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Luxury Travel Tibet: How to Plan a Luxury Tibet Tour

Last Update: March 19, 2021

With the spectacular scenery of highland mountains and lakes, entrancing Buddhist monasteries, unique mysterious culture, Tibet allures many tourists every year. However, not only satisfied with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the plateau, many people also want to enjoy a luxury travel in Tibet.

And to tell the truth, the land of Tibet is suitable for a luxury journey, in spite of its harsh environment and remoteness. You can find five-star hotels, exquisite restaurants and excellent attractions here. What’s more, you can enjoy our VIP services when you book your tour with us. Read more to find how to plan your luxury Tibet tour.

Luxury 5-Star Hotels in Tibet

When it comes to planning a luxury tour in Tibet, getting yourself an elegant hotel could be the first thing to consider. And it is particularly important to sleep well in the rough environment of the plateau. After having a good rest in the comfortable room, you can replenish your strength, and get energetic to go trekking, drive overland or visit more wonderful places.

Choose from 5-star hotels for your Luxury Tibet tour

At present, there are 3 five-star hotels in operation in the entire region of Tibet, all of which are located in Lhasa. They are the St. Regis Lhasa Resort, the Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise and the Shangri-La Hotel.

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is the first five-star hotel opened in Tibet. It is ideally located near the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, within just a few minutes' walk. There are 150 deluxe rooms and 12 spacious villas and suits, all offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley. Tourists can also enjoy the unique spa service for relaxation and relief from altitude sickness.

The Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise is situated near the Lhasa River and about 7 km to the Potala Palace, in a beautiful surrounding. There are 472 rooms in the hotel, each including TV, mini bar, private bathrooms, and spacious interiors. The hotel is uniquely designed, setting in a series of pyramid-like glass structures, making it a new landmark in Lhasa.

5-star hotel in LhasaIntercontinental Lhasa Paradise in Lhasa

As for Shangri-La Hotel, it is surrounded by mountains, within a 10-minute walk to Potala Palace and Norbulingka, offering the perfect combination of modernity and Tibetan charm. The interiors feature traditional Tibetan design and all rooms and suites include a private balcony. The hotel also has an all-day Yunding Restaurant, as well as a distinctive Travelers’ Lounge and Shambhala Bar.

Besides, there are also more luxury hotels, like Brahmaputra Grand Hotel, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel etc. These high-end hotels all have their own features, and can meet various needs of different people.

If you are not quite sure which hotel to choose, you can ask for help from us. We can recommend the most suitable hotel according to your preference. Also, we can help to book your desired hotel and guarantee the most comfortable stay during your trip in Tibet.

Private Tour Guide with Vehicle; Travel at Your Pace

The second important thing in planning a luxury tour to Tibet is to book a customized private tour, since foreigners cannot travel alone in Tibet. And you need to find a reputable travel agency based in Lhasa, like us, to offer the services you need and you want.

Trekking in TibetYou can travel at your own pace whether you are trekking, or taking overland trip in Tibet.

Unlike small group tour, your private tour for luxury travel in Tibet can be fully customized. You can choose the classic or popular itinerary to visit Lhasa, Everest Base Camp or Namtso Lake etc. Or you can break the routine to plan your own itinerary to your liking. Our senior guide and consultant can give you professional advice based on your preference.

Whether you are going to travel on your own, or with your loved ones, or with family or friends, you will be completely undisturbed from others. You can freely take control of your time, and even cancel or change your next destination at any time, just on a whim. Our experienced driver is always at your service, and can ensure you a pleasant and safe transfer to each attraction.

Fancy Restaurants available in Tibet

Except for sleeping well, eating well is also important for a luxury tour in Tibet. Nothing could be better than enjoying a decent dinner with the best gourmet food at the end of the day. And here in Tibet, there are a wide collection of fancy restaurants offering kinds of cuisines, from Tibetan food to Chinese food, to Nepali and Indian dishes.

Top-pick Restaurants in Tibet

Tibetan Family Kitchen is the first one of the kind in Lhasa, providing authentic Tibetan food and cooking classes for tourists. There is a rooftop seating where you can see the Barkhor Street and Jokhang Temple. Except for Asian cuisines, the restaurant also offers vegetarian food.

House of Shambhala is the place where you can enjoy food quietly with your companions. It is not that big but offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The restaurant is located in Old Town to the north-east from the Jokhang Temple.

Lhasa Snow Land Restaurant is a popular dinning place, combining Chinese, Western, Tibetan, Indian and Nepalese food, and is often visited by foreigners. The restaurant is decorated in a typical Tibetan style, with many beautiful photos hanging on the walls.

restaurant in lhasaLhasa Snow Land Restaurant

The Summit Cafe perhaps is the one offering the most pure taste of coffee in Lhasa city. There are delicious snacks like muffins, pizza, Tiramisu cake etc. It is a quiet and clean place to have a good rest.

Makye Ame is a famous art restaurant mainly offering Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan dishes. The restaurant is decorated in Tibetan style, with Tibetan signers presenting programs at the bar on the second floor.

Of course, there are more recommended restaurants like Dunya Restaurant, Tashi I, Lhasa Kitchen etc. You can ask for our guide for advice, as they are locals and quite familiar with dining condition in Tibet.

Local 5-star Tibetan Tour Guide with More than 10 Years’ Experience; Will Show You the Real Tibet

The last but not least, you need to find a good private tour guide for your luxury tour in Tibet. A local guide is required for any foreigners to tour Tibet, according to the current travel policy. As the leading tour operator based in Lhasa, we have a mature guide team. Many of our Tibetan guides have a working experiences of over 10 years, and are definitely the ones you are looking for.

Our local Tibetan tour guides are conscientious and responsible, fluent in English, and will do their best to ensure you a smooth journey in Tibet. What’s more, not merely getting their jobs done, they are more like your friends in Tibet, and are enthusiastic to introduce their hometown to you.

Local guide for tibet tourYou private local Tibetan guide can show you the real Tibet.

With extensive knowledge and travel experiences, they can answer your questions about Tibet at any time. Whether you are going to do trekking, photographing or explore unpopular places in Tibet, they can give feasible suggestions. You can also get the first-hand information or little-known stories about Tibet culture, history, religion and so on. Travelling with them, you can experience a real Tibet you want to see.


Enjoying a luxury travel in Tibet is not a dream, as long as you plan it well. And the best option is to book your Tibet tour with us, to enjoy our exclusively and ingeniously tailored tour services for your trip.

In addition to the regular services on Tibet permit application, train or flight ticket booking, we also promise you the most comfortable stay in high-end luxury hotels, delicate and authentic food dining, as well as experienced drivers and expert local guides. If you still have any question about planning luxury tour in Tibet, please feel free to contact us or leave your comments below.

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