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Asia Odyssey Travel is the parent company of Tibet Odyssey Travel, a locally-based agency in Tibet with our own team for over 10 years. We are the largest Tibet travel agency, offering the best services, experiences, and prices in the attractive region.

Tibet, known as the Roof of the World, has always been a dream destination for millions of travelers. With its breathtaking landscapes, unique Tibetan culture, and spiritual atmosphere, a Private Tibet Tour offers a more personalized, flexible, and authentic travel experience. By choosing a private and guided Tibet tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore this unique region at your own pace, with personalized attention from knowledgeable local guides. Whether you want to visit iconic sites like the Potala Palace or head further to Mount Everest Base Camp, we offer customized private tours to Tibet that cater to your preferences and interests. Our team is dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences, no matter where you want to go and when you want to visit. Tell us your travel plan!

Best Destinations to Visit in Tibet 2023:

Lhasa: It is the capital of Tibet and home to many iconic sights, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Mount Everest (EBC): It is the world’s highest mountain and a must-visited destination in Tibet. Make a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp for stunning views and the surrounding Himalayan landscape.
Mount Kailash: Mount Kailash is one of the most sacred mountains in Tibet. A 3-day trek around the mountain is a spiritual journey for many travelers and pilgrims.
Shigatse: Tour to the second-largest city in Tibet. Shigatse is home to Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, etc.

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6 Best Tibet Private Tours

Our carefully-selected private Tibet tours offer a memorable journey to Lhasa and beyond. You can choose to extend your trip to Namtso Lake or embark on an in-depth exploration of Mount Everest, passing by the stunning Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, and Shigatse. For those looking for a longer and more adventurous journey, we offer trips to Saga, Darchen, Mount Kailash, and the Ancient Guge Kingdom. Our knowledgeable local guides will provide you with unique insights into the region's culture, history, and natural beauty, ensuring an unforgettable trip tailored to your individual preferences and desires. Whether you have a short or long trip in Tibet, we can customize your tour to suit your needs and create a truly personalized travel experience.
Tibet Tour to Mount Everest
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa
It is just ONE LIFE. How about making a life-time trip to the Roof of the World to explore the holy palaces, Buddhist temples and sacred mountains? The most classic itinerary is the 8-day Lhasa to E...
Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
Are you under the impression that Lhasa (the Sunlight City as well as the capital of Tibet) is solely comprised of temples and monasteries? Our exclusive 5-day private tour of Lhasa is designed to s...
Tashihunpo Monastery, Shigatse, Tibet
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Lhasa
This 6-day Tibet Private Tour is a good way to explore the highlights between Lhasa and Shigatse, giving you a close look at the wonders of Western Tibet. It is ideal for those who are unable to vis...
Mount Kailash in Tibet
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Karola Glacier - Shigatse - EBC - Saga - Darchen - Mount Kailash - Zanda - Da
Tibet is a land of mystery and intrigue, offering a unique and unforgettable experience that is worth your time and penny. If you have about 2 weeks, you could covers all the must-see highlights and...
EBC, Tibet
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Old Tingri - Gyirong Port (China-Nepal Border)
How many days will it take from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal? Our 7-day Classic Tibet Nepal Overland Tour via Gyirong Port with a visit to Everest Base Camp (EBC) is specially design for those who wish...
Namtso Lake, Tibet
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (EBC) - Shigatse - Lhasa - Namtso Lake
How many days will it take for a Panorama Tibet Tour? It will take 9 days to complete the Panorama Tibet Tour, which includes visits to the top three cities of Tibet (Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse) and h...

Tibet Trekking Tours with Private Service

If you're looking for a unique way to explore Tibet, taking trekking adventure will be great. Trekking in Tibet offers the opportunity to explore its breathtaking natural wonders up close. The Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Tibet, taking you to the base of the world's highest peak and offering stunning views of the Himalayan range. Other popular trekking routes include the Ganden to Samye Trek and the Tsurphu to Yangpachen Trek. You can experience the region in a truly unique way, exploring hidden corners and remote Tibetan villages that are otherwise difficult to access. So go ahead and find the beauty of Tibet in your own way on your feet! View All Tibet Trekking Tours 2023 >>
Lhasa - Tsurphu Monastery - Yangpachen - Namtso - Lhasa
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Old Tingri - Trekking to EBC - Sakya - Lhasa

