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TOP 6 China and Tibet Small Group Tours

Your best group tour choices to visit both China and Tibet in one go.

Choose one of our well-designed China Tibet small group tours, ranging from 11 to 18 days! Visit exciting destinations like Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, the Yangtze River, Shanghai, Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, and more. Experience the thrilling Qinghai-Tibet train, travel overland across the majestic Himalayas, or even journey to Nepal and Bhutan. Join now to enjoy the best prices and all-inclusive quality service!

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Alternative choices to visit more destinations in China and Tibet

From 10 to 15 days, these itineraries cover more highly visited cities in China and Tibet, including Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Nyingchi, Guilin, and more. You can choose what you want to see and experience, such as the Yangtze River cruise, Everest Base Camp trek, overland drive from Chengdu to Lhasa, and so on.

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  • Outstanding service from Tibet Vista!

    I had an excellent experience with Tibet Vista (did the 4D/3N tour), starting with my initial contact with Liam/Jiang. The Chinese Embassy in Kenya has exceptionally stringent requirements that are not common with other embassies, necessitating multiple revisions of the Letter of Invitation. Throughout this process, Liam remained patient and accommodating...More reviews

    July 2024 PM
  • Kailash Mansarovar June 2024

    This was our second trip to Kailash Mansarovar. The sparsh darshan of Kailash made this trip way more special than our first trip. I can’t begin describing and praising Tibet Vista enough. Kristin is amazing and always super professional with immediate response to any help needed. We had the BEST guide in the world, Sonam Tenphel...More reviews

    June 2024 Mrinal J
  • A glimpse of the Holy Land & Qomolangma in 8 days

    We boarded the Qinghai-Tibet Railway at Xining (Qinghai), went on a 1972 kilometers, 20+ hour overnight(sleeper) train ride to Lhasa Tibet, the Holy Land. At Lhasa, we met our guide Lhasa Lhakpa of Tibet Vista, who took us through the itineraries seamlessly. Tibet Vista took care of the necessary permits while our guide Lhakpa was adequately knowledgeable....More reviews

    June 2024 Paradise169303
  • Awesome and Enlightening trip for two retirees!

    We travelled to Tibet (including Everest Base Camp), Nepal, Bhutan and India with Tibet Vista. The experience was excellent from booking to send-off. Our first online contact, Liam, was extremely responsive and always provided prompt answers, guidance and assurances...More reviews

    June 2024 Susan-and-Anthony
  • Ones in a life time trip!

    The tour around Tibet from Lhasa to the EBC was good organised and the guide Phurbu was very experienced, with a lot of knowledge about the cultural and historical background. The days in Lhasa at the beginning are good to adapt to the height conditions...More reviews

    June 2024 Alexander H
  • Profesional company, great guides

    The experience of a lifetime. We had the most wonderful experience traveling with tibet vista. It was our first time travelling with a travel agency and were very pleasantly surprised. The biggest contributor to our trip was most definitely our guide Ten Phel Sonam, who was kind, cheerful and very knowledgable...More reviews

    May 2024 elo
  • My Tibetan tour

    I just returned from my 8 day Tibetan excursion with my guide Kelsang Dorje I had a wonderful trip seeing fantastic places - there Jokhong Temple ,Potala Palace , the base camp of Everest. Kelsang was a wonderful guide and very informative about all the visits...More reviews

    May 2024 teri
  • Amazing trip with Pasang as the best guide ever!

    This was a great tour! Tibet is of course amazing but what really made this trip special is our guide Pasang! I feel we could not have been more lucky with him as our guide...More reviews

    May 2024 Celine C
  • A great adventure

    I joined a group, we had 8 nationalities between us. Our guide, Sonam Ten Phel, took very good care of us all. Nothing seemed to much trouble and he dealt with all our little and big issues efficiently and with a smile. He was very knowledgeable about the landscape...More reviews

    May 2024 fiona h
  • Wonderful experience in Tibet

    Really enjoyed visiting the monasteries and Everest base camp. Our tour guide Keldor was very good with arranging everything for us in the trip. Our experience wouldn’t be as great as it is without Keldor.More reviews

    May 2024 Nathan N

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China Tibet Group Tours FAQs and Travel Tips

  • When is the best time to travel to China and Tibet?

    Generally, the best seasons to visit China and Tibet are Spring and Autumn, although both can be visited throughout the year.

    Tibet experiences significant variations in weather from winter to summer due to its high altitude. Therefore, it is preferable to visit Tibet during spring and autumn, particularly from April to June and September to October, when the weather is warm and stable. During these times, activities like trekking, cycling, and overland driving can be enjoyed more comfortably.

    Summer in southern cities of mainland China can be quite hot, whereas Tibet remains relatively mild. While the summer scenery can be stunning, be prepared for large crowds.

    Winter is an ideal season for budget travel to China and Tibet, although some attractions may close due to harsh weather conditions on the plateau. It's advisable to double-check before planning your trip during this time.

  • Is it recommended to get to Tibet by train or flight?

    In general, the Tibet train is more popular among tourists for its scenic landscapes along the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. However, flying can be time-saving, flexible, and convenient.

    If you're starting your journey from cities like Beijing, Shanghai, or Guangzhou, which are far from the plateau, it's recommended to take a flight. The train journey can be quite time-consuming, lasting up to 40 to 50 hours. In contrast, flights depart daily and take only several hours.

    Another option is to combine both flight and train travel. You can first fly to Xining and then board the train to Lhasa from there. Xining has the most frequent trains departing for Tibet, and the train takes the shortest route possible. This option can reduce your overall travel time while still allowing you to experience the scenic Tibet train journey.

  • How many days are needed to travel around China and Tibet?

    At least one week should be allotted for a relatively comprehensive tour of both China and Tibet. For instance, if you plan to tour both Beijing and Lhasa, you'll need at least three days to explore Beijing and gain an overall impression of this historical capital city. Then, when you travel from Beijing to Tibet, you'll require one to two days for the flight or train journey.

    Exploring Lhasa city itself will require at least two days to cover the most popular highlights, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, etc. Additionally, it's advisable to rest for several days in Lhasa to acclimate to the altitude if you plan to visit higher regions in Tibet later on.

  • Do I also need to book a tour while visiting mainland China?

    No, you don’t have to. As many know, one needs to book a tour through a travel agency when visiting Tibet. But you can travel independently in mainland China, as long as you get the Chinese Visa before entry. You can choose to visit the sights or take the trains or flights all by yourself.

    But it is also recommended to book your trip if you have trouble speaking or reading Chinese and are not familiar with the attractions and destinations. The best way is to book a China Tibet group tour with a Tibetan travel agency like us, to handle your Tibet Travel Permit, help to book the ticket in a smoother way.

  • How to get the Tibet Travel Permit?

    The Tibet Travel Permit can only be obtained by an authorized travel agency. As the leading tour operator with years of Tibet permit application services, we can help you to get the Tibet Travel Permit. All you need is to mail your copies of passport and Chinese Visa to us. After the permit get issued, we will deliver it to your hotel or address in mainland China.

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