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. Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance.
Lhasa – Lhasa Hotel or similar
Tsetang – Tse Dang Hotel
Gyanste – Gyantse Hotel
Shigatse – Jiumu Yamei International 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.
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. Lhasa is a unique and spiritual city, attracting tourists from all over the world by its natural and cultural attractions.
Upon arrival in Lhasa, our guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Feel the height of the world roof and adapt to the high altitude.
Today’s visit starts from the magnificent Potala Palace which is a complex palace of castle style, consisting of two parts – the Red Palace as the center and the White Palace as the wings. Since the 17th century, it has become the religious and political center of this land and now a must visit the landmark. After lunch, continue to visit the Jokhang Temple at the center of old city. Decorated with Tibetan murals and carvings, this temple has adopted the architectural styles of ancient Tang Dynasty, Nepal and India. You will then walk along the bustling Barkhor Street.
In the morning, you will visit Tibet Museum. As the first modernized museum in this area, it is an important window to introduce the glorious local culture, then visit the Norbulingka Park, a large and beautiful artificial garden. After having a palatable lunch, continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which is famous for the large collection of Buddhist statues, sutra and murals. Besides, the special activity of debating on Buddhist doctrines held in the monastery is quite interesting.
We will transfer you to Tsetang today. En route, you will visit the Samye Monastery. Built in the 8th century, the Samye Monastery is the first temple that has tonsured monks in this region. Upon arrival, visit the Tombs of the Tibetan Kings, the largest well-preserved imperial graveyard in Tibet, where the Tibetan Kings were buried.
Your first stop today is the Trandruk Monastery, where you could enjoy the most delicate Tangka Paintings, then will be the Yumbulangang Palace, the first palace in Tibet. Finally, drive to Gyangtse. En route, you will 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.
Today your tour includes the Palkhor Monastery, an exquisite structure built in the early 15th century and the Gyangtse Old Street. Then your local guide will accompany you to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Upon arrival, pay a visit the New Palace of Panchen.
After breakfast, head to visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the largest temple in the Shigatse area, dating back to the year of 1447 during the Ming Dynasty. Then drive back to Lhasa and pay a visit to visit the Carpet Factory.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. Have a safe trip to your sweet home.
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