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About Explore Tibet
Explore Tibet is the leading local Tibetan owned tour company that provides authentic Tibet private tours for different interests and needs. We are native Tibetan and based in Lhasa, we have profound knowledge of our culture, religion and tradition to provide you an insight Tibet experiences. As being a local Tibetan tour operator, we are specialized on customizing private tours and day tours on the Tibetan plateau, the beautiful landscape and pristine nature will provide you a meaningful experiences. Being a local Tibetan tour company, just competing the cost and neglecting the cultural and environmental destruction is not our culture, we always prioritize our customer services by using experienced local Tibetan guides and high safety record drivers, using local services and encourage local business is the core value of our exist. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Tibet tours and travel permit regulation. WE WELCOME YOU TO VISIT OUR COUNTRY.
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Private 4 Days Lhasa Highlights Tour

Visit some of Tibet’s most important monuments during a 3-night tour of Lhasa with a private guide. View highlights including UNESCO World Heritage–listed Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery; experience traditional Tibet while strolling around Barkhor Street; see the winter palace for many Dalai Lamas; admire one of Tibet’s most venerated Buddha statues; and hear from a local guide about Lhasa’s history and culture throughout your tour. Accommodation, all entrance fees, transportation, airport or train station pickup and drop-off, and travel permits are all included.
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4 days
from $525.66

8 days Tibet Overland Small Group Tour to Kathmandu via Gyirong Port

This overland group tour includes couple of days in 

Lhasa see the world famous archtecture Potala palace, World heritage Jokhang temple, livelyhood Tibetan cultural street Bakhor and other monastic colleges, then after the acclimatization in 

Lhasa, the tour start heading toward great Himalayans, an overnight at the 

Everest Base Camp will remark this tour as once in a lifetime experiences with picturesque of the world highest peak Mt Everest (8848m) right in front of your eyes, after seeing the sunrise of the Everest, you will slowly going down to Gyirong valley, which is also known as Kyirong, where it has lower altitude and sub-tropical climate. This overland group tour ends at the Kyirong/Gyirong border and then cross the border to Nepal. You will get Nepal visa at the arrival.
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8 days
from $1,050.53

Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour

Immerse yourself in Tibet’s stunning scenery on this private 5-night tour of Lhasa and Shigatse, including 4-star accommodation, private transport and transfers, and some meals. Marvel over the UNESCO-listed Jokhang Temple; explore the architectural wonder of Potala Palace; and visit the Drepung Monastery, the home temple of the Dalai Lamas. Journey along the dramatic China-Nepal Friendship Highway to explore the mountain towns of Gyantse and Shigatse; tour the enormous Tashilhunpo Monastery, home to the Panchen Lama; and enjoy views over the Tibetan Plateau and the sacred Yamdrok Lake.
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6 days
from $894.74

Private 6-Night Tibet Yamdrok Lake Camping Tour

Visit all the main sights of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery, plus experience the Tibetan countryside on this private 6-night tour. With a private guide and driver, you'll explore World Heritage–listed religious landmarks, spend one night camping at Yamdrok Lake, see a renowned convent, and visit Shigatse to tour Pelkhor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Kumbum and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Your guide shares insights into Tibetan culture and history throughout your tour, which includes accommodation, private vehicle, entrance fees and Tibet travel permits.
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7 days
from $1,448.36

Private 15-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including 3-Day Mt Kailash Trek

