About Tibet

Tibet is a vast and varied country surrounded by high snow-capped mountain ranges, picturesque lakes, great rivers and boasting an abundance of flora and fauna. It is not surprising that some of the world's tallest mountains including Mt Everest can be found here along with many adventurous and challenging treks. This makes for excellent climbing and trekking expeditions and let's not forget Tibet has some of the deepest and longest canyons. Whether you are an adventurer looking to explore untainted lands or seeking spiritual rejuvenation, than Tibet will definitely meet your expectations.

The landscape is truly magnificent and so are its people with their own spoken and written language, distinct culture, traditions and a history spanning back centuries. A great way to immerse yourself in Tibetan unique culture and religious devotions is to arrive during one of the festivals. These are colorful and joyful events many portraying piety and religious traditions connected to Buddhism. Religion is highly important to the Tibetans and has a strong influence over all aspects of their lives.

This is the land of golden monasteries and a profound spiritual heritage that runs deep in the bloodlines of the Tibetan people. So if you are ready dreaming of your epic Tibetan journey and can't wait to try the local beer in a Lhasa teahouse or accept a yak-butter tea from a monk, than let us help you plan your perfect trip.

This unique realms awaits you.


Why travel to Tibet?

The reasons to visit Tibet are endless and we can only begin to describe this holy lands infinite beauty and cultural significance. But words can hardly give a glimpse into the wonders of this mysterious and untainted territory honored as "the roof of the world".

Once you arrive to Tibet you will instantly be moved by its natural beauty and the devotion and kindness of smiling Tibetans. This is the place to cleanse your soul and return to your natural state of being. If your reason is to escape modern life and experience a pure environment while contemplating spiritual living then Tibet is definitely the place to go. With Buddhism being the essence of Tibetan culture, you will surely experience religious devotion not only in the many monasteries but also in everyday life of the Tibetan people. Whether you are looking to get away from your busy lifestyle or want to find spiritual rejuvenation, we at IHSA are here to provide you with a range of tours, treks and trips to suit your needs and budget. If you need further information on traveling to Tibet, or would like to book a quality trip to Tibet, please get in touch with us today: info@himalayansherpaadventure.com


Why choose IHSA

- local and authentic

- professional and passionate

- supporting local communities

- dedicated staff who understand Himalayan culture and traditions

- customized treks and tours

- eco friendly trip packages


Experience true Tibet with IHSA

"We only ask for your heart, mind and soul to explore and learn", Tsering D.SHERPA, Chief of staff. IHSA - Our mission is to bring the mountainous region into the spotlight, especially the culture of Sherpa - the guardians of the Himalayas.

Whether you are dreaming of reaching Everest Base Camp or simply want to explore Tibetan culture and traditions, we at IHSA are dedicated to make your trip an unforgettable experience. We are local, authentic and take pride in our Himalayan culture, which we are more than happy to share with others. Our team members at IHSA are more like a family with roots in the Himalayan region who understand the local terrain and its people which allows you to truly experience this sacred land in its raw state. Our dedicated staff are passionate to create a unique and personalized tour or trek upon your request. Whether you wish to explore Tibetan monasteries, trek around Mount Kailash or the holy lakes, there is plenty to see and explore in Tibet.

Our services at IHSA include trekking holidays, guided tours, peak climbing, Buddhist/Hindu pilgrimage tours, and various other trips to proven destinations all around Tibet. With 16 years of experience working in the tourism industry we are dedicated to provide the most professional service. Our guides have appropriate knowledge and skills to lead travelers to places in a safe and secure manner while at the same time offering the best views and cultural encounters along the way. This will allow you to truly experience Tibet’s mesmerizing landscape and fully immerse yourself into Tibetan way of life.

We strive to ensure that your trip is executed thoroughly and will leave you with a lasting memory and longing to return as there is so much to explore in this incredibly diverse land. You can choose from an array of tour packages or even design one yourself either alone or in a group. Whether you are a first time traveler or are looking for more challenging treks such as the Tsurphu Yangpachen tour, we can assist with any information you require. Get in touch with our friendly staff members and start to make your dream trip to Tibet a reality. To ensure you receive the best service at an affordable price please contact us on: info@himalayansherpaadventure.com

Arranging Visas and Permits to Tibet

VISA procedures

Whether you are planning a longer trek through the mountainous lands of Tibet or are simply looking to explore Lhasa you will need to arrange your visa and permits beforehand. Although arriving to Tibet is much easier these days, you may find that some preparation is needed to ensure a smooth and stress free travel. Here at IHSA we can help with any enquiries you may have and can even take care of arranging all permit applications for you. We can guide you with appropriate information and relevant travel tips especially when entering Tibet from Nepal. Please feel free to get in touch with one of our travel experts. Below you can find some information regarding visas and permits to Tibet. If you have any questions or require more specific advice or guidance feel free to get in touch.

What permits or visas do I need?

There are some steps to consider:

Firstly, you need a valid Chinese visa (citizens of Brunei, Japan and Singapore are exempt). Remember your passport must be valid at least 6 months! All travelers fill in a customs and health declaration form on arrival in the country.

Foreigners also need a Tibet Travel Permit (also known as Tibet Visa) to be able to board a train or plane to Lhasa. For this, you need to pre-arrange an itinerary through a legal travel agency before arriving in Tibet. We at IHSA can help you arrange your permits and any paperwork necessary in a fast and efficient way, saving you time and effort. Please feel free to get in touch even if you only require some information, we are here to support you every step of your journey.

If you plan to enter Tibet from Nepal, besides all the Tibet Permits, you will have to travel with a Chinese Group Visa, which can only be obtained through the combined effort of travel agencies in Lhasa and Kathmandu. If you wish to obtain such a permit we will gladly assist with all the necessary paperwork and documentation. At IHSA, a Kathmandu based local agency we have years of experience and provide a worry-free Tibetan travel experience tailored to your needs. Get in touch today with one of our friendly agents to avoid the hassle, additional charges and time consuming bureaucracy.

In addition, if you are planning to travel outside Lhasa Prefecture you may be required to obtain further permits and there are some requirements to take into account. If you would like to gain more information or have any concerns regarding the visa and permit regulations, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at IHSA. To ensure you receive the best service at an affordable price please contact us on: info@himalayansherpaadventure.com