Tibet tour, Lhasa and Lake Namtso

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10 Days
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Small group
Group size
2-12
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Price inclusion: Tibet travel permits, Entrance Fees, English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide, 3-star hotel, Transfers, Insurance, airport pick-up and drop-off.
Price exclusion: meals, tips to tour guide and driver, single room supplement.
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US $1190ToUS $1270 excluding flights
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Price inclusion: Tibet travel permits, Entrance Fees, English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide, 3-star hotel, Transfers, Insurance, airport pick-up and drop-off.
Price exclusion: meals, tips to tour guide and driver, single room supplement.
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Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing beautiful stunning Mount Everest and The Potala Palace. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2018 by

It was great - our flight to Tibet was cancelled and we arrived two days late, and the company were very good about moving around our trip so we could still do all of it. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2018 by

I had a great time with a small group I kept in touch with. Views were amazing and local humanity inspiring. Hurry up to go before it is too late. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2017 by

The visit to Everest Base Camp was the best highlight. It was truly excellent. I had been to Lhasa before but this trip to was magnificent. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We, being a responsible tour operator in Lhasa, understand how important the coexistence between Tibet tourism and the protection of its natural environment is and always puts environmental protection at a foremost place, doing its utmost to leave no garbage or any pollution to the scenic sites.

Considered to be one of the most important ecological zones, Tibet features abundant resources of glaciers and lakes globally, and many world-renowned rivers originate from it as well. As there are no rubbish and sewage disposal facilities in many isolated regions of Tibet, the fragile natural environment needs to be taken with great care. If travelers carelessly leave pollutants in the wild, the damage to the unspoiled environment would be catastrophic and irreversible.

In Mount Everest National Natural Reserve, live thousands of kinds of plants, varieties of wild animals, and most of them are precious and rare, such as snow leopard, redwood. We work with a strict “pollution-free travel” and all the plastic rubbish and other pollutants that can't decompose naturally will be packed and carried by yaks to the highway and later get transferred back to cities by tour bus for disposal. We make sure no organic rubbish will be left around tourist sites, and things like human waste and food remnant of meal are expected to be buried deep there.

In this tour, we will stay in 4-star hotel for four nights in Lhasa, one night in Shigatse and one night in Tingri. In the Everest Base Camp, we will stay one night in the sleeping tent, usually 6 to 8 persons in a room. Thick sleeping bag, cotton quilt and the stove with sheep manure as fuel are equipped in each tent. All hotels and tents are opened by local Tibetans. In hotel, meals are not included, and clients can support locals by trying some authentic cuisine.

People

All our tour guides and drivers hired are pure local Tibetans and we provides them with salary, tour allowance, insurance, travel rewards, and opportunities for in-service training and offer necessary help when their family members become sick. Owing to the apparent seasonal change of Tibet travel, so far Tibet Vista has offered 9 months' work to around 40 Tibetan staffs from April to January next year, representing 30 percent higher working months than average in the field.

We have been working to train local Tibetans to work in the field of tourism and helping them to master the professional skills to achieve stable and long-term profits and an improved standards of living. Each year from Nov. to March, we offer much training to all the staffs (such as driver, tour guide, employees of hotels) involved in travel service, including tourism management, service skills, treatment of unexpected injuries, first aid to altitude sickness, etc.

We give every tourist a guide on how to be a responsible traveler, an initiative created by Tibetan Village Project and Chris Jones for the Tibet Ecotourism Project: an ongoing educational initiative through Columbia University, NYC. This initiative lists basic rules and highlights the social responsibility one has to fulfill so as to be a responsible traveler. Before beginning of tourists' journey, the initiative has been sent to their E-mails and the relevant information has also been posted on our website. In the whole, our Tibetan tour guide will escort clients to every tourist sites and introduce their history and culture. Especially, on Day 1, our Tibetan tour guide will pick up clients from airport or train station, or meet our clients in their hotel, and introduce the tour detail; or on the bus on Day 2, the tour guide will do this. In the monasteries, tour guide will escorts clients walk clockwise from left to right, and some anticlockwise.

We encourage guests to buy locally, to eat in local restaurants and buy handicrafts that are authentic and locally made. On Day 2, when we walk around the Barkhor street where there are many small shops, cheap restaurants on both sides, selling all kinds of hand-made souvenirs, such as: Buddhist Thangkas, prayer Flags, prayer wheels and more. All stores are opened by local Tibetans in the Barkhor street.

Tibetans are generally very easy going and may not make it clear if you are behaving inappropriately. Here are a number of things you can easily avoid to ensure your presence is respectful and your interaction with locals will have a positive long-term impact however we let guests know that it is not advisable to buy products made from endangered wildlife or endangered plants; intrude on local people's homes, tents, land or private activities (such as sky burials); swim in holy lakes, sit on holy objects such as mani stones, or walk on or step over prayer flags or create dependency on hand-outs.

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