Group tour with Wonders of Tibet

TIBETAN TRAVEL AGENCY

TASHI DELEK! GREETINGS FROM TIBET!

WELCOME TO WONDERS OF TIBET!

Wonders of Tibet is a Tibetan-owned agency, based in Lhasa. We are a team of experienced and knowledgeable Tibetan guides. Each has been leading groups for over 10 years.

We arrange unforgettable journeys in various parts of Tibet in all seasons.

Contact our passionate team today and get answers to all your questions about traveling in Tibet.

Group Tour visiting during Peach Blossom

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SMALL GROUP TOURS

Group tours are designed to appeal to a wide range of interests as we created our itineraries based on our clients’ feedback. You will travel with a small group of like-minded people (no more than 10 people),
some of them might become your friends (and we have seen it in the past).

Joining a group tour will lower the cost of your trip while providing an opportunity to see
the best of what Tibet has to offer.

2024-2025 SPECIAL TOURS

Pilgrims visiting Mount Kailash on Saga Dawa

Saga Dawa Festival Tour 2025

June 4 – June 18, 2025

This special tour takes you to the sacred Mount Kailash during the biggest festival of the year. Saga Dawa Festival celebrated the day of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. It attracts thousands of pilgrims from all around Tibet, India, and the world.

You will see the greatest diversity of Tibetan national dress as people wear their best clothes for the festival.

Shoton Festival Tour 2024

August 2 – August 10, 2024

Great way to experience Tibetan cultural and religious life as we join them in celebrating one of the most important Buddhist festivals.

Shoton or yogurt festival is celebrated in August and attracts pilgrims from all over Tibet. We will visit the most important festival events.

Peach blossom - spring views in Eastern Tibet

Peach Blossom Tour: from Lhasa to Nyingchi

April 1st – April 8, 2025

The 8-day Peach Blossom Festival tour combines cultural exploration with opportunities to enjoy the incredible landscapes of Tibet. We will start our tour in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In Lhasa, we explore Potala Palace, 7th-century Jokhang Temple, Sera, and Drepung monasteries.

After that, we will take the scenic road toward Nyingchi, the Eastern region of Tibet. Nyingchi is famous for its gorgeous natural views, where you can enjoy the sights of lush green vegetation covering mountain slopes, rivers, lakes, and of course the famous peach blossom. 

OUR CLIENTS ABOUT US

A fantastic satisfying experience

We travelled on the 15 day Mt Everest Base Camp and Mt Kailash trip from 1-15 May 2024. We are 77 and 72. The trip was so well organised, thank you so much to Gyaltsen for his excellent communication before the trip, and going out of his way to get our Tibetan Permits, considering we were actually over the age limit. We had an excellent guide, who made our tour very pleasant and easy going. Tashi was very well educated on the development of all the monasteries we visited and Tibetan history. He has been a guide for 19 years, so very experienced and this he indicated with his respect, his concern for all individuals on the tour and his unending patience. We managed to see Mt Everest in all her glory, with a beautiful clear day. We walked one day, 20kms, of the Kora. It was not easy, but glad we at least walked the first day. It seems when it is colder that oxygen levels are even less than in summer months. The Manasovara Lake was heavenly. We had perfect weather the whole tour. Wonders of Tibet totally support the Tibetan travel industry and we would thoroughly recommend other tourists to see Tibet with this company. Thank you so much Tashi, you are a Tibetan gem, a really lovely person with a passionate and open caring heart. Thank you Gyaltsen for your excellent communication, organisational skills and hospitality on our arrival. We appreciated everything you did for us to make this a very memorable journey. Love to you both Hamid and Glenda.

Glenda and Hamid

local Tibetan owned business

We are very glad to travelled with Wonders of Tibet company. They are local Tibetan owned business with very honest service and most importantly they serve you as a family.

Marry C

An unforgettable private tour through Tibet

‘Wonders of Tibet’ is a family-run business and when you travel with them, you become part of an extended family that offers a very personal, accommodating and flexible service throughout. I travelled to Tibet by myself in September 2019 but managed to arrange to be part of a larger trekking group for a few days which was lovely in terms of company but also brought down the cost of my trip. Due to initial altitude sickness and a few other hiccups along the way I missed a few sightseeing trips at the beginning of my tour but this was in part made up towards the end of my trip when I was feeling fine. I will always be grateful to ‘Wonders of Tibet’ for making me feel safe and welcome in Tibet and for doing so much more than ‘just being a tour guide’.

