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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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
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
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