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Asia Odyssey Travel & Tours Co Ltd

Tibet Group Tours

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Tibet, the roof of the world. Most domestic and international tourists go to Tibet by joining in a group tour package, because a Tibet group tour could save much money for them, and an experienced local travel company offers them the safest way to travel among the dramatic peaks and serene lakes in Tibet.

The Tibet tour group packages listed as below were designed based on our 10 years’ experience of organizing tours to the most popular attractions available to international tourists in Tibet. We promise there are no shops, no factories and no detours during your tour. Besides, we will arrange local tour guides and buy double insurance for our customers.Furthermore, we offer high-quality service with low price!

Join in Tours FAQ

  • How many people are there in a tour group?

    Normally, there will be 8 to 10 tourists in a tour group. In order to let every tourist listen to our tour guides’ introduction clearly, there will not be more than people. Besides, we know lots of luggage are needed for a tour to Tibet, so the number of group members is limited to make sure there will be enough place for you to store your luggage.

    It would be ok if you do not want to travel with other people, please be free to let us know. We will arrange a private tour with private driver and guide for you.

  • If there are not enough people in my group, will my group be cancelled?

    No, once your deposit is received, the departure date of your group is confirmed. Even though you are the only member of your group, the group will depart on time. Unless the government decide to close Tibet or the natural conditions are not good, such as frozen road, flood, earthquake and so on, every tour group of ours will depart on time.

  • Do I have to go to an appointed city to meet other members in my group and go to Tibet together with them?

    No, it is up to you. We would ask you for the city where you will depart for Tibet from and apply for the Tibet Entry Permit (Tibet Visa) based on the information you provide. So, you just need to tell us where you will take a flight or train to Tibet, and we will list it on your Tibet Entry Permit. Please note that currently, the government only allow international tourists to travel to Tibet by flight or train.

    The photo copy of your passport and China Visa are the required documents for the application of Tibet Entry Permit.

  • Can I book the hotels by myself?

    Yes, no matter you book a group tour or private tour with us, you could book hotels on your own. In order to avoid inconvenience, please make sure the hotel you want to book is qualified to serve international tourists. Just let us know if you want to book hotels by yourself, and the price for hotel will be cut from our quotation.

    In some remote areas, there are only guesthouses which could not be book on the internet. It is better to let us book accommodation for you in those areas, such as Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp.

    Warm tips: The hotels included in our group packages are our most recommended hotels, and we could book them at a relatively low price. So, please let us know the price of hotel you want to stay in Tibet and we will check if we can get a better price.

  • Which types of vehicles do you use for the group tour packages?

    The types of vehicles vary according to the size of a tour group. Normally, we use 7-to-8-seat business car for the group with less than or equal with 4 people; 9-seat Mini bus for 5 to 7 people; 15-seat bus for 8 to 12 people; 17-seat bus for 13-14 people; 19-to-21-seat bus for 15-17 people and 29-seat bus for 18-20 people.

    Normally, there are only 8 to 10 members in a tour group. However, if you are booking a Tibet tour for more than 10 people, we could arrange a bigger vehicle. If you have more than 20 people, two vehicles are needed for the sake of safety.

  • Are there any tourist shops in the schedules of your group tour packages?

    No, we promise there would not be any shops, factory outlets or detours included in any package. Our tour guide and driver will only take you to attractions. If you want, you could buy souvenirs in the shops around those attractions. Our guide could recommend the souvenirs for you, but there would absolutely be no forced shopping.

    Warm tips: Over 200 shops and booths are located on the Barkhor Street. It is a good choice to buy local handicrafts, tea, dessert, costumes and accessories on the street.

  • Are there many restaurants in Tibet?

    It depends on where you will go in Tibet. Generally speaking, the restaurants in the urban area of Lhasa and Shigatse are much better than other places. Restaurants in both Chinese and Western can be found in these two cities.

    Restaurants in other places almost only offer Sichuan food, which is spicy and hot. You may also find a few restaurants offering local Tibetan food. According to our customers’ feedback, only a few of them like Tibetan food.

    In order to do the sightseeing smoothly, tourists are recommended to have lunch or dinner in the same restaurant.

