Tour Code:XZP-CTT-4 Duration: 5Days / 4Nights Type of Tour:SIC Tour Group Size: 2 - 15people Season: All year around available. Four seasons Difficulty level: Moderate or mild Tour route: Lhasa Tour Grading:Moderate Highlights: Visit Lhasa city famouse attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka / Summer Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Besides two full day sightseeing of the highlights in Lhasa city, you will also visit the most beautiful holy lake - Namtso, nomad family visit arranged as a unique experience of locals' life style.
Day and day itinerary
Day01:Lhasa Place & Transport：Lhasa & Flight Today's Activities:Arrive at Lhasa airport, meet your guide and driver, and then transfer to Lhasa city. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yearlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet with highest elevation in the world).After check in hotel, the rest time is free for relax and Acclimatize to the High Altitude.
Day02:Potala Palace-Jokhang -Barkhor Street Place & Transport:Potala Palace & Full auto Today's Activities:Today’s highlights are Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace:This ancient architectural complex is considered a model of Tibetan architecture. Located on the Red Hill in Lhasa. The stone-and-wood-structured Potala Palace consists of the White Palace and Red Palace. The White Palace, comprising halls, temples and courtyards, serves as the living quarters of the Dalai Lama. The Red Palace includes various chambers for worshipping Buddha and chambers housing the eight stupa that contain the remains of fifth through thirteenth Dalai Lama. All the stupas are covered with gold foil. The most magnificent stupa belongs to the fifth Dalai Lama. It is 14.85 meters tall and inlaid with pearl and jade. The palace also collected a large number of sculptures, murals, scripture and other valuable cultural relics.
Sera Monastery:it is at the foot of Tatipu Hill, located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. It is one of three famous monasteries in Lhasa along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. The Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism studies Buddhist doctrines using a step-by-step process. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. Debates are conducted by the lamas in the monastery every day beginning at 3.a.m. In a battle of words, they supplement their efforts by using a variety of gestures including clapping their hands, pushing their partners for an answer, or plucking their prayer beads to win the virtue of the Buddha. For a clear view of this unique event, an early arrival is recommended.
Day03:Drak Yerpa Place & Transport：Drak Yerpa & Full auto Today's Activities:Drak Yerpa is a place that has deep meanings in the Tibetan spiritual culture. There is a saying goes like this: "Lhasa is the shrine of Tibet, Drak Yerpa is the shrine of Lhasa. Not seeing Drak Yerpa in Lhasa is just like making a dress without the collar." The entrance to the Yerpa Valley is about 16 km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu River. From there, it is another 10 km to the famous ancient meditation caves.
Jokhang Temple: one of the spiritual center of Tibet,It lies at the center of the old Lhasa, Everyday pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple,Some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple.The temple keeps many invaluable cultural relics. The most famous and valuable one is the Sakyamuni statue aged 12, which is devout Tibetans by thousands of pilgrims day and night. After then, stroll around the around the temple is the Barkhor Street, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet.
Day04:Namtso Lake Place & Transport：Namtso Lake & Full auto Today's Activities:Namtso Lake is one of three most sacred lakes in Tibet, and it is about 500kms Day tour to Namtso Lake via Yangpachen hot-spring. You will have a chance to see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and pass the Nargen-la. Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, also the highest salt lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side. On the way back, have hot-spring at Yangbachen. Overnight in Lhasa. Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemnness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Platean. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake.' Namtso is famous for its high altitude (4720 meters (about 3 miles)), vast area (1961 square kilometers (about 757 square miles) and beautiful scenery. Being the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake, Namtso Lake is the biggest lake throughout Tibet. Meanwhile, it is the highest altitude saltwater lake in the world. The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Soul of every visitor who has ever been here seems to be cleansed by the pure lake water.
Day05:Your departure Place & Transport：on your way home & Flight Today's Activities:Today we finish our Tibet wonderful journey with a happy ending.
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Note: 1) Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and breakfast. The single supplement is from USD 27 to USD 248per person due to different seasons and hotel categories. 2) The difference of different tour categories just because of the different accommodations. The accommodation of Inexpensive class is guesthouse or hostel, and 3-star standard hotels for comfortable class, 4 star standard hotels for best available class, the accommodation of luxurious class will be 5 star standard hotel. 3)The listed prices do NOT include transportation cost to and from Lhasa. 4) To make your tour much easier, a free of charge transfer service from airport to Lhasa at 3:20 pm and Lhasa to airport at 12:00 pm. So in order not to miss it, please book your flight accordingly or have your flight ticket handled through our assistance. 5) If you have your own flight time that may not make it to match our free of charge service, an individual/separate transport with extra charge would be provided. 6) If you take the train to/ from Lhasa, an individual/ separate transport with extra charge would be provided.
1) 4 nights accommodations match different tour classes. 2) All transportation in Tibet between sightseeing places and free airport pick-up in high-season at 3:20 p.m. and drop off once at 12:00 p.m. 3) Breakfasts 3) An experienced local English speaking tour guide. 4) All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in above itinerary, including the fees for Mt.Everest Nature Preserve 5) All necessary permits, including TTB, Tibet Entry permit and PSB, Aliens' Travel permit.
1) China visa, All air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet. 2) Accommodation & Services of non-Tibet parts; 3) Lunch and dinner, your guide will assist you to find the local comfortalbe restaurants. 4) Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc. 5) Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)
Individual transport cost:
Cost per person per time Transfer between Lhasa and airport USD45 Transfer between Lhasa and train station USD20
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