport which is at Lhasa and is well-connected to Kathmandu Airport in Nepal. For Indian travellers, it is easier to catch a flight back to India through the major cities including Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata from Kathmandu.

Note: There are no direct flights available from Lhasa to anywhere in India. Travellers need to go to Kathmandu first and from there board a flight to Lhasa.

Destinations Flight Duration
Beijing to Lhasa 5h
Shanghai to Lhasa 6h
Guangzhou to Lhasa 4h
Chengdu to Lhasa 2h
Chongqing to Lhasa 2h
Xi’an to Lhasa 3h
Kunming to Lhasa 4h
Shangri la to Lhasa 2h
Kathmandu to Lhasa 1hr 25m

High altitude sickness is common when travelling to popular tourism places in Tibet. It is mandatory to consult your doctor before leaving for Tibet. It is a good idea to carry a well-supplied first-aid kit that has all the basic and important medicines like Diamox for altitude sickness, Paracetamol or Ibuprofen for pain, fever or inflammation, Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and prescribed nasal decongestant.

It is important to carry essential things when travelling to any place. When it is about travelling to Tibet here are few things that you shouldn’t miss packing.

  • Warm clothes like sweaters and fleeces which are needed during the summer months as well as the day-night temperature drop is big. Also, a thick down coat is mandatory if you plan to visit Everest.
  • If you happen to visit Tibet during the low season, make sure to carry mountain winter clothes like a thick down coat.
  • Bring sunglasses and sunscreen that will protect you from strong sunlight.
  • Lip cream protect your lips from dryness.
  • Comfortable walking shoes as most of the places have steep steps to climb.
  • Light Snacks for long road trips or in case if you don’t want to have the local food.

Travelling to Tibet with children can be difficult as there can be health risks in young children at high altitude as their lungs, brains and hearts are still developing. It is recommended to wait for your child to turn at least 5 years old before planning a visit to Tibet.

At least 4 days are required to visit Lhasa. Remember that the altitude in Lhasa is around 3600 meter for which you need to take it easy on day 1 in order to let your body get accustomed to the altitude. It will take at least 2 days to explore Lhasa. On day 4 you can return to respective countries. In addition to this, if you wish to visit Everest Base camp then you should consider a ten-day trip to Tibet.

Tibet is dominated by the local Tibetan as well as Chinese cuisines. However, the region isn’t going to disappoint the discerning traveller who likes a little spice in their food. There are small restaurants in Tibet that offer decent Indian-style meals (both veg and non-veg) at a very affordable price.

Holidaying in Tibet you will get the opportunity to try the local delicacies including Tsampa, Yak Meat, Tibetan Noodle, Momo, Milk Curd and more. Besides these, there are more cuisines brought into Tibet that are a must try including Sichuan Cuisine, Western Food, Nepali food and many other Chinese cuisines. In Lhasa, tourists will have a wide range of choice in Lhasa, while limited options in remote towns and areas.

The currency used in Tibet in Chinese Yuan (CNY) which is otherwise known as Renminbi (RMB). Only Bank of China offers foreign exchange services and facilities to the visiting travellers.

Hotels in Tibet offers the tourists a wide range of options to the tourists. Right from luxury 5-star hotels to comfortable 4-star hotels, from to economic to Tibetan style guesthouses and hostels, tourists can choose the accommodation option in Tibet according to their budget and preference.

Partnering with Tour My India can assist you in planning a perfect trip with the best Tibet holiday packages. We also deal in tailor-made travel packages that suit the need and preference of our clients. We not only offer tour packages from India but also best travel packages from Nepal to Tibet. Book your tours with us to experience a hassle-free trip to Tibet.

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