Saavy Travelers Save their Tibet Tour for the Fall 2015 Travel Season

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Saving a tour of Tibet for the latter part of the 2015 travel season is one of the top ways that savvy travelers beat the crowds. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( discusses one of the tours that they'll be taking advantage of.

As the 2015 Tibet tour season moves into its final months savvy travelers are just now arriving in Tibet. During 2015, Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS ( has been expanding visitors’ horizons with a new lineup of tours; but the crowds of the summer months can sometimes make Tibet's world famous cultural sites seem less than authentic. The recently introduced Tibet Cultural Highlight-Yarlung Valley Tour has been a hit amongst culture-focused travelers; now that things are winding down for the year, it's proving to be a favorite among those looking to beat the crowds.

The tour begins in Lhasa. The group’s native Tibetan guide will be waiting at the airport and accompany them to their hotel. Be sure to rest and stay well hydrated for the first couple days to avoid altitude sickness. Before leaving Lhasa, travelers will enjoy an introduction to Tibetan culture and history as they visit places like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.

The tour then heads for Yarlung Valley, legendary origin of Tibetan civilization. Travelers will stay in Tsetang, Tibet’s original capital. For many, the highlight of this portion of the tour is hiking their way up a small mountain and exploring Yungbulagang palace (Tibet’s first palace). Not up for the walk? Travelers can hire a horse for a very reasonable price. Other places the tour visits include Tramdruk Monastery, Chimpu Hermitage, and Samye Monastery.

Tours by TCTS are led by native Tibetan guides who are passionate about sharing their homeland. There’s lots to learn on a tour like this so don’t hesitate to ask questions! Travel permits, hotels, and transportation are of course included in the tour package; advice and/or assistance with booking flights/trains to and from Tibet is also available. With the 2015 Tibet travel season winding down, be sure to beat the crowds by booking a tour!

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