World Journeys | Tibet Unveiled

For those who wish to explore the ‘roof of the world’ in more depth, this is the ideal option. Start in the capital Lhasa, and visit the important monasteries there. Then spend a few days driving amongst the highest mountains on earth. The beautiful scenery, friendly people, rich culture and charming markets make this tour memorable.

  • Summary


    8 Days / 7 Nights from NZD $3,600*


    China, Tibet

    Type of Journey

  • Departure Dates

    Daily, year round
  • What's Included

    Tour Includes

    • Tailor-made journey with private English speaking local guide
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    • Luggage handling
    • Transfers and transportation by private car with driver
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees
    • Tibet travel permit
    • 7 breakfasts and 6 lunches

    Not Included

  • Pricing

    Description Twin

    4 Star
    Jan – Mar
    Apr – Jun
    Jul – Oct
    Nov – Dec
    5 Star
    Jan – Mar
    Apr – Jun
    Jul – Oct
    Nov – Dec





    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1: Lhasa
    Transfer to the hotel on arrival and take things easy to allow adjustment to the 3,600 m altitude.

    Day 2: Lhasa
    Visit the incredible 1,000 roomed Potala Palace that sits atop Red Mountain, 130 metres above the Lhasa Valley. Visit the museum here, and marvel at the wonderful views of the valley below. Continue to the Sera Monastery and perhaps witness an entertaining and somewhat intriguing monk’s debate. Then see the enormous Nie Tang Buddha, carved out of a mountain.

    Day 3: Lhasa
    This morning visit the Johkhang Temple, then continue to Norbulingka, an 18th century park and palace complex, closed to commoners until 1959.

    Day 4: Lhasa > Tsetang
    Leaving Lhasa, today visit the 1,300 year old Samye Monastery, believed to be the oldest Buddhist monastery in Tibet. Continue to Yumbu Lakhang Palace, built by the first Tibetan king Nyatri Tsenpo 1,800 years ago. Continue to Tsetang for overnight.

    Day 5: Tsetang > Yamdrok Tso > Gyantse
    Today’s journey offers stunning scenery as you travel the Lhasa – Kathmandu Highway, running parallel to the mighty Himalayas. See glorious mountains, beautiful lakes and spectacular glaciers along this memorable drive. Visit the Perkhor Chode Monastery in the afternoon and overnight in Gyantse.

    Day 6: Gyantse > Shigatse
    More impressive mountain scenery today as you continue to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. The golden roof and red walls of this monastery can be seen from several kilometres away, and it houses the world’s largest copper Buddha statue, decorated with an array of valuable gemstones. In Shigatse’s old town visit a market famous for traditional Tibetan handicrafts.

    Day 7: Shigatse > Lhasa
    Return to Lhasa, stopping on the way at a small village to see how handmade Tibetan incense is produced.

    Day 8: Lhasa
    You will be transferred to the airport or railway station for departure.

  • Booking Conditions

    • You will be required to obtain a Chinese visa
    • World Journeys will assist with obtaining your permit to enter Tibet
    • Temperatures can be extremely cold in Tibet between October and March
    • This tour also reaches altitudes of up to 5,000 metres – please discuss this with your doctor should you have any concerns


HLO Ref# 20084
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