10 Top Western China Tours
Western China consists of Tibet, Gansu, Xinjiang, Yunnan, and Guizhou, offering diverse landscapes and exotic cultures.
Dominated by sunken basins, rolling plateaus, rainbow-colored mountains, and the highest Himalayan plateaus, remote Western China – with a pure blue sky – is paradise for those who love photography and discovering routes off the beaten path.
With the lowest population density in China, Western China still manages to have 44 ethnic minorities. It's a region that's unlike the rest of China. It's also a good place for curious world wanderers to experience a variety of cultures and lifestyles.
Best Western China Tours
We've selected 10 tours for you to discover the best places in Western China, covering the holy sites in Tibet, the ancient Silk Road, the colorful Yunnan, and the mysterious Guizhou. These are provided as inspiration and a possible framework for your own tailor-made China tour. Tell us what you would like. Our dedicated one-to-one experts will customize any itinerary to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.
8-day Lhasa-Shigatse-Mt. Everest Tour
5-day Lhasa and Lake Yamdrok Tour
7-day Xining-Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok Tour
11-Day Tour from Xian to Kashgar
9-Day Lanzhou- Xiahe- Zhangye- Dunhuang- Turpan- Urumqi Tour
7-Day Urumqi-Turpan-Kashgar Tour
8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Highlights Tour
6-Day Kunming- Jianshui- Yuanyang Tour
6-Day Guiyang-Kaili-Congjiang-Liping Tour
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