Experience the Mysteries and Vitality of Tibet
7-Day Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Bome Tour
For travelers who would like to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Tibet and discover its natural beauty, taking an adventure to the west after visiting Lhasa for the desert-like plateau landscape and the roof of the world is not the only option. Eastern Tibet with its beautiful lakes, vast forests, and snow-capped mountains could overturn your imaginings about Tibet.
If you would like to mix cultural experiences and nature discovery without long trudges and basic accommodations on your Tibet tour, this 7-day Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Bome tour is the best choice for you to experience the mysteries and vitality of Tibet.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Pilgrimage to the Palace That's 'Closest to Heaven'
Immerse yourself in the exquisite chambers on the Potala Palace. Discover the secrets of building this amazing palace.
Walk a Local Tibetan Kora (Religious Circuit) on Barkhor Street
Have a city walk to experience the lifestyle and the spiritual world of local Tibetans. And then try a cup of butter tea in a nunnery that is less visited by ordinary tourists.
Watch the Exciting Debates between Monks at Sera Monastery
Catch a unique study activity of the Tibetan monks with a timely visit. This is unlikely to be seen in other monasteries.
Witness the Most Beautiful Snow Mountain in China
Stop at a platform for a magnificent view of Nnamjagbarwa Mountain. Its main peak is more than 7,700 meters (25,000 ft) above sea level. Hang a prayer flag and make a wish toward the holy mountain if you like.
Walk in a Fairyland of White and Pink (for tours in April)
Discover eastern Tibet, which might be totally different to your impressions of western Tibet. Snowy mountains and peach blossoms present a deceptively tender and soft Tibet in spring.
Have a Moderate Hike to See the Biggest Glacier in Tibet (for tours in winter)
Explore a holy lake, which is usually overlooked by travelers driving along Tibet’s most beautiful highway. Marvel at blue ice on the third largest glacier in the world.
Taste Tibetan Snacks in a Local Family's House
Visit a local Tibetan family's house to experience the Tibetan lifestyle on a plateau pasture. Enjoy some homemade Tibetan snacks and a friendly conversation.
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Tibet - culture and nature
This time I decided to go on a small group trip to Tibet. All formalities were completed in due time, and the proposed route met my expectations. Immersing yourself in the Tibetan culture with local guide Phurbu was a real pleasure. The views of Mount Everest and Tibetan nature were breathtaking.more
May 2023, Joanna i Piotr Kuzebscy
No matter where we wish do go…
No matter where we wish do go, my lovley Alisa from China Global Highlights helps every type of travel. Not only find the trip that’s right for us, but also gets the best value every time. I appriciate so much your pofessional service. Looking forward our next trip to Tibet.more
Apr 2023, Lina
Lhasa Tibet Adventure
Coco helped us plan our ideal trip to recent trip Tibet. She was informative, patient, and helped us tailor the trip to our own needs. She made excellent suggestions and supported us with the permits, travel itinerary, and even flights. She is an incredible asset to the China Highlights Team! Our local guide Tenzin was also excellent and flexible with us each day. I was hit with some altitude sickness and Tenzin helped me get oxygen and medicine needed. He worked with us each day to help us eat local foods and recommended ideal times to visit sites to minimize wait times. We were able to see everything on our list and eat excellent food. Thank you Coco and Tenzin!more
Oct 2021, Samantha Jane
Spiritual connection brought me back to Potala
Potala Palace mesmerizes me with its charm since 1997 when I first laid eyes on a photograph hung onto a wall at a monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. From then on, I dreamt of visiting this place before I leave this world. The only thing that held me back choosing from my other favorite travel destinations that I travelled to in the past, is the fear of high altitude sickness and breathing difficulty. Once I step foot onto it, I felt a spiritual connection to this place. I climbed up to the top at the peak without any issue and gazed at Lhasa city from the top. It was a rare and wonderful experience.more
Jul 2020, paulinelyepohlinl
Lhasa - what a special place
Lhasa welcomed us with sunshine, but Sonem with an even brighter smile. It was a great pleasure to have him as guide - an exceedingly kind person. With his profound knowledge and experience, he gave us deep insights in the daily life of a Tibetan. The highlight of our stay was, of course, the visit of the Potala Palace, but we also wouldn’t have missed the discussion of the monks or the Yoghurt Festival. Thank you, Sonem, for the perfect organization.more
Sep 2019, S-T-Travelling
Top of the World!
