8 Days Lhasa - Tsetang - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa Tour

  • Tour Code: TT-207  
  • Destinations: Lhasa - Tsetang - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
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  • Departure Date: Daily
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Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa (Gongar) airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel with 1.5 hours drive. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatize yourself to high altitude. (D)


Day 02: Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street)

Potala Palace, Lhasa
We begin our discovery of this mystical land of snow from its heart - Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely.
In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jonkhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating. (B, L, D)


Day 03: Lhasa (Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Carpet Factory)

Sera Monastery, Lhasa
This morning we tour the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. Followed sightseeing is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After then, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we go to carpet factory; carpet is one of the most famous handcrafts in Tibet. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Lhasa to Tsetang

Yumbulakang, Tibet
Today, drive to Tsetang. Visit the Yumbulakang, the legendary first building in Tibet, and Trundruk Monastery, one of Tibet's oldest Buddhist monasteries and a popular destination for pilgrims.  (B, L, D)


Day 05: Tsetang to Samye Monastery to Tsetang

Samye Monastery, Tibet
This morning, ferry across the Yaluzangbu River, the highest river in the world, to visit the Samye Monastery which is the Tibet's first monastery, was founded in the 8th century during Trisong Detsen's reign with the input of the great Buddhist teacher, Guru Rinpoche. The monastery combines Tibetan; Chinese and Indian architectural styles. It makes a deep impression on us with its ordered design, wealth of religious treasures, and stunning location. (B, L, D)


Day 06: Tsetang to Gyantse

Yamdrok Lake, Tibet
Today, drive to Gyantse, a typical Tibetan town southwest of Lhasa. Often called "Heroic City", it was originally capital of a 14th century Kingdom. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the four holy Lakes of Tibet. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Gyantse to Shigatse

Palkhor Monastery, Tibet
We will begin our exploration of Gyantse from the Palkhor Monastery, founded in 1418, is notable for its superb Kumbum, which is a magnificent six-story and 115 ft (35 m) high chorten, honeycombed with little chapels, it is a typical Tibetan architecture. Drive to Shigatse where we visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is a huge monastic compound of golden-roofed venerable buildings; it was founded in 1447 by Genden Drup, retrospectively titled the 1st Dalai Lama. Since 1642, it has been the seat of the Panchen Lama. And then, your guide will escort you to hotel.    (B, L, D)


Day 08: Shigatse to Lhasa to Airport

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we tailor-made for you. (B)

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B--BreakfastL--LunchD--Dinner

Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
GyantseGyantse Hotel 3Gyantse Hotel 3Gyantse Hotel 3
LhasaLhasa Hotel 5Tibet Hotel 5Xinmanzhai Hotel 3
ShigatseShigatse Hotel 3Shigatse Hotel 3Shigatse Shandong Hotel 3
TsetangTsetang Hotel 3Tsetang Hotel 3Tsetang Hotel 3

 

Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe-0Inquire
Deluxe-0Inquire
Tourist-0Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
Tourist--Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
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10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
Tourist--Inquire
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe26970Inquire
Deluxe24990Inquire
Tourist23980Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe1698-Inquire
Deluxe1597-Inquire
Tourist1499-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe1397-Inquire
Deluxe1299-Inquire
Tourist1198-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
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Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

 
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