Natascha Slasten

The best guide, we have ever met – thank you Gyaltsen very much!!!

August 2018 – It was wonderful trip to Tibet. Our friendly guide, Gyaltsen, has told us a lot about religion and culture of this amazing country! He has also made our journey very comfortable, since everything was very well planned. He told us about Tibetan traditional medicine preventing altitude sickness – we could sleep well at night after we took it everyday in the evening.
We were very lucky that we could see Mt. Everest (not covered by clouds) and spend night at Mt. Everest Base Camp.

We recommend strongly – if you want to visit Tibet, contact Gyaltsen!

Agnieszka

Tourists visiting Karola Glaciers
Kozyra Agnieszka

Exceptional guide: Gyaltsen

I had the chance to take a 2 weeks trip around western Tibet (Lhasa – Shigatse – Mt Kailash – Manasarovar- EBC) with Gyaltsen as a guide.

I have no word to express how grateful I was to have him as a guide.

He not only is the most experimented and reliable guide but he also has the kindest attention for his guests.

Thank you a million time Gyaltsen, You are a living Bodhisattva.

Remy

Perfectly organized trekking tour

I did a trekking tour with Kalsang in August, we went from Ganden to Samye. It is a very beautiful trek and we enjoyed the scenery around us every day. The trek was a little difficult, but Kalsang was encouraging me and helping when it was necessary. I am happy I did it. Great memories about Tibet!

Kelly

Private 16-Day Trip in Tibet

I had a fulfilling & satisfying 16-day trip in Tibet with my ever so attentive tour guide & driver. My fears and uncertainties were allayed as I began my travels with them. It had been such an enjoyable pilgrimage that I looked forward to travel with them soon; real soon.
Terry Singapore

Lake in Tibet
Terry

Great experience

My guide was wonderful, he arranged everything and I only had to buy tickets to get to Tibet. I am vegetarian and every time we went to restaurant or tea house, he made an extra effort to arrange a vegetarian meal for me.
I had an amazing time in Tibet!

Maria

Tibet travel with the best tour guide Gyaltsen!

Our group of 4 had Gyaltsen’s superb guidance for 5 days, traveling thru Lhasa and a few other places in the vicinity in the summer of 2015. Gyaltsen is knowledgeable, resourceful, friendly, honest and I wholeheartedly recommend Gyaltsen’s service to anyone looking for a safe traveling to Tibet. I, in fact did recommend his service to my friend at work who traveled thru Tibet along with his wife the following year. They both agreed with me and had nothing but the best things to say about Gyaltsen who took them on a trekking tour from Lhasa to Mt Everest!

Thank you, Gyaltsen!

T. Nguyen

Trip of a lifetime in Tibet

Our party of three joined several others from all parts of the world for an 8 day adventure to EBC. Upon meeting Gaps at the airport, he ensured we were all taken care of and settled in before our tour started the next day. Gaps was always very friendly and accommodating for our group. He has such a great spirit that was contagious. It was my husband’s birthday on the trip and they provided him with a cake and candles. We felt that they went above and beyond on our entire trip. This trip was very enlightening for me and I can’t wait until we can go on another trip to Tibet. I am sure we will book with Gaps. He made the trip so much more with his candor and kindness. I learned so much about the region, culture, and Buddhist culture while we were there. Don’t hesitate to book this trip with Gaps, you won’t regret it!

Lacey

Great travel

Hello everyone ! I’m was in Tibet in 2014, the group was led by Gyaltsen. It was thanks to him that the trip turned out to be well planned, comfortable and very informative. Gyaltsen is a very competent guide, who loves his work and is able to show and explain everything, while creating a maximum of comfort for tourists. If once again I’m going to go to Tibet, my guide’s choice will be only one – my great friend Gyaltsen , whom I boldly recommend to other travelers, you will have all the best! Gyaltsen is able to show the most interesting places in Tibet, flexibly considering the demands of tourists and the possibility of staying, while at the same time providing the greatest possible comfort for traveling and staying in hotels and guest houses. So, dear Gyaltsen , thanks for the trip and success and prosperity to your tourism business!

Jonni (Yevgeniy) , Kazakhstan

Best travel ever.

I travelled a lot and they are one of the best travel agent I have come across. They try their very best to countermeasure any unforeseen event. Make changes to make sure all their customers enjoy their trip and not being interrupt by anything.

