Central Tibet loop 9 days

Central Tibet loop 8 days
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Central Tibet Loop 8 days offers you a one of a unique advantage of exploring most of the attraction Tibet has to offer to international travelers.  Not all the traveler would want to visit Everest. this tour route is third most popular tour itinerary in Tibet tourism besides Lhasa to EBC on top and Lhasa to Kailash.

In this tour, you spend some days in Lhasa. Where you will visit all the culture center and monastery in Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Ganden monastery. You will then drive on friendship high way towards Shigatse. On this way, you will visit Gyantse town and Yamdrok Lake. Then you will drive north to Namtso Lake.

At Namtso we will send a night in the local guest house and we will then drive back to Lhasa for departure 

Village Home-Stay

We offer Homestay in Traditional rural villages for our clients in Tibet. Our village homestay gives the opportunity for you experience Tibetan Custom, Tradition and the Way of Life in villages.  Which would not be available by staying in Hotels and Guesthouse. By living with a village family, you will enjoy beautiful sceneries of the Tibet countryside and better understand the local Culture. Most important, our host family we very welcoming and friendly. So, come and enjoy with our special arrangement with i-Tibet Travel.

Nomad Tent-Stay

In the Tibetan Plateau, Our Tibetan Nomands live with their herd’s harmony with the fertile environment.  We can organize the Nomad Tent-stay for all our clients. In this arrangement, travelers can get the first-hand experience of the lifestyle of Tibetan Nomads. You can join them in herding yaks and sheep, Making cheese, yogurt, Butter and try riding a Yak. By the end of the day, you can relax drinking Yak Butter tea. Enjoy the authentic nomad experience with our specialist at I-Tibet Travel.

Camping Experiences

Tibetan people love to camp beside the river in the summertime. We can arrange the camping for our clients in stunning scenery which give the opportunity to be in the tranquil state of mind from the hustle and bustle of city centers. You might fancy the idea of a short horse riding and hike around the lake or temple. The village community near the camping site provide lots of opportunities to intimately experience the Tibetan culture. Camping with i-Tibet travel and tours gives visitors to enjoy the amazing landscape with other Tibetan camping nearby.

Dinner with Tibet Expert

At the end of the tour on the last night in Lhasa, would you like to have dinner with a Tibetan expert and discuss all the questions you might have about Tibet and Tibetan culture? If yes, have us arrange your dinner with our Tibetan expert. Our renowned Tibetan Expert provides an inspirational and enlightening talk to suit your interest.  The theme of the talk can be range from Tibetan History, Tibetan Medicine, astrology, Culture, Architecture, Tibetan Buddhism and festivals. Our arrangement of dining with Tibetan expert can help you learn a lot about Tibetan people and its culture.

Thangka Class

Thangka is one of most important local Tibetan Artwork and known the world over. We organize the Thangka class for our visitors a Thangka class. In the Our Thangka class arrangement, you will visit the Thangka master, where you will observe Tibetan artisan and their apprentice at work. You will have a Thangka teacher to teach you about the basics of Thangka painting and teaching you how to draw the face or eye of Buddha. This should be quite an exposure and experience.

Tibetan Calligraphy Class

Tibetan traditional Calligraphy is very unique and very popular in western for tattoo art. It is not only a visual art form but also a means to convey though of the beauty of the Tibetan scripts and rejuvenate the energy through its holy mantras.  While you are in Tibet, we can arrange a session of Tibetan calligraphy class with a Tibetan expert to learn how to write a basic Tibetan mantra of Om Mani Padme Hum. During the class, you will be using traditional Tibetan Bamboo pen, traditional inkpot, and Traditional Tibetan writing board.  You can also bring home your own piece of art.

Visit Handicraft Center

There are many local initiatives dedicating themselves to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan arts and Crafts. Your trip will be incomplete without visiting to one such initiative where you can see the craftsmen working on their art piece. We will visit one such initiative where you can see artist painting on their thangka, working on pottery wares, stone carving, and wood printing blocks. In our special arrangement, there will be a local guide from the institution, who can explain you in-depth of Tibetan art and their institution.

Tibetan Cooking Class

With a partnership with Tibetan Family Kitchen, the best restaurant in the entire Tibet. We make a special arrangement for organizing the Tibetan cooking Class. In our Tibetan cooking class, the main chef Namdol will take you to the local market to buy ingredients for the food you are going to learn how to make.  After the short visit to the market, she will teach you to step by step in how to make a food of your choice. The popular choice is Momos, momos is a Tibetan meat Dumplings. It is the most popular Tibetan food. If you are a vegetarian, she can teach you how to make veg momos.

Visiting Water Mills

Tibet has plenty of water sources and it is considered as the source of drinking water for the majority of southeast Asia.  We use water energy to make our Tsampa. Tsampa is the most staple food in Tibet. It is made by the fried barley. In this special arrangement, we will visit the local water mills and see how Tsampa is made. You can observe from frying the barley with sand and grinding the barley to powder which is Tsampa. This special arrangement can be made outside the Lhasa city.

