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6 Days Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Private Tour

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Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa - Lhasa Airport Pick Up

Upon your arrival at the Lhasa airport, your tour guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel and help you get checked in. 

Day 02: Lhasa City Sightseeing - Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Barkhor Street (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the incredible Potala Palace – the highest palace in the world. Then 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 03: Lhasa City Sightseeing - Sera Monastery – Drepung Monastery

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. 

Day 04: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake – Karola Glacier – Gyantse (Kumbum Monastery) – Shigatse (B)

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 below as well as spectacular views of the holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. You will want to have your camera at the ready for the turquoise waters of Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, and the beautiful Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar glacier as seen from the Karola Pass. 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 05: Shigatse - Tashilunpo Monastery – Lhasa (B)

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 in the afternoon.

Day 06: Lhasa Departure (B)

Today you will have free time until your tour guide escorts you to the Lhasa train station or airport for your departing train or flight from Lhasa. This will end your tour services in Tibet.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lhasa Airport or Train Station (Pick up service provided)
Departure Time
After your arrival in Lhasa ( Pick up service provided)
Duration
6 days
Return Details
Lhasa Airport/Train Station drop off
Inclusions
  • Private professional English-Speaking local tour guide
  • Licensed Vehicle with experienced driver
  • Airport (or train)pick up and drop off
  • 4 nights accommodation in Lhasa city, 1 night at Shigatse (Based on double occupancy)
  • Breakfast provided by the hotel
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • A container of Oxygen for emergency use
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lodging and meal allowance to the guide & driver
  • Reservation fee for visiting Potala Palace
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day
Exclusions
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary (All lunches & dinners)
  • All Entrance tickets to the sightseeing places
  • Flight/Trian tickets in and out of Tibet
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Any losses incurred from the force majeure factor like government control, natural disaster etc.
  • Tips to the guide & driver ( Tips is not required but expected)
  • Single room supplement
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date.
  • With its much higher elevation, some visitors may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. We recommend taking everything slowly, getting plenty of rest the first day and staying very well hydrated by drinking plenty of water to minimize the effects of the high altitude. Usually you will fine by the second day, but if you do experience severe and/ or worsening symptoms, please contact your tour guide or a member of our staff immediately.
  • The tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed.
  • If you enter by plane from mainland China, the Tibet permit will be delivered to you before you board the flight in mainland city.
  • If you enter by train from mainland china, You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email
  • If you enter Tibet from Nepal, you have to get your GROUP VISA in the Chinese embassy of Kathmandu, whether you have already Chinese visa or not.Group Visa is an A4 size sheet of paper, with all members of the tour and their passport number, date of birth and profession listed. The dates of entry and exit are precisely mentioned. To apply the Group visa, you will need an invitation letter from Tibet Tourism Bureau. After confirming the tour, you need to send us the copy of your passport and then we can apply the invitation letter with your passport copy. After getting the invitation letter, we will send it to our local stuff at Kathmandu. Then you will meet our local stuff at Kathmandu after your arrival in Kathmandu. Please do remember, you'll need at least 3 working days to apply your Group Visa.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

The tour guide and diver are pretty kind and zealous! And all the stories the guide told are very attractive as well. Hope next time visiting there, they can entertain us again.💓

Date of experience: July 2019
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  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Dutch
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