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Places to visit in Tibet

Dotted with monasteries and strung with prayer flags, Tibet has a strong religious and cultural identity that’s evident wherever you go. Our specialists, having visited the main sights in Tibet, can recommend the best places to visit for you to make the most of your trip.

Sky-punching mountains will form a backdrop to much of your time in Tibet, whether you’re trekking to Everest Base Camp or journeying by road to the historic town of Gyantse, passing the turquoise waters of Yamdrok-tso. Lhasa, the capital, sits in a valley of the Himalaya surrounded by steep-sided mountains whose mocha-hued peaks are covered in dazzling white snow in winter. Nearby is Drepung, once the largest monastery in the world and still a place of worship for Tibetan monks.

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Popular places to visit in Tibet

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Tibet, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Tibet

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