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6days Lhasa —Gyangze—Shigatse

 

天拉萨-江孜-日喀则外宾散客游

 

Tour Code:XZP-CTT-5

Duration: 6 days
Type of Tour: Seat-in coach Regular 

Tour Dates:Every Day

Group Size:2 - 15 people

Difficulty level: medium trekking tour

Tour route: LhasaDrak YerpaJokhang TempleGyantse

Palkhor monasteryShigatseLhasa

Tour Grading:Moderate

Highlights:

In this tour, we will explore the major monasteries and  sacred sites

under the guidance of our guide though overland  drives across spectacular

mountain ranges. Pilgrims from all over the country frequent the city Lhasa,

the political and religious center of Tibet. Together with them we visit Potala

Palace the holy land and landmark of Tibet, and Jokhang the holiest

monastery in Tibet. Then we will pass by the beautiful Yamdrok Lake and

cross over the Karo La (5.010 m) and Simi La before we reachGyantse    

and  Shigatse, where we visit the famous monasteries Pelkor and

Tashilunpo separately.

 

 

Day and day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Lhasa and check in hotel

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.

 

Day 02: Potala Palace—Sera Monastery. .(B)

Place & TransportLhasa city & Full auto

Today's Activities:  Today’s highlights is 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.

Sera Monastery:it is at the foot of Tatipu Hill, located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa.

 

Day 03:All day viewing .(B)

Place & TransportDrak YerpaJokhang Temple & 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.

 

Day 04: Gyantse.(B)

Place & Transport:GyantsePalkhor monasteryShigatse & Full auto

Today's Activities: On the way to Gyantse, we will pass and enjoy one of the most sacred lakes in Tibet, called Yamdroktso Lake, For Tibetans, means the Turquoise Lake, as it is known for its beautiful color, is a non-renewable water source, and it serves as a habitat for many animals, such as the rare Black-Necked Cranes. Also can have an overlook of the Karola Glacier sometimes. After about 4hrs driving, we will arrive Gyantse town and visit Palkhor monastery, it located in Gyantse and founded jointly by Kedup Je of the Gelugpa Sect and Rabten Kunsang of the Sakyapa Sect in 1418, the Phalkor Monastery has a special influence over Tibet's Buddhism owing to its unification of three different sects, the Gelugpa, the Sakyapa and Bhuton Sects, in a single monastery. Later this afternoon, we will arrive in Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

 

Day 05:Tashilumpo monastery.(B)

Place & Transport:ShigatseLhasa & Full auto

Today's Activities: Tashilumpo monastery:The traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas, the second highest ranking tulku lineage in the Gelugpa tibetan buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama.Located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory". The Tashilumpo monastery remains popular among the tibetans, as they carry on coming here on pilgrimage. It houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas, beautiful chortens decorated with gold and precious stones, as well as a Maitreya Bouddha statue 26 meters high. Later, take different way of Day 04 and drive back to Lhasa .

 

Day 06:See you off. (B)

Place & Transport:On the way to your next destination & Flight

Today's Activities: Finish your wonderful Tibet journey with a happy ending.

 

Quotations:

 
Departures Inexpensive Comfortable class Best available Luxurious
November to next April 15th
RMB¥ 2965
RMB¥3165
RMB¥3665
RMB¥4765
April 16th to Jun 15th
RMB¥2965
RMB¥3165
RMB¥3665
RMB¥4765
Jun 16th to July 15th;
September 1st to October 31st
RMB¥3323
RMB¥3623
RMB¥4098
RMB¥5138
July 16th to August 31st
RMB¥3798
RMB¥4198
RMB¥4898
RMB¥5978

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Note:

1) Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and breakfast. The single supplement is from USD 34 to USD 310per 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.

7) One or two days shorter or longer available, just tell your travel advisor and get the price accordingly.

Price Includes:

1) 5 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.

Price Excludes:

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:

 

                   2011 Seat-in coach Regular  Tibet's tour