Luxury TIBET Tours

Luxury Tibet Tours – Tibet is without doubt one of the most beautiful, tragic and uplifting corners of Asia. An ambiguous relationship with China came back to haunt Tibet when China invaded in 1950, reclaiming the plateau for the ‘motherland’. Today an immigrant-fuelled economic boom has transformed towns across the plateau into miniature Chinese cities. But scratch under the surface and you’ll find the Tibetan spirit still strong. Join pilgrims for a tour of centuries-old monastery, a circuit of a holy mountain or simply a bowl of yak butter tea and you’ll find an irrepressible, intensely likeable people whose Budhhist faith remains the cornerstone of their cultural survival.

Best time to visit in Tibet

Mid-May to September

Places to visit in Tibet

  • Potala Palace, the empty former home of the exiled Dalai Lama, bustling now with Chinese tourists.
  • Mt Everest, the literal high point of Tibet, for better views of the mountain than the rich birdlife.
  • Gyantse Kumbum, a unique stupa filled with magnificent murals.
  • Tashihunpo Monastery, home of the Panchen Lama and Tibet’s second city Shigatse.

Top things to do in Tibet

  • Watch maroon-cloaked monks at Sera Monastery debate Buddhist dialects with a slap and a shout.
  • Hire a 4WD for the classic overland route along the Friendship Hwy from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
  • Take the world’s highest train ride across the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa.
  • Trek over 5200m passes from Ganden to Samye, two of Tibet’s finest monasteries.
  • Cleanse a lifetime of sins on Mt Kailash, the world’s holiest peak.

Discover Tibet

  • Read The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Thomas Laird for a mix of history and insight from Tibet’s spiritual leader.
  • Listen to CDs Cho or Selwa by Choying Drolma, the sublimely spiritual Tibetan nun.
  • Watch Martin Scorsese’s Kundun for a splendid look into the life of the Dalai Lama
  • Eat momos (dumplings), a sizzling yak steak, or tsampa (ground roasted barley).
  • Drink salty bo cha (yak butter tea) at a remote monastery or sip sweet milky cha ngamo tea in a bustling Tibetan teahouse.

Tibet Highlights

‘Roof of the world’, the Land of Snows, yaks, sky burial, Han people immigration, religious crackdowns, ethnic riots, the Dalai Lama, monks, pilgrims, butter lamps, juniper incense, destroyed monasteries

One word for Tibet Tourism

Tashi Delek! (Hello, literally ‘Good fortune’)

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