Tibet, on the lofty Tibetan Plateau on the northern side of the Himalayas, is an autonomous region of China. It's nicknamed the “Roof of the World” for its towering peaks. It shares Mt. Everest with Nepal. Its capital, Lhasa, is site of hilltop Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s winter home, and Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s spiritual heart, revered for its golden statue of the young Buddha.



Tibet offers fabulous monasteries, breath-taking high-altitude walks, stunning views of the world’s highest mountains and one of the most likeable cultures you will ever encounter.


Visa Required

A valid Chinese visa is required. A Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit is also required to enter Tibet. Chinese embassies will not issue a visa if your passport has less than six months' validity remaining.

Population Currency Capital City

3.18 million

Renminbi (¥)


Popular Tibet Tours
Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra   14 days
Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Intense trekking while sight-seeing at Kathmandu, Nyalam, Dongba, Mansarovar, Darchen and Nyalam

Mt. Khailash tour   15 days
Mt. Khailash tour

Intense hiking and sightseeing in Kathmandu, Naylam, Saga, Manasarover and Saga

Tibet Overland Tour 8 Days   8 days
Tibet Overland Tour 8 Days

Sightseeing tour through Kathmandu, Nylam, Ghatse, Lhasa and Kathmandu

Tibet Tour 6 Days   6 days
Tibet Tour 6 Days

Light hiking and sight-seeing trip in Tibet taking you to Kathmandu and Lhasa

Tibet Tour via Everest day camp   10 days
Tibet Tour via Everest day camp

Sight-seeing and hiking at moderate difficulty at Kathmandu, Nylam, Ronbuk, Lhatse and Lhasa