18 days in Tibet Itinerary

18 days in Tibet Itinerary

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18 days in Tibet Itinerary

Jakarta
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Nyingchi County
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Nedong County
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lhasa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Shigatse
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Tingri County
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Jakarta

3
days
Nyingchi County

Nyingchi County
Get out of town with these interesting Nyingchi County side-trips: Mainling County (Yarlung Zangbo Rive Canyon & Nanyi Valley) and Duoxiongla Snow Mountain (in Metog County).

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nyingchi County day trip planning website

Jakarta, Indonesia to Nyingchi County is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jakarta to Nyingchi County, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nedong County.

Things to do in Nyingchi County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mainling County, Duoxiongla Snow Mountain
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2
days
Nedong County

Nedong County ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Qingpu Ashram and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samye Monastery (Sangye Si). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trandruk Monastery, then stroll the grounds of Shannan Martyrs Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Yumbu Lakang, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Minzhulin Temple.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nedong County trip itinerary planner

Drive from Nyingchi County to Nedong County in 10.5 hours. You will leave for Lhasa on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Nedong County

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dranang County
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Samye Monastery (Sangye Si) ©
Samye Monastery (Sangye Si)

4
days
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramoche Monastery (Xiao Zhao Si), tour in style with a train tour, and examine the collection at Tibet Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Nedong County to Lhasa takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Shigatse.

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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

3
days
Shigatse

Shigatse ©
Popular historic sites such as Tashilunpo Monastery and Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa are in your itinerary. Explore Shigatse's surroundings by going to Sakya Monastery (in Sa'gya County) and Gyangze County (Dzong Fortress & Gyangze Old Street).

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shigatse online driving holiday planner

You can drive from Lhasa to Shigatse in 5 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tingri County.

Things to do in Shigatse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gyangze County, Sakya Monastery
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Tashilunpo Monastery ©
Tashilunpo Monastery
Sakya Monastery ©
Sakya Monastery

2
days
Tingri County

Tingri County
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Qomolangma Nature Reserve. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Makalu Mountain and then get great views at Rongbuk Monastery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tingri County trip planner

Explore your travel options from Shigatse to Tingri County with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tingri County

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