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TIBET TOURS

A Tibet tour is truly a once in a lifetime experience as we take you to the roof of the world, perched high in the Himalayan Mountains and stretching out across the Tibetan Plateau - famous for its stunning landscapes, historic architecture and unique Tibetan culture - leaving you with the ultimate Tibetan travel experience.

When you visit Tibet, you can expect to witness some of the highest mountains in the world - including a share of Mount Everest, and a long and deeply rooted Buddhist culture - this beautiful but harsh country makes an interesting and challenging destination to visit.

A Tibet tour has a long list of ancient and fascinating places to visit. You will spend your time visiting monasteries, temples, ancient villages, crystal-clear lakes while enjoying endless mountain views.

The capital city Lhasa, which means "Holy Land" is the heart of the country and offers plenty to see and do, including a trip to the spectacular Potala Palace, walking tours along Barkhor Street, and a visit to Drepung Monastery - one of the largest monasteries on the planet.

Excursions out of Lhasa include a visit to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet and beautifully ornate Tashilhunpo Monastery.

When you book a Tibet tour with Encounters Travel, you will experience gorgeous lakes nestled in hidden valleys, high altitude passes that connect the many winding river valleys, dotted traditional villages and ornate monasteries all of which makes a perfect place to stop and mingle with the friendly locals.

Our Tibet tour itineraries offer activities for every type of traveller - such as trekking, rafting and mountain biking.

Treks to Everest Base camp are popular and a visit to the famous Rongbuk monastery is a highlight of the tour.

With a large number of world-class rafting rivers, Tibet has plenty of challenging river trips available, and mountain biking is also a popular activity to try.

Don't hesitate to contact us for any additional information about our Tibet tours, Tibet permit, or if you're considering a tailor-made tour.

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Time: GMT+8
Dial Code: +86
Area: 1,221,600 km2
Elevation: Highest point in Tibet is Mount Everest which is 8848m above sea level. The lowest region in Tibet is Nyingchi which at 3100m.
Population: 3,180,000
Capital: Lhasa
Governemnt: Central Tibetan Administration
Language: Standard Tibetan

Tibet is home to some of the friendliest people in the world, breathtaking landscapes dominated by the sky-soaring Himalayas and fascinating Tibetan Buddhist heritage.

Tibet can be described as a mysterious and strange land at the end of the earth, and although travelling to Tibet can be quite popular for those who are keen on an unknown adventure.

The country of Tibet is a deeply religious land with an ancient culture that is still preserved today.

Visiting the sacred places where the Tibetan people worship is inspiring. It is an experience that remains with those fortunate enough to visit this beautiful country for many years.

Centuries of isolation have lent the kingdom of Tibet a deep sense of spirituality and mysticism.

What makes Tibet even more unique is the fact that the religious and secular life are the same thing here.

On a Tibet tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in incense and the murmuring of the faithful in endless temples and monasteries and experience giddy Everest views.

Expect to cross high-altitude passes, twist through towering peaks past plodding yaks, and discover contemporary Tibetan life – a mix of pilgrims and pop music, monks and mobile phones.

Highlights

  • Tibet is home to the Himalayas, the world’s tallest mountain range and Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.
  • Tibet has many beautiful monasteries, such as the Potala Palace, the Tashilhunpo Monastery and the Jokhang Temple.
  • The hospitality in Tibet is a major highlight, Tibetan people are known to be friendly, humble, and generous.
  • The Tibetan plateau is relatively untouched from modern society, due to its high elevation, making it difficult to reach.

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  • The best time to visit Tibet is during May to October. This is when the weather is more favourable and the oxygen levels are higher.
  • Since Tibet is one part of China, Tibetans use the same official currency as all the other cities in China – CNY/RMB (Renminbi).
  • Taking photos of Buddha statues is not allowed in the majority of Tibetan monasteries.
  • Smoking is not allowed when visiting monasteries. Dress properly, not in shorts or sunglasses.

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