Way to go and keep up the good job!

Elaine soong

The best way to discover Tibet

I travelled to Tibet in 2013 together with two friends. We were lucky enough to have the best tour guide ever, Gyaltsen, who showed us (a small part of) his homeland and answered all our questions. He’s extremely nice and helpful and speaks a perfect English. We had a private tour, which we planned in advance. Only bad thing is that it was too short, so I’m definitly going to go back and see more, and of course I will contact him again.

Valeria

A perfect trip

Our trip to Tibet in April 2015 exceeded our expectations on every level, the whole experience was nothing short of magical.
In April 2015 we joined a 7 day tour in Tibet. Far and away, the highlight of our trip was our local guide, Gyaltsen.So fantastic that we felt like he became part of our family.
Useless to say he contributed to make our trip perfect. First, his knowledge is nothing short of awesome, starting from his fluent English. He made the history, geography and culture of Tibet come alive for all of us.
His patience with our varying multi-cultural group and our different timings to adapt to high altitude was also amazing.
On very top of that we were in Tibet during and unexpected and exceptional situation: the earthquake. Again they all, expecially Gyaltsen, not only understood our needs but had to the keen ability and knowledge to know how to handle the situation.
After this experience, we will be recommending a trip to Tibet to everyone we know with an interest in travel, and will suggest they use this company to plan their trip.  Can’t say enough good things about it!

Entrance to the monastery in Tibet
carla

excellence experience and a trip in a life time

I and my family had a 7 day trip to Tibet in 2015. Gap was our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable, and very friendly. He has arranged very well our whole trip, from where to stay, what food to try, the beautiful views and rich culture! We especially value his deep knowledge and his great introduction of the history and the culture. He speaks great English which my daughter likes the most. So she can ask all kinds of questions. It is a trip once in a life time! We appreciate Gap very much for his excellent guide, and highly recommend Gap if you are planning a trip to Tibet.

Liang Shi

Simply otherworldly

Few places in the world have ever made such a lasting impression on us as Tibet did. The magnificent views, otherworldly and everchanging landscapes and the deep spiritual devotion of the tibetan population are, among other things, what made this 8day trip from the former forbidden city of Lhasa to the recently re-opened Nepali border the trip of a lifetime! But none of it would have been the same without our guide Gyal-tsen. To be able to catch a glimpse into and understanding of the mysterious and somewhat mystical culture and day-to-day life of its inhabitants was something we could only dream of until we met him. Highly knowledgeable, insight- and resourceful, friendly, funny and kind, and despite all of its stunning natural beauty, Gyal-tsen turned out to be what we miss most about Tibet. And when in doubt at lunch or dinner, just order what he’s having! Tu jay chay!

Liesbeth and Nicolas

Nicolas and Liesbeth

An experience for life in Tibet thanks to guide Gyaltsen

It is my pleasure to write this review about our trip with guide Gyaltsen in Tibet. It was our second trip to this fascinating country and culture. We – my wife, daughter and me – were interested in the history, culture and religion of Tibet and in its amazing landscape and nature. During 10 days we experienced numerous impressions, which widened our horizon and view on life. Landscapes of breath-taking beauty, monasteries full of history and culture, and kind and hospitable Tibetan people will stay in our mind for the rest of our life. From Lhasa we traveled to Gyantse and further Shigatse, finally reaching Everest base camp, passing through ancient towns and villages, monasteries, valleys and mountains of the Himalaya.
Gyaltsen is a highly educated young man with a deep knowledge of the history and cultural background of his home country. He is very kind, always helpful, respects the wishes of his tour guests and speaks perfectly English. He flexibly adapted the tour to our wishes and did his best fulfil our expectations in this visit to Tibet – getting a deep insight into culture, religion, history and Tibetan everyday life, and experience the landscape of the Himalaya mountains. Dr. Werner Nader and family, Hamburg, Germany

Dr. Werner Nader

Awesome adventure in Tibet

I went to Tibet with my ex girlfriend in the summer and Gaps was amazing. What started off as a trek to base camp ended in a complete emersion into Tibet. From experiencing the cuisine and host family stays to sightseeing and the insightful discussions with Gaps, the trip to base camp was amazing don’t get me wrong but the insight and expertise from Gaps made this trip exceptional. Highly recommended. My ex is now my wife by the way.

