5-Night Central Tibet Culture Small Group Tour

5-Night Central Tibet Culture Small Group Tour

Enjoy this 5-night tour that will introduce you to central Tibet Culture and take you to the three biggest ancient cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. By visiting these places, you will get an overview of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, and dream-like landscapes. The highlights of this tour will be the Tibetan architectural treasure, the Potala Palace, Jokhang and Sera, Holy Yamdrok Lake and Karo glacier as well as Tashilumpo Monastery which stores the biggest copper Buddha statue in the world.

Itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa Arrival

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. Insider Tips: For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay in Lhasa 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option)

Day 2: Lhasa Tour (B, D)

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay in Lhasa 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option)

Day 3: Lhasa tour (B)

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the morning ,you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay in Lhasa 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option)

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m) via Gyantse (B)

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Karola Glacier, Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100 China
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pelkor Chode Monastery, China, Xizang Zizhiqu, Rikaze Shi, Jiangzi Xian, Unnamed Road
In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress. After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay in Shigatse 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option)

Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa (B)

Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
You will start your day by heading to the Tashilunpo Monastery, which is the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. Afterwards, you will be driven 175 miles (280km) back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley through Friendship Highway. It takes about 6 hours.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay in Lhasa 3-star or 4-star Hotel (Option)

Day 6: Lhasa Departure (B)

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the airport.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Book at least 20 days in advance so tour operator may attain your Tibet Permit. Tibet Permit will be delivered to customers' delivery address / hotel address in one city of China.Please note your tour operator will contact you after the booking is confirmed."
"Travelers are required to provide photocopy of passports and China L visas at least 20 days prior to travel date."
"Please Notice: Customers' airport pick-up and drop-off in Lhasa need be arranged by tour supplier. If customers fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, please do not apply for China L Visa in advance, because customers need apply for their Tibet Group Visa from China Embassy in Kathmandu via travel agency. Before that, they need ask for invitation letter from tour supplier. If customers fly or take a train to Lhasa from one city of China, they need apply for their China L Visa from China Embassy in their country."
"Price is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is subject to availability and additional charge"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"



Start Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 6 Days
Start location: 1: Lhasa Gongga Airport Parking Lot, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
2: Lhasa Railway Station, Doilungdêqên District, Lhasa, China

Cancellations and refunds: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Included

  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Tibet travel permit and other necessary permits needed.
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus with experienced local driver (gasoline is included)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • 5 nights of accommodation at a 4-star or 3-star hotel (Option)
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Welcome Dinner in local restaurant when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Pickup and drop-off from the airport or the train station
  • Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Drinking water provided during the trip
  • Tibet Handy Map
  • Entrance fee of tourist sites
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Karola Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery

Not Included

  • Single-supplement if you are a single travel (where there is no another traveler to share twin room with you)
  • Tips to driver and tour guide.
  • All lunches and dinners.
  • Chinese visa or Tibet Group Visa (from Nepal)

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