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Must-See Sights in Tibet

Must-See Sights in Tibet

Despite its strict policies around guides, transportation and permits, thousands of adventurous travelers cross over its border each year. Compelling politics, warm people, religious history and unmatched natural beauty make it more than worth the inconvenience of bureaucracy. And while Tibet is filled with plenty to do and experience, there are a few must-see sights that are essential stops on any visit to this spiritual land.

Mount Everest Base Camp

Intrepid travelers flock to this tented camp at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain. Stationed some 17,000 feet above sea level, it’s the jumping-off point for mountaineers looking to explore the cliffs of Everest. It offers impressive views of the Tibetan countryside and interesting company comprised of both locals and international adventurers.  

Rongbuk Monastery

Tucked into the hillside of the Mount Everest Base Camp in Tibet, the Rongbuk Monastery offers travelers incredible views of not only of the world’s most famous mountain, but also the breathtaking scenery that surrounds it. Visitors can spend the night in one of the monastery’s sparsely decorated rooms and experience the life of a monk for an evening.

Namtso Lake

This massive saltwater lake is the second-largest in China and one of the most-visited sites in all of Tibet. Its high altitude requires most travelers to spend a few days adjusting to thinner air in one of the neighboring cities before making the trip to its salty shores. 

Drepung Monastery

In the early 1900s, Drepung Monastery ranked among the largest in the world with between 7,000 and 10,000 monks from the surrounding area. Travelers can bear witness to the region’s rich history and explore the caves, temples and grounds outside the iconic white pagoda.

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Lhasa Tour: A Glimpse of Tibet

Lhasa Tour: A Glimpse of Tibet

This 4-day private tour in Lhasa will let you explore Tibetan fascinating culture and Himalayan lifestyle. You will visit famous Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, walk the streets of Lhasa and soak up the atmosphere.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse

7-Day Private Tibet Tour: Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse

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Explore Tibet on a private 7-day tour that starts in Lhasa and continues to the important cities of Gyantse and Shigatse. Travel with an experienced guide through Lhasa to see Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Street. After three days, head to Gyantse, stopping at beautiful Yamdrok Lake before arrival in Gyantse where you take in Palkhor Monastery. Keep going to Shigatse to tour the Tashilhunpo Monastery and the New Palace of Panchen (Summer Palace of the Panchen Lamas) before returning to Lhasa.
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  • 7 days
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$1,920.00
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$1,920.00
Price varies by group size