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As a leading role in Tibet Tourism industry, Great Tibet Tour (hereinafter to be referred as GTT) was established in 2005 with the head office located in Lhasa, Tibet and a branch office in Chengdu, Sichuan. Among numbers of travel agencies you can search online, GTT is a real local Tibetan tour operator, and no doubt an experienced one. They are specialized in arranging best Tibet tours for both national and international visitors. Since survived after 2008 and 2012, GTT gained better reputation because of the sincere business way, more and more intermediary agents send their clients to GTT. Barely bad feedback makes GTT become the top-level operator in Tibet. More than 2000 travelers chose GTT to set up their yearning Tibet tour last year.

Contact Process

There are 4 ways to get contact with the customer service stuff of GTT.

1.You can browse itineraries to find out the packages that interested to you, and then send them an inquiry by filling the form that lists on the bottom, or the form “Ask a quick question” on the right side of each page.

2.You can search the packages by keywords and days if you have a basic idea of your destinations.

3.You can also click the email address show up on the top right corner and left bottom to send them inquiries directly.

4.Immediate Messenger System---Different from the above three traditional ways that you will get a response within 0.5-24 hours, this is an online chatting system that you can communicate with GTT like friends. You can be replied right away during working hours.


Here we also compare the most three popular itineraries of small groups as there is no fixed price of private tours.

4 days Lhasa Small Group Tour----------From USD450 p.p.

You can see the same package on all the websites of different Tibet tours operators. Because this is an essential Lhasa city sightseeing trip, including all the well-known attractions in Lhasa.

The price has no big difference among the top agencies, but we can actually find out the price of GTT is lower than others, at least USD10.

8 days Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour--------From USD850 p.p.

For many people, this might be an experience once in a life. 4days Mt. Everest exploration comes after 3 days Lhasa tour. The compact rhythm and relatively lower price create the hot selling of this package. The prices from local operators are similar, while the intermediary agencies may quote the double.

15 days Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Small Group Tour------From USD1750 p.p.

It’s called “MT. EVEREST & MT. KAILASH KORA PILGRIMAGE GROUP TOUR” on GTT. Tourists can enjoy the unique charm of the western part of Tibet where is vast and sparsely populated. The price that GTT offered is the lowest compared with other agencies. You can see a difference not less than USD30.


GTT guarantee all the necessary inclusions that provided by other agencies, such as the permit, local transportation, entrance fee of attractions, English-speaking guide and experienced driver, travel insurance, etc. Here we list some distinct and sweet offer for reference.

1.Only nomad tents or guesthouses are available in the mountainous area due to the bad natural conditions. But the other accommodation is all based on 3 or 4-star hotels that near to the scenic spots in the rest destinations.

2.Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at any time on first & last day;

3.Free Lhasa Airport pick-up at 12:30 pm or 15:30 pm from Lhasa Airport on the first day;

4.Free Lhasa Airport drop-off at 07:30 am or 12:00 pm from hotel in Lhasa on the last day;

5.Express delivery fee of Permit (e.g. SF. Express)

6.Government Tax

7.One bottle of mineral water per person per day.

8.Oxygen tanks for emergency use.


1.International or domestic flight or train

2.Meals not specified in itinerary

3.Tips to guide and driver

4.Single room supplement

5.Personal expenses, like snacks, optional tour activities, etc.


1.Great Tibet Tour was recommended by Lonely Planet Tibet, the 8th edition, 2011. Admitted by the authoritative global wide tourist guide book brought more and more backpackers to travel with GTT.

2.Convenient IM system makes the communication between users and GTT more efficient.

3.The tour packages are categorized by themes or destinations, travelers are easy to find out the itinerary interested in.

4.GTT can also arrange a tour in other gateway cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, etc. And book air or train tickets to Lhasa with no extra charge.

5.With the steady partnership in Nepal, handling overland tour from Kathmandu to Tibet is a piece of cake for GTT.

6.Abundant interesting stories of Tibet help visitors know Tibetan nature and culture deeply. The site also lists many tips from experienced Tibetan guide for your Tibet tour, which are really useful.

Safety and Privacy

There is a single page with content of the policies about how to use the information that visitors provide to Great Tibet Tour. This is a sensitive but important topic for all online business. GTT is committed to respecting users’ privacy and protecting all the information of them, including the name, phone number, both living and email address, etc. Besides, GTT guaranteed not to sell the data to any other third part. There is one situation they will hand over the info only when obeying the order from the Chinese government.

About the Search

It’s easy to search your wanted tour package by filling keywords and days. But the premise is you know the places you want to go, like Mt. Everest, Lake Namtso, etc. For some local spots not as famous as the world-known ones, people may not know how to search it by destinations. For example, Manasarovar, a Holy Lake in the western part of Tibet, it’s worth seeing but may be ignored by travelers who doesn’t know it at all. So, it’s better to send GTT inquiries directly if you don’t find out the suitable itinerary.

Site Popularity

Google “Tibet Tours” or “Tibet tour agency”, you can easily find GTT in the top of front page.

And you can also read them frequently on some forums about a trip to Tibet. Obviously, GTT has become a brand of Tibet tours already.

1.According to SimilarWeb, the total estimated visits of GTT is 29.8K.

2.Over 2000 foreign clients every year, plus the national customers, you can see it’s a reliable and trustworthy Tibet tour site.

Customer Service

There are 8 reviews written on TripAdvisor, all are very good evaluations for Great Tibet Tour. Tourists feel it’s really an unforgettable experience that traveled to Tibet along with GTT. The itinerary, the well-spoken-English guide, the accommodation, etc. all got well arranged by GTT.


For more than 12 years of hard working, Great Tibet Tour has grown up as the pioneer of Tibet Tour operators. Focus on high-quality group tours and private tours, GTT has devoted to offering a worry-free journey in Tibet for every single client. They try their best to take care of all the necessary formal procedures, leave tourists only the fun part of traveling in a foreign and exotic land.

As the Number One of Tibet tours operators, the guest from both national and international intermediary is a big part of clients’ resource for GTT. That’s why they deemed lightly of the website promotion in the past. But they realized they must put more effort on the site itself, to draw the attention of direct clients without agents.

Besides, GTT is launching to the tours around Tibet, like Provinces Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu, and so on. We believe it will grow up bigger and stronger, eventually become a powerful inbound tour operator all over China.

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