Tibet Tour (Fly in Fly out)

8 Days
Tibet
2
Moderate
  • Trip Code: Tibet Tour (Fly in Fly out)
  • Trip Type: Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 4650m
  • Travel Mode: Coaches/Air

Lhasa -Tsedang-Gyantse-Shigatse tour package is the “Golden Route” of Tibet tours. If you stay in Lhasa, you can only get a little taste of Tibet’s majesty, charm and diversity.
The “Golden Route” will show you most of the real highlights of Tibet travel. The unique overland landscapes, the snow-covered mountains, plateau lakes and different monasteries and the chance to get close to the real people of Tibet.

Overview
Trip Code Tibet Tour (Fly in Fly out)
Trip Duration 8 Days
Trip Type Tour
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 4650m
Trip Start Lhasa
Trip End Lhasa
Best Season April-Nov
Transportaion Coaches/Air
Meals Bed and Breakfast
Acommodation Lodges/Hotels
Itinerary

Arrive in Lhasa (Gonggar) airport and be greeted by our airport representative who will escort you to the hotel with 1.5 hrs drive. The rest of day is leisured, acclimatized yourself to high altitude. Dinner & overnight stay at hotel

After breakfast, we go for guided sightseeing that includes Potala Palace. This massive 13-soreyed building used to be the highest building prior to the early period of last century, used to be the former winter abode for the Dalai Lamas. It looks incredibly magnificent from a distance and could be viewed from various places around the town. As the nation’s supreme relic, the palace dates back to 7th century A.D. In the afternoon we visit Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Sakya Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The “Buddhism Scriptures Debating” in Sera is worth observing.

After breakfast we go for guided sightseeing that includes Jokhang Temple. Jokhang, the most sacred temple in Tibet, refers to “Buddha’s House” in Tibetan language because the main statue enshrined is said to be made by Buddha Sakyamuni himself in his lifetime. Jokhang Temple is the convergence of Tibet’s Spiritual and secular life, like Mecca for the Muslims, here you can see all the tribes from Tibetan plateau. The surrounding market is called Barkhor, one of the most important religious paths, which also assembles people for shopping. In the afternoon we visit of Norbulingkha, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

We will drive along the Tsangpo river to visit the fantastic Samye monastery, believed to be Tibet’s first monastery, built between 775 and 779 A.D. The original building is no longer intact due to destruction caused by wars and natural disasters, but the monastery has been rebuilt each time and still remains the symbol of Tibet’s national identity. Its main building is a three-story tower with an interior influenced by Tibetan, Han and Indian styles. In the afternoon we visit Yumbulakhang palace- the first building of Tibet as the palace for the first Tibetan king.

After breakfast we leave for Gyanste, after about 3 1/2 hours’ driving, climbing over the snow pass of Kambala(4790m), have a overlooking the Yangdrok lake at top of the KambabaLa pass, the view of the lake and the snow peaks afar are marvelous and impressive. After coming down from the mountain, we continue our drive along the lakeside, stop for after about 90km, in the late afternoon, arriving in Gyangtse, visit Perkhor Chode monastery in the sunset time.

After breakfast, we leave the small town of Gyantse to Shigatse, the second larger city in Tibet and the capital of Tsang, lying 354 km west of Lhasa at an altitude of 3,810 m/12,570 ft, visit to the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery, home of Tibet’s Panchen Lama, a sprawling complex with a gigantic Maitreya (Future Buddha) statue. Various temples contain ornate reliquary chortens. Visit Shigatse’s outdoor market for some real treasures.

This day is an easy journey, driving along the Yarlung Zsangpo River back to Lhasa. On the way stop at a small village side the road to visit the Tibetan handmade incense mill and workshop.

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to airport for onward flight to Kathmandu/ other destinations.

Service Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost Include:

» Accommodation as per program on bed and breakfast basis
» Transportation by 1 unit land cruiser/Van/Coaches
» All necessary permits
» 1 English-speaking Tibetan guide
» Entrance fee including Potala, Jorkhang, Yamdrok, Pelkor Chode& Kumbuk, Tashilunpo
» Airpot pick up and drop

 

Trip Cost Exclude:
» Airfares and airport tax
» China visa
» Lunch and dinner not mentioned above
» Tips, drinks and expense due to nature
» Tibet Visa fee
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