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!"
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