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Tibet Luxury Travel: How to Plan a Luxury Tibet Tour?

Last Update: April 15, 2024

Although Tibet is known for its harsh plateau environment, traveling conditions are getting better and better. In fact, it's now possible to enjoy luxury tours in Tibet, with five-star hotels, great dining options, and amazing attractions.

Various types of Tibet tours are available to cater to diverse tourist preferences, whether you're interested in cultural experiences or outdoor adventures. If you're planning a luxury trip to Tibet, read this article to get the ultimate guide and helpful tips.

Choose the Best Local Tibetan Travel Agency for High-Quality Service

When planning your journey to Tibet as an international tourist, it's essential to be part of a tour group organized by a local Tibetan travel agency, as per regulations. Selecting a reliable agency is key, especially if you're seeking a luxurious travel experience or have specific service requirements.

As the foremost Tibet tour operator based in Lhasa, we boast over 20 years of experience in organizing Tibet tours. Each month, we warmly welcome around 300 tourists to join our group tours. By opting for our Tibet tours, you'll receive guaranteed Tibet Permit and other necessary documents, and travel alongside our seasoned local Tibetan guides and experienced drivers. We're dedicated to delivering top-notch services, ensuring the utmost comfort and flexibility for an unmatched luxury tour experience in Tibet.

Join a Customized Private Tour to Travel at Your Own Pace

Normally, one can choose between joining a group tour or a private tour when visiting Tibet. By customizing a private tour, you can enjoy the ultimate luxury travel experience and explore Tibet at your own pace according to your preferences.

Tailored to your interests and schedule, an exclusive private tour ensures personalized attention from your tour guides and drivers. Whether you wish to follow classic itineraries exploring Lhasa, EBC, Mount Kailash, or Namtso Lake, among other famous attractions, or you prefer off-the-beaten-path adventures to discover the hidden charm of Tibetan culture or landscapes, a private tour provides flexibility and comfort.

Visit Everest Base CampTake the photo with the tour guide on the way to Tibet Everest Base Camp

Stay in The Most Luxurious 5-Star Hotels in Tibet

When planning a luxury tour in Tibet, choosing an elegant hotel is a key consideration. After enjoying a good rest in a comfortable room, you can replenish your strength and get energized for trekking, overland drives, or visiting more wonderful places.

Currently, several five-star hotels operate throughout the entire region of Tibet, with the majority located in Lhasa. Some famous ones include 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.

Tibet St. Regis Lhasa ResortSt. Regis Lhasa Resort is one of the luxury 5-star hotels in Tibet.

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.

As for the 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.

Indulge in Authentic Cuisine at Fancy Restaurants 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. Here in Tibet, there is a wide collection of fancy restaurants offering different kinds of cuisines, from Tibetan food to Chinese food, to Nepali and Indian dishes.

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

The 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 of the Jokhang Temple.

Lhasa Snow Land Restaurant is a popular dining 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.

Dinner in Lhasa Snow Land RestaurantOur clients enjoyed a delightful dinner at Lhasa 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 our guide for advice, as they are locals and quite familiar with dining conditions in Tibet.

Travel with the Expert Local Tour Guide to Discover the Real Tibet

For a smooth and pleasant luxury tour in Tibet, you also need to find a good private tour guide. 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.

Tour with guideOur tour guide took clients to explore the famous Barkhor Street.

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.

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

Ensure Comfort and Safety during Your Luxury Tibet Tour

Last but not the least, ensuring comfort and safety is paramount during your luxury Tibet tour. With high altitudes prevalent across Tibet, it's essential to acclimatize gradually to prevent altitude sickness, especially if you are considering visiting Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, or other mountainous areas. It is recommended to stay in Lhasa for a couple of days before venturing to higher elevations.

Additionally, considering the harsh weather, packing warm clothes and personal care items is essential even when visiting Tibet in summer. Preparing first-aid items is advantageous for exploring rugged terrains and undertaking challenging treks.

Our tours prioritize safety measures, including experienced guides and support staff, ensuring your well-being throughout the journey. By adhering to these principles, you can fully immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Tibet, creating unforgettable memories with peace of mind.


Enjoying a luxury trip in Tibet is not just a dream; it's entirely achievable with proper planning. The best option is to book your Tibet tour with us to enjoy our exclusive and meticulously tailored tour services.

In addition to the standard services such as Tibet Permit application assistance and train or flight ticket booking, we also promise you the most comfortable stay in high-end luxury hotels, delectable and authentic dining experiences, as well as skilled drivers and expert local guides. If you have any questions about planning a luxury tour in Tibet, please feel free to contact us or leave your comments below.

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