Mongolia, China, Tibet

Design Your Own Trip to Tibet

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Handcrafted, Private Tours to Tibet


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: Want to meet local Tibetans and try your hand at bargaining for turquoise jewelry, carpets, yak wool boots, and fur hats trimmed with brocade at a local market? How about taking some time to watch monks engage in a lively debate at a local monastery?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Tibet. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Tour Designers to craft an itinerary that’s uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Don an apron for a cooking class of traditional Tibetan dishes with a local chef, and then together enjoy your meal while sipping Tibetan butter tea and barley wine
  • Visit a clinic of traditional Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa) where harmony of “vital humors” is sought, and procedures include cupping, acupuncture, and astrological readings
  • Meet a local Tibetan family, learning firsthand the authentic customs and age-old traditions woven into their daily lives, community, and region
  • Let your jaw drop at the Mt. Everest Viewpoint, with its sweeping 360-degree views of the world’s highest peak (29,029 feet), along with four other sky-high Himalayan mountains.

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore suggested private tours: Essential Tibet

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize and tweak any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.


Traveler Reviews

  • "It was good to see the plateau of Tibet – a beautiful country that most people don’t get to see. "

    J. & J. Douglass

    Seattle, WA

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