Explore Tibet Tour

Our Explore Tibet tour includes three biggest ancient cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. This 6 days Tibet tour helps you get an overview of Tibet’s religion, cultural treasures, and dream-like landscapes.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 6 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty ? Easy
trip-difficulty Highest Point 4300 m.
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code ETT
trip-code Start Point Lhasa
trip-start-point Trip End Point Lhasa
trip-accomodation Accomodation 2 Star Hotels
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Highlights of Explore Tibet Tour

  •  Potala Palace; winter palace of the Dalai Lama.
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery; the seat of the Panchen Lama.
  • Monks debate on Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery.
  • Jokhang Temple; spiritual Center for Buddhists in Tibet.
  • Yamdrok-Tso; a sacred lake with stunning blue water on an almost desert mountain background.

Trip Overview

Explore Tibet tour starts with arrival in Lhasa. Our office representative will meet and greet at Lhasa airport and transfer to your hotel. On the second day, you visit Potala palace Fna Barkhor street for sightseeing. The third day continues with sightseeing around Lhasa with Drepung and Sera monasteries. On the fourth day, you will drive from Shigatse to Gyantse. 

Further, on the fifth day, you will visit Tashilhunpo monastery, Maitreya Buddha and drive back to Lhasa. Moreover, on the sixth day, we will say farewell to you from Tibet with some happy memories in Tibet. Tibet is a wonderful place with distinct practices and lifestyles. Similarly,  Visit the autonomous region to get beautiful insights on the culture, traditions and religious values of Tibet. Also, experience the diversity in this wonderful place. Also, learn about the distinct practices in Tibet.

Facts of Explore Tibet Tour

Name of Tour

Explore Tibet Tour


5 Nights and 6 Days

Type of Tour


Trip Level



Cultural Spiritual Experience 





Highest Altitude

3,845 Meters

Highest Point


Best Time

  • May

  • June

  • October

  • November

Places to Visit

  • Lhasa

  • Shigatse

Major Attractions

  • Jokhang Temple

  • Potala Palace

  • Drepung Monastery

  • Sera Monastery

  • Shigatse 

  • Tashilhunpo Monastery

Potala Palace

Situated at an elevation of 3,70 meters above sea level, the Potala palace is the most important site of Tibet. This 13 storied building is located near the capital city of Tibet Lhasa. With an area of 130,000 square meters, there are altogether 1,000 rooms inside this palace. Potala palace has been listed under the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1994 and was also the winter palace of the Dalai Lama from 1649 to 1959. After that, it was converted into a Museum and was made public for the visitors.

The name of the palace was named after Mount Potalaka. From the palace's roof and balcony you can witness the amazing views of the Lhasa city, valleys and the mountain ranges in distance. This 117 meters tall building was built by the 5th Dalai Lama Songtsen Gampo and the bodies of the Dalai Lama 5th to 13th are preserved in this palace. The most interesting thing about this palace is that only 2,300 visitors are allowed per day to protect the palace and visitors have an uncrowded tour of the palace.

Jokhang Temple

Its significance in the political structure of the past and culture of today may be found in any documentation of the temple and the city. Built-in the 7th century the real name of this temple is Resa. The meaning of Re is the ‘Goats’ and Sa means ‘Earth.’ The name was given to show the graduation to the goats who carried all the materials used to build the temple. Only after the 15th century, this temple was named Jokhang Temple.

During your visit to Jokhang Temple, you can witness different architectural styles such as Han style, Tiberian style, Nepalese style and Indian style. Meanwhile, the Jokhang temple is the spiritual centre of Tibet and the holiest place of destination for Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims. Situated at an elevation of 3,650 meters above sea level the total area of this holy temple is 25,100 square meters. 

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery is one of the three great temples of Tibet. Situated at a distance of 8 kilometres from the downtown, the total area of Drepung Monastery is 250,000 square kilometres. Built in 1416 it is also the biggest temple in the world. This beautiful temple was founded by Jamyang Chojey but later on it was extended by the 5th Dalai Lama.

Drepung Monastery is the most important temple of the Gelug Sect of Buddhism. The opening hour of this monastery is from 09:00 to 17:00 and the entrance fee is RMB 50. The meaning of Drepung is The Temple of Collection in Tibetan language.

Sera Monastery

Situated 5 kilometres north of Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery is also one of the three greatest temples of Tibet. This temple was built by Jamchen Choje in 1419. It lies at an elevation of 4,000 meters above sea level and at least 2 hours is required to explore this beautiful Temple of Lhasa. 

Sera Monastery is one of the greatest seats of learning in the Mahayana Buddhist Tradition. The hill behind the monastery was filled with wild rose which is called by the name Sera in Tibetian because of that this monastery is named Sera Monastery.

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery is the largest monastery of Shigatse covering an area of 150,000 square meters. It was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. Meanwhile, this monastery is also the traditional Monastic seat of the Panchen Lama. Located on a hill in the Shigatse it will take about 5 minutes to drive to reach the monastery from the central Shigatse.

Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the most important monasteries culturally as well as historically. The full name in Tibetan is “all fortune and happiness gathered here” or “heap of glory”. Situated at an elevation of 3,500 meters above sea level there are 57 halls and 3600 rooms in this monastery.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Lhasa

After arriving in Lhasa, a local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.

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transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Lhasa Sightseeing

Wake up early and have your breakfast. After that, be ready to explore two of the major places of Lhasa. Jokhang Temple and Potala palace are the most popular sites of Lhasa that you will be exploring during this day.

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Day 03

Lhasa Monastery Sightseeing

Drepung and Sera Monasteries are two of the most popular monasteries in Tibet. Both of these monasteries have a long history of Tibet. Besides that during your tour to these monasteries, you can also learn the history, culture and traditions of Tibet. Meanwhile, you can also learn the past and the present situation as well as the lifestyle of the locals.

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Day 04

Drive to Shigatse

Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. Admire the Gampala pass (4790 m) on the way, and get a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (4400m), surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. Then continue to drive west towards Gyantse. In Gyantse, tourists visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s drive, clients arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

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Day 05

Drive to Lhasa

Today, explore the Tashilhunpo monastery of Gelug Sect, the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Buddha of the future) and a tomb of the Panchen Lama. It contains jewels and gold. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Lhasa, which will take around 6 hours.

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Day 06


We will transfer you on time to Lhasa airport to catch your onward flight.

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Trip Guide


  •  All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa).
  • Tourist bus/minibus/jeep transportation with the experienced local driver during the tour.
  • Tourist bus/minibus/jeep transportation between the airport/train station and Hotel at a designated period of time.
  • Experienced Local Tibetan private guide.
  • 5 nights of 3-star hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B).
  • One welcome dinner in Lhasa.
  • All admission fees of tourist sites are listed in the itinerary.
  • Oxygen bottles were provided during the tour days in Tibet.


  •  Chinese visa.
  • Lunches and Dinners.
  • Tips to driver and tour guide.
  • Single room supplement if clients request a private room in a hotel.
  • Tibet visa fee. ($85 for the rest of the world, $175 for US and Canadian citizens).
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USD 930 / Person


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