7 Days Tibet Discovery Tour

Tour Type: Join-in small group with fixed departure!

Experience the new Tibet railway, the world’s highest railway line, and it might arguably be the most beautiful and intriguing among those of comparative lengths. Let’s go and take the marvelous engineering of recent time to Tibet!

  • Breathtaking natural scenery along the way on a high plateau
  • Boat ride on alpine Qinghai Lake
  • Magnificent Potala Palace housing numerous treasures
  • Monks’ routine sutra debate at Sera Monastery


  • Our 1-to-1 expert China consultancy with unlimited itinerary changes
  • Booking of China internal flights, trains, and cruises, per your preferences
  • Your own China-Highlights-trained, versatile and knowledgeable tour guide
  • Your own chauffeured and comfortable vehicle, chosen for ample space
  • Hand-picking of hotels for your requirements
  • Hotel breakfasts arranged, and local restaurant lunches ordered, to suit you
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary, with queues avoided wherever possible
  • Our 24-7 helpline for while you are traveling

1. Tibet Travel Permit

You will need a Tibet Entry Permit. Its cost is included in the tour quotation. Send your passport and China visa copies to us 20 days in advance, and we will apply for your permit once you book a Tibetan tour with us.

In our experience, we can virtually guarantee to get your permit during times when Tibet is open to foreign travelers.

2. Altitude Sickness

Before your trip, ask your doctor for any suggestions in relation to altitude sickness and take some medicine with you, just in case. The most popular altitude medicine among foreigners is Acetazolamide/Diamox.

We recommend that during the first 2 days after arriving in Tibet, you should keep warm, avoid taking a bath, and refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol.

Drink plenty of water (more than 4 liters per day) before you go out and when you have reached a higher altitude, and eat lots of vegetables and carbohydrates. Slow down, even if you feel energetic. Moving slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness.

If you don’t feel well after entering Tibet, go and see a doctor as soon as possible. There are doctors in major hotels in Lhasa, and you can call your tour guide for help at any time. We offer a free oxygen bag in the car.


Our English-speaking guides are natives of Tibet with good knowledge of Tibetan culture, history, and Buddhism. They are trained to offer a Western standard of service.

4. Customizing the Tour — According to Your Needs

This tour is very flexible. You can alter the itinerary, extending or shortening it to suit your price, interests, and schedule.

    Day 1 - Xining Arrival

    Feel relaxed from beginning of the journey: your private tour guide, driver and car will meet you at the airport and transfer directly to your hotel for check-in and rest.

    Accommodation in Xining: Yierdun International Hotel (4-star)/Qinghai Hotel (5-star)

    Day 2 - Xining: Qinghai Lake

    Qinghai Lake is China’s largest inland salt water lake. Home to various bird species, it sits on the alpine prairie, boasting breathtaking natural scenery of blue sky and crystal water, especially in summer and autumn. To appreciate the vastness of the lake a short boat ride is arranged. Lunch is arranged in a charming local restaurant, a chance to taste some local cuisine away from the tourists.

    Accommodation in Xining: Yierdun International Hotel (4-star)/Qinghai Hotel (5-star)

    Qinghai Lake

    Day 3 - Overnight to Lhasa

    In the morning you can wonder round the Buddhist Taer Monastery to appreciate the architecture and arts in this area that always seems to buzz. After lunch in a Muslim restaurant you will board the overnight train on the world’s highest railway to Lhasa. The train leaves in late afternoon, so there is plenty of time to see the plains and scenery before the night falls.

    Accommodation: Soft sleeper on the overnight train

    Day 4 - Arrive to Lhasa

    Arrival to Lhasa is in the late afternoon, and you are taken directly to your hotel by our guide and driver, so you can rest and continue to get used to the high altitude.

    Accommodation in Lhasa: Lhasa Hotel (4-star)/Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa Hotel (5-star)

    Day 5 - Lhasa, Monasteries and Norbulingka Palace

    Sera Monastery, one of the three main monasteries of Lhasa, is where the monks hold their famous daily debates about Buddhist doctrines, it takes place at 15:00 every day (except Mondays). If you wish to observe, please tell our guides so they can take that into account when planning your trip. Norbulingka was the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. Drepung Monastery hosts the grand Shonton Festival in the early part of August every year. If you are visiting at this time be prepared for a lively crowd and wonderful experience! If you can arrange your trip during Shonton festival you’re in for an amazing experience.

    Accommodation in Lhasa: Lhasa Hotel (4-star)/Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa Hotel (5-star)

    Day 6 - Lhasa: Potala Palace

    Today offers you an unforgettable experience, the world famous Potala Palace, former winter home of the Dalai Lama. It is a vast, awe-inspiring maze of corridors and stairs.

    Accommodation in Lhasa: Lhasa Hotel (4-star)/Four Points By Sheraton Lhasa Hotel (5-star)

    Good to Know

    Health: You need to be in good health to climb up the long stairways. If you wish to have more time here, inform your guide and he can take that into account when planning the day. Don’t worry, just take your time. Photography: Our guides are locals and so can introduce you to the best spots to capture the best photos. The golden-roofed Jokhang Temple and the surrounding Barkhor Street, called “the window of Tibet”, are a wonderful place to observe pilgrims, wearing their local dress from many different parts of Tibet. Lunch of Tibetan and Nepalese food is served in a beautiful garden.

    Day 7 - Depart Lhasa

    Your guide and driver will take you to the airport and escort you safely through the check-in procedures and all the way to your gate, so you can rest assured your departure is smooth. We’re confident that his trip will be one you’ll never forget.

    Our specialists are always ready to help!


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