Centuries of isolation have lent the kingdom of Tibet a deep sense of spirituality and mysticism. Once upon a time you could only get there after conquering treacherous terrain and fierce warrior monks, but now – despite the complex political situation – Tibet’s open for travellers to explore. Surround yourself with smoke, incense and the murmuring of the faithful in the country’s endless temples and monasteries and experience giddy Everest views. Cross high-altitude passes, twist through towering peaks past plodding yaks, and discover contemporary Tibetan life – a mix of pilgrims and pop music, monks and mobile phones.
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Our Tibet trips score an average of 4.85 out of 5 based on 26 reviews in the last year.
I joined this trip on the 2nd day; (the 1st day was my last day of work in Beijing). I did not find the Beijing-Lhasa train trip very comfortable but then found the next few days in Lhasa, with pleasant accommodation and a flexible timetabl,e to be very comfortable. This set the tone for the rest of the trip. (For luggage I brought two bags. I think a medium-sized suitcase would have been better).
Review submitted 18 Jul 2017
When you go with Intrepid you get the best trip for your money. You get to do things and see things, that most trips do not include. And you always feel safe.
Review submitted 15 Jul 2017
In mythical Lhasa, see Tibet’s spiritual heart – Jokhang Temple – and the Dalai Lama’s former home
Follow prayer flags up to base camp and lay eyes on mighty Everest
Explore the magical structures that make up Tibet’s oldest monastery