  • Are there vegetarian restaurants in Tibet?

    There are not so many vegetarian restaurants in Tibet. Please let your guide know if you are a vegetarian. We will ask the restaurants to prepare vegetarian food for you.

    Tibetan food usually consists of staple food, soup and meat or vegetable. Most local people like mid flavors, so they only add a little salt and scallion in food. With the development of tourism, more and more people from other places go to Tibet to open their own restaurants, but there are still lots of local people who stick to their eating habits.

  • Are your tour guides local Tibetan people?

    Yes, all our tour guides are local Tibetan people. They speak Tibetan language, Mandarin and English. Some of them also speak other languages. Many Tibetan people learned Buddhism in other countries, such as India and Nepal. So, their English is even better than Chinese.

    If you want a tour guide who speaks other language to serve you, it is recommended to book a private tour, but the tour guide might be from other places of China.

  • Is there age limit for your Tibet group tours?

    No, you can join in our tour groups as long as you are healthy. Our youngest customer was only 2 years old when he went to Lhasa in 2011, while we also arranged Tibet tours for an 80-year-old senior customer in 2015. So, if your medical reports say it is ok for you to travel, please feel free to contact us for a Tibet tour.

    Warm tips: If you have heart disease or have ever undergone any major surgery, please ask your doctors for advice. After all, traveling to a plateau area is tougher than plain area.

  • I am a solo traveler. Can I join in your group?

    Yes, you are welcomed to join in our group tour packages even if you are a solo-traveler. in order to save more money, there would be a tourist who is willing to share room with you. We will make sure that the tourist’s gender is the same with you. If you do not want to share a room with others, you could pay the single room supplement to occupy the room alone.

    Warm tips: It is suggested to share a room with another tourist in Tibet, because talking to each other is helpful to acclimatize to the high altitude.

  • Do you have any emergency measures to deal with altitude sickness?

    Please kindly check out emergency measures to deal with altitude sickness as below:

    1. Taking a good rest. There will not be any sightseeing on the day you enter Tibet, because you need to take a good rest to get accustomed to high-altitude.

    2. Moving slowly. Even though you feel ok, it would still be better to walk slowly. The symptoms of altitude sickness, which include headache, chest pain and shortness of breath, may appear later. Most people would be better after one day.

    3. Taking medicine. There are a few kinds of medicine to lessen the altitude sickness, please inquire the local doctors for details. It is to recommended to take these medicine 3 days ahead of the day you enter Tibet.

    We will prepare oxygen for every tour group. Please let your guide know once you do not feel good.

  • Can your company book train or flight for me?

    Yes, please kindly let us know if you want us to book train or flight for you. We only book flight or train for tourists who would also book group or private tour packages with us.

    Tibet Entry Permit, which can only be applied by a Tibet local travel agency, is needed for international tourists who travel to Tibet. And international tourists must be accompanied by a local agency’s tour guides when they are in Tibet, so even though we are willing to book train or flight for you without asking you to book tour package with us, you are not allowed to travel in Tibet independently. That is why you have to book a tour with us.

  • When is the best time to go to Nyingchi for the Peach Blossom Festival?

    The best time to admire the Peach Blossom varies due to the altitudes of different places in Nyingchi area. For example, in the low-altitude places, such as Pomi, the peach blossom will be most beautiful at the end of March. And in Bayi Town, where the altitude is higher than Pomi, the peach blossom will be at its best time in the middle of April.

    The Gala village is the most renowned place to admire peach blossom in Nyingchi, besides, the Lake Basumtso and Lulang Forest are also good sites for peach blossom appreciation.

Customers' Reviews
  • Time:26-06-2019

    We had a unique travel experience in Tibet specailly the landscapes we saw and local people we met.

    Both of our tour guide and driver were excellent, our guide had a vast knowledge about the areas that we visited and also had extensive knowledge with the culture and history of Tibet. All the way, he made sure that we were comfortable with all aspects of the day. The place that he set for each day was appropriate for our abilities, because the tour schedule allowed for a slower start and initial days in Lhasa to adjust to the altitude. Also, the schedule did not put too much into one day. Once we departed from Lhasa and went to the higher altitudes, we did not have any problems with the heights because we were acclimated already, so a good schedule arrangment is very crucial for first-time tourists to Tibet. Our driver was very polite and accommodating person too, he always picked up us from the hotel on time every day and drove in a very safe manner and made us feel comfortable during the trip, he was a very nice man.

