8 days
Duration
4/10
Physicality
US$ 269.00
Single Supplement

Tibet Classic Travel is to journey through the area of central Tibet which include the most developed cities and regions, such as Lhasa, Tsetang, Shigatse and Gyantse.

Tibet Classic Travel begins from Tsetang, the city where the first Tibet capital was built. Exploring the valleys where the ancient Tibet king castle Yongbu Lakang is still remain, and the first monastery of Tibet, the Samye monastery . And then we will get to Gyantse, en route we will appreciate the breath-taking view of Yamdrok lake, which the one of the 4 holiest lake of Tibet.

After the visit to Gyantse city, we will reach Shigatse, the 2nd largest city of Lhasa, in which the seat of Panchan Lama’s palace the Tashilhunpo Monastery is located.

In the end of the tour, we will arrive at Lhasa, the political and economic center of Tibet, we will spend three days here to witness the giant change of the ancient city.

Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture dateDeparture date
2019 June20th
2019 July20th
2019 August20th
2019 September20th
2019 October20th
2019 November20th
2019 December20th
Arrive Tsetang, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Departure Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Activity Culture sightseeing
Group size

Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

INCLUDED
Licensed English-speaking guide
Tibet Travel Permits
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement
D1

Arrive in Tsetang

Arrive in Lhasa airport, meet your guide, and transfer you to Tsetang En route visit to Dranang monastery, Mindrolling monastery.

Overnight: Shannan Hotel | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

D2

Tsetang

Visit to Samye Monastery in the morning, and then return to Tsetang visit to Yongbu Lakang and Tandrue monastery

Overnight: Shannan Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D3

Tsetang to Gyantse

Departure in the morning to Yamdrok Lake, which is one of the 4 holiest lake of Tibet, then drive to descend from Gamba La pass, en route visit to Karola Glacier, drive to Gyantse.

Overnight: Gyantse Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D4

Gyantse to Shigartse

We will begin today with visit of Palcho Monastery and Gyantse kumbum in the morning, then drive to Shigatse , where we will visit to Tashilunpo monastery, the 2nd largest monastery in the central Tibet

Overnight: Tashi Choeta Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D5

Shigartse to Lhasa

In the morning, we will drive to take a visit of local Free-Market, then depart for Lhasa, the drive takes about 4-5 hours, after arrive in Lhasa, we will visit to Norbulingkar

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D6

Lhasa

We’ll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace , the winter palace of the Dalai Lama dominates the skyline of Lhassa atop the crest of Marpo Ri hill, the seventh-century Potala is considered Lhasa’s holiest destination for a pilgrimage. Going up the hill, a stone path leads to the 14-story, 1,000-room. Each day, thousands of pilgrims give the prayer wheels a clockwise spin as they make their way to the entrance.
The Jokhang Temple is the home of the statutes of the revered Buddha, Shakyamuni. While all Buddhist statues are adorned with colorful brocade, pearls, turquoise, coral, and silver, solid gold bowls of holy water rest before Shakyamuni as well as offerings of Yuan (money) and khatas (scarves) left by pilgrims.

Then after we will stroll around in the Barkhor street


Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D7

Lhasa

Visit Sera, Drepung, and Nechung monasteries.
Sera Monastery, one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gelug Pa, located at the foot of Hill Tatipu. It is as prestigious as Drepung and Ganden, which had a longer history. Sera in Tibetan means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it.
Drepung monastery once housed 10,000 monks and if we’re lucky, we’ll ease into a dark columned hall to see and hear the lilting, booming chanting of the sutras, or sit under a willow tree and watch the monks engage in theatrical debate.
Nechung Monastery the seat of Nechung, Tibet’s State Oracle. Major decisions of the state are made in consultation with the Nechung Oracle.

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D8

Lhasa departure

Your tour ends today, you will be driven to Lhasa airport for your departure

Overnigh | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Tibet Classic Travel
Tsetang county
samye chorten
Lhasa
yamdrok lake
drepung monastery

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