8-day Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Namtso Tour

Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monaster, Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, Gyantse Kumbum, Tashilunpo Monastery, Brumaputra River, Namtso Lake, Tashido island. Grassland, Sun rise of Namtso Lake
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  • Tour Code: LSG-09
  • Pick-up Point: Hotel in Lhasa
  • Tour type: Group tour

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Lhasa is one of the most attractive and featured cities in the world. Not only because of its high altitude of 3650 meters above the sea level, but also because of its impressive heritages, unique culture and spiritual religion. Lhasa, the mysterious alluring land, attracts millions of tourists to visit Tibet. The 8-day tour will lead you to experience the unique Tibetan culture, genuine friendliness of the people and enjoy exotic aura of mysterious palaces and incredible spectacular beauty of the Tibetan Plateau.

FEATURES

  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and Chinese Lunch are included.
  • Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Streeet, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery.
  • Visit Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, Gyantse Kumbum, Tashilunpo Monastery, Brumaputra River, Namtso Lake, Tashido island. Grassland, Sun rise of Namtso Lake
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TOUR ITINERARY

D1 Arrive in Lhasa by plane or by train

Today's Highlights

Airport/train station to Hotel transfer, rest in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude

You are warmly welcome to Tibet by saying Tashi Delek at the Train station/airport by our professional employee and send you to reserved hotel in Lhasa. Then have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude in the afternoon.

D2 Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace/ Jokhang Temple/Barkhor Street

Today's Highlights:

Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastry, Barkhor Street

Morning section to visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels.

Potala Palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark. This massive 13-storeyed building built as the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It was the highest building prior to the early period of last century. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town.

Afternoon we will visit the holist temple in Tibet, the Johkang Temple, and at Barkor Kora,which is the most famous Kora in Tibet,we can buy Tibentan traditional or religious things.

Jokhang Temple is the most sacred religious structure in Tibet. Jokhang, refers to "Buddha's House" in Tibetan language, and the Temple is named after the main statue enshrined that is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple has a great importance in Tibet's Spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping.

D3 Lhasa Sightseeing: Drepung Monastery/ Sera Monastery

Today's Highlights:

Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Today, we will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung and the Sera. If we are very lucky,we may even come across Sera Monastery’s Monks debiting which was held in the courtyard at around 3;00-5:30 in the afternoon.

Drepung Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Gephel, which is the largest monastery in the world. It is housed 7,700 monks and built in 1416. The monastery is considered as one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' along with Garden and Sera. Another is Sera Monastery, built in 1419.

Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The "Buddhism Scriptures Debating" in Sera is a big draw to all visitors interested in Buddhist culture.

D4 Lhasa/Yamdrotso lake/Gyangtse/ Shigatse

Today's Highlights:

Karola Glacier, Yamtso Tso Lake, Gyantse Kumbum

Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, karo-la glacier roadside at 4960m, We move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, where spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. And in Gyantse, Kubum monastery.is also a famous we can not miss.

The Yamdro-tso Lake is the largest freshwater lake at the foot of the Himalayas, which is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m). It is the highest mountain near Lhasa.

D5 Shigatse/Lhasa

Today's Highlights:

Tashilunpo Monastery, Brumaputra River

Before spending about 4 hours to drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse, we will visit the largest Monastery in west Tibet, the Tashilunpo monastery, Tashilunpo monastery is one of the six great Gelukpa institutions and was founded in 1447 by a disciple of Tsongkapa, containing the world's largest gilded copper image (26m high) of future god Jampa. Then drive along the Friend-ship Highway back to Lhasa.

D6 Lhasa/Namtso Lake (220km, 4 hours)

Today's Highlights:

Namtso Lake, Tashido island. Grassland

Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel around 08:00am, and then we drive to Namtso Lake. On route, you can view Nyenchen Thanglha. In summer (May to August), you may see sheepherders and their tents, groups of sheep and yaks. Namtso Lake is known as Heavenly Lake. You can do a very relax trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. Namtso Lake is actually the lake in the sky, it is about 5000m high lies on the highest plateau in the world. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic, the night sky is so clear that you could see all the stars twinkling on the sky, so close to you as if you could stretch your hands to pick the stars.

D7 Namtso/Lhasa (220km, 4hours)

Today's Highlights:

Sun rise of Namtso Lake

Get up early to view the beautiful sunrise at Namtso Lake. You can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. Then, head back to Lhasa. On the way return to Lhasa from Namtso, we will pass a famous hotspring — the Yampanchen. If some tourists are interested in it, we can stop over for a while and have a bath. (Hot spring cost is on travelers)

D8 Lhasa airport dropping off

Your tour guide and driver will help to drop you at the Lhasa airport, end the service

PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
1. Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's travel Permit
2. Transport - Transfer between airport/train station - Lhasa City transportation, Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Namtso-Lhasa.
3. Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide
4. Drinking water & Oxygen Bottle Supply
5. Travel Agency Service Charge
6. Accommodation - Economy Hotel sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa and Shigatse; Hotel in Lhasa:Lhasa YAK Hotel(or other similar Hotel ) TEL:0891-6300009 Address:No.100 Beijing East Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa Hotel in Shigatse: Tsangba Hotel(or other similar Hotel ) TEL: 0892-8669888 FAX:0892-8667888 Address: Shigatse ,Renbu Road ,No.9 - Tent or Guest House at Lake side
7. One welcome dinner in Lhasa
8. Admission fee of all tourist sites listed in Itinerary
Price Excludes:
1. Lunches and Dinners
2. Tips to driver and tour guide
3. Other personal expense
4. Admission fee of Yangpachen Hot Spring ( the item at one's own expense)
Note:
1.The price may be appropriately discounted when you book except 26th June to 15th October.
2. You could pay a bit extra money if you want to upgrade the criterion of room.
3. Children under 6-year-old accompanying the adult are charged free..
4. If you travel alone, we will contact you whether the tour is guaranteed

5. The Price is for one place in twin share room including breakfast, please take notice of the single room supplement. Single supplements are 230 dollars.

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

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