Tibet Experience Tour

6 Days: Lhasa l Yamdrok Lake l Gyantse l Shigatse l Lhasa

Take a tour of Tibet to discover the rooftop of the world, located in the high plateaus of Himalaya ranges. On this 6 day tour enjoy a lifetime experience from visiting the architectural wonder of Potala Palace in Lhasa to the stunning turquoise Yamdrok Lake, continue to the 2nd largest city of Gyantase, wander through remarkable monasteries as you meet heart-warming Tibetan people and learn thriving Tibetan culture.

Day1 Arrive Lhasa

Lhasa is the spiritual heart and captial city of Tibet. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of day is free to relax and acclimate to the high altitude. (B)

Day 2 Potala Palace

Visit Tibet's holiest shrine of Jokhang Temple to see a solid gold enlightened Buddha and feel the electric atomsphere, immerse yourself into Tibetan culture while wandering through the bustling Barkor Circuit. Afternoon tour of the architectural wonder of Potala Palace, towering 13 stories high and contains thousands of rooms. Enjoy a Tibetan dinner. (B/D)

Day 3 Lhasa

Explore the former Dalai Lamas’ Summer Palace - Norbulingka Park and 15th century Drepung Monastery. Visit the impressive Sera to observe student monks debating with their masters. Leisurly walk around the Tibetan Quarter. (B)

Day 4 Yamdrok Lake

Today you will see the unique natural sceneary and wildness of high plateau and mountains while drive to Tibet’s holy Yamdrok Lake – a sparkling turquoise lake flanked by snow-capped peaks, see local nomad camps, herds of yaks and sheep and beautiful mountainous scenery along the way. En route visit a local family to share a steaming cup of yak butter tea. Upon arrival Gyantse, enjoy a panoramic view of city from the top of Gyantse Fortress perched high above the town of Gyantse on a huge spur of grey brown rock. Explore the Kumbum Pagoda housing ancient murals, Buddha images and beautiful paintings. (B/D)

Day 5 Shigatse

Watch the sunrise at Palchoe Monastery, climb to kumbum, overlook the delightful view of Gyantse City and enjoy the surrounding scenery before drive to Shigatse - the seat of the Panchen Lama and second largest city in Tibet. Visit the Tashihunpo Monastery, explore its traditional Tibetan monastic style halls, chapels and other structures connected by precipitous steps and narrow cobblestone alleys. The interplay between Tashilumpo’s golden roofs and its white, red and black exterior walls creates a striking composition. Wander through the city’s thriving Old Quarter before returning to Lhasa.(B)

Day 6 Depart Lhasa

Spend your leisure time before transfer to the airport. (B)
Departures daily

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Trip Grading: Moderate

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility. A fair amount of walking is expected.

Pricing

* Price from price from $1569p.p.

Inclusions

Private English speaking guide
5 nights 3*- 4* hotel accommodation
Listed meals: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
All transfers in A/C vehicle
Arrival/departure meeting and assistance
Sightseeing and associated entrance fees
Tibet Permit

Exclusions

International Airfares
Travel insurance
Chinese Visa
Personal expenses
Gratuity & tips
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