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Tour Type : Classical
Departure : Lhasa
From this price starts : $560
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Day 1 Group pick-up at Day 01:Lhasa Railway Station or Lhasa Airportand 20minutes from the train station. B

Meet your guide at Lhasa Railway Station or LhasaAirport. FromLhasaAirporttoLhasacity, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station toLhasacity, abt 20mins.

After transfer to hotel, try to rest & drink as much water as you can to better acclimatize the high altitude. Overnight inLhasa.

Day 2 Day 02: Lhasa City (B)


Highlights: Potola Palace,JokhangTemple,Barkhor Street

This morning, visitPotalaPalace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole ofLhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautifulLhasaRiver, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glisteningJokhangTemple.

Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.

The circuit around it calledBarkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs.

Overnight inLhasa.

Day 3 Day 03: Lhasa Suburb (B)

Highlights: AM-- Subject to change! one of these three: Drepung Monastery,Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery

·                                      PM-- Sera Monastery

AM: Drepung Monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest monastery of the Gelug Sect. It covers an area of 250,000 square meters.

   Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasais the shrine ofTibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine ofLhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa inLhasais just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to theYerpaValleyis about16 kmnortheast ofLhasaon the northern bank of theKyichuRiver. From there, it is another10 kmto the famous ancient meditation caves.

    Ganden Monastery is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet, located at the top of Wangbur Mountain, Tagtse County, 36 kilometers ENE from the Potala Palace in Lhasa, at an altitude of4,300m.

PM: Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb ofLhasaCity. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.

Overnight inLhasa.

Day 4 Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (B)

Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier, Pelkhor Monastery

It takes you about 1.5 hrs to drive fromLhasatoKambalaPass[4794mhigh], visitYamdrokLakethere, which is one of the three holy lakes inTibet.

Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of7,191 m(23,592 ft) between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over6,000 m(19,685 ft) surrounding it.MountNojinKangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elevation5,560 mor18,241 ft) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.

Palkhor Monastery lies about 230 kilometers south ofLhasaand 100 kilometers east of theShigatsePrefecture, at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.

Overnight in Shigatse.

Day 5 Day 05: Shigatse –Lhasa (B)

Highlights: Tashilump Monastery

Optional: Dolma LhakhangTemple

Visit Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning. It is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) inTibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters.

On the way back toLhasa, we offer optional visit toDolmaLhakhangTempleat your own expense.

Dolma LhaKhangTemple is a monastery in Nyethang founded most probably by Atisha. It is located in twelve miles southwest ofLhasa.

Overnight inLhasa.

Day 6 Day 06: Lhasa-Airport/ Train Station(B)

Transfer to Lhasa Railway Station orLhasaAirport.

End of tour!

Price Per Person    Nov-Apr         May         Jun,Jul,Sep,Oct         Aug

(3 star hotel )             $545                  $630           $675                                $712

Services Include
1 Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
2 Free Lhasa airport pick up at 3pm and drop off at 12pm.
3 Budget 3 Star hotels available in Lhasa city.
4 Local English-speaking Tibetan guide.
5 All personal entrance tickets.
6 Tibet entry permit ( TTB permit).

Services Exclude
1 Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access,fax, telephone calls etc.
2 Optional attractions that are not specified in the itinerary (such as the entrance tickets to the Norbulingka Summer Palace   and Tibet museum in Lhasa city if you want to visit).
3 Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
4 Flight or train tickets in and out of Lhasa.
5 Lhasa train station transfer and the private airport transfer  at your request.
6 Tips for the guide and driver(General Standard: normally 50-80RMB/day for the guide, 30-50RMB/day for the driver).

Lhasa Man Zai hotel

Shigatse yak hotel