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6-Day Tibet Private Tour of Lhasa, Gyangtse, and Shigatse

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Overview:

Discover the wonders of Tibet on this 6-day tour. You’ll save hours planning your itinerary, as everything is organized for you, including accommodation, and entrance tickets. Make the most of your time, and visit multiple cities, while traveling in a comfortable vehicle, with a guide. Highlights include Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Potala Palace in Lhasa. You’ll also visit attractions in Gyantse, and Shigatse.

 

 

Tour Code

TB6D5N-PDT-748

Duration

6 Days/5 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Lhasa Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport/railwaystation, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you get checked in. You will have the rest of the day and evening to rest and relax to become acclimatized to the higher altitude of Tibet.

Day 2Lhasa

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. As we climb to the entrance gate, you will have a spectacular view over all of Lhasa.

After exploring the numerous interesting chapels and learning about the traditional culture and history of the palace and the city, we will move on to the spiritually significant Jokhang Temple, one of the most important temples in Tibetan Buddhism.
To see the “real” Lhasa, we’ll stroll through Barkhor Street with its thriving local market where you can pick up some local Tibetan, Nepalese and Indian handicrafts and souvenirs.

Day 3Lhasa

Attractions: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

Today features visits to 2 of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism – the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drepung Monastery is located on the hillside west of Lhasa – at one time the world’ s largest monastery with about 10,000 monks living there.
After Drepung, we will move on to the Sera Monastery. The main highlight of the Sera Monastery is watching the crowd of monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple.

After that, you’ll visit the nearby Norbulingka Park, the most beautiful and largest man-made park in Tibet. This park was built 200 years ago and used to be the Summer Palace of religious leaders of the region.

Day 4Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse

Attractions: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shigatse

This morning we’ll take a drive up to the Kampala Pass (elevation 4797 meters) where you’ll have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake down.

Later on we’ll be able to visit the Karola Glacier before continuing along the southern Friendship Highway to Gyantse, where you will be able to see the famous Gyantse Kumbum, one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. Late in the afternoon we will continue on to Shigatse where we will spend the night.

Day 5Shigatse - Lhasa

Attractions: Tashilunpo Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

We will get an early start today to visit the Tashilunpo Monastery, which was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama. After visiting this ancient monastery, one of the most important sites in Tibetan Buddhism, we will head back to Lhasa.

Day 6Lhasa - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. 

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 5 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned