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Lhasa airport or train station at clients' convenience.

Booking notes

The above price is based on a group of 4 people travelling in recent seasons. It includes the accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse, one private car, driver and local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide, etc.

We can organize the tour for any group size, starting from one single traveler. Please let us know how many people there will be in your group and your travel time, we'll send the costing for you accordingly.

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With this in-depth cultural exploration tour in Tibet, you’ll visit all the main sights in Lhasa, the famous Samye Monastery in Yarlung Valley, the beautiful Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, the architectural wonders of Tibet – Kumbu Stupa at Pelkhor Monatery in Gyantse and the great Tashilumpo Monastery in Shigatse. You also have more chances to interact with local Tibetan people.

It is a good Tibet tour choice for family vacation with kids and elderly people. It covers all the four most important cities and towns in central Tibet:

Lhasa - the holy city of Tibet with many outstanding cultural sights. It is a place full of mystery and you may get pleasant surprises during every hour of your stay here;

Shannan - Cradle of Tibetan Civilization. It is located along the Yarlung Tsangpu River in the beautiful Yarlung Valley;

Gyantse -  the ‘hero’ city in Tibet where local Tibetan people fought with foreign invaders in history;

Shigatse - the second largest city in Tibet and also the cultural center in "Rear" Tibet.

 

  • Physicality: Low
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    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Medium
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    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: 4 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Lhasa airport or train station at clients' convenience.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Lhasa airport or train station at clients' convenience.

  • Pickup time: (6.00 AM - 10.00 PM)
  • Drop-off time: (6.00 AM - 10.00 PM)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

Your Tibetan tour guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest time is free for you to acclimatize. o/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 2 Lhasa Exploration

Visiting Tibet's most beautiful wonder – Potala Palace, the religious center in the region – Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street around the temple where you can see many pilgrims circumambulating the holy path. o/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 3 Lhasa Exploration

Visiting two great Gelugpa university monasteries in Lhasa - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. And at evening, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family.  o/n hotel in Lhasa.

Day 4 Lhasa - Samye Monastery (Yarlung Valley, Tsedang)

Samye Monastery is the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. It has a special layout in line with the universe as described in sutras. The central building combines the Tibetan, Chinese and Indian styles. It is located in Yarluang Valley, Shannan prefection about 200km from Lhasa. o/n hotel in Tsedang.

Day 5 Tsedang - Gyantse

After breakfast, we'll drive about 320km from Tsedang to Gyantse, the “Hero City” in history. En-route, we’ll visit the beautiful Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, one of the three largest scared lakes in Tibet. When arrive in Gyantse, we’ll visit the main sight there – Pelkhor Monastery (also called Pelkor Chorde Monastery) which is famous for its notable Kumbu Stupa (Kumbum) with 108 chapels.

Day 6 Gyantse - Shigatse

It is about 90km from Gyantse to Shigatse, another important tourist city in Tibet. Tashilumpo Monastery there is the symbol of Shigatse. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama and later become the traditional seat of Panchen Lamas. The monastery houses a gigantic statue of the Maitreya Bhuddha made of gold, cooper and brass. Later in the afernoon, we’ll take a pleasant walk in the old town and visit the local bazaar where you may get some rare souvenirs.

Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa

Drive about 280km back to Lhasa through Nyemo. Free at leisure for the rest time.

Day 8 Departure

Today our tour guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and see you off there. Your wonderful Tibet culture exploration tour ends.