Hiking in and around Lhasa

Lhasa city has lots of hiking route, most of them are traditionally pilgrim route around or to the holy places. Take the opportunity of the micro-adventure with us. Some of the most popular hiking routes in Lhasa is the hiking to Sera Utse, Hiking to Gampel Utse (2 days) and Japka Karpo hill hiking. We can arrange your hiking from where you can see the entire Lhasa city from the bird’s eye view.

Tibet travel Information 

Traveling to Tibet is very easy and hassle free if you have the right information and right travel agency to contact with.

Tibet Travel Regulations

Thought it is possible for all the travel to Tibet. There are few minute travel regulations, all the travelers need to follow.

Tibet Travel Permit

Tibet travel permit is the primary document you will require after the Chinese Visa. It is issued in Lhasa by the local government of Tibet.

Tibet Travel Guide

Tibet is a huge geographical area on the roof of the world. It has a Distinct environment, culture, and other situation.

Getting to Tibet

It is easiest to reach Tibet from the Other provinces of China. There are more means of transportation to Tibet as compare to Coming to Tibet from Nepal.

Transportation to Tibet

Tibet is very easily accessible with the rapid modernization to transportation within and to Tibet. You have a wide range of option to choose from.

Tibet Travel Insurance

Tibet is located very high from the sea level, It is safe to travel to, with all the required precaution. Having great insurance can really make vacation fun and enjoyable.

Tibet Travel Update

Here are the latest updates and news relating to the tourism in Tibet. You may want to keep up to date with it.

Responsible Tourism

We are fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. We have a privilege to be able to host you in Tibet, yes we also understand that we have a responsibility in protecting and contributing back to nature and our local follow people and economy.

We are a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa.  Our agency is 100% staffed with local Tibetan tourism professionals. We only hire local Tibetan guides and other tours crews. We used service from local business only. 100% of the travel money goes to local Tibetan families where you are visiting. We use 20% of the net profit into Environmental conservative projects with local governments and individuals.

We are all born in Tibet. We know how important Tibetan environment is for the eco-system of the entire world. We will love of mountains, glacier, and rivers. We will do our best to reduce environmental impact from your tours in Tibet.

Following are Our ways:

  • No Plastic Bottles in the tour
    We will provide your drinking water in a bigger container, each and every traveler are request to bring their own reusable water bottle. In this way, we can reduce hundreds of water bottles each tour against few big container, which we can later reuse.
  • Incentives on guide and Driver xxx We provide incentives to our guides and drivers base on their initiatives in conserving the natural environment. We often decide not to hire guide how are unethical toward sustainable and responsible tourism.
  • Staff Training every winter
    Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism, we always use this window of opportunity provide skills required for Responsible tourism, Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management from by fritz institute. We also work closely with individuals from Tibetan Village project, Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
  • We plan a tree for every three tours.
    Every spring we plant trees  for every three tours we organize in Tibet. Tibet’s weather is very harsh for a young sapling to grow with a help. So we would buy the trees and ask local farmers to adopt trees. We Tibetan consider planting a tree helps themselves in holistically. So far are we are very successful in planting trees against the small number of tours we organize. We hope in future we will work closely with local government to plan trees with their help.
  • Smaller group size
    We do not believe in touristy tours for Environmental Impact. Traveling in groups of small numbers has less impact on committed in an area than traveling in the 60s to 70s people together. So all our tours are less than 12 people normal road travel and less for trekking tours
  • Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
    During your trekking in Tibet, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem.  We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.
  1. We nothing leave mother behind.
    We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
  2. We protect the grassland
    A little destruction on Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours we will not make drainage surrounding your tent, rather we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors to prevent rainwater getting into your tent. We will not dig the grassland and put small tent to make a toilet. Even when we try to the put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the nature. Maybe you are you will not enjoy the natures call in the wilderness for sometimes.
  3. Collecting the garbage along the way.
    We have a saying in Tibet, if you can’t help, don’t harm. Here is our helping part. We always extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all and they have a free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.

We always identify our business as a social enterprise. We dedicate 30% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we will buy a huge amount of winter cloth from the market for small children to donate to schools. In this way, we are providing the warm winter cloth for children and encouraging them to go to school.

Any purchase related to business, we do with the local business. We also encourage travelers to purchase the products directly from the local producer, which is why we always trees for guide to take the visitor to the local handicraft centers and producers.

Whenever there is someone need for medical help. Our company staff member would gather money for it. The management has decided how much ever is donated by our staff, Company will double that amount by donating the equal amount, what has been collected from the staff’s members. And all our staffs are very generous.

We always inform all our clients about local customs, beliefs, and ethics. So that it would be easier for our home visit, and culture programs.

Sustainable toursim in Tibet

I-Tibet travel is local Tibetan travel agency based in Tibet. Being register in the year 1991, as Tibet Whole world international travel Co.Ltd.  Makes one of the oldest Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Thus we can to make all the Document require for your Tibet travel including travel permits. Our service includes wide ranges of Tibet tour packagesTibet group tour for Budget Travel. Also, You can book your Tibet flight tickets and Tibet train tickets. So, We hope you will choose a Local Tibetan travel agency to travel to Tibet.

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