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This tour package covers most prominent monasteries around Lhasa including first ever Buddhist monastery and historical kings palace in the Yarlung valley which is also known as cradle of Tibetan civilization.
You will be overwheeled by prominent historical and religious sites, mystical Potala Palace, sacred Jokahng temple, sprawling Sera and Drepung monastery, walk shoulder to shoulder with devoted pilgrims in bustling Bakhort street, Chimpu hermitages, Nyenchen Kangsar glacier and Namtso Lake.
- Count the steps up to the Potala Palace — the holy palace of Tibetan Buddhism
- Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims at the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
- Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery
- Enjoy a picnic at Lake Yamdrok
- Stay in a heritage hotel in Lhasa’s old town
Generally, the price for the offered package differs from seasons to season and groups size.
The peak season is April to Octomber and the cost is higher comparatively.
The size of the group is one important factor on the price of the tour package. We offer private tour service, group tour service as well as FIT tour package service to individual tourist.
Other factor affects the price is the hotel and transportant standard requested from the customers.
Hence, we would request you please advice if you prefer a private tour, group tour or FIT group.
What are included in the price?
Whatever price is quoted, the following lists service products are included in the price.
1. Tibet Permit
2. Guide Fee
5. All entry tickets
6. Food and meals
DAY 1 Arrive in Lhasa (Elevation 3,650 Meters)
Your assigned tour specialist will come and pick up either from the airport or railway station. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the airport to the downtown and 20 minutes from the railway station. The tour specialist will accompany you to the hotel and help you to check in the hotel.
It is important to take a good rest and take plenty of water for the first day. The first day of the trip is to help you to get acclimatized to the environment and adjust the jet lag. Please contact your assigned tour specialist for any kind of uncomfortable situation and your tour specialist is always available on call.
DAY 2 Lhasa: Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery
The day starts with Norbulingka Palace – the summer palace of The Dalai Lama. You will see the palaces built in a very traditional and beautiful ways that attract the local as well as international tourists.
Drepung Monastry is around 15 minitues in car and it is the biggest monastery in Tibet. The monastry used to be the center of different institues in the history. The monastry today hosts hundred of monks and it can even host meals for thousand of people at one time.
Your lunch is arranged in a local Tibetan restaurant at Drepung monastry. You are recommended to drink a lot of Tibetan butter tea which is believed to be very helpful for acclimatization.
Your afternoon destination is Sera monastery. The monastry is very popular for its Buddhist philosophy study and many domestic and international tourists visit the monastry to grab the opportunity to see the Buddhist debate there.
- Circumbulance in clockwise
- Please do not discuss sentive informaiton
- Please remove hat and sunglass when you enter the chapels
- Please make sure that you seek for permit before you take video or photo
DAY 3 Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
The third day of the tour requires some level of energy and you should be fine with it after light tour of the first two days. We are now to move toward Potala Palace in the morning. The palace is considered as one of the wonders and it used to be the winter palace of The Dalai Lama. The palace is covered with white and red paint symbolizing religion and administration.
Post lunch destination is Jokhang – Mecca of Tibetan Buddhist. The temple hosts the only twelve years old Sakyamuni image in the world. Tibetans from all corner of the autonomous regions worship the image. The outer circle of the temple is called Barkhor street which is the only way to circumbrance of the temple.
DAY 4 Lhasa-Samye monastery (3500m), 220km, approx 6hrs
Your trip toward the southern side starts after you enjoy three days relax tour in Lhasa. The fourth day trip is drive you to Samye monastery along the downstream of Brahmaputra river. The the way, Tibet offers some of the most beautiful natural views to you.
Samye monastery has featured with special Mandala architecture built in the ancient time. It is a long driving trip and you will stop at different sightseeing, appreciating the beauty of nature and fresh air on in Tibet.
DAY 5 Samye-Chimpu hermitage-Tsedang (3800m), 70km, approx 2hrs
You will have one full day to visit so many destinations. Chimpu hermitage is one of the most popular hermitage site in Tibet. There you can meet hermits and take a short hiking in the bushes. There is a Tibetan nunnery on the hill.
You will need to move toward Tsedang to see the town. The town is considered as one of sources for Tibet civilization and it is one top tourist destination. There you will have the opportunity to find out the old untold stories and histories.
DAY 6 Tsedang-Yamdrok-Gyangtse (3900m), 380km, approx 7hrs
The sixth day is to drive to Tsedang to Yamdrok lake, which is one to the holy lake in Tibet. You will have the opportunity to see the snow capped Nyenchen Kangsar. Yamdrok is one stop point after a long drive.
You will continue your drive to Gyangtse – one popular town known for its historical and religious stories. There you will visit the giant Khubum stupa constructed years in ancient time and the popular Choepal monastery.
DAY 7 Gyangtse-Shigatse (3800m), 90km, approx 1.5hrs
The seventh day is more relaxed tour and you will leave from Gyangtse and drive toward Shigatse.
Shigatse is the second largest town in Tibet and the town hosts the biggest monastery in Shigatse – Tashilhumpo monastery. The monastery is the seat of Panchen Lama and built in a very traditional style.
DAY 8 Shigatse-Yangpachen-Namtso lake (4600m), 380km, 7.5hrs
Your trip is about to end about Shigatse and you have two more destinations to cover on the day.
You will discover the the northern nomadic grassland, wonderful valley barely hidden in the remote, sparse population of nomads in the vast pastures and hundreds of beautiful lakes with abounding wild lives. Namtso lake is one of the holy as well as most gorgeous lakes in Tibet, it is also the world highest salion lake.
You will spend the night there, enjoy the cold breeze of the mystical lake and snow capped ranges all around.
DAY 9 Namtso-Lhasa (3680m), 250km, approx 4hrs
You will drive back toward Lhasa on the day.
We will visit a nomad family tent en route, the giant black tent made up of yak wool . It help to preserve heat and resist rain that is totally accommodate the plateau changeable climate. The tent is a complex of kitchen, bedroom, seating room and store room for the family.
DAY 10 Departure
A team of Tibet Trip Hub will visit you at the hotel and offer Tibetan Khata and thanking you for choosing Tibet Trip Hub to visit Tibet. Your tour specialist will later accompany you till either to the airport or railway station.
A very beautiful and memorable trip with a very good guide. He was very knowledgeable and reliable. I would definitely recommend him to friends travelling to Tibet.
Pemste and his team provided us with a world-class trip. He spent time finding out what we wanted to do in Tibet before arranging our wonderful family trip to Lhasa and Everest Base Campt (EBC). We learned about Tibet, Buddhism, and life in the Himalayas. The staff was very well spoken and the drivers very safe. Best of all, we saw extradinary sights. Our family is grateful that so much attention was given to our comfort and enjoyment. There is no substitute to visiting a country with locals who can answer questions and explain local culture.