4 Most Recommended Tibet Nepal Tours

Link your Tibet trip with Nepal! Our Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour takes you on a journey from the mystical capital of Tibet to the vibrant city of Kathmandu, allowing you to experience the unique culture and natural beauty of both destinations. Travel through stunning landscapes, Mount Everest Base Camp and exit from Gyirong Border. Also, you can travel from Nepal to Lhasa with the same stunning experience.
Mount Everest, Tibet
Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - Old Tingri - Trekking to EBC - Gyirong Port
Is it possible to do a trip from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal? Our 11-day Tibet Nepal Overland Tour via Gyirong with Old Tingri to EBC Trek is specially design for those who love trekking and wish to v...
Mount Kailash, Tibet
 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Saga - Darchen - Mount Kailash - Darchen - Saga -
Would you like to take a panoramic Tibet Adventure Tour and overland from Tibet to Nepal directly? Our 13-day Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour includes the must-visit highlights in the top three cities of Ti...
Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Gyirong Border - Mt. Everest EBC - Tingri - Shigatse - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
Traveling from Kathmandu in Nepal to Tibet is one of the most popular way to visit this mysterious holy land. Covering a distance of approximately 160 kilometers, the route leads up to the Gyirong B...
Boudhanath, Nepal
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Gyirong Border - Mt. Everest EBC - Tingri - Shigatse - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
The 11-day Nepal Tibet Overland Tour is a popular itinerary that covers the cultural and natural highlights of Nepal and Tibet. This classic tour takes you on a journey to the most spectacular desti...

Private China Tibet Tour Packages

Most travelers would like to put Tibet tour into a long China tour. It is very popular to start your China Tibet tours from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian or Xining. We offer a range of China Tibet tours ranging from 6 to 17 days, allowing you to select the tour that best fits your interests and preferences. Pick your favorite now!
China Tour to Tibet
Shanghai - Guilin - Chengdu - Lhasa - Xian - Beijing
15 Days
On this 15 days China Panorama Tour, you will travel through China with the top 6 tourist cities which are Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa, Xian, and Beijing. This across China trip includes China...
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China Tour to Tibet
Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai
17 Days
China is a vast country which many diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. In 17 days, you can discover many different parts of China - all highlights in one trip. Start in Beijing and end in Shan...
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Tashilumpo Monastery, Tibet
Shanghai - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Lhasa - Xian - Beijing
In-depth Exploration
13 Days
This 13 days Shanghai Tibet Xian Beijing Discover China Tour will include the must-visit Golden Triangle and world-famous EBC tour in Holy Tibet. It is a must-do journey for Tibetan culture lovers, ...
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China Tour to Lhasa
Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Shanghai
Iconic Essentials
12 Days
How about combining a classic China tour to witness China’s past, present and future with unique exploration to “place of the gods” - Lhasa, the traditional, political and spiritual center of Tib...
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China Tour to Lhasa Sera Monastery
Beijing - Xian - Lhasa - Chengdu - Shanghai
In-depth Exploration
14 Days
How to spend a two-week vacation to China? We bet you want to explore some of the amazing destinations and do something unique, right? It is just ONE LIFE. Seize the chance and do something worthwhi...
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Tour with Asia Odyssey Travel to Mount Everest in Tibet
Chengdu - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest
10 Days
Tibet remains an almost mythical destination to many people. It has a magic attractive force for travelers for hundreds of years. Why do so many people want to go there? For many visitors, the highl...
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Tibet Private Tours Planning & Useful Articles

Planning a private Tibet tour can be a complex process, with many factors to consider. As a foreign visitor, you are required to travel with a registered travel agency and obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit, or Tibet Military Permit before visit Tibet, which can add to the complexity of planning your trip. To make things easier, we offer a wealth of travel information to help you plan your Tibet tours. Check out our latest and useful articles on topics such as How to Obtain a Tibet Travel Permit, Top Attractions to See, Best Things to Do, how to get to Lhasa, and the Best Time to Visit Lhasa/Tibet. Start planning your private Tibet trips today and discover the unique culture and natural beauty of this charming land.

Tibet Private Tours FAQs - Plan Your Tibet Private Tours Worry-Free
  • 1. What are some of the most popular attractions in Lhasa?

    Lhasa is home to many world-famous iconic attractions, each offering a unique insight into the region's rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Here are some of the most popular attractions in Lhasa:

  • 2. How to get to Lhasa? By air or by train, which one is better?

    There are usually two ways to get to Lhasa , depending on your starting point and travel preferences.

    (1) By Air: You can fly to Lhasa Gonggar Airport from major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guangzhou, as well as from some international destinations such as Kathmandu, Nepal. The airport is located about 62 kilometers (38.5 miles) from Lhasa and can be reached by taxi or bus.

    (2) by train The Qinghai-Tibet Railway connects Lhasa with several major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, and Xining. The train journey is a popular way to reach Lhasa as it offers stunning views of the Tibetan plateau and the Himalayan mountain range. However, the journey can take several days, so it's important to plan accordingly.

    Once you arrive in Lhasa, our team at Asia Odyssey Travel will be there to greet you with English-speaking guides and experienced drivers. We'll escort you from the airport or train station to your hotels in Lhasa.

  • 3. How many days required to visit Mount Kailash?

    For most travelers, the journey to Mount Kailash begins in Lhasa and ends in Lhasa, with a typical tour taking around 15 days to complete. Along the way, travelers can enjoy stops at various points of interest, such as Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, and Mount Everest, before embarking on the physically demanding Kora trek around Mount Kailash, which usually takes around three days to complete.

