I am finalizing my itinerary for my trip to Tibet next month (everything is so last minute). I will be traveling with my parents (55 and 62 years olds) and my husband (we both are in early 30s). Please let me know if this doesn't look too ambitious. My dad is really into Buddhism and thus I want to cover as many grounds as possible.
We'll be flying from Chengdu. This is what I sent to the local travel agent and I'm awaiting for the final quote.
Day 1: Airport Transfer - rest in hotel
Day 3: Day Excursion to Lake Namtso via YangPaChen Hotspring.
Day 4: Drive to Drak Yerpa Cave, Drepung Monastery morning, and Sera Monastery afternoon
Day 5: Hotel transfer to airport.
I have made reservation of House of Shambala and thus, we think we can do day 2 ourselves instead of guided tour? So far, The quote we got is over USD 300 - 350/person excluding meals, flights, and accomodations and entrance fees. This will include tibet permit, airport transfer and guided tour on day 3 and day 4. I'm not sure if this is reasonable quote?
Do you think we can do Day 4 ourselves as well? I heard taxi is quite available (My husband speaks fluent mandarin as well).
Greatly appreciate your inputs. Thank you.