Tibet In-depth Cultural Tour
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Your Tibetan tour guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa. The rest time is free for you to acclimatize. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa.
Day 2 Lhasa Exploration
Visiting Tibet's most beautiful wonder – Potala Palace, the religious center in the region – Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street around the temple where you can see many pilgrims circumambulating the holy path. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 3 Lhasa Exploration
Visiting two great Gelugpa university monasteries in Lhasa - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. And at evening, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 4 Lhasa - Samye Monastery (Yarlung Valley, Tsedang)
Samye Monastery is the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. It has a special layout in line with the universe as described in sutras. The central building combines the Tibetan, Chinese and Indian styles. It is located in Yarluang Valley, Shannan prefection about 200km from Lhasa. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Tsedang [B].
Day 5 Tsedang - Gyantse
After breakfast, we'll drive about 320km from Tsedang to Gyantse, the “Hero City” in history. En-route, we’ll visit the beautiful Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, one of the three largest scared lakes in Tibet. When arrive in Gyantse, we’ll visit the main sight there – Pelkhor Monastery (also called Pelkor Chorde Monastery) which is famous for its notable Kumbu Stupa (Kumbum) with 108 chapels. Overnight 3* hotel in Gyantse [B].
Day 6 Gyantse - Shigatse
It is about 90km from Gyantse to Shigatse, another important tourist city in Tibet. Tashilumpo Monastery there is the symbol of Shigatse. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama and later become the traditional seat of Panchen Lamas. The monastery houses a gigantic statue of the Maitreya Bhuddha made of gold, cooper and brass. Later in the afernoon, we’ll take a pleasant walk in the old town and visit the local bazaar where you may get some rare souvenirs. Overnight 3* or 4* in Shigatse [B].
Day 7 Shigatse - Lhasa
Drive about 280km back to Lhasa through Nyemo where we'll pay a visit to a local village which still uses the traditional way of making Tibetan incenses. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B].
Day 8 Departure
Today our tour guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and see you off there. Your wonderful Tibet culture exploration tour ends. [B]
For private tours, we'll arrange a private vehicle, driver and tour guide for you and your friends or relatives. The itinerary can be customized to meet your requirement and you can decide the travel date. The tour price is different for different group size and travel seasons. Please contact us for a quotation for your own planning of your own group!
The tour price usually includes:
- All accommodation (twin-sharing basis at hotels)
- One private vehicle and one experienced driver
- A Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
- All necessary Tibet travel permits
- Breakfasts at all places
- Entrance tickets of sightseeing places as noted
- Conservation fee for visiting Mt. Everest Base Camp
- Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use
The tour price does not include:
- Lunch and Dinner
- China visa fee
- Tips to the tour guide and driver
- Other expenses not noted in the above including list