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8-Day Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Bome Tour

Written by LancyUpdated Apr. 8, 2024

Experience the Mysteries and Vitality of Tibet

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.

Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Bome Tour Map

Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Bome Tour Map

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.

Potala Palace
Tibetan people visiting Potala 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.

people holding the prayer wheel
windows with flowers of a nunnery

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.

monks in Sera Monastery
debates between monks with red dress

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.

Nnamjagbarwa Mountain
snow peaks

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.

blue Ranwu Lake

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.

blue Ranwu Lake

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.

Tibetan houses in the pink peach flowers
Tibetan snacks

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Tour Map

Lhasa Nyingchi Bome Tour Map

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Lhasa | Lhasa Arrival

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.

DAY 2 Lhasa | Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street

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.

DAY 3 Lhasa | Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

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".

DAY 4 Lhasa to Nyingchi | Basomtso Lake and Gala Village

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.

DAY 5 Nyingchi to Bome | Lulang Forest and Villages

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.

DAY 6 Bome to Nyingchi | Spruce Forest and Mt. Nnamjagbarwa

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.

DAY 7 Nyingchi Departure

Nyingchi Airport transfer

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

lhasa shangri-la hotel
the hotel room

the hotel room
FromCNY11,120/USD1769p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • 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

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