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Tibet - Tibet Lhasa & Shigatse Tour (7 days)

Tibet Lhasa tour is the best way to know about  Tibetan living. You will learn the meaning of respect and love in these days. And you will also have a chance to observe and learn how ancient monuments are kept and should be kept for future generations as the Tibetans have preserved. Tibet has a unique culture largely based on the people’s strongly held religious beliefs. Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet is home to many interesting sites such as Potala Palace. Many local people live a traditional lifestyle close to Lhasa as it is possible to interact and to experience their daily life. Those venturing further into the countryside have the opportunity to see the unique landscape and all aspects of Tibetan life.This tour is the most popular trekking tour in Tibet. It will take you across two mountain passes, beautiful alpine lakes and local nomads. This is originally a trekking route that pilgrims use, so you will be able to see Tibetans praying on the way. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims to experience their devout hearts. You will trek to Samye Monastery then drive to Tesdang and visit the first palace of Tibet, Yumbulakang and Trundruk monastery.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Welcome to Lhasa airport. Upon arrival, our Tibet agent will welcome you at Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) and transfer you to the hotel by a private vehicle. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu River means "Place of the Gods". Rest for the remaining time as acclimatization is mandatory in this high altitude city to conclude your tour easily. Overnight in Lhasa.

After breakfast, we begin exploring Lhasa visiting the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, better known as Winter Palace and Summer palace, respectively. Built in the 17th century, Potala Palace provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. Norbulingka Palace houses what is considered to be the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Next, we visit the Tibet Traditional Hospital, which is the center for the treatment, training, research, and production of Tibetan medicine. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

After breakfast, we visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar. Drepung Monastery, which was built in the 14th century, is the world’s largest monastery and believed to have sheltered around 10,000 monks in the past, but as of now, there has been quite a declination resulting in only a few hundred. The history, culture, and religious beliefs of the Tibetan people are strongly concentrated and centered in this marvelous monastery. Sera Monastery is a preserved monastery of whitewashed walls and golden roofs. The main attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which is held from 3-5 pm every day apart from Sundays. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep-seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni when he was twelve-years-old. We further stroll through Barkhor Bazaar (market). With its open-air stalls, shops, and crowds of pilgrims, it is the nerve center of Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa hotel.

After breakfast, we begin today’s trip to Shigatse passing through the 5 km long wide Nimu valley along the Brahmaputra river. The valley contains the county seat and is the main agricultural area in the county. On reaching Shigatse, you have free time and go on strolling around the area or you can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

After breakfast, we will visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama, which was founded by Gendun Drup, the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447. The monastery is located on a hill at the center of Shigatse city, the second largest city in Tibet. The meaning of Tashi Lhunpo in Tibetan is "all fortunes and happiness are gathered here.”. After visiting the monastery, we start our drive to Gyantse. Overnight in Hotel.

After breakfast, we visit Palchoe monastery (also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse), Kumbum Pagoda Stupa (hailed as the "king of pagoda"), Phalkot Monastery and Gyantse Dzong, which is one of the best-preserved dzongs in Tibet. After sightseeing, we drive to Lhasa. On the way, we can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road as well as some excellent mountain vistas. Soon, we come across the Karo La Pass (5,045m) on the roadside with its beautiful glaciers including the Karo la glacier. We cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a brief stop to savor the beauty of the Yamdrok Tso Lake (Turquoise Lake), also known as Yamdrok Yumtso, one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252m). Overnight in Hotel.

Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

Includes

All airport pickups and drops.
Tibet Travel Permit, entrance fees.
Twin sharing accommodation in respective hotels in Full Board basis throughout the tour in Tibet.
Tours and transfers with English speaking guide.
All land transport in private jeeps.
All government royalties and taxes.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
Entrance fees at all heritage sites during sightseeing.


Excludes

Personal Expense, Additional Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind
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