||Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tsedang
||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
This short tour incorporates seven nights visiting some of the most prominent temples and monasteries in Tibet. Begin with a few days in and around the Kathmandu before flying off to Lhasa where there will be time to see the iconic Potala Palace and Barkhor Square. Drive between Gyantse, Shigatse, and Tsetang, seeing the monasteries and ancient sites of each including the Samye Monastery. Although the journey between the destinations is long, the landscape of the Tibetan Plateau is spectacular, rugged and unlike anywhere else.
This tour is perfect for those who want to see an enthralling ancient culture and everyday life for Tibetans and have no qualms about staying in some lackluster hotels to do so. This tour of Tibet is simply a recommended itinerary. It can be booked as is or optionally used as a starting point for tailoring your own perfect custom made a trip to Tibet.
Int’l long form: Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)
Int’l short form: Tibet
Chinese Name: 西藏 (xī zàng)
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Animism
Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Area: 1,228,400 km²
Languages: Tibetan, Chinese
Population: 6 million