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Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

Monasteries and Palaces of Tibet

11-day tailor-made holiday from £3,180 pp incl. flights


Short description

Marvel at ancient cities and the world's highest mountain on this adventurous tailor-made journey


  • Visit Potala Palace - once home of the Dalai Lama
  • Explore one of the remotest places on the planet untouched by the modern world
  • Take in the untouched beauty of Yamdrok Lake
  • View the world's highest mountain with a visit to Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy the services of an expert guide throughout

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Lhasa
  • 1 Night Gyangze
  • 1 Night Shigatse
  • 1 Night Xêgar
  • 1 Night Shigatse
  • 1 Night Lhasa


Recommended for:
History & culture | Natural world

Take in the view from the ’Roof of the World’ as you visit one of the most remote places on earth on this incredible tailor-made adventure through Tibet. Visit the spiritual city of Lhasa, meaning ’Ground of the Gods’ and see the magnificent Potala Palace, once home to the Dalai Lama. Tour Tsedang, the cradle of Tibetan civilisation and see ancient palaces and monasteries, including some of the earliest in Tibet. Drive through stunning scenery around Yamdrok Lake and visit Shigatse, Tibet’s second city and an important spiritual centre. Finish off your tour with an awe-inspiring trip to Everest Base Camp and see the mighty mountain up close.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Enjoy included VIP airport lounge access before departing the UK on an overnight flight to Lhasa, Tibet.

Days 2-4

Arrive in Lhasa and check into your hotel. Your tour the next day begins with the golden-roofed Jokhang Monastery, a curious blend of prostrating pilgrims, wafting incense and thought-provoking darkness. You'll then visit Barkor Street, an astonishing Tibetan-style stock exchange and hive of market activity. The afternoon touring brings you to the magnificent Potala Palace, perched atop Red Mountain, with its 1000 rooms and roofs gilded with copper and gold this was once the centre of the Tibetan government and is a former home of the Dalai Lamas. The next day enjoy a full day tour of Norbulingka, which used to be the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama, and visit the Drepung Monastery, the largest in the world, and home to 700 monks in residence. You'll also see the Sera Monastery, built in the 15th century.

Stay: Tangka Hotel (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 5

Drive the long way to Gyangtse, and enjoy stunning views of Yamdrok Lake with its pretty islands, inlets and yaks grazing on the shores. Spend the night at a simple but comfortable hotel..

Stay: Nyangchu Manor House (Standard)

Meals: B L

Day 6

Continue to Shigatse, Tibet’s second city and an important spiritual centre. Enjoy visit's to the Phalkor Monastery revered for its superb Kumbum stupa and the Tashilunpo Monastery, with its golden roofs and jewel-studded chortens this is the official seat of the Panchen Lama, second only to the Dalai Lama. 

Stay: Shandong Hotel (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 7

Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive to Xegar at the foot of the Himalayas and in the shadow of the world's highest peak – Mount Everest, known by Tibetans as Chomolungma, Mother Goddess of the World. Along your route, you'll stop with your guide to visit the Sakya Monastery. 

Stay: Mount Everest Hotel (Standard)

Meals: B L D

Day 8

Drive to Rongbuk and a visit to the Rongbuk Monastery, the highest in the world. Afterwards, you'll get to experience Everest Base Camp, stand in the footsteps of the epic mountaineers as this is where most start their assault on the summit from the Chinese side. There is time to try and absorb the awe-inspiring view of the world’s tallest mountain before returning to Shigatse for the night.

Stay: Shandong Hotel (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Day 9

After breakfast, you'll take a slightly different route back to Lhasa for your final night in Tibet. The rest of the day is free for some last minute sightseeing and shopping.

Stay: Tangka Hotel (Superior)

Meals: B L

Days 10-11

Transfer to the airport and board an overnight flight to the UK, arriving home on day 13.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Standard

11-day tailor-made holiday
from £3,180 pp incl. flights


Low Season

from £3,180 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,905 pp. incl. flights

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return International flights between London and Lhasa
  • Private transfers through-out
  • 10 nights accommodation with varying standards based on the 'best available', from 2* (basic) up to 5* (Deluxe) on a B&B basis
  • Private touring with local guides, including a special permit for Tibet and lunch. Highlights include;
  • Visit Potala Palace once home to the Dalai Lama, tour ancient palaces & monasteries and experience Everest base camp

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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