    However, there are also other tour options available for visiting Mount Kailash, such as starting in Lhasa and exiting Tibet from the Gyirong Border to Nepal, or entering Tibet from Nepal and ending the tour in Lhasa, with visits to Mount Kailash and Mount Everest along the way.

    No matter which option you choose, the duration of your Mount Kailash trip can be fully customized to meet your individual preferences and requirements. 

  • 4. When is the best time to do Tibet Trekking Tour?

    The best seasons to trek to Tibet are April, May, June, September, and October, as they have better weather with less rain and minimal impact from clouds and fog. It is best to avoid the rainy season in Tibet, which runs from the end of June to the end of August.

  • 5. How many days do you need to visit Tibet Everest Base Camp?

    For a classic exploration from Lhasa to Mount Everest Base Camp, it is highly recommended to take our 8 Days Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Mount Everest - Lhasa tour.

    Besides, if you plan to trek to the base camp, you will need to allow at least a few days for acclimatization before starting the trek. The trekking can take 4-5 days, depending on your pace and the route you take.

    If you plan to visit other attractions in Tibet, such as Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Shigatse, or Mount Kailash, you will need to allow additional time, which may take around 8 to 15 days. The number of days required to visit Tibet Mount Everest depends on the route you take and the activities you plan to do. Please remember, all the tours can be customized to suit your preferences and needs.

  • 6. Should I worry about altitude sickness when travelling in Tibet?

    The average elevation of the region is over 4,000 meters and altitude sickness is a common concern for travelers visiting Tibet. Not everybody will suffer from altitude sickness when traveling in Tibet and most visitors will be in good condition when they arrive.

    The symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. It is important to allow time to acclimate to the high altitude and to take precautions to prevent altitude sickness. Travelers should drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and eat light meals that are high in carbohydrates. It is also recommended to take it easy for the first few days, avoiding strenuous activities and allowing time to adjust to the new altitude when arrive in Lhasa. Some travelers may also benefit from taking medication to prevent or treat altitude sickness.

    If symptoms of altitude sickness persist or worsen, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Many hotels and travel agencies in Tibet have oxygen supplies on hand to help alleviate the symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to consult with a doctor before traveling to Tibet, especially if you have a history of heart or lung problems, high blood pressure, or other medical conditions that may be affected by high altitude.

  • 7. How to get to Tibet from Beijing?

    By Air: The most common way to get to Tibet from Beijing is by air. There are direct flights from Beijing to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The flight takes around 4-5 hours.

    By Train: Another option is to take the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest railway in the world. The train journey from Beijing to Lhasa takes around 40 hours and offers stunning views of the Tibetan plateau. However, it's important to note that the high altitude can cause altitude sickness, so it's recommended to acclimatize to the altitude by taking the train.

    Beijing to Xining by Air and then Train to Tibet:
    We highly recommend traveling from Beijing to Xining by flight first and then taking the Xining to Lhasa train via the famous Qinghai Tibet railway. As Xining is the starting point of the Qinghai Tibet railway, this approach allows you to enjoy the best part of the Tibet train journey in a much shorter time, which takes only 24 hours, with a comparison of a 40-hour journey from Beijing to Lhasa. Additionally, you'll have more train options to choose from in Xining, as there is only one train between Beijing and Lhasa.

  • 8. Is Tibet Nepal Border Open to Tourists?

    Good News! The wait is finally over - Gyirong Port (China Nepal Border) is open to tourism and ready to welcome you with open arms, in 2023. Currently, the Gyirong Port is used for tourism, while the Zhangmu Port is primarily used for freight (not for tourists).

  • 9. Where can I get my Tibet Permit?
    After we get your Tibet Permit in Lhasa, our staff will mail it to your hotel in your Tibet-entry cities in the mainland of China. Under extreme circumstances, our staff will manage to deliver it to you in person at the airport or railway station.
  • 10. How to get to Tibet from Chengdu?
    There are two main ways to get to Tibet from Chengdu: by air or by train.
    By air: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has many direct flights to Lhasa Gonggar Airport, the main airport in Tibet. The flight takes about 2 hours and is the fastest way to get to Tibet from Chengdu.
    By train: Another option is to take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway is the highest railway in the world and offers stunning views of the Tibetan plateau. It takes about 37 hours to travel from Chengdu to Lhasa by train, but it's a scenic and memorable journey.
  • 11. Which city/destination to start a Tibet tour?

    Tibet Tours can be started from various cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining, Guangzhou, and more. Additionally, visitors can also start their Tibet tours from Nepal, as it is a neighboring country with convenient transportation options to Tibet

  • 12. How many days for a classic Tibet tour?
    For most travelers, they would like to spend 8 to 15 days to travel within Tibet. For 8 days, it is highly recommended to visit Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse - Mount Everest - Lhasa for classic exploration. To extend further, you can cover Mount Kailash (3 Days), Guge Kingdom & Zanda Earth Forest (1 Day), Namtso Lake (1 Day), etc.

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