SnowLion Tours

Who We Are

We are a grassroots Tibetan travel company established by Wangden Tsering, a Tibetan entrepreneur with extensive experience managing travel agencies and organizing tours in Tibet and mainland China. Our company is based in Tibet, with offices in Xining and Lhasa. All of our staff both in office and in the field are Tibetan with many years of traveling and guiding experiences in Tibet. We are committed to providing high-quality, environmentally sustainable travel services with a Tibetan touch.

We created SnowLion Tours with the idea that as Tibetans, we could utilize our local expertise to create authentic journeys to off-the-beaten-path locations.  By sharing with you our intimate knowledge of Tibetan culture and land, we can show you the best Tibet has to offer.

Tibet Group Tours

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Are you looking to join a group tour to Tibet? Many travelers opt to join a group as a way of splitting the costs of hiring a guide and driver. For those looking for a group, we recommend signing up for one of our group tours. We arrange group tours to Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash Trek, ancient Guge Kingdom, as well as Amdo and Kham regions in Eastern Tibet. 

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All our group tour itineraries are unique, well-planned and affordable. Being Tibetan local travel agency we are offering outstanding travel service a reasonable price. Our team consists of experienced local Tibetan guides, drivers, and office staff. Our group tour packages have no any hidden costs nor forced shopping. We are 100% Tibetan! We can't wait to show you our people and our land. 

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We guarantee to provide you quality travel service. Our team will patiently instruct you how to travel to Tibet within a group and comprehensively prepare you for this once a life time journey. We offer discounts for early bookings and for group of 3 join together. We have offices both in Xining and Lhasa which will make your journey smooth. We welcome you to join our group tour to Tibet!

Best Tours Across Tibetan Plateau

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The Central Tibet or Tibet Autonomous Region, which averages above 3600m, is home to the Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash .etc. himalayan ranges, Glaciers, holy lakes, and many of the most famous monasteries in all of Tibet. Lhasa is one of the best places to get a glimpse of modern Tibetan life, while just outside the city many farmers and nomads persist in their traditional lifestyles.

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Amdo Tibet, this is refer to Tibetan areas of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan Provinces. This region is best for travelers interested in camping, hiking, staying with nomads, Tibetan homestays, horseback trekking, shopping for traditional artwork and crafts, circumambulating the holy Mt. Amnye Machen, attending to shaman and Molam Great Prayer festivals and visiting famous monasteries. 

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Kham Tibet, this is refer to Tibetan regions of Qinghai, Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces. Kham is known for its verdant grasslands, craggy mountains, It is best for travelers interested in wildlife photography, attending horse racing festivals, great scenic with snow caped peaks and rivers, alpine lakes, staying with nomads, visiting small monasteries, camping, and bird watching.

At SnowLion Tours, we have a threefold mission:

  • We arrange authentic Tibetan tours tailored to suit your individual needs. We want to work with you to create the trip of your dreams.We will make every effort to make your journey to Tibet a culturally authentic, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • We provide environmentally sustainable travel services in Tibet. The ecosystem on the Tibetan plateau is extremely fragile. We desire to see our Tibetan culture and traditions last for generations to come, so we do our utmost to arrange travel in the most ecologically friendly way possible.
  • We work to improve the livelihoods of local Tibetans through tourism.The tourism industry is one of the most important and beneficial businesses in Tibet. We established this company to foster Tibetan entrepreneurship, help local farming and nomadic communities, and create jobs for local Tibetans.

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