Chris

A must visit

It was with great experienced having the private tour with Mr.Gaps. Realizing the much differences between Tibetan and others. So much mysteries to know about. We were having a birthday party too!
It is a peaceful and tranquil place everyone dreams of. Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, people go round chasing something unrealistic.
Mr.Gaps is very kind to provide me a local traditional medicine for my headache ?
I would love to go back with more adventure activities…. definately will look for Mr.Gaps!

Marcus Sae Yen Hong

Great experience

I went to Tibet with my friend in spring of 2016. We joined a group of 10+ people from all over the world for the 8-day EBC trip and had Gaps as our tour guide. The whole process prior to the trip was very smooth and they provided us with tips on planning on our end while they took care of the documentation part. We had a great time immersing in the Tibetan culture and Buddhism religion during the trip. Gaps was very knowledgeable in the local culture and Buddhism and explained everything we were curious about. The team was very professional and patient. It was the best tour experience I have had and unforgettable moment when we saw the tip of Mt Everest. Definitely would recommend it to others!

Mengqi Wan

Fantastic trip – best of my life!

We did the 8 day Lhasa – Mount everest tour with a small group and I absolutely loved every moment from this trip. Gaps was a great and fun guide and very aknowledged about Tibetan Buddhism and culture. I highly recommend him as your guide so you can get the full Tibet experience. It was without hesitation the best tour I ever had, and an experience I will always remember.

Jessica from the Netherlands!

Tibet travel

Gyaltsen is very experienced guide and his knowledge about Tibetan Buddhism, culture and places is amazing. I did a 8 days EBC trip and everything was great. He was always able to provide assistance and information for all our needs including helping me to find some of the local homemade barley beer and Tibetan medicines that helped me to recover from an old knee injury. As for the travel itself everything was done in professional manner beggining with the airport pickup, acclimatizing, monastery tours and EBC- one of the best times in my life. Traveling to Tibet is definitely a great choice and I highly recommend Gyaltsen as your guide so you can get the full authentic experience of local culture, stunning views and holy mountains and the greatest treasure of them all – the kindness and the warmth of the Tibetan people.

Nikolay Hasekiev

Trip of a lifetime

Our party of three joined several others from all parts of the world for an 8 day adventure to EBC. Upon meeting Gaps at the airport, he ensured we were all taken care of and settled in before our tour started the next day. Gaps was always very friendly and accommodating for our group. He has such a great spirit that was contagious. It was my husband’s birthday on the trip and they provided him with a cake and candles. We felt that they went above and beyond on our entire trip. This trip was very enlightening for me and I can’t wait until we can go on another trip to Tibet. I am sure we will book with Gaps. He made the trip so much more with his candor and kindness. I learned so much about the region, culture, and Buddhist culture while we were there. Don’t hesitate to book this trip with Gaps, you won’t regret it!

Lacey

Glorious Tibet

I would like to highly recommend Gyaltsen as your tour guide he drew us into a new and different world full of Tibetan culture and wonder. We found him very knowledgeable and informative with a great sense of adventure and humour.
Nothing was ever too much trouble I would highly recommend him truly the trip of a lifetime.
We felt complete safe and confident in his care.
Enjoy❤️

Peta Duncalf

Rongbuk Temple Meditation Liberation

Gaps is very humble and helpful, thoughtful and insightful, and able to flavour a tour in quite a unique manner, catering even to spiritual desire. It was Gaps that introduced me to Lama Acu Sangye at the foot of Mount Everest. And I have him to thank for such an enlightening experience.

The meeting of Lama Acu, in the darkness of the southernmost Rongbuk Temple meditation cave at the foot of Everest 16,900 feet above sea level was both the geographical and spiritual apex of my Himalayan pilgrimage through China, India, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet – but it was nothing that he said and nothing that he did.

Lama Acu lead me to the inner chamber of the cave complex and we sat and meditated.

While the world without was wrestling with real and imagined acts of terror and occupation, I was wrestling with a very personal subjugation, heightened by a re-reading of the 14th century Nyingma text revealed by Karma Lingpa known as the Bardo Thodol or the Tibetan Book of the Dead or Liberation through Hearing During the Intermediate State.

After meditating with Acu for some time in the relative warmth of the temple cave, I decided to go on my way. Climbing up the stone steps, back out to the surface I was struck by a truly profound realisation.

I was stood at the very foot of the tallest peak in the world – and yet somehow I had forgotten this completely while inside the cave. It occurred to me then all of a sudden that if I was able to ignore such a physical colossus, it must be possible to ignore anything that I encounter – physically or mentally. And that, quite simply, was the realisation, that was the liberation.

