Travel to Tibet requires you to book your trip through a registered tour operator in order to obtain the permits you need to get into and travel around Tibet. Tour operators also provide the required driver, licensed tourist vehicle, and registered tour guide that you need to travel around the region. Explore Tibet, being the top Tibetan tour operator in Lhasa, provide all of this for our clients as part of your tour package, including your hotels in Tibet. Over the years, many people thought travel to Tibet is a complicated process and expensive, but Explore Tibet make it easy and cheaper by launching new Tibet tours as small group tours in 2023.
Tibet Small Group Tours
Small Group Tours are the preferred means of traveling to Tibet, as the cost of taking a private tour of the region can be a little expensive. With a small group tour from Explore Tibet, parts of the cost of your tour are split between all the members in the group, making the trip much less costly than traveling on a private tour.
Tibet Small Group Tour is arranged by Explore Tibet, with fixed departure dates, and you can join the group of people already booked into the tour of your choice and travel as a small group. The group tour itineraries are carefully selected from the most popular ones and trip length varies from 4 days in Lhasa city to 15 days-Mt Kailash Trekking, guaranteed departure dates are available almost every week.
For those who are still undecided about where to travel in Tibet, Explore Tibet has some great Small Group Tour deals that cover the main areas of interest in Tibet, ranging from short four-day trips to Lhasa to fifteen-day adventures to Mount Everest and Mount Kailash, which includes a three-day trek around the most sacred mountain in the world.
4 Days Lhasa Highlight Group Tour
Covering four days and three nights in Lhasa, this short, simple trip takes you to the highlights of the world’s highest capital, Lhasa, known to many as the “City of Sunshine”. This awesome tour includes the Potala Palace, sitting on the Red Hill above Lhasa, the former seat of governance in ancient Tibet, and the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. You also get to visit the most sacred building in Tibet, the Buddhist temple of Jokhang, a 1,300-year-old temple that was built by the ancient Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo, for his wives.
Around the Jokhang Temple is the famous Barkhor Street, the route of the kora around the temple, a ritual walk around holy sites performed by pilgrims to attain merits on their journeys towards enlightenment. The tour also includes the monasteries of Drepung and Sera, two of the largest monasteries of the Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism, which lie within Lhasa itself. Rub shoulders with real Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims and explore the cobbled streets and alleys of this ancient city in the sky.
8 Days Everest Base Camp Group Tour
The standard tour to Mount Everest, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the world’s highest mountain, is one of our most popular tours, and for obvious reasons. The trip includes three days in Lhasa, sightseeing around the city’s amazing attractions, as well as sightseeing in Gyantse and Shigatse on the way to the massive mountain. Once there, you will stay in a local guesthouse at the base camp itself, or at the Rongbuk Monastery in the low season, and wake up with a spectacular view of the sun rising on the sides of the mountain.
8 days Tibet Overland Group Tour to Kathmandu
The ideal tour for those that intend to continue their vacation in Nepal for either trekking or other adventures, this eight-day tour to the border with Nepal is an overland adventure across the vast Tibetan plateau. After spending a few days acclimatizing and sightseeing in Lhasa, you will travel across the plateau to Mount Everest, taking in the delights of Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya, and Shegar along the way. After Everest, it is on to Gyirong Town, and then to the border crossing at Gyirong Port, which recently reopened almost two years after an earthquake demolished both border crossings from Nepal to Tibet.
15 Days Kailash Group Tour
For those with a huge sense of adventure, and love of trekking at high altitudes, the 15-day Mount Kailash Group Tour is ideal as both a great trekking tour and a stunning cultural experience. Incorporating the sights of the Tibetan capital and Everest Base Camp in one long tour, it also includes a three-day trek around Mount Kailash, the holiest mountain in four separate religions. Covering 52 kilometers of high-altitude trekking, the route is also the kora route for the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims that come regularly to perform the ritual kora and pray at the sacred mountain.
10 days Easier Acclimatizing Tibet EBC Small Group Tour
For those that may have a problem acclimatizing to the high altitudes of the Tibetan plateau on a tour to Mount Everest, this 10-day tour is ideal, as it takes you through the stunning sites and cities of Tibet, ascending gradually one day at a time, allowing you to acclimatize more easily to the higher altitudes before getting to the pinnacle of Tibetan elevations, at Mount Everest Base Camp. The tour also allows you to spend more time around the spectacular cities of Tibet, as well as allowing you to do a little exploring on your own.