A Journey Through Tibet’s Sacred Lands

Code: LHTB
Duration : 7 Days


Welcome to Tibet, the land of holy mountains, rich heritage, and ancient Buddhist culture. From the moment you arrive in Lhasa, the spiritual capital of Tibet, you'll be immersed in a world of breathtaking beauty and spiritual wonder. Our 7-day itinerary covers some of the most iconic landmarks and scenic destinations that showcase the essence of Tibet. We've designed each day to provide a unique experience that blends the region's natural beauty with its rich cultural heritage. Let's embark on a journey of discovering and exploring this fantastic land.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience Tibet’s iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • An insight into painting Buddhist images on silk through a thangka workshop
  • Discover the sacred temple of Jokhang, the center of Tibetan culture
  • Follow the pilgrimage route of Barkhor Street’s followers
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot overlooking majestic Yamdrok Lake
  • Take a tour of Gandan Monastery and Sera Monastery
  • Visit Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s summer palace
  • Learn about Tibet’s rich heritage at the impressive Zhayeba Monastery

What’s Included

  • 6 nights of Superior accommodations
  • 16 Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transfers, sightseeing tours, and cultural performances as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights
  • Gratuities, porterage at the airport and the hotels, and visa fees
  • Meals, beverages, and optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping and optional tours/ visits, unless otherwise stated
  • Personal insurance and SOS Evacuation is mandatory for this itinerary
  • Voluntary carbon emission compensation: USD 1.50 per person per day



We start our Tibet discovery and the people who call this pristine part of the world home in the capital Lhasa. Upon arrival at the airport or train station, we transfer to the hotel to check in, with the rest of the day free to acclimatize to the altitude.


Situated at 11,995 feet above sea level, Lhasa is one of the world's highest cities, nestled in a valley surrounded by majestic mountains and the Kyichu River. Lhasa means "holy land" in Tibetan, home to numerous sacred sites.


Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel featuring traditional local culture and architecture. The hotel boasts a stunning collection of almost 100 ancient Tibetan and Chinese textile art pieces and an ornate boutique art garden.


Meals: Dinner


Accommodation: Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa (Superior Suite Garden View)


Today we get on a high and soak up a stupendous view from the world's highest palace, the Potala Palace. After breakfast, we explore this iconic landmark that served as the winter palace of successive Dalai Lamas, ahead of it being transformed into a fascinating museum and tourist attraction. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most elevated palace in the world at 12,139 feet above sea level. After lunch at a local restaurant, we get crafty at a thangka workshop and get an insight into painting Buddhist images onto silk. Next, we continue to Norbulingka, a site that served as the summer palace of continuous Dalai Lamas. This sprawling site contains Tibet's largest man-made garden. We then return to our accommodation in time to enjoy an authentic Tibetan-style dinner. Today's tour provides another chance to discover this sacred and amazing land.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Accommodation: Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa (Superior Suite Garden View)


Discover your spiritual side at the region's most treasured monasteries and pilgrim sites. After breakfast, we set off for Jokhang Monastery, Tibet's spiritual center. This sprawling 7th-century complex attracts scores of pilgrims, and it has been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural

Heritage Site. The ornate structure perfectly blends Han, Tibetan, Indian, and Nepalese styles. Our next stop is Barkhor Street in Lhasa Old Town. Dubbed the 'heart of Lhasa', this famous pilgrimage circuit is home to a vibrant bazaar.


After lunch at a traditional restaurant, we visit Ramoche Monastery, the sister temple to Jokhang. This site houses a small bronze statue of Buddha from when he was eight. Dinner is at the hotel. Today's tour provides a great immersion into Tibet's religious roots.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Accommodation: Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa (Superior Suite Garden View)


Delve deeper into Tibet's rich heritage by exploring the impressive Zhayeba Monastery. We head to Tibet's second-highest monastery, an important sacred site for pilgrims. Precariously perched on a cliff face, the 7th-century complex comprises a series of small cave chapels built mainly by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo who ruled from 617 A.D. to 650 A.D. Today, it stands as one of Tibet's four most sacred spots. We have time to explore the impressive network of temples carved into the mountainside, followed by lunch. Tonight, enjoy a Tibetan-style dinner accompanied by traditional musical performances.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Accommodation: Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa (Superior Suite Garden View)


Experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Tibet while immersing yourself in its rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Our itinerary begins with a scenic 31-mile drive to Gandan Monastery, the largest Gelugpa sect monastery nestled in a lush valley. Join local pilgrims on a meditative walk around the temple, known as the kora, and marvel at the panoramic vista stretching across the Lhasa River. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst this breathtaking scenery before we continue to Sera Monastery, one of the 'great three' Gelug university monasteries renowned for its role in Tibet's history and Buddhism's growth. Witness mesmerizing monk debates that are integral to the monastery's tradition.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Accommodation: Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa (Superior Suite Garden View)


Stand in awe of the spectacular scenery at striking Yamdrok Lake. After breakfast, we hit the road for a drive through more magnificent landscapes to this freshwater lake that sits 14,570 feet above sea level. As one of Tibet's three largest sacred lakes, it is more than 45 miles long and flanked by snow-capped peaks and lush rolling hills perfectly reflected in its still turquoise waters. Believed to be guarded by the goddess Dorje Gegkyi, local pilgrims flock to its banks to circumnavigate the entire length over a seven-day walk to wash away their sins. Next, we enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot overlooking majestic landscapes before returning to Lhasa. We have time to refresh in the room before a farewell dinner at the hotel.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Accommodation: Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa (Superior Suite Garden View)


