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Classic tour of Tibet

DURATION : 7 Nights / 8 Days

DESTINATIONS : Lhasa - Namtso lake - yangpachen hot spring - Gyantse - Shigatse

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Lhasa  Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Barkor Kora, Potala palace, Dikey Orphanage and Tibet Museum
Namtso Lake  Tashi Island
Shigatse  Tashilunpo Monastery

Short Description

Tibet tour packages and discover Tibet breathtaking landscape, sacred sites, and fascinating cultural attractions. You will not only visit the most sacred landmarks of Tibet, but also enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful landscape.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive at Lhasa

By flight or by Train, upon arrival you will be met by our representative, after a traditional 'Swagat' our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Whilst the room keys and check-in is organized, our representative would introduce the tour to you and hand over the documents to you. Entering Tibet you feel as though you've entered an entirely different world. The traditional Tibetan culture, though heavily diluted recently by government-sponsored migrations of Han and Hui Chinese, remains strong. Tibet spans the worlds largest and, with average heights of over 4,000 m, also the world's highest plateau.

Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing

Lhasa, which means "Land of the Gods", is the heart of Tibet. Over 1,300 years old, it sits in a valley right next to the Lhasa River. Breakfast at hotel, In the morning, you will visit the holist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery,  the Johkang Temple, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D, and its famous Barkor Kora, where you can buy or appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition Tibetan clothes etc. you will have chance to get close to appreciate how the artists draw Thangkas at the Thakangka workroom at Barkor. In the afternoon, after having lunch and a break in your hotel, you will visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive is that Monks debiting is held there in the courtyard at around 5-6:30 in the afternoon section most of the time.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast we will visit the famous Potala palace and explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, you will experience its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala etc. The rest of today is your free time, you can travel around the city by yourself or get into the roadside Tibetan souvenir workshops to pick up your favourite stuff or you join in one of our two free activities to enjoy the time, one is free Tibetan afternoon tea in local tea house and visiting Dikey Orphanage nearby, the another is visiting the Tibet Museum.

Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa - Namtso Lake ( 220km / 4 Hours)

After early breakfast at hotel, later, around 08:00 am we leave Lhasa to Namtso Lake. Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges appear in front of you all the way. In summer (May to August), the sheepherders and their family move to grassland and set up their tents, you could see green grassland, groups of sheep and yaks, nomad tents by the road. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake which is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relax trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic, the night sky is so clean 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. Namtso Lake is actually the lake in the sky; it is about 5000 m high lies on the highest plateau in the world.

Overnight stay at Lake Shore Tent Guest House.

Day 5: Namtso - Yangpachen hotspring - Lhasa ( 220km / 4 Hours)

Breakfast at hotel and enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional, hot spring fee does not included in price) on the way back to Lhasa.

Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 6: Lhasa - Gyantse – Shigatse (280 km / 05 Hours)

Morning post breakfast at hotel and proceed to Gyantse, Passing by the Green Farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdro-tso lakes, Karo-la glacier roadside at 4960 m, we move westwards to the second biggest city Shigatse, the Area spiritually hosted by Pamchan Lama. The most important attraction for today is Yamdro-tso Lake and Kubum monastery in Gyantse. From the top of the pass kangpa-la at 4700 m high in clear weather, you can see the fabulous shade of deep turquoise, Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in colour. Kubum monastery has a 35 m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. Then drive 85 km to Shigatse.

Overnight stay at hotel in Shigatse.

Day 7: Shigatse - Lhasa

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

Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 8: Lhasa Departure

Morning at leisure, Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight to your onward journey.

Here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:   

  1. Accommodation Double Room Hotels Chosen by Guest (As Per Availability)
  2. Daily Breakfast At The Hotel
  3. Transportation In An Air –Conditioned Vehicle With Driver Assistance Of Our Local Offices During Arrival & Departure.
  4. 01 Mineral Water Bottle Per Person per Day.
  5. Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  6. All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  7. Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  1. Domestic Flights & Airport Departure Tax From India (This Is Generally Included In Your Ticket)
  2. Visa Fees For India: Compulsory ; To Be Obtained From The Indian Consulate Of Your Country Of Residence ; Passport Valid 6 Months After Return Date)
  3. Any Meals Except Mentioned In The Column Prices Includes.
  4. Any Expenses Of Personal Nature Such As Tips Beverages, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Photography, Entrances And Video Fees, Etc.
  5. Any New Taxes / Fees Imposed By The Government

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