Tibet cultural tours

“This adventure is not only excellent value for money but packs a cultural punch, immersing you in a land of monks, mountains and nomadic pilgrims.”


Kathmandu | Lhasa | Potala Palace | Bhakhor Bazaar | Ganden Monastery | Gyantse | Flight over Himalayas | Xigatse & Shalu Monastery | Xigar - Shakya Monastery | Rongbuk - Everest base camp | Milrepa Cave

Description of Tibet cultural tours

This fascinating two week cultural tour of Tibet takes travellers to many of the regionís most important monasteries that stand at high altitude overlooked by some of the tallest mountain peaks on the planet, including the indomitable form of Mount Everest.

A visit to Everest Base Camp by road provides further insight into the legendary tales that swirl around the mountain like Himalayan clouds with initial acclimatisation in Lhasa allowing travellers to get used to the altitude above 3650m.

Chances to meet pilgrims and monks making their way over mountain trails en-route to Buddhist monasteries and the seasonal palaces of the Dalai Lama conjure visions of life in Tibet untouched by the modern world with your final destination, Kathmandu, further adding to cultural enlightenment.

This two week small group tour is a must for anyone looking to become immersed within the mountains, culture and religion of Tibet on an easy going experience thatís also great value for money.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our top tip:
Take it slow on the first day or two to allow for proper acclimatisation and remember to hydrate!
Trip type:
tailor made, min age 16.
Activity level:
11 nights standard hotel, 2 nights guesthouse (shared facilities).
Welcome, surcharges apply for single rooms.
Accomm., tour leader, listed activities, entrance fees in Tibet, internal flights, transfers.
All breakfasts.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Our trekking company is wholly committed to responsible tourism. On our treks & tours, tourism helps improve the standard of living for the local people by generating income for the local community through purchasing of local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities.

As a tour operator, we are committed to responsible tourism as follows:

- By using local Tibetan guides and drivers.
- We encourage you to help preserve the environment by not littering and by taking all non disposable items back home with you.
- The tourism we support generates income for local communities. For example: By purchasing local products such as fresh fruits, handloom products, meat, drinks, and fresh vegetables and providing job opportunities etc.
- We give support to local schools by donating an amount of educational materials to children (to aid the condition of the school and it's students) and medical materials to the health posts. We also support Kvresthali Womens society by providing a certain percent of income from this trip to help adult literacy for women. A percentage also goes towards repairing Culvert Bridge and funding goat farming.
- Keeping a small group size of 04-08 people on this tour will help to minimize any negative impact it may have on environment.

18 Reviews of Tibet cultural tours

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019 by

The whole trip was superbly organised, Achut and is team did a first class job with nothing too much trouble Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Apr 2018 by

Our guide made sure that as well as the main sights, we also visited some more unusual things like the water powered incense factory. We were fortunate to be invited to visit our driver's home and share lunch with his family. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 May 2017 by

Spending my birthday at the Everest base camp. The weather was perfect, clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine. The Himalayas were stunning. The entire tour was amazing. The itinerary was great. This was a holiday full of magical moments and memories that I will keep for ever. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 May 2017 by

The highlight was hitting a one in ten weather window for a perfect Everest view...... Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2017 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was walking around Barkhor Square in Lhasa seeing people on pilgrimage from various regions of Tibet. The people were very friendly and even came to shake our hands and say hello. The holiday was absolutely fantastic. The Tibetan landscape is stunning and the monasteries and temples are fascinating. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Nov 2016 by

A lovely and fascinating holiday Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2016 by

An amazing experience. Everyone was great. The holiday provider in Nepal and the Tibet agency were both great, really keen to please. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2015 by

Outstanding guides. Excellent Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2014 by

A real adventure. The whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. The highlights for us were Lhasa Old Town, the Potala Palace and Mount Everest. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Aug 2014 by

It was my dream to travel to Tibet and I wasnít disappointed... Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2014 by

The holiday was excellent and we could not fault the service provided. The stunning beauty of Tibet and the Himalayas, and the warmth of the ethnic Tibetans, cannot be overstated. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2013 by

We had a great time. We were warmly welcomed by Kashev and Achut, who looked after us really well. Our Tibetan guide Tashi also took great care of us, and explained so much to us. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2013 by

It was an amazing experience ...despite the strict procedures go and visit Tibet - it is a beautiful country. The scenery is spectacular and the people are very friendly. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Sep 2013 by

It was amazing. Everything was organised very well and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Moreover, we've met fantastic people both in Nepal and Tibet, have seen amazing views, and have gotten to know really interesting culture. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2013 by

Driving through Eastern Tibet is surreal. Having a meal with our guide and driver was also really cool. They are very nice guys. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2012 by

The most exciting part of our Holiday was experiencing the beautiful Tibet and the many challenges Tibet is facing in the future...We absolutely loved how the trip was planned and can't recommend our tour operator highly enough! Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Nov 2011 by

The scenery whilst driving between places, especially between Shigatse and Everest Base Camp, and then the next day from Everest Base Camp to the Zhangmu, was absolutely astounding. Staying at Everest Base Camp and watching the colours of Everest turn golden is something I will never forget. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2011 by

Considering I had booked a long trip with many elements Ė the tour company pulled it all together and made it very easy - so overall I am very happy 10/10. Read full review

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