Tibet Festival Tours

Travelers interested in traditional festivals and customs of Tibet should not miss interesting Tibetan festivals. The best ones to visit Tibet are the famous Tibetan New Year, Saga Dawa Festival (religious month) and Shoton Festival (yogurt festival). Most Tibetan festivals are celebrated according to Tibetan calendar which is quite different from western ones. Therefore, travelers should first check the updated Tibetan lunar calendar’s festival when making a tour plan to Tibet. The festivals are the time for people to get together, dancing and singing. Traditional festivals mostly have things to do with religion. However, nowadays, the festivals also celebrated for folk-custom and entertainment. Check the following tours, you may find one you are interested in.
Sanglinsi in Bainang County, Shigatse

5 Days Tibet New Year Festival Tour

Destinations: Lhasa
Travel to Tibet during Tibetan New Year(also known as Losar), the most important festival for Tibetans, tourists will join locals’ family, and eat traditional food such..

5 Days Ganden Ngachen Chenmo Festival Tour

Destinations: Lhasa
Gaden Ngachen Chenmo Festival, also known as Tsong Khapa Butter Lamp Festival, is held on 25, Oct of Tibetan calendar to commemorate the death of Tsongkapa,the greatest..

6 Days Shoton Festival Experience Tour

Destinations: Lhasa
This Tibet festival tour will take you to experience the grandest festival to Tibetans – Shoton Festival. It starts on the last day of the sixth month in Tibetan Calend..

7 Days Gyantse Damar Festival Tour

Destinations: Lhasa - Lake Yamdrok - Gyantse - Lhasa
If you want to travel to Tibet around June, Gyantse Damar Festival is a must for you to experience. This festival is held in the fourth month of Tibetan calendar( or June..

8 Days Yushu Horse Racing Festival Tour

Destinations: Xining - Tongren - Madoi - Yushu - Xining
Horse Racing Festival in Yushu of Qinghai province is one of the three most famous horse racing festivals in Tibetan area. It starts from 25th, July and usually lasts for..
Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse

8 Days Tashilhunpo Festival Tour

Destinations: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tsedang-Lhasa
Tashilhunpo Festival, also known as Buddha Exhibition Festival in Tashilhunpo Monastery enjoys high popularity among local Tibetans and tourists. The festival lasts for t..

15 Days Kailash Tour During Saga Dawa Festival

Destinations: Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Saga - Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash - Zhangmu - Kathmandu
The festival of Saga Dawa marks the enlightenment of Sakyamuni, and occurs on the full moon day of the fourth Tibetan month. The festival is expected to last a month, dur..