    Additionally, I never forget the blue sky and white cloud in Tibet, everywhere is so gorgeous that could rarely see in big cities, we love it so much and hoped to stay there longer time. But only one point I want to tell here, the 3 star standard hotel in Tibet actaully is not really equal to 3 star standard hotel I ever stayed in domestic big cities of China, so choose 4 star hotel is suggested, I think it would be much more comfortable stay in the trip. Overall, the Tibet tour was excellent, here I much thanks to our travel agency Odyseey and consultant Amy for everything you did for us for the trip, thank you!!

  • Time:29-05-2019

    Wonderful moments in Tibet thanks to Odyssey Travel. It was all so well organized thanks to Amy who had been so professional and supportive.

    The beauty of landscapes and people in Tibet were simply mesmerizing. Our guide and driver were amazing companions for this travel. The Kora of Mount Khalash was the highlight of this wonderful journey. I learned a lot about the culture of Tibet.

    Thank you Odissey!

    Philippe cori

  • Time:30-09-2019

    Last week we (4 of us) traveled to Tibet one way by train and return by flight.

    Upon arrival to Lhasa a tour guide Mr. Chimpel waited for us in the train station and took us to the hotel.

    A first class hotel big rooms very clean and best restaurants.

    The guide made a plan for the 3 days tour including all relevant sites of Lhasa and out of town.

    He's very knowledgeable and I feel like being in a class.

    At the end we (all the four of us) were very grateful to Amy who arrange all and our travel agency Asia Odyssey Travel.

    I will definitely recommend your office to any friend who will want to visit Tibet

    Best wishes.

  • Time:23-06-2019

    We went to Tibet at June 2019,our tour was arrange by Amy from Chengdu, she is very kind and helpful, we have a lot of questions before the trip, she can answer them with full of patience.

    First day, our driver and tour guide waited at airport and drive us to our lovely hotel (4 star himalaya hotel). the tour guide Mr Ba Sang from Tibet is very caring and helpful throughout the journey. Everything is well planned and taken care of. He brings us to nice local restaurants and have a good taste of local cuisine. In temple, we given detail explanation on the culture and explain to us the practice of the people. Experience at Everest Base camp is unforgettable, we able to see the remarkable view of everest mountain.

    Tibet is a place you will want to visit again and again.

    Driver Mr Xia is a good, responsible and steady driver. He drives us safely to all locations.

    Hopefully next time we can join the Ling Zhi trip to see flowers in spring time.

    Highly recommended this tour and this travel agents for their excellent service. We are happy to join on this tour.

  • Time:15-04-2018

    Most of the people go to Tibet for spiritual enlightenment. I don’t see myself a purser of religion. But when I stood in front of Jokhang Temple, watching the numerous pilgrims. I was shocked than I would have imagined. Tibet is a wonderful place from local people to the natural resource. What makes this trip extradinary is our excellent guide. He accompanied us wherever we want to and showed us local spots off the beaten track. He is pretty good at English, always shared interesting stories. I learned a few Tibetan phrases from him. The hotel arranged by our agency is well located. We were able to walk around and found local restaurant easily. Anyway, great experience

  • Time:27-05-2019

    Initially our tour consultant AMY did a fantastic job of coordinating our tour. This included arranging our small group to meet up in Lhasa despite us arriving there on different days. The accommodation was great and AMY followed up during the tour to ensure everything was going smoothly. Great Job AMY !!

    On the tour itself we were accompanied by JESSICA for whom I cannot speak highly enough. Her explanations in all the various locations proved she was very knowledgeable. Her English was clear and she was always willing and able to answer any queries. Best of all, there was not a single day when she did not greet us with a happy and friendly smile. Participated in countless photos with us. The tour was unforgettable thanks to AMY, JESSICA and Asia Odyssey Travel.