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Tours to Tibet from the U.S.

Tibet is one of the most mysterious and spectacular places to visit. Lying on the world’s highest plateau, it boasts magnificent landscapes and beautiful cities, perfect both for backpacking adventurers and city-dwelling travelers.

While far away from the United States, Tibet is still one of the most affordable places to visit and can fit any budget. So, if you want to experience something completely different and exciting, while saving a few pennies, Tibet is the best place for you.

Let’s take a look at everything Tibet has to offer.

Potala Palace in Tibet
Potala Palace in Tibet

Before You Start

As a foreigner traveling to Tibet, you’ll need to get a Tibet permit. Independent traveling is not allowed there, so you’ll want to find a Tibet travel agency, and arrange your journey through that.

It might seem like a lot of hard work to apply for permits and await approval, but it’s actually much easier than it sounds. When you book a tour with a Tibet travel agency, your tour operator will handle all permits, and can even handle your accommodation, food, tours, and your overall travel inside Tibet.

If you’re more of an outdoorsy type who’d like to hike mountains and trek through different trails, you should check with your tour operator about the best seasons for those activities.

Travel Options to Tibet

If you travel to Tibet from China, you can decide whether you’d like to travel on a domestic flight or a train.

The plane is your fastest and most comfortable option, however, if you want to enjoy the view, opt for the train. A train offers cost-effective transportation for travelers on a budget, and you’re sure to enjoy the entire experience.

During your train ride, you’ll be traveling on the highest railroad in the world, and you’ll get to see spectacular scenery.

Train to Tibet
Train to Tibet

Most Notable Places to See

Tibet’s friendly people are highly religious, and you’ll see devout Buddhists, Hindus, and the followers of the Bon religion, among others. The importance of religion will be seen in Tibet’s buildings, as you’ll come across countless beautiful monasteries.

One that you should definitely visit is the Samye Monastery. Samye monastery is considered to be one of the most important monasteries in the Himalayas, and having been founded in the 8th century, it’s Tibet’s first monastery.

Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, and no journey would be complete without a visit to the capital. It’s a large city that you’ll enjoy exploring. You’ll get to visit amazing restaurants that serve traditional Tibetan food, go sightseeing, and more.

The most iconic structure in Lhasa is the Potala Palace which dominates the skyline. The Old Town in Lhasa is home to the Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s holiest temple, which will take your breath away.

Mt. Everest & Mt. Kailash

The north base camp of Mt. Everest in Tibet offers a spectacular view. The overland journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is the most popular tour, and you won’t regret taking it.

Mount Kailash in Tibet
Mount Kailash in Tibet

Another amazing site is Mount Kailash, which is considered to be a highly spiritual place as it is a common destination for pilgrims.

Tibet is home to countless pristine lakes, amazing mountains, beautiful architecture, and more. It’s a perfect destination for any U.S. traveler. Book your tour from the U.S. today!

Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. ma*** from: 8 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp Group Tour

Hello!

We're two friends from Italy and we’re planning our summer vacation. We're thinking to get to Lhasa approximately on the 8th or 9th of August and to stay for a week. We would like to know which is your best (cheapest) offer (private or group tour) considering that we don’t have a big budget, with details about what’s included and what’s not.

Thank you so much!!!

Ma***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Ma***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I wonder whether you can come to Tibet on 5th Aug, as we have 8days group tour on this date, so I can provide you some discount for the tour. If you want the tour is cheaper, then better for you to join in a group tour, private tour cannot be cheap in Aug as it is the peak season, and everything in its highest cost. And our group size is from 4 to 14 people. Or if you insist the tour on 8th or 9th Aug we can collect people based on that too, but cannot guarantee it will be a group as at least 4 people. Looking forward to your idea about it. Best regards.

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