In this post, we’ve put together for you a quick summary of sample costs of some common Tibet tour packages.
Chinese companies are usually cheaper, but be careful about making a choice based on price in the Tibet travel market.
With those cheapie tours, you definitely get what you pay for!
We recently heard from a traveler who took the cheap path and who regretted her decision when she realized the service with her company was so poor. She actually wanted to change companies, but it was too late. We hate to hear this, and would so much rather introduce you to a great, fair-priced agency to start with.
Paying a fair price to a reliable, Tibetan-owned company when you visit Tibet means supporting local, Tibetan-owned businesses, and the Tibetan guides and drivers they hire.
Pricing for Common Tibet Tour Packages
The prices on this page are estimates, based on double occupancy. The supplemental cost for having a single room can run from $80 to $400 or more USD, depending on the trip. No flights or trains are included.
If you need help for any of these tours, a free referral for a reliable Tibetan-owned agency, and precise costs for your specific journey, contact us here.
2021 Travel Advisory: As of July 12, 2021, permits for travel in Tibet by foreigners currently living in China has begun. (Actual first trip dates are likely to be around July 25, due to processing times.) Travelers not already living in China still seem to be subject to a 14-day quarantine and the Tibet permit situation for these is not known. However, if you want to travel to Tibet you can pre-book travel for a later date. By doing this, you will support local Tibetan-owned businesses at a time when they are struggling to survive. To learn more, ask us for an introduction to a reliable Tibetan travel agency here.
Small Group Tours
Note: If you are a single traveler, please send a inquiry, and our recommended agents will organize you to join with other clients.
Everest Base Camp Adventure
8-day journey to Everest Base Camp, starting in Lhasa and including highlights of Central Tibet.
Note: There are fixed date departures basically every week starting mid-April to October.
Everest Base Camp Easier Acclimatizing
This 10-day journey to Everest Base Camp that allows you more time to adjust to high elevation. Highly recommended!
Note that the price of this tour depends on the number of people in your group. (If you want to go alone, you need to book a private tour. )
Low Season: January to May, and October to December
High Season: June to September
Mount Kailash Trek
15-day journey to Mount Kailash that includes 3-day trek around the holy mountain and many of the highlights of Central Tibet.
At 4 days, the Lhasa highlights tour is the shortest trip to Central Tibet you can take.
Tibet-Nepal Overland Journey
Classic 8-day journey that takes you from Lhasa to the Nepal border, including Everest Base Camp. Learn more about this popular Tibet-Nepal package.
6-day journey to Lhasa and stunning destinations nearby. Learn more from our favorite, most reliable, Tibetan-owned agency. Ask us to introduce you here.
Yushu Horse Racing Festival
9-day journey in culturally-preserved Kham, including the horse festival. Get a recommendation for a Tibetan-owned guide who can plan this trip for you here.
Lithang Horse Racing Festival
11-day tour in Kham, Eastern Tibet, including horse-racing festival.
Get a recommendation for a Tibetan-owned guide who can plan this trip for you here.
Everest Base Camp
Journey to Everest Base Camp, starting in Lhasa and including highlights of Central Tibet. (8 days or more, customizable)
Mount Kailash Pilgrimage
After the government-imposed transportation fee changes in 2016, traveling to Kailash as a solo private tour will be very expensive, perhaps over $7500 USD for a 15-day tour, and they are still high. If you are still interested, please fill out the inquiry form here.
Kham and Amdo Overland
25-day (or as long or short as you wish) journey through highlights of Eastern Tibet. Get a recommendation for a Tibetan-owned guide who can plan this trip for you here.
28-day customizable journey of the great sights of Kham, Amdo and Central Tibet. Get a recommendation for a Tibetan-owned guide who can plan this trip for you here.
Horse Trek in Kham
19-day journey on horseback with a company that specializes in horse trekking.
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