7 Days Tibet Discovery Tour (Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse)

7 Days Tibet Discovery Tour (Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse)

Price per person from $1278

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
7 days & 6 night
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Service:
Private Tour Guide + Private Transfer Service
Features:
This is our "Golden Route" of Tibet tours. One trip to Lhasa just isn't enough, as you could only get a little taste of Tibet's majesty, charm and diversity. This "Golden Route" will show you the real highlights of Tibet travel

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

Welcome to Tibet! Your local guide will meet you upon your arrival in Gonggar airport and will escort you to Lhasa. On the 2-hour drive way, you'll enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River.

After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area and acclimatize yourself to this high altitude city at the top of the world.

 

 

Day 2 Lhasa (B,L)

The overwhelming Potala Palace is your first stop. As the symbol of Tibet, it was built in 641 AD and was the winter palace of Dalai Lama who is Tibet’s pope.Impressive Tibetan architecture, huge golden Buddha statues, red-robed lamas and devoted pilgrims all make it a must-visit.

In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek here from long distances to worship.Finally, walk the special circular pilgrimage route as local followers always do at Barkhor Street.

Potala Palace

Day 3 Lhasa (B, L)

After breakfast, you are driven to visit the Norbulingka Park, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama, and then come to Drepung Monastery, once the largest Monastery housing 10,000 monks in its heyday. Your tour ends at Sera Monastery, and the “Buddhism Scriptures Debating” in Sera is very famous. Enjoy the debate!

Drepung Monastery

Day 4 Lhasa – Gyantse (B, L)

Today you will be transferred from Lhasa to Gyantse (5.5-hour drive). En route, you’ll stop to see Yamdrok Lake, one of three most famous holy lakes in Tibet.
For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities”. The scenery of turquoise blue water in the lake with the reflection of surrounding snow-capped mountains is awesome.

Then another stop takes you to a Tibetan family where you can chat with common Tibetans and try some their self-made food.
After arrival in Gyantse, you will tour Palcho Monastery to admire fancy frescoes, statues and sculptures.

Palcho Monastery in Gyantse

Day 5 Gyantse – Shigatse (B,L)

After breakfast, you will be driven from Gyantse to Shigatse (1.5 hours). In Shigatse, you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery, the oldest and largest Gelugpa Monastery in Tibet. Here you will see a giant statue of Future Buddha, the largest one of its kind on earth, decorated with precious pearls, turquoises, corals and ambers.

Then proceed to a free market to experience the stylish local life.

Monks debating in Sera Monastery

Day 6 Shigatse – Lhasa (B,L,D)

Today you’ll be driven back to Lhasa (6 hours) along the legendary Yaluzangbu River, the mother river of Tibet. Along the journey, you will view fantastic landscape of the valley and snow mountain, and get the special feeling of traveling in the outback far from modern civilization.

After a rest in Lhasa, you’ll have a Tibetan-style farewell dinner in a typical restaurant, with Tibetan dances and songs.

Tibetan-style Dinner

Day 7Lhasa Departure (B)

Today will be free for you to be transferred to the airport in time for your flight.

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. 6 Nights hotel accommodation based on twin-sharing with breakfast;
  3. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  4. Personal local English-speaking tour guide;
  5. Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  6. Tibet Entry Permit;

Price Exclusions:

  1. International flight in China & domestic flight from Lhasa;
  2. China Visa Service;
  3. Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  4. Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  5. Personal expenses & service that is not mentioned.

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