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“Three things you need to know about traveling to Tibet”
Review of Tibet Discovery

Tibet Discovery
Ranked #11 of 77 Tours in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tibet Discovery provides tailor-made private tours and buget join-in group tours in Lhasa and related area, at an unbeatable local price. Contact our Experts of travel consultant to tailor a tour!
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Three main reasons I recommend Tibet Discovery:
1) To visit Tibet as a foreigner, in addition to the Chinese visa, you must also apply for the Tibetan permit. Not all tour agencies can successfully obtain the Tibetan permit.
Tibet Discovery has good track record in obtaining the Tibetan permit for its clients.
That's why I chose to work with them.
2) Potala Palace only allows a limited number of tourists to visit each day. The admissions ticket is hard to get. You must wait in line to buy it in advance. Tibet Discovery knows well how to obtain the tickets. I chose to pay them for this service so I didn't have to do it and to free myself up for additional sightseeing.
3) The security in Tibet is tight. All foreigners must be accompanied by a tour guide in order to visit major attractions and you will be security checked at almost every entrance.

For all these reasons in addition to its professionally well organized tour, that's why I chose to enlist Tibet Discovery's help to travel to Tibet.

3  Thank Geminican
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

We were very appreciative of Wendy's efficiency and consideration in making all the necessary logistical arrangements so that our journey to Lhasa (through Xining) was smooth and timely. This included the detailed instructions that she communicated to us through email and WeChat. The hotel arranged was clean, comfortable and centrally located. Our trekking crew (a guide, chef and yak herder) was great and we had a good time throughout the trek although some of the places had to be skipped due to unforeseen circumstances (19th CCP National Congress).

3  Thank RahayuM41
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Jack Li of Tibet Discovery handle the tour arrangements and followed through on all my questions. In Tibet, our local guide "RJ" was wonderful and adjusted our schedule to accommodate one of the tour member's issues. There were 7 members of the tour that were arranged by different tour agencies. Our hotel accommodations were better than the other members. That was an advantage of using Tibet Discovery. There were two main goals of the trip-the first was to see and experience Potala Palace and the second was being at Everest Base Camp. Both experiences were once in a lifetime. The altitude was a concern especially at Everest Base Camp at 17,000 feet. Being the oldest at almost 76 years old, I fared better than the much younger members of the group which was surprising. One 69 year old lady had a difficult time and needed oxygen even at 12,000 feet let alone at 17,000. All the other tour members agreed to spend the day at Everest Base Camp instead of overnight so she would not suffer. All in all, I recommend Jack Li at Tibet Discovery.

4  Thank Gene C
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We had a great visit to Lhasa and enjoyed the cultural contrast with the rest of China. Our driver Lodo and guide Lusha were great. They were punctual and helpful and got us around all of the sites in good time. Lusha had great knowledge of Buddhist history. We enjoyed the restaurants chosen for lunch. A good guide also knows where the clean toilets are - thanks Lusha
Thank you Tracy for coordinating the trip. Tracy was great at communicating by email and our travel permit for Tibet was waiting at our hotel when we arrived in Beijing. We would recommend Lhasa as a place to visit and would recommend Tibet Discovery

3  Thank JPWRDB
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I strongly recommend this agency. We planned a 5-day trip to Lhasa with Tibet Discovery. From the beginning they were willing to listen to all our requirements, and also helped us gather all necessary documentation patiently. 5 of us planned to travel by plane and the agency said they would get at least two beds for us, so we planned to share the beds and all have a nice trip combining them with seating places. The day we were leaving we got notified that there were no available beds, so 3 of us left on the train seating all the trip, while the agency found a way to send the rest with plane tickets during the next days.
Once we were in Lhasa everything was perfect. The hotel was right in front of the main temple in the city and we had an exciting view from the terrace. Our guide was outstanding, friendly and caring, and spoke great English. The attraction selection was also great, showing us enough of Lhasa and still giving us time to walk around the city.
Even though we had the problem of the tickets, I strongly recommend the agency. At every moment they were quick, and showed real interest on helping us. They made all what was possible to solve the ticket problem, and gave us a great service overall.

2  Thank datamath
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