8 Expats Travelers 2021 Tibet Trek


Thanks to the Tibet Autonomous Region Tourism Bureau for resuming the Tibet travel permit for expat travelers. Our special thanks go to the eight expat travelers from Shanghai, for booking the tour with Tibet Travelers. 

We are delighted to provide an update on the Tibet travel permit situation and are excited to share some details about the recent Tibet trek tour.

The travelers expressed a desire to escape the busy city life of Shanghai, one of the largest cities in China, and spend some time immersed in nature. Since they were mostly confined to their offices on weekdays, they yearned for an adventure tour that involved trekking and lots of walking. Consequently, we finalized the 11-day Tibet trek tour from Ganden to Samye Monastery.



The tour commenced during the beginning of the October holiday, with the travelers taking a train from Xining to Lhasa. Our partner in Xining made the necessary arrangements for train tickets during the busy October holiday season. 

The train ride from Xining to Lhasa lasted approximately 23 hours. One of the travelers opted to fly from Shanghai to Lhasa. We initially purchased the cheapest available ticket, but due to landing difficulties in Xi'an, we changed the ticket to a direct flight to Lhasa on the same day.

Upon arrival in Lhasa, the tour began with two days of exploration, during which the travelers visited local streets and monasteries. 

On Day 3, the trek officially started from Ganden. Eight travelers embarked on the trek accompanied by eight yaks, two yak men, and one cook.

The first day of the trek presented some challenges, as a few of the travelers experienced mild headaches and the terrain proved to be slightly difficult. 

This particular trek from Ganden to Samye involved crossing two high mountain passes at around 5,000 meters, which required considerable climbing. However, by the following day, most of the travelers had acclimatized to the altitude.



After completing the trekking tour, the travelers opted to extend their journey with an additional two-day tour to Yamdrok Lake and Karo la Glacier, making the total duration of the trip 13 days. Please check out the captivating video above, created by our group leader, Sir John.


In conclusion, the stunning natural beauty and the positive energy emanating from the local Tibetans are among the many reasons to travel to Tibet. 

Opting for a trekking tour is an excellent choice for travelers who spend the majority of their time in offices or at home, as it promotes both physical and mental well-being.



The travelers thoroughly enjoyed the company of our tour guide, tour driver, and cook. We are also delighted that, with the support of the travelers, we were able to provide employment opportunities for local people.

Once again, we extend our gratitude to those who booked a tour with Tibet Travelers. Please take a moment to read the reviews from other travelers.

Expat travelers in other cities of China can add us on WeChat: tibettravelers or scan the QR code below.

We assure you that we will arrange a fantastic tour for you. We look forward to welcoming you to Lhasa soon.

Written By :Tenzin

Oct 21, 2021


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