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$320 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tibet Tour Car Rental

This new unique service on Private Tibet Car rental is in high demand for those small group of family or friends to travel Tibet in a very flexible and relaxed way. Each day you can drive as far as 250 km, if there is extra driving distance, you just pay the extra cost per the price/km basis. And if there is extra day using car, just book the extra day car rental service as well. And the more people to book in, the more price value your group will get, and it is cheaper for each member of you. However this product is for maximum 6 pax travelers per licensed tour car with driver and sometimes the driver can be your guide as well, if your trip has overnight stay out of Lhasa, a separate Tibetan guide would be available at service. This car rental is highly recommended for those small group of travelers who want to have 1 night out of Lhasa and return to Lhasa the next day. The recommended destination will be Lake Namtso, Lake Yamdrok, Ganden Monastery, Tsetang Samye Monastery, and all authentic Tibetan villages 250 km away from Lhasa. There are many options.Recommended itinerary:1) Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa2) Day 1: Lhasa-Damxung County-Lake Namtso, Day 2: Namtso Lake-Lhasa3) Day 1: Lhasa-Tedrum Hot Spring-Tedrum Nunnery and Drigung Thil Monastery, Day 2: Tedrum-Ganden Monastery-Lhasa4) Day 1: Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Mindrolin Monastery-Yumbulagang Palace, night in Tsetang,Day 2: Tsetang-Samye Monastery-Chimpuk Hermitage-Lhasa5) Village and monastery day trip option: a) Tsurphu Monastery and village; b) Ganden Monastery and Tibetan village; c) Sangpu Village and Sangpu Monastery; d) Lindrob County and Village Tibetan experience and many other options.6) If your trip is to Kailash, or Shangri-la, Chengdu, the total rental fee with guide and permits will be reconfirmed separately with supplier.

$2255 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lhasa Private 10-Day Tibet Tour with Ganden to Samye Trek

This trip is designed for adventurous travelers who are willing to rough it while trekking through remote mountain passes and alpine valleys with the support of a local guide. During the four days of trekking, yaks carry your gear and your guide takes care of meals, leaving you free to concentrate on crossing the rugged wilderness on foot. While you camp near traditional nomadic settlements and meet local people, you'll gain insight into Tibetan nomadic life. Camping equipment is provided.Before your trek, spend three days in Lhasa to acclimatize to Tibet's high altitude. You'll tour the city's iconic monuments with your private guide, who provides detailed commentary about Tibet's culture, Buddhist treasures and natural wonders.You'll stay at 3- and 4-star hotels in Lhasa and Tsetang, and camp in tents during your trek. Breakfast is included every morning; other meals are on your own except during the trek, when simple meals are provided. Your guide can recommend where to eat lunch and dinner when it's not provided.

$1180 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 10-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including 4-Day Trek from Ganden to Samye

This trip is designed for adventurous travelers who are willing to rough it while trekking through remote mountain passes and alpine valleys with the support of a local guide. During the four days of trekking, yaks carry your gear and your guide takes care of meals, leaving you free to concentrate on crossing the rugged wilderness on foot. While you camp near traditional nomadic settlements and meet local people, you'll gain insight into Tibetan nomadic life. Camping equipment is provided.Before your trek, spend three days in Lhasa to acclimatize to Tibet's high altitude. You'll tour the city's iconic monuments with your private guide, who provides detailed commentary about Tibet's culture, Buddhist treasures and natural wonders.You'll stay at 3- and 4-star hotels in Lhasa and Tsetang, and camp in tents during your trek. Breakfast is included every morning; other meals are on your own except during the trek, when simple meals are provided. Your guide can recommend where to eat lunch and dinner when it's not provided.