After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

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Can I add airfare to the land package?
Yes, you can add airfare to a package. Let us know at the time of your reservation. Please note pricing and availability is always subject to change Prior to ticket issuance.
Can I change my reservation if I've made a mistake?
There is a $75 change fee (per person, per change) for any changes made to a reservation after it has been confirmed.  Any passenger name change made to a booking reservation after it has been confirmed will result in a $100 per person per name change fee and is subject to availability, additional airline change, and/or cancellation fees. Additional fees may apply.  For more details, please contact us.
Can I extend or modify my trip?
We will do our best to accommodate your request. Any modification must be arranged before the deposit is made and subject to availability.
Can I opt-out of certain activities on the trip?
While any unused portion of the trip is non-refundable, you can opt-out of certain included activities if you do not wish to participate in them. Please be sure to notify us prior to your departure date and notify your tour guide upon arrival. You will be responsible for any expenses incurred should you deviate from the tour during the scheduled tour itinerary. If you choose to deviate from the tour group on a day we are transiting from one city to another. You will also be responsible for your own transportation and expenses incurred. 
Can I request adjoining rooms?
We can request adjoining rooms, however, requests cannot be guaranteed as it is based on hotel availability.
Can I select my seats on my flight during the booking process?
Seat assignments on your flight can be done directly via the airline. You can either select your seats at the airline check-in counter on the day of your flight, or after we issue your tickets, you may call the airline directly and pay the fee for pre-assign seats.
Can we book a triple room?
Triple rooms are available upon request for select tours. Please note hotels will provide a rollaway bed for the third traveler in a double room. 
Do you offer and/or suggest travel insurance?
We recommend you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.  
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How do I make a reservation?
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How much time will I get to myself?
Each program is different. Whenever possible, we offer to modify the program to fit your requirements.
I am a solo traveler, can you match me with other solo travelers on my tour?
For privacy reasons, we do not pair solo travelers with one another.  A single supplement fee will apply for solo travelers.
I have special dietary requirements, can you accommodate them?
Meals provided during your tour are based on local cuisine and menus. We can generally assist guests in communicating special meal requests to airlines, hotels, and restaurants but please be aware that they are not guaranteed. Please let us know at the time of booking your trip. We will notify our tour guides of any food allergies, but please note meal alternatives are subject to confirmation as they are based on the availability of the providing restaurant. For those with strict dietary needs, we recommend bringing pre-packaged food alternatives for your trip.
My outbound flight has been cancelled by the airline; what do I do now?
If your flight has been canceled, please liaise with the airline directly to book the next available flight. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with the alternate flight offered by the airline and decide to book a new outbound flight on your own, please note that the original return flight(s) will automatically be canceled if you are a no-show on your original outbound flight.
My package includes the arrival transfer, how do I know when/where to meet up with my driver?
Information on how /where to meet up with your driver is included in your travel documents. On arrival at the airport, please collect your luggage, make your way through customs, and enter the arrivals hall, where the driver will be waiting for you. Should luggage be very slow coming through, or should you have any issues with damaged or lost luggage, please make sure that you complete the necessary documentation within the luggage area. ONE MEMBER of the party should go through customs and into the arrivals hall to advise the driver of the delay. Please note that this person will not be allowed access back into the luggage area. You could also contact our local representative. Extra costs may apply if meeting your driver is delayed more than one hour following your scheduled flight arrival time.  
What are the visa requirements?
Visa requirements for each destination are indicated in our Essential Travel Information on our website. Information is also available at the US Department of State website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html. It is the responsibility of travelers to obtain proper visas in a timely manner prior to the trip departure date.  
What does Land Only means?
Land-only is a package tour without International and local airfare.
What does per person, double occupancy mean?
Per person, double occupancy means the price each guest pays when sharing a room.
What if I miss my flight or my flight is delayed, and I miss the beginning of my trip?
If your flight is delayed or you miss your flight, please notify us or our local representative (contact information is included in your travel documents) as soon as possible so we may inform our local representative of your updated arrival. Additional costs for airport transfer service may apply if you arrive later than the scheduled arrival date/time.  If you arrive later in the itinerary and the group has moved to a different destination, it will be your responsibility to catch up and meet the group at that destination.  We will provide you with the most up-to-date meeting information.  Please note that Globotours cannot reimburse you for any unused portion of the trip.
What is included in your pricing?
Included features are specified in each tour.
What is not included in your pricing?
Anything that is not mentioned in the included features.
What is single supplement surcharge?
Single supplement is the additional cost to occupy the room alone.
What is your payment schedule?
Most packages require a non-refundable deposit, as indicated in the program to confirm the reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your package. Your account balance is due 60-75 days prior to the trip departure date. Certain tours may require an additional non-refundable airline deposit at the time of booking. This is indicated during the booking process. More information can be found in our Terms and Conditions.  
What level of physical fitness is required for the tour?
Depending on the program, expect a decent amount of walking and an occasional flight of stairs or some steps. We recommend you carefully consider your ability to meet the tour's physical demands. If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to meet the trip's requirements, we urge you to consult your medical practitioner.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept Mastercard and Visa, bank transfers, and personal checks. When paying your balance by personal check, all checks must be received in full prior to the due date. Please make the check payable to Globotours and mail the check to the below address before your balance due date. Globotours 2705 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Suite 228, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
What’s the cancellation and refund policy?

Fees will be assessed per person when you cancel your reservation. More information can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

When do I receive my travel documents and what it will include?
Travel documents will be mailed or e-mailed to you approximately 21 days prior to the trip departure date. It usually takes about 7 – 10 business days. You may access your booking confirmation page anytime by logging into your Globotours account on our website.

A Journey Through Tibet’s Sacred Lands


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