Tibet lies to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates Tibet from its neighbours India, Nepal and Bhutan. With its spectacular Himalayan mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet is a remarkable place to visit and an ideal take off point for a trek to Everest advanced base camp, or a Himalayan mountain bike cycle. The heart soul and capital of Tibet is Lhasa, literally meaning Holy-Land, with a history of more than 1,300 years. Tibet hugs the northern border of Nepal and is part of the China land mass. In the 7th century AD, Tibet rose to prominence as an important center of administrative power when Songtsen Gampo, a local ruler in the Yarlung Valley, went about the task of unifying Tibet. He built a palace on the site that is now occupied by the Potala and made it his capital. The fifth Dalai Lama also made Lhasa his capital. He built his palace, the Potala, on the site of ruins of Songtsen Gampos 7th century palace, Lhasa has remained Tibet's capital since 1642 Little is known of the origins of the Tibetans, but it is believed that they came from the nomadic, warlike tribes known as the Qiang.
Endless azure blue glacial lakes, towering monasteries and mountain vistas await you on the Tibetan plateau
1200km in 23 days on one of the most sought after biking trips in the world, all the way to Everest Base Camp
This incredible trek takes you as high on Everest as a non summit climber can go, all the way to Camp III
Follow the footsteps of the Buddhists as you head out on this pilgrimage around the sacred Mt Kailash
When entering Tibet from Nepal, Chinese Visas cannot be used. The visa for Tibet must be obtained from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. As visas are only issued on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (except if they fall on a Chinese Holiday), tours need to be arranged to suit these visa issue dates, i.e. any one going on a tour departing for Tibet from Nepal, needs to arrive in in Kathmandu at least three days before entering Tibet.
When you confirm your trip with us, we will organize your Travel Permit for Tibet, Visa Approval Documents and apply to the Chinese embassy to obtain your visa. We will require your passport details, 3 weeks prior to your arrival at Kathmandu.
Visa for Tibet obtained elsewhere still has to be endorsed by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu.Your current Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the date of travel. The passport must also have more than two blank visa pages. We will require two full front passport photos taken against a clear background, in either colour or black and white. Photos cannot be scanned and if digital, must be printed on gloss photo paper.