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This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Tibet might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Tibet travel package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.

Iconic Tibet | 15 days

Day 1-2 Fly U.S. west coast to Beijing. Overnight Beijing.
Day 3
Fly to Lhasa. Transfer to the hotel to rest and acclimatize. Overnight Lhasa.
Day 4

Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Dalai Lama's former summer palace, New Tibet Autonomous Region Museum, Sera Monastery. Overnight Lhasa.

Day 5

Potala Palace, UNESCO World Heritage site. Drepung Monastery, Tibetan hospital, dinner with Tibetan dance and music. Overnight Lhasa.

Day 6

Drive 25 miles northeast to Ganden Monastery. Kyi Chu Valley, Drak Yerpa Caves, Yerpa Monastery. Overnight Lhasa.

Day 7

Drive across the Tibetan Plateau, stop in local villages. Sacred Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) Arrive Gyantse. Gyantse Kumbum, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Dzong. Overnight Gyantse.

Day 8

Short drive to Shigatse. Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Overnight Shigatse.

Day 9

Xegar. Drive toward Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) passing through Lhatse and Xegar. Xegar fortress and dzong. Overnight Xegar.

Day 10-11

Drive to Rongbuk. Hike or horse cart to the Everest Base Camp. Explore Base Camp, Sherab Choling Hermitage, Rongbuk, and soaking up the majesty of the mountain. Overnight Rongbuk.

Day 12

Drive back towards Lhasa, stopping at scenic spots en route. Overnight Shigatse.

Day 13

Continue the drive, arriving in Lhasa in afternoon. Overnight Lhasa.

Day 14

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Beijing. Overnight Beijing.

Day 15

Fly home.

Plan Your Journey

Every trip begins by us wanting to know you better. For starters we'll want to know who you're traveling with, your travel dates, any special interests you may have and what types of hotels you prefer. You may not know the answer to all the questions—don't worry, that's where we come in.

Traveler Questionnaire

Use the following questions to help you think about your ideal journey - better yet copy and paste them into an email and send them off our our knowledgable Travel Specialists who can then provide some suggestions.

  1. Will you be traveling with family or friends? How many people are in your group?
  2. Do you have specific dates in mind?
  3. About how many days do you expect the trip to last?
  4. Which destinations are you interested in?
  5. Do you have specific interests that you would like to concentrate on such as art, architecture, archaeology, wildlife, spas, cuisine, textiles, religion, sports, schools or nature?
  6. Do you like to have activities planned sun up to sun down, or do you prefer some downtime?
  7. Do you have an interest in active travel (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.)?
  8. If you are of active disposition, do you consider 2 hours of hiking enough or do you like to go all day?
  9. On trips past, what were some of the activities or specific things that you most enjoyed?
  10. What type of accommodations do you generally prefer? Only five-star? Small, boutique properties? Nice, but not over the top?
  11. Do you have an approximate budget in mind for the trip?
  12. Are you celebrating a special occasion on this journey?
  13. Do you plan to use frequent flyer miles or reward points for international travel?
  14. Do you plan to book your own air or use our company's in-house air department?