1.The special entry permit to visit Tibet
2. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
3. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
4. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
5. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
6. Accommodations: hotels/cruises/trains based on double/single occupancy as specified;
7. Government taxes & fees;
8. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city (For LandOnly);
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to help protect you and your trip investment.
Lhasa – Lhasa Hotel or similar
Shigatse – Jiumu Yamei International Hotel or similar
Dingri – Everest Hotel or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
As the difficulty for arranging children is the same as the difficulty for serving adults, the child discount cannot be applied on this tour.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase needed.
Fly to Lhasa, the capital city of the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Upon arrival in Lhasa, our guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Experience the heights of the “Roof of the World” and adapt to the high altitude.
Today’s visit starts from the magnificent Potala Palace, a complex palace and castle, consisting of two parts – the Red Palace in the center, and the White Palace toward the wings.
Since the 17th century, it has been the religious and political center of this region and is a must-see landmark.
After lunch, continue on to visit the Jokhang Temple at the center of the old city. Decorated with Tibetan murals and carvings, this temple has adopted the architectural styles of the ancient Tang Dynasty, Nepal, and India.
You will then walk along bustling Barkhor Street.
After breakfast, we will visit the Norbulingka Park, a large and beautiful artificial garden.
After lunch, we will visit the Sera Monastery, which is famous for its large collection of Buddhist statues, sutras, and murals. Besides, the special activity of debating on Buddhist doctrines held in the monastery is quite interesting.
We will drive to Gyangtse. On the way, stop at Yamdrok Lake, one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, where you can also enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Karola Snow Mountain.
Upon arrival, visit Palkhor Monastery, an exquisite structure built back in the early 15th century and the Gyangtse Old Street.
Drive to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet Autonomous Region.
After breakfast, we will drive to Lhatse city and visit the Sakya Monastery, which is the main temple of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism.
Then drive on to Dingri, the border town and check in at the best hotel in the area.
Today you will have the adventure tour to the Everest Base Camp, one of the two campsites on the incredible Mount Everest, set up for climbers at almost 17,000 feet (5,150 meters) above sea level, and Rongbuk Monastery, founded by the Nyingmapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the highest monastery in the world.
Drive to Shigatse and enjoy the rural scenery of Tibetan farms on the way.
Check in at your hotel upon arrival and the rest of the day is left for you to relax.
In the morning, we will visit the New Palace of Panchen and Tashilunpo Monastery, the largest temple in the Shigatse area, dating back to the year of 1447 during the Ming Dynasty.
Then, we drive back to Lhasa and pay a visit to visit the Carpet Factory.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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