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Sichuan-Tibet Road Trip

8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse and Namtso Tour

Enjoy this multi-day tour and explore Tibet through some of its impressive sights: Potala Palaces, Jokhang temples, Drepung and Sera monastery, snow-capped mountains of Nyenchen Thanglha and holy lakes Yamdrok, real Tibetan villages and nomads....
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Trip Overview:

Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world with the altitude of about 3600 meters and prides the world-highest salt lake Namtso. Tourists will also visit the mystical Buddhist monasteries of the Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse, Tashilhunpho monastery in Shigatse.


Highlights:

-Potala Palace: Winter palace of the Dalai Lama

-Jokhang Temple: Spiritual Center for Buddhists in Tibet

-Sera Monastery: Another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, the hot attraction is monks debate.

-Drepung Monstery: Drepung used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace.

-Namtso Lake: It is the "Heavenly lake" which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt-lake.

-Tashilunpo monastery: The seat of the Panchen Lama,

Tour Brief

Day

Place

Activities

Meals

Hotel

01

Arrive in Lhasa

Airport/Train station to hotel transfer at designated period of time

Rest in the hotel to acclimatize the altitude


3 Star Hotel

twin sharing

02

Lhasa

Lhasa City Tour

*Potala Palace

*Johkang Temple

*Barkor Street

B

Welcome Dinner

3 Star Hotel

twin sharing

03

Lhasa

Lhasa City Tour

*Drepung Monastery

* Sera Monastery

B

3 Star Hotel

twin sharing

04

Lhasa to Gyantse to Shigatse (370km)

*Yamdrotso Lake

*Karola Glacier

*Simila Pass and Manla Reservoir

*Gyantse Kumbum & Pelkor Monastery

B

3 Star Hotel

twin sharing

05

Shigatse to Lhasa

(270km)

*Tashilunpo Monastery

*River View of Brahmaputra

B

3 Star Hotel

twin sharing

06

Lhasa to Namtso Lake(240km)

*Namtso Lake

*DumgXiong Grassland

B

Lake Shore Guest House Dorm with humble facility

07

Namtso Lake to Lhasa(240km)

*Namtso Lake Shore Free walk

*Yampachen hotspring(Optional)

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3 Star Hotel

twin sharing

08

Depart from Lhasa

Hotel to Airport/Train station transfer at designated period of time

End the tour

B



Retail Price

Class/Price for Per Person

Jan. 1 to
Mar.31

Apr.1 to
Jun.24

Jun.25 to
Aug.25

Aug.26 to
Oct.15

Oct.16 to
Nov.15

Nov.16 to
Dec. 30

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

940 US$

1050 US$

980 US$

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Price Inclusions

- All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)

- Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour

- Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and Hotel at designated period of time

- Experienced Local Tibetan private guide

- 6 nights of 3 star hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B), 1 night Lake Shore Guest House Dorm with humble facility without breakfast

- One welcome or welfare dinner

- All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary

- Oxygen bottle provided during the trip


Price Exclusions

- Chinese visa

- Lunches and Dinners

- Tips to driver and tour guide

- Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotel


Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, local tour guide will welcome you at the airport/train station, then transfer the guests to the hotel. Acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.

Overnight in Lhasa


Day 2: Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street (B,D).

The tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artifacts.

Then continue to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewelry.


Day 3: Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera (B).

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.


Day 4: Lhasa - Namtso Lake (220km, 4 hours)

Drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, clients will see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads with yak and sheep grazing nearby. Namtso Lake is the "Heavenly Lake" which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt-lake. You can do a very relaxing trek around lakeside and theTashi Island. Overnight you will stay at Namtso Guestroom.


Day 5: Namtso Lake - Lhasa via Yampachen (230km, 5 hours) (B)

After breakfast clients will enjoy morning at the lake shore and trek along to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Afterward, drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, tourists may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (optional) and both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot spring´s water. Then head back to Lhasa.


Day 6: Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse (B)    

Travel to Gyantse. On the way, tourists will catch a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can enjoy spectacular views of Holy Mountain Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) - the highest mountain near Lhasa. Afterwards, head to visit the famous Pelkor Monastery (also known as Gyantse Kumbum). After one and a half hour's driving, clients will arrive to Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.


Day 7: Shigatse – Lhasa (B)

In the morning, visit Tashilunpo monastery of Gelug Sect - the seat of the Panchen Lama, built in 1447. The monastery houses a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha - the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama containing plenty of jewels and gold. In the afternoon, clients will go back to Lhasa.


Day 8: Depart from Lhasa (B).

Transfer clients to the airport or train station.