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How Many Days do I Need to Tour Tibet? 7 Days, 10 Days or Longer?

Last Update: June 10, 2023

The Tibet Autonomous Region covers about 1/8 of china's total area. It is second only to Xinjiang in all provinces in China. Traveling in such a vast land, you may wonder how many days do you need?

Actually, how many days to spend in Tibet depends on what you want to experience, your travel schedule, budget, travel preference, etc. The followings are some classical Tibet tourist routes that designed to provide some useful guides for your Tibet tour.

4 Days for the First Experience of Lhasa

If you don’t have enough time to travel, and you only want to visit Lhasa, the mind-blowing 4 days tour of Lhasa is a good choice. Flying from Kathmandu of Nepal to Lhasa of Tibet is the fastest way to get to Lhasa, only requiring 90 minutes. You can also go to Lhasa by flight from mainland China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xining and so on. The traffic in cities is very convenient. Because you just sightsee Lhasa in Tibet, there is no need to apply for more permits besides Tibet Travel Permit.

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As the shortest Tibet tour, the 4 days Lhasa small group tour is also the cheapest. So, it is also welcomed by those tourists who are short on budget. Besides, if you come to visit Tibet in winter, Lhasa will be best choice owing to its warm and abundant sunshine. The price during that low travel season will become cheaper as well.

Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, at an altitude of 3,650 m. For the first-time visitor to Tibet, the altitude of 3,650 m is not so difficult to adapt. This altitude is also friendly to elders and kids. Besides, the city journey is more comfortable and convenience, because the conditions of dining and accommodation are relatively better.

This wonderful trip to Lhasa has covered the essence of Lhasa City. It gives you a great opportunity to know the culture and religion of Tibet and experience the lives of the Tibetan people. You will visit the best-known landmark sites in Lhasa.

The Potala Palace is situated on the Red Hill in the city of Lhasa. It is the highest ancient palace in Tibet and the world, and the largest and most complete ancient palace complex comprising palaces, castles, and monasteries. Jokhang Temple lies in the center of Lhasa, is a must-see scenic spot. It is considered as the most sacred place in Tibet. Barkhor Street surrounds the Jokhang Temple, which is the best market and shopping street in Lhasa. You can do kora like local pilgrims or buy some souvenirs there. There are two important temples on the outskirts of Lhasa, Sera and Drepung Monasteries. They are two of the ‘Greatest Three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet.

7 Days to Explore the Epic Road from Lhasa to Kathmandu

The overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu is an awesome experience. The 7 days Lhasa to Kathmandu small group tour, neither too long or too short, is specially designed for those travelers who keen on adventure and plan to visit both Tibet and Nepal with a limited budget.

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Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour is one of the most thrilling overland odysseys in Asia. The total distance is 1200 kilometers. The road condition is pretty good, most of the route is well-paved asphalt road.

The first stop of this route is Lhasa. After tour Lhasa, you will head for Shigatse. On the way, you will have a chance to take a short hike along the Yamdrok lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and the largest habitat of waterfowls in south Tibet. Arriving in Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Then, you will leave for the Everest Mount Camp.

The Everest Mount Camp (EBC) in Tibetan side is the highlight of this journey. You can take great photos of the stunning views of Mount Everest. After the EBC tour, you will sightsee Rongbuk Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and then drive to Old Tingri where you can enjoy the beauty of the whole Himalaya. At last, Our Tibetan guide will assist you to exit China via the Gyirong border.

Being local Tibet travel agency with offices based in Lhasa, Kathmandu, and Chengdu, we are devoted to bringing you the worry-free Tibet overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu, including vehicle and guide services, accommodation arrangements along the way, etc.

10 Days to Embrace the Beauty of Mount Everest and Namtso Lake

For those visitors who are fond of the unique natural landscapes and cultures of Tibet, the 10 Days Everest Base Camp with Lake Namtso Small Group Tour is the best option. Spending 10 days in Tibet, you will have sufficient time to enjoy the fantastic scenic and culture of Tibet.

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This 10 days Everest Base Camp with Lake Namtso Tour emphasize a trip to Mount Everest and Lake Namtso, which covers the best attractions of Tibet. You can visit some famous human landscapes of Lhasa and Shigatse, and can also see the natural beauty of the Everest Base Camp and the Lake Namtso.

For the first three days of this tour, you will visit Lhasa. Then, you will pass Gyantse and Shigatse to EBC. After appreciating the stunning views of Mount Everest, you will drive back to Lhasa. Taking a night off in Lhasa, drive forward to Namtso Lake the next day.

Namtso Lake lies to the north of the Lhasa, is one of the great three sacred lakes of Tibet, along with Lake Yamdrok and Lake Manasarovar. It is the highest Salt Lake in Tibet, at an elevation of 4, 718m. If the weather is clear, you can view the grand sunset over the lake, and can enjoy the brilliant stars when overnight at lakeshore. On the way from Namtso Lake back to Lhasa, you will visit the Yangpachen Hot Springs, one of the most popular and famous natural hot springs in Tibet.

Multi-Day Tibet Tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar

Religion is one of the most important part of Tibetan culture. Pilgrimage is a holy religious activity in Tibet. If you are interested in the religious culture of Tibet and desire to experience the pilgrimage of Tibetan Buddhists, the 15 Days Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Small Group Tour can fulfill your wish.

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The 15 days trip to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar will take you deeper into the mysterious land. Following the footsteps of the pilgrims to discover the beauty and sacredness of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, which may be a lifetime experience for you.

The route is an extension of the Lhasa to EBC tour. After visiting EBC, you will begin your journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are billed of the holy mount and lake by Tibetan and Hinduism. It is said that it could absolve the sins of the entire lifetime with one dip in Lake Manasarovar. You could see many devout pilgrims doing the Kora around Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. The 3 days trekking tour around Mount Kailash you will not only marvel at the natural beauty but also experience the rich cultural and religious charm of this land.

The weather on the plateau is erratic, it is necessary to wear warm clothes when you visit Tibet especially extreme altitude areas like EBC, Namtso, and Mount Kailash. Moreover, the plateau area has strong ultraviolet radiation, so sunscreen and sunglasses are also needed.


Deciding how many days do you need to tour Tibet depends on the place you want to see, your time, budget, etc. The Tibet Autonomous Region is too huge to visit all attractions within a short time.

You need at least 4 days to tour Tibet, but you can only experience Lhasa within such a period. Therefore spending 7 days and 10 days enjoying a Tibet tour is more suitable. And if you want to deeply explore Tibet, you need to add more time on your travel plan.

As a Tibet tour expert with over 10 years of Tibet tour running experience, booking your Tibet tour package through us is a sensible option. we can customize a Tibet travel package for you matching your requirements. Once you book Tibet trip through us, we promise you a seamless Tibet journey, including confirming your itinerary, applying for the all required permit, reserving your train or flight ticket to Tibet, arranging accommodations, providing guide tour service, etc.

If you are still in a quandary on how long you should spend in touring Tibet, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us for inquiries, we are pleased to serve you.

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