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6-DayLhasa Shigatse

  • Tour Type : Group Tour
  • Best Season : Summer Autumn Winter
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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

During this 6-day trip, visit three important cities from Lhasa to Gyantse and Shigatse to get a impression of Tibet’s religion, cultural, local customs and amazing natural sceneries of Holy Yamdrok Lake and Karo glacier along the way.

Highlights

  • Barkhor Street
  • Sera Monastery
  • Drepung Monastery
  • The Palgor Chorten

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1

Lhasa Arrival

Airport Transfer (Lhasa),

Our guide and drive will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. We will view the Yarlung Tsangpo River which is the largest river in Tibet and Lhasa River. You are suggested have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel.

Note: We need at least 20 days to apply the travel permit to Tibet. If you want to book the tour, please confirm at least 20 days before your travel date.

DAY
2

Lhasa

Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

A first scenic spot of our today’s travel is Potala Palace. It is former winter home of the Dalai Lama and explores the grandest of this myriad chapel. And then we will visit Jokhang Temple which was built in the 7th Century. You will see many locals pray in front of it regularly; The Temple is surrounded by Barkhor Street and thronged with pilgrims and visitors. You could circling the street with locals and buy the souvenirs.

DAY
3

Lhasa

Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery

After have breakfast, we will go to Drepung Monastery which considered as one of the largest monasteries in the six principle monasteries of Gelu Sect in China. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey of Sakya Yeshe of Zel Gungtang (1355–1435), a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The highlight is see debate about Buddhist doctrines among the monks from 15:00.

DAY
4

Shigatse

Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse, Yomdrok Lake, The Palgor Chorten

Yomdrok Lake

We will take about 90 minutes to Yamdrok Lake (3900m). It is one of four holy lakes in Tibet. You can get views of pure lake with blue sky and cloud. On the route, we will pass over the Gampala pass (4790m) and karo-la glacier (4960m). Head westward to Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery which structural style is very unique, reputed as the lord of Tibetan stupas. After then, continue drive about an half and one hours, we will arrive Shigatse.

DAY
5

Lhasa

Tashilunpo Monastery, Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa

Today we will visit Tashilunpo monastery. It was founded in 1447 by Gyalwa Gendun Drup (1st Dalai Lama) and is a historically and culturally important monastery. 5 story temple which contains a 26 meters (86ft) sitting statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Jamba Chyenmu) inside the grounds of the monastery. The statue was the biggest copper Buddhist statue in the world. After visit, we will drive about six hours back to Lhasa.

DAY
6

Lhasa Departure

Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)

Finish holy Tibet explore journey today, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station for your departure.

Dates and Prices (Join a Group)

$ USD
Departure Price per person Single Room Supplement Availability
Jul. 21 - Jul. 26, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Jul. 25 - Jul. 30, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Jul. 29 - Aug. 3, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 1 - Aug. 6, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 5 - Aug. 10, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 8 - Aug. 13, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 12 - Aug. 17, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 15 - Aug. 20, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 18 - Aug. 23, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 22 - Aug. 27, 2017 $ 849849 $ 179179 Book Now
Aug. 26 - Aug. 31, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Aug. 30 - Sept. 4, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 2 - Sept. 7, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 4 - Sept. 9, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 9 - Sept. 14, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 12 - Sept. 17, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 16 - Sept. 21, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 19 - Sept. 24, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 23 - Sept. 28, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 26 - Oct. 1, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Oct. 2 - Oct. 7, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Oct. 5 - Oct. 10, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Oct. 8 - Oct. 13, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Oct. 12 - Oct. 17, 2017 $ 799799 $ 169169 Book Now
Oct. 21 - Oct. 26, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Oct. 24 - Oct. 29, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Nov. 4 - Nov. 9, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Nov. 9 - Nov. 14, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Nov. 14 - Nov. 19, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Nov. 18 - Nov. 23, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now
Nov. 23 - Nov. 28, 2017 $ 749749 $ 129129 Book Now

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Good to know

Free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day is only available for the following period of time.

Pick-up from airport:

Pick up tourists around 12:20 pm for flights arriving before 12:00 in the morning;

Pick up tourists around 16:00 pm for flights arriving before 15:40 in the afternoon.

Drop-off to airport:

vehicle leaves at 7:30 in the morning from hotel for flights departing between 9:30-13:00;

Vehicle leaves at 11:00 in the afternoon from hotel for flights departing after 13:00.

If the airport limousine service is needed at any other time, our company will charge CNY 400 for each pick-up or drop-off.

All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.

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