Join us for one of our Tibet group tours and travel over the roof of the world! Situated between three and five thousands metres high, Tibet is surrounded by mountains and high plateaus. Until 1950 it was an independent country but since the invasion in the same year the country is now part of China. Tibet has long been cut off from the rest of the world and as such 'closed' to travellers.
This doesn’t mean however that the inhabitants are less affectionate: the opposite is true! they will welcome you in a very friendly and hospitable manor to their country and a land that has a lot to offer when it comes to scenery!
During your group tour of Tibet you’ll visit several Gelugpa monasteries and meet the inspiring monks. In Shigatse you’ll discover the Tashilhunpo monastery where almost 800 monks live and where many pilgrims come to worship the 26 meter high Buddha.
The spiritual heart of Tibet is Lhasa. At the Jokhang temple you can watch the pilgrims from all over the world as they make their sacred rounds with their prayer wheels. The group tours of Tibet will leave you with an unforgettable experience. Join one of Shoestring's Tibet group tours and see for yourself!