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Tibet Tour of Lhasa, Shigatse & Gyantse

 
Tour Code: LXAG003   Tibet Group Tour
Trip Duration: 6 days  
Departure Day: Fixed day departure  
Visiting: Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse  
Summary: Join- in the small group tour to Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse to discovery Tibet at mean while save money!  
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Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival   /  Lhasa

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

Welcome to the "Roof of the World". On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel. Plan on taking it slow the rest of today, so you can adjust to the altitude. Remember to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for the long journey ahead. The fixed the pick up time is 15:20 at airport or train station. If requested private pick up extra charge should be paid.

Day 2 Lhasa(B,D)

Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Drak Yerpa 2.5 hr about, and Sera monastery 2 hrs, overnight in LhasaTibet Group Tour

Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.

Visit Sera monastery in the afternoon. It's one of Gelugpa (yellow hat) sect monastic colleges. Sera monastery is famous for its Buddhism philosophical debate practice.

Day 3  Lhasa  (B)

Lhasa City sightseeing, visit Potola Palace 1hr & Jokhang Temple 1hr, overnight in Lhasa

Both of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple are the focal points of pilgrims from entire Tibetan world, multitudinous pilgrims are circumambulating and prostrating in their strong faith. Potala Palace is the worldwide known cardinal landmark of Tibet. The massive structure itself contains a small world within it. Mostly it is renowned as residence of the Dalai Lama lineages. Jokhang temple is the most scared shrine in Tibet which was built in 7th century and located at the heart of old town in Lhasa, the circuit around it called Barkhor street, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

Day 4 Lhasa / Gyangtse / Shigatse (B)

Lhasa-Yamdrok Lake-Naiqinkangsang Snow Mountain-Karo-la Glacier- Gyantse[4040m] -Pala Manor-Shigatse [3836m],360KM 5hrs drive, overnight in Shigatse

Tibetan SceneryIt will take you about 1.5 hours to drive up to Kambala pass[4794m high] from Lhasa, you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok Lake there, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.

Then drive about 1.5 hours and arrive at the foot of Naiqinkangsang Snow Mountain. It is one of the holy mountains of Tibet. If you look up to the Snow Mountain you'll see the beautiful "flag cloud"(the creature of the wind and the snow) floating and shining in the air.

20 minutes' drive later, Karo-la Glacier will be in your eyes. It has a good fame of "Ice Queen" on the roof of the world. It is about 5,600 meters north of the main peak of Karo-la Mountain. You'll have a long-distance of this masterpiece of nature. You'll arrive at a valley and see Manlha Water Control Project from a distance later on. It is located in Gyantse County. It consists of a dam, flood water discharge tunnels and a power station. The power station's installed capacity reaches 20,000 kilowatts. The project will provide irrigation for more than 43,000 hectares of farmland.

After lunch in Gyantse, drive to Pala Manor. Pala Manor is the best-preserved manor in Tibet. It's about ten minutes' driving from Gyantse downtown. It will show you the lifestyle of the previous wealth owners' family. The Pala Manor we see today still has 57 houses on an estate of 5000 square meters. The maze of rooms is richly decorated with exquisitely carved beams and painted rafters. You can feel how extremely luxurious life they had then. However, by contrast to the luxury of the lairds, the whips, ankle-irons and punishment cells that were used for controlling and persecuting the poor slaves and their low, narrow, wet and dark rooms will deeply astound you forever. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse.

Day 5 Shigatse / Lhasa (B)

Shigatse-Tashilump Monastery-Dolma Lhakhang temple( optional)- Lhasa 300KM, 4.5hrs drive

Visit Tashilump Monastery in the morning. Tashilunpo Monastery was Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Enjoy the desert scenery and the scenery along the Brahmaputra on the way back to Lhasa. You can also see devout Christians prostrating and measuring their pilgrimage route with their flesh and blood on Tibetan Plateau if you're lucky.

Visit Dolma Lhakhang temple on your own expense on the way to Lhasa if you would like to. It is located in Nyethang (approx. 30 kilometers southwest of Lhasa) district, Chushu County. Late afternoon drive back to Lhasa.

Day 6 Lhasa / Exit (B)

Transfer via: Flight   - By your own arrangement

Free time in the morning for you to wander around Lhasa. Take a last, memorable look at the Patala Palace before being transported to the airport at 12:00pm.

Departure Dates

November to Next May

November

7,21

December

5,19

January

12,26

February

18,27

March

N/A 

April

11,25

May

16,30

June to July 15

June

13,27

July1-15

11

Jul 16 to Aug 31

July16-31

21,31

August

10,20,30

Sep 1 to Oct 31

September

10,20,30

October

10,24

Price Include:

1. Tibet Permit

2. All meals as specified in the itinerary. B stands for western breakfast * L stands for Chinese lunch in a local Chinese restaurant, and D stands for Chinese dinner in a local Chinese restaurant. *Exceptions: 1. If the occasional hotel does not offer western breakfast, B stands for Chinese breakfast, or 2. If the clients requested Chinese breakfast

3. Entrance fee to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.

4. Tibetan- English speaking guide

5. Accommodation based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.

6. Air-conditioned van used for transfer to sightseeing

7. Free pick up at see off at airport or trainstation (15:20 Lhasa airport downtown, 12:00 downtown Lhasa airport; 20:00 Lhasa train station downtown, 09:00 downtown-train station)

Price Exclude:

1. Chinese Visa

2. Airfare or train tickets to Lhasa

3. Any meals which are not specified with B, L or D.

4. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.

5. The loss due to the flight delays, landslide debris flow, bad weather or force majeure etc.

6. Gratuities: Tips to guides or drivers. We suggest US$5per day per person according the service you received.

Note:

1)Booking at least 11working days prior to the departure day is required as Tibet Permit application must be summited 10 working day in advance to the departure day according to the Tibet Tourism administration.

2) The fixed the pick up time is 15:20 at airport or train station. If requested private pick up extra charge of RMB350 at airport or RMB200 at station, per time.

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