Acu Sangye - Rongpuk Cave
Jim

Excellent information and services

I went to Lhasa with my twin brother and grand parents for 4 days. My grand mother was worried about the trip because she doesn’t travel much, but it turned out to be so easy to coordinate everything with our tour guide. Tickets, travel permits and practical information was sorted out in no time. We chose to travel by train from Beijing and it was an unforgettable experience. Upon arrival we were picked up by our charismatic tour guide who was extremely well-informed and could answer all our questions about Tibet, religion and the local lifestyle in the city.
It was without doubt one of the best trips I ever had, and an experience I will remember the rest of my life. Many thanks to our brilliant tour guide for making this trip possible and for providing excellent information and services on our trip.

Stefan Riis Jensen

THE BEST PRIVATE TOURS

Private tours are perfect for those who want the maximum level of freedom in building the itinerary. You can book a tour of almost any duration, select hotels and the pace, choose which attractions to visit, and how much time to spend there.

We offer some of our most popular itineraries, however, they are just suggestions, you are welcome to customize them!

TREKKING IN TIBET

Historically, the majority of Tibetans were nomads, and they were constantly moving to find new places for their herds. They were traveling through the mountains on foot, covering great distances. Nowadays we can walk these historic routes and enjoy the views of untouched nature, the highest mountain ranges, fast rivers, and crystal clear lakes.

There are countless fantastic trekking routes in Tibet.
You will have a unique experience away from the popular tourist routes.

Spend time enjoying the breathtaking scenery and socializing with local Tibetans!

Wild donkeys in the Tibetan valley

Tsurphu to Yangpachen

After spending time in Lhasa acclimatizing and exploring the capital, we will drive North-West. This beautiful trek runs from Tsurphu Monastery to Yangpachen Monastery. We will walk through vast valleys, cross a few high passes, meet nomads, and visit monasteries and temples.

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Mount Everest and Rongbuk monastery in Tibet

Old Thingri to Everest

We start our journey in Lhasa to acclimatize and explore the capital. After that we will drive to Old Thingri and start 60km trek. It runs through vast valleys, mountain streams and rivers, nomad settlements with a view on the highest mountain range on the planet.

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WAYS TO TRAVEL TO TIBET

Flights to Tibet

The fastest way to travel to Tibet. Available from all major Chinese cities and from Nepal.

Train going through Tibetan plateau

Trains to Tibet

The most affordable route to Tibet. Available from large Chinese cities.

Overland to Tibet

The most scenic route connects Tibet and Nepal through the border in Gyirong port

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Tourists visiting Yamdrok lake, Tibet

It is easy to arrange your trip to Tibet once you know all document requirements.

  • Chinese visa. There are exceptions for citizens of a few countries that can travel visa-free.
  • Tibet travel permit.
TIBET TRAVEL PERMIT

We arrange all necessary permits for you.
Learn more about permits, how long it takes to apply, and what kind of permits you can see in Tibet.

CHINESE VISA

Most travelers need Chinese visa to travel to Tibet. Learn how to apply, what documents you need, and how long it takes.

CHINESE GROUP VISA IF YOU TRAVEL THROUGH NEPAL

You need a different type of visa if you travel through Nepal - Chinese group visa. It is issued in the Embassy in Kathmandu.

FESTIVALS IN TIBET

Buddhism plays an important part in the lives of all Tibetans. That’s why most of the festivals in Tibet are religious. They are widely celebrated and visiting during one of the festivals is a great way to experience Tibetan culture. The main festivals are Losar - Tibetan New Year, Saga Dawa - the day of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana, Shoton or yogurt festival, and butter lamp festival. Because Tibetans use the Lunar calendar, festival dates change every year. You can check the festival calendar in the article about festivals

MEETS TIBET FAMOUS ANIMALS

Taking photos on Yak in Tibet

Tibetan Yak

Meet these magnificent animals at Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, and while driving through pasture lands

meet Tibetan-Mastiff-dog

Tibetan Mastiff Dog

Take photos with them near Yamdrok Lake. You can also see many Tibetan mastiffs when trekking. They guard the nomad's tents.

meet Tibetan Animals Horse-riding-in-Tibet

Horses

Enjoy horse riding in Tibet. You can combine horse riding with a visit to a traditional Tibetan nomad family

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