$3700 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Pilgrimage Journey to Mount Kailash for the Saga Dawa Festival

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDUStop At: Tribhuvan International AirportArrival and pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. We drive straight to our guesthouse in Boudha and rest until dinner. After dinner there will be an introduction to the pilgrimage journey by your hosts and guidesDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse with peaceful atmosphere located just a few minutes walk from the Boudhanath Stupa Day 2: BOUDHA & PASHUPATINATHStop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionWe have a half day program after lunch, and venture out into Kathmandu, visiting the ancient, holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, followed by the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. We spend the afternoon getting ready for our next day departure to Lhasa.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse with peaceful atmosphere located at just a few minutes walk from the Boudhanath StupaDay 3: KATHMANDU - LHASAStop At: Drepung MonasteryWe arrive in Lhasa and go straight to the hotel where spend the afternoon resting before dinner. Lhasa is at an altitude of 3650 meters, so it is important to rest and acclimatize during our first few days.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel at LhasaDay 4: LHASAStop At: Drepung MonasteryDuring our stay in Lhasa we visit the Potala Palace, what used to be the residence of H.H the 14th Dalai Lama, followed by the spiritual heart of Lhasa, the Jorkhang temple.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Lhasa with all amenitiesDay 5: LHASAStop At: Drepung Monasterywe visit two of the greatest Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet, Drepung and Sera monasteries, located at the periphery of Lhasa.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel at Lhasa with all amenitiesDay 6: LHASA- SAMYEStop At: Samye MonasteryThe following day we venture out of Lhasa to the first ever founded monastery in Tibet, the “unchanging, spontaneously arisen” Samye from the 8th century that hold great importance for the origins of Tibetan Buddhism. On our journey to Samye we drive along the great Yarlung Tsangpo river (Brahmaputra river) and the many willow trees along the banks of the river. We spend the night in Tsetang, near the Yarlung Tsangpo river.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in nice hotel with all amenitiesDay 7: GYANTSEStop At: Drepung MonasteryWe leave Tsetang and travel Southwest toward Gyantse, our next stay on our way West toward Mount Kailash. This is a ride with beautiful sceneries along the way, and after we have climbed the first pass, we will come to one of the four holy lakes in Tibet, namely the Yamdrok Tso. The turquoise color of the lake is pristine. We spend the night in Gyantse.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in nice hotel with all amenitiesDay 8: SHIGATSEStop At: Tashilhunpo MonasteryAfter breakfast we travel through farm land from Gyantse to Shigatse on a shorter day’s journey, and spend the afternoon visiting and paying homage to Tashilungpo, residency of the Panchen Lamas. We spend the night in Shigatse.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in ice hotel with all amenitiesDay 9: SAGAStop At: Tashilhunpo MonasteryFrom Shigatse and morning kora around Tashilungpo, the most important monastery in Shigatse, we travel onto Saga, the last stop before we reach the holy lake of Manesarovar and Mount KailashDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel with basic amenitiesDay 10: CHIU GOMPAStop At: Mount Kailash, Burang County, TibetWe arrive at Chiu Gompa and Lake Manesarovar, and for the first time on our journey we are able to glance upon the majestic Mount Kailash. We camp at the lakeside in tents.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel with basic amenitiesDay 11: DARCHEN & KORA STARTSStop At: Mount Kailash, Burang County, TibetWe travel from Lake Manesarovar onto Darchen, the gateway to where the kora around Mount Kailash starts. We spend the night in Darchen.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in nice hotel with basic amenitiesDay 12: KORA AROUND KAILASHStop At: Mount Kailash, Burang County, TibetWe start the kora, and for the coming three coming days we circumambulate the holy mountain. The mountain itself is 6,700 meters high, and the highest point we reach on the kora, Drolma-la pass is be 5,630 meters. Duration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel with basic amenitiesDay 13: KORA AROUND KAILASHStop At: Mount Kailash, Burang County, TibetWe circumambulate the holy mountainDuration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in hotel with basic amenitiesDay 14: KORA AROUND KAILASHStop At: Mount Kailash, Burang County, TibetWe complete the kora late morning, and travel back to Saga.Duration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in nice hotel with basic amenitiesDay 15: KYIRONG BORDERStop At: Rasuwa Ghadhiwe make our journey South to Kyirong – the new border crossing between Tibet and Nepal. Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in nice hotel with basic amenitiesDay 16: KATHMANDUStop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionWe make our return to Kathmandu. We spend the last night of our pilgrimage journey together in Kathmandu.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in nice hotel located just a few minutes walk with peaceful atmosphere and all basic amenities