Experience the Mysteries and Vitality of Tibet
8-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, snow-capped mountains, and great glaciers 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 8-day Lhasa, Nyingchi, and Bome tour is the best choice for you to experience the mysteries and vitality of Tibet. (xz-26)
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.
Have a Moderate Hike to See the Biggest Glacier in Tibet
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!"
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.Thank you to China Highlights and their local partners, in particular our fabulous guide Tenzin for organizing and executing a most wonderful trip! 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 from Bome to Rawok Lake . The bright and peaceful lake reflects the snow-capped mountains around it if it is not too windy — a heavenly picture. At the end of the lake, you will explore one of the three largest glaciers in the world and the biggest glacier in Tibet, Laigu Glacier . Have a moderate hike to enjoy the amazing shapes of the ice. The blue ice will impress you a lot if it is sunny.
Find local hospitality in a local Tibet family's house in Laigu village. Enjoy some homemade Tibetan snacks and a friendly conversation.
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.
Nyingchi Airport transfer
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.