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Tibet Travel Plan Inspiration for Expats in China

Located in the southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Tibet is the referred real Shangri-La, the forbidden land, the roof of the world and the holy land of your innermost desire. Tibet is always the admiring destination for many expats who are living in China.

How to plan a Tibet Tour?

Firstly, it is suggested to have a full physical examination and consult with your doctor to check if your health permits you to visit Tibet, as Tibet is located in plateau with an average sea level of 4,000 meters.

Then, independent foreign travelers are not allowed to visit Tibet, so you need to contact a professional local travel agency to help you organize your Tibet tour. Please contact us. We Top China Travel are focusing on China tour for more than 60 years and rich of Tibet tour experience.

Lastly, your travel agency will help you tailor-make your Tibet tour itinerary and also handle with the Tibet Entry Permits. Per the requirements, foreign nationals who work and live in Chinese mainland need to provide the following documents to apply for a Tibet Permit:

1. A screenshot of the health code of where you live now.
2. Clear photo or scanned copy of passport
3. Clear photo or scanned copy of Chinese Visa or Residence Permit
4. Recent covid-19 Test result copy (suggested within 7 days) (need to provide when applying permit)
5. Clear photo or scanned copy of Work certificate
6. A certificate issued by the applicant company or neighborhood committee to prove that he/she hasn’t left mainland China within the last 28 days. This information can be written on the same document as the Work Certificate Letter.


Most Popular Tibet Tours

Based on our previous statistics and experiences, more tourists prefer to choose a group tour instead of a private tour. Since Tibet is located in remote area which makes it costs more by choosing a private tour. Please let us know which type of tour you prefer: group or private, so that we can send you the final price. One of the most popular Tibet tour is 4 Days Best Lhasa Tour.

  • Tour Name: 4 Days Best Lhasa Tour
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Tour Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

While if you are eager to deeply explore the land of Tibet, you should not miss the 8 Days Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour:

  • Tour Name: 8 Days Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Tour Highlights: Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri, Mt. Everest

If you are interested in the Tibet tours on group basis, they are also available. Tibet  Tours as below are offered to those who are looking for Tibet Guide Group Tour.

  • 4 days Lhasa tour 
  • 8 days Tibet Tours to Everest Base Camp 
  • 5 days Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake
  • 10 days Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake
  • 15 days Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Ngari

For more group tour details, departure dates & prices, please contact our travel consultant by CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR

Best Time to Travel in Tibet

  • Generally speaking, the best time to travel in Tibet is from May to October. During that period of time, the temperature is pleasant and the density of oxygen is the highest of the whole year.


Tibet Travel Tips

  1. A full physical examination should be taken before planning a Tibet Tour.
  2. People with heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, serious anemia, and other cardio and respiratory problems are not suggested to travel in Tibet.
  3. Before entering or after arriving in Tibet, to avoid the high-altitude sickness, you should take a good rest and sleep well.
  4. People are not allowed to take photos in the temples or monasteries.
  5. Women should not wear skits or shorts while doing sightseeing inside the temple.
  6. As the UV in Tibet is really strong, you’d better take the sunglasses, sunhat and high SPF sun-cream.