Soak up the spiritual, cultural and geographical highlights of Tibet on this private 15-day tour from Lhasa, including accommodation, entrance fees, airport transfers and private transport. Enjoy an action-packed itinerary including UNESCO World heritage sites like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple; revered landmarks like the Sera and Drepung monasteries; and natural wonders like Yamdrok Lake and Lake Manasaravor. After a week of sightseeing, set out on the ultimate pilgrimage: a challenging 3-day hike to the sacred peak of Mt Kailash, reaching heights of over 18,000 feet (5,485-meters).
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15 days
from $3,284.22
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lidia b wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Tibet is beautiful, their people too. The guide and the driver were very kind and very nice people. I lost my camera and they did everything to recover it. Finally it was not lost :) Thanks for your kindness. And the best of the lucks. Lidia
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Date of experience: June 2019
Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Dear Lidia, Thanks for the review and thank your for being with us. We wish you all the best! Best Regard, Choephel
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Cindy R wrote a review Dec 2019
191 contributions13 helpful votes
Explore Tibet really knows how to provide its guests an unforgettable exploration of life and culture in Tibet. The service was first rate and began with Sherry, who arranged- then rearranged- a four day tour for me. My driver, Nanguang, provided excellent and punctual transportation to and from each site, while my tour guide, Norbu, shared fascinating historical and architectural facts about the tour sites and about Lhasa. I highly recommend Explore Tibet and am so pleased that I chose an excellent tour company.
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Date of experience: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Dear Cindy, Thanks for the review and thanks for being with us. We wish you a very happy New Year 2020 and Merry Christmas. With Best Regards, Choephel, Explore Tibet
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GCosta wrote a review Dec 2019
Coimbra18 contributions10 helpful votes
I would like to thank Explore Tiber for the organisation of our trip. We discussed it several months in advance. We took the 13 day cultural and spiritual tour, including Everest Base Camp, and we made some small changes concerning the places to visit. Everything went perfectly well, namely concerning Tibet Visa, the train ticket, and all the schedules The agency also supported us concerning our lost luggage. As far as our guide, Nor Bu, and the driver, everything went smoothly, as programmed, and we all 3 loved the way Nor Bu introduced us to Tibet, Tibetan people and lifestyle (. He was always available to our questions. His suggestions concerning restaurants were also great The driver was excellent: fast and safe, and always available to help us. I will definitely advise other travellers to book their trips with Explore Tibet.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Dear G Costa, Thanks for the review and thanks for being with us. We wish you a very happy New Year 2020 and Merry Christmas. With Best Regards, Choephel, Explore Tibet
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Neil wrote a review Dec 2019
7 contributions
We did a customized 4-day tour with Explore Tibet during Golden Week in China and had an unforgettable experience. Sherry not only helped us customize our itinerary for our limited amount of days, but also booked our train tickets from Xining to Lhasa on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway for October 1st (China's National Day holiday) which is extremely difficult due to high demand. Explore Tibet also booked our accommodation at the Tashitakge Hotel which was lovely, clean, with nice staff and in a perfect location in Old Lhasa about 1 minute from Bakhor Street. Our Tibetan guide, Migdol, and Tibetan driver, Norgya, were extremely professional, punctual, knowledgeable and kind. Migdol's tour was full of historical and religious context, including extensive knowledge on all the areas we visited. She also helped us find great local places to eat, drink tea and take photos. We were met at the Lhasa Railway Station upon arrival and dropped off at Lhasa Gonggar Airport for our departure. We saw Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Bakhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Gaden Monestary, and Drak Yerpa. I highly recommend touring with Explore Tibet! Thank you Sherry, Migdol and Norgya!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Dear Neilyadig Thanks for the review and thanks for being with us. We wish you a very happy New Year 2020 and Merry Christmas. With Best Regards, Choephel, Explore Tibet
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Clinton Jackson wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions
1. EXPLORE TIBET GUIDE REVIEW: My guide was Dolma and she was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout my stay and tour in Tibet. She assisted me with all of my sightseeing on my tour agenda. This included touring and being educated on the Potala palace, Sera Monastary, Deprung Monastary, and the Jokhang Temple. Furthermore, she took me to two additional temples near the Jokhang Temple, which wasnt on the agenda and was a great bonus addition to my stay. Also, she was very helpful in translating the tibetan language as I communicated with Tibetans. Her lunch and dinner recommendations were excellent, which introduced me to various Tibetan dishes and cultural experiences. She also lended a great hand in negotiating prices for souveniers and other items. Would definitely return and seek her services. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 2. EXPLORE TIBET AGENCY RECOMMENDATION: While everything went smoothly, the Explore Tibet agency can be more transparent regarding the guides that will be assisting the clients throughout the trip. Unfortunately, I only learned of my guide a couple of days before my arrival. This led to a small bit of confusion considering the guide would need to know of arrival details. And knowing who I'd be working with in another country would provide more comfort. Also, since I entered through Nepal, the same occured with their Nepal partner. So documents that needed to be clarified had to be ironed out and required additional clarification. For both above- mentioned scenarios, it would be helpful for Explore Tibet to facilitate or begin those interactions rather than leaving it up to the client to prevent confusion for foreigners and those unfamiliar with Tibetan/Chinese and Nepalese practices. At the same time, upon arrival my travel representative, Rex, did check in with me and was very responsive and professional about this feedback. Which was A+! Outside of that, the transaction was smooth and responsive, and I would definitely return to Tibet! Sincerely, Clinton
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from ExploreTibet-Sonam, Guest Relations Manager at Explore Tibet
Responded Dec 6, 2019
Dear Clinton, Thanks for the review and for being with us. We wish you all the best. Best Regards Choephel Explore Tibet
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