ORGANISED TOURS: Himalayan Kingdoms (0117 923 7163) offers 3-4 week trekking holidays in Tibet from pounds 2,595 (including flights) and a weekly departure from Kathmandu flying into Lhasa and returning overland from pounds 850. Bales Tours (01306 885991) has a 15 day tour, overland from Kathmandu and returning by air, from pounds 2,430 (including flights). Steppes East (01285 810267) has a 17-day tour via Hong Kong and Chengdu from pounds 3,450.
FURTHER INFORMATION: To enter Tibet officially you must have it specifically included in your Chinese visa, this will only be done if you join an organised tour.
FURTHER READING: Lonely Planet, Tibet (pounds 8.95), and Victor Chan's The Tibet Handbook (Moon, pounds 19.95) contains a guide to pilgrimages.Reuse content