NOMADIC EXPEDITIONS

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The Roof of
the World

Rising to the pinnacle of the Earth, the Tibetan plateau bestows the source of many major rivers of the region, including the Yangtze, Indus, Mekong, Ganges, and Brahmaputra—creating astonishing canyons and valleys cut through with pure waters below soaring ridgelines. This daunting land of frozen peaks and windy flatlands is warmed by hospitable and gentle-hearted people. The traditional homeland of the ethnic groups of Sherpa, Monpa, Tamang, Qiang and Lhoba people—and today including Chinese Han and Hui peoples—Tibet traces its history back to Neolithic inhabitants emigrated from China.

This Himalayan wonderland is steeped in Tibetan Buddhism, introduced in Sanskrit from northern India and having flourished over the centuries—heartily enduring despite nearly all of their beloved monasteries being destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution.

You will find prayer flags streaming over high mountain passes and prayer wheels lining important passageways, as well as stylized hemispherical monuments known as chortens gloriously whitewashed and gilded. The sacred temples, structures and monasteries that remain are wonders to behold—such as Samye, the first monastery built in Tibet; Drepung, at one time the world’s largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks; and the colossal hilltop dzong fortress Potala Palace, for more than three centuries the winter home for Dalai Lamas.

Nomadic Expeditions uniquely brings you inside the heart of this ancient and mysterious region, ushering you among its many places of discovery and introducing you to its people and their customs. Our expertise includes local guides and staff with intimate knowledge of the land, languages, and customs. Our support and participation in global organizations that safeguard the planet’s heritage and communities also involves us in the International Campaign for Tibet, the largest support group for Tibetans working peacefully toward democracy, human rights, and the preservation of their ancient national heritage.

Come discover the compelling secrets of Tibet—from exploring the exotic bazaars of Lhasa to following a segment of the old silk and salt caravan route, to stopping by holy lakes and remote monasteries, and coming to know Mount Everest—what Tibetans call Chomolungma, “Goddess Mother of the World.”

COUNTRY / LOCATION

Located in East Asia

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Tibetan & Mandarin

WEATHER

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CURRENCY

Yuan

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

April - October

CAPITAL

Lhasa

AIRPORT

Lhasa Gonggar (LXA)

FEATURED JOURNEY

From the turquoise waters of holy Yamdruk Lake to Everest’s North Base camp, journey through the highest Himalaya, experiencing the deep spiritual, natural, and cultural beauty and history of Tibet.

DEPARTS
Sept

20

RETURNS
Oct

01

EXPLORE OUR TIBET

Group Journeys

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Iconic Tibet With Everest

From the turquoise waters of holy Yamdruk Lake to Everest’s North Base camp, journey through the highest Himalaya, experiencing the deep spiritual, natural, and cultural beauty and history of Tibet.

TIBET

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DEPARTS APR 18 Tour list image

Himalayan Odyssey

Spring 2022 Group Journeys. From the amazing Tibet views of Everest to sacred peaks of Bhutan to the bazaars and historic sites of Kathmandu—venture to all three of these mystical and compelling des..

NEPAL, TIBET, BHUTAN

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EXPLORE OUR TIBET

Private Journeys

AVAILABLE MAY - OCT Tour list image

Himalayan Odyssey

2021 Private Journeys. From the amazing Tibet views of Everest to sacred peaks of Bhutan to the bazaars and historic sites of Kathmandu—venture to all three of these mystical and compelling destinat..

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Quick Escape – Tibet

Journey the lovely Yarlung Valley, pay an enlightening visit to the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet, head over high mountain passes and sacred lakes to visit the cities of Gyantse and Shigatse. Spen..

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