From our welcome at the airport with the traditional Tibetan scarves to our departure 3 days later, out time in Lhasa was nothing short of fabulous! Our guide, Tenzin was exceptionally energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure our time was spent experiencing the many wonderful sites as well as learning about the history and culture of this exciting place. Potala palace is magnificent inside and out. Be sure to return to the nightly fountain show... the icing on the cake! The monasteries were very interesting and the location of many is breathtaking. We enjoyed Barkhor Street, especially at night when the lights create a serene atmosphere, a great contrast to the hustle and bustle during daylight. Outside the city, the drive to Yomdrok Lake is beautiful and the lake itself amazing. Stopping along the way to see the prayer flags flying in the wind left no doubt that you are in a special place. Thank you to China Highlights and their local partners, in particular our fabulous guide Tenzin for organizing and executing a most wonderful trip!more
Aug 2019, anaI39VU
Great time with the Best Guide Norbu
I can’t say enough good things about China Highlights as they organized everything for us - the visa, guide and itinerary. When I asked for changes to make sure we saw the debates (none on sundays) they made the change. When my daughter was suffering from altitude sickness itinerary was adjusted to give her more time to recover. We had a fantastic guide - Norbu. His background was as interesting as Lhasa. While all of the guides we have had so far have had good English command, some are harder to understand than others making it hard work at times. Norbu’s English is embarrassingly good (as I have no capability in any other languages and am dependent on others learning English). He was very kind to my daughter while she was struggling. I highly recommend you ask for him as he will add to the enjoyment of your tripmore
Jul 2019, 913WorldTraveler
LHASA - TIBET WITH KELSANG FROM CHINA HIGHLIGHTS
KELSANG was our Guide Tour in LHASA - TIBET. His English was great and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Since he picked us up from the airport till we left LHASA, KELSANG had always a smile, showed us his heart and soul and accommodate all our needs. We had a great time with KELSANG! All places mentioned above are unique and very special! Our experience in Tibet was stunning and we will not forget it for the rest of our lives! We will highly recommend KELSANG as your local guide tour in TIBET and ask for ALISA when contacting China Highlights as she will organize your tours as no one else will! Believe me!more
Jun 2019, Fabian D
china highlights is well organized(Tibet and Beijing)
I could say so many wonderful things about China Highlights; they have great qualified, knowledgeable guides and drivers, they understand the flight in and out and work around it beautifully, the prices are good, and the correspondence is top notch. Bit tops I would say, is they are efficient and organized. It can be a little worrisome planning a trip to the other side of the world. My agent through the whole process was Coco and she couldn't have done better. She answered every question, before and during the trip.more
May 2019, Tim S
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Welcome to the 'Sun City', Lhasa. Your private guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your downtown hotel. Relax for the rest of the day to get used to the altitude.
Visit Tibet's most famous landmark — the Potala Palace — in the morning. Enter the palace and see exquisite murals, decorated statues, and antiques. Follow the local people walking around the palace and feel their piety.
Watch religious pilgrims prostrating themselves at the front gate of Jokhang Templeand stroll around Barkhor Street .
Explore Ani Tsankhung Nunnery — a quiet but active convent, where females study Buddhism. Have a chat with the nuns and enjoy a cup of butter tea.
Start your tour at Norbulingka. There you can appreciate the beautiful gardens and see local people going about their daily lives. A Tibetan opera might be showing.
Explore history-filled Drepung Monastery , the first and largest monastery in Tibet, which dates back to 1416. It housed Dalai Lamas before the Potala Palace.
In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery , comprising a great sutra-chanting hall, a college, and 32 dormitories. Watch the monks' debate and enjoy their special “dance”.
Drive from Lhasa to Nyingtri. Enjoy amazing scenery along the highway. Stop at Basomtso — a green lake surrounded by pine trees that is quite different from the austere holy lakes in the west of Tibet.
Explore Lulang Forest and enjoy the forest, grassland, wild flowers, wondering cattle and sheep, Tibetan houses, and the snowy mountains create a picture of paradise.
Dance with local Tibetans around a bonfire in the evening.
Drive back to Nyingchi from Bome. Explore the forest near Gangxiang village , which is one of the ten most beautiful primeval forests in China.
Stop at a platform for a magnificent view of Nnamjagbarwa Mountain . Its main peak is more than 7,700 meters (25,000 ft) above sea level. Hang a prayer flag and make a wish toward the holy mountain if you like.
Note:If you come in winter (late december to early February), and are interested to see a beautiful glacier, it is recommended to stay one more night in Bome and have day tour to visit Ranwu Lake, Laigu villlage and witness the amazing Laigu glacier.
Nyingchi Airport transfer
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Tibet permit
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: xz-26
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